CushCore's New Tire Lever Has a Lifetime Warranty

Apr 27, 2020 at 13:52
by Dan Hallada  


PRESS RELEASE: CushCore

The Ultimate Tire Lever

Tire levers are perhaps one of the most used tools in anyone's garage, but they have looked pretty much the same for years. Our CushCore Bead Dropper reconsiders the design of a standard tire lever by improving its ergonomics and usability with a large, rubberized handle, thumb flange, and stout lever section. These adjustments make the Bead Dropper easier and more comfortable to use.









Features:

• Rubberized ergonomic handle-
The most comfortable tire lever you’ll ever use

• Unique “thumb flange” -
makes it easy to apply pressure to the tire bead

• Sturdy, durable plastic lever strong enough for DH tires, yet won’t scratch your rims

• Lifetime warranty

Retail Price: $19.95 USD
Order Now





A Welcome Toolbox Addition

The Bead Dropper tire tool significantly helps in removal and installation of CushCore tire inserts. Especially the critical step of dropping the bead into the rim channel. Watch the video below






162 Comments

  • 268 6
 it looks like a sex toy
  • 151 2
 Buy a sex toy, get a free tire lever
  • 122 2
 being able to shove it in ur bum means u won't lose it.
  • 19 2
 man, someones not going to be able to sit down for a week....
  • 16 277
flag fullfacemike (Apr 27, 2020 at 14:15) (Below Threshold)
 Hey, look! An opportunity to be childish.
  • 5 1
 LOL
  • 25 2
 "Tire lever"
  • 23 1
 @savagelake: which end goes up yer bum?
  • 8 6
 @Sbalaji5:
Better still.....buy a tire lever, get a free sex toy
  • 8 0
 Meant to be combined with Selle Italia's X-LR saddle for 'seamless' integration of man and machine. Turns out that saddle isn't just to keep your pond beaver dry... www.pinkbike.com/news/7-new-saddles-from-fabric-selle-italia-ergon-sdg-and-pro-pond-beaver-2020.html
Also, that 'thumb flange", haha! They even included the double quotes themselves.
  • 19 1
 @enis: came for the sex toy comments and Im leaving pleased.
  • 77 1
 everything is a sex toy if you're brave enough
  • 69 0
 @conoat: Like Grandma used to say, the difference between a good time and a good meal is where you put the cucumber.
  • 3 1
 Paige, no!
  • 3 0
 @conoat: truer words have never been spoken before lol
  • 4 0
 @Brett198: Classic line! :-)
  • 2 1
 oops
  • 39 1
 First person to change a tire with their butt gets a sneak peak at the Grim Donut review @mikelevy?
  • 9 0
 @conoat: And every pizza is a personal pan pizza if you believe in yourself
  • 3 0
 Brazzer approved.
  • 4 0
 @savagelake: Oneup got one upped
  • 5 0
 @savagelake: Move over OneUp. OneIn in da house.
  • 1 1
 Here we go again!!
  • 3 1
 @plyawn: It's a bum horn...for saddle insertion...
  • 9 0
 @pmhobson: Ha! Reminds me of a childhood buddy of my younger bro's, when he was picking up a "To go" pizza, they asked him if he wanted it cut into six slices or eight? He promptly replied "you better just cut it in six, I don't think I can eat eight slices"
  • 6 4
 @fullfacemike: welcome to 2020 bud. say a girl is attractive and people lose their minds. but a whole thread all about sticking tyre levers in your ass?.... go straight to the top and bonus props for all!

congratulations though, thats a spectacular amount of downvotes. you must've really hit the nerve lol.
  • 2 0
 @GT-CORRADO: you mean like this chick? youtu.be/Fkqg6HE888A (this actually gets kinda tense towards the end)
  • 4 0
 also available in flesh tone with and without veins.
  • 1 1
 Multitasking at its finest
  • 3 1
 Enduro Stealth brown please
  • 2 1
 @savagelake: That's called an EDC
  • 2 1
 @savagelake: Is this what they mean by "Full enduro"?
  • 2 2
 Insert "Tyre lever" and...Dick Pound.
  • 2 1
 @plyawn: The LBS has a whole different meaning with the guy wearing the gloves...
  • 1 1
 @fullfacemike: ur a party pooper
  • 1 1
 @plyawn: you shouls ask @fullfacemike:
  • 2 1
 and guaranteed not to scratch your rim
  • 1 1
 @GT-CORRADO: lol I don't know when I'm gonna be able to use this one, but I'm gonna hold on to it in case the opportunity presents itself
  • 1 1
 Is it a 'lever' or is it a 'leave it in 'er?'
  • 1 0
 @fullfacemike: do you even know what pink bike is?
  • 1 0
 The black latex gloves complete the image!
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: mate both felt pretty uncomfortable even using a LOT of lube. Think they are meant to go in sideways though. Will give it a try and update you later with result.
  • 1 0
 Do they recommend Triflow or Squirt lube?

.....Asking for a friend.
  • 73 1
 They should have named it the TushCore
  • 6 1
 Fanny comment!
  • 2 1
 I didn't even want to upvote with 69 props!
  • 63 1
 Sorry, but Specialized already has the patent, new SQUAT™ TECHNOLOGY
Why wear a tire lever if you don't have to? For years, this was a question that nagged at us, and ultimately, it prompted us to reinvent the way we looked at storage, both on the bike and in the body.
  • 42 3
 My ex girlfriend had a lot of those
  • 98 0
 Oh we all know.
  • 37 2
 Pedro's levers are unbeatable. They cost like 3 bucks and they work like a lever.
  • 7 0
 They’ll also send you out a new set if you break em under normal use conditions.
  • 9 1
 Pedro's levers ftw everytime Smile
  • 29 2
 @parkourfan: does normal conditions include anal insertion? I doubt it. They have missed the obvious gap in the market.
  • 3 1
 Not just are Pedro’s the best, but if you ever break one..snap a photo and send it to support and they reply quickly with a replacement...no need to spend so much on a “hype” product when a company like Pedro’s already made a superior product.
  • 4 1
 Really? I've snapped the ends off enough Pedro's levers to never want to use them again... didn't know they would replace them.
  • 2 0
 @matt5311:
Sounds like you know a lot about that gap...

@thustlewhumber
Used enough they’ll break. Everyone at my shop used em, we’d throw the snapped ones in a bowl and claim a variety pack from pedros. They were always super easy to deal with.
  • 1 0
 @matt5311: Huh Huh- You said “gap”.
  • 1 0
 I got some Milk Levers free with Mountain Biking UK many years ago. Probably early 90s. Still going strong!
  • 1 0
 I broke mine installing my DH tires with inserts. They work great for trail casing. I have to use park tool metal levers but they scratch the rims. even with the plastic coating.
  • 3 0
 @ThunderChunk: I've done plenty of dh tires with cushcore on Pedros. The key is small bites and lubrication like most things in life.
  • 1 0
 @topherdagopher: I forgot to mention I have raceface atlas wheels which have an asymmetric rim design. They are an absolute nightmare to install tires. even without inserts. I have installed the same tires and inserts on my enduro bike which have a carbon wheelset. I did it with the cheap $3 generic levers.
  • 1 0
 @Thustlewhumber: If you still have them, shoot a photo to the support email and they'll get back to you I am sure.
  • 1 0
 @abueno: I don't have them anymore but I'm keep that in mind if I buy them again. Thanks
  • 1 0
 Yeah butt could you hold it with your bum and change a tire with them?
  • 27 1
 Ever wanted to change a tire with your butt? Well, me neither, but always good to have options I guess.
  • 16 0
 For price they charge for pair of Cushcore this should come free in the box
  • 12 0
 “Hi, we’re Cushcore and we make putting on a tire a huge pain in the ass so we invented a tire lever that’ll make your forearms and fingers not catch on fire every time you use our products.”

I will be buying this sex toy for my bike.
  • 9 0
 I just did Cush Core for the second time and it was much easier this time. Given that both times were with wire bead DH tires, I would have spent the 40$ on these for the extra leverage. The Park metal core tire levers I got work ok, but these look way better. I found the trick is just following the part of their video where they say to use soapy water and push the bead into the middle of the rim. One extra thing I did was use zip ties to "hold" my progress as I went so when I was getting the last of the bead over the lip of the rim, the zip tie would hold the bead that was already in the rim from rolling out.
  • 6 0
 you get better at it over time, especially if you are diligent about soapy water and dropping the bead all the way in. my local hill shreds dh casing tires at an alarming rate so I'm getting a ton of practice and its not so bad now. still way more difficult than without cushcore, but I guess my willingness to go through with it is a testament to the performance of the product.
  • 7 0
 Voile straps work even better than zip ties. For any difficult tire install.
  • 2 0
 I use the zip tie method too but the video shows putting on the cush core first. I found if you seat half the tire then add cushcore with the zip ties is goes much smoother
  • 1 0
 @eoisaacs: Damn, Voile straps are a good call. Still only takes me 20 mins or so to mount cushcore + tire on a rim, but that could help.
  • 5 0
 I know Pinkbike comments get pretty feral on overpriced peddled wares which have huge logos and mediocre quality. I think rightfully so in many cases, but this seems like a good deal.

If $20 gives you back a couple dozen hours over your lifetime, and skin staying on your knuckles, seems like pretty good value to me. I don't have CushCore yet, but this seems like it'd be worth picking up from what I've heard, and using on all the bikes regardless of whether they're 'core'd.
  • 7 0
 Awesome...taking the tire off with cush core - DH tires especially - has been a huge bitch.
  • 4 0
 Let em sit in the sun for a few hours first, assuming its warm out.
  • 4 0
 Cushcore: 'Our tyre inserts are easy to install and not difficult to work with'

Also Cushcore: 'Here's a special product we created to fix what we also say isn't a problem. That'll be 20 bucks please.'

No thanks, I'll stick with Rimpact!
  • 1 0
 I used a big wooded kitchen spoon to centre the bead then some decent cheapo levers to finish and...voila!! Under budget!!
  • 7 5
 I mean... I dunno.

I get it. I just renewed the sealant in my and my wife's bikes and my thumbs were pretty raw and my hands pretty tired after doing 8 wheels.

And this does look pretty great.

And I LOVES me a new tool.

But a $20 lever?

Can they throw in the second one free?
  • 3 1
 Order now a we'll double the offer!!
  • 32 1
 You've clearly never installed Cushcore...
  • 10 0
 Do you or your wife have cushcore?? Breaking the bead on a tire that has been installed w/ cushcore for several months can be very difficult, and very hard on levers. For $20 w/ a lifetime warranty, count me in!
  • 2 0
 A plain tire rim combo is a walk in the park compared to a tire, rim, and Cush Core. These aren't just expensive tire levers for renewing tire sealant but specifically for using with Cush Core.
  • 1 0
 @Ride406orDie: Just pay a separate fee!
  • 3 0
 if you're popping wire bead DH tyres on tubeless wheels..you''ll understand the need for this.

cushcore is much worse than a wire bead, especially if you aren't installing them all the time (e.g. shop mech).

Lifetime warranty and a very useful tool, worth every $ IMO...
  • 5 0
 Why didnt you just pull the valve cores and shoot it through the valves?
  • 5 0
 @LA-Law Why would you need to break the bead to put sealant in the tire? I just remove the core from the valve and add sealant!

I may buy this tool for it's dual purpose. The bikepackers dream tool.........
  • 2 0
 you don't need two levers though.
  • 2 0
 @rivercitycycles: perhaps he wanted to remove the old sealant before adding more?
  • 6 0
 This is a solution to a problem they created.
  • 3 1
 I have been a huge fan of my Cush core set ups, but lately i'v had issues with stretching the bead on brand new Maxxis tires, giving the tire a wobble so bad I have had to through out the tire. Also 12+ broken tire leavers over the years and puncture holes through a few new rims trying to get the bead on with lots of soap.
Love the product but the inserts have now cost me more damage and money than saved me so I'm done with them, not worth the destructive install hassle.
  • 2 6
flag truehipster (Apr 27, 2020 at 20:30) (Below Threshold)
 Should never use a tire lever to install a tire. . . .It ruins it! Install it by hand and yes with cushcore!
  • 1 1
 Switch to Nukeproof ARD. You won't be sorry.
  • 2 0
 @truehipster: typed like a true hipster
  • 3 0
 Park Tool TL-5. Works great, and I've never been tempted to stick them anywhere near my ass. Just don't go gorilla strength with them on your aluminum rims. Or anyone's ass.
  • 10 5
 A Cushcore butt plug? I'll take one for the wife
  • 37 0
 Funny, she was thinking the same thing about you!
  • 31 0
 "For the wife "


Sure.
  • 4 0
 As we’ve been trained to ask by the bike manufacturers: exactly how long is a “lifetime?”
  • 2 0
 i literally got tendonitis from installing a set of cushcore on carbon rims with dh casing assegai's. had I known you guys were coming out with a butt plug to help me get my assegai's on easier, I would've waited.
  • 1 0
 Hmm... produced video piece orchestrated to look good. OK, fair enough. But would like to see it demonstrated on the typical setup that most of us have which is tighter than a (insert inappropriate noun here) Also, who breaks a bead like that? I'd have to put all my weight into it, then when it gave way I'd likely mash my hand into the rim.
  • 3 3
 There are already other levers bigger than that, but they are not always a good solution. The problem is that too much force against a tyre side can damage it. Especially with maxxis tyres, you can destroy some of the fibres of the flanks when applying too much force, and then you will soon have a big problem with your tyre. Maybe you won't notice it at the beggining, but when you have unbalanced tyres, too much burps, or even you cannot tubelize it anymore, then you know what was the origin of the problem
  • 3 1
 The force they are talking about to get the bead in the middle of the rim is no where near the force you are describing.
  • 1 1
 Yup. Or damaging your rim.
  • 1 0
 i literally bent the steel bead on some dh tires, and then promptly realized it was hopeless and bought some folding tires.

funny how they told everyone for years that it didn't take any effort, and it you needed was soapy water and an industrial size garbage can. now, you need a butt plug and soapy water to "slip it in".
  • 2 0
 The "Order Now" link is borked, links to "http://%20https//www.cushcore.com/product/bead%20dropper/" instead of "https://www.cushcore.com/product/bead-dropper/"

Smile
  • 1 0
 I've broke so many park tool levers (blue plastic ones) trying to take off tires when there is a tire insert in there (Nukeproof ARD) so I'd definitely be willing to invest in something higher quality if it won't break.
  • 1 1
 I broke 4 Pedro's levers installing cushcore and wasn't even able to finish both wheels. I gave up and went to motorcycle shop and bought one of the ones for dirt bikes and made life so much easier. I will say though that cushcore customer care is excellent. I emailed them that one of the valve stems was leaking air and they just replied back asking for my address and I got a shipping confirmation for a set of valves in less than hour. Didn't have to pay anything.
  • 2 0
 I used a moto tire lever once and I punched a hole through the top wall of my rim.... id be careful with that.....
  • 1 0
 That's great! Chain reaction is the same. I had a leaking stem on my ARD. All I asked for was a new valve stem. They sent me an entire set of ARD.
  • 3 0
 PB “ Tire levers are perhaps one of the most used tools in anyone's garage”
Me “No it isn’t, the hammer is”
  • 1 0
 The park tool steel core levers are better. For the same price you get 2, they have a STEEL core (unlike these) and they have the slim profile of traditional tire lever so you can actually fit them in your pack or frame bag.
  • 1 0
 I have a set of maxxis orange levers that are 12 years old now? Never lost them. Though i've never put them in the sex toy drawer.
  • 2 0
 If its Hard enough to do one job is it too hard to do the other?
Asking for a "friend"
  • 1 0
 Anyone who thinks that CushCore is the only thing that makes tire installs hard clearly never tried to mount and remove Schwalbr Super Gravity tires on a Enve M70 rim.
  • 1 0
 Before tire inserts and tubeless, when mountain bikers still had stiffer junk than sidewalls, this was a non-issue. Now? Not so much.
  • 2 0
 18 inch crowbar works great even with wire bead motocross stuff. 8 bucks at harbour freight, also makes a hell of a sex toy.
  • 1 1
 My new DD DHR is arriving tomorrow. I really want one of these, even with some practice getting new tires on is a fucking slog. Worth it tho.
  • 1 0
 Lifetime warranty or lifetime warranty... we all know there’sa massive difference
  • 1 1
 It's a plastic lever for 20$ that cost about nothing to make but has lifetime warranty that's good cause I'm sure I could break a lot of them
  • 1 0
 So the more you break the better the value for your money.
  • 2 0
 If this was April 1st, I'd not have believed it was real
  • 1 0
 I just rolled a bunch of hockey stick tape to the end of a Pedro's lever. Much more comfortable. But this looks much nicer.
  • 2 0
 Is that the xc or the plus lever?
  • 2 0
 Does it come with the black rubber gloves? Asking for a friend
  • 1 0
 Lost opportunity, Cushcore. That video should've been sountracked by Limp Bizkit...
  • 1 0
 For those who are asking themselves "But where do the batteries go??".....there are none, it's SOLARSmile
  • 1 0
 Prob should have included in the video actually using the tool to remove the tyre
  • 2 0
 Wife: Oh darling, you should'nt of ????

Me: I did'nt ????
  • 1 1
 Shouldn't have. Sorry.
  • 2 1
 I will snap one first try, I go through levers so quick
  • 2 0
 Challenge accepted
  • 4 5
 Don't use cush core or stans rims and you should have no issue with tyres going on or off. Been using pedro's levers for years without any issue.
  • 1 1
 Doctor: Can you please explain whats up?

Patient: I have a Cushcore... in my tush sore!
  • 1 1
 Cool, but I'm willing to bet we break one at the shop within a week of regular use.
  • 1 1
 You guys must be hard asses, or tight arses, Kidding they don't look like shop quality.
  • 8 8
 What does Dick Pound make of it?
  • 1 2
 The old dick pound rim flange hoe
  • 1 1
 Yeah.... that looks like a great tire lever design. And a butt plug.
  • 1 1
 wonder if this lever will warp maxxis beads still....
  • 1 1
 Looks like a butt plug, aka Power wands!! Hahaha
  • 1 1
 Well, this tells us all about Cushcore's R&D dept.
  • 1 1
 As somebody who breaks a couple tire levers a year I welcome this idea.
  • 1 1
 Amazing!
Now I just need to stop losing my tire levers Big Grin
  • 2 4
 A $20 tire lever. I have officially seen it all. I can buy a box of Park Tool levers that are proven a don't need a lifetime warranty.
  • 1 1
 Once you go black (and green)..
  • 1 1
 Too big for my... toolbox
  • 1 1
 for when you get REALLY lonely on those isolation rides...
  • 1 1
 Hats off to the engineering (marketing) team - A snake oil applicator.
  • 1 1
 defo help your paws using that.....
  • 1 1
 Hmm. Is it better than a Pedro's lever?
  • 1 1
 Work smarter, not harder.
  • 1 2
 I wonder how much it costs to make...50 cents...what a profit!!
  • 1 1
 And we all know that companies have no other costs besides raw materials.
  • 1 1
 @DrPete: What's your point?
  • 1 1
 @curendero: that “it costs 50 cents to make” is a gross oversimplification and neglects the costs of design, packaging, distributing, advertising, selling, and the employees who do all of that.
  • 1 1
 @DrPete: So what's your point? You going to buy one....
  • 1 1
 @curendero: I already said what the point is.
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: Are you a dentist....
  • 1 0
 @curendero: nope. Not that that has anything to to with your comment or why it’s wrong.
  • 1 4
 This thing has nothing on Dick Pound, let the pounding begin.
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