Actually bought a pair of these today after wrestling with a new tire and maddeningly flimsly little blue plastic levers. I proclaim these to be the most fantastic brake levers ever. They will survive the apocalypse. They will remove or mount the most absurdly tight beads. They are the acme of tire lever design. Granted, they're about 8" long, solid steel, and not exactly practical to carry around with you, but damned if they don't rock.