Today we’re looking at the Easy Hand Bike Tool, which is something like a new-fangled tire lever, except that it has one purpose: to put your tires on your rims. The website made it look pretty cool, and I’ve dealt with my fair share of tight-fitting tires (a huge pain in the ass,) so I decided to order one.

easy hand tire lever

I’ll start out by saying that the tool is good quality, not too expensive, and tries to solve a common problem. However, in my experience, the tool was not as easy to use as the website suggests.

The company offers good customer service and fast shipping, but the product itself does not impress me too much. It looked good up until I tried to use it!

The EasyHand Bike Tool Video Review

The Problems With the Easy Hand Bike Tool

There are two big problems:

Problem #1 – It only works on tires sized 700×19-23C. If you are running 700×25 tires, this tool doesn’t work. You can see the gap in the tool is fairly small, and a wider tire just doesn’t fit up in there.

Problem #2 – It only works for tire installation. For tire removal, you still need regular tire levers. So if you are packing your seat bag, it’s kind of pointless to carry this around if you have to carry a set of regular tire levers anyway.

And something I need to clarify…

The three step process is harder than it looks. Here’s my detailed explanation:

Step 1: Place the V-notch of the tool on the back side of the rim (where the tire is already mounted.)

Step 2: Slip the tire up into the gap in the tool and lower the hook side down over the bead that needs mounted. The V-notch will come unseated, but you can place it back onto the rim once you have the other bead hooked in.

Step 3: Pry the bead onto the rim by pulling back on the Easy Hand. You have to exert a lot of pressure and there will be a loud snap when the bead gets seated.

Step 4: Wiggle the Easy Hand off of the tire. The tire will be mounted, but the Easy Hand’s hook is still stuck under the bead, so you need to wiggle that out. This is sometimes harder than getting the tire mounted in the first place!

My final verdict is…

The tool is only $7.95 shipped to the USA, so if you have an extremely hard time mounting tires, or if you like to have odd tools, check this out. It’s worth a shot. At the very least, it could be a conversation starter to keep lying around!

Just remember, you’ll still need regular tire levers for tire removal. So if you’re on a budget, get a set of regular tire levers and don’t bother with the Easy Hand.

Also, be sure to head over to BloomBikeShop.com to read the full review of this Easy Hand tool.

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Product Review Details
Company: Easy Hand
Product: Easy Hand Bike Tool
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2013-05-26
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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6 Comments
  1. The problem I see is that the tool will work only with 700 19-23.

  2. Yeah, that’s one of the big problems. Be sure to read the full review at BloomBikeShop.com, but I see this as more of a novelty than a real bike tool anyway.

  3. Nice I guess, but as Robert said, it’s for such a specific use I’m not sure it’s worth it.

  4. where can I buy a easy hand tyre remove tool

  5. where can i buy easy hand bike tool

    • @Noel

      You’d have to look for a used one on eBay. Their website (thebiketool.com) is offline.

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