Rehook Tyre Glider review – an interesting development which mostly succeeds but has a couple of flaws

An intriguing take on a workshop essential: the tyre lever

Rehook Tyre Glider
(Image credit: Paul Grele)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

At 21g it is roughly the weight of a single tyre lever and is pretty compact so that is good, and represents reasonable value for money. It has lasted my testing without any significant marking or any breakage. It certainly works well with a tight tyre. Will it replace my Pedros levers? No. However it is a great addition to my toolbox as the functions it does well, it does really well. For me, I found most impressive the way that it dealt with tight tyres and I really liked its stability once located. For the odd job a straight tyre lever is still superior, however.

Reasons to buy
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    Deals with a tight tyre well

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    Tool locates securely and stays so

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    Just need one!

Reasons to avoid
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    The 'L' shape of the tool can hinder awkward procedures

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The Rehook Glider Tyre Lever (note singular) came to our attention recently. We were intrigued whether the claims made about it would match in use - and how it'd stack up against the more traditional designs included in our guide to the best tyre levers.

It is made in the UK from a blue plastic (polypropylene?), weighs 21 grams and is roughly 78mm long and 40mm x 32mm (height x width). It has 2 modes for operation i.e. removing a tyre and then refitting it. Each mode uses a different part of the tool. 

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Over 40 years cycling in a variety of disciplines including road riding, commuting, a self-supported Land's End to John o' Groats trip, XC mountain biking and several Polaris Challenge two-day events. Adventure, escape and fun are the motivations for my riding. I also love bike and kit design and have fillet brazed a couple of framesets using Reynolds 853 steel tubing for myself. A very satisfying experience to ride your own bespoke bike!

Height: 180cm

Weight: 66kg