Knowing how to change a dirt bike tire not only saves you money, but is also very useful if you have a flat on the trail. Less than half of my riding buddies think they can change a tire. But this is only because, like many people, they have never done it or think its too hard. On the other side of the equation, guys like myself that do their own tire changes are always looking for an easier way to perform the task. The hardest part for me is usually spooning on the last few inches of the tire and it seems to have the highest chance of pinching a tube. Therefore no matter what level tire changer you are, a tool to make tire changes easier is helpful for everyone.
The other day while searching for a longer tire tool to help with the dreaded last bite, I came across the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool. After watching their video and step by step tutorial which you can find HERE I figured this tool would not only help a rookie mount a tire, but also a seasoned veteran from pinching a tube on the last bite. So I decided to give it a try.
How It Worked
After changing a front tire I found out this tool does exactly what I wanted. Not only did it make mounting the tire easier, but the last few inches were just as easy as the rest of the tire. It made changing tires fun again. With this tool there was very little, if any, chance of pinching a tube or scratching your rims. As you can see from the video above it takes very little effort to use and is pretty self explanatory.
If your looking to save a little money, or want to learn how to change a tire the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool not only makes this process easier, but it also keeps you from pinching your tubes and scratching your rims. They currently make 25 mm, 17 mm, 15mm, and 20 mm adapters. What this means is almost all axle sizes are available. Although they do not recommend it, using a smaller size will work if you run across someone on the trial that needs a little help. To get one for yourself go to www.bajanopinch.com [More Info]
Easy to carry in hydration or fanny pack 1.8 LBS
Made in the U.S.A.
Minimal chance of pinching a tube
Powder coated for durability
Easy to break down
Tools To Make Tire Changing Easy
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*