Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer vs the Olmax Machine
Tire changes often conjure images of struggling, knuckle-busting endeavors, regular trips to the dealer, or astronomically expensive industrial machines you can’t just plonk in your garage.
Enter the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer, an all-around tire-changing tool catering to a wide range of motorcycle types.
When it comes to motorcycle tools, versatility is the name of the game - and the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer takes it to a whole new level. Don't just take our word for it: the video below offers a firsthand look at how this tool effortlessly handles a variety of tasks.
Thomas Hansen, an avid adventurer and content creator at TSHansen based in Norway, has recently set out to test out the Street Bike Tire Changer and compare it against his Olmax tire-changing machine.
“While my old tool has served me fairly well, I was intrigued by the things I read about Rabaconda online. I haven’t heard of Rabaconda before and, after some extensive digging and researching, I just couldn’t believe that changing tires could be as easy as they claimed. I wanted to find out for myself, so I ordered their Street Bike Tire Changer”, Thomas explains.
In his video, Thomas is changing the rear tire of his Yamaha Tenere 700. While the famed T7 is an adventure motorcycle, the Street Bike Tire Changer isn’t a one-trick pony: one of its standout features is adaptability. The Street Bike Tire Changer will work on street, cruiser, touring, sport, adventure, and even some dual sport motorcycles. In other words, it’s a tool that can serve your entire fleet of motorcycles.
“Since I’m using the Rabaconda tool for the first time, it’s clear there are a few quirks to figure out, but as you fine-tune your technique, it’ll become second nature. The setup is fast, the duck head is really easy to mount, and breaking the bead with the Street Bike Tire Changer is so much easier than on my old machine. The long lever is perfect: as you lean on it, breaking the bead takes no effort at all!”, Thomas comments.
Rabaconda vs Olmax
Even if you've never used it before, the Rabaconda can be assembled within minutes as showcased in Thomas’ video. This means less time fumbling with complicated instructions and more time doing what you love – riding.
In addition, breaking beads can be notoriously tricky, but the Street Bike Tire Changer takes the hassle away. Equipped with a powerful lever and great ergonomics, this tool is designed to handle even the toughest beads with minimal effort.
“When mounting the tire, it’s unbelievable just how easily the bead pops back on. I’m highly impressed with how well the Street Bike Tire Changer works; there’s no point in comparing it with my Olmax tire changer – the difference is night and day. The Rabaconda is a multi-tool that can easily break the bead with the ratchet system without you putting much effort or strain at all. When it comes to ease of use, comfort, and versatility, Rabaconda is truly impressive”, Thomas concludes.
In addition to versatility and smooth use, quality matters, too. The Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer boasts premium materials and construction, ensuring it can withstand the demands of regular use. Its sturdy frame and components are built to last, making it a worthy investment for any motorcycle enthusiast.
Whether you're a cruiser lover, a sportbike aficionado, an adventurer, or anything in between, this tool is designed to make your life easier.