There has to be a better way. And with its clever new Bead Pro Tire Bead Breaker Levers (part #08-0519; $79.99), Motion Pro (www.motionpro.com) has found it. Bead Pro consists of two 9 1/2-inch-long, 7075-T6 forged aluminum levers, one with a two-pronged forked end and the other with a sharply upturned end. To break a bead, you push the forked lever between the tire and the edge of the rim until you feel the end of the forks make contact with the rim's inner seat surface; when a tire is deflated, this is very easy to do. Next, insert the other lever between the first tool's forks with the upturned end facing upward; this, too, is easy, because the forked lever has already nudged the sidewall away from the edge of the rim. Once both levers are inserted, their handles will be angled apart in a narrow vee; you then just squeeze the handles together while pushing the pair downward. The squeezing forces their ends apart, which starts levering the tire bead away from the edge of the rim, and pushing them downward usually finishes the job, breaking the bead entirely.