WHAT IS IT? The Moose portable tire changer is a
simple and affordable way to make it easier to change
flats and put on new tires.
WHAT’S IT COST? $99.95.
CONTACT? www.mooseracing.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Moose portable tire changer.
(1) Assembly. When MXA received the Moose portable tire changer, it was in a very small box for how big
it would eventually become. When we opened the box,
we were surprised to find that all the pieces of the puzzle
were included—and most of the pieces were put together,
but they were backwards or upside down to make them
fit inside the box. Against our natural inclinations, we
were forced to read Moose’s detailed instructions. The
words and photos made the product easy to assemble.
( 2) Features. The Moose portable tire changer is
simple and practical. The legs have quick-release pins,
and the body has a quick-release T-bolt that allows it to
be disassembled for storage. There is even a container on
the stand to hold your tire irons and small parts. A
double-threaded rod can be for big- or small-axle diame-
ters. The Moose portable tire changer also comes with
a mini reducer wheel ring to set small wheels on, plus a
wingnut secures the wheel in place when working on it.
( 3) Adjustment. The Moose tire changer adjusts in
height from 26 to 36 inches to accommodate your
personal tire-changing technique.
( 4) Stability. The base of the stand is moderately
wide and provides adequate stability; however, it was
not wide enough that we didn’t have to step on a leg
to hold the changer in place. This is common with most
( 5) Performance. This is a basic tire-changing stand.
It makes changing tires easier, which is what you want
out of a tire-changing stand. One of the only issues we
had was that the threaded rod would slide up a little
when the wheel was tightened by the wingnut.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Three quibbles: (1) When
the wheel was tightened down, the center rod would
slide up. ( 2) A rubber-coated top ring would be a nice
touch. ( 3) We would like the legs to be wider for more
The Moose portable tire changer does
MOOSE PORTABLE TIRE CHANGER
everything right at a bargain price.
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