Originally Posted by kantuckid
I'm headed towards a set of "Stubby" brand tire tools & stop fooling with rim protectors. Copper to protect rims? Sure, makes for a good bearing surface but will mar paint! come on...
They are nice. I did break one on a Oregon backcountry ride where we didn't have lube other than water. Sometimes I do need a bit more leverage and use the long metal ones, but have had plastic rim savers since 95 for both street and dirt. All done on no mar, no scratches.