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.
2010 690 EnduroR
2013 500 Exc
20+ years, 100k+ miles, 15 state's, 5 Countries, 3 years on asphault looking for the checkered flag, 7 dirt trying to stay on my minute.