Stop reading and just buy them. They do exactly what they are advertised to do.
The construction of these tools looks to have had a lot of thought put into it. They are strong and light. I put a tremendous amount of force on them while dismounting my VStroms rear tire and at no time did I feel at risk from them slipping or breaking. The inner bead area on the tire wasn't so much as scratched and as the headline says, this was my first time ever working on my bike.
They were plenty long to get the leverage I needed to do the job, but not so long as to get in the way. Also the compact size of these will make it easy to store them on my bike for roadside emergencies.
I was really impressed how well the bead break function worked. I wrapped the spoon end with a rag to protect my hands and began working the tool. I chose spots about 4" apart on my rim and just continued to press a little, spot by spot, with a little Windex for lubes, until 1/3 of the way around the bead started slipping down in to the tire. Flipped the tire over and repeated the process.
The spoon part did well on gripping the bead and this is where a longer tool might have been an issue. I was able to get the end of tool lower than the bead because the tool was short enough to miss the hub.
I also strongly recommend the Motion Pro rim protectors. I used them as a part of this process and had I not, my powder coated mags would have chewed up pretty bed.
|商品尺寸||27.94 x 1.78 x 1.78 cm; 272.16 克|