I bought 4 of these; VERY handy! The attached rope makes it easy to leave them attached, yet still tug on the rope to swing them into position.
I used it to pop the remaining half of the tire after we had spooned off the first half, just put one of these in front of the bead and pull on the rope!
I thought the plastic was going to break with how much effort it took to spoon the tire on, but even after using these, they showed NO marks from the spoons. Very impressed; highly recommended!
Wes - June 12, 2012
Worthless rim protectors
I used the tire iron and it tore right through these. You're better off with electrical tape.
Adrian - May 15, 2012
The rim protectors worked well. I just wished I would have bought four instead of only two.