The Stubby Pro Tire Tool is a unique motorcycle tire changing tool that is revolutionizing the experience. No longer do you have to worry about scratching and damaging the rim. The Patented design also helps prevent pinched tubes. The special plastic material is easy to use and easy on your bike.
Sold in sets of 2.
Moto grip attached for a better grip.
Works great on all colored and non-colored aluminum wheels.
I've used these for a few years with great results. Work great on black KTM rims. Pretty durable overall. I broke one on a tough to mount Kenda dual sport tire. That was after about 20 tire changes with them. Checked Stubby website and they have a lifetime warranty. Called RM MC ATV and they sent me a new pair next day, no charge. Overall good product, great when they don't break, great warranty and customer service by Rocky. I continue to use these on all my tire changes.
This product makes changing tires more difficult. My hope was that they would be stronger and allow more force for leverage. However, with dirt bike tires on machines ranging from 50cc up to 450cc, they are just too thick. It is incredibly difficult to get into the broken bead because of their burley size. I believe these would likely work very well on ATV tires, or other wide tires. For narrow dirt bike tires, they were a waste of my money. I went back to regular tire spoons which proved to be much effective for my needs.
These aren't revolutionary, by any means. They're OK. Too big or bulky to take on the trail, even if you get the version without the grips. The tips are fragile. I haven't broken mine yet, but I can see how it would be easy to do. These are probably better if you sharpened them to a point and used them to stab wild animals that attack you while you try to spoon your tire back on with a dull rock.
The tools work great for not scratching your colored wheels but sure dont last long. Ive owned two sets now and both made it about 4 tire changes before the tips started breaking off. I'll be going to metal irons now and the slip on rubber rim protectors.
Best tire tools out there for a couple reasons. 1) because they can possibly break, it forces you to do the tire properly, which in the end is easier. 2) no worry at all about scratching anything. I never use anything but these.
These are great, in theory. They don't scratch your rim, but they broke after about 4 or 5 tire changes, which in AZ means about 2 months. I was able to put them on the grinding wheel and grind it out so I can use it sort of, but I will not be buying any more. They are too weak to put a stiff Dual sport tire on. If your taking off an old tire where the side wall is soft, they they work great. Also, because they are so short, you can not get much leverage with them. I will be buying a set of irons next time.
Just broke one today... My set is a year old and I could tell that they were weekening. They were starting to flex a lot more when stressed.
I love the fact that they are gentle on my black KTM rims, but they are kind of fat, and there are occasions where you end up overstressing them or simply using a metal tire iron. In today's case, I obviously should have gone with the metal...
In general, I think they're a good tool, and I'll probably end up buying a new set.
The three stars is based on the balance between cost and longevity...
This is a great item to have if you have colored rims and don't want to scratch them. I use my stubby tool all the time in my tires and couldn't be happier! I did have two break on me but I got two more within a few days. After I had those two break I have not had a single problem. Awesome tool and would highly recommend
This product alters the very nature of tire changing. What used to be an hour struggle is now a 15 minute accomplishment. A little pricey, but I made my money back in time on the first tire change. It's amazing what a difference the right tool can make, and this is the right tool. When changing a tire, this is to regular tire irons what a socket wrench is to a set of pliers (when removing or installing a bolt).
If you follow the instructions, these tools work great on full sized rims. On my 50cc, they don't work very good because the are designed for larger tires.
<br>I have never used irons before, but I really like this tool. I can change the tire by my self in usually 1 to 1.5 hrs start to finish. I would recommend this tool Plus a set of irons or two sets of stubbys because two just makes the job harder.
I figured the bulky heads on the tools and no tire changing experience would be difficult to get the job done. Stubby's made it pretty easy, get the full size with the grips, you'll be glad. Kept my wheels looking good with no pry or spoon marks.
<br>Saved my butt 3 times this summer from losing much fun time and bike shop costs. Wish it helped with my car and truck tires too! :)
<br>Got maybe 8 tire changes and broke the tip off one of the tools. Did everything according to the directions. Still will probly use to save my rims for the price, just not as pleased.
Awesome tools! If you are using tire irons, you are working too hard and damaging your rims. If you are buying tire irons you are wasting your money! These things rock. Buy a pair of these, a valve stem puller and the Tusk tire bead tool and change tires in no time with no damage. My buddies can't believe how well designed these tools are. Tire irons are for cave men.