I used this in my garage before I put it in my trail kit to make sure it would get the job done. It will, but it is not easy. I would recommend something with a bit more leverage/length if you have space on the bike.
I bought 2 of these a year ago when I decided to throw a new tire on my rear rim. I bought these thinking two small ones would be handy and easy to keep out of the way wich I was right but always need more leverage i feel like so I use a jack handle on them. Overall good product.
Got this iron as a an additional to use with my two large irons. It gets the job done but the tip is large and you have to be careful to not pinch a tube. For small irons I prefer the motion pro mini over this one.
I have 3 of these. I've changed a couple tires using these and only these. Each time I've been absolutely convinced I was going to die! These irons work really well, but you absolutely need at least 1 larger one too. Don't kill yourself. 2 of these plus 1 of the longest ones you can find and you'll be far happier.
If you change your own tires you need a few spoons. These are part of my collection of sizes and styles. I like having plenty of tools to use and choose from. They work and are a nice addition to my spoon and lever drawer.
I paired 3 of these together in the pack, and have used them both on the trail and in the shop. For dedicated shop use I would go with something that has a longer handle. For trail side they fit well in a hip pack, and paired in 3s work well. Decent weight for how burly they are. Not perfect for every situation, but great for use in a pack.
Not a hugh fan. Very hard to get the tire removal process started and every time I have used these irons I have punctured a tube. It seems that once you get a fair amount of pressure on the iron it slips and puctures the tube or slips off of the rim. I have tried on 3 different tires, and 3 different approaches with the same results. I give this a 3 star rating because once you get the first 1/3 of the tire off of the rim then the irons work well for the rest. You would be better off using a large flathead screwdriver to get it started.
Easily fits in fender bag, strong and durable. Takes a lot of muscle to use it as primary tire iron because of short length. Works great as a place holder. Could get by with it out on the trail though.