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Kool Stop Tyre Mate

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The Koolstop Tyre Mate is an articulated tool, with a comfortable grip, for installing really tight tyres.
The articulated end uses the rigid piece against the rim edge as a fulcrum while the hinged end lifts the bead up and over the opposite edge of the rim.
This is a great tool for dealing with difficult tyres without causing any damage to the tube, tyre or rim.

Due to the straight design of the jaws, these are best suited to road/un-treaded tyres as there is not the clearance over larger tyres.

Based on the earlier design Simson Tyre Mate.
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Overall Product Rating 4.7 / 5
Wish I had bought this years ago.
By Stephen
22 Aug 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsDoes job better than you could imagine
Fantastic tool. I had a Sun CR18, 26" rim and a 1" tyre. Whole job done in about 4 minutes. I know that it would have been almost imposssible without this tool. I am going to buy a spare, just in case i lose it/ gets knicked/ they stop making it.
Excellent product easy to use
By S C Smith
26 Apr 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsEasy to use one handed inexpensive
With only one working hand, I've struggled to fix punctures. This makes it easy to refit even the tightest of wire-rimmed tyres. It's so useful that I bought a spare. Some claim it's too long. I simply trimmed the handle down so it fits my saddle pouch!
Almost perfect
By Anonymous
06 Nov 2018
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsA bit too long.
Works beautifully, but too big to go in any but the largest saddlebag. If only the handle were a little shorter. I may just cut the handle down a bit.

Rather expensive too, though it seems well made.
Fantastic Device
By Bill
25 Jul 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone as far as I can see.
ProsSo quick and easy to use, takes the hassle out of fitting new tyres.
A truly clever device, I purchased the Kool Stop Tyre Mate as I was finding it impossible to fit new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres to my road bike. This was an absolute miracle purchase having watched the Kool Stop being demonstrated on You Tube I just had to get one and it was my purchase of the month if not the year. My thanks to SJS Cycles for stocking the Kool Stop, such a Kool Tool.
By andrew
26 Apr 2018
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Consa little large to carry
Prostight tyres solution for puncture on the go finally
juts make sure you push the opposite side into the rim centre and this is fine, otherwise you may break the grip tooth
By Roger Nash
05 Apr 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsMake the impossible - possible
This handy little tool is a 'third hand' when it comes to putting on tyres with a really tight fit. Make the impossible (without puncturing the tube), possible. Excellent and highly recommended.
Great tool.
By Anonymous
24 Dec 2017
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Managed to get the tyre on the rim without puncturing the tube. Does the job.
Koolstop tyre jack
By Rob
20 Dec 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone noticed so far
ProsFunctional, affordable, portable
A great device especially for those whose hands are weakened by arthritis. It fits in my little Topeak racktop bag with plenty of room for the other items
Great product
By Anonymous
15 Nov 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Made changing my tyre so much easier at home. Only downside is it is too big to fit in saddle bag with usual spare tube etc ( unless you use a really big one!) and is bigger than a pump to go in jersey pocket so not idea to take with you on a ride.
Does the job but not portable. Nor can it be used to 'remove' tyres.
By Marc Nbong
12 Nov 2017
3 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNot portable
Does the job but not portable. Nor can it be used to 'remove' tyres.
By Gerry
19 Sep 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Excellent tool well worth the weight
By Brian Joyce
27 Jul 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Prossee above
Not really a review of an unfamiliar product as I was merely replacing Koolstop lost on a recent ride when it fell out of my saddle bag without me realising. Wouldn't be without it and bereft when realised i'd lost it. Replaced by placing order online for it same night which shows how much I value it! Brilliant piece of kit!!
Wouldn'T Be Without One
By Norman Hodghton
28 Jun 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsFits tyres no problem
I already have more than one of these, (when they were called Simpson) one for each bike and one for the workshop. I bought this for a friend.
There are tyres I could not fit by hand but this device does it easily.
Best Kept Secret
By erik marles
27 Jun 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Proslight, simple, cheap and easy to use
I have been cycling for 40 years and only just discovered this tool - an absolute boon - no more pinched and inner tubes when fitting tight tire casings! If only I had known about this simple device years ago!!
By John
09 Jun 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsIt is light enough to carry on rides
Came across this tool on a recent tour in Holland and was impressed with the ease of getting the tyre back onto the rim with no damage.
Really Good Product
By Farrell
09 Apr 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone... See above
ProsFits tyres easy
The first used took me a minute oe two to get the placment of the tool right. As soon as i understood the way it worked, i was butter..even 28 marathon plus on a 29 mtb damage at all to the rim, no way of damageing the time...everyone should own this.
Excellent Tyre Lever , Gets Even The Toughest Tyres On
By Dave T
18 Nov 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Prosbrilliant at getting tyres onto rims
This is the perfect tyre lever for getting tyres on , no more pinching the innertube with standard levers , no more destroying your poor thumbs. Use this to easily pull the final sections of tyre over and into the wheels . Its especially ideal with Tubeless tyres which can be brutal to get on .
Every roadie should have one in there garage
Even Better Than A Var Tool
By Trevor Riches
02 Nov 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
The perfect aid to fitting non-folding tyres. Always carry one.
Hope This Works
By Stubbsy
28 Oct 2016
3 / 5
ProsPutting on tyres without breaking thumbs
Other reviews look very positive so I hope this does the trick. Came with no instructions and seems expensive for what it is but if it does the trick then I'll be happy.
Fantastic Bit Of Kit
By Colin
15 Sep 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consnone I can think of
Prossimple and easy to use
saw this at local bike shop when had to get my son's basketball wheelchair tyres turned. they told me where to get it and its great. Really easy to use and takes so much hassle out of putting a tyre back on. Use on both his day chair and basketball chair. Came really quickly and exactly as described.
Really Good Product
By Steven Halligan
14 Sep 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsLight weight and easy to use
Makes tyre fitting easy. I would not be without one and take it with me when I am out on my bike.
By J. Miller
12 Aug 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone (although could proably get away with a shorter handle)
ProsCompact and easy to use
This tool is actually better than I anticipated. Took me seconds to pull that last segment of tyre over the rim - no pinching, no problems (and that is with the Gatorskin tyres) - would definitely recommend and, I now carry with me on rides ... just in case!
Questions & Answers (3)
Is it safe to use on Carbon Rims?
14 May 2019
Generally yes, as always, tyre levers should be used with caution on carbon rims.

Thanks - 14/05/19
Will it work with 1.75” tyres?
07 Apr 2019
I note your warning that “Due to the straight design of the jaws, these are best suited to road/un-treaded tyres as there is not the clearnace over larger tyres.”
I need this tool to fit 20” x 1.75” Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres to an Alexrims DX 2418 rim. The tool should still do the trick, shouldn’t it?
We do not think a tyre wider than 40mm/1.5" is really suitable.

thanks - 09/04/19
How long is the Kool stop tyre mate?
23 Sep 2018
The overall length is 220mm.