Tire Iron BeadBrakR slide show - BestRest
These are the plastic RIM PROTECTORS.  The prevent scratching or marring of the rim when you're removing the rubber tire from the rim.  The red lanyards can be tied to the spokes to keep them in place.

You can make your own rim protectors from short sections of garden hose, split down one side.

These are the plastic RIM PROTECTORS. The prevent scratching or marring of the rim when you're removing the rubber tire from the rim. The red lanyards can be tied to the spokes to keep them in place.

You can make your own rim protectors from short sections of garden hose, split down one side.