These are great if you don't like having scratches all over your handle bars from tie-down hooks. In my experience, coated hooks don't stay coated forever. Yeah, you can recoat them. But, they usually wear through the coating while attached to your bike. I don't like scratches on my handle bars. On the plastics, no big deal. I look at those as being earned, but scratches on the bars from just transporting? No thanks. These work great.