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Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/23/2020 10:17 AM

The plastic piece of protection bolted/glued to the bottom of the downtube that goes from the BB up about halfway the DT. It serves to protect your frame from rocks thrown up by the front wheel. It's purpose is exactly the same as a wrap.

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This man could do a full spectrum review! Glad we could be a part of your Revel build.

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Glad you are stoked! Often overlooked, never undervalued... the hydrophobic finish definetely makes cleaning an easier job, especially on a matte frame.

Just as an FYI, our Covered Protection is a universal fit kit, but we've designed different models to match your frame style... Hardtail, Road&Gravel, eMTB, Steel. While they don't offer the same coverage as our Tailored Protection, they do offer the same great materials, and the most coverage per dollar in this product segment.

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Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/23/2020 10:13 AM

RideWrap is a no brainer. I installed it on my Patrol after leaning it against a fence to wash it and some of the paint scratching off. I wish I had installed it right away since it keeps the bike looking fresh and it seems like the dirt even washes off easier.

On my new carbon Throttle hardtail,...more

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/21/2020 12:12 PM

^^^ LOL

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/21/2020 12:08 PM

Ride Wrap on my Revel Rascal
Invisiframe on my Intense M16c
DYED Bro on my Trek Powerfly LT4
3M tape on my Trek Ticket S

Custom cut full frame protection is sooo much nicer to have on the bike than none-full coverage. Also, difference in resale value of the bike with protection than without is a...more

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Thanks everyone for your comments, we love the discussion, and recognize that there are polarizing opinions on all types of matters in the space. The goal of this project was for us to take a measured approach in consideration of these options; in an open manner we wanted to share the results, no BS.

We are now considering how to scientifically explore the difference, benefits, and downfalls, between 'wrap' and 'no wrap'.... should be fun, stay tuned!

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Its the same physics equation, an absorptive layer that reduces the energy that the main structure will absorb. If you consider throwing a rock at a frame, if no protection is present that rock hits directly to the structure; if your lucky the structure, paint + base material, is strong enough to fully transfer the energy and thus stays fully intact; worst case the level of energy is to high and the structure of the cant absorb it, maybe a full blown hole, maybe just a weakened structure where a crack propagates after further riding, but real damage is done. The protective layer, made of a durable and elastic urethane, is very capable of absorbing energy and becomes the first place to transfer that energy, while it's not indestructible, it is effective.

While a helmet is relatable to riders and why it was suggested, it is on a different scale to the user, but that doesn't change the fact that the same exists at smaller scale. Another example of a sacrifice and absorptive layer is a screen protector on your phone; it will break before your actual screen does... I know it has saved my wallet from screen replacement countless times.  

It's a great thing to quantify.. we've got some developments coming to our films, and hopefully well be able to put together a video on something like that!

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Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 6:44 PM

Ridewrap over the other guys every single time.

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So I spoke to our head engineer... beyond aesthetic reasons, the barrier actually reduces potential damage from flying rocks. It's the same as how a helmet works, basically you are reducing the rate of deceleration, and thus the force, by having an absorbent layer between your head and the ground... this concept is also true of using a protective layer on your frame.

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Doesnt matter what bike you ride, keep ripping it! That's where the fun is at.

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Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 4:42 PM

Damn ppl are angry against something they don't even have to buy. If you want to wrap your frame, GO WITH RideWrap. Nothing to say except exceptional quality ! I used an Invisiframe kit too, the coverage is not as elaborate and you don't have as many thing into the kit. Happy to see that now RW...more

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I got double whammy of grief from friends because I have an eMTB and I bought a ridewrap kit for my levo SL, it looks amazing (matte finish) and is protecting my frame from the wicked sharp brush we have in so cal. I am glad I purchased.

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes - The Trailbuilder's Tool 10/19/2020 12:06 PM

I'm a local builder. Allows you to get to the worksite and not be smoked. It is alot of work already. As you get further along or up the trail you have to ride more in to get to the starting point. I wish I had my ebike on the last trail that took 9 months to build. I would have finished it in 7...more

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes - The Trailbuilder's Tool 10/19/2020 12:06 PM

Love to see this! Check out @ebike_trailwork on Instagram. 100% of my eMTB rides I at least have a silky saw strapped to my bike and constantly cut out trees. We can all get along, and give back to the trails. Peace love and bikes.

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 12:06 PM

Chasejj keeping his stats up on being one of the most toxic commenters on Vital

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 12:06 PM

@chasejj : Don’t worry about what people spend they’re money on in the bike industry as long as the money is spent on our industry then it’s good for us mountain bikers!

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 12:06 PM

Haha... I also don't care if I upset anyone with honesty, and the thing is, you are also acting with a type of entitled mentality, complaining about a company trying to innovate and clearly fill a space that people where looking for. Invisiframe from the UK were the first ones doing it and no one...more