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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/23/2020 10:16 AM
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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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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/23/2020 10:15 AM
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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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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/20/2020 10:24 AM
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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/20/2020 10:15 AM
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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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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 4:55 PM
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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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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 4:51 PM
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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 4:50 PM
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Doesnt matter what bike you ride, keep ripping it! That's where the fun is at.

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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 12:05 PM
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I'm not sure you even read this post or watched the video haha...

We completely agree that you can "Do It Yourself", but there are pros and cons versus kits that you can buy and that's why we took the time to compare the two methods and put the details together. That way every rider can understand options and the difference between them!

also... If you 'have the materials' you are still giving someone in the protection industry your money, why not support brands that actually invest in the community as opposed to bolstering 3M's stock price.

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