“Riders from around the world trade their hard-earned dollar for top quality bicycles. They want to ride hard and they want their products to perform. There are two types of biker. One gets a new ride every year and then flips it for the latest and greatest. The other find their perfect steed and want to keep it in perfect condition for years to come. Either way, riders want their bike to look fresh and stay that way.” – Ride Wrap
Setting the new standard for Bicycle Protection
“We’ve built our team on a shared passion for the sport and for the products we make. We’ve taken the time to develop precisely engineered products, getting our hands and bikes dirty to ensure the best protection for your ride and the best customer experience, day in day out. Our promise is that each and every protection product will protect your bike with outstanding durability, performance, appearance, and overall quality.”
Protection for Gravel Bikes
In the Fall, when the mountain bike season slows down we look for ways to get the most out of shorter days and maximize our time spent on two wheels with friends (friends in our bubbles, of course).
In the last couple years, we have noticed a change in some of our MTB friends. They started talking about a new sport called “Gravel grinding” or “Groad riding.” Some of them may have joined up with other groad riders and mobilized as a group. Some were already riding gravel bikes, or had been for years, but hadn’t told many people about it.
Turns out these fat-tired curly-barred bikes are a super fun tool you can use to explore forest service roads, shred singletrack, and add variety to the riding season. From 200km exploratory missions to answering “will it go on a rigid”, and all the espresso in between, these bikes plant a grit filled smile on your filthy face every time your butt hits the saddle. While that grit is great for keeping your teeth white and your skin supple (not to mention it’s high in nutrients), it’s not doing your bike any favors. That’s why we’ve expanded our line of protection kits to include gravel bikes and other fat-tired drop-bar bikes.
Gravel protection kits are made from RideWrap™ film:
- RideWrap films are self-healing. This means that minor marks and scuffs will disappear with the warmth of a sunny day.
- RideWrap doesn’t like dirt. A low surface energy means that less dirt sticks to your bike and adds 10 Kw.
- RideWrap Protection Kits come with a 10 year warranty against yellowing and cracking.
- Kits are available in either matte or gloss finish to match your factory paint and are nearly invisible once installed.
- All protection kits include detailed instructions as well as installation tools (microfiber, final cleaning wipes, install solution concentrate and squeegee)
- Tailored Protection™ kit: $135 USD, includes fork protection
- Covered Protection frame kit: $65 USD
- Essential Protection frame kit: $35 USD
- Fork Protection kit: $35 USD
More details available at Ride Wrap.
3 comments on “Ride Wrap: Self-healing vinyl ensuring that scrapes, wear, & chips don’t damage your paint”
Hello Jom: Thank you very much indeed for your many articles and videos. I’ve learned a great deal from them! I should like to ask you, here, if you will consider reviewing the Ridley Kanzo Fast (with the Classified Universal Hub); the Exploro Race Max (with any groupset); and a comparison of these two machines. I realize that this may be an impossible request, as it may difficult for you to obtain the bicycles from the companies. Nevertheless, if this is possible, I am quite certain that your followers will appreciate your expert evaluation of them. In addition, what drone do you recommend currently for filming any type of cycling? I’ve enjoyed those that you infrequently post on your YouTube channel, but this technology advances rapidly. Furthermore, what about GoPro or a comparable device; what is the best to utilize? May thanks for any assistance on these questions. Cheers.
Hello Stephen. I have a Ridley Kanzo Fast with Campagnolo Ekar, the focus of that review is the groupset. I hope to review the Kanzo frame / fork, but no promises on the Classified Hub. However, that device is pure genius and I do hope to review a wheelset with it later on. As for the Exploro Race Max, no promises there. I reviewed the original Exploro, but it has changed enough to definitely warrant a review.
I use the DJI Mavic 2 which is far from perfect. There are a couple of drones I’m keeping an eye on, I utilize the follow mode extensively with my reviews. People often forget how much of this is trial and error. For 10 seconds of video you see, I may have blown two minutes of footage that is potentially useless / things went awry. Finally, I use a GoPro Hero 7 Black, they are fine for my needs. I may obtain a Hero 9 Black later?
Thanks for the great reveiws and for highlighting Ride Wrap! Their based in Whistler BC and have a great pressence in our region having made a name for themselves first with Santa Cruz and other high end MTB wraps. I have their kits on several bikes now.
What I would say is their very responsive and helpful if you have questions and are a a pleasure to deal with. They’ve stepped up their covered road kit for drop bar bikes but wish they would do a custom gravel kit for the most popular bikes like they do for MTB or continue to refine it so we have less coverage gaps or need to template for forks and other bits on the bike. I think spending $80-200 CAD on a wrap for a gravel or MTB is maybe the best investment you can make expecially if your hard on your kit of want better resale.
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