RideWrap Announces New Bike Specific Protection Film

Jan 26, 2022 at 11:54
by RideWrap HQ  

PRESS RELEASE: RideWrap

A bike and the components on it are specifically designed and engineered to work on a bicycle. That’s because we put special demands on bicycles. We take our bikes to places other vehicles can’t go. We have unique experiences while riding them. There’s nothing else like it.

As leaders and innovators in the frame protection space, we are never satisfied with the status quo. If what we need doesn’t exist, we make it ourselves. We don’t wait for someone else to figure it out and then replicate it. We don’t just use what is available. We design and engineer bicycle-specific products and solutions.

That’s why we’ve developed a new film protection product, the first protection film specifically engineered to protect bicycles.

You don’t treat your bike like a car. So, why would you use protective film products designed for automotive applications?


Introducing RideWrap Bicycle Protection Film. Designed, engineered, and developed by riders for riders.

All RideWrap bike frame Protection kits available on RideWrap.ca are now using RideWrap Bicycle Protection Film. Bicycle frames and forks have complex curves and are exposed to conditions that most automobiles never encounter.

So, what is bicycle protection film made up of?


SELF-HEALING & HYDROPHOBIC TOPCOAT

The topcoat is the first line of defense out on the trail. The topcoat’s superhydrophobic properties repel stains, shed mud, speed up cleaning, and maintain that “just installed” appearance. When heat is applied, the self-healing properties of our elastomeric polyurethane topcoat cause swirls and light scratches to disappear.

TPU DURABILITY STRUCTURE

At the core of our film is an impact and abrasion-resistant thermoplastic urethane(TPU) structure. The structure is engineered to disperse forces from rock strikes, stump strikes, crashes, and other impacts your bike encounters. This structure is responsible for protecting your bike from damage.

ACRYLIC ADHESIVE LAYER

The film uses a high-performance acrylic adhesive layer as its foundation. This layer is specifically formulated to resist delamination and keep edges locked in place. When it’s time to replace or remove, the adhesive releases as if it had never been there.


What does this mean for riders and installers?

Improved Impact & Abrasion Resistance
Designed to take the abuse so your bike doesn’t have to. Better protection from trail debris, shuttle abrasion, travel damage, and talent deficiencies.

Optimized Thickness
Made thicker for better protection while maintaining ease of installation. At 9 mils of real measurable thickness, our films lead industry standards for protection.

Exceptional Clarity and Finish
Invisible and smooth finish that lasts ride after ride. Available in both Matte and Gloss. Our new matte film is now more matte and has been optimized to match more matte factory finishes.

Self-Healing Property
Makes every day feel like New Bike Day. Swirls and light scratches disappear when gentle heat is applied.

Superhydrophobic
Water and mud-shedding properties keep your bike cleaner throughout the ride and make it easy to clean and maintain a bike’s factory look.

Stain Resistant
Keep your bike looking fresh. Film remains clear, clean, and smooth when exposed to dirt, contaminants, and neglect.

Enhanced Adhesion
Bike-specific adhesive clings to the complex curves of a bike frame and fork, locks edges down, and adheres longer while remaining removable.

Guaranteed
10-year warranty against yellowing and cracking.

Matte RideWrap film on a matte bike

Gloss RideWrap film on a gloss bike

Available now:

Riders: All protection kit orders placed on RideWrap.com are now shipping with RideWrap Bicycle Protection film. The hardcore DIY’ers will be able to buy matte or gloss ‘by the foot’ $11/sqft USD and cut to any shape you would like.

Dealers and Brands: Full roll (24”x 100ft) bulk orders can be ordered for business use from RideWrap.com. Sign up or into your dealer account for pricing.

Bikes go where cars go. Cars don't go where bikes go.

bigquotesWe’ve always worked with the best available materials to create our protection kits. Over the years we realized there were some very unique and specific characteristics we wanted out of the film in order to make the best bicycle protection kits possible. Since we weren’t able to find a film with those characteristics, we decided to make our own. This new film is a culmination of years of development and testing. We’ve worked with pros, ams, long-time installers, and first-timers to get this film exactly where we want it. We’re stoked to bring a tailored (pun intended) solution to the cycling community.Dan Seguin, Co-Founder & Director of Product Development



152 Comments

  • 85 5
 Ridewrap, I'm going to real bummed if I dont have the latest and greatest in the kit I just bought/installed 2 weeks ago. Everyone is going to know I don't have the latest Ridewrap material installed and make fun of me. My almost brand new bike will be outdated and I'll have to sell it.
  • 24 1
 HAHA, dont worry. While we did launch today, it's out in the wild already with precut kits!
  • 12 4
 I'm waiting for the transparent 'oil slick' ride wrap. Or maybe the prismatic...
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: will my kit that arrived first week of Jan be this new one then?
  • 1 0
 @andrewfrauenglass: yeah I seen some custom oil slick vinyl wraps but would be cool if more widely available
  • 1 0
 Shipped in recycled something or other…
  • 2 0
 @RideWrap: My tailored RideWrap kit for my 2022 Commencal Meta SX just showed up 2 days ago. Was it made using the new film?
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: I tried it on the stantions... doesn't work that well. Even did WD40 on my pads, kept my cat in my backpack, everything imaginable... my DJ still sc,sc,sc,scratches.
  • 1 0
 For those curious... this is film is part of a solution for dealers on top of new and improved film for riders.

RideWrap Super Cutter Software Press Release
  • 48 2
 with the price of bikes these days, you might as well try and keep the one you have as nice as you can...
  • 48 6
 I agree but on the other hand, as expensive as bikes are, they should come with protection like this from the factory imo
  • 8 0
 @big-G-84: Would be cool to have that as an option, especially for those of us who aren't patient / don't have the time enough to painstakingly apply the good wrap perfectly
  • 5 1
 @chrod: 5ml of baby shampoo in 1 litre of water in a spray bottle and squeegy make applying frame protection fairly easy, still time consuming, but a lot less frustrating
  • 3 0
 @DanielP07: 0.5ml soap
  • 4 0
 Got a '22 Specialized and it had clear vinyl pre-installed on the down tube. Nice touch, big S.
  • 1 0
 @DanielP07: Alright, I just bought it for my next frame and fork because you said it was easy... holding you to that! Smile
  • 2 0
 or they could just make the surface of the frame more resilient, not needing the wrapping at all....=)
  • 2 0
 @big-G-84: Nukeproof went this way
  • 27 9
 Wait...you only use bike-specific products, but this is the first bike-specific wrap? So, what is the wrap you've been selling for years? PS. Will this one still peel the paint off bikes when I take it off?
  • 10 0
 Heat gun!
  • 2 0
 @Mtmw: Hot water works well too.
  • 11 2
 Since we opened shop, all of our products have always been tested with use on bikes. This is a brand new, from the ground up, film designed around bikes. Bike paint can be of lower quality than say automotive, this is a reality of the industry, one of the features we looked at is the amount of force required to remove the film, hopefully, that force is less than it takes to show those manufacturer defects, while still remaining long lasting and easy to install, where other products have a much higher force.
  • 20 10
 Personally I couldn't give a crap. Stanchions, shock n dropper slidey bits are all I care about, the rest can go get effing thrashed. I'm not gonna worry about a garage queen.
  • 8 2
 Amen to that
  • 4 1
 Finally someone with some sense. Who gives a ---- about cosemtic damage, doesn't make the bike any less fun to ride. I'd rather be out thrashing the bike and having fun, as opposed to fannying about with plastic wrap and worrying about resale value! (And as an added bonus, my scuffed and scratched paintwork probably makes the bike much less appealing to the crims).
  • 1 0
 I just went on amazon, paid 16 CAD for 3M that I sort of... almost good enough... cut with scissors and applied with soapy water on my frame where it touches bike rack hooks and shuttle tailgate. It is not precise but is it still transparent and not visible. 100 bucks for a wrap... f..ck it Big Grin
  • 12 1
 Is this different than the product they were previously selling? I thought that was bike specific.
  • 7 1
 Pretty sure it wasn't. got a couple of items gifted of theirs and I don't see anywhere on here brand/model specificity. definitely component specific but no notations about the exact bike it's intended for.

edit: holy shit I just realized I misread and they're just announcing this is "for bikes" and not model specific like I thought. ya wtf, if they're just now doing this what the hell is on my chain stays.....
  • 6 0
 @Caligula1620: I think they were reselling the thick automotive 3M before. Now it’s a different product.
  • 7 1
 @Caligula1620: This is a release for the new version of our film. As a small startup we were working with existing suppliers to find the best materials that we could. This is a new film that weve developped form scratch!

Note, our Tailored Protection kits, are model & size specific pre cut kits available worldwide.
  • 3 0
 @RideWrap: Thanks for clarifying. It wasn't really clear in the press release. BTW you guys have a great product and awesome customer service!
  • 8 3
 @RideWrap: "You don’t treat your bike like a car. So, why would you use protective film products designed for automotive applications?" Ummmm... because it was sold to me as being suitable for use of bikes!?
  • 4 3
 @edgnar: imo this is where they screwed up. instead of just coming out and saying "we revamped our product and now it's better" they went with the whole "what's on your bike isn't even meant for bikes! Ya we sold it to you but it's not what you should be using"!
like in another year are they gonna be like "these are meant for full suspension carbon! why would you use non-carbon wraps?!"
  • 10 2
 -> looks at ride wrap prices
*closes browsers*
-> does much more sensible thing and cuts 3M myself

But in all seriousness someone can create a cad file overlay to be printed on paper and people can trace the 3M for the exact same effect for much less $
  • 3 0
 But hey diy may not be everyone’s thing
  • 5 1
 Hey to each their own for sure! People have long asked for 'By the Foot' products, so we are stoked to be able to support.

Weve heard this sentiment before so we conducted a test ourselves for DIY... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as5jcZsDYsE

You can definetely get great results, but I wouldnt discount the hours of design our team puts into it.
  • 4 0
 I made up some custom protection for my bike out of some moto frame wrap with adhesive backing in around 2015. It took a while to individually cut all the shapes to fit the frame but it came up a treat. After around a year the edges started to attract dirt and lift but I put up with it looking shabby knowing the frame was good underneath. I recently removed the wrap and the paint underneath was unmarked although some of the clearcoat had peeled off with the wrap. I bought a new bike in 2018 and installed RideWrap to the frame, this also took a bit of time to fit but the end result looked great. 4 years on the bike still looks like new and the edges of the wrap not noticeable. This product also does not use adhesive to stick to the frame. While both wraps worked, the deal breaker of the DIY wrap for me was that the removing process still damaged the paint I was trying to protect and I had to put up with the tatty looking wrap up until then.
  • 1 0
 @Ritgut: fair man, after doing a few and learning the tricks, always isopropyl the frame, when you’re done cutting the pieces, try to round off the corners. Make sure to squeegee when the spray (part water part soap) underneath starts to dry to eliminate air bubble and make sure to do it on a warm day Smile .

Helicopter tape from Amazon which is 8mil works super well
  • 1 1
 @monkeybizz: a super clean bike is definitely the most important starting point of any protection install.
  • 2 0
 @RideWrap: I will say, prices by the foot seem pretty reasonable and I’ll defs give you guys a try. Kudos on making that available to us OCD tinkerers Smile
  • 1 0
 @monkeybizz: People have been asking, we wanted to support!
  • 15 5
 I wouldn't buy a bike without ridewrap installed from the rip.
  • 1 0
 So this. I love the idea of RideWrap but the chances of me installing the kit on my bike and doing a decent job is pretty much slim to none.
  • 3 0
 @generictrailrider: water with a bit of soap in it stops the film from sticking until u squeegy the water out from underneath, so not as frustrating as u might think
  • 3 0
 @DanielP07: ohhh it's frustrating no doubt. However it is doable and the results look great if you take your time.
  • 2 0
 @DanielP07: It's still plenty frustrating. Even with water and soap you still got to get rid of all the tiny air bubbles which sound easy, but isn't…

Source: I just installed a precut kit on my new bike and while it's mostly fine there is no way anyone will do this perfectly on the firs try.
  • 10 4
 Stoked to see how our the new film turned out! From the production side of things I can say that not all bikes are wrapped equally, and having proprietary technology and control over a product from start to finish is what makes RideWrap stand out from the rest.
  • 11 1
 Mmmm optimized thickness
  • 3 3
 Same thickness that most high quality films xD
  • 5 2
 @jOrGemRNh: Not the case. Most films available, generally from the automotive space, have a measurable thickness of 7.6 mils. Many are even lower at 6mils.
This is the first commercially available Matte and Gloss in this thickness range. But also, it's not all about thickness... hardness, elongation.. all of these play into what makes a bike stand up to damage out on the trails. Thats where ours was put to the test.
  • 4 1
 @RideWrap: wait not a single joke about “thickness…hardness and elongation”??? PB has gone downhill
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: low hanging fruit
  • 3 0
 @Svinyard: Pinkbike hasn’t been downhill for years; it’s down-country now…
  • 8 3
 Just went thru a tear down and refresh on my bike, with Invisiframe. Peeled off easily, cleaned up easily, not much residue, and installed new wrap easily. Never have tried Ride Wrap, so is this new product more like Invisiframe, or how is it different? I have a new frame coming, curious. Have absolutely no complaints with Invisiframe, been on 4 bikes so far.
  • 9 2
 They use a product called Xpel that was developed and is primarily used for cars. You'll find the characteristics of our film pointed towards bikes... thicker (9mils vs 7.6mils measured), more durable, easy to install on complex curves (high 'tack' makes putting those edges down super easy), super easy to clean, etc etc. ^^see above press release :-)

Our Tailored Protection models, which use this new film, are model and size-specific. We use some proprietary tech for our design process meaning you get more coverage over the bike, there have been a few comparisons out there. Areas such as the inner rear triangle are fully covered. Our design process lets us create kits that fit great but with fewer pieces, so those seams are fewer and further between (seams are just unprotected areas in the end). Our kits also all come with all of the required tools for install.. squeegee, microfiber, cleaning wipes, install solution, and a 3d diagram to help you get the pieces in the right place.

Feel free to reach out to our customer service team if you've ever got any questions!
  • 2 1
 @RideWrap: Thank you. Not sure what prompts someone to downvote a legit question that should be asked. One thing that I hate is the dirt that collects along the edge of graphics, stuff like this, over time. Have you been able to test this product to see if it draws up or has adhesive leakage at the edges over time? Sounds good, but I have had no issues with installing the other. Have read here many times Ride Wrap was harder to install, sounds like you have addressed those concerns. May give it a go next time.
  • 2 3
 @RideWrap: Thanks for telling us this-I was wondering why I wouldn't go for Xpel or 3M. You should write a post or have content dedicated to how your stuff is different from automotive grade. This gives me more confidence as to why I would be open to going to Ride Wrap now.

That being said, what's 3M's specs compared to yours? If silence is the response, I think I know what that means.
  • 3 1
 @RideWrap: are you sure theirs is 7.6 mils? In the previous pinkbike test of 7 tapes they said invisiframe is 12mils. This is one of the main reasons I chose the invisiframe at the time as it was the thickest.

www.pinkbike.com/news/review-7-films-and-tapes-to-keep-your-bike-shiny-and-new.html
  • 2 2
 @Ellocomotive: 3m PRO is 8mil true thickness. Ill chat with the team and maybe they can get an FAQ out there in a tasteful way...
  • 3 2
 @Jesse221: We've measured it, maybe if they include the backing sheet it comes on... but that's not going on your bike. Invisiframe sold to Xpel and they have used their '8mil' products for some time. When that article came out, we were shocked that they would blatantly put false info out there.
  • 2 3
 @RideWrap: you have an account at xPel and were/are using their product since you started, no?
  • 2 2
 @davidvonslingshot @RideWrap: Big if true. Do I smell the dank and heady terps of some serious marketing BS?
  • 3 2
 @davidvonslingshot: No, while we do have an account with them as well as many other brands, they were not the suppliers for our pre-cut products prior to this new line. Xpel is not a factory that produces the product, they work with suppliers to develop their product characteristics for cars in the same way that we have for bikes.
  • 2 4
 @RideWrap: So, does that mean Xpel ARE your new supplier? Because taking a quick look at their product range, it looks like your new film is nothing more than off the shelf Ultimate Plus 10 (the same stuff Invisiframe use albeit a little thicker) not some fancy schmancy God's gift to MTB PPF. Funny how some of your press release blurbs look like they've been lifted from Xpel's website pretty much word for word.. #JustSayin
  • 3 2
 @TimmyCeee: No Xpel is not our new supplier either lol. We work directly with extrusion factories and raw material suppliers to make our products. Xpel is not an extrusion factory, they are a brand that works with extrusion factories to make products designed for cars.
  • 4 1
 @TimmyCeee @davidvonslingshot :
crazy that you're trying to lace RW up for putting in the work and making a product for bikers.
I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to support a rider-owned and operated company that put in work to now compete with multinational public companies...
Give your money to riders, or give your money to shareholders?
  • 2 0
 @RideWrap: Ok, other than thickness, which should go hand in hand with durability, what actually makes this product "more pointed towards bikes"? 1.4 mil is a pretty small difference, and my needs have been met so far with install and staying down, mooting the other points. Easy install, curves no problem. I am in sales, so the marketing stuff that I have been fed in the 20+ years from the manuf I have represented, has made me a bit skeptical without proof. What exactly makes this bike specific? serious question. Does the new product need or work better using heat to install? I will give it time and see how this stuff sorts out. There is a local dealer that sells Ride Wrap for their bikes, so once they have some, will give a look. Not trying to knock you, just want real answers and not marketing.
  • 8 1
 So what's the old ridewrap designed for that I just put on my $6,000 bike?!
  • 3 1
 Bikes! This is new and improved. Its also the first time we will be offering in bulk. And dont worry, we've been seeding this film to customers for a while even though today is the 'launch'.
  • 2 0
 sports cars
  • 5 0
 If you haven't wrapped your bike in electrical tape, hockey tape, cut up tubes, and stickers... I don't know what you think you're doin out there. Little Goo Gone never hurt anybody when going for the old PB BuySell sale.
  • 4 1
 I’ve had nothing but good experiences with their older kits. Any fitted kit will take time to put on, but totally worth the price when you look at a frame or fork a few years after heavy riding. Not going to keep it new, but nothing will.
  • 1 1
 Glad they have done the trick for you!
  • 3 0
 I used to work as a materials engineer making this stuff for cars. I did reverse engineering of samples like this several times per week. I haven't analyzed Ridewrap, but the TPU is extruded by the same 2-3 plants in the world, which gets sold to a converter, then sold to someone else, then sold to you. The topcoats and adhesive can vary but usually they're very similar. The TPU layer itself is a specialty grade that only a few companies make.

This construction and composition shown here is what 90% of auto PPF uses except that autos usually use 6 mil TPU thickness not 9 and a ten year warranty against yellowing (how much though?) is pretty good.

The markup on this stuff is absolutely bonkers but that's why it's a good business to be in. Very high margins.
  • 1 2
 We are definitely not reinventing the wheel, just trying to bring it from a Pirelli P Zero to a fresh Assegai. Sounds like you were developing specifically for automotive use; considering the vehicle shape, installer process, and impacts that a vehicle would encounter to make decisions on the makeup of the material. Our engineers take the same process, just with bikes, and tune each material with characteristics to match --> bike protection film.
  • 3 1
 Just bought and applied this the complete ride-wrap kit to me and the other half’s bikes. A lot of patience, clean open work area/shop was definitely necessary for me to get it to come out as good as their video tutorials. My only gripe was that the chainstay cutout doesn’t take into account the rubber chainstay guards that are glued onto the chainstay. Was the same case for both the commencal and Santa Cruz bikes. For around $120 usd shipped each bike, that was a bummer for sure. Otherwise, the satin finish film looks outstanding and a good product. Also highly recommend anyone thinking about using the complete kit, to pre-order it before your new bike arrives. Otherwise, breaking down the bike and a thorough cleaning will be in order.
  • 3 1
 Glad it worked for you.
For both Commencal and Santa Cruz bikes, chainstay guards (lower tube of rear triangle), are generall not stick on, they are actually removable. In the case of removable guards, the team designs as though they are pulled off during installation, inevitably dirt and grime will get under them, so its beneficial to have some protection.

Reach out to our CS team and they will happily help get you sorted on these pieces!
  • 2 0
 just installed some @RideWrap for the first time. was a bit anxious to mess it up and the foil being super sticky/pain in the ass/complicated to install. i was impressed by how easy the wrapping process went on and i'm super happy with the final outcome. never would have expected that to be honest.
  • 2 0
 I haven't used a bike specific kit to date. I've always bought like the carbon printed tape, helicopter tape, even used the little rubber tube repair patches for cable rub areas etc lol The main reason is because I'm always on a serious budget. I think I'm going to try Ridewrap on my new build. Just the level of professionalism shown here in this post earned my respect enough to try there product. So many people talking sxxt, putting down there product, pointing out every fault half of which are the users. I get it. Its a premium product that not everyone can afford, the ones that can simply want to make sure there money is invested wisely. Some have legitimate questions and concerns but MANY just commented to be an asshat. Even on the negative comments they've still maintained there level of professionalism and answered every question to the best if there ability. That goes along way with me. Simply from what I've seen here I can see Customer service is top notch. I for one love to see advancements in the industry. Especially ones that help protect our hard earned rides we love so much. If that's not your thing, cool, then why comment at all yet alone negatively?? Looks like RW had made leaps and bounds in thier short time in the market and I can't wait to try your new stuff. From what I've seen on my friends bikes even there old stuff is worth the money. If your convinced you can get similar stuff for far less sweet. I truly hope it works for you. This time around I'm going to try Ridewrap. Lord knows I've certainly spent far more on far less important things than protecting my frame. Lol
  • 5 0
 I tired to put Ride Wrap on once. Most infuriating 4 minutes of my life.
  • 15 0
 Thats what she said
  • 3 13
flag MrDiamondDave (Jan 26, 2022 at 16:21) (Below Threshold)
 Ridewrap = Crap A waste of time and money; mostly both....
  • 2 0
 No matter how perfectly it's applied, dirt will collect at the edges and in the gaps. Not really noticeable on darker frames, but if I bought a white frame I'd skip the wrap.
  • 2 0
 Yep, mine was a sky blue matte finish. The matte finish captured more dirt too, so it was amplified between color and finish. Going to stay with gloss from now on, unless it is dirt colored. LOL
  • 1 0
 Well I assume I got the older product for my new Spire frame as it’s paper thin and truth be told I’m a bit disappointed. Quite literally after taking my bike off my stand I nicked my right chain stay and it gouged the wrap and took a bit of paint off. This was literally a small little knock and it’s got a blemish on the wrap and frame. I concerns for when I actually crash on the trail go get bumped against while shuttling.

Just as a point of clarification. I built the frame up after putting on the wrap the previous day so this was not a new freshly done wrap still wet.

This is the second wrap I’ve done in the last 3 weeks. I also did my Mojo 4. It was the exact same material. So I dunno.
  • 1 0
 Same here. Fist time used RideWrap and that was on my Spire. A rock peeled off a one of the seatstays the very first day of use. Guessing we got the old stuff as by tact I feel it a thinner film than the invisiframe on my other two bikes before. Hopefully new film is better suited for MTBs!
  • 2 1
 @MithrandirTheIstari: Thanks for the feedback guys.
Our previous film was still a top-of-the-line product and offered great protection for bikes. Thickness has always been higher than Invisiframe, the previous-gen product was 8mil measured compared to their 7.6mil. This new product is certainly an evolution with all that we've learned over the years, and we are excited to continue this process into the future.

It always sucks to get that first knick, even worse when it's right off a stand. Film-based protection is by no means indestructible, it is a wear product. In time, the result of a protected bike versus an unprotected one is pretty drastic. Were working on some content to show just that.

If you do have a knick, and want to get a replacement piece to keep it looking fresh, we do have a subsidized program for that. Just reach out to our team!
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: are you really gonna make mountain bikers learn the difference between mil and millimeter? I thought we had successfully snuck this one past the pedantics, but now we are gonna have to endlessly hear "Actually, a mil is a unit of measurement based on the English system..." Unless your new wrap is 9mm thick, in which case, carry on ;-)
  • 1 0
 I've the RideWrap bespoke kit for my frame and the drainage holes cut into the kit absolutely do not match the holes on the rear triangle. A bit of an annoyance given the cost and price paid to fit it at the LBS.

If I want to re apply it then I'm in for another whole kit. $$$

Generally a good product, doesn't feel as thick as others I've used and hasn't stayed put on certain areas either.
This was done Sept 2021 by the way.
  • 1 1
 Thanks for the feedback. Our design team is at it every day creating kits. They are pretty damn good at figuring out the little changes that manufacturers make to their bikes throughout the years. Shoot our customer service team a message with a photo, the team would love to see the issue. And of course, if you are ever looking to replace individual pieces, you dont need to replace a whole kit, we have a subsidized replacement piece program to keep your bike looking good!
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: thanks for the reply and offer of assistance.

I've messaged your customer support team and look forward to their resolution.
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: CS team have been excellent. Thanks again!
  • 3 2
 I used RideWrap on two bikes. It's great because a) when you crash you don't just scratch your bike. You scratch your bike *and* rip the Ride Wrap, so it's all torn up and exaggerates damage done to your bike and b) is cut terribly so edges really don't align, they don't wrap around chainstays correctly, etc.

Was very disappointed in my RW experience. The only good thing was that it kept it easier to get mud off, but as an actual bike protection product, complete rubbish.
  • 2 1
 Sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to our team any time and they would be happy to support you with piece fitment and crash replacement pieces.
  • 3 1
 To anybody comparing buying 3m and cutting on your own to a @ridewrap kit specifically made for your bike, its worth the extra dollars.. Don't be the guy that has a full size truck with a tacoma sized tailgate pad..
  • 4 0
 Anybody here putting protection wrap on their cars?!?!
  • 1 0
 it's pretty standard procedure on a lot of nicer cars, yes.
  • 1 0
 Yes. On all five cars in my household. It’s expensive but I’ve got a good guy looks after me, I get my windows tinted at the same time. I do a lot of country driving on dirt roads and it pays for itself quickly.
  • 2 0
 So does this mean the ridewrap I just purchased while waiting on my bike to come in is already absolute. Bike industry I tell ya
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap ease up on the super close pc's.. Add a liittle gap/space in between pc's.. I've seen way to many peoples wrap jobs (including mine) overlap because of how tight your kits are.
  • 4 0
 STOKKKKKKKED!!!
  • 2 0
 I like how they have added "by the foot" options. Now if I could just find it on their website.
  • 1 1
 It should be live in the coming days, hence the 'will be' :-). We heard you guys and want to make sure theres options!
  • 3 0
 Can I protect my Kashima with this?
  • 11 2
 We recommend protecting your stanchions and tire knobs.
  • 2 0
 @RideWrap: Can't forget saddle and grips
  • 3 1
 Am I the only one who noticed the lack of a battery on the Enduro's AXS dropper post or is everyone else non-OCD and normal?
  • 10 0
 No, I can't even afford to look at AXS long enough to notice a difference.
  • 7 0
 I mean technically you didn't even notice it's a Kenevo SL
  • 2 0
 Stoked I didn't order a kit a while ago for my bike on order. Now to decide matte on a matte evil or gloss. Can't decide!!!!
  • 2 0
 For carbon wrapped wonder bikes I'm in but for my aluminum steeds its all about beausage!
  • 2 1
 I’m not going to lie I didn’t put any frame protective tape on my new bike. I’m shocked it didn’t explode while I rode it last season.
  • 4 1
 Yay more disposable plastic.
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap Great! You know what would be even better? If you offered a tailored kit for the alloy-frame Scott Ransom in size L.
  • 2 0
 Will we get plastic free Ride Wrap, now that we have plastic free shipping from many brands?
  • 5 6
 same great made-to-order, frame specific tailored fit but now with a more durable/optimized materiel designed in-house specifically for high wear mountain bike applications? DEADLY. Great work guys!
  • 1 0
 Kind of makes me sad I put on RideWrap sold for my bike, that wasn't meant for my bike.
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 Thing is... these kits are expensive. And after a year of riding they look like crap (some would say they dont look so good immediately after install... noticeable sheen differences in gaps between pieces). Knicks, tears, pealing flapping edges discolored from dirt. At this point you are riding a beat up looking bike, and if you want it to look good again you either have to buy another kit (more expense), remove (which isnt easy) and install again (which isnt easy)... or just remove it all together and go bare-back.

The better solution is something like All Mountain tape (and its cheaper alternatives). Placed in all the key areas, easily installed, easily removed... and available in multiple designs and colors.
  • 2 1
 Lots of great options out there. Some of these things you've mentioned are characteristics that we've worked on with this new film, we are riders too and deal with everything. Long-term adhesion for edges, more matte to match more bike finishes, more durable to reduce breakthroughs, etc. And if you are looking to 'freshen up' your kit after a year or a bad crash, we offer a subsidized replacement piece program to keep the bike looking fresh.
  • 3 0
 Focus really rallies.
  • 1 0
 Orbeas need this around the power button...cracked but yet they claim a crash caused it. Warranty-fail.
  • 2 0
 Wasn't this a thing already? Was ride wrap not already bike specific?
  • 2 0
 So this is a short movie about a bicycle film?
  • 1 0
 My bike is half gloss and half matte (rocky mountain Instinct).
Any idea how gloss would look on matte or vise versa?
  • 1 0
 The matte will come out glossy if you put gloss wrap over it. Had this on my NS Fuzz. It was wrapped by the previous owner and I was blown away when I peeled it off. Had no idea is was actually a matte black finish. Thats how well the gloss over matte works. The other way... not so much. I did the lowers of my 38 with matte wrap and it mutes the gloss quite a bit, but it's not really a true matte look.
  • 1 0
 @LucaP: good to know thank you
  • 1 0
 What happened to Rockblockz out of Van? Way better product than RideWrap, with much more coverage and accuracy.
  • 1 1
 Thanks for all of the comments and questions guys. We're here as part of the community and happy to answer any questions that you have!
  • 1 0
 I wonder if this new material will be any easier to install. I about went postal trying to get the older stuff on my bike...
  • 1 0
 It's a real kick in the nuts to tell people that bought RW 1.0 not to wrap their bikes in what you sold until 2.0.
  • 1 0
 Weve always sourced the best available materials for our kits. We were really just trying to share that this is new, improved, and more to the purpose than ever before.
  • 2 1
 love ridewrap but its a pain to put on
  • 3 1
 Super easy, I just did 2 bikes. Just know that it will take 4+ hours and take your time cleaning as you go. Its actually therapeutic to install imho
  • 1 1
 This was a huge focal point of our development process. What characteristics can help make it easier to install on a BIKE... theres some complex shapes to deal with.
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap: yeah I think on my revel rascal it was easy ish. but on my yeti the frame has tight radiuses so it took a lot for it to stick
  • 1 0
 Self healing sounds pretty expensive... :-O
  • 1 0
 Which is more of a PITA to install... Ride Wrap OR Cushcore?
  • 4 1
 Ridewrap !!!!
  • 1 0
 Lol have a kit at home waiting to be installed. Can I swap it out?
  • 2 1
 so it's still xPel - just fancier more expensive xPel?
  • 1 0
 @RideWrap How is the installation ? Should I get the soaker out?
  • 6 7
 i dont get it whats the point of having paint if your not going to batter it
  • 9 1
 its ok someone explained it, improves the resale value of your bike that is obsolete 15 seconds after the next new standard hits the market.....
  • 5 6
 Bike specific doesn't mean anything.
  • 1 2
 Try Invisiframe, it's really good
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