Frame protection tape of choice?
I’ve bought so-called 3M tape from eBay and it’s been crap – thick and yellow. This stuff is expensive but it’s thinner and more flexible and looks so much better: https://www.biketart.com/accessories-c5/bike-protection-c13/biketape-c124/biketape-invisible-bike-frame-protection-p5Posted 6 months agonixieSubscriber
Used JRA stuff on the last two bikes. Applied using th e wet method. Just need a bit of planning to go around cable guides etc. The most recent one I even cut snipes for better shape around tighter curves. Just requires patience and sharp sizzors/knife. Don’t forget to round the corners.
Invisiframe would be better but over twice the cost.Posted 6 months agoHob NobMember
I use a ‘lite’ version of the invisiframe kit – mainly just the front triangle. I find it’s a bit flimsy on the back of the bike where my heels obviously rub.
For that i just use a vinyl wrap. Use a matt carbon one from Ebay for about £5, it’s a 1m sq sheet, probably enough to do a whole bike. Frame is a black carbon anyway so you can’t even see it.
It’s much harder wearing than anything i’ve used before.
The AMS honeycomb stuff also looks good though 🙂Posted 6 months agodeadkennySubscriber
Decent quality helitape stuff applied properly, can be just the same as invisiframe, just isn’t precut and come with an expensive service to apply it. Though if you want to cover the whole bike, invisiframe is much easier. However I find I really only benefit from covering the downtube. Rest of the bike doesn’t need anything. Some bikes have downtube protection anyway.
This stuff is good / does the job for me.Posted 6 months agojonny rocky mountainSubscriber
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