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  • Matte paint on a bike ( Rallon )
  • Premier Icon godzilla
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    I’m about to order a Rallon, I’ve ticked the gloss button as I can’t see how matte will wear well, has anybody got much experience of matte as it looks great

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I prefer matte on Orbea, purely aesthetically. Seems pretty tough on my Occam. I don’t see that gloss will wear any better or worse, it’s a finish rather than a protective coat.

    Either way, if you want to preserve the finish, get it invisiframed or similar. It’s another 100 quid or so which isn’t much relative to the cost of a Rallon.

    Premier Icon godzilla
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    I’ll be fitting Invisiframe, I just didn’t know if matte wore down or anything.

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    Seems fine on mine, and I’ve put matte invisiframe on too.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I’ll be fitting Invisiframe, I just didn’t know if matte wore down or anything.

    Not until the invisiframe on top wears out. If you prefer matte then that’s the one for you.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Not an Orbea but the matte paint on my Pinnacle Arkose is by far the most durable paint finish I’ve had on a bike. It’s stood up to almost two years of riding in gritty muddy conditions with a top tube bag strapped to it with almost no wear at all. The only noticeable scratch is from when some halfwit (me) knocked a workstand over onto the top tube.

    Premier Icon bigfoot
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    the matte on my rallon is fine after almost a year, also matte invisiframe from new.
    also worth getting a rockguardz as the stock protector doesn’t cover enough.

    Premier Icon kynasf
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    My matt Rallon is also still looking good after a year. Had the choice between that and a gloss in the shop and matt looked so much better imo. No invisiframe, not a fan of it.

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