Frequently Asked Questions

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Protection Kits

Bike model years can be confusing at best. Brands update in the middle of the year and it can be unclear.
Our product listings use the most up-to-date information as we possibly can to match the manufacturer’s website and general convention if you were to search the web.
For the Santa Cruz Bronson….
2013 – 2015 is the Bronson V1. The original bronson model! What a steed.
2017 – 2018 is the Bronson V2. Upper shock position.
2019 – 2021 is the Bronson V3. It is the first version of the Bronson to have the lower tunnel shock position. The Bronson V3 was produced in Carbon and Alloy during this period.
2022 is the Bronson V4. This is the first Bronson to be produced in an MX (Mixed wheel 29 front 27.5 rear) configuration for sizes small, medium, large and extra large and 27.5 wheels on the extra small.
2023 is the second version of the Bronson V4. This is the first version of the Bronson with the Glovebox and small window by the rear shock

Bike model years can be confusing at best. Brands update in the middle of the year and it can be unclear.
Our product listings use the most up-to-date information as we possibly can to match the manufacturer’s website and general convention if you were to search the web.
For the Trek Fuel Ex….
2020 – 2022 is the Fuel EX Gen5. Available in Alloy and Carbon, this version had a bumper at the top of the downtube to protect the frame when the fork spun around.
2023 is the Gen6 version of the Fuel EX. This is the first year that the Fuel EX is a 150mm Fork and 140mm rear travel.

Yes, but we also have RW facilities and many dealers.

Bike model years can be confusing at best. Brands update in the middle of the year and it can be unclear.

Our product listings use the most up to date information as we possibly can to match the manufacturers website and general convention if you were to search the web.

For the Santa Cruz Megatower….

2019-2021 is the original Megatower version.

2022 onwards is the first Megatower version to come with a Glovebox.

 

Bike model years can be confusing at best. Brands update in the middle of the year and it can be unclear.

Our product listings use the most up to date information as we possibly can to match the manufacturers website and general convention if you were to search the web.

For the Santa Cruz Hightower….

2016-2019 is the Hightower V1. During this period SCB also produced the Hightower LT, however you will find that under the Hightower LT model.

2020-2022 is the Hightower V2. This is the popular update to the Hightower that included a downtube shuttle piece. SCB also produced an alloy frame model.

2023 is the Hightower V3. This is the first version of the Hightower with the Glovebox.

 

RideWrap bike frame protection kits include everything you need for a successful at-home installation: a pre-cut protection kit, detailed instructions, install diagram, install solution concentrate, pre-install cleaning wipes, install squeegee, microfibre cloth, and RideWrap stickers.

Yes, you can repair RideWrap bike protection. If you have a small abrasion or scratch on the film, it will heal on its own. If you have a large tear or rip, you can order replacement pieces, so you only have to replace the damaged kit pieces. In order to support you with replacement pieces, our system must validate your order details. You will need to have your login information or your last name and order number as a means to order your replacement pieces.

If you require assistance with a warranty claim, please send as much detail as possible to protect@ridewrap.ca including your order number and clear photos of the product received, issue you are having, and if necessary, your bike.

If you have a large tear or rip, you can order replacement pieces for your Tailored Protection kit so that you only have to replace and buy the damaged kit pieces.

We charge shipping as well as a fee for the needed pieces.

You can use our replacement piece system with your RideWrap.com account or as a guest using your last name and order # to select and purchase replacement pieces.

We do not offer replacement pieces for our Covered Protection or Essential Protection kits.

Our customer service team reviews the details you share for the purpose of replacement pieces and may subsidize pricing further.

Yes! We charge shipping as well as a fee for the needed pieces.

You can use our replacement piece system with your RideWrap.com account or as a guest using your last name and order # to select and purchase replacement pieces.

Our customer service team reviews the details you share for the purpose of replacement pieces and may subsidize pricing further.

To make your RideWrap last the lifetime of your bike. It is crucial to wrap your bike when it is brand new or clean. The importance of a clean frame is to prevent peeling. If there is dirt or grime between the film and the frame, it will weaken the adhesion onto the frame. The RideWrap will now be at risk of peeling. For more on bike wash practices check out Wash Before you Wrap. Second, installing Shuttle Armor on your down tube will increase the lifetime of your RideWrap. The shuttle armor will prevent shuttle rub on the downtube piece of your protection kit. Third, you can purchase replacement pieces. If you rip, tear or remove a part of your protection kit, you can order the specific piece number that is damaged. Meaning you do not need to buy an entirely new protection kit to make your wrap look good as new. In order to support you with replacement pieces, our system must validate your order details. You will need to have your login information or your last name and order number as a means to order your replacement pieces. If you need assistance in ordering your replacement pieces please contact protect@ridewrap.ca and our customer service team will be more than happy to help!

A second layer of RideWrap protective film can be helpful on high-risk and wear areas of your bike. We recommend using either/ both RideWrap Chainstay Protection and Shuttle Armor to protect these extra high wear areas. If you find these are not enough protection, you can add an essential or covered kit in addition to your Tailored Protection™ kit.

RideWrap does not currently make protection for bash guards and chainguides. These bicycle components protect your bicycle from hard impacts. We have tested films to help protect these products and have not yet found a product that we are 100% satisfied with and are willing to bring to consumers.

We make Tailored Protection™ kits for a select few dirt jump bikes. If you don’t see your dirt jumper in our list of Tailored Protection™ kits, the Covered Hardtail Protection kit will fit your dirtjumper. Read about why you should wrap your dirt jump bike HERE.

Do we ever! The most expensive run bike in the game has to have Tailored Protection™. When your little rugrat is coasting around on that slick, $1,000 carbon run bike, rest assured RideWrap has you covered.

All RideWrap protection kits have downtube protection incorporated into the design. The downtube is a high wear area and, it is important to protect it for the longevity of your bike. Additionally, we make Shuttle Armor to protect against the additional wear that is experienced while shuttling your bike.

As avid winter recreation enthusiasts, we have pondered the idea of sleds before. But, at this time, we do not have the capacity.

RideWrap does not make products for any automotive-related purposes.

We do not currently make protection kits for skis and snowboards. We have tried and tested methods for doing this. However, we have been unable to find a material that is up to our standards of durability. Maintaining adhesion through the flex pattern of skis and snowboards is a difficult task. In addition to the continual water and snow exposure, the protective film needs to be very specific.

We have universal kits for steel hardtails, carbon hardtails, road, gravel, EMTB, and MTB-covered kits. With one of these kits with a small amount of trimming, we should have an option suitable for your retro bike. If not, RideWrap can custom design a kit for your specific bike for a premium price.

No, we do not offer saddle protection. The extra material on a saddle may cause rider discomfort, and corners are likely to peel due to repetitive movements near the seams.

No, we do not currently offer any handlebar protection for carbon or alloy bars. We have not developed a product that is up to our standards as of yet.

No, we don’t currently offer any crank protection for carbon, aluminum, or titanium cranks. We have tested this protection option thoroughly, and we have not yet found a product that we are happy with. In the future, once we have found a material and design that is up to our standard, we may start producing crank protection.

You can buy a used bike with a RideWrap protection kit installed on it. This is a smart move because you know the bike has been maintained and protected. But, you cannot purchase just a used wrap. The protective film will not adhere to your bike and won’t look very good.

No. Unfortunately, RideWrap protection will not fix your cracked frame. We recommend following the frame manufacturer’s guidelines for warranty or crash replacement.

Physically, No. However, the knowledge that your bike is protected, might give you the added confidence to huck your meat and get that flip around.

Yes, depending on what bike you ride as your commuter, you can use one of the many Covered Protection kits. If we have your bike in our bike library, you can protect your commuter bike with a Tailored Protection™ kit.

If an OEM protective film is on your bike, we recommend its removal before installing a RideWrap protection kit. The extra film may impede adhesion, cause air bubbles and phantom lines, as well as create a seam in the protective film. 

 

You sure can. Racing with your bike wrapped may even give you an extra advantage. With RideWrap, you don’t have to worry about damaging your bike while pushing your limits on course, giving you extra confidence to go that much faster.

You sure can! Wrapping a used bicycle can bring it back to life. RideWrap diminishes scuffs and swirls to return the original factory finish. Make sure to Wash before you Wrap for the best installation experience. In addition, to refinishing the paint, RideWrap will protect your used bike from future mishaps that could harm your frame. Read about all the benefits of wrapping a used bike HERE.

RideWrap bike frame protection protects your bicycle from anything you may find out on the trail, including rocks. If you have a significant impact with a rock, RideWrap is not indestructible and may rip. But, it will have done its job and protected your bike from the impact to some extent. If you have ripped or torn a protection piece you can order a replacement piece.

The swirls in your paint job can come from dirty riding kit rubbing on your frame and creating tiny scratches in the clear coat of your bike’s paint. You can prevent this by wrapping your bike from day one. You can amend this by wrapping your used bike, which diminishes the look of swirls and scratches. You can see the effects of protecting a used bike here.

RideWrap gravel bike protection kits protect gravel bikes from repetitive movement rubbing damage by putting a barrier between the factory paint finish of your frame and the elements encountered on gravel rides. The spray of dirt and grime off a damp dirt road can cake your bike in a cement-like coating that is difficult to clean off. The hydrophobic characteristics of RideWrap’s protective film help minimize the dirt sticking to your frame and makes it easier to clean off post-ride.

RideWrap sure will protect your bike from bike packing bags and straps. Those long trips should not have any effect on your frame’s original factory paint. Check out why you should wrap your bikepacking bike here.

Having your bicycle wrapped makes it easier to clean because RideWrap’s film has hydrophobic qualities. These qualities prevent dirt and trail debris from sticking and bonding to the bike frame. These qualities make it easier to clean your bike, saving you time and effort.

Bike protection may affect the aerodynamics of your bike. For most riders in the world, the aerodynamic effect of RideWrap will not be noticeable. Mountain bike geometry and baggy riding clothes already create a lot of drag. However, protection may have a slight effect on time trial and road bike aerodynamics. To the extent of hundredths of a second on the kilometer.

Unfortunately, we do not offer individual replacement pieces for your Covered Protection™ kit.

The difference between the Essential Protection kits and the Covered Protection kits is about 30% coverage. The Essential kit covers up to 30% of your frame. The Covered Protection kit covers up to 60% of your frame offering double the amount of protection. To learn more check out the degrees of protection.

The difference between the Hardtail Covered Protection kit and the Steel Hardtail Covered Protection kit is the size and shape of the pieces that protect your frame. On steel hardtails, the shapes and sizes of the tubing are drastically different from the larger, rounder shapes you would find on a carbon or aluminum hardtail. So we decided to provide the best coverage possible for both of these rides by separating the two sets of hardtails into two different Covered Protection kits.

RideWrap Chainstay Armor is made of high-durability rubber with high-strength adhesive to keep your chainstay safe from chain slap and heel rub.

RideWrap’s Chainstay Armor comes as a 5cm X 100cm roll of high-durability rubber with adhesive designed to stick to any chainstay to protect from chain slap. It is trim to fit for precise placement on your bike. To see the different chainstay protection techniques click here.

RideWrap Shuttle Armor‘s material is high-durability urethane with a high-strength adhesive to keep it fixed to your bike

RideWrap Shuttle Armor’s dimensions are 5” ⅛ x 2” ⅛. We have put lots of time and thought into developing the correct-sized Shuttle Armor for optimal performance.

Yes, it does. RideWrap provides options for Road Essential ProtectionRoad Covered Protection kits, and Tailored Protection™ kits for road bikes.

No, each of our Tailored Protection™ kits is specifically designed for the exact year, make, model and size. If your bike does not match the Tailored Protection™ kit, it will not fit properly, pieces may overlap, and creases become an issue.

No, you cannot wrap your fork stanchions. It would severely hinder the performance of your fork. But, you can wrap your fork lowers and crown with either our Tailored Protection™ kits for your specific fork or our Covered MTB Fork kit.

Yes, RideWrap’s bike frame protection kits do a tremendous job protecting carbon bikes from scrapes, scratches, paint chips, heel rub, and swirls created by trail debris, pedals, and muddy riding kit. RideWrap’s protective film has been tested, designed, and manufactured to protect carbon bicycles.

In our opinion, you should wrap every bike you own. You never know what may happen while you are smashing those Zwift miles. Or, if you go to move/store your bike, there may be an opportunity to scratch, scuff, or damage your frame. The installation of RideWrap protection kits on your training bike is the best option to keep your bike pristine.

We do not have protection kits for carbon rims. Rim protection is an option we have tested and considered. At this time, we do not offer this product. Just because we do not produce rim protection now does not mean it is not in the cards for the future.

We do not currently have kits for wrapping your child carriers. There is not enough demand to warrant the creation of protection kits for child carriers right now.

We do not wrap shock bodies at this time. We have found the shock body is regularly in a very well-protected area of a frame. This placement prevents most harm from occurring to the shock body. 

Yes, RideWrap makes Tailored Protection™ kits for all Flight attendant forks.

If you have a custom-painted steed that needs protecting, we can do it! If your custom frames paint job suits either matte or gloss protection, we have you covered.

No, it does not matter the type or size of tire you use. RideWrap has every genre of bike and tire combo covered. With our Tailored Protection™kits or one of our many Covered Protection kits suited for each style of bike preventing trail debris from scratching your bike.

Yes, RideWrap’s bicycle protection is equally durable on larger bikes compared to smaller bikes. Even with more surface area on the larger frame, the film is just as resistant to scratches, scuffs, and trail debris. The film used is equally as durable on both larger and smaller bike frames. 

Our professional kit designers measure bikes, then design the kits to cover up to 95% of the bike frame’s surface area.

Yes, bike protection does make your bike heavier. However, it is not by a large margin. The Tailored Protection™ kits on average, add an extra 50 grams to your ride.

Once you know the year, make, model, and size of your bike, you can cross-reference this with our bicycle library. If we have the Tailored Protection™ kit that matches your bike, that is the kit that fits. If we do not have your bike in stock, you can either order a Covered Protection kit suitable for your bike type or make a request for your make and model to be measured and designed here

To find out what bike you have, you can look at the make, model, and size. These are located in various places on your bike, depending on the make and model of your bicycle. If you struggle to find the exact bike you have, you can take your bicycle to your local bike shop and ask them to identify the year, make, model and size.

Most current model year bikes are available to order. We are constantly expanding our library. If you have a bike that we have not yet measured, you can rest assured we are working on it. You can also submit a request for a specific bike. We will try our best to find and measure that bike and create a kit. For rare models, this can take some time, be sure to pick up a Covered Protection Kit to stay protected in the mean time.

A lot of manufacturers are now including frame armor from factory, usually on the chainstay and downtube. These are very high wear areas on your frame, and our Tailored Protection Kits are designed with these in mind.

We are now starting to see manufacturers include their own Shuttle Armor in the box, not on the bike. This allows customers and bike shops to install the armor where it best suits them.

Unfortunately, this means that we don’t know where the Shuttle Armor will be installed and aren’t able to design a Kit around it. Instead, we cover the whole downtube and advise that you install the Armor over top of our Protection Kits.

Shuttle Armor already installed? Use a hairdryer or heat gun on a low setting to warm and soften the adhesive and remove the Armor. Clean and install the RideWrap Kit as normal, then use 3M 300LSE Double-Sided Adhesive to reinstall the Shuttle Armor!

The choice is yours!

Check out the video below for a comparison.

All protection kits have a few options to select before adding them to your cart. Below is a description of the nomenclature used throughout the site and products.

Option 1: Model
The model names are listed as the manufacturer website as much as possible. If you are looking at your bike on the manufacturer website and it says “Nomad” then start by looking at the options for “Nomad”
Each model has some information within the brackets. Something along the line of “(27 – A)”.

The first term is the wheel size, as some models come in varying wheel size… 29 for 29″ wheels, 27 for 27.5″ wheels also known as 650b, 26 for 26″ wheels, etc.

The second term is frame construction… C for Carbon, A for Aluminium, S for Steel. We look and label the kits based on the construction of the Front triangle; some bikes may have a combination of Carbon and Aluminium front and rear triangles, in this case, we will mark the construction of the front triangle, be certain to cross-reference the Model name to ensure it matches the construction of your bike.

So, a model listed as “Nomad (27 – A)” Refers to the aluminum frame construction Nomad with 27.5″ wheels.

Option 2: Year

The year option refers to the model years where the frame design was sold. Typically model year starts a year after the actual year the bike was introduced, for example, the Specialized Enduro 2020 was released in August of 2019, however, its model year is referred to as beginning in 2020.

If the model is current, the introduction year will be followed by “- present”

So the brand new Specialized Enduro S-Works has year options 2020 – Present and 2017 – 2019 for the previous frame model.

Again, we do our best to match how the manufacturers label their bikes.

On some models, we have added additional monikers to the year selections to further aid in the correct association to your bike. For example, Santa Cruz has “V3” or “V4” used to unofficially describe some of their bikes.

We do our best to keep our thumb on the mark for the different years, be sure to do the research surrounding your model to see if there has been a recent change to the frame geometry.

Option 3: Size

This is your bike size. Most brands utilize the S – XL monikers, however, some brands are moving away from this. We match as best we can to the size options as listed on the manufacturer’s website.

Option 4: Finish

This option lets us know whether to produce your kit in Gloss or Matte.

Gloss is very shiny/polished. Think of that new car shine.

Matte, sometimes referred to as satin, is dull/not shiny. Different manufacturers use different degrees of matte, so not every matte will match perfectly. We have produced our films to match the widest range of matte bike finishes.

 

We only list models, years, and sizes that we have available. If yours is not listed at any of these levels, then we do not currently have the matching kit for your bike. Other models, years, and sizes will not fit your bike. If this is the case, please put in a kit request and we will explain the options available to you as well as try our best to source a bike to design. Read more on this subject here.

The kits are absolutely DIY friendly. We have approached the product two-fold for our customers, a rider can easily grab a couple of beers and install the kit over a couple of hours, or they can visit one of our dealers to have the full-service experience.

All kits come with the required installation tools and very detailed instructions.

RideWrap films have a self-healing top coat that allows light scuffs, scratches, and marks to dissipate with either direct sunlight or a gentle heat using a hair dryer; it’s tough to explain, but they literally disappear. We often show customers this process by scratching up some extra film and taking a hair dryer to it; it really is a cool feature and in the end, it keeps frames/forks looking fresh for so much longer than unprotected.

NO.

You only need to remove wheels, chain, and guards (non-stick on type) to install a Tailored Protection Kit.
For best results, we suggest removing any factory installed film, but this is your choice. As placement is varied, we do not accommodate these pieces in our Kits.

For Covered and Essential kits you need only remove as needed.

YES.

Each kit ships with detailed installation instructions. Be sure to read them before you start your install.

Also, we have a video. Everybody likes videos.

We try our best to continually be adding bike models to our stock list. If you cannot see your model on the upcoming bikes list, there are a couple options.

  • Put a request in and we will try our best to get our hands on a version and create a kit. For rarer models, this can take sometime so be sure to pickup a Covered Kit in the interim to stay protected.
  • Get your frame to Whistler. All kit design is completed in Whistler, the upcoming kits list tends to coordinate with bikes taking advantage of our drop off service. You are welcome to organize shipping or your frame to our office and we will make the kit for you.

Note: We only provide service at the standard rate for current model frames. ‘Current Model’ means that it is the geometry that the manufacturer is currently making. We are happy to make you a one-off kit for an old model or custom build, but the cost and schedule will be quoted on a case by case basis.

 

Tailored protection kits are designed to be model and size-specific. If all the model, year, and size details do not match your particular bike, we do not have a perfect match yet for you. We wish we did.

Our team puts in a huge effort to source and design as many kits as possible, however, there are always some that we have not had the pleasure of acquiring yet. We apologize. There are a few options that we have in this case:

Bring us your bike

Our shop in Whistler is where all the magic goes down, bring us your bike and we will be happy to take our measurements and create a kit for your model. Get in touch and lets make it happen.

Check out our Covered Kit

While we know its not the full coverage of the Tailored kit, we have used our deep library of bikes and data to design these bike frame size-specific kits. We used all the measurements that we’ve acquired in order to design a kit that offers the max coverage with minimal trimming. In addition, these kits offer the most protection by film area available per dollar spent.

Put in a Kit Request

Drop us a kit request and we will A) do our best to source your particular model B) let you know as soon as it is available.

Realistically, there is no need to remove your RideWrap as it is always a selling feature for the next owner and with self-healing features it stays looking great. BUT if you want to remove the kit it is super easy and user-friendly using a gentle heat to soften the adhesive bond, then peeling it off gently.

We have chosen our adhesives to ensure that they are removable. This balance between bond and removability is very important as paint quality can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and is needed to ensure you don’t damage the paint.

Yes! We charge shipping as well as a fee for the needed pieces.

You can use our replacement piece system with your RideWrap.com account or as a guest using your last name and order # to select and purchase replacement pieces.

Our customer service team reviews the details you share for the purpose of replacement pieces and may subsidize pricing further.

Protection Film

Bicycle protection film is engineered from the ground up to protect bicycles. RideWrap is the first and only brand to create a film specifically for use on bikes. Learn more about RideWrap Bicycle Protection Film.

RideWrap’s protective film is designed to maintain the look and finish of all paint and clear coat finishes on bike frames. RideWrap offers both matte or gloss finishes for all protection kits enabling the rider to maintain as close a resemblance as possible to the original frame finish. 

The choice is up to you. Everyone has their own opinions on what looks best. The article Matte vs. Gloss Bike Frame Protection may help with your decision. 

Bike Protection protects, not damages the original factory finish of your bike frame. If you follow appropriate procedures to remove Ridewrap you should not have any problems with paint peeling when removing RideWrap. However, removing RideWrap may expose underlying manufacturer’s paint and clear coat defects.

The RideWrap bike protection film is 9 mils thick. RideWrap’s film is specifically designed for bicycles and is optimized to enhance your riding experience.

RideWrap protective film is pretty darn durable. If you feel the need to test the film yourself, we offer a service free of charge. We send you two offcuts of RideWrap protection film, a matte, and a gloss section for you to see and feel the product in person. All you have to do is pay for shipping.

We have designed and engineered our protective film with proprietary technology in Whistler, British Columbia. We have tested RideWrap products on trails that are regarded as some of the best in the world and developed a bike protection product we are sincerely happy with.

Hydrophobic is defined as, tending to repel or not mix with water. For your bike, this means water and mud will struggle to stick and adhere to your frame. The hydrophobic characteristics of RideWrap protective film make it easier to clean, saving you precious time and effort.

RideWrap’s self-healing film works with the help of a bit of heat and sun. It cures scratches and abrasions but does not cure large rips and tears in kits. The self-healing film bonds back together with itself almost as soon as the abrasion takes place, keeping your protection kit looking as good as new.

To activate the self-healing aspect of your RideWrap bike protection film, all you need to do is apply a small amount of heat. Or leave it in the sun on a warm summer day, and in no time, your wrap will be looking as good as new.

No, we do not make custom-colored wraps at the moment. We stick to simple, stylish clear matte or gloss film to enhance the factory finish of your frame or fork. 

We do not have samples available. We do offer a Film – by the Foot option on our website for purchase.

We offer a return policy for all of our customers and orders.

Whenever you purchase a RideWrap product, you can rest assured that you are getting only the highest quality materials. When we produce your kit, we will always use the latest and greatest Bike Protection Film available.

If you are buying products from another company… Be sure to see if they specify RideWrap Bike Protection Film in their specification or send them an email to confirm that they are using genuine RideWrap Bike Protection Film.

Yes!

Riders: use our ‘By the Foot’ option to buy Bike Protection Film. We sell this in 24in wide by as long as you need.

Dealers: use your dealer account to buy full rolls of Bike Protection Film. We sell this in 24in wide by 100ft long rolls.

Businesses/Industry: sign up for a dealer account to buy full rolls of Bike Protection Film. We sell this in 24in wide by 100ft long rolls.

You can purchase Bike Protection Film right here on our site.

All protection kits utilize the RideWrap film.

We also offer ‘By the Foot” options for the true DIY’er.

Dealers and businesses can also purchase both kits and bulk products.

Bikes are inherently different than cars. Their tube is long, slender, and have tight radiuses. Their paint has integrated graphics and is generally lower quality than vehicles. Then there’s the fact that they will endure abuse that is far greater than day-to-day vehicle abuse. Mountain bikes will be thrown down a hill, road bikes will be leaned against poles, and kids will likely throw rocks at all of them. All this combined, created the opportunity for us to develop a bike specific product.

These are some of the key differences, among others:

  • Optimized Thickness: most automotive PPFs are a nominal 6-8mils, this means their real thickness lands at about 5.5-8 depending on the brand. RideWrap protection film is a real thickness of 9mils for both matte and gloss finishes and leads the industry.
  • Improved Impact & Abrasion Resistance: automotive PPF is designed to protect against minute particles at high speeds, our bike protection film is designed to protect against larger strikes when travelling on the gravel path or down the hill.
  • Exceptional Clarity and Finish: Invisible and smooth finish that lasts ride after ride, this is pretty standard. However, our Matte film is more matte and has been optimized to match more factory finishes.
  • Self-Healing Property: Makes every day feel like New Bike Day. Swirls and light scratches disappear when gentle heat is applied. Many automotive films do not offer this feature.
  • Superhydrophobic: Water and mud-shedding properties keep your bike cleaner throughout the ride and make it easy to clean at the end of the day. This is very important for riders as they ride through dirt puddles in the worst conditions,
  • Stain Resistant: Keep your bike looking fresh. Bike 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. Bike paint can be considered generally weaker, so when compared to automotive PPF, a good initial tack, but an easy longterm release is important.
  • Guaranteed: 10-year warranty against yellowing and cracking.

RideWrap bike paint protection film (PPF) is a thermo poly urethane (TPU) film that is designed to protect the surface it is applied to.

Most PPF products have been designed with automotive uses in mind, however, ours has been tailored (pun intended) for bike applications. We believe that a specific product is needed because bikes take a completely different type of abuse when compared to vehicles and their paint and surfaces are different.

 

Super Cutter

The Super Cutter software has been developed and tested on a variety of machines.

Must have:
– Windows PC (Windows 10 preferred)
– Google Chrome Browser (Up to date preffered)
– Up to date Super Cutter desktop app

Plotters:
The Super Cutter software is designed to work with all manner of plotters using HPGL language. While we will never be able to test EVERY plotter on the market, our team has done extensive testing on the following plotters, that are globally available, and are adding more daily.

Full Support (including checking material width, etc)

– GCC (Expert II, Puma IV, Jaguar V, others)

– Roland (GS-24, Camm 1)

– Graphtec (CE7000, FC9000)

Partial Support (Can cut successfully, but some features such as automatic material width check will not)

– Roland (Camm 1)
– Graphtec (FC8600)

– US Cutter (MH721-MK2)

Other plotters may work with the system. There is built-in testing functionality, and our team is here to support.

To test your plotter, please submit your account request. Once your account is approved, you will have access to the control panel. You will be able to run the ‘test cut’ function, which is a small cut that you can complete on any vinyl. This mimics the entire cut process, so if your plotter is working, you are good to go!

We want to get you up and running, so we do have processes in place to test and resolve issues with other existing plotters. If you are having any troubles, please reach out to your rep or our customer service team!

Blade adjustment is paramount to understand for successful long term cutting.

As a new blade dulls, you can continue to cut, however you may need to adjust the blade depth and force to match its current state. Occasionally, the blade tip will break off, you can visually check this, it should be a sharp point, please replace the blade if this occurs.

Bike Protection Film is a thick and ‘difficult’ material to cut, so we can take a process to set the plotter machine up correctly.

Step 1: Setting the blade force through bracketing

When considering blade forces look at it as a scale.

On the low end, the force is not high enough to cut through the film.

On the high end, the force is so high that is cuts through the film and the backing sheet.

On each end of the scale there is a ‘trigger’ point where we cross the threshold. We will start by finding these thresholds…

Ensure that your blade depth is enough that it would cut through the backing sheet, you should be able to see a good bit of the blade. Precision is not important at this time.

To confirm this, we will check the high threshold…

Set your plotter force to a ‘high’ number (this is specific to your plotter)… for example, on a GCC Expert 2 we use 180g.

Using the Super Cutter run a Test Cut. Check the result:

  • If the plotter cut straight through the backing – reduce your force by a notch, in the case of the Expert 2 – 5g or 10g
  • If the plotter did not cut straight through the backing – increase your force by a notch, in the case of the Expert 2 – 5g or 10g

Repeat this step as required until after a single notch change you get a change of result. IE If you were cutting through the backing sheet, then reduced the force by 5g and now it does not cut through the backing sheet. THIS IS YOUR UPPER THRESHOLD.

Next, we will check the lower threshold…

Set your plotter force to a ‘low’ number (this is specific to your plotter)… for example, on a GCC Expert 2 we use 90g.

Using the Super Cutter run a Test Cut. Check the result:

  • If the plotter scored but not cut the film and you cannot remove it easily  – increase your force by a notch, in the case of the Expert 2 – 5g or 10g
  • If the plotter cut the film and  you can remove it easily – reduce your force by a notch, in the case of the Expert 2 – 5g or 10g

Repeat this step as required until after a single notch change you get a change of result. IE If you were cutting through the film and could remove, then reduced the force by 5g and now it does not cut through the film enough to remove. THIS IS YOUR LOWER THRESHOLD.

We now have the upper and lower force thresholds. On the low side, we know that any force lower than this will not work as we will not be able to peel the pieces out. On the high side, we know that any force higher than this risks cutting through the backing sheet and jamming the machine.

We typically recommend choosing a cutting force that is roughly in the middle of these two numbers. You will be able to cut through the film with a small score on the backing sheet below. This force will allow you to continue cutting successfully for a while as your blade dulls.

Step 2: Setting the blade height through bracketing

The blade holder is a piece that not only holds the knife, but also allows you to ensure that you will not cut through the backing sheet or cause a bunch up of the film.

We can take a similar bracketing process to set our blade height to the threshold.

You can choose to bracket from high to low or vice versa. The reduce potential damage to the blade by cutting through the backing sheet, we prefer to bracket from low to high.

  • Set your blade holders depth to very low (this means that when you spin the tip you will not be able to see much of the blade tip)
  • Set your force in the Super Cutter to very high, a notch or two above the upper threshold (we know that at this pressure, the machine would cut through the backing sheet)
  • Run a test cut.

Check the result…

  • If the cut does not cut through the film and the backing sheet – increase the blade depth (show more the of the knife tip) by a notch
  • If the cut goes through the film and the backing sheet – reduce the blade depth (show less the of the knife tip) by a notch

Once you have changed it by a notch to the point where you receive a different result, this is your blade depth threshold. We recommend notching the blade depth to be slightly less than this. This ensures that you will never cut through the backing sheet and cause a cut issue. 

 

The perfect cut conditions are those that ensure that you cut through the material for easy weeding, have a slight scoring in the backing sheet, but never cut through the backing sheet completely. 

 

Here is a video that includes details about blade depth setting

 

 

 

The GCC Expert 2 and other GCC plotters have full support in the Super Cutter. This means that the system will be able to read the material width to confirm the correct setup prior to cutting.

The Expert 2 is the plotter that we offer for sale through our site. When we dispatch the plotters from our warehouse, our team does change the settings and check the blade depth. We also dispatch the plotters including 4 pinch rollers as opposed to 2 from the GCC factory, if purchasing elsewhere, it is recommended to add 2 pinch rollers.

 

Updating internal settings on GCC Expert 2 – mandatory settings for successful cutting.

  1. Download this zip file to your computer:https://www.dropbox.com/s/phefchm768vtkj1/GCC_VLCD3_V2.04-03.exe?dl=0
  2. Unzip
  3. Double click to open the VLCD3 program. The second file is just a support file for the program, dont delete.
  4. Turn on your plotter and make sure it is plugged in. 
  5. From the dropdown, hit Expert II 24.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Check settings and align them with those in this image below.
  8. Click update.
  9. NOTE: The force setting will need to be checked using test cuts, a setting of 180 may be too high with a new blade (causing it to cut through the backing and bunch up). To check blade force, complete a bracketing exercise, refer to the FAQ on checking blade force. You can always notch the Force up or down for optimal cutting as you go.
  10. We recommend 15 for speed.

 

Plotter positioning on the stand:

When setting up the plotter on the stand there is some left-right adjustment. We have seen some that are adjusted too far right, making it difficult to align the rollers on the film and the grip section.

 

Film & Roller alignment:

On the Expert 2 we recommend setting the rollers to have approximately 1/8th of an inch (5mm) between the outside edge of the rubber wheel and the edge of the film. Ensure the rollers are within the white marks, this is the grip zone.

When turned on, plotters will read the width between the inside of the roller edges and report it back to the software. The software will not engage unless it receives a width of at least 580mm.

On the GCC Expert 2, you can ‘game the system’. Set the rollers wide on the left side (not on the right, as the right one sets the origin), then turn the machine on. Once the machine is on, the internal width and origin point will be set. You can then modify the position of the rollers for optimal grip, so long as you don’t turn the machine off, it will keep the width and origin position. Be sure if you are lifting the rollers to hold the film in place so it does not lose its alignment, which is paramount.

Check our FAQ on Plotter Blade Adjustment.

 

Here is a video that includes details about blade depth setting

The Roland GS-24 is a plotter that has full support in the Super Cutter. This means that the system will be able to read the material width to confirm correct setup prior to cutting.

 

In order to gain better support for the Roland GS-24, it is required to install a driver:

2. Unzip the downloaded file
3. Select the driver for your Windows version.
4. Run setup.exe or setup64.exe (depending on your version).
5. From the install window, select install. Select GS-24 from the list of devices. Click Install.

A mandatory setting to ensure correct cutting is the rotation:

Please ensure this option is set to 90deg

 

Some other settings that are valuable to consider:

Please ensure you are on ‘roll’ mode

 

Check this option, by default should be 0. But you could shift those rollers in a bit with this setting for better grip. 

Ensure that the minimum cutting width is 580mm before cutting.

 

RideWrap Bike Protection Film is a thicker material, we recommend using the highest available fan setting.

 

Just as a reference if needed. When in doubt, best to start fresh.

 

Please do take the time to read your instruction manual to best understand the functions of your plotter.

 

Covering the GS-24 Material Optical Sensors

There have been reports of the GS-24 stopping in the middle of a cut without warning or reason.

This issue is intermittent and seems to be dependent on the environment in which the plotter is located. The optical material sensors in effect get triggered and the machine believes that there is no material loaded, and cutting is terminated. This can cause a frustrating situation as there is no consistency to the problem.

We recommend covering the material sensors with opaque tape such as masking tape. See below for details of the sensor locations to cover.

Front Sensor:
Covered with opaque tape:
Rear Sensor:
Covered with opaque tape:

 

 

 

 

The Super Cutter does not allow the adjustment of protection kits.

The frame protection kits are nested for efficient film usage in the design process.

A Credit allows you to cut bike protection kits with the Super Cutter software.
1 credit = 1 sqft. Credits are available in bundles of 25/50/100/200 to match your needs.

The Super Cutter monitors machine progress while cutting. If an error is detected, you will have the opportunity to request a refund of credits.

In order to request a refund, a photo will be requested in .JPEG format.

Yes, for every successful kit cut, you will have the option in your cut history to select replacement pieces. From here you follow the prompts to select which exact piece or pieces you require, the system will then design the most film-efficient print lay out and prompt you to print the replacement pieces.

Sorry, we do not offer a subscription for unlimited cuts.

In order to sustain kit design and development, our film+credits are bundled together. This way, our team will continue to be able to deliver the highest quality kits for the most bikes, and your team can keep cutting and installing them well into the future!

Our film & credits only come in quantities that are larger than one cut. The smallest credit pack is 25 credits (1 credit = 1 sqft).

If you are looking for a single kit, please purchase a Tailored Protection kit from our website and we will ship it direct to your door!

Its super easy and totally integrated to our website.

First, you’ll need a dealer account. If you don’t have one, sign up!

Then head to the Super Cutter page, and click ‘GET STARTED’, this will bring you to the Super Cutter registration page.

At this point, you’ll be able to purchase equipment/film/credits through the dealer purchase portal.

Once approved, you’ll be ready to cut!

Our system and terms and conditions do not allow for the copying of bike protection designs & templates. If our team finds misuse of the software, we will immediately and permanently suspend use.

The system is designed to deliver cuts directly to your plotter. Piece diagrams and other resources will be available within the system for 1 day after cutting.

YES, you can only buy credits for use with any PPF film.

However, the best pricing levels are achieved when you pair the Super Cutter software and RideWrap Bike Protection Film.

As a Super Cutter user, you can purchase Film & Credits  direct from your dealer account.

This pricing structure is designed to ensure that we can continue to support the addition and design of new frame and fork protection kits.

YES, you can only buy credits for use with any PPF film.

However, the best pricing levels are achieved when you pair the Super Cutter software and RideWrap Bike Protection Film.

As a Super Cutter user, you can purchase Film & Credits  direct from your dealer account.

This pricing structure is designed to ensure that we can continue to support the addition and design of new protection kits.

The Super Cutter software has been developed and tested on a variety of machines.

Must have:
– Windows PC (Windows 10 preferred)
– Google Chrome Browser (Up to date preffered)
– Up to date Super Cutter desktop app

Plotters:
The Super Cutter software is designed to work with all manner of plotters using HPGL language. While we will never be able to test EVERY plotter on the market, our team has done extensive testing on the following plotters, that are globally available, and are adding more daily.

Full Support (including checking material width, etc)

GCC (Expert II, Puma IV, Jaguar V, others)

Roland (GS-24, Camm 1)

– Graphtec (CE7000, FC9000)

Partial Support (Can cut successfully, but some features such as automatic material width check will not)

– Roland (Camm 1)
– Graphtec (FC8600)

– US Cutter (MH721-MK2)

Other plotters may work with the system. There is built-in testing functionality, and our team is here to support.

To test your plotter, please submit your account request. Once your account is approved, you will have access to the control panel. You will be able to run the ‘test cut’ function, which is a small cut that you can complete on any vinyl. This mimics the entire cut process, so if your plotter is working, you are good to go!

We want to get you up and running, so we do have processes in place to test and resolve issues with other existing plotters. If you are having any troubles, please reach out to your rep or our customer service team!

RideWrap’s Super Cutter software is a first-of-its-kind on-demand bike protection cutting solution for use in bike shops, PPF/tint shops, bike manufacturing facilities, sign shops, mobile bike service businesses, or anywhere else looking to offer install service to customers in a fast and efficient way.

In tandem with RideWrap Bike Protection Film these two create a complete solution for businesses looking to grow their bicycle frame protection offering.

Super Cutter users gain access to our complete, constantly growing, library of Tailored, Covered, and Essential protection kit patterns. Our patterns are carefully designed to suit all types of bicycle frames and forks including mountain bikes, e-bikes, fat bikes, road bikes, gravel bikes, commuters, and more.

Orders

Yes! We have a production location in the UK and we ship frame protection throughout the region using DPD. Free shipping is available on orders over £90.

Yes! RideWrap produces and ships from our facility in New Zealand. We ship frame protection quickly throughout the country with DHL departing from our Auckland production location. Free shipping is offered on orders over $180.

Yes! RideWrap started in Whistler, BC and still operates there. We ship frame protection throughout the country with Canada Post departing from our Whistler production location as well as offer local pickup in Whistler. Free shipping is available on orders over $115.

Yes! RideWrap produces and ships from our facility in Auckland. We ship frame protection throughout the country with NZPost departing from our Auckland production location. Free shipping is available on orders over $189.

Yes! RideWrap’s US headquarters is based in Golden, CO. We ship with UPS throughout the country from our Golden production location as well as offer local pickup in Golden, Colorado and Santa Cruz, California. Free shipping is available on orders over $90.

Chances are…Yes! RideWrap ships products all over the world. We have production facilities in five countries to support our global community.

If you made a mistake, reply to your order confirmation email adding URGENT to the subject line along with your change instructions and we might be able to catch it. If your order has shipped, our returns policy will apply.

If you need a different product to the one that has shipped, we suggest placing another order while we process your return. We do not have an Exchange process.

Order may be subject to applicable import taxes in your country. We cannot edit your invoice to display an order value less than we have charged you to reduce your import duty bill.

Full Returns & Exchange Policy

We try and ship your RideWrap products as fast as possible. Due to the high number of models, we produce all our kits ‘on-demand’ specifically for your order. For in-stock designs, we produce them the same day or the next morning and ship daily at 3pm. For models designated as ‘in-design’ we are still fine-tuning the kit, these will ship as soon as they are ready, typically 5-7 business days.

If you made a mistake, reply to your order confirmation email adding URGENT to the subject line along with your change instructions and we might be able to catch it. If your order has shipped our returns policy will apply.

All orders will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking info (if available) as soon as they are shipped.

Full Shipping & Delivery Policy

All shipped orders receive a shipping confirmation and tracking information to the email provided at purchase. Click on the tracking link to see where your product is currently on its journey and the anticipated delivery date.

Note: All delivery times on our site are estimates, we cannot guarantee delivery times. Please wait 14 days beyond our estimated delivery times before contacting us if your item has not been received.

Yes we accept returns of RideWrap products purchased on RideWrap website within 14 days of purchase. Products must be unused, not damaged and not peeled from the backing (for protection kits). All original tags and stickers must still be attached. Apart from the box, if it doesn’t still look brand new, we can’t sell it as new!

Please see the full Returns Policy for more details.

We do not have an exchange process. If you need a different item, please make a return for your existing order and place a new order for the correct product.

Returns & Exchange Policy

Accounts

No. Account creation is optional, to checkout as a guest follow the checkout and payment instructions supplied.

If you would like to create an account to maintain your orders, you can do so as part of the ‘Customer Information’ step of the checkout.

You can reset your password by clicking the Forgot password? link on the login page. You will receive an email to your registered address which includes a temporary link allowing you to reset your password.

General

RideWrap HQ is located in Whistler, British Columbia. This is where the majority of our administrative staff, marketing team, and product design teams work. In addition to our Whistler location, we have production facilities in the USA, New Zealand, Sweden, and England. 

We are a rider-owned and operated business. Since the beginning, our objective has been simple: help riders get the most out of their time riding bikes. RideWrap founders Callum and Dan saw a need for a component to protect their rides and built RideWrap’s product from the ground up. 

RideWrap is a bike protection component made of a bike-specific protective film that adheres to your bike. The film protects bicycle frame and fork paint from scuffs, scratches, chips, and swirls that occur while riding and transporting your bike.

RideWrap was born out of a need to protect the investment riders make when they buy a bike.

With nothing available on the market, RideWrap created a product to fulfill that need. We combined a background in precision engineering and a love for riding bikes to build a proprietary system that produces industry-leading frame protection components for all bikes and riders.

We are based in Whistler because this is where we live, ride, and develop our products. We embody the work hard, play hard, motto. What’s the point in making products that are designed and engineered for use in the mountains and on the trails if you can’t test them in the mountains and trails? All our product prototyping happens in our backyard. And our backyard is chock full of the most challenging mountain bike terrain and variable weather conditions in the world.

RideWrap’s showrooms in Whistler, BC, Santa Cruz, Ca, and Golden, CO are open from 9-5 on all weekdays except for statutory holidays.

We offer clear frame protection because you can spot air bubbles easier during installation, and it looks better. The clear protection film enhances the look of the factory paint, making your bike shine like never before. The 3mm gaps between pieces become very obvious with colored film and diminish the look of the protection kit and the bicycle.

Yes, if you happen to be in Whistler either as a resident or passing through there is an option to pick up your bike frame protection from our HQ at 1055 Millar Creek Road, Unit 101, Whistler. BC. To select this option, you must enter a BC address into the shipping information. If you are not a BC resident, do not fear. You can submit our address 101-1055 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC. Then you will be able to select the local pick-up option. This way your package will be kept at our facility until you come pick it up.

If you point a jet washer at the edges and corners of your bike wrap, it has a chance to peel and get under the adhered film causing future peeling issues. RideWrap’s bike protections hydrophobic qualities negate the need for a jet washer. The hydrophobic qualities minimize dirt particles’ ability to stick to the frame making it easier to clean. There is an article available to assist in bike washing procedures if you need or want some tips.

There are seven 1-hour parking spaces at the front of our shop.  

Appointments are not needed to visit RideWrap HQ. You are welcome to pop by and say hi, have a look around the showroom, and speak to our customer service staff. Appointments are required for installation.

No. You cannot bring your bike in spontaneously. An appointment is necessary and there is regularly a long line of bikes waiting for installation. To make an installation appointment at any of our locations email protect@ridewrap.ca

We provide everything you need for a successful at-home installation, and you can check out our Youtube page for instructional videos. However, if you would prefer someone else to take care of the installation for you you can ask your local bike shop to install your bike frame protection. If you live in the Sea to Sky or in close proximity to our Santa Cruz and Golden locations you can bring your bike to RideWrap HQ for installation.

Fortunately, the pandemic has not affected our production capacity through stock or supply chain shortages. RideWrap is always in stock and ready to go, on-demand

Yes, we offer employee pricing to those who work at our distributors and dealers.

No, you do not have to send your bike to RideWrap for wrap installation. You can wrap your bike yourself if you have a bit of time and patience. Every frame or fork protection kit comes with all the tools necessary for a successful at-home installation. Instructions are written on the inside of RideWrap boxes, and you can watch our how-to videos here.

You can check our job availability on our careers page. All job postings appear on our careers page. Check back regularly. If you don’t see the job you want, and you want to inquire about joining the team contact: careers@ridewrap.ca

The measurement of bikes is a complex task. We have trained professionals to measure bikes to a precise point. We can’t tell you the exact tricks to the trade. But we can ensure it is top-quality work going on here. 

You can buy RideWrap products from our site. If you prefer an in-person experience, you can come to RideWrap HQ or go to one of our many registered dealers.

RideWrap.com distributes all Tailored Protection™ kits. Every order is shipped from the closest production facility to you. RideWrap universal fit products are distributed through our global distribution network. Head over to our partners page to find out more.

You can contact us by using any of the following methods:

  • Using our Contact Us feature (on the bottom-right of our website)
  • Email us at protect@ridewrap.ca

Yes. We charge a cleaning fee, on top of the installation cost, if a bike needs to be cleaned prior to installation. Here are some tips on how to wash your bike.

Yes. We would love to have your shop offer RideWrap products to customers. We have found this to be an invaluable accessory for customer’s long term satisfaction.

Please email us at dealer@ridewrap.ca with the following details below and we will provide some more information on being a dealer.

Your Name:
Shop Name:
Shop Website:
Shop Address:

or skip a step and go straight to the Dealer Sign-up.

In Canada, our Collective Series products (Covered, Essential, Shuttle Armor and MORE) are available directly through Orange Sport Supply.

Tailored Protection is only available direct from our site or from Super Cutter subscribers.

We offer a reciprocal Industry program for Mountain Biking and Outdoor Industry employees.

Please email protect@ridewrap.ca from your work/shop email account (not personal email) for an Industry code.

 

If you are a shop employee, we do not have a separate program. EP purchases should be made through the shop dealer account, which can be set up on the site, or ping an email through for details to get your shop signed up.

Chain slap is the noise created from the slack in a bicycle’s chain giving the chain the ability to slap against the drive side chainstay and seatstay. This slapping noise is annoying, loud and creates distractions while riding. It also damages the frame’s paint job, integrity, and the chain itself. You can minimize these damages with the use of RideWrap’s Chainstay Armor. For more information on the benefits check out our article on Chainstay Armor.

Heel rub is the markings and scuffing found on the rear triangle of a bicycle. It is created by the heel of a rider’s foot rubbing against the rear triangle with every rotation of the pedals and cranks. Heel rub creates scuffs, scratches and can rub through all the paint on the frame. RideWrap’s protective film protects bike frames from these types of damage.

Cable rash or rub are the markings made by cables slapping, vibrating, and rubbing against your bike’s frame and fork. You can prevent these scratches by wrapping a bike before riding it. That way these markings will end up in the bike wrap and not your frame’s paint

Yes, you can put your bike with protection on a tailgate. We recommend that you add a little extra protection to the high-wear area of your downtube. With RideWrap’s Shuttle Armour, you can transport your bike worry-free. 

NorthShore racks can wear on your fork crowns and headtube. We recommend that you wrap your bicycle to protect the factory paint finish from these issues. In addition to protecting your frame, it is beneficial to use a microfiber cloth or towel in the top holder of the rack to diminish abrasions to your frame or protective wrap further. You may also apply Chainstay Armor to areas that contact the rack.

Yes, but please give the wrap 24 hours after installation to completely adhere to the frame. Transporting your bike can be a tricky endeavor. Some methods of doing so are better than others. You can transport your bike on any bike rack. Heck, it may be the reason you wrapped your bike in the first place. Bike racks that contact the frame or fork in any way may damage the frame protection. But it’s the wrap being damaged or scuffed rather than your frame. If pieces get damaged beyond the film’s self-healing abilities, you can get in contact with us for replacement pieces here

  1. Have your bike protected with RideWrap protection kits on both the frame and fork.
  2. Have Shuttle Armor installed on your downtube.
  3. Load bikes carefully pay attention to pedal and handlebar placement.
  4. Use extra padding or packaging like moving blankets or foam.

Shuttling is the act of using a truck or vehicle to get you and your bike to the top of a trail. Bikes are loaded into the backs of pickup trucks or onto bicycle racks, then shuttled to the top. Protect your bike while shuttling with Shuttle Armor, and pay attention to how you transport your bike

Shuttle rub is the wear on a bicycle’s downtube created by the friction from the tailgate/ tailgate pad of a truck and transporting your bike. The friction creates wear marks on the downtube, these scratches and scuffs can wear right through the paint. Not only are these scratches ugly but they can also be detrimental to your bike. You can minimize shuttle rub with RideWrap’s Shuttle Armor.  Learn more about Shuttle Armor.

Washing your bicycle should become significantly easier once your bike is protected. The hydrophobic properties of the RideWrap protection film will hinder mud and dirt’s ability to adhere to the frame. To learn more about the hydrophobic properties there is an article here. For tips on washing your bike, there is an article here.

Dirt, rocks, and trail debris that kicks up off of a rear tire can damage the rear triangle and the seat tube of a bicycle. Your concern about the damage to your frame is up to you. However, if you protect your frame with one of RideWrap’s protection kits, there is no reason to worry. Both Covered Protection kits and Tailored Protection™ kits cover these areas.

RideWrap’s protection kits are designed to perform in all terrain types all over the world. No matter where you live, there are aspects of the terrain you ride on (even pavement) that have the potential to damage your frame and forks’s paint. The simple act of leaning your bike on a concrete post can damage the paint if not protected. No matter where you live RideWrap’s protection kits will benefit your riding experience.

Bike Brands

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Specialized bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Trek bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Yeti bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Marin bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most GT bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here. 

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Mondraker bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Rocky Mountain bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Transition bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cervelo bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Santa Cruz bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Status MTB. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Norco bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Giant bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Salsa bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Forbidden bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most IBIS bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most YT bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Kona bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Airdrop bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Argon 18 bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Antidote bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Atherton bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Banshee bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here. 

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Bjorn bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Bergamont bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most BMC bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Bianchi bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Bulls bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Brodie bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Canyon bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cannondale bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Canfield bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Commencal bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here. 

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cotic bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cinelli bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cove bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Cube bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most DMR bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Dartmoor bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Evolve bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Devinci bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Ellsworth bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Diamondback bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Evil bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Felt bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Fezzari bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Ghost bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Liv bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Intense bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Haibike. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Guerrilla Gravity bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Haro bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Jamis bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Juliana bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Knolly bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Landyachtz bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Look bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Lapierre bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Mongoose bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Niner bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Nicolai bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Nukeproof bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most NS Bikes. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Orbea bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Opus bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Pinarello bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Orange bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Pole bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Privateer bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Polygon bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Propain bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Radon bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Ragley bikes. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Revel bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Ridley bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Rose bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Rossignol bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Scott bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Spawn bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Saracen bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Surly bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Van Dessel bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most We Are One bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap offers Tailored Protection™ kits for most Zerode bicycles. If your bike model is not in the bike library, you can purchase a Covered Protection kit to protect your ride. If you want a Tailored Protection™ kit, you can put in a request here.

RideWrap does not offer Tailored Protection™ kits for Supercycles. However, if you would like to protect your Supercycle you can use either of our universal covered or essential protection kits. If you really want a Tailored Protection™ kit for your supercycle you can request a kit is made here

Payments

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Amex worldwide through either our Square or Stripe payment gateways built right into the site.

We also offer payment through the Paypal gateway with either your Paypal account or credit/debit cards.

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Community

There are several ways to connect with the RideWrap community. Ridewrap hosts events throughout the year. In addition to attending these events, feel free to reach out on any of our social media outlets by tagging, mentioning, and messaging us on Instagram @RideWrap, Facebook @RideWrap, and Tik Tok @RideWrap.

We do! To keep up to date on upcoming events, check out our Instagram here!

To get your bike featured on our Instagram, please tag @ridewrap in your posts and use the hashtag #ridemoreworryless.

We have a large array of riders with varying abilities and tastes. For the most part, our employees ride both the bike park and the Whistler valley. Some crowd favorites in the valley are Howler, the trails on Blackcomb, and Hi Hi, High Side to Business Time then Am/Pm. The bike park fav is, not surprisingly A-Line.

In the summer, when light allows, we try to host shop rides on Wednesday evenings after the workday has concluded. We regularly ride around the Whistler valley with the occasional bike park evening.

RideWrap is involved in trail development and sustainability by supporting WORCA as a silver-level sponsor. In addition to financial support for trails, RideWrap donates time and resources to trail building and maintenance initiatives. We have helped develop and support the super supporter WORCA memberships. In addition, we sponsor toonie events, dig nights, and donate time and labor for other larger-scale events. 

Of course, everyone is welcome! Give us a call the morning of the ride to make sure we are riding that evening. Our phone number is (604)-388-7433.      

Our brand ambassadors are a collection of riders who have been involved in their local cycling community and are stoked to grow the sport of cycling within their communities. This includes trail building, youth camps, coaching, or just riding heaps and getting other people stoked. RideWrap has a dedicated team of ambassadors working their butts off riding more and worrying less because RideWrap has them covered!

If you have a keen eye and the photo is clear, you will see the small, 3mm gaps between different pieces of the Tailored Protection™ kits. However, our bike wraps are practically invisible.

We have a roster of accredited athletes currently running our Tailored Protection™ kits. To name a few, we have Yoann Barelli, Steve Vanderhoark, Reece Potter, and Karsten Madsen using RideWrap protection for almost all cycling disciplines. Check out our full roster on our athlete page.

For all athlete and ambassador requests, please send a rider resume and proposal to community@ridewrap.ca.

Currently, RideWrap merch is only available from RideWrap HQ in Whistler.