It is a warm summer morning; you get up early, hop on your road bike, and pedal to meet friends in the dawn light. The start of the ride is chilly, wearing just shorts and a jersey. But, it will warm up in the next hour as the sun creeps into the sky, shining rays of warmth as you crest high points of the rolling hills in the surrounding farmland. The journey to the coffee shop is brisk but refreshing. You are excited to meet your riding partners, have an espresso, and start the day. The sun rises early this time of year, allowing for an extra 20 kilometers on the bike in the morning. The extra couple of kilometers allows a less aggressive warmup and a more relaxing cooldown.
These super-light, delicate, and precise machines that you spend countless hours on are kept in premium condition. The added maintenance ensures nothing goes wrong during the hours before and after your workdays. To a similar tune, your friends take the same precautions to ensure few mid-ride mechanicals and prolonged stoppages occur. However, in all the effort to ensure these road bikes are dialed, why do few road riders use RideWrap?
Tailored Protection™ for Road Bikes
RideWrap produces Tailored Protection™ kits for many road bikes. A Tailored Protection™ kit protects up to 95% of your road bike’s frame and fork. The protection kit will help keep your ride looking fresh for the lifetime of the bike. The road debris that can kick up off the tire in front of you will not be able to chip the paint on your frame. The odd time you end up on a gravel road, the fear of rocks and dirt damaging your road bike will fade from your mind as you know RideWrap has you covered.
Race Applications for Road Bike Frame Protection
Road racing is a difficult endeavor, especially at the top tier of the sport. Racing bikes on the world stage in races like the Paris-Roubaix demands a lot from the bike and rider. In the coveted race, the Paris-Roubaix, aptly nicknamed the Hell of the North, crazy weather and road conditions are factors in the winners of the race. Mud build-up and tire clearance are a constant issue while battling the cobbles between Roubaix and Paris. RideWrap protection kits have hydrophobic qualities that repel mud and dirt. These qualities prevent road debris from adding detrimental weight to the bicycle’s frame.
RideWrap Minimizes Wear and Tear
Leave the fears of chain slap in the past. The rare multi-rider collisions in group rides leave riders and bikes scarred. These crashes can be less scary if your bike’s protected with RideWrap Tailored Protection™ road kits. The knowledge that your bike is less likely to incur damage as you go down can reduce the sting of the crash. The bike protection allows you to worry about yourself rather than the bike.
The Arguments against Road Bike Protective Film
Many road bikers argue that they don’t need bicycle protection. There is a common misconception that RideWrap is only for mountain bikes, or bikes that are ridden hard and not maintained. This thought process is an understandable mistake. However, the lack of perceived risk does not equate to the total dismissal of protective measurements. Many riders still wear helmets, even though they don’t think they ride aggressively. Why would you wear a helmet if you are not going to have an accident? This same argument can apply to protecting your bikes. The protection is for the if rather than the when. Even if crashes and mishaps are a rarity, the probability remains a reality. So, being prepared is a must.
Bike frame protection has many benefits, in addition to the prevention of cable rub, scuffs, scratches, and damage from road debris. The added value of RideWrap for road bikes is in the intricacies. No matter the bike fit or frame material RideWrap Tailored Protection™ can protect the resale value of your road bike. The protective film will keep the frame looking brand new, while heel rub on the chainstays will only affect the protective film. RideWrap can keep your bike looking new, protecting your investment allowing you to enjoy your bike for longer before looking to trade up. Furthermore, having RideWrap on your drop bar bike can save you time when cleaning your bike. The hydrophobic properties repel water, dirt, and road grime keeping the bike cleaner and making the wash process quicker.
Key Benefits of Protecting your Road Bike
- Protects the bike from road grime, paint chips, and debris
- Increases resale value
- Maintains the factory paint jobs finish
- Peace of mind when riding and storing the bike
- The bike is easier to clean
Order your Road Bike Protection Kits Now
Both the Road and Gravel Covered Protection and the Tailored Protection™ kits are in stock and ready to be shipped. The option to save your road bike from rock chips and chain slap are here. We have you covered with RideWrap protection kits.