Frame Protecting Adhesive Tape

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digit3
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by digit3

I have a new carbon MTB frame with gloss paint that I would like to protect (at least the underside of the tubes) and am wondering what kind of tape you would suggest. I am located in the US and would also appreciate a supplier suggestion.

Thanks!

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LEC135
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by LEC135

Helicopter tape

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by kode54

digit3 wrote:I have a new carbon MTB frame with gloss paint that I would like to protect (at least the underside of the tubes) and am wondering what kind of tape you would suggest. I am located in the US and would also appreciate a supplier suggestion.

Thanks!


you can use a 3M material that they use for cars...clearbra. you can get a small roll from griotsgarage.com

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/pro ... y=ourPicks
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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devinci
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by devinci

I used hockey tape, the one you wrap pads and skates with, it does a great job, check out my vertex 2013 in my sig, I put some on the downtube

digit3
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by digit3

Thanks for the ideas. I have also been suggested to use 3M Scotch 2228 and also ICS Racer's Tape.

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by xc71

I use One Industries clear number plate background for Motocross bikes. You get 3 12" x 18" sheets per pack. Any offroad motorcycle shop can get this for you. Stay away from N-Style, Factory Effex, etc. their glue is not as good as the One Ind. stuff. After you clean your frame, do a final prep with alcohol, do it in the warmest dust free room you have, use a hair drier to pre-heat the frame & clear tape. When finished leave it in a warm room for 24 hours before riding.

DavidR1
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by DavidR1

I use Crankskins. It is essentially the same 3M tape listed above, but you get it cut to specific sizes for you. It turns out being a bit cheaper then buying it from Griot's.

tompho
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by tompho

I use Bikeshield kit to protect de frame.


waveblaster
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by waveblaster

It's not exactly tape, but Frame Defender has out a kit with a bunch of different sized pads. They protect but also absorb the impact making it different from other things that just deflect.

http://www.framedefender.com

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by TheRookie

Sheesh and I thought this was weight weenies - all that heavy tape and stuff! :D
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
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by tuba

http://www.veloskin.com

thin, easy to install around tubes and tough

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