Therefore, how do you protect your investment? I know that it’s a mountain bike and abuse is a known entity but our bikes are our little babies which we covet and are proud of. I can’t afford a race car so a bike as is close as I can get to an exotic vehicle! I think a lot us would feel bummed if our bike got to be chewed up? Keeping the bike in good shape also helps it’s resale value.
Most of us use a chainstay protector to protect the frame from the chain but the rest of the bike tends to get abused. Sometimes with a new bike or some part kits you get those little clear stick-on button sized protectors to prevent cable rubbing damage, but that is usually all we have for protection. Minds which just went to the gutter, this is not a form of birth control. Don’t be a fool, vulcanize your tool.
ISC Racers Tape started out in the early 80′s making colored duct tape for auto racing and has since expanded to an entire line of tape for multiple uses. The parent company ISC was founded by Paul Northrop in the early 70′s making tape and industrial packaging products and the business has expanded in the years since and his 4 sons now manage the business. Dan and Dave Northrop who run the sales for ISC Racers Tape compete in drag racing, actually the whole clan pitches in to help out. Thanks Dan for the tape to test!
Their Surface Guard Tape product is the perfect candidate for protecting a mountain bike. The Surface Guard Tape is an extremely tough conformable polyurethane tape which was formerly referred to as helicopter/leading edge tape. Helicopter tape was originally developed by helicopter technicians to protect helicopter rotors and to cover and protect exposed areas from flying debris. Most of the early use of the Surface Guard Tape was for drag racing and other auto sports and has been supplied to NASCAR, F1 and WRC racing teams. It has many applications such as protection for motorcycles, trucks, autos, trailers, bicycles, boats, households and anything you could think of. The tape is an outdoor grade which means it has excellent ultra violet protection, and will not yellow over time. Surface Guard will protect any surface that is prone to scratching, chipping, and weathering.
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