Sometimes it can be tough to cut through the noise at Interbike to find new and interesting products from smaller companies. I found one such product, call Bike Armor, in the new exhibitors area at Interbike and it’s one of those things that I can’t believe no one thought of before.
Bike Armor is basically a self adhesive, clear, thick plastic-like material you can wrap around your bike frame to protect it from nicks and scratches. No more ugly chain stay guards (or in my case discarded inner tube wraps) – just slap a Bike Armor chainstay cover on your bike and the cover practically disappears. In fact I had a hard time photographing the stuff – only the watermark logo gives away that it’s even there.
Bike Armor also offers to custom cut a full set of decals to fit any mountain bike for $79.95 – down tube, shocks, top tube, crank arms, and chain stay. You know – all the spots where rocks and dirt tend to fly! I’m told the decals come off only when you want them to and are easy to install yourself. With more and more carbon fiber and custom paint jobs on the trail these days, Bike Armor seems like a good investment. Plus it won’t cover up your sick graphics!