Mountain biking constantly exposes your bike to weathering and a variety of rough terrain elements that can wear it down if it's not properly protected. Bikes can be quite expensive too, so it is a good idea to protect your investment.
By using bike frame protective tape, your bike will continue to look great for a long time, and when it's time to resale and upgrade it, you will get top market value. Here, we want to explain why AMS is your best choice when it comes to safeguarding your precious bike.
What can you use to protect your bike frame?
There are different options available to protect your frame but most imply using some sort of protective adhesive on vulnerable areas of your bike. You will find kits that offer minimal protection and others that will cover most of your frame. Some riders even venture to craft their own using common tape and other supplies, but this approach is usually not efficient. The best option is, of course, to use protective kits made with materials that work efficiently at protecting your bike.
Using AMS protection vs other protective tapes
AMS frame guards effectively protect your bike from impacts, scratches, and cable rubbing. They are made of a highly resistant PVC material with a honeycomb texture that provides a unique look and feel. As opposed to other bike frame protective tape, AMS protection will not degrade or yellow over time; it will last longer than your bike.
The kits are super easy to install without bubbles appearing below the stickers, and the precut shapes adapt to the curves of your frame. Your bike will be protected and ready to tackle difficult tracks in no time.
We know style is important, so forget about dull or colorless protection tapes; AMS frame guards come in a variety of patterns and colors that will improve the look of your bike.
AMS understands the importance of protecting your frame in off-road conditions, that’s why we have designed protective kits so you can tackle difficult tracks with peace of mind knowing that your bike is well protected. The quality of our frame protection has been recognized by the German magazine World of MTB as it was included in their ‘Best of 2023’ awards.
Which areas of your bike require protection?
At the most basic level, you should use a bike frame protective tape on your downtube, top tube, and areas subject to cable rubbing. Your chainstays are also an area of concern that is close to moving parts of your bike.
The chain bouncing up and down can chip away and damage the paintwork in this area, so it definitely requires protection. It is also a good idea to protect your crank arms from damage that may come from placing your feet on and off the pedals.
AMS offers different protection kits depending on which areas you need to cover. We start with basic protection kits all the way total protection kits designed to cover your main triangle, fork, stays, and extra parts. Check out our frame guards section to see all the available kits.