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Frame Guards | Fork Guards | Crank Guards | Kickstand | Number Plates | Straps | Crank Defenders

 

Frame Guards

One of the main features of our honeycomb, adhesive PVC frame guard is the easy installation, as it provides good ability to adapt to simple curves, as well as repositioning possibilities while installing. Follow this instructions for a PRO finish and durability:

  1. Identify the area to protect and proceed to install in a warm area (avoid installing at temperatures lower than 29ºC/ 68 F). We recommend applying some heat with a hairdryer or heatgun for an easier installation.
  2. Clean the area to protect from dust, mud and debris as well as from rest of oils, or silicones, using alcohol or similar. Use only alcohol or alcohol derivatives. Do not use supermarket cleaners, as they have silicones that are the worst enemy of adhesives.
  3. Apply gently the Frame Guard, rubbing with your hand to help it adapt. While the glue is still fresh, you can reposition it if you placed it badly the first time.
  4. Apply pressure evenly around all the surface to help for a better adhesion
  5. Let it bond for some hours, and go use it!!!

We use a strong automotive-grade adhesive, so for removal, we recommend using a hairdryer or heatgun to soften the adhesive and PVC and to facilitate the operation

 

Fork Guards

AMS honeycomb Fork Guards are very easy and straightforward to install. They have been designed to cover (without the need of trimming) most XC, Trail, All Mountain, Enduro and even DH forks. Follow this instructions for a PRO finish and durability. And watch the video for a graphical explanation:

  1. Clean the fork legs from dust, mud and debris as well as from rest of oils, or silicones, using alcohol or similar. Use only alcohol or alcohol derivatives. Do not use supermarket cleaners, as they have silicones that are the worst enemy of adhesives.
  2. Cut the adhesive backing in two for easier manipulation. You can use the small, rectangular part to decorate arch of your fork, or to use as cable rube protection anywhere.
  3. Before applying, check exactly where you'd want the Fork Guard to be applied. We made two small V marks at the top and bottom of the AMS Fork Guard, to help you align it horizontally.
  4. Apply the center of the Fork Guard from top to bottom, rubbing with your hand gently. While the glue is still fresh, you can reposition it if you placed it badly the first time. Be careful not touching the adhesive side with dirty hands.
  5. Apply pressure evenly around all the surface, from center to the sides to help for a better adhesion
  6. Let it bond for some hours, and go use it!!!. Well we know you can't wait. OK, you can go ;-)

Additional recommendations: 

  • Install in a warm area. Avoid installing at temperatures below 12ºC/53 F.
  • We use a strong automotive-grade adhesive, so for removal, we recommend using a hairdryer or heatgun to soften the adhesive and PVC and to facilitate the operation.

 

Crank Guards

AMS honeycomb Crank Guards are very easy and straightforward to install. They have been designed to cover (without the need of trimming) most Carbon and even aluminum Cranks. Follow this instructions for a PRO finish and durability. And watch the video for a graphical explanation:

  1. Clean the Crank arm from dust, mud and debris as well as from rest of oils, or silicones, using alcohol or similar. Use only alcohol or alcohol derivatives. Do not use supermarket cleaners, as they have silicones that are the worst enemy of adhesives.
  2. Cut the adhesive backing in two for easier manipulation.
  3. Before applying, check exactly where you'd want the Crank Guard to be applied. Depending on the length of the cranks consider to take off the small part.
  4. Apply the center of the Crank Guard from top to bottom, rubbing with your hand gently. While the glue is still fresh, you can reposition it if you placed it badly the first time. Be careful not touching the adhesive side with dirty hands.
  5. Apply pressure evenly around all the surface, from center to the sides to help for a better adhesion.
  6. Let it bond for some hours, and go use it!!!. Well we know you can't wait. OK, you can go ;-)

Additional recommendations: 

  • Install in a warm area. Avoid installing at temperatures below 12ºC/53 F.
  • We use a strong automotive-grade adhesive, so for removal, we recommend using a hairdryer or heatgun to soften the adhesive and PVC and to facilitate the operation.

 

Kickstand

A minimalist and portable bike stand.

First time installation: Pre-adjust depending on your bike type

AMS kickstand bike type examples
  1. Slide into the non-drive crank arm
  2. Rotate cranks and kickstand to almost vertical (5:30 clock position). PRO TIP: Make sure base of the kickstand sits flat
  3. Make final kickstand height adjustments if necessary

Take note of your height setting for future use with this bike. 

Note: It may also be used on inclined surfaces if you block one of the brake levers using a rubber band or similar.

Number Plates

A simple, easy to install and robust number plate so cool that you may want to keep it installed once the race dust is settled.

How to install?:

  1. Bend 90º the 4 attachment strips
  2. Lay out the number plate on your bike to decide if you fix the lower attachment strips over or under the fork clamp. PRO TIP: under if your bike head tube is short (on the DH bike in the video). The idea is that the number plate remains flat once installed
  3. Slide the zip ties through the 3 fixing holes. PRO TIP: Take into account if the lower attachment is over or under the fork clamp. Slide the zip ties through the inside if over (on the Enduro bike in the video). Through the exterior if under (on the DH bike in the video)
  4. Start by fixing the number plate around the handlebar using the zip ties.
  5. Then proceed with the fork clamp. Tight it as needed to adjust to your preferred position.
  6. Tighten the 4 zip ties and cut. Number plate ready 

Straps

The AMS OS Strap has been designed for those Oh Shit!!! (OS) moments when you flat. You'd probably need a tube, tire levers and maybe a CO2 cartridge. You can pack them into a backpack or, as we love, ride backpack free. A smart and elegant solution without hook&loops or metal parts that can damage your frame.

How to install?. Very easy:

1. Wrap your essentials: tube, CO2 cartridge and tire levers as compact as you can

2. Place them on the spot you want to carry them making sure there's no interference with any moving part.

3. Wrap the AMS OS Strap around. It's important to pass the excess strap through the keeper.

4. Tighten the strap uniformly around and go ride!!!

 

Crank Defenders

Defend and style your cranks.

How to install?:

1. Remove pedals and throughly clean crank arms with alcohol or similar. If the crank arm has any kind of adhesive film protector, remove it, as crank arm defenders fit very tight.

2. Lubricate crank arm with oil.

3. Soften the crank arm part with the help of a hairdryer or heat-gun.

4. Immediately lubricate the interior with oil and slide them through the crank arm with the help of a cloth or the tip part

5. Re-install pedals and go ride!!!