Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to common questions about RideWrap and purchasing on this site.
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Should I go for Matte or Gloss frame protection?
The choice is yours!
Check out the video below for a comparison.
How do I select the product options to ensure I have the right protection kit? // Legend
All protection kits have a few options to select before adding them to your cart. Below is a description of the nomenclature used throughout the site and products.
Option 1: Model
The model names are listed as the manufacturer website as much as possible. If you are looking at your bike on the manufacturer website and it says “Nomad” then start by looking at the options for “Nomad”
Each model has some information within the brackets. Something along the line of “(27 – A)”.
The first term is the wheel size, as some models come in varying wheel size… 29 for 29″ wheels, 27 for 27.5″ wheels also known as 650b, 26 for 26″ wheels, etc.
The second term is frame construction… C for Carbon, A for Aluminium, S for Steel. We look and label the kits based on the construction of the Front triangle; some bikes may have a combination of Carbon and Aluminium front and rear triangles, in this case, we will mark the construction of the front triangle, be certain to cross-reference the Model name to ensure it matches the construction of your bike.
So, a model listed as “Nomad (27 – A)” Refers to the aluminium frame construction Nomad with 27.5″ wheels.
Option 2: Year
The year option refers to the model years where the frame design was sold. Typically model year starts a year after the actual year the bike was introduced, for example, the Specialized Enduro 2020 was released in August of 2019, however, its model year is referred to as beginning in 2020.
If the model is current, the introduction year will be followed by “- present”
So the brand new Specialized Enduro S-Works has year options 2020 – Present and 2017 – 2019 for the previous frame model.
Again, we do our best to match how the manufacturers label their bikes.
On some models, we have added additional monikers to the year selections to further aid in the correct association to your bike. For example, Santa Cruz has “V3” or “V4” used to unofficially describe some of their bikes.
We do our best to keep our thumb on the mark for the different years, be sure to do the research surrounding your model to see if there has been a recent change to the frame geometry.
Option 3: Size
This is your bike size. Most brands utilize the S – XL monikers, however, some brands are moving away from this. We match as best we can to the size options as listed on the manufacturer’s website.
Option 4: Finish
This option lets us know whether to produce your kit in Gloss or Matte.
Gloss is very shiny/polished. Think of that new car shine.
Matte, sometimes referred to as satin, is dull/not shiny. Different manufacturers use different degrees of matte, so not every matte will match perfectly. We have produced our films to match the widest range of matte bike finishes.
We only list models, years, and sizes that we have available. If yours is not listed at any of these levels, then we do not currently have the matching kit for your bike. Other models, years, and sizes will not fit your bike. If this is the case, please put in a kit request and we will explain the options available to you as well as try our best to source a bike to design. Read more on this subject here.
Are protection kits DIY friendly?
The kits are absolutely DIY friendly. We have approached the product two-fold for our customers, a rider can easily grab a couple of beers and install the kit over a couple of hours, or they can visit one of our dealers to have the full-service experience.
All kits come with the required installation tools and very detailed instructions.
What is self-healing film?
RideWrap films have a self-healing top coat that allows light scuffs, scratches and marks to dissipate with either direct sunlight or a gentle heat using a hair dryer; it’s tough to explain, but they literally disappear. We often show customers this process by scratching up some extra film and taking a hair dryer to it; it really is a cool feature and in the end, it keeps frames/forks looking fresh for so much longer than unprotected.
Do I need to fully pull apart my bike to install?
You only need to remove wheels, chain, and guards (non-stick on type) to install a Tailored Protection Kit.
For best results, we suggest removing any factory installed film, but this is your choice. As placement is varied, we do not accommodate these pieces in our Kits.
For Covered and Essential kits you need only remove as needed.
Do you have any install videos/instructions?
Each kit ships with detailed installation instructions. Be sure to read them before you start your install.
Also, we have a video. Everybody likes videos.
My bike isn’t available, can you make me a Tailored Kit?
We try our best to continually be adding bike models to our stock list. If you cannot see your model on the upcoming bikes list, there are a couple options.
- Put a request in and we will try our best to get our hands on a version and create a kit. For rarer models, this can take sometime so be sure to pickup a Covered Kit in the interim to stay protected.
- Get your frame to Whistler. All kit design is completed in Whistler, the upcoming kits list tends to coordinate with bikes taking advantage of our drop off service. You are welcome to organize shipping or your frame to our office and we will make the kit for you.
Note: We only provide service at the standard rate for current model frames. ‘Current Model’ means that it is the geometry that the manufacturer is currently making. We are happy to make you a one-off kit for an old model or custom build, but the cost and schedule will be quoted on a case by case basis.
My Tailored kit is not listed, can I use this other Model/Year/Size?
Tailored protection kits are designed to be model and size-specific. If all the model, year, and size details do not match your particular bike, we do not have a perfect match yet for you. We wish we did.
Our team puts in a huge effort to source and design as many kits as possible, however, there are always some that we have not had the pleasure of acquiring yet. We apologize. There are a few options that we have in this case:
Bring us your bike
Our shop in Whistler is where all the magic goes down, bring us your bike and we will be happy to take our measurements and create a kit for your model. Get in touch and lets make it happen.
Check out our Covered Kit
While we know its not the full coverage of the Tailored kit, we have used our deep library of bikes and data to design these bike frame size-specific kits. We used all the measurements that we’ve acquired in order to design a kit that offers the max coverage with minimal trimming. In addition, these kits offer the most protection by film area available per dollar spent.
Put in a Kit Request
Drop us a kit request and we will A) do our best to source your particular model B) let you know as soon as it is available.
Can I remove a bike protection kit?
Realistically, there is no need to remove your RideWrap as it is always a selling feature for the next owner and with self-healing features it stays looking great. BUT if you want to remove the kit it is super easy and user-friendly using a gentle heat to soften the adhesive bond, then peeling it off gently.
We have chosen our adhesives to ensure that they are removable. This balance between bond and removability is very important as paint quality can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and is needed to ensure you don’t damage the paint.
Can I order a replacement piece?
Yes! We charge shipping as well as a small fee for the needed pieces. Get in contact with us to set this up.
Please include your Order Number and the Piece Number(s) from your kit.
Can I change, edit or cancel my order?
If you made a mistake, reply to your order confirmation email adding URGENT to the subject line along with your change instructions and we might be able to catch it. If your order has shipped, our returns policy will apply.
If you need a different product to the one that has shipped, we suggest placing another order while we process your return. We do not have an Exchange process.
Order may be subject to applicable import taxes in your country. We cannot edit your invoice to display an order value less than we have charged you to reduce your import duty bill.
When will my protection kit ship?
We try and ship your RideWrap products as fast as possible. Due to the high number of models, we produce all our kits ‘on-demand’ specifically for your order. For in-stock designs, we produce them the same day or the next morning and ship daily at 3pm. For models designated as ‘in-design’ we are still fine-tuning the kit, these will ship as soon as they are ready, typically 5-7 business days.
If you made a mistake, reply to your order confirmation email adding URGENT to the subject line along with your change instructions and we might be able to catch it. If your order has shipped our returns policy will apply.
All orders will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking info (if available) as soon as they are shipped.
Where’s my order?
All shipped orders receive a shipping confirmation and tracking information to the email provided at purchase. Click on the tracking link to see where your product is currently on its journey and the anticipated delivery date.
Note: All delivery times on our site are estimates, we cannot guarantee delivery times. Please wait 14 days beyond our estimated delivery times before contacting us if your item has not been received.
Can I return my products?
Yes we accept returns of RideWrap products purchased on RideWrap website within 14 days of purchase. Products must be unused, not damaged and not peeled from the backing (for protection kits). All original tags and stickers must still be attached. Apart from the box, if it doesn’t still look brand new, we can’t sell it as new!
Please see the full Returns Policy for more details.
I ordered the wrong kit, can I exchange it?
We do not have an exchange process. If you need a different item, please make a return for your existing order and place a new order for the correct product.
Do I need an account?
No. Account creation is optional, to checkout as a guest follow the checkout and payment instructions supplied.
If you would like to create an account to maintain your orders, you can do so as part of the ‘Customer Information’ step of the checkout.
I forgot my password. How can I login?
How can I contact RideWrap?
You can contact us by using any of the following methods …
- Using our Contact Us feature (on the bottom-right of our website)
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can my shop/dealer offer RideWrap?
Yes. We would love to have your shop offer RideWrap products to customers. We have found this to be an invaluable accessory for customer’s long term satisfaction.
Please email us at email@example.com with the following details below and we will provide some more information on being a dealer.
or skip a step and go straight to the Dealer Sign-up.
In Canada, our Collective Series products (Covered, Essential, Shuttle Armor and MORE) are available directly through Orange Sport Supply.
Tailored Protection is only available direct from our site.
We offer a reciprocal EP program for Mountain Biking and Outdoor Industry employees.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your work/shop email account (not personal email) for an EP code.
How can I pay?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Amex worldwide through either our Square or Stripe payment gateways built right into the site.
We also offer payment through the Paypal gateway with either your Paypal account or credit/debit cards.
Is my credit card information safe on RideWrap?
Our website traffic is encrypted with an SSL certificate to protect your information at all times. We use third-parties, Square, Stripe and Paypal, to process our transactions. We do not store your credit card information on our website database or on our servers.