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    The One - down tube protection ideas?

    What is everyone doing for down tube protection on their The One?

    I tried an adhesive backed 1/8" thick neoprene foam rubber strip. It was really just an experiment as Ive seen numerous people recommending it. As you can see Im already destroying it.

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    The One - down tube protection ideas?

    Maybe you're looking for something thicker for that area, but 3M makes some stuff for cars called clear-bra, it's a transparent adhesive protector that goes on with soapy water. You can get it for cheap, cut it to any shape, and it protects really well against scratches and dings. Probably not against something that would dent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BinaryBike View Post
    Maybe you're looking for something thicker for that area, but 3M makes some stuff for cars called clear-bra, it's a transparent adhesive protector that goes on with soapy water. You can get it for cheap, cut it to any shape, and it protects really well against scratches and dings. Probably not against something that would dent though.
    That's what I use as well... Works awesome AND looks good!

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    Thanks guys, yeah I have a 12" x 42" sheet of that 3M clear coat stuff. Have it on my non drive side seat and chain stays and a few other spots to prevent cable rub. I have black gorilla tape on the drive side seat and chain stays. The gorilla tape actually looks pretty good, kinda looks like carbon fiber and its pretty thick. I think Im going to double it up though.

    For the down tube I could try a combination. Gorilla tape first then the neoprene over it. I think the neoprene is pretty useless though, no matter how thick.

    Ive been going stupid fast on this bike just on my local XC trails and a few rock strikes have been pretty nasty already. I've only ridden about 50-60 miles so far haha. Going to Mountain Creek or worse (probably as bad as you can get) Plattekill would seriously mess up the downtube.

    I'm guessing I need some sort of plastic or carbon protector?
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    This looks more promising. Maybe layer the 3M film under it?

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