Cantitoe Road Shelter bike protection tape £26.99

Transparent scratch protection

BikeRadar score 3/5

The Shelter protection tape kit comprises eight separate pieces designed to protect your beloved frame from scratches, abrasion and – unusually – impact. It’s 1.2mm thick, transparent and when applied it’s almost invisible.

The adhesive is fantastic and moulds to any shape and stays there. We tested it on the down tube, chainstays and under cables. For cable rub it seems overkill at 1.2mm but it works, and the chainstay piece stays in place and does a good job too.

It’s best used to protect your frame on the down tube, which can take a beating. Although we’ve so far had no gripes with the Shelter tape, time will tell if it can repel repeated impacts, especially from sharper-edged hits.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

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