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Shelter Off-Road is a transparent shock and scratch-resistant adhesive tape. It provides reliable protection to the carbon fiber or metal structures it’s applied to. “Off-Road” is perfect for heavier duty off-road riding.
How it works
Shelter Off-Road has a 0,2 mm scratch-resistant upper layer with a gummy (viscoelastic) 1 mm layer underneath. This unique, composite construction allows Shelter to spread impact energy within its structure, without transmitting it or reducing it very efficiently.
Shelter Off-Road is the thickest Shelter, and it’s perfect for heavier duty off-road riding. Shelter Road (0,6 mm thick) is best for lighter off-road riding or gravel/cyclocross applications. Shelter ZeroDue (0,2 mm thick) is great for the protection of road bikes or surfaces mostly subject to wear and friction, like crank arms.
With a weight of 0,130 g per square centimeter, Shelter Off-Road generates the following results:
(*) tolerance +/- 10% on width and length
Adhesion of Shelter is defined as “semi-structural”, so very strong but not permanent. After being applied, it takes Shelter 8 hours before developing its optimal bonding. After that, normal bicycle use or washing won’t affect it, but it can be removed – if needed – without damaging the underlying paint.
Application of Shelter doesn’t require special tools or procedures, just normal skills, and patience:
You can use your bicycle immediately after applying the Shelter, remembering that the full adhesion is achieved after 8 hours.
To remove the Shelter, peel it off slowly, making sure not to delaminate it. Doing so, Shelter won’t leave any trace of glue on the surface it was formerly attached to, even after several years.
The shelter is transparent but won’t turn yellowish over time, thanks to its UV protection. It will even protect the underlaying frame paint from UV degradation.
IMPORTANT: after the removal of the Shelter, there may be differences in colors between protected areas and not, in the case of fluorescent paints or bright colors.
The transmission of vibrational energy through any structure can be reduced by introducing visco-elastic materials at discrete points. It’s exactly what Shelter does, providing stiff carbon frames with protection but also contributing to reducing vibrations. An example of that is Shelter Wheel Kit.
There are watermark “Shelter Effetto Mariposa” logos inside the Shelter structure, impossible to remove. Both “Effetto Mariposa” and “Shelter” are registered trademarks.
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