I have installed quite a few decal kits where you have to use a solution to slide it around and then squeegee the water and air bubbles out. I chose this Uplnd Stoke frame protection kit so I wouldn't have to hassle with that. I couldn't be more pleased. I did my whole Ibis Ripmo and not a single bubble. Every piece fit perfectly. I would go with this brand again in a heartbeat.
This product is great. It’s easy to install, so long as you bike is clean and you follow their directions. The pieces are cut up in to sizes that are easy to manage, and place. I’ve used Invisiframe before, and I feel Uplnd’s coverage is just as good, and the material they use is a little thicker and more durable. The only piece that wasn’t in the kit that I wish they made was a piece that would go on the inside of the wheel well that bridges the Drive Side and Non-Drive Side chain stays (SB150 kit). There was enough material left over from the cut-outs that I was able to make my own though, it’s just not as pretty.
We put protectors on all of our portable electronics, why wouldn't we protect something that costs 4x as much? I love the strength, durability, and ease of installation with Uplnd Stoke - they make a product that fits well, works well, and i just plain awesome. I know that the rocks I love so much don't quite like my bike, and I have the confidence to ride over varied terrain. These frame protectors are unlike anything out there and worth the extra dollars. The only question is whether you should go clear or get a custom design!
With racing, shuttling and traveling around the world, my bikes are put through the wringer. Uplnd Stoke are the first frame protectors that I have used that provide substantial protection against the natural elements on the trail, shuttling in the back of a truck, and pushing my bike to its limits on a variety of terrain. The initial investment will pay dividends if I go to sell the bike, and more importantly, maintain my stoke on the trail the next time I crash or pull it off of a shuttle. All of my bikes will be protected with Uplnd Stoke from here on out! Thanks for creating a product that is far and above any others on the market!
I bought two sets, a matte transparent set for my husband's bike and the Yeti Beti pattern one for mine. My Yeti Beti is a 2017 and Uplndstoke created one that would match that year's color. They also helped me with choosing the correct set for my husband's bike. The customer service alone deserves 5-stars. As far as the product itself goes, both were super easy installs and look great. I have "used" mine and the frame and paint job remain untouched where the film took the hit. This looks to be a solid product.