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PoleProtectr - Every bicycle needs something to lean on

PoleProtectr is a silicone-rubber stick on top-tube pad designed to reduce the risk of damaging your bicycle frame. Order yours today!

PoleProtectr - Every bicycle needs something to lean on

PoleProtectr is a silicone-rubber stick on top-tube pad designed to reduce the risk of damaging your bicycle frame. Order yours today!

AU$ 1,507
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Do you lean your bike against things?
Do you lean your bike against things?

PoleProtectr is an accessory for any passionate rider. It is an unobtrusive aero-design 3D silicone rubber stick-on designed to seamlessly integrate with your bikes design and reduce the risk of scratching your bicycle frame whilst chaining it up. 

Designed to look good, be unobtrusive and serve both function and form.
Designed to look good, be unobtrusive and serve both function and form.

 We understand a bike is a substantial purchase and our motivation behind developing PoleProtectr was to maintain such an investment.

 

 

We love our bikes and know all too well the disappointment of returning to the bike to discover the frame with a few new scuffs or dings as pictured below.

This has been up until now unavoidable.
This has been up until now unavoidable.

 

We don’t want to clutter your bike and the simplistic but functional design allows PoleProtectr to seamlessly integrate with your bicycle without compromising its aesthetics.

 

PoleProtectr is impact resistant, waterproof and also non toxic.
PoleProtectr is impact resistant, waterproof and also non toxic.

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PoleProtectr essentially acts like a tiny flat cushion between the bike frame and pole.

Put your mind at ease and lean your bike with a PoleProtectr
Put your mind at ease and lean your bike with a PoleProtectr

Without the PoleProtectr the bike frame sits against the pole and unforeseen events could result in bike movement and friction on the frame leading to scratches.

Works with any combination of pole and lock
Works with any combination of pole and lock

PoleProtectr is made for all bikes, big or small. New or old. Cruisers, BMX, hybrids, folding bikes, roads bikes, mountain bikes and even a tandem bike.

 

 

We wanted to deliver a product jam packed with features and benefits a rider will appreciate.
We wanted to deliver a product jam packed with features and benefits a rider will appreciate.

 

 How does PoleProtectr work?  

Application is very easy. Peel and seal. The Poleprotectr can be applied to the top-tube, seat-stays or wherever.

How big is it?

Length: 5.118" / 130mm
Width: 0.393" / 10mm
Height: 0.314" / 8mm

What makes PoleProtectr one of the best accessories on the market?

  • Prevents the bike frame coming in direct contact with the pole or anything you lean your bike against.  
  • Suitable for all bikes.  
  • Available in a variety of colours.  
  • Easy to apply and no maintenance needed.
  • PoleProtectr is impact resistant, waterproof and also non toxic.

 

 

  

 

 

To match your ride PoleProtectr is available in a number of colours.
To match your ride PoleProtectr is available in a number of colours.

 

 

Throughout the brainstorming and development process considerable thought went into ensuring we produced a rubber stick on that would not slide the bike. The pole protector features a concave profile and small nodes to help form a small amount of friction when leaning the bike.

 

There was computer time, measuring, modelling and testing involved in creating an effective mould.
There was computer time, measuring, modelling and testing involved in creating an effective mould.

 

Pouring silicone rubber with orange pigment into a test mould
Pouring silicone rubber with orange pigment into a test mould

 

After some experimentation with different formulations and shapes a successful prototype was developed
After some experimentation with different formulations and shapes a successful prototype was developed

The Poleprotectr has been tested and tested again in the field and out on the road. It's resilient to impact, absorbs shock and above all serves its purpose well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Novak, a Perth based science and adventure enthusiast with a passion for design.  An avid bike rider since four years old who still manages to have an accident or two. Be sure to say hello on social media if you want to know more. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The risks here are minimal. The formulation of the silicone rubber compound and pigment selection is complete and the moulds are ready to be manufactured. A reduced profile backing tape has been sourced and packaging design is being finalised.

Manufacturing can be an unpredictable process, and delays do happen. While we do not anticipate any delays we are working closely with local manufacturers. We continue to refine the moulding process to deliver the finest possible product to our sensational backers. This may lead to ever so slightly differences from the prototypes and does not compromise on functionality or quality.

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