Bopworx Protects Your Bikes from Shipping and Travel, as well as Eachother

Whole Bike

At one time or another we all travel with our bike(s) and may even ship them to a destination every so often. Our bikes are fine tuned machines that many of us are proud of and anytime we ship or pile them against other bikes, we wince a little with every jostle and bump.

The folks at Bopworx tried different things like using towels and even gloves to protect their bikes (and reduce wincing). After searching and finding nothing better than those makeshift cushions, they decided there should be a better solution to protect our two wheeled investments.

Don’t want any scratches on your baby? Maybe it’s time to use new protection…

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Bopworx has launched on Kickstarter to get these products off the ground. If you go into your garage or climate controlled bicycle sanctuary and look at the rear stays of your bikes, often you will see little scrapes or scratches from nothing more than being parked or stacked with other bicycles. The Bike Bumper and Double Bumper attach to the frames to protect against this very situation. The single Bike Bumper is a pad that simply straps onto the frame and is designed to protect the bike from things like the inside of a shipping box. The Double Bumper has a strap on both sides and rotates in the middle so 2 bikes can be attached and protected from each other.

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One of the most vulnerable and sensitive to change parts on our bike is the rear derailleur. The slightest pressure against it can throw it off just enough to ruin your ride, and The Rear Derailleur Guard was developed to prevent that from happening. To attach it, you simply loosen the rear quick release on the rear wheel, slip it in, and re-tighten it. Like the Bike Bumpers, its made of strong impact resistant materials and has a stainless tab that attaches it to the rear axle. Only compatible with quick release wheels, a Bike or Double Bumper might do the job on thru axle equipped bikes.

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Bopwrap protects much of the main parts of the bike and unlike towels or foam padding attaches securely without tools and can be reused several times.

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The Fork Guard protects your bicycle’s forks from damage when cramming the bike in the back of the car, a bike case, or simply in storage. The soft rubber finish prevents cuts and scrapes on the interior of your vehicle as well. The wheels roll on the Fork Guard making loading into your vehicle a whole lot easier and is much more stable than just the bottom of your forks on the ground. A detachable caliper spacer keeps your disc brake pistons from closing if you have disc brakes, yet snaps cleanly out of the way if you don’t need it.

The Fork Guard has been developed for universal use with all bicycle types and has been specifically designed to work with any new axle standards that might come out in the future. It comes standard with adapters for quick release and 15mm through axles, with other axle sizes sold separately.

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To be used in conjunction with the Fork Guard, the Fork Stand is an easy to use stand for performing basic bike maintenance or washing. It folds easily out of the way making it easy to store and ship with your bike to your destination.

Check out their video below and Kickstarter page for more information.

BopWorx.com

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Ray Freitag
Ray Freitag
6 years ago

Yes, I’m backing up these guys. Cheers

mountguitars
mountguitars
6 years ago

Or I’ll just get a rack a roof rack?

greg
greg
6 years ago

Roof rack – the parking garage entrance leaves bigger scratches than the other bikes on the rear rack ever did!
This is a good idea. If it’s well thought out, versatile, and reasonably priced, they’ll really have something.

Pillz
Pillz
6 years ago

Cool stuff! Can you make one for the rear derailleur with wheels off? I log a ton of miles and often get in cars with hi end road bike. Usually I end up taking off the wheels and the rear der gets in danger.

Nice ideas!

Matthew
Matthew
6 years ago

If you want to buy this/back this, go for it. But it seems like a problem already solved by foam pipe insulation and tape to me.

flo
flo
6 years ago

Looks good – and they are not the first with that idea: http://www.dirtlej.de/

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

Seems like there products do way more than any foam pipe insulation and tape do for me. I love the look of these products especially the rear derailleur guard and fork guard and will be backing them.

Stravarious
Stravarious
6 years ago

Adding this protection should help your bike survive the trip, but they should have a new compatible box as well. This protection adds extra width and an average bike box won’t accommodate the extra bulkiness.

cldymnky
6 years ago

Looks like a great idea. The only thing that comes to mind is the tediousness of positioning the protection and having to snap all those latches when it goes on the bike and then having to unlatch them to use the bike and the same process backwards to transport the bike. I’m also kinda impatient. When i get to the trail I’m ready to go and an extra minute feels like ten.

Durianrider
Durianrider
6 years ago

I fly with my bike more than anyone I know and I just use a normal card box with some foam pipe. Foam pipe should last you about 100 years before it breaks down and card boxs are easily recycled.

If you are that worried about little cosmetic scratches then stay at home and keep the bike on the wall.

A used bike is a scratched bike. Simple as that.

Guest
Guest
6 years ago

This ^^^^^

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
6 years ago

@durianrider- 100 dentists disagree

saddlesniffer
saddlesniffer
6 years ago

Did anyone else notice the peddles do not match on that first picture. Really though. Who’s ridding a mountain shoe and a road shoe at the same time…

esc8engn
esc8engn
6 years ago

if you can mass manufacture those RD protectors on the cheap, i’ll buy 100 of them for my shop.

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

I like the fork protection and rear hanger protection. I occasionally fly with my bike in a Thule case.. I always cringe when I strap the case closed, worrying that I will compress and break the fork (I know, paranoia at its best).

As for scratches and what not, I don’t mind.. what I do mind is when TSA cuts your locks (even though you offered them the key when checking in.. different airports I guess, BWI used my key, IND just cut the locks), and then throws the cut locks (lots of sharp edges) into the case, does not actually strap the bike back down internally so it shifts around in flight and has little sharp lock bits bouncing around and chipping away at your carbon frame… yeah I was not impressed… I filed a complaint but I doubt anything will happen.