Bike Cover Suggestions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mikie, May 11, 2018.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    When I take my bike to work, I would take it in to my office. Not so it won’t get stolen, but to get it out of the blazing Antelope Valley sun. So, I’m looking for a cover I can put on it while it sits on my 1UpUSA rack until I leave from work to go for my ride.
    I have done some searching but have not found what I’m looking for.

    Be great if it had like cups built in it that slip on the ends of the Grips with elastic to draw it tight as well as a way to hook on the back of the seat to have a 3 point cling to it. Then it could drape down to cover the bike. That way you don’t lose it in the wind. I would take it off while driving...
    Any suggestions? Or is that my next imtbgear product!
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I know how hot and dry it gets up there. Seems like it would just bake under a cover, outdoors. And then you have that nasty wind trying to blow the cover away. And that dust and sand that can come with the wind. I would bring it indoors somehow or another, out of the extremes. Sorry, I know that doesn't help, but if it was me,...
     
  3. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    I used to do the same thing and used a cheap motorcycle cover. They are designed to fit over something with two wheels and handlebars so it worked pretty well.
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I’m on the inside now meaning I have to go through a turnstile to get to my office. For the last 3 1/2 years I was located in an office out in the parking lot so we could interview people without having to badge or escort them. No office option now. Thanks!

    Oh, and you nailed it on the AV weather conditions!
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I have such a simple idea in my head. One size fit all, held on with stretchy material between seat and each end of the bars.
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Is your idea ventilated/breathable?

    Does it zipper open/close?

    Is it satin silver in color?
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    BBQ cover, with holes & grommets added where necessary, and shock cord or bungees to close.

    Should work. ;)
     
  8. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5, 16 Spec Camber29
  9. Grego

    Grego MTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Out of all the ones I have looked at so far, I do like your amazon suggestion, thanks @muni !

    @Grego ........ there is just no hope for you.
     
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  11. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5, 16 Spec Camber29
    No problem sir. Can I ask something? Can you put you still own your Yeti. This site is so Santa Cruz biased. Lol @herzalot
     
  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    There! Fixed it for you my Yeti Brothah!
     
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  13. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5, 16 Spec Camber29
    LoL. Thank you sir.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Well, it’s stretchy in a triangle fashion between the Grips and the saddle, then simply drapes down (I guess it could be a floral print) on both sides of the bike with enough to cover the upper half of the tires. It could be strapless and low cut but I don’t think she would want to parade about the parking lot like a whore...
    I’m the whore both cheap and easy...:coffee:
     
  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    The more open to the air it is (not sealed), the more of a parachute/sail it will become if/when it is subject to direct wind storms. Not even sure straps could hold it in place (for long) unless it is completely breathable. But to make it breathable so that it doesn't act like a sail (heavy mesh density?), just how much protection is it going to offer from the elements? Much thought this product will require...

    Perhaps the easy route here (and longer lasting than heavy duty trash bags) is an oversized tarp that you can spend a few minutes bungee cording down around the bike when your car is parked (not to be driven with the tarp attached!)?
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Invent it. Make a lot of money. Like Post It Notes. Well, maybe not quite the market.
     
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  17. jimbowho

    jimbowho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    12 GT sensor 29r
    Cover with beach towel. Rubber bands over grips and saddle. When not in use it can double as a gear-up rug.
     
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  18. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Get a van. Works as a people cover in a pinch.
     
  19. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Coverking and Covercraft make custom covers for just about anything.

    COVER.PNG
     
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