Cycling enthusiasts are constantly looking for innovative gear, designs, or new and advanced attributes to improve their performance. Whether it be in the geometry of bicycle frames, or light-weight components and accessories, new technology is the driving force behind most improvements in the cycling world. Cerakote’s ceramic coatings technology brings a tough, durable, light-weight revolutionary finish to the cycling industry.
When shopping for mountain or road bicycles, many cyclists can agree that the overall weight of the bike is one of the more important purchasing attributes. Cerakote is a is a thin film ceramic based single coating (it’s applied at .0005” to .001”) that yields a weight reduction of two to four hundred grams (on average) when compared to powder coat or other paint-based coating applications.
Whether racing or riding for pleasure, road bikes, and off road bikes, especially mountain bikes, are exposed to rugged wear and tear. Cerakote is a ceramic based performance coating. Cerakote offers industry leading durability, hardness, and scratch resistance, as well as chemical resistance, that will protect the overall finish of your bike. Cerakote is not prone to the chipping and blistering commonly found in existing paint finishes, and is not affected by chemicals such as road oil and tar, chain lube and brake fluid.
Additionally, Cerakote’s proprietary formulation provides anti-rust properties that provide exceptional protection for small mechanical parts. In addition, its low coefficient of friction and lubricity means less wear on moving parts which can drastically improve durability while assisting in an overall smoother ride. Reduced friction means improved mechanical efficiency.
Both Cerakote Elite and H-Series are suitable for the majority of bicycle frame refinishing and/or manufacturing. There are endless possibilities for customization on frames, forks, handlebars, stems, seat posts, rims, hubs, spokes, cassettes and other small parts.
Bike manufactures interested in expanding their finishing programs should contact our support representative below. Additionally, our vast network of certified applicators (found here) can help assist you with your next coating projects. Or, if you’re interested in completing the coating yourself, starter kits are available.