This is an excellent kit that came with everything I needed to get back on the road. My suggestion is watch all predators videos and watch them again. Then take your time and follow instructions. Great kit.
I do have to echo the comment below (or will it be above?) me, shipping was incredibly fast!
The area I was looking to repair was a small crack on the underside of my top tube. I think people could argue a lot about how dangerous this actually is, but I had it for almost a year and the crack never grew; I deemed that I was pretty fortunate it was not more of a load bearing area (relatively speaking), but I needed to do something.
I found the kit through a quick Google search. I might've been able to go cheaper or even individually scrap together the materials I needed for less, but I had no experience with carbon fiber repair so that would be foolish, even for me. The existence of the video went a long way in convincing me that this kit and process was something I could take at face value.
As far as difficulty goes,on a technical level it's extremely easy. To get a nice finish, I think having an eye for symmetry and alignment is going to help a lot, and most importantly in my case, I wish I had a mount for my bike so I could view the application from multiple angles without having to move my bike. Artistry over mechanic's sense will help you more than anything, in my opinion, with getting a good result.
After completing the repair, I was extremely happy to find that I couldn't deform the tube by squeezing it anymore, it feels rock solid! The only con really is that I need to figure out how to conceal/integrate the carbon fiber threads with my bike's original appearance.
First off, thank you for the fast shipping! The kit got to me in one day and I started my repair that evening. I had a small crack on the rear chain stay and it was actually an easier fix than what I expected. The kit had everything I needed and I saved a lot of money and down time versus sending the bike in and waiting for a repair. I was able to get out on the road 2 days later which was great (I don’t have a second bike unfortunately). Thanks
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