Revolution Protect Floor Saver  £12.71

8/10

Well worth the money for preserving domestic harmony and nice flooring

Weight 240g   Contact  www.edinburghbicycle.com

by Shaun Audane   April 18, 2009  

Revolution Protect floor saver in use

Revolution’s ingenious protect floor saver might be just the ticket should your bike live indoors-particularly in rented properties. It’s a nylon skirt that engulfs the wheels and transmission protecting flooring from the ravages of wet or muddy steeds.

Fitting couldn’t be simpler. Unpack it from its stuff sac and open the draw-string as far as it allows. Lay the floor saver like an open sack and plonk the bike in. Erect the cover over the wheels, close the Velcro tab and adjust cord snugly to prevent it unravelling. A generous 60cm height conceals the transmission-great for swaying wary B&B owners or persuading a significant other that the best bike should reside in the spare bedroom. For best results, remove panniers for a snug, tailored fit but if you felt particularly lazy, it still works with smaller models in situ.

Performance is generally excellent, with virtually no stains or leakage. While the material seems generally robust, those habitually riding in very wet or muddy conditions (rough stuff tourists, cyclo crossers and mountain bikers) with nice carpets would be advised to go the belt and braces approach, laying plastic matting beneath the floor saver. Summing up, it's an elegant solution to the perennial problem of keeping bikes safely indoors without damaging furnishings and represents particularly good value compared with the expense of professional cleaning.

Verdict

Well worth the money for preserving domestic harmony and nice flooring.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Revolution Protect Floor Saver

Size tested: N/A

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

It is basically a nylon cover engulfing the wheels and transmission so as to protect carpet and other flooring. Intended primarily at cyclists keeping their bikes indoors, it is also intended for touring cyclists wanting to keep their bike in the room of a guest house or B&B

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Thin but robust nylon with draw-string and velcro closures. With the notable exception of a long wheel based recumbent and other specialist steeds, it accomodates anything from a track bike through to expedition MTB with guards.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

Thin but surprisingly robust.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Prevents water and other contaminants bleeding through and once adjusted to fit, stays in position.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10

Weighing 240g it's unobtrusive and packs nicely into panniers or larger seat packs.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Will save your deposit or a small fortune in carpet cleaning costs.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It has performed faultlessly, although a slightly thicker base would've earned it an extra point.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Ease of fitting and sensible dimensions.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 1m 81  Weight: 70 kilos

I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset  My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

3 user comments

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Bought one of these a few weeks ago for keeping bike in a holiday cottage - its excellent. It’s a rebadged generic chinese item, and none the worse for that - ProBikeKit do the same thing but for more money. I also have Revolution wheel bag which is really top quality for just under £13. I can also recommend the PBK Bike Transmission Cover, currently on offer at under £5 posted!

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18th April 2009 - 11:00

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Cheers for the tip amazon - just been to PBK and got the chain cover, as well as seeing a decente jersey for a tenner that parker are selling for 40 quid!

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
18th April 2009 - 20:06

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PBK are good for bargains like that, anyone else spotted the wiggle pricedrop zone? A bit hit and miss but worth a gander.

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19th April 2009 - 22:23

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