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  • Chain Slider?

     tomlevell updated 11 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
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  • chrisv8

    23 September 2009 at 7:48 am

    My chain runs prettys close to the bottom of the chainstay when in the lower rings and touches at certain points of the travel, while its probably not an issue as you shouldn’t really be doing anything in that gear I wouldn’t like the chainstay to get damaged.

    On my motorbike I’ve got a (factory fitted) nylon block the chain runs over to stop the chain slapping the swingarm, just wondering if anything exist for a MTB.

  • liamdud

    23 September 2009 at 10:29 am

    have a look on this page there are a few chainstay protectors on there

  • mong

    23 September 2009 at 10:50 am

    fablon available from boyes etc etc makes for some good frame and component protection !!

    available in a choice of paterns etc etc and super cheap!!

    a nice mahogany polished effect…. mmmm !!! 😆


  • chrisv8

    23 September 2009 at 11:57 am

    LOL :lol:, No.

    I’ve got a chainstay protector, its not chain slap I am trying to prevent, besides i’ve got a tensioner so slap is virtually non existant.

    The problem is at some points of the suspension travel in low gears it is possible for the chain to rub the lower chainstayunderneath , I want something that the chain can run over to prevent it sawing the chainstay off.

    The below photo kind of illustrates what I am after, I’m suprised a lot of long travel bikes dont have this problem, most run singles I suppose.

  • tomlevell

    23 September 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Your only powering the chain with your legs though so the actual harm is going to be minimal.

    Carbon cable rub pads.

    Helicopter tape

    Electricians taps.

    They’ll all do the job and some may need replacing faster than the other.

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