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What's the material that I see on the chainstay of bikes to protect it from chain slap? It's secured with zipties.
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tubes or tires.. THE makes a chainstay protector also.
 

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Best chain protector is tube. Not the half-ass stick it on and zip tie it -- people put so much money in their bikes - pretty colors, shiny parts, custom helmets, then basically slapa peanut-filled-shyt-log on their chainstays.

Use a full XC tube, or cut open and use a 1.5-2" wide strip -- wrap the stay like roadie handlebars, and use vinyl tape (electric) to lock down the end. Depending on the size and cut of the tube, you can make a light cover or a heavy duty guard.

ALSO - for FSR riders, just get a roadie tube (small diameter) dissasemble the horst links and slide the tube over the stay - ULTRA clean!!
 

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I've used...

electrical tape in the past as well. I have found the cloth bar tap for road bikes works really well. It reduces the amount of noise and protects for a good while. The lizard skins break down really quickly. I haven't used a tire or tube to know how they hold up.
 

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I am using the Lizard Skin it was cheap and seems to be holding up well
 

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on my dh bike it came with a nice lizard skins with zip ties, works well. i also use hockey tape on my HT and it works great
 

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Deweydude said:
I am using the Lizard Skin it was cheap and seems to be holding up well
mine lasted 1 1/2 years riding 3 days a week...good enough for me
 

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I use a few methods

on My Giant DH
well this Downhill bikes Do crash a lot and more than a lot they crash Really, ReaLLY hard, so a nice strong protector is a good thing to have, also the chain is prone to hit the "seat stay" so i made a double guard,,,,,
can you say totally quiet


I love my Ritchey WCS tyre and I was really sad to see her go,,,,, but as a chainstay frame protector is pretty cool


I don't know if you can see but the guard is "Shoe lace" to the frame ussing nylon cord like on a shoe or even better a fancy corset


On MY Nicolai M-Pire the lower chain stay guard is made of "seft vulcanazing" tape that you can find a fancy boat shops,,,
Amazing stuff super strong and very rubber like,, in fact becomes a whole unit after a few hours after the you rap it


actually take a look at the "Seat stay" guards, the nicolai's are super wide at the rear dropouts, with a 165MM hub and rectuangular chain stays you heals end up hitting on the seat stay all the time so I made this thermoplastic carbon guards by hand to protect the finish and the longetivy of the frame



same Vulcanize tape on my Azonic saber.


if you need something narrow, durable and self adhesive this is the best



and then for the rest of the Bikes i use Recycle tyre liners

Actually this are my Favorite chainstay guards, I use the material from the "Mister Tuffy" whatever useless tyre strips, but they make for the best Chain guard material since the are flexible strechable (some of them,,, the ones I like at least) and super dupper resistent to cuts and abrations...

plus you get sufficient material for two bikes for every tyre strip..

here is on my Chalelon




and here is the protector On my little balfa


Here the two bikes after a nice day of riding
 

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What's the material that I see on the chainstay of bikes to protect it from chain slap? It's secured with zipties.
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split loom or spiral wrap... the stuff you use to hide all those computer/speaker cables. it's cheap & durable, comes in many colors & sizes, easy to customize, installation/removal is easy, lightweight. you can use either or both at the same time. put on the spiral wrap, then the split loom for added protection. can be purchased at most hardware, electronic, automotive stores. works on square tubes or round tubes.

http://www.action-electronics.com/loom.htm
http://www.action-electronics.com/jtsw.htm
http://www.adpmods.com/case-modding/Split-Loom-Tubing-p-1-c-77.html
 

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BundokBiker said:
split loom or spiral wrap... the stuff you use to hide all those computer/speaker cables. it's cheap & durable, comes in many colors & sizes, easy to customize, installation/removal is easy, lightweight. you can use either or both at the same time. put on the spiral wrap, then the split loom for added protection. can be purchased at most hardware, electronic, automotive stores. works on square tubes or round tubes.
I have heard about the spiral wrap on chainstays from Herb at Versus Cycles. He also suggested using a hair dryer on the wrap to help it form to shape.
 

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i was using a roach gaurd and that worked really well, had it for about a year and it held up great, then i got a new bike and am now using old tubes, not sure which i like better, both work well thou, still have the roach gaurd around...
 

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I used the Lizard Skins protector. Its reasonably cheap and works effectivley. You won't hear your chain slap, and won't see the damages at all. I use electrical tape to cover up tricky areas.
 
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