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Chillin the Most
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yeah go ahead, its a bumper for the der. The same thing came on my Big Hit, it's to help cushion the der. when it slams into the chainstays.
 

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East Coast Bender said:
so i should just leave it on cuz it will protect my chainstay?
when you move the der. back and forth by hand does the der come in contact with the stay? If so then it couldn;t hurt to leave it. Although not many other bikes require those guards, generally.

Specialized puts them on the FSR bikes cause the stays hang lower, so the der. tends too hit more.
 

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You can pull it off. On horst link bikes, the knuckle of the derailleur slams into the horst link on compression. Even on faux-bars the knuckle can smack the chainstay. I'd just keep it on. It dampens noises.
 

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East Coast Bender said:
so i should just leave it on cuz it will protect my chainstay?
I would leave it...it stops the noise of the derailler slamming into your frame...not really for protection just noise dampening
 

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It's wierd to see your derailer like that before I start drinking....
 
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