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    Junior Member DarkHaze's Avatar
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    noisy Rear Derailleur

    Whats up? I just got myself a Specialized Hardrock Sport DISC a few weeks ago and i love it. Since i just got it, i've only been riding streets but im definitely doing trails later on. It rides great but the RD (SRAM SX-4, 8-speed, mid cage) is super noisy when i take jumps. And by jumps i mean city stuff like steps, ramps, curbs. It sounds like the chain is coming off. Ive heard that alot people have the same problem.

    What should i do? Get another SRAM like the SX-5 or better... or do you guys have a better DR that i should look at?

    Thanks

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    Get a chain stay guard like Lizard Skins. That quieted my annoying noise down considerably.

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    Aut Vincere Aut Mori Snuffleupagus's Avatar
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    What cierrecart said.

    You're hearing 'chain slap', when the chain tension changes it hits the frame. To get rid of it - get a chainstay protector.

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    some hockey tape works well for me.

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