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Old 08-30-06, 03:28 PM   #1
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urban MTN biking

see as i cant drive i dont realy get out to trails much so im forced to just ride around town most of the time, i jump stairs and stuff and i was wondering a couple of things:

when i do jumps i get pretty excessive chain slaps, i was wondering if i should try taking a link out of the chain or would that be bad? (i have a chain tool)

my knobley tires arent the best for riding around town, what are some good FAT slicks i could get, how much would this cripple me on the trails?
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Old 08-30-06, 04:51 PM   #2
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this should help queit the chain slaps
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Protector.aspx
some tires like these would be good for streat but dout they would do to good on loose dirt
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...west+Tire.aspx
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...worm+Tire.aspx
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Old 08-30-06, 05:10 PM   #3
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ive got the chainstay protected (yay ducktape) its just annoying, thanks for the reply
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I use that waterproof, white padding stuff they use in packaging wrapped in black electrical tape to protect my chainstays, that way even if the tape wears out, I can see the white underneath.
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I find maxxis holy rollers great for street and trails, but crappy in wet conditions
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For chain slaps, you could go Single Speed and get a chain tensor, just an idea.
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I have actually taken a few links out of my chain because of chainslap issues. Take care not to take out too much. You should be able to run with the chain on the big ring and the big cog w/o ripping the derailleur off. (don't ever cross-chain like this intentionally, but you may blunder to this combo one day and you don't want to rip the mechanism off)

KORE also makes a device called the "Chain Reactor". It's a hinged device that holds the chain under the chainstay. It really only works well on bikes with traditional type chainstays like FSR designs with smaller tubing and hardtials.

Works well though.
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Last year I bought a Chain-Away from Gebali, it's just a small company but they delivered the product fast and I can't say enough good things about it. It still looks new. you can check it out here http://www.gebali.com/chain_away.htm happy riding J
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is there any true functional need for a chainstay protector or is it just to keep your bike pretty?
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Keeps down the annoying racket.
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is there any true functional need for a chainstay protector or is it just to keep your bike pretty?
For sure! I've seen chain stays break because the chain has been chunking away at the metal for years.

And holly rollers would be a great choice for tires
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