- Anything better than mastic tape for chainslap?
I used a ‘puncture proof’ inner tube. The outer side of it was almost thick enough to use without a tyre in an effort to make it tougher. Downside being it weighed as much as a tyre.
I cut long, thin sections of it out, rounded the corners and fastened it on with a bit of double sided tape and a clear cable tie at each end.
It looked very neat and worked wonders.Posted 1 year agocoreMember
I post this every time one of these threads comes up.
They make chainstay protectors for this exact purpose, they’re not that expensive, you can take them off to clean them/trapped dirt, and they just work with no hassle.
Less than a fiver, and you could probably keep it forever, swapping between bikes: https://www.tredz.co.uk/.RSP-Neoprene-Chainstay-Protector_62877.htm?sku=185249&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg-Tjz-HI2AIVqpztCh01GwHwEAQYBCABEgIY6PD_BwEPosted 1 year ago
Can you link to one?
Like core posted, this sorta thing
cheeeap. Or logo of your choice for slighly more… Actually I think I’ve got one in the garage you can have. Email me 🙂Posted 1 year agodougiebMember
The marsh guard slapper tape is good – https://www.pinkbike.com/news/marshguard-slapper-tape-review-2016.html
It’s just rebranded 3M 2228 tape though, which is cheaper.Posted 1 year agoMalvern RiderMember
It’s going on an Evil Insurgent, so wanna keep it a bit neat, rather than wrapping a tube
Overthinking/overspending option? Luckily they cater for it 😉Posted 1 year ago
Overthinking/overspending option? Luckily they cater for it
Yeah, that’s already on the frame, it’s pretty hard rubber so the noise is pretty loud! It does a great job of protecting the frame, just not reducing noise.Posted 1 year agoMalvern RiderMember
Yeah, that’s already on the frame, it’s pretty hard rubber so the noise is pretty loud! It does a great job of protecting the frame, just not reducing noise
Ouch. For that price I’d want muffling included. Niche product #1274: Colour-matched Evil Insurgent frame protector protector and muffler. To protect and muffle the proprietary protector in style 😆
PS old inner tube, Neoprene wrap or that Velcro option FTW.Posted 1 year ago
Popped some foam insulation on, pretty quiet, but looks really awful and soaks up water.
Mastic tape, looks factory… But doesn’t seem to reduce the slap noise from the chain. How many wraps do you guys use?
Ill try to double up with a chainstay protector too, and see if that helps…Posted 1 year ago
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