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    Nomad C Chainstay - Chain wearing protective cover near lower pivot

    I've had my Nomad C for about 2 months now - notice after last nights ride that the chain has worn right through the small protective cover on the chainstay, next to the lower pivot. Running 2 x 9 setup with MRP LRP guide. I had a similar issue with chain slap on the lowerlink on the BLT2, but the guide fixed that - seems that even with a guide the chain causing some damage.

    Bit worried that its worn through so quickly - will need to fix it before it starts to damage the carbon.

    Might pay to check your bikes.

    Anyone else noticed the same?
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    Mine is fresh like new because I wrapped it in a little bit of inner tube and some sport tape from K-mart. You can see it on my NomadC thread pic.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Yea - did that on the BLT2, but thought with the guide on the Nomad would get away without it. The protective plate is obviously more decorative than functional. Will get an old tube out tonight.
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    I just recently purchased a C Nomad also and was wondering beside the spot you indicated if there are any other spots I need to protect from chain slap?? Thanks

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    mine slaps way up on the seat stay as well.
    "It looks flexy"

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    My chain was slapping that area on my Alu Nomad, so I placed a wide piece of Velcro there. Negi-cro...the plastic side, not the fuzzy posi-cro side. Seems to be holding up pretty well. Cheap, and easily replaced. But...on a painted carbon frame, I would place a layer of helicopter (or racing) tape under the velcro, so it doesn't peel away the paint when you swap it out.

    If you want to stick with the carbon theme, you could try the peel and stick DragonPlate veneer. I've used this in the past. It works well on flat surfaces, but tends to peel up on curves.
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    My cover fell off in less than two months. But before than it didn't have any wear. I think it just fell off.

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    Not very pretty but I've never ride mine without protection. Don't really now why but I have some experience with chain suck, so zero risk on carbon was the decision.

    Five months of riding and no signs of that, but I recomend this ugly handmade system with clamps. Clamps are easy to replace and cheap so if you install enough of them chain will never touch the frame


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    Mine came off on my XC Carbon, called up Santa Cruz..all they asked me for was my name and address, and said another one is on its way!

    Give them a call, they will send another, but I suggest wrapping it...If you are looking for something a little bit more streamline and durable pick up a roll of Gamma Guard. Its made for the top of the carbon tennis rackets to protect the carbon from scraping the tennis court. It is more durable than tape and forms really well around the curves of the chainstays. It is fairly cheap, about $3-4 a roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    Not very pretty but I've never ride mine without protection. Don't really now why but I have some experience with chain suck, so zero risk on carbon was the decision.

    Five months of riding and no signs of that, but I recomend this ugly handmade system with clamps. Clamps are easy to replace and cheap so if you install enough of them chain will never touch the frame


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    ok can you tell me exactly the name of the product, brand to protect the frame?please?
    thanks a lot

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    here's my after two months
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    Maybe do a search on www.Chainreactioncycles.com ,that is the logo for that small section of the chainstay. They are one of the largets bicycle parts retailers in the world.
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    I can't believe you guys can't just wrap in some old innertube and use a zip tie. The damage is fugly on those frames. sheesh.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Velcro tape - DONE! Quiets the noise down too and better than inner tube (better placement in areas that you can't wrap up closer to the BB). ALL my rides get the velcro treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Mine is fresh like new because I wrapped it in a little bit of inner tube and some sport tape from K-mart. You can see it on my NomadC thread pic.
    Did the same on the Blur plus it really quiets down the chain slap.
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    You just cut a normal neoprene velcro chainstay to size you need.

    Now since normaly the chain will cut the neoprene, in situations like chain suck por example, you install a few normal plastic clamps.

    Sorry because I tougth that was easy to see in the picture.
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    mavis you're not lucky man, but tell me, it's an awsome bike isn't it?
    i will get my own one soon...so impatient...
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    Time for a new roller mavis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE SW Dakota
    Time for a new roller mavis...
    that roller is two months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridebeber74
    mavis you're not lucky man, but tell me, it's an awsome bike isn't it?
    i will get my own one soon...so impatient...
    Not lucky at all. I crashed and a rock smashed a hole in my chainstay. Had to do a crash replacement with Santa Cruz. But on the bright side I'll have a new chain stuck metal doohickey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavis0826
    Not lucky at all. I crashed and a rock smashed a hole in my chainstay. Had to do a crash replacement with Santa Cruz. But on the bright side I'll have a new chain stuck metal doohickey.
    ouch!!! was a hard hit?? I mean, would the same have happened in an alloy frame??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban
    ouch!!! was a hard hit?? I mean, would the same have happened in an alloy frame??
    One of those super lame crashes. I lost the front end slid sideways came to a stop still clipped into my pedals. I think the chain stay slid a cross a rock. I don't know about the carbon vs. alum. maybe the alum. would be dented bad enough to need to be replaced. Still sucks two months into it before I needed a crash replacement, at this rate its going to be expensive. In the picture its hard to see but it was broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavis0826
    that roller is two months old.
    Then time for a new BRAND. Ewwww.
    "It looks flexy"

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