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    What is everyone's favorite chainguard?

    To be more specific the thing that goes over the chainstay so that you don't hack up the chainstay. I guess they are usually neoprene.
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    I just use an old inner-tube with black electric tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    To be more specific the thing that goes over the chainstay so that you don't hack up the chainstay. I guess they are usually neoprene.
    I'm with Nota, I use an old innertube on all my suspension frames, and the Carbon Weave from Lizard Skins on geared Hardtail.

    For my new frame, I'm trying the Mastic Tape from 3M.
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    I've been using foam handlebar tape without any issue on my Ventana and on 2 other bikes. It's lasted over a year without having to be replaced. I do run 2x9 so I have less chain slap than a 3x9 would give. On my downhill bike I use a thick downhill tube to protect the chainstay.

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    I generally use an old tubular (sew-up) road tire, split along the seam and cut to length. I use zip ties to attach it. It's a lot tougher than an inner tube, which tends to get shredded by chainslap over time.

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    Pic of Mastic Tape

    Here's a pic of the Mastic Tape applied to the new frame.

    It feels like a self sticking innertube, except it's stretchy and won't recoil back like the inner tube wants to. I also didn't need to do extra wraps at the ends to keep it from unraveling. It's self healing so it sticks to itself very tightly. Cool stuff, not going to rush out and replace my cheapo innertube wraps on my other bikes though.
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    A strip of medical tape. One of these days, I'll get around to putting something else on there.
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    Currently an inner-tube, secured by zip ties. I've also had great success with Mr Tuffy tire liners, also secured by zip ties. I think they may be better for this than for lining tires.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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