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    Heel Rubbing Chainstay

    Wondering if this is a problem for those with either an Insurgent or Wreckoning? Thinking about pulling the trigger on an Evil. However, I had a terrible experience with an ASR 5c where my 5:10 Freeriders would rub and occasionally get caught up in the chainstay, not trying to repeat that.

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    my size 12 5.10 Hellcats make contact with drive side chain stay often. there is noticeable wear in the finish. they do not make contact on the brake side. the drive side is noticeably beefier. needs to be fixed on the next iteration of the wrecker....

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    I pedal duck footed so the paint is rubbed off on my seat stays (Insurgent). It's no big deal though, I have not caught my heel on the seat stays. You can always tape up the stays for protection.

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    Get used to heel rubbing on most bikes thanks to boost

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    If you ride clipless, the Crank Brothers Mallet Enduro Long Spindle add 5mm to each side which I found to be just enough clearance to never hit the rear tri.

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    I run the new DH mallets. Same q factor as the mallet ES. Shoes are size 11.5, still make contact w/ the seat stay, not the chain stay as I previously mentioned.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Doubt I'll be able to get away without any rub running Freeriders and flats. Sounds annoying to say the least.

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    Freeriders are wide. I'd wrap the stay to protect the paint and forget about it. I have black rub marks al over my bike from my shoes but I don't care.

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    I run free rider XVI's and DMR Vaults on my Following with no heel rub. The advantage to 510's and flats is you can position your feet more outboard. With clipless your feet are fixed in a predetermined location. Also with flats you don't have any float so your feet stay where you plant them. With clipless you have float which is why I see most bikes that run clipless with chain stay, seat stay and crank arm rubs. I personally don't like the float feature on a mountain bike.

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