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    chain hitting the frame?

    For these who has the 2013 bobcat trail, does your chain hit the frame when you go over a bump?

    My chain hit the frame even on a some very small bump like root.
    I have only ridden it less than a hour on a beginner trail and the frame already look like it with the protect film that come on it. Couple hard hit penetrated the film and chipped the paint.

    Wondering if I missed some adjustment?

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    Re: chain hitting the frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by hhjj134 View Post
    For these who has the 2013 bobcat trail, does your chain hit the frame when you go over a bump?

    My chain hit the frame even on a some very small bump like root.
    I have only ridden it less than a hour on a beginner trail and the frame already look like it with the protect film that come on it. Couple hard hit penetrated the film and chipped the paint.

    Wondering if I missed some adjustment?

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    Chain slap is normal on any geared bike. Wrap the stay with rubber tape.

    Looks like the "adjustment" you need to make is to not use the small ring with the smaller cogs to minimize the slap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Chain slap is normal on any geared bike. Wrap the stay with rubber tape.

    Looks like the "adjustment" you need to make is to not use the small ring with the smaller cogs to minimize the slap.
    Thanks Shiggy, hum, i was wondering why people wrap the stay. That is the reason !!

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    If you put your chain in the large chainring up front(when possible) it will take a lot of the chain slack out.

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