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Frame Sliders Bend Frames??

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Has anyone heard anything about frame sliders bending a frame in a spill?

I stopped in a shop today looking for some sliders and the guy told me that they may contribute to a bent frame in a spill. Said I would be better off sacrificing my plastic to the asphalt gods...

Personally, I don't like either idea, but I would much rather have to replace plastic than have a bent frame.

Then I started thinking about it and can't remember seeing sliders on any pro bikes (I always figured that was because some sponsor is paying the bills)..

Anyone know anything more about this?
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WOW, that sounds like a line of you know what. :shock: I have went down with frame sliders and have plenty of buddies that race and been down tons of times. Have FS' on is the only way to go. Take it from my personal expierence. Stay away from Lockhart Phillips carbon inlay frame sliders.

You want a set of FS made of "derlin" (a type of material). They should also come with a set of titanium or grade 10 bolts. If they come with a grade 6 or cheaper, replace the bolts. If you don't then they bend...I attached a pic of my carbon inlays after a HARD lay can see they bent bad. Helped a bit but not like they were suppose to.
CBR Rider said:
Thanks for the advice. Especially the note about the carbon inlay jobs! I thought those looked pretty cool and was thinking about getting them.

Frame Sliders It Is! Plastic Be Saved! :)
Yeah, no problem. While my carbon inlays did help, they didn't with stand the lay down the way they should have. Go with nothing but a poly or derlin...
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