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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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Sounds nuts to me! I've never heard of this, I'd much rather run with frame sliders than sacrifice the plastic. Granted, the frame isn't supposed to take impacts at the locations where FS would be mounted, but it shouldn't bend the frame.
Other than the small crack, looks like it saved you from replacing anything.
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