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Question about frame sliders - January 30, 2008, 10:21 PM

Is one brand better than others? Other than the type of bike you own, is there anything you should look for when purchasing?
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January 31, 2008, 07:35 AM

From what I have seen at track days and during race weekends, the frame sliders that mount directly to the frame seem to hold up the best.

The frame sliders that are "no cut" types that use a bracket to space them out from the frame to fit through the holes in stock bodywork tend to bend when you hit the ground and actually do not do a lot to protect the bike.

As far as what types are the best ones.. well there are a lot of them out there, I personally use the CFM ones that have a replaceable puck which has a set screw to mount them rather than the ones that are hollow and you have to unbolt the whole thing to replace.


I would say look around and see what you like, and there a lot of places making them now, but in my experience the regular frame sliders that mount to the frame directly seem to work the best. Just don't buy the cheapest ones you see as you definitely get what you pay for.

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January 31, 2008, 07:57 AM

I have bought my frame sliders from ebay and those have always lasted better than most sliders I have ever seen.

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January 31, 2008, 08:01 AM

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From what I have seen at track days and during race weekends, the frame sliders that mount directly to the frame seem to hold up the best.
They do hold up better than the bracket type however, they can crack your frame if they catch on anything.

I use the bracket type...I'd rather have it bend/break than crack my frame.


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Woodcraft sliders are nice and solid.


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Try to find a style that uses a mushroom head cause that will be less prone to catch and create a flipping bike. There is one style that has it were you unscrew the slider and put in anchor for tying down the bike. Call Rick at RnR cause I cannot remember the name and he has that style on all his bikes.


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And having rode with Rachel and Jason from RnR this past year in Team Challenge I can say that those mushroom type sliders hold up very well.. and they do a pretty good job of preventing major damage....and I also have no idea who makes them... definitely contact Rick at RnR and he can hook you up...


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