VHS Anti-Chainslap Tape Now Comes In 6 Different Colors

Jul 21, 2022 at 4:11
by Velocity Hucking Systems  
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VHS, now available in six colors

PRESS RELEASE: Velocity Hucking Systems

After nearly a year of testing and refining we are pleased to announce the release our updated VHS tape! hint, its in color now. Whats the point of having anti chain slap product that doesn't slap back aesthetically? Checkmate inner tubes.

Details:

• Available now from your local Distributor.
• Or directly from our website.
• $34.99 USD
• 350mm in length
• 70mm wide
• Tape won't stain and can be cleaned back to brand new
"Fox Orange" Orange

World Champs White & "Formula Fork" Purple


Bladerunner Blue


Rambo Red & Game Over Green

by VHS
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More Details:

• Will clean up nicely, even if you have abused it with the dirtiest of chains
• This is after 8 months of abuse.
• Keen eyes would have seen these tested at Val di Sole World Champs 2021
• Orange - Perfectly match the Fox orange fork lowers/ springs
• Purple - Also match the Formula Fork purple lowers and springs
• Red
• White
• Blue
• Green
• Still more expensive than an inner tube


Also Mudguards to match and stickers to. . . . .stick



For more information click here.


120 Comments

  • 123 0
 If the Fox Orange tape comes with a bleed valve, VHS are in trouble...
  • 26 0
 Here at Pinkbike news, if it bleeds it leads.
  • 56 2
 The best part is that they tell you it’s still more expensive than a tube
  • 51 0
 and you have to rewind it before each use.
  • 26 0
 I do not like the square shapes, would rather prefer some disk, even small compact disks
  • 1 0
 @danielfloyd: Not if you're unkind.
  • 1 0
 How much does a pinched tube cost? O.O
  • 2 0
 @hilfskonstruktion: less than vhs Smile
  • 2 2
 Brought to you by the same people that run Santa Cruz
  • 14 0
 That video was great. Has anyone used it and have an opinion? I currently made little humps on my chainstay using mastic tape and spaced them out evenly... any better than that solution?
  • 6 0
 I did the same (humps are closed-cell foam) and have the same question. Happy to support a small business if their product is better than my home-brew version!
  • 10 6
 …or jump run OG inner tube wrapped in electrical tape for super cheap. Just sayin’.
  • 3 1
 @KK11: Good call; the mastic tape humps cost marginally more but are WAY more effective at quieting slap IMO.
  • 18 0
 Yeah they're really good, the bumps are air filled and made my bike dead silent. Also it was super easy to apply and relatively pretty damn cheap.
  • 2 0
 @naisemaj: Awesome, thank you! I'm a sucker for tidy solutions and theirs looks great! Now, which color...?
  • 7 0
 Great product, definitely recommend. I replaced the stock protection on my Norco Sight and it quieted the ride tremendously.
  • 4 0
 I used to be all in on the mastic solutions but I think this is probably the best possible product for reducing chain slap. It's a very well though out riff on the mastic humps that a lot of WC teams were using.

The advantage over mastic is the surface material is less gummy on your chain and the outer surface is less adhesive for other stuff to stick to it. Pretty much exactly the same noise-damping level as a mastic/foam hump combination. Looks a lot tidier than mastic too (although not quite as nice as some of the OEM options in my opinion).
  • 2 0
 Cut out squares with some weather stripping for the humps and sandwiched between two pieces of mastic tape. Works great and looks good, like the VHS just humps not as tall.
  • 5 0
 This stuff worked really well. I ran it on a Ti hardtail which was super tinny sounding. It became the quietest bike in the fleet.
  • 8 0
 I use VHS on my Orbea Rallon. Does an amazing job managing noise, and much easier to install / more durable than home made solutions. 10/10 would reccomend.
  • 1 1
 @dolface: your humps are too small and not spaced out enough
  • 2 0
 i use one from a nukeproof mega, fits pretty sweet on a mondraker foxy and after having mastic tape for years and trying STFU bike ill never not use one of these ribbed ones now
  • 2 0
 @KK11: throw on a few zip ties for extra authentic finish... bonus for random colour mix
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: yesss! Haha
  • 10 0
 EVA rubber squares under 50mm heat shrink. Been on for 4yrs, nice and quiet.

m.pinkbike.com/photo/23008837
  • 5 0
 @JBW450: Not THAT is tidy! How did you get the heat shrink over the chain stay, disconnect the pivot?
  • 3 0
 @dolface: when I bought the bike 4yrs ago I had the pivot apart to pack the bearings with grease so I put it on then.
  • 1 0
 I just moved to VHC from using the mastic tape trick. Sadly I never got the results I wanted from the mastic tape and VHS looks way cleaner
  • 9 1
 I've had it on my Banshee Spitfire V2 for a year or so and it allows me to focus on all the other noises the bike makes besides chainslap. Unsure if this was a feature I wanted.
  • 4 0
 Use it on all my bikes. It really is an excellent product. Yes, it's not 2 dollar bodge, but it looks neat and does exactly what it says it does.
  • 2 1
 I really like that someone has made this a proper solution, however $35!!! and you only get 350mm, thats $100 per metre, not to mention this shouldn't even need to exist if frame makes did a proper job. I just use 3M mastic tape which is only about £10 a metre, just cut a few smaller bits and space them out to create the lumps then stretch a big strip over them all to create a seamless padded protector, sticks like sh*t to a shovel too, 3 seasons and still going strong for me.
  • 1 0
 I have one on my park bike and if applied properly it is very quiet. You can hear the chain slapping only on important impacts such as casing or dropping to flat, when it hits the seat stay too.
  • 1 0
 I use the VHS on my Titan. I replaced the stock protection and found that it covers more of the chain stay, quiets chain slap down considerably, and cleans up easy. If you like one tidy solution, this is a great option.
  • 2 0
 @ryetoast: I completely understand. I hear my chain smacking my bash guard on the bottom of the fromt sprocket. A World Cup mechanic said they sometimes use felt tape or velcro on that to quiet it. Did not help mine. And it ripped the tape of pretty quick too.

I never realized that the quieting effect of these raised bump stops for chain slap would make me hear all the other shit my bike does so clearly.
  • 2 2
 Just go buy some dense weatherstripping foam from your hardware store, stick it on and cinch it down with a couple zip ties to keep it in place, boom you have the same thing. There’s no need to pay $35 for this.
  • 2 0
 @ZSchnei: how did you remove the stock chain stay protection?
  • 2 0
 @nobrain: I just applied some heat and it slowly peeled off. I used some rubbing alcohol to clear any residue.
  • 1 0
 I cut a strip out of an old tire and then wrapped it with self fusing silicone tape. Worked really good, but not quite as nice looking as this stuff. Nice thing about the self fusing tape is that it doesn't leave any adhesive mess when you take it off.
  • 1 0
 I've got on my Marin Alpine Trail 7 and rate it! Easy to cut and installation was doddle.
Even made a YouTube video as it was that good
youtu.be/GLPMm9v1SP8
  • 1 0
 @Hairymountainbeast: same here. Cut a section of knobs out of an old tire about the length of the chainstay and used E600 glue to fasten it to my clear wrapped chainstay protector and haven’t messed with it since. This was years ago!
  • 17 0
 I'm waiting for the Beta-Max version
  • 13 0
 I wouldnt hold my breath. Outside will changs leadership and cancel the beta-max
  • 3 0
 Beta-Max came first and was technologically superior, but porn chose this product so now you're stuck with it. (or so I heard...)
  • 4 0
 @BigHerm: If only they had called it Master Beta-Max.
  • 12 1
 Product is now live!
Had an unexpected Jump start but should be nice now Smile
  • 10 0
 Time for some upper down tube guards for tailgate racks... Bed Tailgate Armor...BeTA
  • 9 1
 Watch this space Smile
  • 1 2
 We've got em
  • 1 5
flag mesdan69 (Jul 22, 2022 at 8:04) (Below Threshold)
 And by we've, i mean RideWrap Smile
  • 2 0
 @VHS: more products like downtube protectors and seattube protection!
Love your products! Keep up the good work!
  • 6 0
 over 2 years now with the original VHS. No problems. took off the oem rubber, a wipe down of alcohol and stuck on the VHS.
  • 5 1
 How well do these stay on? $35 seems like 2 times what this “should” cost, but if it actually stays put for the life of the bike then I guess it’s worth it.
  • 3 9
flag Steve101j (Jul 21, 2022 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 I agree the price is out of touch for fancy tape that may not even stick/last the life of the bike. STFU or old school Lizard Skins for the win.
  • 3 0
 Clean stays properly with isopropyl and slap it on: I have had zero issues for about 2 seasons!
  • 4 0
 I've been running the VHS tape for a while now and it's still not showing any signs of peeling! I'd recommend it!
  • 2 0
 Mine is running strong after 2 years of heavy abuse including trail riding, shuttle laps and park days. No issues with durability at all.
  • 2 0
 Having just removed some from a frame I was selling I can safely say the glue on this stuff is no joke. (Applied over invisiframe after a good rub down with isopropyl)
  • 6 0
 Very. The stick appears to be provided by good old 3M VHB, friend of panicked engineers everywhere. Need to put a thing on a thing, yesterday? Is the thing going to be violently shaken? Exposed to alarming temperatures? Pressure washed? No problem.
  • 2 0
 @ryetoast: The number of times I have used VHB on a prototype of something...
  • 1 0
 Over a year on VHS and still going strong after countless washing(I live in the UK where after every ride it needs cleaning) highly recommend
  • 6 0
 For half the price I'd consider it.
  • 6 0
 Those berms though...
  • 2 1
 Best product update/launch video EVER! Started out like an angst ridden solo consumer biopic, morphed briefly into an 80’s stag film, and topped off with product spotlight and great riding shots. Thoroughly impressed. 10 out of 10 would watch again and will be purchasing to show my support. Thanks VHS!
  • 1 0
 I went to experiment on their website and only black is available. Unless I'm a standard end user and am blatantly ignoring some hidden drop down somewhere.

vhsmtb.com/products/vhs-2-0-slapper-tape-1
  • 10 0
 Hey its up now, We had a little bit of a early launch we weren't planning
  • 2 0
 Is that Season Two Pinkbike Academy contestant Bradley Harris I see?

No seriously...I think I need glasses. Was that him boosting that jump?
  • 1 0
 All riders names were in the bottom left of the video..
  • 1 0
 will this stuff stick over the existing rubber crap that comes on most frames or do you have to peel that stuff off first? i think my pivot has a pretty deep channel once the stock rubber is removed
  • 1 0
 Anybody have a lot of chain slap noise on their Enduro? Waiting for an STFU but they drop ship from China and it's been 8 weeks
  • 4 0
 I had STFU for awhile it helps.
  • 5 1
 I tried STFU on 2 bikes... you put 2 on the chainstay and the one furthest back on the chainstay would always end up falling into the wheel spokes and breaking the STFU, happened on both my bikes. You have to constantly check the zip ties holding them.
  • 2 2
 @caldog: same experience here. The bigger stfu would flex into the spokes under heavy repeat compressions. The baseball card in the spokes sound is pretty cool, but I was hoping the stfu would last more than 1 ride.
  • 1 0
 I ordered a STFU set, but it never arrived, as the factory made some mistake with my address, and it took months to get my money back.
  • 1 2
 Even with stfu the slap is pretty bad. Just installed a chainguide with a lower pulley, so hoping that helps. Might get some of this stuff if the slap isn't gone after that.
  • 2 0
 I use only the front (smaller) STFU thing on a Giant Reign and it has been working very well for over a year. Setting it up not to rub both loaded and unloaded was a bit of a pain though.
  • 1 1
 Stfu sucks. Took like 3 months to get and immediately sucked into my spokes on every ride. There's a reason there's no review section on their website. They sent me a replacement model with the end caps but had the same issue. However I've had luck installing only one piece in the middle of the chainstay. Installing both in the suggested spots just doesn't work for either of my bikes.
  • 2 1
 I use peace of old inner tube attached with zip ties on my xc bike but that purple vhs would look so nice on that mat black frame!
  • 4 1
 Be cool to use an old bike tire.
  • 3 0
 AH you win.
  • 4 0
 CHECKMATE SLAPERS
  • 1 0
 Canadians, where do you find this? I don't want to deal with international shipping, wait times, and duties etc. Local shops don't carry it either.
  • 1 0
 it's distributed by NRG (Lanctot) in Canada, so any shop should be able to special order it in for you.
  • 1 0
 My local shop in North Van has it in the shelves - shouldn’t be too hard to find. Call around!
  • 1 0
 Cool thanks!
  • 2 0
 Unavailable for us pesky Brits.
  • 2 0
 It will be shortly xo
  • 4 0
 Yet another benefit of Brexit?
  • 3 0
 @korev: There are just so many! FML!
  • 1 0
 Cut out the centre row of tread of an old tyre And silicone to chainstay.
Worked perfect for me and looked tidy.
Job done
$0
  • 1 0
 Looks like a good product but its hard to beat the cost effectiveness of the 3M/Scotch 2228 rubber mastic tape.
  • 1 0
 I bought the protector from a Nukeproof mega for my frame and trimmed to suit, but like the colour options of these
  • 1 0
 drop ship from china. at these prices these should be made in the civilized world, not china. china crap.
  • 1 0
 Hey there BC bike, we are manufactured in Taiwan, We use shipping out of Hong Kong to help reduce import charges and shipping costs for world wide shipping. We actively avoid manufacturing in china.
That being said plenty high end products you use will be manufactured there, the assumtion that china = cheap is fair but untrue if you want to build good quality products, for example Santa Cruz frames are made in chain.
thanks
  • 1 0
 annnnd they're gone (sold out)
  • 1 0
 haha no no they live! We just had a jump start, caught with our pants down so to speak.
  • 2 0
 @VHS: I mashed the refresh button like a SNES controller and it's up now!
  • 1 0
 Does the red match my Lyriks lowers?
  • 1 0
 Very close, We kept marzochi forks in mind Smile
  • 2 0
 @VHS: I can't believe you made a white one!!! I've been wanting to get a good protector for my custom painted hardtail, this is gonna match perfectly. I'm so excited! Thanks!
  • 1 0
 @VHS any plans for a hot pink? Maybe matching the limited edition helm?
  • 1 0
 We won’t say no Wink
  • 1 0
 @VHS: and öhlins yellow...
  • 1 0
 Hmmm.....are these available in PAL or NTSC?
  • 1 0
 They need to do downtube protection too.
  • 2 5
 Tried it but the adhesive is only good on bare paint or frame wrap. If you're wanting to put this on top of your oem protector you're going to have to homebrew something that actually sticks.
  • 6 0
 Hey, Yeah we recomend pulling off your existing OEM protector. mostly due to pre contamination from your chain
  • 2 0
 that's the point, to replace that oem protector! worth it - I peeled mine off and kept it for worst case scenario, wouldn't take more than a little spray adhesive to put it back on if my VHS tape gets ruined and the world ends so I can't buy a new roll
  • 1 2
 Kovariks STFU system although “ugly” is far superior to removing all chain noise
  • 1 0
 Def want to grab this.
  • 1 0
 HOW MUCH?!?! ! ha
  • 1 0
 Nice rack!
  • 2 4
 On eBay you have a million choices that work just as well and a lot cheaper.
  • 1 4
 Hmm, it certainly makes a statement, but not on my bike...
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