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Chain Tensioners for 9speed

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by fat_sac, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. fat_sac

    fat_sac Chimp

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    Anyone can suggest a cool looking and well designed chain tensioner for a 9 speed with horizantal dropouts? I only have one and it's tearing up my dropouts, and when I pogo real hard the other side shifts forward.
     

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  2. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    The DMR is the only one I can think of. I haven't used it.

    dmrbikes.com

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    Cash-Money Turbo Monkey

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    spot brand makes some cool tentioners. why not just run the wheel all the way forward in the dropouts?

     
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    ^^^^^ plus when your done riding, its also a bottle opener:thumb:
     
  5. fat_sac

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    Never thought about that. I guess I just wanted to look cool.:cool:
     
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    The surly tuggnut is the same deal, maybe a little more adjustable. Still, its got the bottle opener that could be used on either dropout.
     
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    bikenweed Turbo Monkey

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    I don't understand, if you are running a cassette in the back then you should have a derailleur in the rear so whats all this chain tentioner talk? The derailleur is your tenstioner. Sounds like what you really need is a chain guide.
     
  9. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    There are two types of chain tensioners. One for vertical dropouts used when people convert to SS -- that is what you thinking about -- and the other type is for horzontal drops,especially bmx bikes, where you are running a bolt on axle and are used to keep the axle from slipping forward in the drops.

     
  10. Gunner

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    bah I cant believe no one mentioned the Rennen Rollenlager?!

    Tops all those other chain tensioners out there. Tensions the chain great, super burly, and allows you to keep the cassette on there. Check em out at:
    www.rennendesigngroup.com