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    Flash Carbon 29er chain tensioner?

    Hello to all! I was wondering if anyone had opinions on putting a light chain tensioner on a Flash Carbon 3 29er. I bought this bike a couple months ago and there seems to be to much "play" in the chain when I ride. Sometimes it will even drop a gear if I'm really bouncing it around. Also any opinions on the best upgrades to start with on this bike would be appreciated, except the tires I've already made my mind up on getting rid of them.

    Thank you for any advice.

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    Is your chain too long? Do you ride in bad gear combos (small chainring, smallest couple of cogs in the back)? Is your rear derailleur adjusted properly?

    It's hard to pin-point on an internet forum but you shouldn't need a chain tensioner unless you convert it to a single speed.

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    I havent adjusted anything since I bought it new and I'm not granny gearing it. So how does one go about adjusting the rear derailleur? I'm not exactly new to riding its just that my last bike, trek 8500, never needed it.

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    Try a clutch mech. I havn't tried the SRAM ones but I swapped an XTR for XTR clutch mech and it much, much better. Gear shifting is a little stiffer but there's no chain slap, no chain suck and no noise at all now.

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