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    XCL 3 ring chain tensioner

    Anyone know where I can locate a HEIM 3G triple ring chain tensioner? I am going crazy looking for a chain tensioner for my XCL and so far no luck. I spoke with e13 already (new owners of HEIM) and they have no projected release date for their new 3G guide. I know everyone suggests going DRS with 2 rings and a bash but I use my big 44t chainring way too much to give it up. Any ideas? Does the Kore Chain Reactor still have happy users?

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    why not try an DRS with a 38/24T???

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    e13 told me that the 3 ring guide would be out in january along with the rest of their 09 stuff....unless that has changed

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    I love the DRS on my EVO but I want to keep 3 rings on my XCL. I need to speak to e13 again because when I talked to them 2-3 weeks ago I was told there was no set release date for the 3G guide.

    I hope you are right about January, that would be great!

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    What cranks are you guys using? I recollect that with the e-type front derailleur and shimano HTII cranks you don't use any spacers, so I assumed there is no way to use a chain tensioner...

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    It can be done but it is indeed crank-dependent. For instance.. i run a blackspire blackguard 2-ring tensioner with a `08 XT crank and the e-type derailleur.. works fine. Same combo with the fsa afterburner crank doesn't leave enough clearance for the granny chainring bolts. This setup does widen the chainline by 1 more spacer than normal but it works.. I can shift into all possible gear combinations without issue.

    The heim tensioner is thinner than the blackspire.. it would be a better combo.

    I love my tensioner.. no drops and ZERO chainslap.

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    "We’re still in the process of combining the Heim Technology and our own e*thirteen tech for the 3RS. It is currently slated to hit store shelves in January 09, along with the rest of our new chain retention systems."

    this is what I was told.... but i was also told before that it was almost dont so

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilster1
    It can be done but it is indeed crank-dependent. For instance.. i run a blackspire blackguard 2-ring tensioner with a `08 XT crank and the e-type derailleur.. works fine. Same combo with the fsa afterburner crank doesn't leave enough clearance for the granny chainring bolts. This setup does widen the chainline by 1 more spacer than normal but it works.. I can shift into all possible gear combinations without issue.

    The heim tensioner is thinner than the blackspire.. it would be a better combo.

    I love my tensioner.. no drops and ZERO chainslap.
    sorry to highjack... but its certainly related...

    anyone know of a tensioner set-up on fsa afterburners + the e=type fd. i need one!

    i already have issues with clearance b/t the drive side chainstay pivot bolt and the granny gear... which has seemingly been solved with matt's help.

    any thoughts?

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    The heim guide is probably the only thing thin enough in a tensioner with the FSA cranks..

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    when does e13 usually update their website with their new products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilster1
    The heim guide is probably the only thing thin enough in a tensioner with the FSA cranks..
    I found a pic of the e.thirteen design and almost looks like its thicker. I really hope it isn't.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1850232/

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    Ride sfo was able to put a heim 3 guide together for me in the spring from their spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDH
    Ride sfo was able to put a heim 3 guide together for me in the spring from their spare parts.
    Good to hear... Phil at Ridesfo is pretty chill and he'll make sure you're taken cared of...

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