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    How much chain is tensioned with a Roox Rollercoaster or similar ?

    I'm running a Turner Burner with a Rohloff speedhub.
    I'd like to remove the rear chain tensioner ans also fit a chain device.
    Does the Roox Rollercoaster tension up enough chain to allow me to remove the rear tensioner.
    Or can anyone recommend one that could.
    The Burner has minimal chaingrowth throughtout its travel.
    Thanks
    Cameron

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    Just looking at it I wouldn't do it. The reason the Rolf has it's own tensioner is to take up the slack. The Roox does not take up slack, rather it is just a chain "retainer". In other words it was not meant to keep the chain on by tensioning but to keep it on the rings securely.

    Question: Why the Speedhub on such a dainty bike? Also why the Roox Rollercoaster? The Rollercoaster is a DH retainer meant to carry one ring between 42-54 teeth. That means you will have a XC Burner with a big hub and only one front ring for DH only. Are you making this bike into a DH bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyrm
    Just looking at it I wouldn't do it. The reason the Rolf has it's own tensioner is to take up the slack. The Roox does not take up slack, rather it is just a chain "retainer". In other words it was not meant to keep the chain on by tensioning but to keep it on the rings securely.

    Question: Why the Speedhub on such a dainty bike? Also why the Roox Rollercoaster? The Rollercoaster is a DH retainer meant to carry one ring between 42-54 teeth. That means you will have a XC Burner with a big hub and only one front ring for DH only. Are you making this bike into a DH bike???
    I've got the Rohloff on this dainty bike,for reliability,ease of maintenance,no shifting problems etc,etc for the muddy, wet conditions that I usually ride in here in Scotland.
    The bike will occasionally throw its chain whilst going downhill and I'm exploring options to remedy it.
    I'm going for the chaindog instead. Lighter,simpler,cheaper!
    Thanks
    Cameron

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