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    Difference btwn 2008+ Rig & Paragon Chain Tensioning

    I have a 2008 Paragon and I *really* like it. I'd like to have a SS also, but simply don't have the money for a new Rig right now and I never really see used Rigs in size small. However, there are sometimes used Paragons and I thought I might buy one and convert it to SS.

    My question revolves around tensioning the chain... Do the 2008+ model year Rigs come with sliding dropouts (presumably something I could buy to convert a Paragon), elliptical bottom brackets, or another method of tensioning the chain? Does the method of chain tensioning change by model year (2008 vs. 2009 vs. 2010)? Any other insight besides installing an aftermarket chain tensioner?

    Thanks!

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    Pre-2011 Rigs are EBB. You'll need a chain tensioner (Surly, etc) to set up a Paragon SS.
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    Or you can install forward components eccentric bottom bracket (EBB). It converts a standard sized bb shell to EBB- just found them on the web the other day- pretty neat.
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    I thought you had a 26er set up as single speed? If so, snatch the parts off of it and put it on the Paragon (Conversion parts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    I thought you had a 26er set up as single speed? If so, snatch the parts off of it and put it on the Paragon (Conversion parts).
    I do, but still like the cleanest method possible. If the '08-'10 Rigs had sliding rear dropouts, and these could be purchased aftermarket and put on a Paragon, I figured this would be the cleanest setup.

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    2011 rig is sliding dropout design
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