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    Chain tensioner - push up or push down?

    I just picked up a surly singleator chain tensioner and I have the option to run it as push up or push down. What are the benefits of each? Is it worth disassembling it to run it as push up?

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    Running it as pushing up gives you more chain wrap and therefore less chance of dropping a chain. Always the better option if you're able to do it.
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    Using a singleator, you also have the ability to throw zip ties on there to keep it real tight. that is if your runnning it as a push up tensioner. not pretty, but works wonders.
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    I think people worry about this too much. I had mine pushing down and never had any issue with it.

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