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    Eno or chain tensioner?

    Going to be using an old MTB frame I have with Vertical drop outs.

    I will be building a new wheelset for this bike regardless of above Choice.

    My understanding if I choose an ENO hub is obviously won't need the chain tensioner, so possibly quieter, more efficient ride, aesthetically pleasing.

    Are there any advantages to using a chain tensioner? Other than cost?

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    Eno

    If you're building a new wheelset regardless, go ENO. I started by converting my old hardtail with a tensioner, and it was fine. But, when I tacoed the rear wheel and put a replacement on with an ENO eccentric hub - what a difference.

    Less friction, no noise, and yeah - it looks much cleaner.
    Besides, those hubs look bombproof - probably outlive the bike...

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    Changes in axel position of the ENO may require slight brake adjustments that may not be needed with a tensioner. Not too big of a deal though.

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    I agree, if you're building a wheelset anyway go with the ENO. Plus White ind. freewheels are super sweet.

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    If money is not a consideration, go with the ENO eccentric hub. Definitely bling, definitely bombproof. Cleaner lines.

    I, however, prefer the tensioner since I like swapping out and switching wheels and cogs to suit the ride (mud set to dry set to road set). The tensioner is just a lot less hassle to work with. Plus, its dirt cheap.

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    ENO ecc hub -- for the clean line look. Having a tensioner was just a little too "deraileur looking", something I wanted to get away from when building up my ss.

    Performance wise- nothing to complain about. Oh the WI hubs- they just keep spinning and spinning and.......

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    Great, thanks guys.

    Hmmm.. with disc mount or not now?

    The frame I'm using doesn't have disc tabs. But who knows, I might upgrade in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbgobie
    Great, thanks guys.

    Hmmm.. with disc mount or not now?

    The frame I'm using doesn't have disc tabs. But who knows, I might upgrade in the future.
    Why limit your possibilities, especially with a hub that should outlast your frame

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    Yeah, thats what I'm afraid of. Enjoying SS so much I buy a whole new bike....
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    I'm pretty sure the ENO eccentric hub can be converted to a normal straight axle. So if you end up with a SS specific frame later down the road you can just convert it.

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