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    Full Suspension Singlespeed?

    I was thinking about trying one of the new Yess products and going singlespeed on my new build. I rarely shift during rides and don't do much climbing because I live in the midwest. I was just wondering if anyone had tried a full suspension singlespeed and if you liked it, pros/cons etc. thanks!

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    Not much point really as the chain stretch from the suspension movement on most bikes means that you really need a rear derailleur anyhow.

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    Yeah, if Going singlespeed, then hardtail is what you'd want.

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    Just need one of these


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    Did any of you previous posters read his post at all? He wrote he wanted to try a Yess chainthingy.

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    I know a guy with an older GT DH I-drive and he put a Yess tensioner on his bike for all the reasons you want to, plus, he got sick of replacing broken/mangled derailluers. He's been on his for a few seasons and swears by it! Good luck, Id say youre looking in the right direction with Yess.
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    I love running a single speed.
    I stick with a med cage 11-34 gear cog set on one DH bike to do trail riding.
    My other one I have a single speed tensioner and love it... mainly use it for bike parks and dirt jumping where you stick to one gear anyways.

    ... and whats up with nobody reading the thread before they post anymore?

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    I had a 5'' full suspension singlespeed for awhile. Just ran it with a conversion kit and the old rear derailleur. It was fun, but definitely needed a chainguide on the front. Through rough sections it had a tendency to lose the chain off the front ring.
    Speed has never killed anybody. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you.

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    Best friend runs an Azonic Eliminator with a Shimano tensioner (made for tandems I think) - it looks a lot like the yess tensioner. Seems to work pretty well.

    "Normal" singulators don't have enough action to take all the slack/chain growth, you have to go with with either a rigged up deraileur or one of the tensioners intended for full suspension.
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    I ran one(yess) on a canfield jedi and loved it. You can actually leave two rear cogs on the cassette and move the chain by hand. This will let you try different sizes until you make up your mind.

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