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    Best SS chain tensioner?

    Please recommend your favorite tensioner. My 1x10 foundry Broadaxe is soon to become a 1x1....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish29er View Post
    Please recommend your favorite tensioner. My 1x10 foundry Broadaxe is soon to become a 1x1....


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    Back when I used a tensioner on a geared frame, I liked the solid mount (not the spring-tension style) units, like the DMR.

    Try to mount them in push-up mode. I dont mind using a half link to achieve this.

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    I've also had good luck with the DMR. Used in push and pull without any issues.
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    Next question. Let's just say I have another bike with horizontal dropouts. Is that much preferable long term?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish29er View Post
    Next question. Let's just say I have another bike with horizontal dropouts. Is that much preferable long term?


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    Less to break using a track end set up.........

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    Agree with above.

    That said, I prefer sliding dropouts over track ends and eccentric bb. Just personal preference; don't have to fiddle with rear brake adjustment or bb height/saddle position changes.

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    sliders came come loose too, has happened to me but I am putting out 900w for 2+ hours so a lot of stress on parts
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    I am putting out 900w for 2+ hours
    Ha ha, sure you are. I know what you mean but that is phrased a little poorly

    Anyway , in response to the OP... swinging dropouts are my favourite as found on Santa Cruz Highball, Salsa El Mar, etc. No negatives, all positives IMO, it's the way to go if you can.

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    "phrased a little poorly" - nothing about me is little. 900w, straight up, crushing

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    [pedant] If you can hold 900W for 2 hours then you are some kind of extra terrestrial Sure you may hit 900W fairly often in 2 hours (1s power? 3s power? 5s power?) but if you can hold 900W at say 100kg for even one minute then you are in to World Class territory or holding 900W for 5 minutes at even 120kg then you are in the bracket of best human performance ever recorded Saying "I am putting out 900W for 2+ hours" isn't even close to true [/pedant]

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    I am beyond world class - I am alien class. I break many many driveline parts b/c of my strength(s)

    900w for 2hours, on my easy days

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    you calling me a liar?

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    900w on my singlespeed all day long

    https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Brus.../dp/B01CNIJE30

    hahahahhahahahaha

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    Well short of putting out 900 watts, I think I'll just pony up and convert my spot honey badger over to SS (horizontal drops). I'm probably going with a dedicated gxp 1x crankset and a surly spacer kit on the rear to get chainline sorted. I miss SS simplicity, living out of the saddle, and the shaking heads you get from people at the top of the climb.


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