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    Best Tensioner For Carbon Highball

    Hey, everyone, long time lurker, first time poster. Building up a 2013 carbon Santa Cruz Highball for a buddy of mine, and we're planning on making it a singlespeed. Unfortunately, unlike its aluminum counterpart, the carbon Highball doesn't have SS specific drop outs as an option, so we've decided to go with a tensioner. I've personally never used one with my bikes, because they've all been dedicated singlespeeds. My inclination is to go with Surly, because they're Surly, but I'm curious if anyone has any first hand experience with this particular combo, or can maybe point me in the direction of a tensioner that might work more effectively, for whatever reason.

    Look forward to hearing your ideas.

    Thanks.

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    I love my soul craft convert. It is much higher quality than the surly and has given me thousands of trouble free miles on my carbon highball

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    Had good results with the DMR fixed tensioner on three different bikes in the past. Went that route after having issues with a spring tensioner not wanting to tension properly. **



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    YESS Components ETR/B BB Chain Tensioner. Best Tensioner For Carbon Highball-img_20151015_200000.jpg I've been using it for 9 months and have not had any problems. I'm really happy with it.
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    I did it few years ago
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    Trickstuff Exzentriker. Have a 2012 carbon.

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