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    Chainring tensioner questions

    I thinking of the kind that either mount to the BB or to those ISG(?) tabs...

    • What are some examples of these chainring tensioners?
    • Any there any downsides to these?
    • Anyone happily using one?

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    I run a Blackspire Stinger mounted to the BB, and it does its job very well -- much better than the dangly derailleur-style Singulators that kept disintegrating on me while out on the trails.

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    Nice! Got any pictures? So no complaints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    Nice! Got any pictures? So no complaints?
    Here you go. You can set it up in push or pull config. It's not ideal to have something hanging below the chainring, but I haven't had any problems at all with rock/log strikes. You can adjust it upwards as much as your chainstay allows.

    Mine has run flawlessly for the last several months.





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    Are you able to run multiple gears on the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Here you go. You can set it up in push or pull config. It's not ideal to have something hanging below the chainring, but I haven't had any problems at all with rock/log strikes. You can adjust it upwards as much as your chainstay allows.

    Mine has run flawlessly for the last several months.
    That's super cool, and very helpful. Thanks paleh0rse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankyone View Post
    Are you able to run multiple gears on the rear
    Are you referring to a "Dinglespeed" setup with 2+ cogs in the rear? I haven't tried; but, I don't think I'd run a BB Stinger in a such a setup. The roller is probably a bit too narrow to support the moved chainline without forcefully bending the entire Stinger in or out when changing rear cogs.

    Now you've got me wondering if it would work, though. I may need to dig out a second cog and test this out. I'll be sure to let you know if I do.

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    Pretty sure blackspire markets that as a dh tensioner for multi speed bikes primarily.

    Not sure how it takes up chain slack though with multiple cogs.

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