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    Horizontal dropouts and a tensioner

    Does anyone run horizontal dropouts and a chain tensioner aswell.The reason why i ask is that you could shorten your wheelbase and as the wheel would always be at the end of the dropouts it would make centering the wheel easier.I am thinking of doing this as for me the wheelbase as short as possible and with the 24 inch rear wheel on my frame it would help my style of riding(trials,woods riding).Has anyone had any experience with this setup and is there any reason not to try it.Thanks,Lifecycle.

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    Reasons not to do it: tensioners add weight, are easily broken, and (if spring-loaded, as most are) still allow the chain to get skippy if things get muddy or snowy. The greatest chainstay reduction you could accomplish by doing this would be 3/8" ... will it really make that much difference?
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    Also sliding your wheel further up will give you less tire clearance with a lot of frames.

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