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    A tensioner question.

    I'm running my DH bike as a SS again this year. Love the simplicity.

    I'm using a Rohloff tensioner, and it's doing it's job fine--I never drop the chain.

    But chainslap is loud and annoying. Would love to quiet up this bike. Tried a Paul Melvin and a Shimano Alfine tensioner--neither helped, Paul was actually louder.

    So my question is--does anyone make a tensioner that has a super strong spring--effectively like the new-style clutch rear ders?

    Any help appreciated.

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    I should preface this by saying:
    A. This is the only tensioner I've used
    B. I've never even seen another up close
    C. I've only used it on a hardtail

    Trialtech | Sport Sprung

    It'll swing through about 75 to 80 degrees of motion (arc). Starting tension is approximately 3x higher than a 2013 SLX non clutch derailleur. Tension increases rapidly as it rotates through its arc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    I should preface this by saying:
    A. This is the only tensioner I've used
    B. I've never even seen another up close
    C. I've only used it on a hardtail

    Trialtech | Sport Sprung

    It'll swing through about 75 to 80 degrees of motion (arc). Starting tension is approximately 3x higher than a 2013 SLX non clutch derailleur. Tension increases rapidly as it rotates through its arc.

    Steve
    Seems promising. Webcyclery is the only US dealer showing it as buyable, alas not currently in stock. Where'd you get yours?

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    Sorry; idiot post.
    Last edited by fos'l; 07-30-2013 at 05:21 AM. Reason: forgot it's for full suspension

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    99% sure I got it from Tarty Bikes

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    YESS ETR-D... low on slap, high on resistance.

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    what about the DMR STS chain tensioner? no springs, so no chain slap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenny88 View Post
    what about the DMR STS chain tensioner? no springs, so no chain slap.
    can't really run a solid tensioner on a full suspension bike......

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    oops, good call

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