Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I keep mine as tight as possible yet still allowing twist out. It's also a question of technique, a quick twist pops them off much more easily than steady pressure.
It's a personal decision but if you're a spinner you can go with less tension. But if you stand and sprint or climb hard in a high gear you want a solid engagement because unexpected release can cause you to lose control.
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