Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes: 2004 Giant Boulder SE hardtail, 2008 Diamondback Response Sport hardtail, 2008 KHS XC 204 full sus mt bike, 2010 GT GTR Series 3 road bike.
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Mountain Bike SS Conversions - Is there a quiet chain tensioner out there?
I'm trying to find a basic, not so expensive, but does-the-job-well chain tensioner for my hardtail with vertical dropouts.
Currently I'm running 32-14 which is the magic ratio for my bike, but my chain is new and I know it'll stretch to an un-favorable amount, plus I like running 32-16 when I'm on trails.
I've tried something very similar to this...
It's a spring loaded chain tensioner that mounts by the rear derailleur hanger. It's very nice, I like the form factor of it, but my GOSH it's noisy. It's noisy to the point it drives me insane.
I have a fixed tensioner... the Sette Chain Guide II... it has a roller and it's very nice, however I REALLY prefer spring loaded tensioners...
Is there a spring loaded tensioner that is relatively quiet and has some decent power behind the spring?