Chain tensioners?

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12/5/2013 11:56 AM

How do these work?

Are they worth it


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12/5/2013 12:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/5/2013 12:18 PM

you have to use an allen key, yes they are worth it



12/5/2013 12:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/5/2013 12:35 PM

Two of my sundays had them. I never used em I cut them off the first two. I havent messed with them on the third.


12/5/2013 5:22 PM

I would use them if they came integrated on my frame. I wouldn't pay to have them unless I really have a bad problem with my wheel slipping. Other than that they dont mean shit to me. Definitely a good idea though


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12/5/2013 6:40 PM

they're all a bit different, but basically a screw or pin is held in place to push against your axle and keep your back wheel from slipping.

they came integrated on my fly lago 2. i mean they're pretty nice, but honestly they never really made a huge difference to me.
i wouldn't buy one aftermarket tho, partly because of pegs and partly because there's just not much need.


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12/6/2013 9:54 AM

I really liked the ones on my Sunday Ian. Too bad they snapped though. Unless theyre integrated into the frame I wouldnt bother with them


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12/6/2013 9:57 AM

I hate chain tensioners, i had them on one of my bikes and one of them snapped and my tire locked up and i atr shit haha


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12/6/2013 3:10 PM

Used to ride them...... They seemed to be more of a pain in the ass for me......haven't had a wheel slip in a long time


12/6/2013 6:41 PM

handlebar-to-face wrote:

I hate chain tensioners, i had them on one of my bikes and one of them snapped and my tire locked up and i atr shit haha

This, you don't really need them on a bmx bike. Like every one says if it comes integrated its cool but other than that I just have my chain set up as short as possible and tighten the shit out of my bolts and it doesn't slip.


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