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Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner

USD$14.99 17% off USD$17.99 msrp
Item #: RD292Y00
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Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner
    Allows the use of an internally geared hub on a frame with vertical drop-outs.
    • Chain Tensioner
    • 20 tooth max rear sprocket
    • 16 tooth chainwrap capacity
    • 41.8mm chainline
    • Uses washers on on the mounting bolt for 5mm of chainline adjustability
    • Compatible chain - 3/32"
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    Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    4.0

    Works with 8 and 10 inch travel bikes

    By Cheeze Head

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner:

      Have been using this tensioner on my 2009 Yeti 303R DH for two and a half seasons (75-100 park days) without a single issue.
      My father has been running this tensioner on a 2009 Santa Cruz V10 for one and a half seasons without a single issue (30-50 park days).
      We both did need to purchase a bolt and nut assembly to prevent the tensioner from wrecking our derailleur hangers, but it hasn't needed another look since being set up like this.
      Yesterday I watched my friend take my bike, ride over a metal skinny, flip the rear tire off and loudly bang my tensioner on the metal rail. The tensioner was unfased.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Solid product!!

      By Jake the snake

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner:

      I use the tensioner on a road bike I converted to a single speed. The tensioner runs very smoothly making only a little bit of noise. I had it installed at my LBS but it was very easy for them to set up the tensioner for a straight chain line.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Used for a 42/32/24 x 20 Drivetrain

      By PB Matrix

      from Germany

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner:

      Love this product made by Shimano. The spring is strong. Works with any chain type. Works better than the 3 x more expensive Yess model that does the same thing. Uses shims to set up chainline and this might take two or three trys to get right.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'M VERY PLEASED...

      By Norbert

      from Northriverside, Il. Usa

      Comments about Shimano Alfine CT-S500 Chain Tensioner:

      I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE EASY INSTALLMENT AND AJUSTMENT OF THE CHAIN LINE USING THE WASHER SHIM PROVIDED,AND THE OVER ALL SLEAK APPERANCE OF THIS PRODUCT

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