Heads up, singlespeeders! If youre trying to convert any recent model bike into a singlespeed, youve probably realized by now that since the dropouts are vertical, there isnt any way to properly tension the chain. Surly comes to the rescue with the Singleator. This handy device mounts to the derailleur hanger and provides proper chain tension in a simple, lightweight package.
- Tensioner allows use of 1-speed drivetrain on vertical drop frame
- Mounts to derailleur hanger, self aligning floating pulley
- Adjustable chain line
- anti-chain drop hoop
- This part requires an 18mm Cone wrench to make it work. See the the Surly wrench below. Its the perfect fit. If you are self-installing, make sure to have one on hand. Make sure to read the instructions.
- Weight: 157 g
PROS: Works well, (once properly installed)
CONS: Springs break too easily
BEST USES: Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Singlespeed conversions on vertical dropouts, City Bikes
PROS: Gets The Job Done, Durable, Attractive Design
BEST USES: Casual Riding, Road Biking
PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design
BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
PROS: Lightweight, Good tension
BEST USES: Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes
PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design, Easy To Install
Bottom line is I wish I spoke to my LBS shop guys before I wasted money as they confirmed all of the same problems I had setting up the bike.
Absolutely did not work in push down configuration on my norco empire 5. Don't waste your money cheaper tensioners work way better! Not a single problem with my gusset
PROS: Easy To Install
CONS: Weak Spring, Bulky
PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Quieter Than Expected, Durable, Attractive Design
11 months ago
Give it a try. You won't be using any other tensioner
4 months ago
PROS: Lightweight, Versatile, Rugged
3 weeks ago
10 months ago
Not a singleator but a skipplator . Skipping at pedal load regardless of push up or down method and adjust tension
1 month ago
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