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Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner

Item #: RD402Z01
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Ideal for riders using frames with horizontal dropouts. The Tugnutt helps maintain chain tension with a handy adjuster.  Includes washers.
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Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid cyclist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Keeps my chain tight and opens beer.

      By Daniel

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

          What more could I ask for?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Unique Chain Tensioner

          By Batty

          from Bacolod City, Philippines

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Long Rides
            • Mountain Bikes
            • Singlespeeds

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            Installed on my Karate Monkey with no problems, looks great while doing it's intended porpuse very well

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Works great!

            By Elsanto

            from Plainfield Nj

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            I used this to convert an old steel road bike with sliding dropouts to singlespeed. It worked flawlessly and will even open your post-ride beverages.

            If I were to give it any criticism i'd say its not the best looking chain tensioner out there, but it makes up for it in utility.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Does What It Needs Too, Looks Reasonable

            By KitC

            from Houghton, MI

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Singlespeed

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            I bought the Tuggnut for my SS belt drive, primarily because it was the first tensioner I could find that could be used with a standard quick release skewer. Everything else seems to need a 3/8" bolt-on axle. So far, it has allowed me to get appropriate tension on the belt and looks reasonably good doing it. The quick release hasn't slipped at all, so Surly's recommendation to get just one Tuggnut has been accurate.

            The only downsides are that it is about 3 times the price of other tensioners and the blue Loctite on the threads was a pain during the first installation.

             
            4.0

            Excellent product, but a little big

            By 1gear2many

            from South Florida

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            I've had my eye on this thing for a long time. Since I was tired of adjusting my rear wheel every week I finally ordered it for a bike I use as a commuter that has a Felt track frame.

            Awesome construction, the material is top notch, it would definitely do its job if it would have fit into my track dropout. It was too big by only a mm or two. With the right tools the edge could probably be ground down to make it fit, but it's beefy.

             
            5.0

            Easy install, does...

            By Brian

            from Ironwood, Mi United States

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            Easy install, does its job perfectly, and can open a bottle much easier than with popping the top of a spoke.

             
            5.0

            The Tuggnut fits...

            By Kok Tiong

            from Singapore, Singapore

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            The Tuggnut fits nicely onto my Gary Fiasher Triton with Halo Aerorage track wheels. I used to have my rear wheel misalign after a few rides and I have to check my rear wheel and brake before each ride. Now this problem did not happen again and it also makes wheel alignment faster.

             
            5.0

            Easy to use;...

            By Sam

            from Tulsa, Ok United States

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            Easy to use; practical; reasonable price. Worked with near vertical dropouts to take up just enough slack in chain. Would recommend.

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