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Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner

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Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner

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
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes (5)
  • Long rides (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Great at tugging nuts..

By chris

from jasper, GA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Rides
    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

    Dont have a lot of miles on the product yet, but was easy to install and seems solid. Holds the wheel. I have a lot of fellow riders who use then and they have no complaints. So if your riding SS with horizontal drop outs for the rear the surly tuggnut is the right nut tugger for the job.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Does just what it says

    By Marksv

    from Waikato, NZ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

      As with all things Surly its well designed and nicely made, it's not what you'd call light, but the functionality is everything. Really like the adaptability i'm using it on a DTswiss 10mm RWS rear axle, but it has an adaptor for a regular quick release too. Just works and after the ride it'll open a brew too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Definetly would buy this product again if I needed to

      By Postman pat

      from Bendigo, Australia

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Long Rides
        • Mountain Bikes

        Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

        An excellent product to tension your chain, I found having two installed provides a more even tension rather than just having the one.
        A well made product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        . . and tug it will!

        By Paso Bill

        from Paso Robles, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • A bit heavy

        Best Uses

        • Single-speed/fixie bikes

        Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

        Easily installed and does a good job allowing conversion to the quick release - obviously not good for track racing but great for servicing, changing flats during a ride., etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surly chain tensioner #perfect

        By Mike

        from Johnson City, TN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bottle Opener
          • Fixie Chain Tension

          Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

          This Surly Tugnut seems (so far) to keep my chain line perfect without having to adjust very often. My fixie build is still very new, and my chain will stretch and require adjustment at some point. Looks great on my build. I only wish it came in black...but that's so minor I wouldn't deduct for it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Goooot

          By Angel

          from Brooklyn

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

            Goooot

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good but...

            By pleasedontfront

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner:

                Nice chain tensioner. I installed in on my Surly Ogre commuter to set the tire back a cm or so in order to create better clearance/looks with a full rear fender.

                You have to use an extra (supplied) washer to make the chain tensioner compatible with a QR skewer. This is the first chain tensioner I've ever had on a bike — and it does exactly what it's supposed to do — but I find it to be kind of a nuisance when putting the wheel on the bike and having to deal with this extra loose/dangling hardware around the skewer. That's more of a symptom of chain tensioners in general than it is a problem with this one though.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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