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Surly Tuggnut Chain Tensioner

Item #: RD402Z01
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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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