DMR STS Tension Seeker Chain Accessories

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 03, 2010]
Darin
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stainless steel. Stays put. Nice and quiet. Made easy transition from geared MTB to a single speed.

Weakness:

None.

If I had to do it all over again I'd use the exact same kit. High quality parts and hardware across the board.

Similar Products Used:

None.

[Sep 15, 2007]
Daniel
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

keeps the chain nice and tight, strong, easy to adjust and move

Weakness:

bit noisy

great product, strong and will last long

Similar Products Used:

nothing

[Jan 16, 2007]
jerome
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

looks awesome and does the job of keeping the chain well tensioned. good quality metal and the roller is smooth

Weakness:

the bolt which attaches it to the rear mech hanger is made of on of the weakest metals i've seen, so you have to be really careful when tightning the bolt to push the allen key in the whole way

worth it - less hassle then gears, as i kept on braking them doing 5 ft drops, but maybe a bit expensive

[Apr 13, 2007]
Sasha B
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The STS has fewer moving parts than most other tensioners. Most other ones use springs to provide upward or downward tension on the chain, and most such attempts fail. The springs usually lack adjustability, and improper tension may cause the chain to skip over the rear cog during high torque. Also, the STS uses a roller instead of a pulley. This is smoother and quieter than the pulleyed tensioners that I have tried. Also, the pulley has plenty of room to play on its axis, so a variety of chainlines/rear cog positions can be accomodated. The STS can push the chain up, resulting in more chain wrapped around the rear cog, which prevents skipping. Most other tensioners work in this mode as well, though I have run across ones that don't.

Weakness:

I suspect the rollers may wear out faster than a pulley, and may be harder to replace, but at $20 for the whole tensioner, one can buy two or three of these for the cost of inferior spring and pulleyed tensioners.

This product is simple, functional, robust, and economical.

Similar Products Used:

DMR tension seeker (made by the same folks, more expensive, and inferior). Generic tensioner sold by misfitpsychels.

[Nov 06, 2007]
Ricky
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Low noise no real resistence super cheap

Weakness:

Had to be re bent to reach my SS converted Komondos Chain line,

Great value but some home fab might be required to it to work properly, I think theyre might be better tensoners out there but not at this price point

Similar Products Used:

none

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