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chain device drag???

richg1979richg1979 Posts: 1,087
edited July 2010 in MTB general
would you get any noticable drag from a chain device/tensioner?

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  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    You get a little more drag yes - but some are very smooth, some aren't. What're you looking at?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    some devices no. most tensioners yes. they are not the same thing.
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  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    nicklouse wrote:
    some devices no. most tensioners yes. they are not the same thing.

    What is the difference Nick?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    i dont feel any drag with my chain device but i would imagine there must be some.
  • richg1979richg1979 Posts: 1,087
    lookin at a pully that holds the lower part of the chain up near the crank to stop jumping of when hitting rough stuff but not a major problem so dont want it making any diffrence to xc runs and climbs.
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    If its aligned correctly then the drag wont really be noticeable at all, but yes, physically there is some.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    richg1979 wrote:
    lookin at a pully that holds the lower part of the chain up near the crank to stop jumping of when hitting rough stuff but not a major problem so dont want it making any diffrence to xc runs and climbs.
    in that case you need something like this
    no drag and keeps the chain on. i use one and its great. [/url]
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I have a Heim2 from E13 and as it makes a constant rumble I guess there is drag (noise = loss of energy = drag on my pedalling effort innit) but its not noticeable in terms of ride effort I dont think. I'd say 1.2% of effort lost on noise making. Give or take 5%. :wink:
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