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Singlespeed chain help

Lungs94Lungs94 Posts: 160
edited May 2015 in MTB workshop & tech
I've converted my Voodoo Hoodoo into a SS but the chain seems to be very tight? it's the stock chain, is it suppose to be really tight or should it sag, it feels like the chain is going to explode. Do I need a SS specific chain
Bikes:
2013 Mondraker Dune XR - XX1 XO1 Hope, Easton Carbon, Fox
Voodoo Bizango XT - Hope, Pikes, Mavic

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    You need to size it correctly which might require the use of tensioner.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Lungs94Lungs94 Posts: 160
    I have a tensioner installed but if I add another link the chain sags & derails? does it matter if the tensioner is at the rear or front?
    Bikes:
    2013 Mondraker Dune XR - XX1 XO1 Hope, Easton Carbon, Fox
    Voodoo Bizango XT - Hope, Pikes, Mavic
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Tensioner scare normally fitted to the mech hanger. And are sprung.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Lungs94Lungs94 Posts: 160
    Sorted it thanks, I fitted it to the BB, so I used an old flexible 1 & fitted it to where the derailluer was, running smooth now & doesn't feel like it's going to snap, many thanks
    Bikes:
    2013 Mondraker Dune XR - XX1 XO1 Hope, Easton Carbon, Fox
    Voodoo Bizango XT - Hope, Pikes, Mavic
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