DMR STS Tension Seeker Chain Accessories

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $57.00


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darin a Weekend Warrior from Lakewood

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2010

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

Weaknesses:    None.

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

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Favorite Trail:   Mohican

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Kona single speed with 32/18 gearing.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricky a Weekend Warrior from Corona Ca

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2007

Strengths:    Low noise no real resistence super cheap

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

Bottom 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

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock Jamis Komondo used for Dj urban trials

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from Vic, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2007

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

Weaknesses:    bit noisy

Bottom Line:   
great product, strong and will last long

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Favorite Trail:   St. Andrews

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Bayswater Cycles

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   Norco Sasquatch- ss,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sasha B a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    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.

Weaknesses:    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.

Bottom Line:   
This product is simple, functional, robust, and economical.

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Favorite Trail:   Methuzela!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Spicer Cycles

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

Bike Setup:   Nashbar 853 frame, kona P2 forks, flat handlebars, single speed.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jerome a Weekend Warrior from mudeford

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2007

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

Weaknesses:    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

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

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Favorite Trail:   haldon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   gt chucker 2.0

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