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I'm looking for your thoughts on the Yess ETR/B vs the Surly Singleator.

I'm going to be building up a single speed with vertical dropouts and I am considering both of these tensioners and wonder which you guys think is better and why.

The Yess tensioner looks pretty cool, but I also know lots of people have used the Surly with great results.

All feedback is appreciated.

Thanks guys!
 

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ive heard people say that the Yess is better than the Surly and i believe them but i never had a problem with the Surly. its reliable and i think a bit cheaper than the yess, i got my money's worth out of it.
 

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Personally I'd get the Yess etr/b no question. I've owned a Surly and the spring is weak. Weaker in the push up mode than push down and push up is better because it affords more chain wrap (or rather would be better if spring tension were adequate).

I have not used the Yess etr/b personally but Monogod did a detailed review of it on this forum a year or so ago and raved. I believe he said he'd even prefer it over some types of frame-based tensioners (ie: EBB or sliders) -- something like this. I remember being very impressed. Do a search.

Also I believe you'll find it easier to remove & reinstall your rear wheel with the Yess tensioner.

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Sparticus said:
Personally I'd get the Yess etr/b no question. I've owned a Surly and the spring is weak. Weaker in the push up mode than push down and push up is better because it affords more chain wrap (or rather would be better if spring tension were adequate).

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Yep. The Surly really fails in the push up position.
 

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Can't comment on the Yess ETR B but I do have an ETR V on my Kona Coiler. Still rolls nice and smooth after 2 years of use and no issues with any loss of spring tension. Its got a few scars on it from being smacked into rocks (not the smoothest rider at times) but its still straight.
 
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