I'm sure this is a noob question, but how tight do I want to keep my chain on my SS 29er? Seemed loose today after a ride so I tightened up a bit, but didn't know how tight was proper.
It's a cassette...the play was a couple inches...it has these tuggers on the back that are supposed to keep the axle in place, but wondering if they slipped.JCavilia said:Assuming you're running without a chain tensioner, as with a fixie (a SS can use a tensioner, which eliminates the issue), you basically want it tight enough so the chain won't ever be thrown off, and loose enough so it doesn't bind and create unnecessary resistance and wear. That translates to "a little bit of sag" in the top run of the chain -- maybe a quarter-inch of droop or a bit less. On a fixie you can test for drag by spinning the wheel on a workstand, but that doesn't work with a freewheel.