Re: To tension or not to tension, that is the question?
if you've got the clearance and install everything correctly, i think no tensioner is the way to go.
i've ridden with them and without them, and in my experience it's a smoother ride without it. and it definitely looks cleaner.
(edit) i've never had "axle creep" on any of my bikes, but i upgrade the washers and axle nuts, make sure they're tight, and that my chain's not too tight where it's gonna try to yank my wheel off. and, actually, i think my motor will move before my wheel does.
Last edited by bairdco; 05-06-2010 at 06:18 PM.