Ever stomp on the pedals just to have your rear wheel slide forward in the dropouts and throw your chain? We have....using all kinds of hubs in all kinds of frames. There are lots of BMX-style tensioners out there, but few of them fit in Surly's dropouts without some serious grinding. So, they decided to design a chain tensioner that will keep that rear wheel static in their dropouts...and most other kinds of rear-facing horizontal dropouts. Plus, like all things Surly, it will open up a bottle o'' brew.
The body of the Tuggnut is investment cast in stainless steel for durability. It features a thumbscrew, for tool-free adjustments, and 2 axle holes for a wide range of fore/aft wheel positions. The Tuggnut comes with an aluminum adapter that reduces the axle hole from 10mm to 6mm, so you can use it with quick-release axles, in addition to nutted axles. Sold as a single, because you really only need one...on the drive side. But, if you absolutely need one on the non-drive side of your rig, to achieve balance in your life, you are in luck...the bottle opener works either way.
Works with 10mm bolt-on or 6mm quick release axles
Can be used on drive or non-drive side
Opens beers with ease so that you and your bike can be the life of the party
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asked by: a guest Will this work on the Surly Pugsley 9 speed?
anwered by: canteau If you are going to run it single speed, yes.
The Pugsley is designed for the axle to all the way forward when using gears for proper derailleur alignment and the chain tension naturally pulls the hub forward to achieve that position so the Tuggnut isn't needed on a geared setup
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The Tuggnut from Surly works great and looks cool doing it. Plus it helps with post ride beverages, by haveing a functional bottle opener built into it. I don't know what the two questions above are about, mine came with the slider and the Q/R adapter. Allows a lot of fore/aft ajdustment.