Gates Carbon Drive KRIKIT Tension Meter
BELT TENSION METER
Gates Krikit Gauge is small enough to fit in your bike-pack and sits right on top of your belt, allowing for single-finger tension testing through the click of a button. Easy-breezy. In Europe, the Eco Tension Tester is a popular way to set belt tensions using gravity and a suspended weight.
Proper belt tension is critical to maintain optimum drive operation (low tension causes belt to skip on teeth, high tension causes excessive wear on belts, cogs and sprockets)
- Tool gauges proper tension using a visual red/green indicator
- Too much tension can damage the bearings within the rear hub, and cause the system to drag, and increase the wear of your drive system
- It is recommended to rotate the drive and recheck tension several times around circumference of belt