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Rohloff DH chain tensioner

The Rohloff DH Chain tensioner is specially designed for downhill use. In contrast to the regular Rohloff Chain tensioner, it has a shorter swing arm that is restricted from moving. This feature ensures that the upper jockey wheel runs very close to the sprocket. This forced guide guarantees a positive run of the chain onto the sprocket (only 13T - 17T) even under extreme riding conditions. To remove the wheel, the Chain tensioner mounting bolt must be loosened.

The Rohloff DH Chain tensioner has a tension capacity of 10 chain links. It is mounted to the gear hanger of the frame. The adjustment to the correct chain line can be achieved by shims.


  • On dropouts thinner than 7mm, the use of the 13 tooth scewed sprocket and all Rohloff splined sprockets (chainline 58mm) will require the use of the longer mounting bolt (Art.No. 8255). This is available separately.
  • The DH Chain tensioner only works with 13 - 17 tooth sprockets!




The Rohloff DH Chain tensioner can be ordered using the following Article numbers:
Description: Article No.:
DH Chain tensioner (99g) 8245
Chain tensioner jockey wheels 8251
Chain tensioner spring 8252
Chain tensioner mounting bolt 8253
Long mounting bolt 8255
Downhill kit (DH Chain tensioner + DH Chain guide) 8293

Further information over the DH Chain tensioner can be found under downloads.