CHAIN TENSIONERS: Riders warned about illegal tensioners

British Cycling and CS Referees have issued a reminder regarding illegal chain tensioners.

The statement reads: “All chain tensioners, if protruding, must not exceed 6mm and they must have flat ends.

“A few instances of late have arisen where bikes inspected by referees have had Chain Tensioners which exceed this requirement.”

So, make sure your bike is up to scratch or you may have to lose the tensioners or cut and file them down, which is never good preparation before a match!