Since inception in 1994, Yess Productshas been providing the cycling industry with high-end aluminum bicycle frames
and parts. Itís evident that Yess Products has an extremely high level of
commitment and craftsmanship when it comes to building frames and parts.
Theyíre always looking for ways to test and gain feedback on their products. In
their mind, "thatís good enoughĒ doesnít cut it. I suppose you need to have the
affirmative Yess, to know itís legit.
Yess has been building frames and parts for a number
of companyís worldwide. Cove and Misfit, Crupi BMX, PDC, Rocky Mountain,
Redline, Redbull, Arrow Racing and other non-bicycle related companies;
Instinct Mobility, Traverse Rescue; to name a few. They also produce a sweet
singlespeed chain tensioner.
Built for full suspension, singlespeed bikes, the
ETR/D tensioner, surely lives up to the standards they live by. Itís said to
work well and keep the right amount of tension on the chain as you roll through
the travel. After I built up my Trek Top Fuel 9.9 singlespeed, I put it through
just about everything I could, in a short amount of time. Mud, rivers, snow,
rock gardens and about as much force as a guy like me can deliver. Iím running
a 32◊16, which makes for a pretty good grind when it gets steep. Itís flawless.
It mounts directly to the Top Fuel frame and locks
into place with two set screws. It allows me to pull my wheel on and off with
ease if I were ever to swap out gears or change my tire setup.
Iím very impressed with the folks at Yess Products,
and their commitment to designing and producing great products. If I were a
betting man, Iíd place my $$ on the fact that this little part will be rolling
my chain throughout the entire summer and well into next year, with no
A big shout out to Renny Husada at Yess for
taking care of KDAY Racing with his willingness to help out and answer my
questions. Also to Ross
Schnell, for the suggestion to use the ETR/D. It sure seemed to work for him. Well done Ross. Looking forward
to some Fruita this spring.
Kevin Day is a long-time
mountain bike racer who competes at the professional level for the Kuhl
mountain bike team. You can view more of his product reviews, racing tips, and
commentary on the MTB lifestyle at KDayRacing.com