New Trialtech Sport Snail Cam tensioners

Thursday 13 December 2012
by Ben Swales
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Trialtech have just announced the release of the Trialtech Sport Snail Cam tensioners. CNC machined from cr-moly and aluminium, they are sold individually to allow you to tailor your setup to your own specific needs.

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The alloy Sport Lite cam, which weighs just 7g, is CNC machined from 7075 aluminium. The anodised gloss black finish with machined pocket gives the Sport Lite snail cam a unique and classy appearance. The aggressive design of the notches means that once you have reached your desired chain tension, the wheel should be securely held in that position.

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The cr-moly Sport HD cam, weighing in at 18g, is also CNC machined and has tough surface treatment to help prevent corrosion and keep the snail cam looking good. A series of incrementally smaller holes are designed to reduce weight without compromising strength. The increased durability of the cr-moly material allows for greater tooth resolution, meaning that you can really fine-tune the adjustment of your chain tension using the small but positive micro notches.

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Trialtech have made these cams available individually, rather than in pairs, so whether you prefer the durability offered by two steel cams, the low-weight option of running two alloy cams, or the middle-ground option of running a steel cam on the drive side and an alloy cam on the non-drive side the Trialtech Sport Snail Cam tensioners offer the perfect solution. It also means that if you damage one of your cams you can simply replace it, rather than having to buy a whole new pair. They are available to order from you local Trialtech dealer now!

Technical Specification

  • CNC machined aluminium/ cr-moly.
  • Gloss black anodised/coated finish.
  • The aluminium version features a machined-out scoop and the cr-moly version has been drilled in order to save weight.
  • Notched design to hold your wheel in position and ensure that it doesn’t move, designed to be a ’fit-and-forget’ product.
  • Higher-durability of the cr-moly version allows for much higher resolution teeth, meaning you can really fine tune the adjustment.
  • Will fit most bikes with a 10mm axle designed to work with snail cam tensioners.
  • Sold singly to allow you to tailor your setup to your specific needs.
  • Supplied fully packaged with Trialtech stickers enclosed.
  • Weight: 18g (cr-moly, single) 7g (aluminium, single).


To mark the release of these new snail cams, Trialtech are giving a pair away on their Facebook page. All you have to do is visit their page, guess how many notches each cam has and leave your answer in a comment below the photo before 12:00 GMT on Wednesday 19th December!

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