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2nd Gear

Todd_2ndGearA few people were interested in my singlespeed tensioner plans so here they are.

Spinning around on the polo bike has been fine for such a long time yet I’m getting really tired of my 8 mile commute (one way) to work along with the ride to a court then home. 40GI takes it’s toll! What I needed was an extra gear with a  tensioner for commuting which can easily be removed when playing. A geared SS hub was out of the question. They weigh a ton.

I didn’t want a hanger welded on so after a bit of research found several hangers available. This one is the DMR Chaintug Hanger with the screw removed. It’s designed to fit over a 10mm axle and sits neatly in a horizontal dropout with an inner section which prevents it moving out of place. North Shore Billet make loads of solid ones too which look good. I’m using a 20t and a 14t on a cassette hub and long dropouts wouldn’t have taken all the slack.

In my case, these King axle bolts (female) have a 12mm thread so I had to file the hole in the hanger slightly. I also can’t remove the hanger with the wheel in the frame because of the 12mm thread. You won’t get this with 10mm axles or hubs with smaller threaded axle bolts. This Surly tensioner is so easy to adjust anyway that I can remove that each time and leave hanger in position (lazy mode). I can then remove the whole lot when packing into a travel bag. So no bent hangers.

I’m not sure if this is the easiest way to add that extra gear but i think I’ve pretty much nailed it according to the gearing I was wanting. Those long rides aren’t such a hassle anymore.

Keep It Cosmic!


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DZR – Hello there!

Finding good shoes for polo is difficult. Well it is if you want to look good too! There are a ton of Shimano shoes out there that are solid and will stand up strong…but have you seen them?Not the most attractive shoes to play in.

As the most stylish team you’ve ever known (cough! Worst dressed team in polo) Cosmic have always been on a quest for cool clipless shoes. As the search for Poobahs and retro Answer and Shimanos begins to dry up, we’ve decided we want something new. From a brand that believes in what they make and has a respect for our game and cycling in general. So ‘step’ forward DZR.

We’ve been eagerly watching DZRs progress over the last few seasons and know they make a great looking product. We’re also aware none of their range has been designed for bike polo, though that hasn’t stopped a fair few players putting them through their paces.

Bike polo is the ultimate testing ground for DZR and is needed if the ultimate shoe is to be created. And we reckon it just might be. Not yet, but it’s obvious DZR are pushing for it. And we can’t wait! For now though there are at least 2 styles in the range which look perfect to play in.

It’s still early days for such a new and innovative brand and they continue to push boundaries with their product. Essentially, great looking shoes that are functional, keep you on your bike, and that don’t look like your everday road/mtb shoe.

Cosmic look very much forward to riding DZR and working together. Welcome to the team.

A Cosmic colourway with eye monogram lining might just work right?… ;)