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Gates Krikit Gauge is small enough to fit in your bike pack and sits right on top of your belt, allowing for single-finger tension testing through the click of a button. Easy-breezy. In Europe, the Eco Tension Tester is a popular way to set belt tensions using gravity and a suspended weight.
- Proper belt tension is critical to maintain optimum drive operation (low tension causes belt to skip on teeth, high tension causes excessive wear on belts, cogs and sprockets)
- Tool gauges proper tension using a visual red/green indicator
- It is recommended to rotate the drive and recheck tension several times around circumference of belt