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Otso Cycles announces Single Speed Conversion Kit for their metal Tuning Chip dropouts

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Otso has been teasing this for months, but it’s finally here. A single speed conversion kit for their Tuning Chip dropouts! Admittedly, this will appeal to a very small group of riders – even smaller considering it’s limited to their metal frames for now. But for those who already own a metal Otso who want to ditch the gears, or have been waiting to buy one until it could be single speed, your time is now.

Otso Cycles tuning chip dropout system single speed conversion kit

We’ve known for a while now that Otso intentionally included cutouts at the back of their Tuning Chip dropouts for a single speed system. But until now, the Tuning Chip system has been limited to gears. It’s important to highlight that for now, this is just compatible with metal Otso frames including the Warakin Stainless, Warakin Ti, and Waheela S. It is not compatible with carbon frames like the Voytek and Waheela C.

Otso Cycles tuning chip dropout system single speed conversion kit Otso Cycles tuning chip dropout system single speed conversion kit

Where the standard Tuning Chip system uses two different inserts to offer three fixed axle positions, the Single Speed system effectively turns that into a sliding dropout system. Otso Cycles tuning chip dropout system single speed conversion kit Otso Cycles tuning chip dropout system single speed conversion kit

You have a choice of either Post Mount or Flat Mount brakes, with two different versions of the kit. Both are sold for $94.95 and will work with the existing thru axle of the frame. For a detailed installation guide including torque values and a note on tire size, check out the Otso page here.

otsocycles.com

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GS
GS
1 year ago

I thought these looked great, until I read you need a 20mm socket. Not a tool I’d like to carry on my rides.

trainwreck
trainwreck
1 year ago
Reply to  GS

i use an old fashioned lawnmower spark plug socket that i’ve cut down with a hacksaw to make it lighter and shorter. you can turn it with a 5mm hex key that you use for other parts of your bike. works like a charm.

GS
GS
1 year ago
Reply to  Zach Overholt

Clever!

Sean
1 year ago

I love seeing systems like this

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