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Catrike Clamp-On Return Idler Kit

11 reviews
SKU: IDK150.1

The Catrike Clamp-On Return Idler Kit comes with a return side idler (either Sport or Elite) and, like the power, a Clamp-On Idler Mount, all necessary chain keeper hardware needed to float a return idler anywhere on a Catrike that you'd like. Most people put their floating return idler just in front of the right side frame tube. Depending on boom position and chainring sizes, the idler can handle the chain going over or under. It can take some serious finagling to get just right, but for those people looking to eliminate chaintube, this kit can be a big help.

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Scott P.
United States


Item is not usable on my Expedition. Cannot be mounted in front of the crossbar due to the length of the gusset, and not behind the crossbar due to interference with the tie rod. Are there pictures for of successful installations? Or could it be traded for the “completer kit”?

Kevin N.
United States United States

Solved my chain issue on my GTS

I bought a bunch of parts from TerraCycle they company and parts they produce are top notch. This idler solved the issue where my 11 speed chain would try to walk up the next gear when pushing the trike backwards. The location of the factory idler is way to close and was a stationary idler. Not only did this solve the problem I was having and it was easy to adjust when I switched out to a NuVinci CVT hub I purchased a return side floating idler which helped me eliminate the chain tube and associated chain friction. I will be back.

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Michael L.
United States United States

All Catrike’s should come this way.

Easy to install. Gives a clean feel and performance improvement to the drive train. Have 5 trikes all have t-cycle upgrades and I’ve installed them for friends. Only wish Catrike’s came with drops for them clamps are clumsy but better then plastic tubes.

T-Cycle Catrike Clamp-On Return Idler Kit Review


Love the cat!

bruno l.
Canada Canada

very good product

The return idler great upgrade on my catrke expedition ...no more noise from the chain tube and very smooth for long long ride .

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Lance G.
United States United States

Love the smooth quiet ride

Since installation on my Catrike 700 a week ago, I've ridden about 70 miles. I find the chain whisper quiet now. It should be noted that after doing at least a thousand miles on Zwift on a TacX Neo 2T off wheel trainer since I took possession in February, I had already begun to see significant wear on the factory-installed chain tubes. This idler is a much better solution. For the price, I am surprised it doesn't come stock on the trike!

T-Cycle Catrike Clamp-On Return Idler Kit Review