The RANS Stratus LE/Tailwind Idler Kit is a beautiful addition to your bike. With custom made brackets and both a Power and Return idler, upgrading to T-Cycle means that you'll have a smooth and quiet ride for the life of your bike. You'll also get a boost in power from your rear wheel with this faster, more efficient T-Cycle kit.
Worked great on my Rans Nimbus!
There isn’t a lot of info out there on the Nimbus, but it was the predecessor to the Stratus. Turns out it has the same idler assembly boss pattern as the Stratus, so this new idler assembly worked out great. Very high quality with an amazing attention to detail. I just put the new idler assembly through its paces on a 4-day, 200-mile bike tour from one coast of Florida to the other. Note that for the Nimbus, you need to use a small file to smooth out some inner tabs that the bosses had in them; I believe they’re a slightly smaller diameter so the included bolts do work but only if you file out the tabs. The tabs appear to be a result of the Rans welding process and the smaller bolts on the original assembly weren’t an issue. So get a small round file, be patient, and everything will work out great.
Perfect fit on a Rans Wave.
Excellent experience, the idler kit appears to have excellent design, engineering, and execution. Fit perfectly on a Rans Wave I bought used, As I bought it, the top idler had worn through, and the bottom idler had seized. I exchanged emails with T-cycle they were very responsive. After I found that the Wave shared a frame design with the Tailwind, I placed an order and soon had a marvelous piece of kit to install. The idler kit works well, shiftsm runs smooth and quiet. Of course, putting a $120 idler kit on a 20 year old bike that I paid $105 for probably was not terribly wise. I won't mention trying to put an ISO 451 tube into a 406 wheel as being one of my finest moves either.
easy to install, works better than original.
RANS Stratus LE/Tailwind Idler Kit
Idler Kit install
Installed this kit after my Rans Stratus idlers failed after all these years. The install was a little fiddley but I got it installed OK. Works great the whole chain system works better. Peddling is very smooth now. Should have installed this sooner. Well Done!!