In 2009, the RANS X-Stream/Force 5 Idler Kit made its RAAM debut as it helped propel the RANS Team Take 1st! With an Over/Under Idler customized to fit on your RANS, a Stainless Steel Double Chain Keeper and special hardware to keep the idler from touching the chain keeper, this kit is a substantial upgrade. You'll enjoy noticeable improvements in the ride and the idler longevity. This kit is for the new Force 5 with a mono-tube frame introduced in late 2008. If you have an older RANS (pre-2009) with a triangulated frame, then you need to get a Multi-Purpose Idler Kit and email us.
The Rans F-5 idlers in hardened sprocket
I have installed the idler in 5 minutes and tested it works as well as the original idler with plain pulleys, not sprocket. I have paid a little more for the harden metal sprocket. The original pulleys have chain dented on the inner surface of both pulleys idlers. The bearings assemblies were larger. The new one has bearings, smaller assembly tucked further in and plastic sleeve spacer in the front. I installed it with single hex head bolt with three washers underneath the chain retainer plate and one washer over the plate, underneath the hex bolt head. These are great idlers. Yes, highly recommended it to other Rans Force F-5 riders.
XStream (Rans) idler kit.
Perfect fit and prompt service