The RANS V3 and the Stratus XP have some of the straightest and most beautiful chain lines of all the RANS bikes. Our RANS V3/Stratus XP Idler Kit compliments this drive train by giving you a high quality T-Cycle Return Idler and Stainless Steel Chain Keeper. Installation is a breeze. The long life built into this kit ensures that your chainline will be optimized from the first ride to the last, as long as you have your bike.
This should have been the stock idler on the stratus all along!
I needed this for my XP and it’s a lot better than the original. I expect this to last a lifetime.
I finally got rid of the big black donut and modernized to the TerraCycle idler on my Stratus XP. I am still in early season shape, so can't say much about the change in pedaling effort. However, the shifting seems more positive and there is less chain bounce with the idler.