Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - 23T cog
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03-30-09, 11:36 PM
Yes, it's me again... one question:
Does a 23T cog make you pedal faster/make it easier to pedal?
03-30-09, 11:38 PM
Do you understand how gearing works? If you have a 49-21, and you're going to a 49-23, then yes, your cadence will be faster and it'll be easier for you to go up hills. Mechanical advantage. Fascinating thing it is.
03-30-09, 11:39 PM
Ok sweet. Do you reccomend it?
03-30-09, 11:40 PM
It depends on your chainring..
I ride a 46-16, if i put on a 17t or 18t or anything bigger, it would become easier to peddle and go up hills, but you would spin out sooner too..
so if your current cog is smaller than a 23t, then yes it will be easier to peddle
if it is 24t or above then it will be harder to peddle, but you will go faster at the same rpm's
read about it on sheldon brown's site
03-30-09, 11:42 PM
Alright thanks for the help. I'm a noob :(
03-31-09, 12:00 AM
Not funny. Go away.
i don't really think he's trolling...
03-31-09, 06:36 AM
you caught some people.
03-31-09, 10:24 AM
If you're trolling: Go away.
If you're serious: Go away. And read everything on Sheldon Brown's website. Twice.
03-31-09, 10:29 AM
Yeah, sheldon's gear calculator is your friend.
Or you could just HTFU.
03-31-09, 08:31 PM
you really think he knows what HTFU means?
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