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    confused about the whole gearing thing...

    i notice most mid-high end bikes uses 39/14 gearing .....and some low ends 44/16

    wut im tryin to ask is can i do 36/14 or something? would i need to do any modifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3nonfuxion
    i notice most mid-high end bikes uses 39/14 gearing .....and some low ends 44/16

    wut im tryin to ask is can i do 36/14 or something? would i need to do any modifications?
    you can run whatever gearing you would like as long as the chain clears the frame....the difference is that with a shorter front sprocket you run less of a chance of mauling it doing stalls or grinds..good luck

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    you shouldnt need to any thing as long as u found the right sprockets u should be able to just bolt em on and beware u will notice a big difference with the new gear ratio

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    not necessarily, if you go with a similar gear ratio there should be almost no difference in how the bike reponds to inputs....

    a 25:9 comes out as a 55.6 in gear inches....
    a 36:13 comes out to a 55.4 in gear inches...
    a 44:16 comes out to a 55 in gear inches
    and a 45:16 comes out to a 56.3 just for reference....

    see, little to no difference to be honest....those sexy smaller gears are actually a harder drive, though small enough to be insignificant....but the gains in size and weight and placement are the real benefits...

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    i dont really care about my gearing even though i am confused

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