Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shreveport, LA
Bikes: GT Timberline (mtb) and Haro Backtrail (bmx)
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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...