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Old 06-05-04, 02:37 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-05-04, 06:50 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-15-04, 07:40 PM   #3
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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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