Hey guys...I'm not sure if this question has been asked lately or not, but I was unable to find any threads addressing my question within a few pages of results.
Basically, I'm about to buy my first single speed bicycle...and I was unsure as to which gearing might be more reasonable for me...mostly based upon the terrain where I live. I'm looking at two bikes...one with a 46t chainring...and the other with a 48t chainring, both have a 16t cog. I live in Northern IL...north of Chicago...there aren't many hills...so the roads are generally flat. Does anyone ride a 48/16? or a 46/16? Do you think there would be much of a difference between 48t and 46t? Would the 48t be noticeably more difficult to ride? I'm going to be commuting with the bike...maybe 3-5 miles each way...that's the main reason for my question about how difficult a 48t would be compared to a 46t...and if there is even much of a noticeable difference between the two. Thanks everyone