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    The best RATIO with the most skid patch?

    i used to use a 46t chainring on my previous bike but now I'm riding another one with a 49t chainring and i'm having a hard time finding out what size cog to install for a easy ride and most skids. i had no trouble skiddin on a 46t and 16t rear ( i think it was 16t) and i could skid stop like nothing

    but right now skid well, i cant as i'm riding a 49t + 18t rear cog.

    thanks bikeforum users
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    All in your head. 49/18 is actually less GI than 46/16, and it has more skid patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redpear View Post
    All in your head. 49/18 is actually less GI than 46/16, and it has more skid patches.
    what does GI stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devalious View Post
    what does GI stand for?
    The larger the gear inch, the harder it is to start and stop the bike...including skidding.

    So, you should be able to stop/skid your 2nd gear ratio easier than your previous setup, assuming you correctly recalled your first chainring / cog tooth count.

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    Is there some kind of forum software that will autolock any thread with "skid patch" in the title? There should be.
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    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    I run 52x19. It's 19 skid patches and about 72 gi

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    Quote Originally Posted by devalious View Post
    i had no trouble skiddin on a 46t and 16t rear ( i think it was 16t) and i could skid stop like nothing

    but right now skid well, i cant as i'm riding a 49t + 18t rear cog.
    It's all in your head, bro.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Just make sure your front tooth count and rear tooth count are relatively prime.

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    or, loosen your wheel and move the chain up a couple teeth on your cog once and a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rithem View Post
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    Sweet app - running a 17t rear cog will get you a decent amount of skid patches for most front chainring combos
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    I have 48/16. Don't really skid on it, wouldn't recommend skidding with a gear that high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalms02 View Post
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    http://www.bikegearsapp.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaleigh View Post
    Just make sure your front tooth count and rear tooth count are relatively prime.
    +1 this.

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    I find it hard to skid on a lower gear ratio. I used to ride on a 44-16 and it felt a lot more difficult to skid due to the constant spinning. I couldn't time the skids. I run a 48-16 but I'm thinking of going with a 17t cog and a larger chainring.

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    these have infinite skid ratios

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post


    these have infinite skid ratios
    We might as well just start driving cars at that point :|

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