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Old 06-29-11, 10:00 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-29-11, 10:02 AM   #2
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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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Old 06-29-11, 10:13 AM   #5
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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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Old 06-29-11, 10:14 AM   #6
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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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I run 52x19. It's 19 skid patches and about 72 gi
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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.
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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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my gear of choice for around Boston & providence, been riding it for years perfect balance for me.



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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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http://www.bikegearsapp.com/
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Just make sure your front tooth count and rear tooth count are relatively prime.
+1 this.
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Old 06-30-11, 10:06 PM   #22
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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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these have infinite skid ratios
We might as well just start driving cars at that point :|
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