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Old 08-26-07, 01:33 PM
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Changing Gears

Right now I'm running 44/16 gearing for racing. I'm not tired at all during the race and can still keep pedaling. I want to go with a higher rollout. I'm thinking about going to a 42/15 gear setup, would this make a big difference in my speed?
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Old 08-26-07, 02:08 PM
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It wouldn't make a major difference; it would just make it a little easier to pedal and you would lose a little bit of speed. You probably wouldn't even notice.
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Old 08-27-07, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
It wouldn't make a major difference; it would just make it a little easier to pedal and you would lose a little bit of speed. You probably wouldn't even notice.
With a higher rollout it would make it harder to pedal, though, wouldn't it?
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You probly shouldn't be asking here about gearing ratios. Ask other racers at your track, or people that used to race and such.
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Assuming you are running 20 * 1.75 tires 44 * 16 gives you 53.7 gear inches and 42 * 15 gives you 54.6, this is a pretty small change. The change will in theory give you slightly slower acceleration and slightly higher top speed. Whether this makes a difference in your racing will depend a lot on how you ride and what the tracks you ride are like. I run 56.5 gear inches on my cruiser.
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