So I am thinking about running a taller rear sprocket. My front is -1 now, and I kind of want to go +3 in the back for fun. Anyone run gearing like this, and how noticeable is it?
Are you running a new chain and rear sprocket? I ask because somewhere in my garage I have a used 15t, I believe. Just figured I'd throw it out there, although finding it might be a different story.maverick9611 said:i have a 14 tooth used 1 week for trade for a 15 tooth. anybody got one?
I'm running a 15/42 setup (pretty much -1/+1 for the newer bikes), and I really like it. The only downside I've found is that you run out of revs a little sooner. It's not really a problem, you just have to get used to shifting at a slightly lower speed. I still get about 52 mpg with this setup (and probably need a tune).smithmax said:So I am thinking about running a taller rear sprocket. My front is -1 now, and I kind of want to go +3 in the back for fun. Anyone run gearing like this, and how noticeable is it?
trying different things. i liked the 14 but wanna try the 15 to c the difference. why u got a 15? since i commute alot the 14 was not good for the commute. but hotdoggin, that's a different story!!!low and midrange was quite explosivesmithmax said:why are you changing back up?
Technically yes, wether is rises to the point of mattering , I can't say I have run a 14 front for some races. but I deemed the best ratio for short track races where the top speed is under 100 MPH to be 15 44smithmax said:I'm trying to think how it could be harder on the chain. Does it pinch rollers in some way? Because the decreased radius shouldn't be an issue (the rollers don't have bend-angle limits). Maybe I'll just experiment with different set ups and write up my experience's.
FOG: does running a 14 pose any danger to the chain? I can't really imagine all of the manufacturers producing a sprocket that would be dangerous/damaging.