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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2001, 08:21 AM
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Gearing???

Ok guys, i thought i understood the gearing thing, but now i am not sure if i do or not. so can anyone explain to me? the sprockets teeth sizes, more teeth = lower gear ??? or is it the other way around? right now my quadracer has 13/41 sprockets with 22" rear tires. whats going to happen when i put my 18" holeshots on it for MX? is my top-end speed going to die or is my bottom end going to die? or am i just thinking to deep into it? i thought i understood, but evidently i have confused myself. thanks guys for the help and sorry for the dumb question.

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Re: Gearing???

here is a gif file with the gear ratios on it...this may help if you understand the gearing ratio....



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Re: Gearing???

thanks airborn, that helps a ton. but how does tire size factor into the gear ratio? on the same gear ratio, which will a small tire be faster than a big tire, or the other way around? thanks a bunch.

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Re: Gearing???

bigger tire is faster...less turning of the sprocket covers more area...the smaller the tire the more the sprocket has to turn...

I run 10 inch rims on the rear of my banshee...and I love the setup...


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Re: Gearing???

Ok, thats what i thought but i wasnt sure. right now i am running 22" tires on 10" rims. would i be stupid to go to an 18" tire on a 8" rim for MX? just wondering because thats what all the guys were running when i watched them at this past weekends race, but i dont know what kind of gearing they were running either. thank you for all your help, and sorry for being so dumb about this


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Re: Gearing???

alot of it is personal preference...the smaller wheel will require the rpms to be higher...which will keep you in the power band harder...the bigger tire will cause the rpm to be a bit lower then the smaller tire...but again it all depends on the rider...I ride 22 inch holeshots on 10 inch rims....

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