30 - 14 gear ratio...that good?

  • Discuss 30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? in the BMX Bike Tech forum in area BMX-Forum Community; hey wassup, i know theres like tons of stickys and things on this but i wanted to know if THIS one was a good gear ratio...im really into dirt/ street... ...
Afro-Monkey

Afro-Monkey

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #1
hey wassup, i know theres like tons of stickys and things on this but i wanted to know if THIS one was a good gear ratio...im really into dirt/ street and park..jus a beginner..wont be boosting out like 20meters high or nuffin lol..jus manuals..half cabs barspin..u no..beginner stuff..well holla bak...one month left:D

holla!
 
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Molesrkool

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #2
naa 30-14 will be quite alot out of wack

36-14 would be ok.. similiar to 39-14 (correct ratio)

if you want 30 you want 10,11 or 12 in the back
 
Getaway

Getaway

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #3
be a bit of an easy gear but just about rideable, ideal ratio is 2.75 your planned one is 2.14 so you can kind of decide.
 
sixdegrees

sixdegrees

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #4
be a bit of an easy gear but just about rideable, ideal ratio is 2.75 your planned one is 2.14 so you can kind of decide.
Smaller number = easier to pedal, better acceleration (to a point) but less top speed.

I don't usually recommend going lower than 2.50, otherwise your legs go round like the clappers and you go nowhere.

:)
 
Afro-Monkey

Afro-Monkey

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #5
oh right kk...how bout 36 - 14 / 2.57
 
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dawson

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #6
36-14 isnt too bad but if your buying a new sprocket it isnt worth it to save 3 teeth
 
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Molesrkool

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #7
36-14 is actually very nice and very comfortable
 
Coldow91

Coldow91

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #8
that seems reasonable.
 
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oldstreetthrasher

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #9
It's a good ratio... if you want to go 6 mph.
 
Afro-Monkey

Afro-Monkey

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #10
ok...U recommend a ratio...but...i want to pedal normal(not to hard/not to easy...in da middle) but have a quick accellaration and good speed...and the only reason im talking about all this stuff is because i want a smaller sprocket(dumb..but it looks sooo gd!) holla bak
 
MrChikoStick

MrChikoStick

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #11
Do a 25/9 haha
 
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ThreeStyle

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #12
I ride 33-12 and I love it, the best personal I know personally rides 30-11 and I know a few that run a 25-9.
 
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chomik

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #13
I ride 33-12 and I love it, the best personal I know personally rides 30-11 and I know a few that run a 25-9.
thats .. amazing ;]
 
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nutsgeezer

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #14
If you want a smaller sprocket without riding a stupid gear you'll have to get a smaller cog, or a cassette if you dont have one.
 
Minitrix

Minitrix

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #15
I used to ride 28/14. It was awesome.
 
ridecleveland

ridecleveland

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #16
33-16 which is probaly the same as the ratio your running gives me fast accelration but horibble top speed.
 
Mathias

Mathias

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #17
I have 36/13, I use to have 36/14, and it wasn't that big of a difference.
 
ridecleveland

ridecleveland

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #18
One tooth really dosn't make a difference.
 
Mathias

Mathias

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30 - 14 gear ratio...that good? post #19
Well 36/13 is correct gearing, 36/14 is under, and the guy said that he wanted to ride 36/14. So...
 

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