Gear ratios??

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Skid

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Gear ratios?? post #1
I'm picking up a new profile Blackjack/Porkchop setup and I was just wondering what chainwheel/cog ratios you can set up with the 44t Blackjack.
 
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evanc

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Gear ratios?? post #2
44-18
44-17
44-16 (normal)
44-15
44-13
44-12
44-11
44-10
44-9
 
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infantry43RIDER

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Gear ratios?? post #3
there ya go..

if i were you i would get the normal 44/16 ratio...unless you race go higher.
 
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evanc

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Actually, it's proven that going lower is better. You don't have as much topend, but if you get a good start, you tend to hold it for the race.
 
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Skid

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Gear ratios?? post #5
So what is the difference in a higher or lower gear ratio?
 
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evanc

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Higher: Harder to pedal, low acceleration, high top end.
Lower: Easier to pedal, high acceleration, low top end.
 
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infantry43RIDER

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evanc said:
Actually, it's proven that going lower is better. You don't have as much topend, but if you get a good start, you tend to hold it for the race.
oh man that is true...my bad.
i haven't raced in forever :oops:
 
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sr71racer

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Gear ratios?? post #8
i would run something like a 44t or equal to that, i race and i run a 45/16, u could go 38/14 too which is like a 44/16, if u go to danscomp.com and go to bike parts, then chainwheels, it will give u a gear ratio chart in the upper right corner... hope that helps man
 

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