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Gear Ratios

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by silver_vti, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. silver_vti

    silver_vti Junior Member

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    i was taking a look at a net mph calculator using gear ratios. can anybody tell me why is it that larger gear ratios make lower top mph per gear?
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  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    think of a 10-speed bike. the BIGGER gear in back, was also the easiest to pedal, but the top speed was low. same conecpt. and where you pedal, thats the final drive sprocket.
     
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