Front Gearing better smaller?

Frankie Mazzay /

Does it make a difference if I were to gear some 22T front/ 28T back compared to

28T Front/ 22T back?

As long as gear ratio are the same I would get the same top speed but better acceleration with a bigger Tooth on the back, right?

Re: Front Gearing better smaller?

The whole thing starts before that. The gear ratio of the engine to front sprocket is all important. A Minarelli is geared high,a Tomos and Morini geared low. So a Minarelli needs a big rear sprocket and small front one.

The Tomos has a big front sprocket and small rear one. It's all related to the engine to front sprocket ratio and the tire diameters also.

Re: Front Gearing better smaller?

Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Usually one more front tooth equals about three rear teeth.

Re: Front Gearing better smaller?

its different final speed, cuz u gotta take into account engine internal gearing and the rear tire.

what bike? sounds like a tomos. if u want better accelleration go back to stock, 26 f , 24r.

Re: Front Gearing better smaller?

Of course theres a difference.

http://toolbox.martysgarage.info

Acceleration and theoretical top speed are inversely proportional. Larger front and/or smaller rear increase Top speed. Smaller front and/or larger rear increase acceleration. (edited)

Re: Front Gearing better smaller?

kevin Smellaflange /

smaller sprockets get hotter.

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