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Offline mal

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sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:33:58 AM »
Hi,i currently have 170mm cranks with a 25t sprocket but i need to replace both because the cranks are too long for my chainstay and the 25t makes my ride out of tricks pretty difficult,because of the force it needs to get the cranks moving.

I plan to get 160mm cranks and a 23t sprocket.

Will that be a good combo for making ride out easier?

Or it will need the same force with the 25t/170mm combo?

Do i need to go even lower on t? like 22/21t?

thanks!
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 10:39:42 AM by mal »

Offline ollie

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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 03:50:32 PM »
The length of the cranks are much less noticeable compared to the size of the chainstay in terms of the force needed to turn the cranks. The 23t sprocket will be easier for sure, but to have the effect you are looking for I would simply drop down to the very popular 20t. This is perfectly quick enough to ride around the city and easy enough to ride out.

Offline mal

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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 04:12:58 PM »
really?i thought 20t would have been too small to ride around or get up to speed to start a run..

Now the hard part is actually finding a smaller sprocket,options in europe for under 25t sprockets are very slim,if you are lucky you can find an overpriced Profile one and thats about it..

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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 06:58:04 PM »
Are you going to be doing a lot of pedaling? (distance)

If so go with a 23, otherwise a 20 will work great.


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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 06:59:30 PM »


Now the hard part is actually finding a smaller sprocket,options in europe for under 25t sprockets are very slim,if you are lucky you can find an overpriced Profile one and thats about it..


If you can't find one you like, PM me.

Offline mal

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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 09:09:16 PM »
Are you going to be doing a lot of pedaling? (distance)

If so go with a 23, otherwise a 20 will work great.
in my current spot,not really,but i would like to be able to ride if needed

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Re: sprocket/cranks size for easier ride outs
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 06:58:49 PM »
you want a 20t or 18t...with smaller cranks it will help an 18t to feel a little more normal, you can get around just fine too
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