Posted September 14, 2001 - 10:00 AM
[This message has been edited by jake86 (edited September 14, 2001).]
Posted September 14, 2001 - 11:11 AM
15 x44T is way too high for the dirt for it to be useful. you'll have a torrid time omn the corners and on the flat out straights you may even get into third gear. wow!!!
try 15 x 47T or at the tops 46 if you value street riding.
why not try something completely different like;
13 x 46T for the dirt
15 x 46T for the road.
get your chain length just right, learn how many turns in and out tighten/loosen the chain etc and you're away!
Posted September 14, 2001 - 07:17 PM
Posted September 14, 2001 - 09:47 PM
it's easy;14 into 50= about 3.5 so if you really want to gear up; go from 14 to 15 front. trying 15 x 50 is about the same as trying 14 x 47.
i did it once (15 x 50). i never left second gear here in englands tight woods and mud.
it's the pratting about with chains and sprockets that gets you in thew end. basically your chain is only good for about 2 teeth on the rear, after that links have to be added or taken away and it's a real headache.
front sprockets are cheap and easy to play with.