Aluminum rear sprocket?
Posted June 05, 2000 - 03:56 PM
Question: Should I use the aluminum sprocket? I've always used steel and have been warned against aluminum. Or should I make an attempt to trade it in locally for a steel version (and probably loose bucks in the process)? Am I going to rip that sucker up in one ride? Or do they just have a reduced life span. I weigh about 185 lbs.
Posted June 05, 2000 - 04:07 PM
Posted June 05, 2000 - 04:47 PM
- Longer life
- Weight loss
- Not just general weight saving but rotational mass, inertia and circular momentum. The more weight on the sprocket, the slower the rotation and the greater the effort on the bike to accelerate. Thus, the true saving is for acceleration purposes.
Another aspect to consider. People say to swap out your chain every time you change your sprocket... I have my doubts if you run a steel sprocket. Ckeck the teeth, If both sides of the teeth are still proportional (menaning you cant tell if there is any wear) then dont change the sprocket. Simple...
Posted June 06, 2000 - 03:35 AM
Posted June 06, 2000 - 08:23 AM
Chris in the Mojave