What size gear do you ride/push (Fixie)

by drinkmoreport   October 13, 2008  

I'm pushing a 48x15 at the moment but find it just too big, i'm going to try a 17t Surly sprocket on the back instead.

Do you favor changing the sprocket or the chainring to increase/decrease gear size?


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Change it.

Change the sprocket it'll be a lot easier and a 48T chainset is pretty standard. I don't think you'll go far wrong with a 17 tooth rear sprocket, plus larger sprockets are supposed to lessen chain wear… not that you get much of that on a singlespeed anyway.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4169 posts]
13th October 2008 - 14:57


This here Giant came with 48/17 as standard. Works well for an unfit me. Smile

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
13th October 2008 - 19:53