Sprockets Gearing changing -varying chain sprocket size

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by markgrne, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. markgrne

    markgrne New Member


    Had typical kit 2-stroke bike before, built off cheap MTB. Want to build lighter road bike up with motor to give light power assist. Want to pedal most of time, but have engine assist me to maintain 20-25mph over varied terrain. Kit has usual 44t rear sprocket. Can buy 32t sprockets on eBay. What will 12 tooth reduction give me? Please respond if you have built bike like one I'm envisioning.

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

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