Multi-Speed setups, lemme ax you something

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by augidog, Nov 22, 2010.


Multi-Speed: for topend or efficiency

  1. More Top Speed

    1 vote(s)
  2. More Efficiency

    8 vote(s)
  1. augidog

    augidog New Member

    assuming we already understand both the mechanical and emotional reasoning.

    i think i asked the question wrong...i have seen multi-speed shift-kits & hubs (successfully) used either for or more speed or more hauling.

    i'm merely interested, no need for debates or criticism.

    using 30mph as a benchmark, is your multi-speed MB designed for speed or hauling. only 2 choices no "mix"...just the main reason. i can't edit my poll, so "efficiency" means "hauling power"...thanks.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010

  2. augidog

    augidog New Member

    yes, it's cool to vote w/o a post, just click & scoot, and noone can see who or how.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  3. I voted for efficiency (hauling) but really it's about hill climbing for me. And speed. Gears give me both.
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Apparently I'm in a very small minority. With 33 miles to go at the end of a long day of work, speed trumps efficiency. Besides, it's way more efficient than a car anyhow.
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I agree with all. Efficiency promotes a bit more speed, if wanted.

    I have power in a narrow rpm range. On a steep hill, speed drops by 20mph or more with a single-gear engine drive. With the shift kit, speed might drop a few mph, but I'm in the engine's power range.