- Gear ratio’s Will I notice a difference?
Single speed definitely.
Having a 0.8 singlespeed ratio and contemplating reducing it would imply a rear wheel over 6ft in diameter 🙂
I think the “only if you struggle on the existing ratio” reply is about right. Personally I’d qualify it a bit further by saying you’ll only notice it if you also like to stay seated on climbs or if you’re carrying luggage. If you stand on an unloaded bike, particularly one without rear suspension, then the torque gains from reducing your ratio tend to be offset by an increased tendency for wheelspin.Posted 6 months ago
it’s somewhere between the nice 1T gaps in the middle of a tight road cassette and the slightly annoying 2T gaps on a wider range (still road) cassette
And much less than the 4T gaps that you get at the low end of even a pre-1x MTB cassette. We’re talking a shift from a 32T sprocket to the equivalent of a 34.6T one: that’s only a bit over half the final shift at the bottom of an 11-36 cassette. Loose change. If I was dragging panniers through the Alps I’d happily take it; but on an unloaded mountain bike, meh.Posted 6 months ago
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