What gear ratio do you guys ride?

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6/20/2017 2:34 PM

I ride a 36/16 which is a 2.25 ratio. I was told that I ride a much lower gear than a lot of people. Is that bad? What gear ratios do you guys ride?

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6/20/2017 2:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/20/2017 4:08 PM

You ride a midschool setup I'm guessing Hahahaha! Everyone is on a 9 tooth driver nowadays with a lot of different ratios. The more teeth on the sprocket, the more top end you're going to have and vice versa. I run a 27/9 and that's pretty much my sweet spot

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6/20/2017 3:03 PM

I ride 25-9... kinda want to try 27-9 or 28-9 though...

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6/20/2017 3:41 PM

I ride 28 9.

55ish is the average gear inch for a bmx, which is about 25 9. To get the same (or similar) gear inch for your freewheel you'd need a 44t sprocket. Or to get a similar gear inch for your sprocket you'd need a 13t driver

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6/20/2017 5:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/21/2017 3:56 PM

30 to 9 only way to go , number of the beast gear ratio 66.6

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6/20/2017 7:22 PM

28/9 here.

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6/20/2017 8:04 PM

44/16 is the proper gearing lol. youre wild. 27/9 is good i ride 25/9 now and it's better for what i do atm

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6/20/2017 8:18 PM

28x9 feels perfect,
I hate the 25x9 gearing, it feels like a kid's bike and you put so much effort to just not going fast (by effort I mean so many crank turns for nothing, 25x9 is great is you spend your days going uphill tho).
Your 2.25 ratio should feel horrible, 3,1 rocks !

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6/20/2017 11:03 PM

25-9 haven't really experienced any other type of ratios. Although I have done a 36/16 before but shit it was really loose feeling; I didn't like it very much at all but hell, if it's comfortable for you that's all that matters.

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6/20/2017 11:32 PM

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You want about 55 gear inches

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6/21/2017 1:59 AM

25t sprocket, 9t driver for me, sort of the industry standard for compete BMX models.

I'd like to try a 23 - 8 setup one day, but it'll never happen, haha.

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6/21/2017 4:47 AM

I know when we used to run the 16 tooth freewheels back then, we all ran a 44 tooth sprocket and that was the norm. And damn we had some sweet sprockets back then!

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6/21/2017 4:48 AM

My mid school Haro Mirra pro which is my cruiser/loaner/gf rig, I'm running a 39/16 and it's a bit loose but it's easy to sit and pedal and just cruise

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6/21/2017 5:40 AM

20-9

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6/21/2017 5:43 AM

25-9 but Id be on a 28-9 by now if my backyard spot didn't have a short run up. the 1.5 cranks worth of acceleration is needed.

28-9 is so much nicer riding fakie with a cassette than 25-9.

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6/21/2017 9:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/21/2017 9:53 AM

25/9, 25/10, 36/13. Depending on my mood. I'm happy with 25/9usually, but my 25/10 feels perfect at the skatepark. I don't see the need for anything taller, since I have never even come close to topping out, when doing a trick. I don't see the point personally. I'm slow and old. Unless I start hitting the trails hard this summer.

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6/21/2017 10:09 AM

I have ridden 30-9 the most, but switched to 28-9 when I got a guarded sprocket. 28-9 is such a happy medium, perfect for maintaining speed but also a bit better on steep inclines.

I rode a 24-9 for about a week when I didn't have any other sprockets, and it sucked. I'd never intentionally ride anything lower than a 27t

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6/21/2017 11:55 AM

28/9 all day errrr day

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6/21/2017 1:54 PM

ggallin422 wrote:

25/9, 25/10, 36/13. Depending on my mood. I'm happy with 25/9usually, but my 25/10 feels perfect at the skatepark. I don't see the need for anything taller, since I have never even come close to topping out, when doing a trick. I don't see the point personally. I'm slow and old. Unless I start hitting the trails hard this summer.

I don't go fast either. At all. Ever. But I can't stand how lifeless 25/9 (and similar ratios) feels. It's like I have to pedal like crazy just to go... slow.

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6/21/2017 4:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/21/2017 4:10 PM

eskimojay wrote:

30 to 9 only way to go , number of the beast gear ratio 66.6

3.33 if you divide it out instead of gear inches.

I run 25/9. 2.78

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6/21/2017 5:27 PM

33/9 here, I kind of want to try 26/8 or something.

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6/21/2017 9:39 PM

jmz313 wrote:

25-9 but Id be on a 28-9 by now if my backyard spot didn't have a short run up. the 1.5 cranks worth of acceleration is needed.

28-9 is so much nicer riding fakie with a cassette than 25-9.

i run 28/9 and i 100% agree. i feel like i can land backwards at decent speed but i don't have to backpedal my ass off like i did with 25/9

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6/29/2017 10:21 AM

34/13 fuck what kids say just ride your shit...

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7/27/2018 11:51 AM

just got my kink 20" modded with a 180mm crank, 33/8 sprockets and 2.4 tires.... built4speed !!

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7/27/2018 12:24 PM

Chuckie_Pfeiff wrote:

just got my kink 20" modded with a 180mm crank, 33/8 sprockets and 2.4 tires.... built4speed !!

Um, old thread?

And holy fuck that ratio, your shit is going to get so fucked with 33/8

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7/27/2018 12:25 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 25-9... kinda want to try 27-9 or 28-9 though...

I ride 28-9 now...

25-9 is for turtle speedtongue

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7/27/2018 12:46 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 25-9... kinda want to try 27-9 or 28-9 though...

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 28-9 now...

25-9 is for turtle speedtongue

I ride 28-9 and go turtle speed anyway

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7/27/2018 1:05 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 25-9... kinda want to try 27-9 or 28-9 though...

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 28-9 now...

25-9 is for turtle speedtongue

Pffff double post? XD


But yeah, there's a good reason no one makes or uses 8t drivers anymore.

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7/27/2018 1:18 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 25-9... kinda want to try 27-9 or 28-9 though...

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I ride 28-9 now...

25-9 is for turtle speedtongue

grumpySteve wrote:

Pffff double post? XD


But yeah, there's a good reason no one makes or uses 8t drivers anymore.

Lol yeah, the first post is when I ran 25-9... I ride 28-9 and it's so much better lol

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7/27/2018 1:28 PM

28/9, love it. 2 of my favorite guard sprockets are in 28. Shrug

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