|Gear ratios||Rich M|
Jul 1, 2002 3:17 PM
|This might be a silly question but I shall ask it since I do not know the answer. I have just replaced my old touring bike. I want to know if my new bike has the same or nearly the same gearing as far as the low end goes.
My old bike has a 24 sprocket front and 30 rear. The new bike has a 28 front and 34 rear. Which is lower? Thank you in advance.
|re: Gear ratios||Jekyll|
Jul 1, 2002 3:34 PM
|Its just a ratio (without getting into gear inches): divide the front by the back and that will tell you how many times the wheel will turn per crank rotation. In your case, the difference is around 2% (with the old one being a bit lower). Hope this helps.|
|Old is 0.8:1, new is 0.824:1 ...||Humma Hah|
Jul 1, 2002 4:03 PM
|... and both of them belong on a mountainbike. What kinda hills you climbing in your neck of the woods, anyway?|
|Old is 0.8:1, new is 0.824:1 ...||Rich M|
Jul 1, 2002 4:27 PM
|I live in Southern Oregon. Lots of steep hills and lots of coastline. Thanks for the help.|| |