How much difference does changing sprockets make?
I hear people talking all the time about how changing sprockets makes a bike feel quicker. It doesn't make sense to me. I understand that if I go to a 14 tooth sprocket the bike will be geared lower in each gear. That should make it pull harder in each gear but I will also need to shift at a lower speed. So, with a 14 tooth sprocket second gear would pull harder but I would have to shift to 3rd sooner and 3rd will not pull as hard in that transition range as the old second gear would have. It seems to me that these changes should even out except in first and 6th gears. Am I wrong? I've never switched sprockets, this is just what makes sense to me.
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