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Location: Byron Bay, Australia
[QUOTE=Webfors;5375225]Engine torque at the crank doesn't change. But wheel torque certainly will. It's all about gearing and the impact on laying power down to the wheel. Here's a good link that shows approximately a loss of 6% power (at the wheel) going to a 16T: NO
You're confusing torque and power. With taller gearing, at the same engine rpm and in the same gear, there will be a reduction in torque at the wheel. The power does not change. As others have pointed out, you can hold each gear to higher road speeds, so overall acceleration is the same. Getting off the line might be a little slower with the taller gearing, that's all.
Edit: (I should've read all the posts before replying, other people have said it better than I have!)
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