Thread: 18 To 20 Tooth?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: 18 To 20 Tooth?

Yes... like CC said it will make your peddling easier from a dead stop as it lowers your gear ratio by 2 teeth. It will give you a little better braking power ( on a coaster brake, of course) in that you'll have a bit more leverage and it engages quicker because of the larger diameter. On a freewheel type rear cog it will have no effect on your braking whatsoever.

On my bike I dropped from an 18t to a 16t because my front chainring is only a 36t and that was to low of gearing for my taste. I'm also running a freewheel, not a coaster brake. Hope this helps,cheers.
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