Re: Sprocket ?'s (does size really matter?)
Just a theory...but as the smaller sprocket should indeed turn at a higher rpm, one could conclude that the increased rpm's may shorten the life of the engine; however, if you simply avoid the top end, there should be no difference at all. That being said, why not stick with the 44 and utilize the better tourqe value? I run a 49cc with a 44 tooth sprocket and I top out at 33-34 mph. Just as a thought............once you have gone 30mph on a bicycle......and want more!!!??? It might be time to look at another hobby? Be safe, my fellow brethren of bicycles!!!!