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Old 06-18-2009, 08:36 PM
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Question Need a new rear sprocket.

My rear sprocket has a few worn down teeth, so I'm going to replace it this month when I do my rear brakes. Question is, would it pay to upgrade my sprocket with these Supersprox rear sprockets (my cousin has one on his track bike and loves it, but I believe his has quite a few less teeth, his review doesn't pertain to road bikes)? How much would -1 tooth improve low end power, would it even be noticeable or would I be better off keeping the stock amount of teeth (is it + or - that improves low end torque on the rear)? I put on about 5K miles a year highway driving to and from work, I don't need my bike to be a low end monster, but a little more low end couldn't hurt either
Old 06-18-2009, 10:10 PM
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Ugh, I'm sorry but this stuff has been answered so many times. The only new thing you have here is a brand of sprocket I've never heard of. I can't comment on the quality but their lifetime replacement warranty is kinda cool. Though you can get a 520 kit for about $80 cheaper than their lifetime kit if you don't intend on keeping your bike for long enough to make the price worth it.
Old 06-19-2009, 02:04 AM
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I know it's been beaten to death, but I couldn't find anything about just removing one tooth on the rear, everything covers the -1 +2 etc, but nobody really talks about removing one... and I was hoping to get some feedback on the brand.
Old 06-19-2009, 06:20 AM
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check the thread that I made a couple days ago that is still active in this same section, lots of info there.
Old 06-19-2009, 07:12 PM
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You will want to add teeth in the rear sprocket to more pickup. If you subtract teeth it will make the bike feel more sluggish. -1 +2 is like adding 5 teeth to the rear.
Old 06-19-2009, 07:49 PM
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Thanks vaa, I think I'm going to go with +2 in the rear and leave the front alone.
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