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Why use 54T (or bigger) chainring?

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Asked by: Juan Hooks

A bigger chainring provides closer gear ratios. After all these events are won by seconds over an hours effort. Even the tiniest percent improvement in efficiency matters.

Are bigger chainrings better?

Bigger chainrings and cassette cogs run more efficiently than smaller ones but extreme cross-chaining can cancel out those efficiency gains.

Is more teeth on chainring better?

The number of teeth on your chainring(s) is a deciding factor in your bike’s gear ratio, with a greater number of teeth meaning a higher (harder to push) gear, and fewer teeth meaning a lower (easier to push) gear.

What size chainring is best?

Mountain bike chainrings are available in smaller sizes all the way down to 26t, though I’d recommend most riders try a 30t or 28t first to experience how much easier it is to climb. For gravel bikes, I wouldn’t recommend going any smaller than 38t to maintain top-end speed on downhills.

Does a bigger chainring make it easier to pedal?

The number of teeth in the chainring determines the output you create in moving the bike forward while you pedal. For example, a 28t chainring will feel lighter and have less resistance when pedalling while a 36t chainring will feel harder to pedal against and have a strong resistance when pedalling.

Why are bigger chainrings more efficient?

It’s clear to see that equipping a larger chainring so that less time is spent in these three gears would be more efficient. The larger chainring means less time would be spent in the three gears furthest outboard from the spokes.

What is the best chainring combination?

Standard Setup. Currently, the most common gearing setup on new road bikes is a 50/34 chainset with an 11-28 cassette. This means that the big and small chainring have 50 and 34 teeth, respectively, and the cassette’s smallest cog has 11 teeth and its largest cog has 28 teeth.

What gear makes you go faster on a bike?

A lower, easier gear, with the smaller chain ring up front and a larger cog in the back, lets you accelerate faster. This helps you get started from a stop, or when you’re climbing a steep hill.

When would you use a small chainring?

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How does chainring size affect speed?

The smaller the chainring, the easier the lowest gear for climbing; the bigger the chainring, the faster you can go in the highest gear. You can calculate the gearing ratio by dividing the teeth of the chainring with the teeth of the cog on the cassette.

When would you use a small chainring?

Only use your small chainring in winter”. This is a traditional piece of cycling advice, first suggested to me over 30 years ago. I’d joined my local cycling club and had been going on Sunday rides (usually just me and the ‘old boys’) for the autumn, and now winter was here.

What gear makes you go faster on a bike?

A lower, easier gear, with the smaller chain ring up front and a larger cog in the back, lets you accelerate faster. This helps you get started from a stop, or when you’re climbing a steep hill.

What does a smaller front chainring do?

You should use a small chainring when you want to climb because it’s easier. Climbing with large chainrings is difficult and tiring you may end up carrying your bike and walking. Combining your cogs with a small chainring gives you easy gear that is necessary for hill climbing and steep terrains.