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Advice about tracklocross.

What Gear Ratio Should I Pick for Tracklocross?

What Gear Ratio Should I Pick for Tracklocross?

Picking a gearing for setting up your first tracklocross build can be daunting. The first two recommendations I ever heard were to go with a 63″ gear inch or to go with a 2:1 ratio. These were both recommended to me in the dim and distant past and were for riding single speed offroad. It was so long ago we used 26″ wheels, remember them?

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What Is the Difference Between 3/32″ and 1/8″ Chains and Sprockets?

What Is the Difference Between 3/32″ and 1/8″ Chains and Sprockets?

One of the most common stumbling blocks for people coming into single speed cycling is the difference between 3/32″ and 1/8″sprockets and chains? A 1/8″ chain is the most common chain found on single speeds, and 3/32″ chain is the most common chain found on derailleur equipped bikes. A 1/8″ chain will fit on parts that are either width. 3/32″ chains will only fit on parts designed to work with 3/32″ chains.

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