How Many Teeth?

The number of teeth you have on your sprocket changes the way your bike will ride. The ratio between your front sprocket and rear driver will change the way your bike feels when you pedal. The closer the size of the driver and sprocket to matching the easier it will be to pedal but the more cranks required to gain speed. At the polar end of the spectrum the greater the difference between the front and rear the harder it will be to pedal but the lesser time spent to gain speed since more effort is required to crank forward. Sprockets come in a number of sizes which once again are used in different ways on the bike. Flatland riders will generally have a smaller sprocket because it’s easier to gain speed faster and s out of the way of the rider. Where trails riders will tend to opt for larger sprockets so they require less effort when cranking to gain speed. Teeth options start as low as 24 and go up to 45 for most bikes with some riders getting more specialized flatland-specific sprockets.