Gearing on DJ

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Posted: Sep 20, 2020 at 12:45 Quote
What is everyone running as far as gearing goes? My NS Movement came with a 28/10 ratio. I feel like it’s just a little too much too pedal. Do you think going to an 11 or 12 on the rear wheel be too easy? Anyone running 28/12?

Posted: Sep 20, 2020 at 13:23 Quote
Such a personal taste kind of thing....also where you ride makes a difference too. Do you need to power into your sets or just get rolling and drop into the first feature giving you your speed?
Personally on my 26 bikes I run 25/12 and I feel fine with it....I could deal with a 11 rear. But I also like to spin up fast.

Posted: Sep 20, 2020 at 15:32 Quote
gnarcissistictendency wrote:
What is everyone running as far as gearing goes? My NS Movement came with a 28/10 ratio. I feel like it’s just a little too much too pedal. Do you think going to an 11 or 12 on the rear wheel be too easy? Anyone running 28/12?

32 front, i think its a 11-15 5spd on the back for me

Posted: Sep 20, 2020 at 17:11 Quote
i run 28-12 on my dj/pumptrack bike, and 25-10 on my park bike
i tend to like my gearing on the stiffer side and like the 28-12 ok, i would try 30-12 but not sure would clear my frame and 30t rings are fairly rare for bmx cranks

i think im happy anywhere between those ratios for most dj type use but the 25-10 is pretty close to spot on for me

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 at 18:42 Quote
I ran 28-13 on my old bike and I am just waiting on parts to finish a new build with 30-13 which would be a little tougher gearing.

28-13 was good but I could have gone 28-12.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 at 20:31 Quote
newbike wrote:
I ran 28-13 on my old bike and I am just waiting on parts to finish a new build with 30-13 which would be a little tougher gearing.

28-13 was good but I could have gone 28-12.

Ya I’m thinking about switching my 10t to a 12t to see how I like it. Where’s a good place to shop for dj gears??

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 at 11:54 Quote
I'm running the same 28:10 on my movement and it is a reasonably hard gear. I dont mind it, but I also sprint! For a realistic comparison... 28:10 or 27:10 is common on 20" BMX bikes. A 12t or even 13t rear cog will get you in the right range. Alternatively it might be cheaper to get a 25t chainring.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 at 14:01 Quote
AC1987 wrote:
I'm running the same 28:10 on my movement and it is a reasonably hard gear. I dont mind it, but I also sprint! For a realistic comparison... 28:10 or 27:10 is common on 20" BMX bikes. A 12t or even 13t rear cog will get you in the right range. Alternatively it might be cheaper to get a 25t chainring.

Where do you find those parts at?

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 at 9:13 Quote
I'm running 24:10 on my Movement 1 and its pretty much perfect. The Race Face cinch 24t chainring only weighs 33g so thats plus.

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 at 16:23 Quote
stanimal42 wrote:
I'm running 24:10 on my Movement 1 and its pretty much perfect. The Race Face cinch 24t chainring only weighs 33g so thats plus.

I just ordered a 26t raceface chainring so hopefully it’ll be where I want it

Posted: Sep 26, 2020 at 6:42 Quote
gnarcissistictendency wrote:
AC1987 wrote:
I'm running the same 28:10 on my movement and it is a reasonably hard gear. I dont mind it, but I also sprint! For a realistic comparison... 28:10 or 27:10 is common on 20" BMX bikes. A 12t or even 13t rear cog will get you in the right range. Alternatively it might be cheaper to get a 25t chainring.

Where do you find those parts at?

Yeah sorry. I was just going to say get a new one from Raceface, but I guess you can only get 24 and 26 from Raceface. 26 should be nice and useful without giving up too much speed when you want it.

Let us know how it turns out.

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