fossilfuel Posted February 19, 2009 Report Share Posted February 19, 2009 Gentlemen, I have a question that pertains to gearing and flow around a track. I have gone to different race schools and read many articles on gearing. One thing that I have not heard about is flow yet many guys that go fast talk about flow around a track. I was asking the question about gearing yesterday. I called two guys that I consider to be at the upper tier of riding. I'm sure both could line up on an AMA starting grid. I asked both of them about there gearing for my home track (Barber). Both stated that they run the track hardly ever getting out of fourth gear. Most articles I have read and at least one school I have attended talk about being in the top three gears when on the track. Being as close to red line in the gears that give one the closest ratios. At some point on the longest straight on the track one should be close to red line in sixth gear. The taller gears make it easier to shift and easier to predict exit speed by where one is shifting at exit of turns. One of the guys asked me what sprockets I was running and I told him 15 tooth front 45 rear. He said that Barber has a flow and rhythm that I wouldn't get into by using a 15 tooth sprocket on the front. I am having trying to understand what the difference is in the logic of one method vs the apparent speed of the guys I talked to on the track and their gearing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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