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    Change gear ration when changing from 26" to 24"?

    HEy, just a question, if I change my wheels form 26" to 24", would I also change my gear ratio? Say I have a 32:16 with 26", would I go to a 32:15 or 32:14 with 24s to get the same feel? I've read that with 24"s, they accelerate better. So, basicly, do gear ratios stay the same or change? Thanks

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    to get the same ride feel, you'll need to switch gearing. i go down two teeth in the cog (from 36:18 at 24" and to 36:20 at 26") and find it feels pretty damn close. there's a formula somewhere in the forums that has the exact comparison.
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    For 24" I'm running 28:12... fast ratio for rippin' street.
    Schralp it Heavy.

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