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    Rear Tooth Question

    How much difference does it make to drop one tooth on the rear cog? Say from a 21 to 20

    Can you feel the difference?

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    Yes.

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    Thanks, I was not sure how much of a difference I would feel.

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    As to how much difference.... find the steepest climb that you can just barely clean on the 21. You will HAB this on the 20... at least for a little while 'til you get stronger.

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    yea, 1t makes a difference. not night and day, but you can feel it. If you want a less signifigant change, you can always go up or down 1 tooth in the front. It will make less than half the difference of going 1 tooth down or up in the back.

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    I went from 18 to 20, because I put heavier tires and it's getting slippery here with the rain and the falling leaves. But am going to 19 'cause it kinda felt "too easy..."
    Climbing is getting harder because of weather... 2 days ago, I went on a ride with my wife, couldn't make out the trail as there was so many leaves down and we were the first ones to ride since. Had to stop often to make sure we were still on it...A lot of surprises under those leaves !!!

    Johnnydrz

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    Thanks everyone for your replies!

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    Probably too late for comments, but I learned this the hard way- dropped two teeth back and added two to the front and I bonked worse than I ever have. ~8 gear inches will pwn you.

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    lol yeah
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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