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Fanatic 200 pro gearing

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Hi everyone, as above... 

What gearing is the prefered choice when using a 520 chain set up?  Clubman/intermediate rider, doing classic trials, Kia rounds etc.

My bike has 11/51 gearing. Have recently purchased the bike and haven't had chance to ride it in anger yet, but wondering if 11/51 will be too tall.

Thanks in advance.

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Im running 13/53 on mine, would like to try it slightly higher. Can I ask why are you using 520 chain?

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It's what the bike came with when I bought it.  Are you using a 428 chain?

And am I right in thinking that the equivalent gear ratios, ie  12/48 for example would be taller if using a 520 chain setup, given that the spaces between each tooth would be larger?

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13/53 = 4.07:1.  12/48 = 4.0:1. Virtually the same. Nothing wrong with good quality 428 chain, more than capable of handling the power / weight.

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Yup, I agree that a good quality 428 chain would be ok, but as the bike came with a 520 set up, and is almost new I'm reluctant to change it.

Furse, 13/53 that's quite tall gearing, I take it the bike must handle it ok seeing as you want to go even taller?

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I use 1st in most sections, but if there is a good climb at the end 1st can be too slow, 2nd to fast on the flat. They are fantastic bikes, that little bit better than the minarreli engine.

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