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single speed conversion ratio question

hgrooberhgroober Posts: 3
edited October 2016 in Commuting general
Have triple chainring set up with 170 cranks and 8 speed cassette on the back.
For the last year I have been using only outer chainring (52t) and 19t cog on back.
Going to switch to single speed setup.
Plan on getting Shimano Alfine front (with 170 cranks) and gusset conversion (16t and 18t) for the back.
Will my current setup of 52:19 (= 2.74) feel more or less the same as 45:16 (= 2.814)?


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    44:16 is near enough spot on the 2.74 (2.75), so that one is the most 'more or less the same' of any option.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • Thanks.
    It seems a very basic and straight forward question but I just want to make sure I'm not missing some other factor before I start buying stuff. Particular chain ring set up comes in 39,42 and 45
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