Wheel Size Selection

Overview

  • Smaller wheel
    • Pros
    • Less gear reduction needed
    • Less weight
      • smaller wheel & sprocket, less chain, less gear reduction
    • Lower CoF
  • Large wheel
    • Pros
    • Lower RPM for same linear velocity
      • Less tread wear, less frequent tread replacement
    • Larger sprocket to wheel diameter ratio
      • Less tension on chain → 25 chain may be used without tensioning