Well it's about that time to buy new sprockets seeing how the rear on the bike has skinny, sickle shaped teeth. I plan on buying a new chain also, and I was curious how many links the chain would have to have for a 520 15/41 gearing setup.
Our sponsors carry great deals too, sport track gear, gave me a great deal on some driven 520 steel kits, didn't break the bank either. As for links i think you can get away with 106 links or 104 it all depends on the gearing and tire size.
Thanks for the info. Im running a 190/50 Michelin Pilot Power rear. And I would like to use a 15/41 gearing (as stated above). Im more thank likely going to boy vortex sprockets and a DID X link chain. Maybe this information can help narrow down how many links I need? Or is there no one specific answer (preference thing with many workable, usable options)?
Vortex sprockets are S**T, go with a steel setup.....
Aluminum does not last at all and the weight savings are next to none so really not worth it IMHO.
D.I.D is the way to go for sure, just get a full kit for 15/42 is a good gearing combo, around $200ish price wise.
JOBO dont forget the speedohealer too... it'll save you from guessing how fast you are going. Like duck said, why have a really good chain with a shitty sprocket IDK, but you should probably go for an AFAM Aluminum instead, or anything else but Vortex, then again they might just be one of those dime a dozen deals where the sprocket is really good for the long haul....up to you man.
I appreciate all the insight. So even if I go with a steel sprocket, stay away from vortex? What would be a good match as far as sprockets go for that DID chain? I was under the assumption that vortex was a reputable company as far as sprockets went.