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Velodrome Shop Track Cycling Gear Chart

Please find below Gear Charts in Metric and Imperial Units that tell you what gearing you get with each different Chainring/Sprocket combination. Click the pictures to enlarge or print.

Metric Gear Chart - 700x23c Rim with 23mm Tyres/Tubs

Gear Chart
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Imperial Gear Chart - 700x23c Rim with 23mm Tyres/Tubs

Gear Chart
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Click Here for Imperial Gear Chart - 700x25c Rim with 25mm Tyres/Tubs

Click Here for Imperial Gear Chart - 700x20c Rim with 20mm Tyres/Tubs

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Gear Chart

For events where a Youth A, B or C rider has received dispensation to compete against riders of an older category, then the rider shall be permitted to utilise the gearing applicable to that older category.



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What Gearing Can I Use?

For Adults gearing is normally gearing is unrestricted so you can use any outlined above

Most 250m Velodromes like Manchester Velodrome restricts gearing in it’s Accreditation and Training sessions to 84 inches (Imperial Gear Chart) for Adults and 74 inches for Children, see the Velodrome Shop Track Cycling Gear Charts above for details of how to achieve these setups, gearing in racing is obviously unrestricted for adults

For smaller Velodromes that are around 140m such as Calshot Velodrome gearing is restricted for all events to below 84 inches due to the steepness of the banking, see the Velodrome Shop Track Cycling Gear Charts above details for how to achieve these setups.

Top Tip : A lot of experimentation with gearing has been carried out over the years with smaller Chainrings found to offer a faster ‘pick-up/acceleration’ than larger Chainrings, for example you’ll find 47x14 easier to pedal/accelerate than 50x15 even though they both give a 90 inch gear. For more information on which gear and which gear combination is better for your event Click Here

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Velodrome Shop Track Chainrings

Velodrome Shop Track Chainrings
Track Cycling Chainrings engage the chain to transfer power to the rear wheel. They have teeth spaced to engage every link of the chain as it passes over. Our full range of Track Cycling Chainrings can be found
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Velodrome Shop Track Chainrings

Velodrome Shop Track Sprockets
Track Cycling Sprockets are single-speed fixed gear/fixed wheel sprockets that require the Track Cyclist to pedal in order to continue forward momentum. Our full range of Track Cycling Sprockets can be found
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What Chainring/Sprocket/Chain Size Do I Have/Do I Need?

1/8th or 3/32 Gauge

The vast majority of Chainrings/Sprockets are 1/8th in gauge/thickness as this is the industry standard size for Track Cycling, however it could still be the case that you have a 3/32. Chainsets are not Gauge specific, they will work with both Gauges, it’s Chains, Chainring and Sprockets that are available in 1/8th or 3/32, product descriptions on our website clearly state if the item is not 1/8th, however 3/32 for dedicated Track equipment is incredibly rare now.

BCD

This refers to the Bolt Circle Diameter of a Chainring/Chainset, in order to ensure a chainring fits your Chainset you need to make sure the BCD match on both items. Our website clearly states the BCD for each Chainset and Chainring but if you want to measure your items to make sure you are purchasing a compatible item, use the following guidelines –

Measuring BCD


Measuring BCD: This 110 mm BCD ring measures 64.7 mm center-to-center (or, from left side to left side, or right side to right side --easier to measure).
Multiplying this dimension by 1.701 will give you the actual BCD for a 5-bolt chainring.

The majority of Track Chainsets are 144BCD however 135BCD and 130BCD also exist, be sure to carefully check your equipment and consult our website prior to purchasing as both the Chainset and Chainring have to be identical BCD to work together.