8 speed worth it?

alaskawet

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i currently have a 7 speed. 14 and 28. If i go to 11 and 32..my chain would need to be 4 links longer? Being an ebike what kind of gain should i see? My bike goes faster than i can peddle. Reason for 11 tooth. Heavy,about 60lbs,reason for 32. Is it worth it? What do you guys and gals think? Its a bafang hub motor. Pain to change freewheel cassette. But i already have the parts. Would an 8 speed be a better option? I think i have enough room for at least an 8 speed cassette. Thanks for any help
 

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Thanx for the reply! The reason for the 32 tooth is so i can pedal in the woods. 750 watt hub motor with 35 amp controller makes it easier for sure but sucks battery and its putting a good strain on it. I didnt see a spacer in the back of gear set,maybe its built into this cassette?
With a 32-34 top speed it hard to want to pedal! Hence the need for either 11 tooth or an 8 speed. 8speed sounding more trouble than its worth. Hard not to treat it like a scooter or motorcycle especially with a thumb throttle right there.
 

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It is a freewheel. Chain is already 11/32. Dont remember a spacer. I'll have to take it apart again. Its a pain with that thin wall socket and battery wire going through axle. I have a dnp 11,32 i could put on. Not exactly the highest quality. But hard to find that gearing choice for freewheel 7 speed. Any ideas on a high quality 11and 32 freewheel gearset besides dnp? I noticed the dnp isnt perfectly true. Has a slight wobble. Thanx for replys! All info helps.
 

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I saw the 13/32. Maybe a 12/28? Not sure one tooth is worth the hassle. My crank has a 48. Know of a 52 with crank that fits sondors? Is it standardized crank on sondors bikes?
 

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Im willing to sacrifice the low gearing i have now if need be. I havnt ridden in the woods since my controller mods. Maybe it will be enough to counteract sacrificing lower gearing for more top speed? My bcd is offset. 104 straight across and 73.5 on the other two like a rectangle. 4 bolts total. Also a square drive if that matters? I just want to be able to still pedal at 32mph. 35 mph while peddling my butt off is enticing though, which i think would be possible going from 48 to 52 tooth front? I just want to hit 35 on flat ground while getting some decent resistance peddling. If i was smart and not cheap i would convert to 52 or 60 volt and just not go full dummy all the time. That way i can do 35 mph plus but hold at 28ish and pedal. Batterys are not cheap for sure. Its the motorcycle guy in me wanting that speed.Bawhaha! Thanx for the replies and time given! All replies are welcome. Lots of good info
 
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