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I never got this other than that it takes longer for it to rotate...
 

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The heavier the chain, the more inertia it has, meaning it will require more power just to move the chain, let alone the rest of the bike. It's also a rotating mass, which will have an effect on handling. The heavier the chain, the slower the bike will want to turn. However, the trade off is that a heavier chain will last longer than a lighter chain.
 

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The heavier the chain, the more inertia it has, meaning it will require more power just to move the chain, let alone the rest of the bike. It's also a rotating mass, which will have an effect on handling. The heavier the chain, the slower the bike will want to turn. However, the trade off is that a heavier chain will last longer than a lighter chain.
makes sense
 

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Not necessarily. You can get sprockets with the appropriate tooth count in the same size as the stock chain.
 

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i have a buddy who spent thirty bucks bought a 14 tooth front spocket with stock chain and has gained accel. and has no problems
 

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I did -1 +2 and the stock chain lenth was fine. Got driven 525 sprockets for my 08 and it changed the bike completely, I love it so much more now.
 
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