Need new sprocket/sprockets for more climbing ability

Davewilson

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USA
it seems 99% of the sprocket discussion is about going faster. i want the opposite, i need to be able to climb. my first gear is very high, as in it's difficult to even start out if you're not on level ground. i have an Ecotric 26" fat tire with 42 and 11-28 teeth sprockets. i'm trying to find replacement sprockets that would give me a much better ratio. i've seen shimano 11-34T replacement gears on ebay which seem to be the ticket. i'm told it's a freewheel. a 34 seems to be the something that would help. is there any smaller sprockets that could be put on the front? i can't seem to find any. to be honest i've considered getting rid of all the other gears and shifter and just having first gear. i only use it in the woods and the shifter "stuff" just grabs every stick, brush and grass clogging it up. does anyone know where i can get replacement sprockets?
 

Fatknee

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USA
it seems 99% of the sprocket discussion is about going faster. i want the opposite, i need to be able to climb. my first gear is very high, as in it's difficult to even start out if you're not on level ground. i have an Ecotric 26" fat tire with 42 and 11-28 teeth sprockets. i'm trying to find replacement sprockets that would give me a much better ratio. i've seen shimano 11-34T replacement gears on ebay which seem to be the ticket. i'm told it's a freewheel. a 34 seems to be the something that would help. is there any smaller sprockets that could be put on the front? i can't seem to find any. to be honest i've considered getting rid of all the other gears and shifter and just having first gear. i only use it in the woods and the shifter "stuff" just grabs every stick, brush and grass clogging it up. does anyone know where i can get replacement sprockets?
I had the same situation on my new Paselec hardtail.

Stock was 52t front, 11-34t freewheel. I bought new cranks with swappable front and a 34t chainring. Climbs great but top pedal speed is 15mph. Perfect for what I'm using the bike for. Cranks and chainring was around $40.


Chainrings with 104mm spacing are very inexpensive.
 
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