My team has our chassis designed and the frame mostly built, but we’re encountering an interference issue with using 22 tooth sprockets, so we’d like to use smaller sizes. My concern is that we’d be sacrificing pushing power by decreasing the diameter of the sprockets.
I’ve spent most of the night doing torque calculations to figure out how big of a deal it would be to move down to 15 tooth sprockets. We’re using toughbox minis with the standard 10.71:1 gear ratio. The problem is, we really have no idea how the correlates to real life. Would anybody have input on this topic?