Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Waynesboro, VA.
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(Top) speeds in gears: stock and 15T countershaft spkt.
At the 13K redline with stock tires/gearing in first through sixth the 300 goes: 38 / 58 / 73 / 89 / 102 / 120 m.p.h., so . . not allowing for tire expansion, 100+ in 5th is very attainable. If you HAVE to see "round" numbers, a 15-tooth sprocket yields: 40 - 60 - 75 - 90+ at 13,000 in the first four gears. Fifth gear at 12.5K = 105 mph and, like most six-speed automobiles; shift to sixth and you slow down. This, I know from trying; been there, done all that. Unless you have a tailwind and/or are on a steep downgrade, it takes more power to go any faster. Though these bikes are amazing, "top end" is not my reason for buying one.
Last edited by Have Trumpet Will Travel; 12-29-2012 at 04:20 PM.