I want to learn about Gears?



Start by reading this from the late cycling guru Sheldon Brown. Read all of it! https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears.html Gears are EASY to figure out. It's all about that one word Sheldon Brown emphasizes..."cadence". When pedaling starts to become difficult - DOWNSHIFT into a lower (easier) gear. Conversely, as speed increases & it becomes easier - UP-SHIFT into a higher gear. Cars, trucks, buses & motorcycles all have an engine & transmission. They all have an optimal RPM (revolution per minute) range. When they reach the high end of that range, the automatic transmission (or driver in the case of a manual transmission) will UP-SHIFT. As speed decreases & the load becomes unbearable at low RPM, the transmission will DOWNSHIFT. It's THE SAME THING on a bicycle, except YOU are the engine. When you get done reading about gears, start at the beginning. Articles For Beginning Cyclists https://www.sheldonbrown.com/beginners.html This YouTube video may also help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ok96KDfpE


Start off by telling people about the bike you will be riding. It could be as simple as 1,2,3 on a 3 speed bike, or you might have as many as 30 or more gears. Nobody can teach you unless they know what you will be dealing with


research it then don't come here and ask us for help this aint no school

Pearl L

go buy a book about it