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You need to shift gears on a bike when going up a hill because if you have a gear too high, it will become harder and you will eventually become tired. On a lower gear will help you because it will be easier.

  • Tip: If you see a hill start peddling really fast to get a head start so it will not be that hard!
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How many gears would a 50 cc dirt bike have?

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What are the gears on a bike?

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If driving a car with a automatic transmission up a steep hill do you change gears?

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What do the gears mean on a bike?

Gears are a way of trading power for speed, or the other way around. They let you keep turning the pedals at a comfortable rate/resistance regardless if you are heading up hill, staying on the flat or going downhill under power.

What do gears do in bikes?

Gears are a way of trading power for speed, so that you can keep spinning at a comfortable rate/resistance regardless if you are heading up hill, staying on the flat or going downhill under power.Bikes have gears so you can go on different terrain. one gear is for flat roads, one is for hill climbing, one is for going fast, etc. not all bikes have the same amount or type of gears, so be careful!!The gears on a bike are used for switching the speed!Humans, and engines, works best at a certain rate of turns and a certain resistance. With gears the rider can keep turning the pedals at that rate and resistance regardless of if he's going uphill slowly or downhil fast.

Does Friction always makes objects stop moving?

No, if you are going down hill on your bike then friction makes your bike go, but some time it is going to stop.

What energy transformations occur in a bike going up and down a hill?

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In a tractor trailer loaded going up hill do i shift up or down Same if I'm going down hill?

If you are driving a loaded tractor trailer, you would downshift to gain more power when going up hill and downshift to control speed when going down hill.

How do you train for biking?

i learnt how to bike on a hill. My dad held my bike and then let me go. It takes a lot of times to master it but while your going down the hill, you should try pedalling!

What does it mean to have a ten speed bike?

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How many calories burned in 30 minutes of bicycling?

Going down hill, virtually none, going up hill, alot more depending on the weight of the person, the rise of the hill and the characteristics of the bike.

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How do pop start a dirt bike?

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Rolling down a hill on your bike in what direction was the acceleration?

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What direction is the acceleration when you use your brakes when rolling backward down a hill on a bike.?

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To a point. You can shift it into L and it wont try and shift. Then go to 2 and it will shift there and stay. Then go to D and it will go manually. On down shifting the newer ones will not allow you to go back down unless the transmission is below a certain speed. But you can still get some back pressure if you go from D to 2 or 2 to L. It does assist you in stopping if that is needed. Usually this is helpful if you are pulling a load and going up or down a hill. By keeping it in a gear you select the car wont have to work so hard going back and forth between gears. Also not work the brake so hard on the down hill side.

What is the difference between 4.56 gears and 4.88 gears?

A very basic way to look at it is this..... With 4.56 gears, the driveshaft will have to turn 4.56 times in order for your tires to make one full rotation. With 4.88 gears, your driveshaft will have to go around 4.88 times for your tires to make one full rotation. Basically, the higher the number, the more rotations the driveshaft will make. On a 10 speed bike, you would climb a steep hill in 1st gear.... lots of pedaling to get the rear tire to move- it would move slowly, but you would have lots of hill climbing power. 4.88 gears would be similar to 1st gear on a 10 speed bike.... 4.56 gears would be similar to 2nd gear....4.10 gears would be similar to 3rd gear....etc.

How do you shift 13 speed transmission?

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A bike rolling down a hill. The bike's tires rub against the hill, creating friction, causing the bike to slow down and not keep rolling and rolling

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It depends on how steep the hill is and how heavy your vehicle is. If you find that when going up the hill in second gear you are getting too many RPM's, then yes shift up to third. But generally you should keep in the lowest gear possible, without overrevving the engine, especially if you're driving a loaded van or other heavy car.

Will a bike go faster down a big hill than an small hill?

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