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# Does circumference affect speed

Updated: 10/20/2022

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12y ago

Kinda-sorta. If you have two wheels of different size, but both spinning at the same rate - then the circumference of the bigger wheel will be going faster than the circumference of the smaller wheel.

But at the same time the bigger wheel will be heavier to turn, so it will take more power to keep it spinning. If you haven't got that extra power there's no speed to be gained.

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