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Supersprox Stealth Sprockets Review


One of the most visible motorcycle parts that riders replace either out of necessity or by way of upgrades is the motorcycle sprocket. It's such a simple piece of equipment, but having the right sprockets can make a big difference in how a bike feels when taking it out on the road or trail, especially when modifying the gear ratios.

For sport and performance riders, in particular, this is one area where aftermarket motorcycle parts most often win the day. Often, the search for performance by way of weight savings have unintended negative side effects - namely that aluminum sprockets wear out way too fast. Supersprox has an answer for this, and it's a beautiful one.

What's So Important About Sprockets?

If achieving better acceleration and power generation are the goal, a sprocket change is a surefire way of helping achieve that goal. The sprockets on a bike influence something known as the gearing ratio; that is, the ratio between the number of teeth between the front and rear bike sprockets. This ratio influences the conversion of revs from the engine into actual wheel speed when riding.

There are plenty of charts and references to look at in achieving the right balance, but the point is that the OEM gear ratio is often not ideal, and heading to the motorcycle parts store to score some new sprockets is the best way to configure the ratio so it's closer to optimized.

Even if you're not keen on changing gear ratios, often riders will go for a lighter setup or sprockets with customizable colors to accent their motorcycle. Remember, if you're modifying your gear ratios, then you're going to want to install a Speedohealer in order to fix the speedometer error that will likely result.

What About Supersprox Sprockets?

For their part, Supersprox USA has an expansive and reliable line of sprockets marketed specifically to street racers, rally racers, enduro-cyclers and motocross guys. Their lineup includes a rather unique offering, the Supersprox Stealth Sprockets. These sprockets are finely tuned for superior performance and increased longevity.

Whereas many sprockets are completely aluminum or steel, the Stealth Sprockets use a combination of an aluminum center and steel teeth. This allows them to produce sprockets lighter (and cheaper) than many competitors and last a lot longer without totally giving up the sought after weight savings of aluminum sprockets.

Additionally, their sprockets come in various color options (gold, red, black) and are well-regarded for their superior performance and high levels of durability. You'll be able to express yourself in more ways than one!

Supersprox Durability and Chain Kits

There's a long list of notable riders who endorse the Supersprox brand across many performance-oriented motorcycle events, and the company is confident enough to offer a lifetime guarantee on its drive kits. I mean, 60+ world championships can't be wrong.

To save on the confusion of chain lengths or matching the correct chain, the Supersprox "lifetime" chain & sprocket kits come with the front and rear sprockets needed for particular setups, along with a chain to link everything together - making finding the right plug and play kit an exceedingly simple prospect.

As always, one of the best ways to source high-quality sprockets (or any aftermarket gear for that matter) is making use of an online motorcycle parts store. They often carry the widest selection of individual parts (even from guys like Supersprox) and know how to keep prices well within the limits of reasonable. Our store has plenty!

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By Daniel Relich

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