QUOTE (justinuv @ Feb 18 2012, 01:47 PM)
she does have longer legs for being short. 27" inseam. i didnt want to change too much too fast. hence why i changed gear. to keep same roll out with tire size change. was thinking maybe right move was to go to 165's?
In the last month I bought two sets of cranks and 4 chain rings & a new Answer mini cog. It sounds crazy, but unfortunately the best way to know if something will work is to try it and see if it works(quantify all your changes with stats). I know a lot of people say just to let them ride, but if your kid wants to win, thats easier said than done. Unfortunately I ended up with a set of cranks I did not need and you can only run one chain ring at a time, but with another little one in the lineup, they will get used. It took a little work, and some patience, but when you close in on the right parts, you will know it. My boy has been chasing a younger rider for the last month and a half, just could not catch him. Last night he put a sizable gap on him 3 races in a row(points race). I think we have a working combo now. Good luck to you!