Difference Between Gears & Sprocket
A very common question & a very confusing one, when you ask someone about the differences between Gears & sprockets. They would simply refer to it as one & same thing or they would call it a wheel with teeth because they visually look the same but if you actually observe it thoroughly you will find quite a few differences.
Gears & sprocket are used in machines to transfer mechanical power to the desired end. Before getting into the differences, let’s look into what gear and sprocket really are.
A gear is a wheel with interlocking teeth which mash up together with other gears to transfer rotational movement or speed. The teeth of the two connecting gears completely interlock with each other so when one gear moves; it rotates the other in the opposite direction.
A bicycle has no gears in it, there are two sprockets connected together with a chain that transfers the motion from one place to another. The other point to note is that when the sprocket moves, the other sprocket moves in the same direction and not opposite as in gears system.
Differences Between Gears & Sprocket
If you also have some uncertainties about sprockets and gears differences, please looked at our Youtube video explaining the difference in dynamic mode: https://youtu.be/6fG5hQ1IJJg
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