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Offline cnrcpla

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« on: October 15, 2012, 02:49:10 AM »
I have created an OEM parts eating monster out of my 250 which has recently eaten a chain and sprocket. Anyways, while its all apart and a new stronger chain on order, I figured I would order in a 14 tooth front sprocket to replace my 13 tooth. I have a spare 13 tooth in case I don't like the 14, but I was looking for more over rev and less shifting, which I would be hoping to find in the 14 tooth. I am looking at ice racing for the winter and then a lot of sand track riding next season, so I'm hoping to be happy with this gear, right? Also, will the gear ratio (50 tooth in the rear) be usable for trails as well? I find I'm shifting a lot in the woods during races just as much, so will this help there too? Thanks for the input  :)
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Offline TMKIWI

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 08:40:23 AM »
A 14 tooth is quite a step up in gearing but buy it anyway.
They are cheap and only you will know if the gearing is too high for your riding.
If it is too high at least you can then go back to the 13 and try a 48/49 on the back.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 12:32:01 PM »
True... Its on the way. Thanks for your input man  :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 02:36:57 PM »
Offroad racers will often run tall gearing to prevent them from getting lazy during a race and "sitting back" in the lower gears.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 10:19:34 PM »
I was able to test out the 14 today. I am fairly impressed with the results. It definitely extends the over rev and keeps the shifting down. I will be testing it out in the woods soon. So far so good  ;D
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