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Hi!

I consider what gearing I should use in my new 2017 to be happy.

Now I have 12/50 but maybe it is too low or I should try something else?

Is anybody here riding 12/50 or any lower gearing for example 12/52?

Alfredo Gomez is riding 12/48 = 13/52. Maybe this is the golden mean?

Let's share your gearing!

Best!
 

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I'm guessing 12/48 so less rear sprocket diameter to lessen damage?
 

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250 exc.....13-50
 

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I'm guessing 12/48 so less rear sprocket diameter to lessen damage?
What is more less weight of sprockets and shorther chain.
 

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What is more less weight of sprockets and shorther chain.
It'd depend on material and construction of each item.

It'll be grams either way so I wouldn't worry. X ring or o ring does have an effect on overall friction- x ring is far less.
 

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13/50 - 300 exc 2017
 

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13-50 was standard on mine
 

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Im back to 14/52. Perfect for all round riding
How you getting on? Do you ride any harder/slower tech stuff?

I ran 14 52 on my 250 berg, then my 250 te husky and was very happy with this for anything from extreme mx h&h and trail riding. Today had first ride on '17 250 exc and used the same gearing. It was fine everywhere but crap on technical hills. If I was a better rider the momentum would have helped me. But it was like been on a 125 today at wern ddu on the hard hills. All or nothing. Im sure its the gearing selection. Going to go stock gears for next ride 13 50 (im sure mine has come with a 51 but from just looking online it should be a 50. Either way im going stock gearing)
 

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Definitely wont be changing from 14/52. Pulls everywhere and today was all tight forestry, roots, ruts and holes and knarly climbs. Bike and gearing was faultless.
2nd gear does for all tight going only hooking 3rd a few times to keep momentum.

But i could ride the whole trail in 3rd and lug over roots and uphills with no fear of stalling etc
 
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