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Another quick question;

The stock gearing ratio is 14/37, which equals a 2.64 ratio.
Most people have said for trails, go to a 13/38, which equals a 2.92 ratio.
What about a 14/40, which would be 2.85?

Why the need and effort to always change the front gear? Is there a specific reason? Chain length? Would the chain have to be replaced for any of these gear changes?
 

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i went with the 14/40 and found that to be great for me, but you could just change the front to a 13 and get a 2.846 ratio, which is about the same, that way if you want to gear down more, you already have the 13 in the front and just need to buy the rear, also, it did fit, but the 40 in the rear almost needed a longer chain for me, and the front gear was easier and quicker to change - james
 

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I was thinking about changing the front to a 13 tooth but I dont know if thats too much of a change. I dont want to lose too much top speed or top end performance, the front seems to be much easier to change and the changing the rear sounds like it runs the risk of needing a longer chain. But I was thinking that maybe I should change the rear and go somewhere between 37 and 40 so that its not such a drastic difference... I dont know....
 

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What places have you been ordering from?
 

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I buy my sprockets from Sidewinder. Some have good luck with Sprocket Specialists.

A gear change really benefitted me. I don't often have a chance to open it up, and most of the trails we ride are steep and rocky. 13/39 has been the perfect combo. If you find that you are lugging around between 1st and 2nd gear, the lower ratio will help. I tried 13/40 for a time, but it was a little to low. You will notice it rev faster, and I really think it makes 2nd and 3rd gear alot more functional.

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If you don't have the chance to run wide open a whole lot, I would recommend a 13/38 or 13/39. Personally, I would at least drop to a 13 in the front. See if you like that, and go from there. You can get a 38 rear from Polaris for 25 or 30 bucks or so. You really need to experiment and see what you like. I like the 13/39. It revs quick and I can use 2nd and 3rd gear more often. It saves having to shift so much.

Scott
 
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