Originally Posted by rufus
I think that you are making a mistake with your gearing (39 tooth rear). Once you are set up you need to find a long (1 or 2 miles) section of DEEP sand , like a river bottom, and see how it works. It is easy to burn up a clutch with too tall gearing. We all used the cheap ( $15) steel sprockets from rocky mountain. They went the distance with hardly any noticeable wear.
Hum, I don't have much experience in sand yet. I can always take the 39t (chain length might be a problem) for the return trip, it's flat and doesn't take much room. Already have a 44t steel.