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Old 01-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #176
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Originally Posted by dvwalker View Post
Slightly jealous crawdaddy, what an awesome time of year to be out in the Mojave, on a new ride no less. The rear mt43 looks perfect for those conditions.

I geared mine down to 14/48 with 2 extra chain links so the axle blocks would be neutral. Good mixed use compromise gearing.
The riding around Laughlin/Bullhead IS really nice this time of year.......

The MT43 is pretty much the only rear tire I use anymore.....solid "all rounder" and a "cheater" on slippery/rocky uphills:

That's what I was thinking......14/48 or 50.......the stock/aluminum 52 shows a surprising level of wear after only ~250 miles.......I might be replacing it with a steel sprocket sooner than I thought......
Chris Crawford (Crawford + 4 kids = Crawdaddy )
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