I have been taking the stock 10 tooth fronts off and switching to 9 tooth. I like what it does for the slow speed control. I am ride the bike in higher RPM, further away from the point of stalling. It is cheap and really easy to just try a 9 tooth.
At your weight, and riding a 250, you will probably always need to drop out of 5th on big hills during transfers. I am nearly 90 pounds lighter and I needed 3rd to get to the top of some hills at the UTE cup this year. Altitude really hits hard. Some of your riding areas may be pretty high.
Sweet! Mandy is supposed to bring me one tomorrow. I'll make sure I get it installed during the week before going to Wilseyville to work on the National event. That will be a great opportunity to test it out.No, that is the nice thing, just pop it on and adjust tension. I wish it was so easy with the rear.