That's right, a larger sprocket will give more top speed, less lugging The reverse is true with a smaller one. You also have the problem of having to shift every 2 seconds if you gear too low (too small of a front sprocket) When you have one slightly taller ratio its kind of nice in the woods when you rarely need to shift....its like having an automatic trans! Kinda odd, that old DR had so much internal mass (just like having a huge, heavy flywheel) I could get away with gearing a bit tall and it would still lug nicely. This WR seems to have a flywheel made from paper. Its really easy to stall when going slow in a tight section in the woods. Funny. A good woods bike is a different animal than a good motocross bike (which is where the WR came from).