Best Gear combo for woods and hills 07' CRF 250R

What is the best gear combo? This bike is new to me. Currently has 13/48.

Gonna just bomb around on trails and hills ( woods)

Any info will help, thanks

For the hills, the 48 rear is a little weak. Stock it came with a 13/51 set up. I would buy a cheap steel 51T and give that a run and see how you like it. If you don't like it, you have a spare in case s#!t happens.

Yeah 48 is really small. I am running a13/53 on mine right now and I ride mostly MX. Think the previous owner may have been racing AX or maybe trail riding. Anyways it pulls really hard but revs out really fast. Going to be switching to a 51 or 52 soon.

We played around with the 51, 52 and 53. For the AX the 52 was fine, but for outdoors MX, the 51 worked the best. The 53 wasn't good for anything IMO. The 51 doesn't rev out as fast, but still has good bottom to pull a big jump out of a corner. For MX, every track is different and if you're really serious about it, you can dial in the gearing. Most compermise and run what they feel comfortable with.

i feel adding a 53t in the rear works great for hills.:smirk:

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