Has anyone used it for desert? How does it pull with tall gearing? Sorry for the thread jack but I'm considering one myself as well I use mine primarily for desert. I was at 14/48 for a while before installing a WR transmission. The 14/48 was great for open desert, but got a little tall for real slow stuff. The bike pulled the gearing well, I just had to emphasize being in the correct gear. Although, I am happier with the WR transmission.