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Thanks for the in depth review man. I live in the mountains myself and rarely do long highway rides on this bike (I'd just ride my other bike with the V4 motor for that). I was also afraid I would lose some of the low speed take off rpms if I went higher on the sprocket and this confirms it. I have more than a few street lights in town on steep hills and I need my take off power from a stop when starting up hill. Most of my favorite roads are mountain climbs up to Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Pkwy, I actually love winding it out going up and would probably not like being lower in the rpm range. Appreciate the info!
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