I'm currently running Crobat on my stall team, and I've been contemplating whether or not it needs all of the Speed EVs I give it (max Speed Jolly). I pulled up the Speed Tiers article, and it showed the following entries (up to the last I-have-to-outrun-this one):

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Stat EVs base stat (boost) Pokemon
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394 - max+ base 130 (+0) - Jolteon, Aerodactyl, my current Crobat
393 - max+ base 70 (+1) - Politoed
391 - max base 81 (+1) - Gyarados
388 - max base 80 (+1) - Dragonite
383 - max+ base 125 (+0) - Weavile
375 - 212 base 80 (+1) - Dragonite
374 - 176+ base 130 (+0) - my intended Crobat
372 - max+ base 120 (+0) - Alakazam, Dugtrio, Sceptile (must outspeed these)

Outrunning Scarf Politoed is nice, but with the rarity of this set, is it really necessary? Crobat can't exactly hold a candle to +1 Gyarados or Dragonite (or +0 for that matter), and Weavile will probably use Ice Shard anyway. My question - **is lowering Crobat's Speed EVs to invest more in bulk worth losing the ability to outspeed Scarf Politoed?**