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Old 01-12-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any opinion on this bike? Im really thinking about getting it.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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What are you useing it for, how big are you and how long have you been riding? I have seen ALOT more woods riders buy a 450 and later wish they had a 250 than the other way around.
If I was in the market for a 450f to ride 75% woods 25% moto that would be the bike I would pick, but a 450f would be the last bike I would pick if I was under 260lbs or wasn't riding the desert. Have you tried the 250f or the 2t bikes?
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...but a 450f would be the last bike I would pick if I was under 260lbs or wasn't riding the desert.

Really?

I love the 450, and I am 205 lbs. Only thing I would like a 250 for would be motocross. Other than that, the bike handles great, and is pretty nimble.
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Really?

I love the 450, and I am 205 lbs. Only thing I would like a 250 for would be motocross. Other than that, the bike handles great, and is pretty nimble.
I think what he means is that its a lot of bike ....

When I first got my 450 and used it for trail riding it scared the tar out of me. I got use to it though, now I just stick to my 220 2 stroke for trails.

450 is being converted to a motard ....
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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What are you useing it for, how big are you and how long have you been riding? I have seen ALOT more woods riders buy a 450 and later wish they had a 250 than the other way around.
If I was in the market for a 450f to ride 75% woods 25% moto that would be the bike I would pick, but a 450f would be the last bike I would pick if I was under 260lbs or wasn't riding the desert. Have you tried the 250f or the 2t bikes?
But if you can handle a 300 2 smoke then a 450 4 stroke is nothing ....
Those 300's are beasts , how do you like yours ?
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I love my 300, perfect tight woods bike. The 200 feels like a mountain bike, like a 125 MXr with bottom end. Don't get me wrong, the 450xc is a of a bike, and in the right hands probably unstopable. I woods ride alot, it's all I do, and meet and talk to plenty of people on the trails. The 250f guys sometimes talk about going back to the 2t, but I cant think of any who are looking for more power than they already have out on the singletrack. I have run into plenty of guys who ride the big bikes and get left in the woods when things tighten up, there is alot of flywheel rotating in a 450 and it will wear you out faster than a lighter bike.
You can get the most out of a 250f in the woods, ride it hard rev it out and carve the trails. You will spend all day in 2nd on the 450, lug it more and stomp through the trails more than finesse around and over them.
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I agree with TxSandman. The 450 is a lot of bike for the woods. It really depends on what you are planning on doing with the bike. IMO, if you are going to ride 75% MX and 25% trails, then the 450 would be a good choice. But if you ride 75% trails and 25% MX, then a 250 or 300 2 stroke would be a better choice. I ride mostly trails and my 300XC is the perfect bike for me!

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