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Old 01-26-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Help!!! 250 xc vs 300xc which do I get?

Like I said, considering picking up one of these but can't decide between the 300 and the 250 xc. Anyone have some insight?
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I have owned the 250XC. Great all around bike. You can do some motocross and then adjust a few clickers and do some trail riding. Better trail bike than mx but if you want it both ways you have to buy two bikes. I ended up buying two bikes. The 250SX is scary fast. I pee myself every time I ride it. Sometimes I pee myself before I even start it. I'm guessing the 300XC would be a little more luggable with more spinning mass. That would be a great trail bike option also. If you don't plan on riding any motocross at all go for the XC-W. Wider ration transmission better suited for woods riding.
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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The W's have a pretty big gap between 2nd and 3rd that makes it too tall without a huge sprocket on the front. I've researched a ton between xc and xcw and decided xc is more what I want.

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Ive got an 07 300XC and its a bit much.....I like the low end torque but there is almost too much (for me anyway) power in the mid-high range. It rides me rather than me ride it.....Id rather have a 200 XC but from Ive seen most skilled riders get a 250 XC but add the 300XC jug and High Comp head......so for you Id get a 300 XC
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Im sure you already know this but the 08+ are electric and kick start and the XC-W usually has head and tail lights already but the XC does NOT have lighting
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I find it interesting on stock bikes the 250 and 300 have nearly the same peak hp. Both are plenty fast.
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I find it interesting on stock bikes the 250 and 300 have nearly the same peak hp. Both are plenty fast.
If I chose between the two, I'd pick the 300 for the torque alone, with Power Valve spring options and adjustments, you can make either one the exact way you want it to run, I played for a couple hours with mine to get it just right for me, on my 250 sx.
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