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Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #64
GoThere@50
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Originally Posted by hilslamer View Post
It's based on the Ossa trials bike chassis, so regardless of what the seat and fender look like, it's still a trials bike under all that bodywork.
And that's a good thing! I'm sure if you tried to ride the explorer like you would an EXC or WR you would find it disappointing. Ride it like a trials bike, enjoy the extended range, comfort and versatility and you might find slow speed technical trail nirvana. Admittedly a niche bike for a niche market, but can you think of a better technical terrain tool? Assuming the rider is willing to adapt his or her riding style to trials skill sets. That's a challenge I would find exciting.
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