I also vote 300, but if that really isn't an option, 350.
In the woods it's alot harder to make up for any bikes shortcomings than out in the open.
And it's not really the 8lbs that makes the difference, it's how that weight is carried...up top and in rotating mass makes for a more sluggish handler.
Cliff's Cycles KTM Woodcraft-CFM
LRRS 560ex (retired), PSTR b-vet 317
Originally Posted by Night Falcon
Life is too short to crash on a bike you don't respect