Originally Posted by ngads
anyone have experience with the map switch?
I am trying to decide between the 500 and the 350, but i feel like in the long run i would want more power. However, in tight tracks i feel like the 500 may have too much power.
If the map switch on the low setting dials down the power to usable in tight situations then i would def. be set on the 500.
any help would be greatly appreciated!
The 500 xc-w has more low end power in "mild" mode than the EXC does in stock mode. I do not think you will see the power of the 500 downgraded to a 350 unless you do something drastic. You do get used to the 500's power in technical singletrack, but it is a lot of power for singletrack.
For myself I'm faster on a 350 vs the 500, but I prefer the 500 for more dualsport type of riding and I think the 500 is more versatile.
Good luck in your decision