Originally Posted by macadamia
Ok, which rides do you recommend then? Or should I bite the bullet and ride my G650X Challenge?
The GSA can do a lot of the rides in DV, it just makes certain things a lot harder if you don't know how to handle it or understand the different lines you have to take. If you have trouble in sand and rocks with the XChallenge, those troubles are magnified on a bigger bike. Plus, if you're crashing or dropping it a lot, picking up a GSA will beat you down quickly, causing you to crash more.
In the end, it's the monkey, not the banana, that makes the difference.