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Old 08-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #13876
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It does this ^ very well. Perfect for it actually.

This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #13877
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.
Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #13878
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Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
Hav'nt we had this conversation before?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #13879
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Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
That would be the hardest stuff I would do and it wont be the whole trail like that. Just short sections. The reason I dont want a WR or similar is because I want a bike I can ride the 100 to 500 miles to get to the trails comfortably. I have ridden a ton of miles on a bike that doesnt have good wind protection, and I do not want that again....just personal preference really. This is going to be my solo off road bike. If I want to do anything harder I will buy a WR or DR.

I do appreciate your input and opinion though.:)

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #13880
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Hav'nt we had this conversation before?
Possibly. It's still my opinion. Just can't wrap my head around it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #13881
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That would be the hardest stuff I would do and it wont be the whole trail like that. Just short sections.
I've done stuff like that on my TransAlp in Europe in the 90s. I'm over that now ... I'm not attempting that on my big bikes anymore.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #13882
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That would be the hardest stuff I would do and it wont be the whole trail like that. Just short sections. The reason I dont want a WR or similar is because I want a bike I can ride the 100 to 500 miles to get to the trails comfortably. I have ridden a ton of miles on a bike that doesnt have good wind protection, and I do not want that again....just personal preference really. This is going to be my solo off road bike. If I want to do anything harder I will buy a WR or DR.

I do appreciate your input and opinion though.:)

Joe

For your stated purpose (i.e., hundreds of miles of slab/light dirt to get to short sections of the stuff shown in your picture), the XC will do great.

Check out "The adventures of Tyson and Hobbes" on this website......you'll get a good idea of what an XC is capable of doing.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #13883
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Cool..thanks for the info. I will search for the thread. It will be a bit before the purchase, spring 2013, as i m currently in a wheelchair re learning how to walk.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #13884
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Check out "The adventures of Tyson and Hobbes" on this website......you'll get a good idea of what an XC is capable of doing.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #13885
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

Joe
You mean like this?

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #13886
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #13887
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Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
It is a challenge, which makes it fun. I think what you want to use an XC for has been covered many times over. We get it, you don't want to ride challenging terrain on your tiger. Some of us enjoy it. Different strokes......as they say.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #13888
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

Joe
Joel,

I'm not a good offroad rider and that wouldn't even slow me down on my XC. That line on the left I would avoid unless I had enough speed to bounce the suspension over that step, but otherwise the only concern I would have is to have the right tyre pressure and tyres for whatever I'm carrying.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:59 AM   #13889
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You mean like this?

Now, THAT's rocky.

At least it appears to be a reasonably easy slope. I can see a bt of a line there but I would paddle through that for fear of slicing my rubber clean off the rims!!

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #13890
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Hmmm. This certainly looks easy enough (although looks can be deceiving) but I can't imagine it would be that much harder on the Tenare. The difference between the 800XC and the Tenare is a half-step. For me to have two bikes, they need to be a full step apart.


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I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

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