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Old 10-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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sherco 290 vs montesa 4RT

I'm considering an 07 290 and an 06 4RT and would like some input on the different characteristics of the two bikes from some folks who have owned/ridden both. I realize they are 2T and 4T but beyond that...

I would appreciate any input...
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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all about parts..

You can get any part in about 2 days for the Sherco... Good luck on the Monty.....
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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That's a good point... I was thinking about that too. Are there no good parts suppliers for the Montesa? I need to do a bit of searching...
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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You can get parts for the montesa, but RYP is hard to beat on service on the Sherco. If you plan to ride trails, buy the 4RT is just awesome. The Sherco would be more progressive from the trials side. Also the best deal is the one with the least amount of time! Montesa the best power, suspension and fun. Sherco the best to learn trials on and plan to continue to advance your trials skills.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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I've never had problems getting 4RT parts to this point. Try Dennis at Overland:
http://www.overlandtrail.biz/ He has most 4RT parts in stock and is great to work with.
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Gee, where have you heard that before??


Brewtus + 2013 Beta = Novice. And not a good one, either.....
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I like how I list a TY250 in my signature but it's still over at Brewtus's house. I think....
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
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ok, back to the regularly scheduled program... seems like the montesa get's votes, especially if it's going to be trail ridden at all (fairly likely) but the shero get's votes if you really want to trials...

Well, now I'm sure of what to do
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #15
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Well, now I'm sure of what to do
Ride them.

They have very different characteristics. I have a Scorpa (2T) now. I have ridden a couple of Sherco 290s and felt comfortable right away. I have ridden one nice 4RT and it felt foreign to me - mainly the power delivery and the clutch feel. I think I could get used to it, but it would take a little while. The feel might matter to you. If not, then buy the one that is in nicer shape - they're both great bikes.
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