My First Verigo & TRS Rides

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  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Pretty comparable. I know that Mike and the Tryals Shop have long history with Scorpa, so chooses them over Sherco. He also does sell Shercos to those who prefer them.
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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm not throwing TRS under the bus just yet either. Next weekend, I hope to ride both.
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  3. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Oh the TRS is well designed and feels good. They are simple and easy to work too. Riders who own them like them, so I suspect they will hang in there well.

    The inevitable next big economic disruption will again challenge the market for non-essential goods.

    May all the manufacturers make lots of hay while the sun shines!
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  4. nwcycle

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    I should have avail a 300 factory, a 250 standard. TRS
    and then a 2017 standard Sherco 300
    and maybe a used ( For sale ) TRS 2016 300
    No Betas, they are all sold out and maybe getting a few more, but not this week end

    Not a Sherco fan anymore it feels like riding a pregnant bike with the bulging leg area...
    However if I could find a mint like new 2015 I would jump on it.....
    But thats just me :)
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  5. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Interesting! As one who wears a prosthesis that bulges inward right at the widest point in the subframe, I'm sensitive to this issue.

    The older GasGas is very compact in the subframe. Little or no leg contact. The newer GasGas subfames I used to hammer on the right side. The Sherco I do contact, but not as much, and I don't notice when I'm contacting.

    I thus don't view Sherco as objectionally wide there.

    Vertigo is quite narrow, but they do it via inner differences and complexities. Beta and TRS feel about the same, clearance-wise as Sherco to me, but I'm tall and leave maybe 1-1/2" of space between me and the frame rails.

    Do you ride with your boots more inward, touching the frame rails? Are your legs shorter than average?
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  6. nwcycle

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    Nope, 6' I had no issue with the 15s but that new hump in the sides I noticed right away, not that it makes me any more a crappier rider than I am, just something I noticed on the last week event when I borrowed a bike..
    I was on my daughters 15 Sherco 250 before that
    wish I would have kept it.... or bought yours :(
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  7. 2feetdown

    2feetdown Been here awhile

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    I rode a standard 17 (pats bike when he came down to visit) briefly. It seemed comfortable and very manuvrable to me. I am used to Gas Gas
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  8. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Going from a '17 Gas Gas to an '17 Scorpa, I could feel how much wider the Scorpa was at first, but the difference soon disappeared to me and now the Scorpa feels normal.

    Guy parked next to me at D4 Trial Sunday had a new TRS One model. It may sound odd, but to me visuall the TRS is attractive and unattractive at the same time.... I just can't put my finger on it.
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  9. heffergm

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    At the pegs, all the bikes are more or less the same. The big difference is where the airbox sits on most of them has become increasingly bloated over the years. The vertigo is a good 3 inches or so narrower at that point, as the airbox isn't in fact there. Plus the pipe is up under the rear fender.

    Depending on how you move around on the bike (or not) you might never notice, or it might be the best thing ever.

    I'm with you on the TRS... I'm sure it's a great bike, but visually the frame just doesn't look right to me.
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  10. nwcycle

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    I see, but if you stick your eyeballs up close on the TRS, it truly is a work of art, Like the Beta frames they are sexy....
    TRS , most likely the easiest bike to service, Period
    Unlike the air filter set up on the Scorpa/Sherco.... ANd yes we still ride Shercos
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  11. findlj

    findlj How much fun is that

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    Regarding Beta availability:
    I just ordered a new Beta EVO 250 last week. My dealer was showing availability for almost all the trials models. Gas Gas, however, had no 250's to be bought...
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  12. nwcycle

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    I have all but the 200 avail.....
    Betas
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  13. 2whlrcr

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    I have a 250 GG that can be bought...
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  14. heffergm

    heffergm Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I get it. The welds are pretty, but the overall frame shape looks awkward.
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    As they say, beauty in the eye and all. I really like the TRS frame and love its remarkable access given its aluminum. (unlike Beta's). I will say that the lime green Vertigo frame is wicked sexy and the TI frame a work of art. (talking about nice welds). I love the color scheme of the Montesa RR and like the Sherco Blue in person much more than photos. I Don't care for the Orange Scorpa all that much but know they are a heck of a bike. The Vertigo is very thin at the airbox. My fat calves like the extra clearance. My GG feels pregnant after riding one. That's why I now just stay off them.....:icy
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  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I would really like to buy a Vertigo, since they are very trick. My wallet says no and I'm just going to beat it up in the rocks. Heck I'm thinking that TRS frame looks might vulnerable to rock damage.
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  17. heffergm

    heffergm Been here awhile

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    The best thing about the standard TRS frame: no paint! Bang it off whatever you want and then just scotch brite it back to life.
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    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Yea, except I like the Raga version. That white paint is going to scratch really easy, unless it's powder coated.
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  19. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter Been here awhile

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    Any other Vertigo riders out there? I just don't see much discussion about these bikes?
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  20. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Like mentioned before.... The higher cost of the Vertigo makes it a tough sell with typically frugal trials riders. I know my dealer is gun shy, after his experience with the OSSA. Riders didn't like the price or complexity.
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