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Discussion in 'Trials' started by garrett, Sep 6, 2014.
The 250 is a great bike and a lot easier to start than a 300.
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A Beta 200 is an awesome bike. Black throttle tube is a bit slow but with the white one the bike rocks
The 200 is the best clubman bike. But as far as starting the 250 wins hands down since it has the lowest compression. On my 250 I went to the high comp head. Not that it changed much.
I'm considering an EVO 125 or 200. Light female rider here (with full riding gear on I'm around 115 lbs. ), and I'm wondering if one would be easier to start than the other. I was thinking the 125 would be the easiest to start, but I see that it's higher compression than the 200, so I'm not sure if that plays a factor. Would the 125 have enough bottom end for slow trail riding for someone my size? I found both a new and a used 125, but haven't been able to locate a new or used 200 near me.
My 2 cents: no one has ever not liked the 200.
My daughter when 11 years old started with a Beta Sr 80 (Full size wheels) and now is 16 years old, 5’ 8”, and 125 lbs and is fine on a 08 Gas Gas 125 for trials and trail play.
She has no problem starting it and power is good... can even hall me around fine. (195 lbs and 5’ 10”)
Tryals Shop has a used 200, ships bikes and gives a guarantee .
After everyone told him that it was the best first trials bike, my friend hated his new '17 200 and didn't ride it. He finally bought a new '18 Beta 250 and loves it.
It's my friends bike and he's ready to drop the asking price, so you should check it out.
What exactly did he not like about it, and what was better about the 250?
Good morning , I am trying to find where I can get a heavier ( stronger) rear spring for my (heavier ) friend who has just taken delivery of a nice new 2018 Beta Factory 300 . The stock spring with lots of preload is allowing him to take up half of the travel just standing on the bike !!! Thanks in advance .
What does he actually weigh?
Thank you heffergm but it appears that that link only shows springs up to 2017 and the picture shown is not the same as the 2018 shock .my friend is about 220 lbs and reducing !!!
You'd know better than me, but doesn't this say 2015+ (other than the factory): https://shop.betausa.com/p/shock-spring-2015?pp=12
Thanks again , I hope someone who has actually fitted one can chime in and verify if the 2015+ will fit the 2018 .
Friend had a '17 200 Evo and bought an '18 250 Evo and his heavier '17 shock springs swapped to the '18. Standard, not Factory models though. Tryals Shop sold him both bikes and swapped the springs. I'd call or email Mike Komer.... https://www.tryalsshop.com/
Thanks guys I have learned that the 2017 & 2018 Beta Evo Factory use the same spring , and that same shock spring is used on several other brands . I also know ( at least one place ) where I can order one , My Buddy and I thank you for your input .
I have 7.8K & 8.2K EVO Sachs springs that I'm no longer using. Stock is about 7.0K.
I rode older 125s and 200s at TTC and own a Montesa 250. I didnt find that the engine size or power made much difference. I'm a fairly inept trials rider (usually back of intermediate or top of novice classes). The more mild bikes were a bit easier to manage in really slick stuff. Small spalts a s zaps no problem on any of them as those are done more with stored flywheel energy than outright horsepower. I'd imagine the bigger motors make big hill climbs and higher amplitude moves easier.
The 125 was really easy to start. The newer 200 ran a lot like my old montessa. The newer 300s we're much more zippy and responsive thanbthe 200 or my montessa.