WTF?? New Bike Learning Curve???? HELP!
Posted June 29, 2004 - 09:39 PM
Check this out: I just picked up a 01 WR426 (stock) and the thing has flat-out power – so much that I feel like I have to learn how to ride all over again. I am upgrading from a XR250 - and let me tell you, the XR250 feels like a mountain bike compared to the WR - seriously! The XR250 is WAY underpowered for me (I am 6' 05' 250 lbs.) but I know the bike like the back of my hand and feel very comfortable on it – especially on the tight, technical single track stuff. Also, I have a lot of trust in the bike and my ability to ride (albeit, as long as I don't have to go up hill that actually require horsepower ). With that said, here are my questions:
Am I ever going to get used to/grow into the WR and have the comfort level that I had in my XR250?
Also, has anyone else experienced this "new bike/more power learning curve"? Everyone tells me what great trail bikes my WR426 is but, crap, I am beginning to think I am going to either kill myself or do $$$$$ worth of damage to the bike trying to “get used to it”. I am beginning to think I should have wasted my money on an XR400. Even though it, too, is underpowered it felt similar enough to the 250 that I actually felt comfortable on it – right from the get-go.
Missing My Comfort Level
Posted June 30, 2004 - 12:18 AM
hope this helps,
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