Getting Back INTO Riding
Posted April 06, 2003 - 05:18 PM
Posted April 06, 2003 - 05:54 PM
Posted April 06, 2003 - 06:00 PM
Decide what type of riding and with whom you are going to be doing for the next riding season. Seek out tests and comparisons(read up around here) and most important try and ride both bikes under trail conditions. I have seen folks ride both bikes to the extreme.
What ever you choose remember its all fun.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 02:46 AM
A lot has to do with ergos, I am 6'3" and 200, so KTM's don't work well, the CRF is more moto and RUMORED not to have as much engine braking (so clutch hand could get tired in trees), and the DR is a boat on narrow and steep trails.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 03:09 PM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 03:31 PM
You are living in a very nice place to ride. I go up there at least 5-6 times in the summer!! There is a very nive little trail called the gilsonite trail. Try it! You will love it!! Hope you like to ride rocks though!
For the other question:
I was in the same quandry. I made up my mind by using the following logic. If I just rode trails would either bike disappoint me? Answer: NO
If I decided to race some Hares and Enduros would either bike disappoint me? Answer Yes,(to me) It would take a bit more cash to make the DRZ race ready. With the WR, I just have to show up with enough guts to twist the throttle.
I just convinced my best friend to buy a DRZ. He is not going to be reacing this bike. He rides trails only.
just my opinion....no offense to the DRZ boys...that suzy is a great ride.