IN NEED OF A NEW BIKE FOR A 13 YR OLD 5'7
Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:37 AM
KTM 150 XC (not the SX)
I think a 250-300 2t (KTM, GasGas, Husaberg, Husqvarna, YZ, KX) is going to be too much bike for a 13 year old. A purpose built 125 enduro like the GasGas or Husky with a wide ratio trans would work too...but these are quite few and far between.
I would stay away from the 250F MX bikes and I think the WR450F or CRF450X are too much bike as well. Given what you want to ride, I dont see a a close ratio transmission MX being very good for enduro/single track riding unless you gear it really low by changing front/rear sprocket and that will greatly limit your top speed.
Of course, the CRF250X and WR250F are pretty good enduro/trail bikes that wouldl be a solid move up from the CRF230F given that they have at least 50% more HP and much better suspension and brakes than the 230F...but you have indicated you think they are gay. They also can be had for $2500 or less in very good condition. Other than these and the KDX200's, very few bikes can be had in for $2500 or less that would meet your criteria.
Edited by SilvFx, 13 July 2012 - 08:56 AM.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:52 AM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:03 AM
I do see a lot of folks doing front fork upgrades to the KDX by using the KX1125, KX250 and KX500 forks ....so that is a possibility down the road.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:23 AM
I do agree, however, that you would probably love a 200 XCW.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:50 PM
Is green/red sticker a consideration?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:32 AM
Where is there? And why is it too windy? Does it blow so hard you need a torquey bike?
Get an older, good shape YZ250. You will have loads of power for years and years to come.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:34 AM