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aspenj

If you could get any bike...(under$6K)

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You've got $6000 to blow on a new dirt bike, what would you get...If you lived at 8000 ft. Mountain trails out your back door, Desert, MX, and everything else 2 hours away...6', 160.

Spot-on throttle response, rideable stock suspension and bits would be ideal.Technical Trail Riding mostly, Enduro racing possible, street legal for sure.... (Headlight + Taillight only) Cold Starting a must. No garage....waahhh

[ December 30, 2001: Message edited by: aspenj ]

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1st choice for the price, KTM 300 EXC...even though it pings. If you do not mind used I'd say KTM 520 would be better.

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I'd look at the WR250F or the KTM 400exc if I could find it. both four strokes and light weight to boot. Have ridden the WR250 and it is an awesome bike, have the WR400 and it is a bit heavy, and KTM speaks for itself :)

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I think at 8000' you would want a good sized thumper, WR426? DRZ400E?

Bryce

PS

I've got a nice Suzuki TL1000SV that you could

throw some knobbies on and dig some serious trenches and roost everyone in the general vicinity :)

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Just found out that the new Cannondale 440s is going for $5995 or less. I know they had trouble last year but it's supposed to be a huge improvement this year. Has EFI too which would obviously help for altitude changes and you can download different EFI settings off the Cannondale website. Just a thought.....Happy New Year!!

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Just found out that the new Cannondale 440s is going for $5995 or less. I know they had trouble last year but it's supposed to be a huge improvement this year. Has EFI too which would obviously help for altitude changes and you can download different EFI settings off the Cannondale website. Just a thought.....Happy New Year!!

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Thanks,

I sat on a Cannondale. It's really nice. Clean design, Ohlins front and back. It's pretty trick.

I'm a bit scared about the EFI, I've heard bad things about high altitude riding. I'm also concerned that its an MX bike with 19" rear wheel , no lights and most importantly, minimal dealer/parts support.

You do get alot for the money, but I'll wait for them to drop the price on this years enduro version. (not likely) I think they're trying real hard to sell their product, but too many doubters like me.

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