Post by Tom
'Best' for what ? New/Used ? Are you trail riding ? Training a
new rider ? Racing? Decorating ? Trying to start an argument ? Ask
a longer question and tap into the wealth of info that's here OR hang
you ass out for us to take potshots at.
I would like to know which is the best for motocross? Which is the strongest
bike? Which is the best overall?
Basically, it's "Pick your favorite color." They're all good for MX
(if you only weigh around 100 lbs.). If you weigh more than that,
they're going to need new springs and a re-valve anyway.
You'll never get a straight answer by asking that question.
People who ride the red bikes think the red bikes are best.
People who ride the blue bikes think the blue bikes are best.
People who ride the green bikes think the green bikes are best.
People who ride the yellow bikes think the yellow bikes are best.
Tom, If you're (or your kid is) a beginner, any one of them are going
to be *far* above your (or his/her) current talent level and they may
even scare you (them) out of riding in the dirt all together. I've
seen it happen many times when a kid's big-ego dad turns his young
beginner loose on one of these rockets instead of letting the kid
learn on a mellow four-stroke air-cooled trailie like a CRF80/100.
For a beginner, all the small MX bikes are pretty hard to ride, as
there is no torque down low (where a newby kid will tend to ride at
first), then there's a huge burst of power if he/she gets up into the
power band a bit and gets the shit scared out of him/herself. The poor
kid then loses interest in riding because his/her confidence gets
destroyed. He/she then notices all the kids riding the slow four-
stroke air-cooled trailies are riding circles around them.
Perhaps you should start an a slow used trail bike like an CRF100
first. Get some experience, *then* buy one of the little rocket ships
after you learn something about traction (or lack thereof) braking and
turning etc in the dirt. CRF100s are cheap, and they hold their value.