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raceya

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Looking at getting my first trials bike, going new! YAY! [biggrin]

*But saving my pennies for a few more months XD* 

-Beta looks interesting with their fuel in the frame design *cough*buell did it first*

-Sherco looks pretty, but at the same price as the others ?

-Montesa looks aged

-Gasgas looks a step below the Beta

-Ossa is the real stand out of the bunch with FI 2 stroke, and stunning gorgeous looks.. anybody ever try ? 

any other suggestions ? 2 stroke vs 4 stroke or anything.. any input would be great! 


a bit of back info on my experience.. I currently am in head over heels *sidi enduro heels of course* love with my 2014 Husqvarna TE250
 
NMTrailboss

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Everybody has their own preferences on bike and style. Might come out to the event at San Ysidro this Sunday and try a few different types out and see what works for you!
raceya

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Oh I'd love to, but I'm helping with an enduro this weekend in Texas.. But point taken. I really need to see em for myself.

Anybody have an ossa at the events?
NMTrailboss

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I saw one at a Youth National in Taos a couple of years ago...beautiful bike, but it was in the trailer because it broke!
lineaway

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Funny, Beta has had the tank in the production frame since 1990. (First US Patent ever was filed in 1964) 35 years before Buell. The Ossa is very cool, but buy a new one. The older one`s had teething problems.
grizzzly

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a guy in AZ has a new Ossa, 
CAT is having a trials in Globe next weekend
http://www.centralarizonatrials.org/
ridenm

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First production fuel-in-frame Buells were the XB series that came out in 2003. Beta beat 'em by about a decade.
JB_Brown

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Mr. Norton has an OSSA. It seems to work quite well for him.

I ride a montessa from 2006 and am quite happy. They are heavier, but very reliable.
raceya

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so I ended up with an 06 Montesa as well.. haven't ridden another trials bike, but I can see how a modern 2 stroke could be beneficial during the more advanced maneuvers.. My current skillset is surely the limiting factor to my performance, but I do have a slight personal vendetta against these 250f honda motors and so I don't expect to keep it for a full year... and that 4 stroke engine braking is yuck! *I know I know, it teaches clutch use*  but I'm so use to my 2 stroke dirtbike with auto rekluse XD 


Also, I ordered a trials helmet from Jack's Cycles and I got it within 3 business days, very satisfied and recommend giving them a try with a purchase if they got what you're looking for.. but I'm still going to be rocking my full face until I get better.. sure it's not life threatening kind of stuff, but it could knock some teeth out!  
NMTA74

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I suppose it is all in what you can adjust to.  I rode 2 strokes for several years before buying a Honda TL250. I tried and tried and tried to learn how to take advantage of the 4 stroke engine but it never happened.  I just couldn't adapt but the adaptation was huge so I didn't feel too bad.  Some people can do it, some can't.  I won't ever have my fingers pried off a two-stroke again.  So the best advice I have is to take whatever bike you have chosen and ride it hard until you figure out the little nuances that make it sing.  It may take a while but determination is everything!
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