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Old 11-15-2009, 02:30 AM
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Default 2010 cross country or racing?

Has anyone been able to ride the Cross country model & the racing 'R' model?
I have decided to retire the 2002 ec300 with much regret,it is a fantastic bike.I am now really uncertain whether to buy the cross country or 'R' model.
I am an intermediate rider ,will never do an ISDE ,may do a couple of local GNCC rides next year but mainly social trail rides,really social!
I just want the most bang for my bucks,but don't want to get a bike I then have tame/revalve to be ridable.Any ride reviews would be most helpful.


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Old 11-15-2009, 11:48 AM
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Sounds like you already have the perfect bike. Are you bored with it, or is it worn out?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:40 PM
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Unless you are racing, I suspect the R model will be too stiff, and will require revalve and re-springing.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:44 AM
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The bike is getting to the stage where everything is wearing out.The maintenance cost will be getting higher each year.I probably would have kept it another year but a guy has made me a very good offer,it wasn't even for sale!
Haven't heard much about the 2010 suspension,would I revalve the cross country anyway?
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:26 PM
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I have a 08 ec 300 now and rode the new 2010 ec300racing. I recommend the racing. You will have to get both models revalved probably so that not issue. The motor on the racing believe it or not seemed to me smoother. I will be getting the racing model for that reason. Torque and smooth

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:16 AM
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I have a 08 ec 300 now and rode the new 2010 ec300racing. I recommend the racing. You will have to get both models revalved probably so that not issue. The motor on the racing believe it or not seemed to me smoother. I will be getting the racing model for that reason. Torque and smooth

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Cheers Baker,good feed back.The dealer thought the R model would be very twitchy because of the lighter fly wheel.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:47 PM
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We have a top A-rider in Arizona with an EC250 Racing.

He is very fast. I suspect you are not. The suspension is tendon-fatiguingly stiff (which suits him just fine).

Run, don't walk, from the Racing version.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:33 PM
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my 06 300 came with the lighter flywheel. I've got 10 oz weight on it. If I keep it I'm thinking I might try a euro flywheel, 2k3 is it? on it.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:06 AM
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Default 2010 On The Way!

Got off the fence & ordered a EC 300 with an electric start,have to wait until Feb. though.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 AM
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Got off the fence & ordered a EC 300 with an electric start,have to wait until Feb. though.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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