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Old 11-26-2010, 07:23 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by toro618
Great thread guys.

I am considering a 2011 fe 390 or the fe 450. For those with experience on these bikes, which would you consider if you weighed 154 lbs before gear for an all around woods/trail bike?

My guess is that the factory suspension is sprung for a 170 lbs rider or less. Will the less grunt on the 390 make up the difference with a light weight rider?

I rode all 4 bikes before buying the FE450. I weigh 200 with gear and the 390 felt a little underpowered for me. Ride both and decide for yourself, you can always turn down the map switch on the 450 if you need to.

I primarily use mine for a DS, I use the 250 for the tight woods stuff.
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