Originally Posted by r311music
Are the majority of the trails our here set up for a smaller bike like a 250, or would a 650 do alright? I'm still shooting for a wr250r, but used ones are pretty rare and I am not paying over 6k for a bike I know I'll be dropping since I'll be new to dirt. I see a lot of KLRs and DR650s for sale for dirt cheap. So I'm considering those.
I think a majority of our stuff is good for a sub-300lb 400cc (around 40WHP) with a wide spread of gearing. Grunt is nice in the deep stuff, but the 350lb+ weight of most 650s and bigger can wear you out if you're a bike-dropping noob like me. Whatever you decide to get, appropriate knobs with lowered PSI, and practicing good technique, can make riding sand much easier.