Ned, Great thread as usual! Thanks for all the useful info and well thought out accessory plan.
Question...Since you're using this bike as a single track - woods scalpel, was wondering if you looked at the 350 XCF-W when you considered new bikes? If you rode a 350, would be interested in hearing your thoughts when comparing it to the 500 XC-W.
Again, thanks for all the great info.
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