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Old 06-11-2007, 06:02 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by A.solgaard
...I have no doubts about it on the trails as far as nimbleness and lightness goes, but the highway thing is my only concern.
No, you should have more doubts. How tall are you? Anything over about 5'-6" and the DR-200 is too small in the seat to pegs distance, as well as the bars being too low. The seat to pegs size matters a lot for actual off-roading (not just off-pavement) since an off-road rider will be (should be) transitioning from sitting to standing hundreds of times per ride. (Unless they just stand the whole time!)

If the seat is too low in relation to the pegs, then the transitions are overly tiring. And for anyone escpat a rather small person, the DR-200 is too small for off-roading. But it is okay if you are only gonaa sit yer butt on the seat to go down a dirt ROAD (off-PAVEMENT but not off-ROAD).
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