Ok, so I am going to a local dealer to hopefully make a deal on a 13 300. I am not sure if I am going with the XC or XC-W, and I know that’s a hard decision. I currently ride a 06 CFR450 that is sprung for my weight on the trails and its wearing me out. I ride mostly in Georgia at the popular riding resorts and plan on doing some fun races next year. So here are my questions for the forum: Would a weekend rider really be able to tell the difference in between the 2 models? I assume with either model I will need it re-sprung for my weight (195lbs)? Should I just go with the better deal and not worry about the differences? I plan on in the winter having the forks and shock re-valved, so I will have the ability to change the suspension but I would like to start with a solid platform. I am thinking if the XC will work for the trails and the track I can sell the CRF or if the XC-W is the better fit then I can keep them both, but it would be nice to have a bike that could pull double duty. And yes I have searched and read and read the opinions of the forum. I test rode the 250 XC at the demo day and I was sold except for the low end issue and with the 300 it looks like that is somewhat resolved. I also rode the 450 XC-W and the suspension seemed soft to me. Just wondering if the 300 XC-W will feel the same? If someone has ridded the 2 back to back that would help a lot.