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I'm 5'8" and I weigh about 140 pounds. We do mostly trail riding and fire roads but we, my family, go to tracks with some regularity. I want the 150rb but my dad thinks I should get the 230. He's concerned about all the maintenance a race bike takes. Is it really that much and if so is it complicated? I'm willing to maintain it. I was just looking for someone who's experienced both bikes and could tell me which is a better fit. Thanks.

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At 5.8 I would go with a 230, I'm 5.5 and I have a 150RB and I'm just about too big for it.

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Well I was going to get the RB version so it would be the same seat height as a 230

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Would that be too big for me to handle? Not concerned about weight so much as height. That bike is great except it's in Chicago. I'm in Washington.

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Thats my bike, and it could easily be crated and shipped direct from Service Honda.

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I don't think my dad would go for shipping and it's more than i need/ want to pay for. I fit great on a 230 and the 250 is three inches higher. I'm pretty strong so you think I could handle a 250 just fine?

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I don't think my dad would go for shipping and it's more than i need/ want to pay for. I fit great on a 230 and the 250 is three inches higher. I'm pretty strong so you think I could handle a 250 just fine?

250x or wr250f are both easier to ride than a 230. More power and better suspension with the same weight.

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Would there be any need for lowering? Thanks for the help. Trying to convince my dad.

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If needed you can take an inch out of the seat. If you don't ride aggressive you can softer the suspension and drop the clamps.

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I wouldn't go with a wr250 or a crf250x. They're just dumbed down versions of their mx brothers. I'm 13 5'9" 150lbs and I ride a 150rb. I'd like to move up to a 250 but the class I'm racing in now has a 150cc limit. I'd recommend the 150rb for you as just kind of a stepping stone on your way to a 250.

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I wouldn't go with a wr250 or a crf250x. They're just dumbed down versions of their mx brothers. I'm 13 5'9" 150lbs and I ride a 150rb. I'd like to move up to a 250 but the class I'm racing in now has a 150cc limit. I'd recommend the 150rb for you as just kind of a stepping stone on your way to a 250.

I wouldn't go with a wr250 or a crf250x. They're just dumbed down versions of their mx brothers. I'm 13 5'9" 150lbs and I ride a 150rb. I'd like to move up to a 250 but the class I'm racing in now has a 150cc limit. I'd recommend the 150rb for you as just kind of a stepping stone on your way to a 250.

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For trail riding as OP stated the crf250x and WR250f are great bikes. If you wanted you can add all/most the MX motor parts to the trail bikes for the best of both worlds keeping with a trail theme. Nothing better on a MX track then a MX bike. For the mini, the 150r is a good compromise however full size bikes there's plenty of choices much better for the trail.

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For trail riding as OP stated the crf250x and WR250f are great bikes. If you wanted you can add all/most the MX motor parts to the trail bikes for the best of both worlds keeping with a trail theme. Nothing better on a MX track then a MX bike. For the mini, the 150r is a good compromise however full size bikes there's plenty of choices much better for the trail.

 

+1 What Weantright said. This man has common sense. Listen to him.

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