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Is a 250 2t too much coming off an 85

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I am 15 looking for a new bike I have rode many 250 4t but never 125 or an 250 but I love the feel and power of 2 stroke. I do most of my riding at the hillsville cories if those are familiar great if not there big hills with lots of trail and a mx track and I like to do a little of everything. I am 15 and weigh 170 and 5.6 ft tall. Would a 125 be able to handle big hills and am I too short for a 250 2 stroke.

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I think you would be better off on a 125 for your size. Just gear it down and it should handle hills fine with some good clutch control. You would compromise top speed for down low lugging though.

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Most 125s are taller than the 250s. 170 lbs with a few years experience will be fine on a 250 smoker.

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I never rode one do they have some bottom end power for climbing and other stuff

Not as good as a 250 or 300 but they'll hold their own in the woods. Lightweight and most say they are their favorite bike when the woods get technical. A blast to ride as well

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Have you considered a ktm 150? I had gotten a 2015 ktm 150 sx for my 14 yr old. Took it to a great suspension tech and next thing I knew he was ripping up the pro track. More torque than the 125 but the same light weight. With all the aftermarket stuff available it's a bike that never gets old and can keep up with those 4t.

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I came off a kx85 at 16yo to my husky 250. Took about half an hour to get used to it. I miss that kx85 though, it was the most fun bike i've ever ridden. It just couldn't keep up with the bigger bikes.

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