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i'm going to get a 250 or 300 i have ridden both i'm not sure of the pros and cons of each bike ,i'm leaning towards the 300. I ride the north east mostly HS in NJ but i do ride some enduros and HS in PA very rocky and steep hills, very different types of terrain. are they the same bike only one has a 300 bore the other 250 bore? than how about the xc and xc w is their a huge difference?

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I have a 300 and have ridden the 250, my son has one. Some of it depends on terrain and some on the type of rider you are in my opinion. I like my 300, I will stay on the pipe if its fairly open and straight on and on hills but I also lug a lot if it gets technical. The 300 does seem to top out pretty quickly though especially if you are running a Gnarly pipe. 250 lugs fairly well but runs better on the top end also has a more pronounced hit. Hit though can be adjusted some with PV setting and springs. I suspect I'm riding somewhat similiar terrain to you here in NC. I love my 300.

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Bore size is the only difference between the 250 and 300. They are night and day different though.

Not sure about the new 6 speeds...link bikes.

In the past XC's close ratio gear box,closed chamber forks,adjustable clamps. Shock has high speed compression damping.

The XC-W wide ratio gear box,open chamber forks,fixed cast clamps. No high speed compression on the shock.

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depends on which model you are looking at as to what the differences are. the 250, for example, has different heads depending on model, the 300 does not.

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