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  1. norona

    Buy 2017 Xtrainer or wait for 2018

    I can maybe offer some input as I had a 2013 KTM 200 as well that I loved and it was dialled. I got an x-trainer as I thought it would be an awesome bike, I had a RR 250 as well. I live in squamish where the riding is tight, rooty and wet and steep ( i ride trials as well here so love that kind of riding), my choice was to ride the x-trainer in squamish and I usually rode my 200ktm xci in Lytton at Onion lakes where the riding is more fast and open but still challenging with 4000-7000 of elevation change. The more I rode my x-trainer the more I loved it and I was keeping both bikes to see which bike my wife liked better, she has had a ktm 200 for 6 years but recently had a baby, for the next while when she rides we will share baby duties so I sold the ktm, this will tell you how great the x-trainer is. I would only go 300 and the initial bottom end is way better and more powerful than the 200, however it peaks off on the big climbs, the 200 did too but not as much as the x-trainer. The x-trainer though is better with delivery so you get way better traction. You can also open it up by putting the 300 RR pipe on it. I also took the oil injection out right away as i dont trust it and mixing fuel is way easier than adding it to a tank. I run 60:1 just like in the 200. You will love the beta and the 2017 will do just fine. Parts for beta are easy to get in Canada. Enjoy sled season, it has been awesome here on the coast so far....photo below!! braaaap!
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    Alpine High

    Thanks! Yes this is Squamish about 30 minutes before whistler..
  3. norona

    X-Trainer Sprocket Size

    Does anyone know if the rear sprocket for the x-trainer is the same size as the 250 and 300 rr? I want a 52 tooth up from the 51 t which is stock. thanks
  4. norona

    Beta 250rr? Need some advice.

    This is so true, had the 250 rr and the 300 rr , both are awesome, but 250 is wicked! I now have an xtrainer! Cant go wrong with any of them really
  5. This may have been covered but it seems my fan never comes on, and it probably should sometimes, anyone have issues with theirs or is there some thing I am not doing? dave
  6. I have a KTM 200 which I love and is built up wicked including a rekluse. I recently got the x-trainer and have been dialling it in. Love the bike stock, I am 150 pounds and it is everything beta said it would be. I have a freeride ktm for a year and loved the bike for very tight and tough BC woods bashing however the suspension and steep head tube angle did make it less of a moto. The X-trainer suspension is awesome stock for my weight and under....I took out the oil injection as a few guys had issues and rather than deal with those way out in the backcountry I deleted it from the start. I like the technology but find no need for oil injection and mixing is easy so I am happy with that decision. The rekluse is an easy instal and I love the bike even more, it may not be needed but once you run one you won't want to go back and I am super happy with the product, ease of instal and how it works. Some of the key things I love is when it freewheels on down hills without pulling in the clutch, which also eliminates stalling due to going hard not he brakes in our up and down and slick riding, also love that you just ride. i love clutching and even use the clutch like normal but in certain situations it makes it easier and more FUN which is what it is all about. cheers dave
  7. norona

    Beta X-Trainer 300

    I just put the 3.0 in my x-trainer! I got one for my ktm 200 and love it, and so when I got my x-trainer I found it to be similar to the ktm 200 in the fact that if you gear it properly , usually one tooth up as bc has some sick tight single track, the bike runs sweet. I am a decent rider so it is not a must have however i would not go back. I love the fact that when you descend the bike goes into freewheel without pulling in clutch and then if it is gnarly you just give it a bit of throttle and it slows ya down. also no problem on getting the front wheel up even from stopped. You can also use the clutch like normal in fact I do a lot of the time as I trials ride a lot too. I have never had the problem on a hill with bike sliding back if you don't make some thing. I also love that when you descwnd or corner and have to brake quick you don't have to pull the clutch in otherwise it flames out cause you stopping the engine through braking. all in all I love it on both bikes and will not go back.
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    Oil injected Beta owners- take a look

    Wow! This is why I deleted it right away, mixing is way easier and no issue to even think about plus getting rid of those parts and weight I feel is better.
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    Sweet Ride

    Yep this was a 108km single track loop and the other day i did a solo 102km loop, we have 300km of single track here between 4000-7500 feet. It is pretty rad! Lots of trees down this season but we have worked hard to clear it...
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    Sweet Ride

    The bike is amazing, suspension seems perfect for me, (150lbs) and yes it is a 300 and it rips! Pretty much do 27-35km through the single track so any bike is fast enough, the power delivery on this bike is super torquey, I am amazed how fun it is, still have my 200 xci which is dialled and the trainer has way more power, i guess you can add the race head and 300rr pipe to make it scream but not needed unless you a bigger guy, but if you are then why would you even look at the trainer, the bike seems perfect for me in squamish and in the more open faster stuff like lytton and bear creek etc.