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Old 14-05-2019
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Lightweight enduro

Hi there all rego bikes are too tall and too heavy.
I知 looking at buying a Beta X trainer, any thoughts?
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Old 16-05-2019
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How tall are you and what kind of riding do you do? You could also look at a Beta 200rr as the spec sheet says it is only 97.5kg dry and has a 930mm seat height vs x trainer 920mm. So that's only 10mm height difference.
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Old 02-06-2019
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Hi I知 176cm but I like low seat heights, and the lighter the better.
I値l look up the beta rr thank you.
I ride in Mundaring so 4 strokes are better for hills
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I ride in Mundaring so 4 strokes are better for hills
Depends on the Hills.

Tough technical climbs are easier on a 2 stroke, don't know about Mundaring but the West is famous for it's open area riding, that's 4 stroke stuff

Leg length affects the seat height you'll be comfortable with, if it does involve a lot of open riding a lowered full size bike gives you a full length wheelbase that'll help with stability.
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I'm a short old Man so can relate to your problems, i have a Sherco 300 FI that i mainly use for single snotty trails. I also have an old KTM 400 that i mainly use for High Country type rides, i shaved about 3Kgs off but it still feels a fair bit heaver than the Sherco.
I sat down & had a think about my the problems i was having,as long as i was moving on either bike all was good but if i dropped the KTM it would wear me out picking it up compared to picking up the Sherco I decided i needed better balance & clutch control, i have a couple of old twin shock Honda trials bikes so i went to the Oakleigh club grounds & practiced off camber hills, steps & just going as slow as i could & staying in control I can ride my bikes around here on some slopes, logs rocks etc. What i do is ride the trials bike through an area first & then try & do it on the Shrerco & KTM, i definitely am a lot better up hills & i find the trials riding helps you pick good lines also. i also cut about an inch out of both my seats
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Hi I知 176cm but I like low seat heights, and the lighter the better.
I値l look up the beta rr thank you.
I ride in Mundaring so 4 strokes are better for hills
Here's a couple of good reads on the Beta XT
https://rideexpeditions.com/beta-x-t...t-enduro-bike/
https://adbmag.com.au/editorial/beta...term-update-1/
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Old 06-06-2019
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That痴 the problem you end up with 3-4 bikes 🙄
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Old 06-06-2019
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Sounds like a really good option by the reviews. It is 99 kg versus 92kg for the KTM freeride 250 r. Or 98kg the freeride 250 f.
I sat on a freeride and the foot pegs were really high it felt awkward.
I asked the BETA seller what is the fuel range he said 40-50klm 😬.
I値l have to see if I can pick it up from the ground...
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I'm 5 foot 10 & 67kg naked: Probably 6ft & 80kg with gear-on:
You do need to be able to pick-up your bike: That's technique.

You certainly shouldn't be risking your back: You don't need to imo:
If you've skills to pick-up a light-bike... You're able-to a bit-heavier.
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You're not particularly height-challenged imo Motobird:
For those of us who are;- there are several easy fixes.

You maybe-could place a 3mm innersole in your boots:
You could contact-adhesive 5mm rubber to your soles.

Some riders "hot-wire" cut ~10mm from their seat's foam:
Re-install it's cover via carpet-stapler & contact-adhesive.

Postie bikes can actually be harder to ride due to their lack of power:
Motorcycles are steered by using the throttle more-so than the bars.

Accelerating in a corner will raise the bike up/towards vertical:
Conversely;- backing-off in a corner will tighten-up the radius.

To turn-in you push that end of the handle-bar forward; to tip-it into the corner:
You actually/initially steer-in the opposite direction of that/which you wish to go.

That's why target-fixation can catch the unwary unawares:
It seems counter-intuitive at-first; yet it's rapidly mastered.


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good riding technique will do you more favors than the lightest bike you can find (although a lighter bike definitely helps).

You should practice starting/stopping 1st gear only keeping your feet on the pegs. Move your weight forward before accelerating (let the bike catch up) and move your weight back as you come to a complete stop. This is about transferring the intertia of the bike into your body and then back into the bike as you start moving again, it should be a smooth motion.

Slow circles with the steering at full lock, drag the rear brake a bit if you have to, try to go as slow as possible without putting a foot down. you can lean in the opposite direction to keep you and the bike central. as said above the bike will tip more the closer it comes to a stop and want to stand up when you accelerate.

These exercises are about body position, brake, clutch and throttle control all combined which all contribute to your balance. Good riding starts with good balance and control, then it won't matter what you ride. Weight only really becomes a problem when you're picking the bike up off the ground multiple times a day. If you can avoid this, it's good

Personally, I think you should get a KTM200 geared to 13/48 and put a flywheel weight on it.
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