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first trial bike, sherco 300?

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hi, getting first trial bike soon, most likely sherco 300.  (I'm 230lb)

Good choice? Generally I am enduro rider (riding ktm 500 exc) but need a small bike for training everywhere

including garage, house.   Second question can I use alpinestars tech 10 boots for trial or better get tech T?

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300 a lively beast better with a 250 and your mx boots won’t really be much good too stiff and bulky buy a set of trials boots you won’t regret it

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6 minutes ago, technowaldo said:

300 a lively beast better with a 250 and your mx boots won’t really be much good too stiff and bulky buy a set of trials boots you won’t regret it

 

actually 250 is also available, you think will be better? I'm not too heavy for this?

Regarding boots, I am afraid a bit for my ankles as most trial boots I saw are don't provide much protection.

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It depends what you are going to be doing. If you want to learn proper trials and maybe do the odd competition then id go for the 250, the 300 could be too much in a confined space. If you're getting a trials bike just to rake about and practice the odd technical bit to enhance your enduro riding then there is no harm in the 300

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If you buy the 250 and master it, there will be many '' customer '' for your bike. I'm not sure about the other way around.

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i have been riding trials 10 years and enduro longer, the 300 trials is still a bit much...250 is the way to go for most applications and especially learning.i am a little scared of the 300 so it makes me think more...the 250 is natural and i can wring it out and snap it more...the 300 just snaps me when i grab too much.as for boots,good luck in the rocks with clunky boots...slippers are best but offer no protection.trials requires lots of foot work and fine control...near impossible in MX boots.trials helmet is also important...super light with wide frame of view an enduro helmet on a trials bike is just wrong in so many ways.

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As a general rule of thumb to aid understanding (which isn't universally true) 125 and 300 bikes are highly tuned serious competition machines, 250s are often in a lower state of tune for beginners, it's not just the 50cc that makes the difference.

 

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18 hours ago, robson said:

 

actually 250 is also available, you think will be better? I'm not too heavy for this?

Regarding boots, I am afraid a bit for my ankles as most trial boots I saw are don't provide much protection.

FYI: a 250 isn't to small by any stretch. 

Here is my experience with engine size for reference... My daughter rides an 08 Gas Gas TXT Pro 125 and my wife has a Montesa 4RT 250 and I am ~200 lbs (~91 kg).

I have more than once on the 125 taken it for a ride and it halls me around fine.  We are at around 3000' elevation and even at around 5000 about the only thing I have had to do is down shift to second on a big hill clime.  

My wife's 250, well there isn't anything it can't do for me that I am capable of doing on my Montesa 300 RR.  Simply put I don't need anything bigger than the 250, just couldn't pass up the 300 as a B-Day present from my wife a couple summers ago.  PS. would have been happy with a 260 4RT if they shop had one...

 

Side note: I am not sure the market out there for bikes, however I would say get the one that has a better re-sale market between the two as both will do fine for your size.  

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Find someone to help you with trials techniques at first or a trials course. Trials has some hidden techiques and small detais that can be hard to learn alone. 

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thanks guys, 

BTW I have already subscribed for few trials lessons for start and had one, didn't it's so physical demanding not being able to seat from time to time  :)

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I was practicing on 125cc and damn it pulls hard enough as well :)  tried 300cc for a moment and it's kinda scary as for now, switched back to 125cc

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The 300 is quite lively , think 250 are more sort after and maybe the better choice  , that being said I have ridden a few trials and seen guys riding 125 at a really good club level ...  

Id go for the 250 if it was me .. 

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