Eager to hear how this adventure goes for you, Kyle. The XR 250, albeit under powered, is light enough w/ ample handling (get quality after market shocks and fork springs) to get you down tight trails at a brisk pace. Just two fingers covering that front disc for quick use while avoiding lockup. You’ll be outgunned in the high speed stuff and on the steepest of hill climbs where momentum is lacking. Drop ten pounds and you’ll be rewarded. I so miss my years of enduros and bonsai trail riding with friends.
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