- May 3, 2002
I live in the Western U.S. I do mostly singletrack and desert racing(2003 AMA National Vet Amateur Hare and Hound Champion). I also do some Enduro riding(Qualifiers and such). I've got a chance to get a ride with Gas Gas for 2004. The problem is that I know nothing about any of the bikes. I can get either the 250 or 300 2-strokes or the 450 4-stroke. It seems by the specs that the 450 is quite a bit heavier then the two-strokes. Do you notice it in the tight stuff. Does the power compensate for the added weight? Also, is it worth the extra money for the Ohlin's forks? I like my forks to be real compliant and if it makes a solid difference I would spend the extra money. Any input on the 2004 models and setup would be greatly appreciated!