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XC SP or Pro-x?

Postby mnsnowboy » February 15th, 2004, 2:15 am

I don't know a lot about the suspension differences, but I am thinking that I would like a Pro-X more since I like to ditch ride too. Probably be either a new 03 or 04. Don't want an X2 either. That will be too cold for this guy. What do you guys think about either one of these? (polaris riders I should say...) Although I am sure that I will get trashed.

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XC SP or Pro-x?

Postby kenlacy » February 15th, 2004, 4:17 am

I can't say that I have ridden a Pro-X - but we beat the hell out of our 02XC8's in the ditches and road approaches - I run an M-10, my bud has the Edge, both work excellently and have incredible trail manners.

I would hazard to guess the Pro-x's are gonna handle the poundin a little better in the long run, but I can't imagine they are as stable on the trails.
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Postby RevXRacer » February 15th, 2004, 2:48 pm

i would take the pro x, the sleds handle great, the rear suspensin is really tunalbe with the clicker shox and all, the Xc's handle really good but the pro x's are better at least all the ones i have ridden
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Postby d-man » February 15th, 2004, 5:06 pm

I'd get the Pro-X. You will have more adjustability options with the clicker shocks. Also it will be easier to stand with the higher race-style handlebars. The XC-SP is a very good sled (I own an '02) but it's wearing my knees out trying to stand up with the handlebars so low, and I think the standard edge w/position sensitive shock is a little on the too soft side. Can't take much jumping or hard riding for a 210 lb rider, or maybe my shocks just need to be recharged. I have 2090 miles on them without a recharge.
Also, if you can, get a 1.25" lug track. I now swear by deeper lug(but not too deep) tracks and wouldn't get a sled with a track less than 1".
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XC SP or Pro-x?

Postby NorthernSkunk » February 15th, 2004, 5:39 pm

and they are both cold right?
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XC SP or Pro-x?

Postby kenlacy » February 15th, 2004, 5:45 pm

Most of the XC's have clickers.

It comes down to whether you want a sled that has better trail manners and high speed stability - go with the XC.

If you want a sled you can throw around a little more and will handled hardcore abuse - go with the Pro-x.

And Skunk, my XC has good wind protection - I did opt for the large windshield.
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Postby NorthernSkunk » February 15th, 2004, 5:51 pm

Doesn't the large windshield really throw off the "look" though?
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Postby dekm61 » February 15th, 2004, 6:33 pm

the xc's are alot more stable at higher speeds. and as long as the corners are bumpy there predictable. I enjoyed my 700 xc and am waiting to see what's up for 05.
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Postby mnsnowboy » February 16th, 2004, 2:56 am

Thanks guys, I like the advice. I was thinking about that softer approach with the regular XC. Kenlacy do you have any comments on this? it's probably what I can get a better deal on, although I would like to have the extra reliability factor.

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XC SP or Pro-x?

Postby kenlacy » February 16th, 2004, 4:05 am

As I have said before, I haven't been on a Pro-x so it is hard to judge the difference in suspensions.

I do know that a friend of mine has the edge rear skid with the clicker shock - he does a lot of ditchbangin, trailriding and lake racing. He has 3000 miles on his and hasn't had a problem with it, not even a shock job yet. He loves it!

He says if he had it to do over again, he would have opted for the M-10 - both suspensions are great for ditchbangin, but the M-10 is by far the best trail and hacked trail (moguls) suspension you can get.

I wouldn't worry about durability - it is a Polaris after all :-)

I haven't been on an edge without the clicker shock - I am not sure how much of a diffrence that would make as well.
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