Long time lurker first time poster here. Hoping to get some advice/personal experience from the fine folks here.
I'm looking at getting a new sled. I've got a 99 currently that's just not comfortable anymore, and the wife refuses to ride it with me. I've been given the greenlight by the boss to get a new sled, and after wayyyy too much looking around, I'm down to two options. To put some context into this, I'm in Northeastern Ontario. I'm probably 70-80% trail, but I like to ice-fish, and I need something that can handle powder/blaze some trail to lakes off the beaten path. I'm in my mid-30's, and the wife's got a bit of a tender back, so ride comfort is pretty high on the priority list.
Option #1) 2017 Skidoo Expedition Sport with the 900 Ace. I like the 154x16x1.5 track, it comes with the two-up, and it's not heavy for a more utility-oriented sled. But I know it's an older-style suspension and I'm concerned that the 154" track will make it a little harder to ride the trails.
Option #2) 2017 Skidoo Renegade Adrenaline with the 900 Ace. Love the feel of this machine - definitely comfortable. With the LinQ 2-up system, its nice to have an easy switch between one-rider and 2-up to save a little weight. I feel like the 137" x 1.25 track will be a lot nicer for the trail, but is it going to treat me well trying to get off the beaten trail? I'm not running Hydro lines, but I do need to bushwhack a bit. The rmotion suspension is amazing, and I know the ride quality will be excellent.
Any advice/opinions/etc welcome! And thanks in advance!