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#1 mbiskit

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

I have a Renegade that I have loved for years. Now I have two days to figure out which one I want between the BC-X and Renegade X to Spring order. I REALLY LIKE the looks of the BC-X. My biggest concern is that I will be able to ride a BC-X like I did my Renegade in the trails with killing myself in the turns without the coupled rear.

Few FACTS/QUESTIONS:
-I trail ride mostly because I did not fell comfortable going off trail with my Renegade.
-Planning a trip out west next season, and believe I will love it and do more mountain and OT in the future.
-Can I put enough pressure on the ski's to corner without ski lift? The new rails seem to be able to assist in this, just not sure.
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:09 PM

I had a good freind who loved his BCX 2014 model. Can you not adjust the width of the skis fairly quickly. If so I would go with the BCX . I remember he had a blast on trail he never complained

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

I think the new BCX will be better in the turns than the current for a few reasons. Tipped up rails, they added outer rear wheels, no more flex track, and the new G4 chassis. However, it is still 2" narrower in the front end than a Renegade X, so not quite as good in the turns. BUT the longer track will be better off trails. I didn't want to compromise, so I went with the SBA from Poo this time. 


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#4 markusvt

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:09 PM

The Renegade will be the overwhelming champ in the trails, the Back Country off trail.  The narrow ski-stance will be much quicker reacting off trail and better sidehilling, something the 42.5's are not good at.  You have to decide the trail/off trail mix and the best option will be clear.  Either will be a compromise depending on the conditions.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:06 PM

BCX is made for both on and off, which you mentioned you like to do. But, you mention out west and mountain sledding; BCX is definitely not a mountain sled. It'll be great in powder and such but not really a mountain sled.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Snow check is over. If your still thinking too late. Hope you ordered.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

I had the same decision to make. Had the BC-X got the steering rack and premium gauge it may have swayed me that way and got me to take the chance that the C-motion would give as good a trail ride as the R-motion. As it was I went for the 'Gade 850X with 1.6 IC upgraded track. My way of thinking has this sled very close off-trail to the '15 BC I currently drive while being an absolute weapon on the trails. I can't wait for next winter...


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:43 AM

I think the new BCX will be better in the turns than the current for a few reasons. Tipped up rails, they added outer rear wheels, no more flex track, and the new G4 chassis. However, it is still 2" narrower in the front end than a Renegade X, so not quite as good in the turns. BUT the longer track will be better off trails. I didn't want to compromise, so I went with the SBA from Poo this time.


Would a G4 Renegade X not be a good choice?

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:36 PM

Would a G4 Renegade X not be a good choice?

It would have been, but the colors were boring. I also was "edit for bad language" that Doo doesn't give you a good set of gauges and the better shocks anymore on the X sleds. For the same money, Poo gave me the upgraded gauges with GPS, clicker shocks, and about 30 color combinations. Maybe next time I will be back on a Doo, but not this time.


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2002 Polaris XC 800
2000 Yamaha SRX 700
1998 Yamaha SRX 700
1993 Polaris Ultra
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1986 Polaris Indy 600
1980 Yamaha Invader 440
1978 John Deere Liquifire
1982 Arctic Cat El Tigre





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