Coming off a 2009 Renegade X 800R (137x16x1.25), a do everything sled...haul ice fishing gear, boondock, break trail, 2 up and rail the groomed stuff like blair morgan.
compression numbers still solid, so I can probably get another year out of it if i need to. I have less time to ride these days, but I'm often riding in the backcountry solo so that weighs on me.
I am still looking for a do everything sled, and it would seem the backcountry with a 146x16x1.6 would fit the bill with just a little extra flotation. Freerides are a little too off trail i think.
Finally, if i am spending that kinda coin it will be an XRS because i will buy and hold, also still ride aggresive.
I'm not hearing much talk about the 2020 backcountry (seems the Expedition stole the show) but I think they are the same as last years?
Last year reviews said the switchback assault had the edge. Its about $2000(cdn) lighter on the base price too, though i'm not sure how that 850 is doing so far?
I am biased towards ski-doo but trying to cover all my bases. not sure how that polaris 850 did, and the 16 wide track is nice.