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#1 Bergy21

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:02 PM

Hi Guys,

I had a 2013 Renegade X 600 Etec. I am looking for a new sled and considering a Freeride 137” with 1.75” track. My main concern is how is it on the trails? Does it corner decent? How is the ride in the rough stuff? Is it tippy? Can you sit down and ride it with the taller handle bars and style seat? Will the Ski Doo medium height windshield fit on it?

I mainly ride in Minnesota. Like to trail ride and play in the powder.

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:12 PM

137 FR is the perfect flat land offtrail machine. I rode mine 70 off 30 on. I kept my stance at 38" and had no problems on trail. If you're looking at a G4 that windshield fits no problem. I believe you'll need some extra grommets when the small beauty covers are removed to install the taller shield. If you're already an aggressive rider the ergo on a FR should be no problem. If you sit a lot I would replace the seat or look at a Renegade or Backcountry.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

I am looking at a 2015 or 2016 unless I come across something newer in a 137” track.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:09 PM

It works great; been there, done that.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 05:26 PM

Works really well, blast on/off trail


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 05:46 PM

I have 9700 miles on a 2016 Freeride. Have Doo adjustable riser for sitting or standing option



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Posted Yesterday, 04:09 PM

I would think MN trails would be a bit icy, and 1.75" lugs might not be the best option. I'd probably use those Teflon slides.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 PM

I would think MN trails would be a bit icy, and 1.75" lugs might not be the best option. I'd probably use those Teflon slides.


I thought the same thing at first; I put about 3,500mi on my 137” with the 1.75” in all sorts of U.P. conditions, and it did very well for what it is. No special sliders or scratchers; no overheating or track damage.

No such thing as Teflon sliders.




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