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#1 XRS Boy

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 05:55 PM

I'm looking at a 850 Renegade XRS - trying to decide between 1.25 track with studs vs. 1.5 prestudded track. Always done the 1.25 with studs but the 1.5 is of interest. 90% trail ridding in ON. Thoughts from those who have actually tried both ...

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 07:42 PM

Here is what I did and am very happy!next track would be Storm 150 studded same way but so far my Cobra after2300 miles looks new?

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:53 AM

Ontario trail rider as well.  

 

Every studded ripsaw I have had since the single ply tracks have thrown studs.  When they do I switch to ice ripper 1.25"

 

Tried a 1.5" Ripper last year on my 2020 XRS and I really love it.  It will be my track of choice going forward.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 12:22 PM

I've had studded tracks my whole life. Current sled has a prestudded track on it and I hate it. I've never had more than 96 studs in my previous tracks. I 99% trail ride with only some lake crossing thrown in.. Never looking to ice drag, just traction on an the occasional icy corner and hill. The prestudded track is a complete disappointment. I was planning on putting actual studs in it but it ended up as an put of sight, out of mind thing. I personally think a 1.5 with a double stud set up like Mach-ster has is the way to go. I had that set up on a previous xrs and I loved it.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 07:39 PM

I have swapped to  the Ripsaw II 2ply 1.5" and stud it to your liking, now I just put in 2 doubles per bar, 129's & 137's, hooks great, added safety for stopping and cornering. Done this to my last 2 sleds and the 21 is getting a track swap as well.  Not into ice drags or dont care about getting every last mph top end, enjoy the corner to corner pull/traction this setup provides while on the trails.  90% of the time the trails loosen up due to traffic or weather throughout the day and having the taller 1.5"lug is night and day difference.  When I switch sleds with a buddy on a 1.25" track, feel like I'm in a burn out pit prior to a nhra drag race.  Pretty much all our riding group has realized the benefits and are all now running 1.5" tracks for trail.  Even when having some friendly drag races on the lake, the 1.5" track hole shots the 1.25 track so badly they cant catch up with the little extra top end they have, a 2000 ft race is over in the first 100-150 ft.  The storm 150 work great too, but RipsawII 1.5" is a true 1.5" across the lugs, hooks slightly better as it should based on lug design


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 09:11 PM

I have swapped to  the Ripsaw II 2ply 1.5" and stud it to your liking, now I just put in 2 doubles per bar, 129's & 137's, hooks great, added safety for stopping and cornering. Done this to my last 2 sleds and the 21 is getting a track swap as well.  Not into ice drags or dont care about getting every last mph top end, enjoy the corner to corner pull/traction this setup provides while on the trails.  90% of the time the trails loosen up due to traffic or weather throughout the day and having the taller 1.5"lug is night and day difference.  When I switch sleds with a buddy on a 1.25" track, feel like I'm in a burn out pit prior to a nhra drag race.  Pretty much all our riding group has realized the benefits and are all now running 1.5" tracks for trail.  Even when having some friendly drag races on the lake, the 1.5" track hole shots the 1.25 track so badly they cant catch up with the little extra top end they have, a 2000 ft race is over in the first 100-150 ft.  The storm 150 work great too, but RipsawII 1.5" is a true 1.5" across the lugs, hooks slightly better as it should based on lug design

I really like my rip2 1.25, have done ok against 1.5 ripsaws but never ran against 1.5 rip2. I am sure it would do better in soft. 


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:46 AM

Agree 1.5 rip2 with 144 angle double backers 1.86. Very hard to beat in a hole shot in all conditions except for on glare ice




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