We have the Talon 38 on one of our sleds...it hooks incredibly well (of course the studs do help with that) and have found it is simply a great track. Only ~300 miles on it so far but will add about that many more this weekend on the WI DooTalk ride. :happydance
Ok here is my take on this, the ripsaw 2 is no doubt a great rack! In fact it is almost a perfect lug and pattern track in my opinion.
Now the talon 38 is also a great track built by a company that has been building tracks commercially for heavy equipment needs. The talon comes in a little heavier but not that much, and is a 2 ply fully clipped track as well. As for it having "vibration issues" this could be true, but each sled is uniquely different from each other through wear, tension, and other characteristics of its own.
I feel the talon offers a great track for less, but if you can get the ripsaw 2 track for less, more in line with talon pricing I would go this route!
Otherwise the talon would be a better deal, slightly heavier track to consider if this bothers you about top end speed!
The ripsaw in Canada is way more coin then the US....closer to $200 more for the ripsaw over the talon.
I decided to try the talon 38 this year, gonna install within the next week or two. I looked into this track, and I am pretty picky about buying "lower" or bargain based products, but it looks very well made and has good reviews. I never read anywhere about it having vibration issues, so I will only say the weight is a few more pounds.
rip 2 1.5" is a great all round track, mostly for trail but not a slouch off trail but it is mainly for ungroomed trails n roads not for the deep stuff... on my 129" the rip 2 is leagues better than the rip 1 1.5" and there are so many more studding options.... go ripsaw all the way
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