http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com 2018 Gas Gas EC and XC 300 review and test ride. It's great to see another excellent two stroke enduro in the market. While Gas Gas have made superb trials bikes forever, reviews of their earlier two stroke enduro models consistently said they were heavy, underpowered and had mediocre suspension. Financial troubles almost killed off the brand a few years ago but they are back with a revamped 2018 range which is lighter, more powerful and finally with great suspension, those brilliant Kayaba forks and rear shock from Japan. Like Beta, they have FMF exhausts standard. And all models come standard with a kick start, for guys who really miss this on other European brands. There are three models, the Gas Gas 300EC base model with all the road gear. The Gas Gas 300XC is the cross country racer with slightly firmer suspension and an engine slightly retuned for competition. Then if bling is your thing there's the 300GP model with floating front disc, gripper seat, Rekluse clutch cover, anodised triple clamps, renthal bars, quick release front axle, the list goes on. So starting with the Gas Gas 300EC review what's it like? First the suspension is beautiful. Incredibly supple over small bumps, but soaked up the jumps and big hits with ease. It makes me wonder why European brands keep stuffing around with European suspension. The past two years Beta have dialled in the Sachs suspension very close to the standard set by Kayaba, I reckon all the Europeans could have saved a lot of messing around years ago by opting for Kayaba. Cross Training Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAvmhgP0h1AEKY8vTEJPJg Cross Training Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cross.training.enduro.skills/?ref=ts Our enduro vlog series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlur54ugvzNJlUO0y6D10jVOGMLI4Raci Cross Training website: http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com Like to support our vids? http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com/cross-training-support-donations.htm I never rode the older heavy Gas Gas models, but at a reported 105kg they are getting close to the industry standard. It feels light, very stable at speed, and the flared side panels make it easy to grip the bike with your legs. If you sit a lot then you'll like the soft seat too. Power delivery is extremely linear with almost no powerband evident, at least with the stock power valve setting. At first I wondered if I was actually on a 250 because I was stalling the bike in technical terrain, and needing to keep the revs up on hill climbs. But as the speed picked up I found that gentle power was a pile of fun. I rarely ride my Beta RR300 at higher revs as it scares the shit out of me, but with the Gas Gas I was happily giving it handfuls of very predictable throttle. And the Gas Gas is no slouch, there's a reported 55hp on tap and it really sings along when you hit the gas... gas. Great to see a very light hydraulic clutch, matched with a slick gearbox and nice wide ratios. Then over to the Gas Gas 300XC review the cross country racer. There's meant to be more mid range power with a slightly different pipe, personally I couldn't really pick this out. The Kayaba suspension is firmer on the XC, still very plush but I think more aggressive riders would appreciate getting a bit more feel of the terrain back through the wheels with the XC. So where does the Gas Gas fit into the market? First it's very competitively priced at least here in Australia. It's around the same as Beta but given you get the kickstarter standard it's effectively $400 cheaper. If you are very finnicky about your suspension then the Kayaba forks and shock are a definite plus. There's a very good chance you'll save money by avoiding expensive suspension tuning. The gentle power characteristics would make it a near perfect bike for anyone getting into two strokes for the first time. And if you do like the playful revvy nature of 250s then this is a 300 you can ride like a 250 and not scare the bejesus out of yourself. Personally I found the lack of grunt made it a bit harder in technical terrain or on tough slow climbs, but it just means needing to rev and slip the clutch more. The seat height is on par with other brands so short legged riders may find it's a stretch to reach the ground, the Beta would suit better in that respect. Having said that, all these European two stroke models are brilliant nowadays - top riders are winning enduros on Shercos, Betas, KTMs and Gas Gas two strokes. There are slight differences between the brands but I doubt you could go wrong with any of them. It's great to see Gas Gas offering another high quality alternative that is priced substantially below KTM, Sherco and Husqvarna. A big thanks to Mansfield Marine & Motorcycles for letting me abuse their Gas Gas models, and watch Euro Enduro's vid about common mods and known issues with the Gas Gas 300XC and 300EC review and test ride.
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For this edition of Off Road 2 Strokes we take a look at the Gas Gas XC300. The XC300 has new frame, engine, suspension, geometry and an endless list of new parts. A new Enduro that joins together in one unique formula to try and obtain reliability, top specs, versatility, easy riding and is mechanically accessible. Follow Dirtbike Magazine: https://www.youtube.com/user/DirtBikeMagazine Dirtbike Magazine Website: http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com Dirtbike Magazine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/dirtbikemagazinecom/167554954744?fref=ts Dirtbike Magazine Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirtbikemag Dirtbike Magazine Instagram: http://instagram.com/dirtbikemag
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http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com http://tractionerag.ca The 2019 Gas Gas EC250 review. We looked at its big brother the EC300 last year. It was no slouch but damn this 250 rips. A strong mid range that builds to a big hit at high revs. The mapping switch was handy for reducing wheelspin in these wet conditions. It doesn't make the huge difference Sherco's mapping switch does, but it is noticeable. It's not bad, but its competitors have lightened their clutch pulls substantially in recent years. With all our slow technical riding we would be looking at an aftermarket lever to address this. For the typical dirt rider it should be fine though. And if you usually take your new bike to get the suspensin tuner then chances are you'll save money there too with the superb KYB setup. In my experience these tyres are okay, but they are terrible in certain sorts of mud and clay. This weekend was no exception! If you ride a lot of mud you'll probably hit this issue with any European two stroke, so it's not a Gas Gas specific problem, but if you like mud you'll probably want different tyres straight away. So there you have it guys, the Gas Gas EC250 is a fine addition to the Euro smokers market. Irrelevant for most riders, but if you are into snotty rocky terrain then these frame rails are just like the Beta Xtrainer ones and can get bashed by rocks, unless protected by a suitable bashplate. The Europeans generally run with the FIM approved tyres which have lower knobs to reduce ripping up the tracks. Similar to the other European two strokes, the 250 engine has less grunt than the 300, but it spins up faster, revs higher, it's $500 cheaper and a bit easier to throw around due to less rotational mass. It was a wet slippery weekend so we didn't really get to hit the throttle that often. The Gas Gas doesn't quite have the same bottom end power as other 250s but we don't see this is as a bad thing. If you are into slow snotty terrain, you'll be going for a 300 anyway. In our experience 250 riders are guys who love the more traditional power of two strokes, and I think they would love this Gas Gas EC250 2019. The stock gearing wasn't suitable for our tight trails but the spread of ratios is good and gear changes were very slick. There's nothing wrong with the Betas we all ride but the Gas Gas gear changes are very smooth indeed. I think the price is what might see a lot of riders looking at the 2019 Gas Gas EC250. A quick scan of international prices show it's consistently among the cheapest of the European two strokes. If you wanted a kick start you've saved up to another $500. Perfect if you like good old style two stroke action. Changes for 2019? At least it's very accessible if you need to maintain it, plus you have the kickstart too. After the magically light clutch on the Gas Gas Ranger, the pull on the EC250 was a small disappointment. Gas Gas EC250 Gearbox? Beautiful. If you like the play racer aspect of the revvy two stroke and want bang for your buck, the EC250 is a very strong contender. The power delivery?Improved electrical system, revised starter with a greater capacity battery, an engine map switch plus some engine and suspension tweaks. We had five riders riding the Gas Gas EC250 2019 over the weekend to look at the pros and cons of the Spanish beast. Here is what we liked. Gas Gas EC250 Ergonomics? We taller riders found the 250 nice and rooomy. Our shorter riders did find the bike a bit too high. However there's plenty of room to cut down the seat if needed. And there's always the Gas Gas Ranger which sits a full 4cm lower according to the factory. When most manufacturers are making their bikes so slim they are anorexic, I liked the flared rear panels on the Gas Gas which make it easier to grip the bike with your legs, and acted like a set of my much loved Steg Pegz. Nice componentry. An FMF pipe comes standard and it's placed relatively high out of harms way. A decent sized 10 litre tank which is clear so you can see how much fuel you have. The Kayaba suspension is top notch stuff and widely regarded as the best stock suspension you can get on a dirt bike. Fast or slow, it rides like a dream and there's way less chance you will need suspension tuning which can save you plenty of money. The Gas Gas EC250 and its big brother still have a kick start. For some riders, this is a huge plus as with most brands you now have to fork out $500 or more to have a kick start installed. Takasago rims from Japan are a very good solid rim, although apparently you do need to keep an eye on spoke tension more than normal just for the first few rides until they bed in. What's not so hot with the Gas Gas EC250? They are still persisting with the old KTM-style design. They seem to have avoided most of the hassles KTM had with this system, and it's been further upgraded for 2019. #crosstrainingenduro #gasgas #gasgasec250 #ec250review
http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com http://tractionerag.ca It's the 2020 Gas Gas Ranger review, a bike we have been super keen to ride as several of us think this could be our next bike. It falls into what many call the hybrid class - it's not quite a full enduro bike due to a slight trials influence. Softer suspension, a detuned engine for less top end power but more grunt, tight turning circle, a lower seat height and slightly lighter than it's enduro cousin. The theory? It makes the Gas Gas Ranger suitable for anyone into slower hard terrain, short riders with short legs, or inexperienced riders. It can also suit anyone wanting to transition from four strokes to two strokes but avoid the aggressive nature of the two stroke enduro bikes. The good news? We had five riders for our Gas Gas Ranger review 2020 over two days and we agree it certainly meets those expectations. A few things we did't like. But overall plenty to like about this neat package and it's certainly going to challenge its main competitor, the Beta Xtrainer. First up? Kayaba suspension. It's not the famously brilliant SSS setup of its big brother. It's slightly softer and works great for the Ranger's intended use. I upped the speed a few times and it still worked fine, but get too aggressive and you'll find its limits quickly though. I've had my Beta Xtrainer suspension completely revalved and resprung and it still can't match the Ranger's stock setup. I suspect this is why the 2020 Gas Gas Ranger still feels quite stable at speed, whereas the Xtrainer does become quite skittish once you are in third gear. The Gas Gas 2020 two stroke pipe is up nice and high and tucked in nicely. If you are into hard enduro you may want a carbon fibre guard. The clutch is incredibly light and perfect for all the slipping required in slow terrain. All clutches should be this good. Takasago rims from Japan have a great reputation. We were advised though to keep an eye on spoke tension more than normal just for the first few rides, they can loosen off easily before bedding in. Overall the handling was impressive. A low seat height, great suspension and tight turning circle make it a joy to ride on harder slower tracks. But it was quite at home in the faster flowing stuff too. The 2020 Gas Gas Ranger power delivery is very user-friendly and it's smoother than the Beta Xtrainer. It has less punch at low revs, something I missed due to our style of riding but It think most riders would actually find this better if they are less experienced or not aiming to ride snotty terrain all the time. Some claim that rejetting and changing the Gas Gas Ranger base gasket can increase the low end grunt substantially, I'll chase this up possibly do a Gas Gas 2020 = update vid later. Ergonomics? We had five different riders from short to tall, everyone was comfortable. Our shortest rider did notice that the 2020 Gas Gas Ranger is 2cm higher than his Beta Xtrainer, but pointed out the Gas Gas seat is quite thick and there's plenty of scope for cutting the seat down if needed. At the other end of the scale, I'm ridiculously tall but felt comfortable on the Ranger, especially as the rear panels flair out a lot so it's easy to grip the bike with your legs and feel quite stable. What else for the Gas Gas 2020 models? A very very slick gearbox on the Gas Gas Ranger. the Nissen brakes were fine. the clear tank is a big plus over the Xtrainer as you can see your fuel level. The bike feels light, even though it packs a few more kg than the Beta Xtrainer. Also for some reason Gas Gas are claiming the Ranger weighs three kg more than it's full enduro cousin the EC300. We compared the two on our industrial scales and found it was 2kg lighter. For some reason Gas Gas are claiming a dry weight of 108kg so it's good to know it's not that porky. What else is there to like? The price. In Australia the 2020 Gas Gas Ranger costs $11500 plus on roads making it one of the cheapest European dirt bikes on the market. And in addition to the usual six month warranty there's also a two year manufacturer's parts defect warranty. So what don't we like about the Gas Gas Ranger? As mentioned, the Ranger is slightly heavier than the Beta Xtrainer although you only notice it when picking the bike up. I think most owners would happily pay a bit extra for a lithium battery which knocks another 1.5kg off the the weight. Irrelevant for most riders, but if you are into snotty rocky terrain then these 2020 Gas Gas Ranger frame rails are just like the Beta Xtrainer ones and can get bashed by rocks, unless protected by a suitable bashplate. In my experience the stock Michelin tyres work fine, but they were terrible in the mud and clay. The shorter knobs packed up with mud rapidly and turned into slicks. We are really spoiled for choice nowadays with this 2020 Gas Gas Ranger. #gasgasranger #gasgas2020 #gasgasrangerreview
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