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Old 08-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I couldn't say the rev is miles ahead of the prox or edge....
Goes to show the value of your posts. Garbage fodder. You are the Crazy Joe of the Poo Edge. Just replace edge with f7 and we would never tell the two of you apart.
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Goes to show the value of your posts. Garbage fodder. You are the Crazy Joe of the Poo Edge. Just replace edge with f7 and we would never tell the two of you apart.
Just because you don't like the edge if found for under $1k doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't. Let the op make that decision.
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There seems to be a lot of hate for the edge here......good thing no one suggested a gen II.

Not every one can or wants to ride a brand new sled.

For 1,000$ an edge is a great ride. As is a rev or anything else that takes you where you want to go and brings you home. Personally I've got an edge that I've put over 5k on, and I paid 2 grand for it and the only non routine maintenance money spent on it has been exhaust valves. You can't beat that dollar per mile investment.

Id buy another in a heartbeat if it was the same deal I got on the one I own now.
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If you guys really think a GenII or an Edge is in the same ballpark as a Rev you are nuts. I get the guys budget, I am just not brand loyal to an idiotic fault.

Buy the 600 Rev, ride it when the girlfriend comes and put her on your sled. The world will work out nicely.
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If you guys really think a GenII or an Edge is in the same ballpark as a Rev you are nuts. I get the guys budget, I am just not brand loyal to an idiotic fault.

Buy the 600 Rev, ride it when the girlfriend comes and put her on your sled. The world will work out nicely.
X2 people are nuts if they the edge can even match the rev in handeling especially if you throw the rev mxz x into the mix. Yes ill agree the poo has more power than the doo thats all it gots. Been on both an both are good machines. If the edge handles so good then it would of been all over the place an the rev would of been a hyple train.

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Just to clarify, I said nothing of its ride or handling. I was only responding to the budget constraints for a dependable machine.
I'm well aware that any modern sled will ride better than those trailing arm dinosaurs.
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There seems to be a lot of hate for the edge here......good thing no one suggested a gen II.

Not every one can or wants to ride a brand new sled.

For 1,000$ an edge is a great ride. As is a rev or anything else that takes you where you want to go and brings you home. Personally I've got an edge that I've put over 5k on, and I paid 2 grand for it and the only non routine maintenance money spent on it has been exhaust valves. You can't beat that dollar per mile investment.

Id buy another in a heartbeat if it was the same deal I got on the one I own now.
I don't think its hate.... i think its something else.
I believe hate is a super strong word to describe an edge. If ride forward was never invented, you would STILL see tons and tons of edge sleds on the trails. They are in no doubt on the very top of the best sleds ever built in the history of snowmachines period. You cant hate on that. So again its something other than hate.
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X2 people are nuts if they the edge can even match the rev in handeling especially if you throw the rev mxz x into the mix. Yes ill agree the poo has more power than the doo thats all it gots. Been on both an both are good machines. If the edge handles so good then it would of been all over the place an the rev would of been a hyple train.

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Really depends on those older rev's, they are very nervous as far as the handling. The gen2 is far better in the handling dept. I've ridden both. Problem i have with the gen2 is the ride quality...its garbage compared to the rev or edge. All the edges i've ridden are better than those early rev's when properly setup. Biggest issue when i rode those early revs, my knees were constantly rubbing into the cowl, plus the twitchy steering. It drove me crazy. The edge is far more stable.
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Really depends on those older rev's, they are very nervous as far as the handling. The gen2 is far better in the handling dept. I've ridden both. Problem i have with the gen2 is the ride quality...its garbage compared to the rev or edge. All the edges i've ridden are better than those early rev's when properly setup. Biggest issue when i rode those early revs, my knees were constantly rubbing into the cowl, plus the twitchy steering. It drove me crazy. The edge is far more stable.
That twitchy steering, could be a calibration, ski/carbide thing. My Curve XS skis I thought were garbage beginning of last season, they were on it when I got the sled, Turns out the owner installed the skis with the rubber dampeners on backwards, which tipped the ski seriously up, which, then only the front half of the carbide was doing anything, super darty, and very sketchy in the corners. I had a few white knuckle moments on my first real ride with the thing. A new ski mount kit for the Curve Xs skis, some fresh 6 inch studboys, the dampners installed properly with the whole carbide functioning, wow, what a difference.
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I don't think its hate.... i think its something else.
I believe hate is a super strong word to describe an edge. If ride forward was never invented, you would STILL see tons and tons of edge sleds on the trails. They are in no doubt on the very top of the best sleds ever built in the history of snowmachines period. You cant hate on that. So again its something other than hate.
I think when it comes to sled suspensions in those days having them properly setup, most guys left them in the factory settings, or did the bare minimum, and a lot else was misunderstood. Probably a big reason for owners disliking their sleds. I don't know if its quite the same today, sleds have more advanced shocks, and suspensions that they can be adjusted instead of sending the shocks out, and hope whoever does them knows what you want. Some of these guys that do shocks today with the technology learned can make these older sleds perform much better than what the factory sent them out as. Imo, if you ride under 1k miles a season, this is a lot cheaper than having to buy the latest greatest sled just to impress your buddies.
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