Look, in REAL penutbutter mud a stock Rincon on 29.5"s wont have a chance once it gets deep enough. I've had our Rincon to the point where it wouldn't spin the tires at all even at full throttle. And I've had my Foreman at the same point and in first it will always spin. However, the Rincon is a 680 EFI and has 26" Vamps. My foreman is a 500 with 26" Mudlites.
It's a gearing issue we are aurguing here, not a power issue. The Rinny spanks my Foreman in a race anyday, but in thick, nasty, axle breaking mud, the 3 speed of the Rinny just doesn't cut it. In ANY other kind of mud it will lite the tires up, it really will. But not in the thick gumbo mud.
Which would I rather have? The 680 Rincon. It's 100 times more comfortable to ride, has more power, more ground clearence, and does great in 90% of mud that the average rider will see. All that bike needs is a gear reduction (just like a 450!) and it will spin the tires all day everyday. Check out any video of a Rinny with a 6" lift and a gear reduction on 29.5"s. They are nasty and they go EVERYWHERE. And most of the time they go more places than the rest because they dont have a stupid a$$ belt. Direct power, baby!
i wish honda put the same 5 speed auto thats in the rubi on the rincon. if they had i would have a bought the rincon instead of my rubi just for this irs. if they ever change the rincon and put a low range on it i may consider it. if they dont next time i buy it will be a brute force.
ok,,a rinny couldn't pull a gnat out of a goats butt,,seen a rancher with 29.5 outlaws, no lift, stock motor, stock exhaust play in ev'rything, our mud is:red clay,black,gray,orange,and some other kind that smells like 2,,not 1,,2 buttholes
Just wanted to say any bike in nasty peanut butter like there is down in Homestead or that nasty black quick sand mud in west miami dade is going to have trouble. I have riddin with many different bikes with all sorts of mods and we have all been stuck a some point in the ride. Mods are important but its also the driver. If you are scared to get on that throttle from the beginning forget it.
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