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markjenn markjenn is offline
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Bellingham WA
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I love the GS, but after just getting back from a 4-day, 600 mile tour of the WA Olympic peninsula on my DRZ, I'd say that if you have the garage space, don't try to do it all with a single bike.

The GS is a great all-arounder, but even on a mostly gravel forest service road route, there were at least half a dozen places where I would have been very uncomfortable on a 500-lb bike and a couple places where the DRZ got through easily where the GS wouldn't have, or would ahve sustained thousands in damages getting through, like a nasty stream crossing in 2 ft of fast water covered with slick boulders. And "not getting through" sometimes means a 50-mile backtrack.

While the DRZ wasn't terribly comfortable on the highway, I did 50-mile freeway stretches at 70 mph+ without major issue. On the tight twisties, I was untouchable.

The GS is really a comfy road bike that's slightly better on gravel roads than a pure street bike. If that's your envelope, great bike.

- Mark
Old 06-03-2007, 05:32 PM
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