Wow, that's a ton of good info Travis... thanks for writing that. Very interesting...
I think i need to go look at some bikes. I have not even been on a CRF 230 or a smaller XR. I was kinda guessing. Interesting that the 230 is built for that light of a rider. it'd fit Allison perfect, but 'd be tempted to ride it and it doesn't sound like it'd work so great. On the other hand, I have a hell of a time trying to catch a friend of mine on his worn out XR400 in the woods on my 525. now he's an extremely good rider, and I suck, but still, I thought that said something.