Join Date: Sep 2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: RZR vs. RZR S for trail riding.
Here is what it comes down to. The S has better ground clearance, ride, and stability. But this all comes at the cost of width. If you ride the same set of trail all the time, go to the tightest section of trees or rocks you ride in and get out your measuring tape and see how wide it is. If its less then about 62" and cant get around it any other way you may want to really look into the standard. But otherwise I would have to say the S is the way to go.
I ride wooded, muddy, moderately rocky trails, in the wooded state of Pennsylvania were its not always practical to have an S. A friend of mine has an S and has to usually stop every 20 minutes and make a new path or find another path on the private network of trails we ride, what a pain in the ass. With my standard I'm able to squeeze between the trees and some large rock with only a few inches to spare.
I know I'm not going to get all of it, without going wider. But I'm currently doing all I can with some radial tires, shocks and maybe a lift kit, to get most of the perks of the S without the width.
With all that said, the S is the way to go if width is not an issue. Otherwise stay with the standard and get yourself some uhmw skid plates.