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Last year I bought 50 in rzr LE 800 to find its still to big for michigan atv trails. With tight turns and trees crowding trails I would have ruined machine and it was very slow pace. In michigan parts of these trails is very tight. I sold rzr and didnt get beat up to bad in price and now I'm looking into ace or scrambler. Im 29 , but not a speed demon so 32 hp does not scare me but I am worried this ace may not be ideal for atv trails as its longer and still has steering wheel. I have ridden theses trails on atv and had fun, but I do have crappy back and I dig storage capability of ace. Btw these 50 in trails make up most of our trails in MI. I also go to hatfield mccoy trails once a year.

What do you guys think? Im digging ace but want to cruise 25-40 in these trails without running into trees.
 

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I'ld compare their wheelbases to be sure - rzr & Ace. Though the Ace is narrow, longer wheelbase will increase the turn radius. Back issues may be less on an ATV as you can stand up over hard hits and you won't even feel them. Can't do that on an ACE.
 

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Very good question!

I live here in Michigan, and there are plenty of trails that will accommodate both 48" and larger. If you like to stay on the trails vs the routes, The Ace will have more than enough power because anything over 25 mph is probably too fast, on the other hand if you hit the forest roads, routes, and other wide open trails, speed is your friend.. And again the Ace 50mph plus will do it for me, but the scrambler would be a blast too.

I own a polaris 550 atv, and now an ACE too. I have the best of both riding experiences, because I can switch on and off between the two. And if you are talking about the $13,000 Scrambler, you could probably get an ACE and and a 570 sportsman for about the same money. The speed factor are worlds apart from each other, but for the money and the fun, I would get the ACE!

Also, look at Baldwin area, or St Helen for some nice open trail systems. Some of the snowmobile trails are multi use. I'm looking forward to getting the weather to test imply new ACE out on some of these.
 

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My back seems better in bucket seat than a sled or atv but its not real serious. I realize there are many routes but they are boring and not enough. Baldwin/ st helen are my main riding areas. Money is not a big factor as I have enough to buy either one. Sorta just want 1 machine.
 

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My back seems better in bucket seat than a sled or atv but its not real serious. I realize there are many routes but they are boring and not enough. Baldwin/ st helen are my main riding areas. Money is not a big factor as I have enough to buy either one. Sorta just want 1 machine.
Ace all the way then..
 

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The 50 inch RZRs have a 77 inch wheelbase and the Ace is 61.5 inches, that (almost) a foot and a half will really show up when winding through trees!!
 
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