Bigger is better. Here are the most common selections.
A 500 cc 4 Stroke is the easiest bike to learn on. Massive low end grunt allows for some forgiveness. Some are even street legal for summer time fun!
A 450 cc 4 Stroke is the typical high performance bike. The 450s have power and often rev a fair bit higher. There is, however, a more rider involvement required as these bikes will stall easier at slow speed.
You can do a 300 cc 2 Stroke, or 350 cc 4 Stroke, and do very well, you just need to ride them a bit harder.
There are all kinds of other bikes that can have track kits strapped to them. These are just the most common starting points.
What Track Kits are Best?
The snowbiking world is exploding with possibilities and new manufacturers. Exciting times indeed!
We have sizable experience with the 3 front runners. Here are their names and some quick notes about each.
Timbersled > Great high performance kits. Durable. Multiple options available. We like these guys.
Yeti Snow MX > Newer with smaller market share. Very slick track kits. Lighter and more efficient. Super fast. We love these guys too!
Camso > Great price point. These are not as fancy as the Timbersled or Yeti kits, but they have proven to be a great entry point into the snowbiking market.
We’ve left out other kits from our quick notes above only because we have no personal experiences to share at this time.
We were pretty early adopters of this whole snowbike thing and we’ve never looked back. People come to us from far and wide so we can work with them to build a steed that matches their unique Philosophy of Use! Give us a call so we can chat!
We are early adopters of this whole Snowbike “thing”. We love this emerging sport!