The fact that you probably never heard of snow bikes before is not surprising. But we bet that the hype generated around them will reach you anytime soon. After rather humble beginnings, years of silently languishing in the shadow if its big brother, snowmobile, at the end of a rocky road to success the snow bike is finally having its moment. But what’s in it for you if you entertain the idea of ditching a good old snowmobile and conquer slopes with something new and different?
What is a snow bike?
To give you an idea of what snow bike is like, we suggest you imagine your regular dirt bike. Now, to become a winter conqueror, it needs to be a bit upgraded. It has a ski at its front end. The rear end consists of a swivel section with a pair of skis and a pair of footpegs. The construction provides for an easy right and full control of the movements.
How can I get one?
This might be the only obstacle on the way to endless fun. As of now, snow bikes have pretty much been a DIY-thing. It’s true that quite a number of companies now manufacture snow bikes, but what you really get is a conversion kit that turns your dirt bike into a snow machine and mounting hardware. Your job will also be to find a kit compatible with the dirt bike you have. Thankfully, if it was built no earlier than the 90s, there is likely a perfect kit for you.
What you get is a machine that can make a smooth transition between seasons. In summer, you can ride a dirt bike, and in winter, you can upgrade it to carve through the snow.
Is it really worth it?
You might be asking yourself if climbing on top of a lovingly hand-upgraded snow bike is worth the trouble. Well, the Internet is full of reviews bubbling with excitement. People share their experience after they discovered snow bikes pointing out their easy handling, convenience, and safety. To each their own, you may say. However, you can’t ignore one characteristic. Snow bikes are lightweight and compact which makes them a swift and nimble vehicle.
No more hard times battling a heavy stubborn snowmobile, with a snow bike you’re one turn smooth away from having a thrilling experience!