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2011 Snow Bike Comparison Review Photo Gallery

We travel to Idaho to test three different snow bikes in the 2011 Snow Bike Comparison Review.

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Carbide blades help control the front ski.
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The SnowXCycle uses this front ski attachment to mount its unique three-carbide mono ski.
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A slender track makes the SnowXCycle inefficient in deep snow.
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The SnoXcycle looks like a toy compared to the others.
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The Timbersled is the newest challenger for the 2Moto.
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Dual Fox shocks suspend the Timbersled track.
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Smaller chains located at the front of the rear track help put more power to the ground.
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We found a nasty hole that sucked in one of the test bikes. Getting out would have been a lot worse with a snowmobile.
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Fastway footpegs help make sure the rider stays in control.
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Timbersled is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho.
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Each bike has a different way to attach the front ski.
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2011 Snow Bike Comparison Review
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The Kawasaki KX450F is a great snow bike platform.
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The Mountain Horse has a 20-degree incline in the track.
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We spotted this converted KTM 690 Enduro R at the race.
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For 2011, the snow bike race was welcomed back to the mountain town of McCall again.
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Timbersled started by using the basic platform of a snowmobile and then adapting it to motorcycle use. The most obvious feature is the longer track, again similar to those found on mountain sleds.
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Carving corners is the snow bike specialty.
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2Moto claimed the win at the 2011 snow bike race in McCall.
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Motocross bikes work best with hard-hitting power and stiff suspension.
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Husqvarna desert racer David Kamo showed up to try his hand at this new sport.
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Riding a borrowed 2Moto Husky 510, Kamo showed he had the speed to run with the best.
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Snow bikes make exploring the mountains a reality for dirt bikes.
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Hillclimbing is easiest on the 2Moto and Timbersled.
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Even though motocross bikes are best, enduro machines like this Yamaha WR are perfectly capable of making the conversion.
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2Moto remains a leader in the snow bike world.
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2011 Snow Bike Comparison Review
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The field of competitors is stronger than ever.
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Kits are available for many makes and models.
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2Moto offers an 11-inch front ski for powder riding.
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Carrying extra fuel is important on snow bikes which run full-throttle.
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This Timbersled was sponsored by National Guard.
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The Timbersled Mountain Horse.
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The SnowXcycle Xtreme kit.
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The RM-Z450 has been popular with snow bikes since the beginning because it has been fuel injected since 2008.