Bikes for really deep snow

Nirmala

Active Member
I just saw this article about snow bikes: http://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/snow-bike-winter-xgames/

They look like they would be a blast in really deep snow. I wish there was an electric version, although I also found this prototype of an electric snow bike: (Link Removed - No Longer Exists)

It would be especially nice to be out in the snow with a quiet electric version versus a noisy gas powered snow bike.
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MLB

Well-Known Member
Yes, but they take a lot of power! Guys that put them on smaller displacement bikes are usually pretty disappointed. 450cc 2 strokes or even bigger 4 strokes means 40+hp to really be able to dig out of your own way.
My dual hubbed motored, fat tired Big Bud Pro bogs pretty quickly in deep snow.
Snow sleds and bikes are probably the last bastion for IC motors.
 
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Nirmala

Active Member
Yes, but they take a lot of power! Guys that put them on smaller displacement bikes are usually pretty disappointed. 450cc 2 strokes or even bigger 4 strokes means 40+hp to really be able to dig out of your own way.
My dual hubbed motored, fat tired Big Bud Pro bogs pretty quickly in deep snow.
Snow sleds and bikes are probably the last bastion for IC motors.
I guess cross country skiing is still the way to go for peace and quiet in the winter woods :)