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Old 01-11-2017, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default And you thought fat bikes are a problem...how about these?

Timber Bikeshttps://youtu.be/PYCT-qWZz44
Well these are legal for trail riding in NH if registered as a snowmobile.
What do you think?

What will our landowners think?

Looks to me that it will be more of an off the trail machine and it will surely give you a good workout. I worry more about stability on the trail in conjunction with regular sleds...COULD BE A BIG SAFETY ISSUE. I don't think we will see a lot of these but who knows...

Never ridden one so I don't know... although it does look like fun.

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I started to see some of these in Pittsburg last season and saw a race on TV last month during one of the Amsoil races. They seem to be suited better to off trail than on trail which probably makes them great for the western states and the open elevation. As a trail rider at the temperatures we experience here, I'd freeze on the trail as they just don't afford the wind protection for me to ride all day at speed. I wonder how many miles per tank those will run?
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I think we may see them more in the southern part of the state's trail system for that reason.
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Most of the guys I know buying those aren't buying them for the trails. You may see them hopping from spot to spot but that's about it.
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I was talking up someone that had one...says they are super sketchy on the groomed stuff...but shine in the steep and deep.
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Just like the fat bikes, they don't want to be on flat, wide trails. The fatbikes want singletrack and the timbersleds want the woods. They will both of course use our system to access these areas, but that is not where they primarily want to be.
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I have one, it kind of sucks on the trail but we use the trail to get place to place.
it's the same as a sled in the fact that if your a muttin head on a sled your dangerous, if your a muttin head on a timbersled your dangerous. if your responsible on a sled your safe, if your responsible on a Timber sled your safe.
I can tell you the 3 times I've been on the trails with mine in Pittsburgh I was much more nervous of sleds hitting me then me hitting them.
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No safety issue with them they have been around for some years now. You should go out west they are everywhere. I saw several this past weekend in Maine and expect to see more and more because lets face it why blow $15k on a sled when you can spend a fraction of that on a kit and ride your bike year round?
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No safety issue with them they have been around for some years now. You should go out west they are everywhere. I saw several this past weekend in Maine and expect to see more and more because lets face it why blow $15k on a sled when you can spend a fraction of that on a kit and ride your bike year round?
Agreed. New sled prices are tough to justify for the length of season around here. I have bought new sleds 5 times over the years, (usually in pairs), and the last time was 07. I will never buy new again, just to much $$ for such a short season.

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I'll buy new again but ride the shit out of it..don't want someone else's problems when I buy. I bought my wife a new sled in 07' and another one this year so we can hand down that one to my daughter. My last new sled was in 2012 and I have almost 11k on it but still going strong because of the BRP recall on the top end. I'll ride that pony as long as I can....still love that sled!
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