Frequently Asked Questions


Timbersled is the leading developer and manufacturer of snow bikes. Founded in 2002, the company began by designing and selling aftermarket accessories for snowmobiles. Timbersled’s expertise in snowmobile suspensions enabled them to design and develop the Mountain Horse snow bike, the undisputed market leader in sales and performance. Today Timbersled continues to innovate, driving the sport of snow biking into the future and designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells quality snow bike systems.

Timbersled is a snow bike conversion system that allows you to convert your dirt bike to a snow bike. A ski replaces the front wheel of the dirt bike and the track system replaces the back wheel. The snow bike can then be converted back into a dirt bike for summer riding.

Color options are available during the Spring SnowCheck pre-order period.

Because the Timbersled system is universal, it requires an Installation kit (or fit kit) that is motorcycle specific. The installation kit consists of all the motorcycle specific mounting pieces.

Timbersled systems fit a wide range of modern motocross and off-road dirt bikes from the early 90’s to today. Because the Timbersled system is universal, it requires an Installation kit (or fit kit) that is motorcycle specific. The installation kit consists of all the motorcycle specific mounting pieces.

Installation takes approximately 3 hours, but it is recommended that you have your Timbersled dealer install the Timbersled system on your dirt bike.

All of our products are designed, tested and built by hand in our shop located in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Snow biking combines the speed and agility of a dirt bike with the terrain capabilities of a snowmobile. Popularity for the sport is growing every year. The 2010 introduction of the Timbersled bike conversion kit has revolutionized the snow bike industry. Thousands of snowmobile and dirt bike enthusiasts all over the world are taking part in this thrilling sport.

Timbersled is built to fit your riding style whether you’re an advanced rider or a beginner. Ride with ease and confidence from the moment you hit the powder.

In April 2015 Polaris Industries, a leader in the powersports industry, announced the acquisition of Timbersled, creating an exciting platform for continued innovation and accelerated growth.

Timbersled has created an easy way for everyone in the family to access the snowy backcountry. This easy, amazing experience is what has made it take off so fast. No previous dirt biking skills are necessary- it’s easy to learn, and the freedom you feel is incredible. Once you try a Timbersled, you’re hooked!

Polaris purchased the concept and refined it based on our industry leading Timbersled technology. The new ST 90 Ripper is being manufactured at Timbersled in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Honda, Kawasaki & Yamaha 110cc bikes

Yes, an Install Kit is needed for the ST 90 Ripper. There are three Install Kit options – one for each Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki 110cc bikes.

No, the ST 90 Ripper is only available in black.

No, the ST 90 Ripper is made specifically for 110cc bikes including Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha 110cc bikes.

Yes, the shock can be upgraded.

Low friction undercarriage design allows track to perform in any condition, no snow required.

Our all new state-of-the-art platform design was built with the rider in mind with the easiest install, industry leading handling and made Timbersled Tough. 

  • New ARO Platform features integrated 1:1 track & ski ratio
  • Uniform width of ski & track – 11.5” each – delivers sure, responsive, confidence-inspiring handling
  • Track follows line established by ski for better traction & handling
  • Tri-keel ski & aggressive track deliver precise sidehilling, carving & cornering
  • Enhanced deep-snow performance: Quicker lift, enhanced flotation, more responsive handling
  • Improved on-trail handling: Easier to steer and lean with quicker edge-to-edge handling

The all-new ARO Chassis provides riders with the responsive, agile handling they experience when riding on dirt. This confidence-inspiring ride & handling increase aggressive riding and deliver more fun. 

  • Chassis is narrower, more nimble – more fun
  • Chassis is 11 lb. lighter for better handling & less rider fatigue
  • Ski & track are the same width so ski packs snow & track follows with better “bite” in all snow conditions
  • New design improves traction & acceleration, delivers power more efficiently to the snow
  • Handling is more responsive & predictable – confidence-inspiring
  • Handling is agile like a bike on dirt – in all snow conditions
  • Raised drive shaft reduces drag & gets bike up & out of the snow
  • Lighter track means less rotating mass, so bike responds quicker to rider input

The new ARO systems fit a wide range of modern motocross and off-road dirt bikes from the early 90’s to today. Because the Timbersled system is universal, it requires an Installation kit (or fit kit) that is motorcycle specific. The installation kit consists of all the motorcycle specific mounting pieces. ARO Install Kits will be available in September 2017.

Installation of the ARO platform is faster, easier, and requires fewer tools. It’s a Direct Bolt-On System, requiring NO modifications to the bike. 

  • New spindle bolts on easily – no drilling required
  • New brake system is pre-bled for easy installation
  • Easy access for chain adjustments & gearing changes
  • Less time installing means more time riding
  • System is easier to convert for snow or dirt & easier to store

The new Traverse Ski features an efficient, tri-keel design that enhances cornering and handling on hard-pack, and also improves deep-snow performance. Deeper keels provide a more aggressive bite on hard-pack and enhance sidehilling in deep snow. 

  • Deeper center and side keels grip the hill and deep snow
  • 6.5% lighter weight
  • 5% wider for more flotation
  • RMK-style ski hoops are lightweight and tough
  • New outside ski skag has single-blade for greater lean angle
  • New center ski skag features more aggressive dual-edge design for greater bite

The new ARO Rear Suspension features significantly greater travel for improved ride quality and reduced bottoming. The result is a smoother ride and significantly better deep-snow performance. 

  • New geometry assures better lift and less drag.
  • 33% greater front track shock travel.
  • 2" greater overall suspension travel.
  • Spring preload can be adjusted by hand without tools.
  • LE Models feature precision-tuned shocks: FOX® Zero QS3

ARO 120 LEs and ARO 137 LEs are SnowCheck exclusive models that can only be ordered in the Spring through the SnowCheck preorder process.

  • New 11.5" convex design.
  • Narrower design provides quicker edge to edge handling.
  • Narrower track and revised gear ratio provide more power to the snow.
  • Center paddles are 22% wider for greater lift and acceleration.
  • Track is 13%. lighter.
  • Optimized window placement for durability and lift.

 

Minimize snow and ice build-up with the Timbersled industry exclusive shielded brakes.

  • Industry-exclusive design, complete and pre-bled.
  • New, dual piston brake caliper, master brake cylinder, and brake disc design.
  • Engineered specifically for snow bikes to minimize ice build-up.

The new spindle is lighter, more durable, and delivers improved performance. It’s also easier to install – with no drilling required. 

  • Lightweight, optimized, durable design
  • Easy to install: Bolts on with NO drilling required
  • Efficient universal design for all bikes

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