Frequently Asked Questions


What is snow biking?

Snow biking combines the speed and agility of a dirt bike with the terrain capabilities of a snowmobile. Popularity for the sport continues to grow. 

 

What is a Timbersled system?

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 and a track system replaces the back wheel of your dirt bike. The snow bike can then be converted back into a dirt bike for summer riding. As a leader in snow bikes since 2009, all Timbersled products are designed, tested, and built by hand in Sandpoint, Idaho. We continue our innovative tradition to drive the sport of snow biking through kits and accessories so that you can ride anywhere you can image with ease and confidence. 

 

Who can ride a Timbersled?

No previous dirt biking skills are necessary! 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. We have created an easy way for everyone in the family to access the snowy backcountry. It's easy to learn and the freedom you feel is incredible.

 

Does Timbersled fit on all dirt bikes? 

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

 

Why do I need an install kit? 

Because the Timbersled system is universal, it requires an installation kit that is bike specific. The installation kit consists of all the bike specific mounting pieces. 

 

How long does it take to install? 

Usually Timbersled systems can be installed in under three hours.

 

When did Timbersled join the Polaris family? 

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

What are the benefits of the ARO platform? 

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

 

Do the ARO models fit on all dirt bikes?

ARO fits on a wide range of modern motocross and off-road dirt bikes from the early 90s to today.

 

What is a Traverse Ski?

The Traverse Ski features an efficient, tri-keel design that enhances cornering and handling on hard-pack, and also improves deep-snow performance. 

 

What is a Traverse Track? 

The narrower design of the Traverse Track provides quicker edge to edge handling as well as optimized window placement for durability and lift.

 

What changes were made to the rear suspension? 

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

 

What are shielded brakes?

Shielded brakes minimize snow and ice build-up. 

 

What changes were made to the spindle? 

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

 

Why doesn't my dealer have LE models in stock? 

Limited Edition (LE) models are SnowCheck Exclusive models that can only be ordered in the spring through the SnowCheck preorder process. 

Did Timbersled purchase the SnoRipper from Holeshot?

Polaris Timbersled purchased the concept and refined it based on our industry-leading Timbersled technology. The ST Ripper is now manufactured at Timbersled in Idaho.

 

Which dirt bikes can the ST Ripper system be used with?

The ST Ripper works specifically with 110cc bikes from Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. 

 

Can the ST Ripper be used in low or no snow conditions?

The low friction undercarriage design allows the track to perform in any condition, no snow required.

HOW IT WORKS

Take your bike from dirt to snow with Timbersled.