• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"


    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.


Polaris get rid of carbon stuff?


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Nov 26, 2007
Nelson BC
Just checked a few for fun.

2020 800 Pro 163x3" - Alum
2019 850 Pro 163x2.6" - CF
2021 850 Khaos 155x2.6" - Alum
2021 850 Pro QD2 163x2.75" - CF

Khaos has alum - not sure if all 3" model pros wound up with alum as well.


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Lifetime Membership
Dec 8, 2007

The aluminum actually stays in one piece.

I’ve shattered 3 carbon over structures.

My poor memory from when I weighed both says It’s about 12 ounces lighter..........

Well don't forget that some of us ride like Sissies and haven't even come close to shattering one yet.

I would be interested to see some real world weight differences though. Polaris sure acted like it was more than 12 ounces when they released it. I would love to get to the bottom of whether or not this is actually true, because yes, if it doesn't save more weight than that, then it doesn't even seem worth the hassle.


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Dec 27, 2008
Nampa, Idaho
Poo marketing is the best I have ever seen! They can sell you cancer with a 4 year warranty and cat's marketing (if there is such a thing) couldn't give away the cure!

Finding the block user for Timbre is the cure for Snowest AIDS!
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