WPS Proprietary Snowbike

tomk

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Havent been on the forum for a while, when I saw this (below) I figured this page would be full of chatter.... thoughts? Sounds like my design from a few years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enDAzuoj3J0

copied from the snowbikeworld site.

"The WPS snowbike will feature a rising-rate rear suspension travel, designed to move and feel just like a dirt bike with a swingarm. The intent is to allow the bike to ride in it's proper chassis orientation, and give the bike maximum weight transfer to behave just like a dirt bike according to our source, Tim Piver, WPS Snow Sales Manager.

We've heard from riders who have tested the prototype kit that report the WPS snowbike lets you bring the ski up with a little throttle and clutching just as you would on a dirt bike with wheels.

The patent-pending suspension is desinged to feel and behave like a bike on snow, giving the bike a more balanced feel without so much force from the track kit pushing down on the front of the bike.

The WPS snowbike is reproted to have a 120-inch track, but test rider reports claim that it floats and performs in deep snow as well or better than longer systems because of the weight transfer aspects and floatation from the long-travel design. "
 
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From what I can tell it's nothing like that. Really excited about this kit. Been waiting for a break though like this and perfect timing as I just picked up a TE 300i but waiting 1 year to add a snow bike kit to it. Wow, this has got me excited!
 
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Options are good. On my sleds I was always trying to keep the skis down. Tough to weave your way uphill through tight trees if your skis are in the air. I’m not running enough horsepower for that to be a problem on my snow bike. It would be very handy to be able to lift the front end over rocks and trees when needed. That’s Why my next kit will probably be a CMX....Or possibly a new contender now.
 
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Options are good. On my sleds I was always trying to keep the skis down. Tough to weave your way uphill through tight trees if your skis are in the air. I’m not running enough horsepower for that to be a problem on my snow bike. It would be very handy to be able to lift the front end over rocks and trees when needed. That’s Why my next kit will probably be a CMX....Or possibly a new contender now.
What makes a CMX lighter in the skis? I'd this WPS lie is not all what it's cracked up to be maybe CMX is my next best choice, Absolutely hate the planted heavy front end of the kits I've tried {Camso and 16 TS)
 

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Speaking of UFO's.


How about going to youtube and searching UFO Snowbike kit.

Welcome to several years ago. If i remember right, Timbersled hired that kid, and then never heard about the kits anymore?
 

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Speaking of UFO's.


How about going to youtube and searching UFO Snowbike kit.

Welcome to several years ago. If i remember right, Timbersled hired that kid, and then never heard about the kits anymore?
Timbersled bought them out.
Used some ideas supposedly.

The ufo kits had terrible efficiency. (Friction)
 
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