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What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

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    What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    If you were going to ride in the snow that is currently falling, what would your tire selection be?

    Snow: light & fluffy 12"+ with drifts over 36"
    Ground: frozen
    Terrain: typical NE singletrack

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Snowmobile track.

    Friction spikes prolly.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    NTEC DOTs

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Whatever my sponsors sell.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    ride through?

    might be a bit too deep...you'll get stuck, so a ski/track setup might be the setup of choice

    generally if it's deep, tire choice *can* make a difference, but they pack quickly and a better way is adding grade 8 carriage bolts going inside out

    otherwise, fluffy snow is a blast...have fun!

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Maxim's shagged old Vee's with screws. 'Cause that's what I got.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Paddle tire?

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    Darkside

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    I was thinking like this guy did.


    But after watching this 426 plow through snow, instead of over it, the pucker factor went up. Any downed trees would be a hidden obstacle. Rocks too.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Maxim's shagged old Vee's with screws. 'Cause that's what I got.
    Don't work for shit in snow this deep. My new semi-informed opinion is a motorcycle is the wrong tool for the job in snow this deep. Just can't be done.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Don't work for shit in snow this deep. My new semi-informed opinion is a motorcycle is the wrong tool for the job in snow this deep. Just can't be done.
    Who whoa whoa, thats crazy talk

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    it'll work....get a few guys and lift it

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Haha, that doesn't look fun. You should attach this to the front;


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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Haha, that doesn't look fun. You should attach this to the front;

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    I think the 50 or the 70 are going to get a workout on the streets in my neighborhood tonight or tomorrow

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    Trials tire all the...wait, nvm

    Awesome pic...I have the same with an xr80 somewhere

    Not gonna lie...I do miss fooling around in snow. We got some on new years eve up in the mountains, but I worked those 2 days and it melted quickly...

    If you have the space in the yard, snow blow a little windy track and stud some tires...as the snow melts, the track conditions will change keeping interesting, or if you run off the track, you will just fall in snow

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by B440 View Post
    Haha, that doesn't look fun.
    Yeah. Was fun right up until I realized the bike was really fucking stuck there. That DRZ gains about 4-5 hundred pounds in situations like that.

    Had fun ripping through town though. Got some really strange looks from the guys in the plow trucks. Couple thumbs up from the college kids.

    So I've determined that with 8-12" of snow a dirt bike can be fun. In 20-something" it isn't. For that you need a proper snow machine.. or maybe an ATV.

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Ripping through town? Is there still snow on the roads?

    Straight knobbies? Long stops, use steady throttle sort of thing? Sort of like riding in sand

    I took the XR and RM around town in snowstorms too...not plated though

    Next 2 bubba threads: school me on snowmobiles? Or school me on a ski/track system for my 2 stroke?

    i went so far as googling ways to make my own track system from an old dirt wheel and a snow blower track haha

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    No snowmobiles. No tracks. I have enough hobbies.

    Those are studded knobbies. Braking performance was actually pretty good. Slight issue getting power to the ground though. Just a hint of wheel spin.

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Is there still snow on the roads?

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    No, lol...how deep is the snow on the roads? Is it hardpacked?

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Nice...wonder how a rockon does in this snow

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    I have one that I will fix up one of these days...

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    Re: What Tires for 24-30" of Fluffy Snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Nice...wonder how a rockon does in this snow
    Rokons are the honey badger of the motorcycle world. They just don't care. Nothing stops them.

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