By Andrew Liszewski
I can’t say I’m as fond of snow as I was in my younger days, but it still provides the occasional opportunity for reckless fun that you just can’t have in the Summer time. Snowmobiles are a good example, but if you live in a climate that experiences all 4 seasons, they tend to sit unused in the back of your garage for the majority of the year. The RadiX kit however can easily convert a dirt bike into a snow-friendly thrill ride, allowing you to use it all year round. The front wheel is replaced with a single ski that can be adjusted for extra stability while trail riding, or sharp-turning for racing down hills, while the back wheel and suspension are replaced with a patented ‘curved-paddle’ track design that works equally well on packed or powder snow.
Installing the kit will take you about 2 1/2 hours, but learning to ride a snowmobike only takes a few minutes, particularly since the bikes can stand by themselves, making balancing easy. The company claims to have hit a top speed of about 92mph on a RadiX equipped bike, and because it comes with a high-end shock system, you should have no trouble making big jumps and busting limbs. All for just $4,250.