Frequent question: What is a carbide on a snowmobile?

How long do snowmobile carbides last?

depends what you’re riding on….. we’ve averaged around 700 miles on a set. Other times we’ll go longer…. other shorter.

When should I replace my snowmobile carbides?

When the carbide inserts are flush with the host bar (or torn out) it’s time to replace. I’ve used bergstrom triple point skegs for the last 4 years and they outlast the others by a long shot.

What is a skeg on a snowmobile?

Darting happens when the runners follow groves in the trail from other sleds. Over steering happens when the skis turn by themselves with no effort from the rider. Both conditions are very uncomfortable for the rider.

Do snowmobile skis wear out?

Depends on snow conditions. Your left one will wear out before the right one just from roadside riding. Maybe swap them once they start to wear a bit. Otherwise, if you’re in snow the rest of the time they’ll last quite a while.

What are ski Runners?

Like the tread of a tire, the runners of your skis are the contact patch that keeps your snowmobile pointed in the right direction.

What size carbide do I need?

What length carbide do I need? If you are a trail rider: running 96 studs or less, use a 4.5-6″ carbide; if you are running more than 96 studs, we recommend an 8-9″ carbide. If you are a Mountain/Powder rider: A minimal carbide will be sufficient: use 4″-6″ carbide.

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