Ultimate PLOW bike?

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FL
Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 7:29 Quote
You know how bike reviewers state this bike is or isn’t a “plow” bike?

Which bikes in particular would you consider plow bikes?

And are there any such bikes with give or take 150mm rear travel?

What are y’alls thoughts? Do coil shocks need to be present? Or is it a leverage rate thing?

Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 7:38 Quote
150mm is not generally considered "plow bike" spec, but you can get a bike that plows reasonably well at that travel.

I have a 150mm V3 SC Bronson and I would say it plows. It has an air shock, so I would say plowing is very dependent upon the geometry, although coil is generally more planted and plow friendly. It will get overwhelmed at a certain point, so it is not as plowy as say a 29er with more travel on a coil, but it is quite planted up until you hit double black tech trails at speed.

Most bikes that can be pushed ambitiously these days plow well to a certain degree. You can always set up your bike to plow by changing the suspension settings, ride/cockpit position, add heavier/damper tires and/or a coil, etc.

Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 8:20 Quote
I would recommend an ebike as it will be much easier to pull the plow.

FL
Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 13:57 Quote
Good ideas MT36

Thanks

Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 14:07 Quote
No worries man. Good luck.

FL
Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 19:03 Quote
Forbidden Dreadnought. You’re welcome glad I could help

FL
Posted: Feb 2, 2023 at 21:17 Quote
take your normal size of bike and size up, instant plow bike.

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