I was wondering why the sno pros don't have sway bars and the firecats do. Same witrh the mountain cats, they dont have sway bars and the zr's do, is it just a weight thing? or somthing about the agility of the sled?
Having or not having sway bars has nothing to do with weight. They have everything to
do with handling.
A snocross machine does not use them because of the handling characteristics of the machine.
Snocross machines don't care about roll and a stable ride because they are not racking up mile after mile. They let the spring and shock rates do the work.
Many riders have different opinions about this subject but ultimately a swaybar does not have a significant effect on weight to answer your question.
ok. my brother in law who races for cat says," if you have a sway bar you do not have independent front suspension. because the sway bar does not let each side function indepently. if there is a bump on the left ski and not on the right , it makes the right ski react to the bump on the left. there is some flex, but it will affect the sled. id does not affect the turning of the sled unless you are on an ice oval or such.
I race and the reason we don't use them is because when you land a jump one one ski first having a swaybar can through you off. If you take off the sway bar it will corect you more slowly and not through you
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