That’s right, the Russians are coming to a snowmobile near you. What? Well, maybe not actual Russians, but their snowmobile tracks are coming to North America. Composit builds tracks for the European market and is ready to invade the North America market after years of preparation and continued development.
The performance track that is of interest to us is the Talon series of tracks, available in many popular lengths and lug heights. Right now it is available in 1.1”, 1.25” and 1.5” lug heights in the 2.52” and 2.86” drive pitches in several popular lengths from 120” to 146”, with taller 1.75” lug heights coming soon. They use metric height numbers, so we have a Talon 28 (1.1”), Talon 32 (1.25”) and Talon 38 (1.5”).
Popular Arctic Cat racer and speed shop entrepreneur Dale Fett at Fett Brothers Performance has been running the Talon tracks for a while now and is going to be the distributor for Composit here in the states. Fett tells us there is quite a demand for some competition in the track business, instead of being able to only run tracks from a single supplier. To this point, we expect the Composit tracks to be competitively priced, but they are very careful to point out that product quality and durability are not going to be sacrificed simply to make a track cheaper. For example, they only build two-ply tracks that are fully clipped and they are currently only offering us their best high performance tracks, the Talon series.
Maybe you question the ability of a Russian company to produce quality rubber products? Some of the finest winter tires in the world are manufactured in Russia; many of the famous Nokian brand winter tires (from Finland) are actually made in Russia. Nokian all-weather tires are currently in use by two of the SnowTech test riders, right now!
To learn more visit composit-usa.com or contact FBP at 218-334-3388.
From the September 2014 Issue of SnowTech Magazine (Aug 2014)
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