Comming from a ice racing background and with a team of four doing the 24 hr numbum in Alberta Canada for the last 7 years the set up is what wins the race. That and a reliable stock motorcycle. When it is -30 C performance isn't what you need. With a soft and plush rear shock to stiff forks and a great set of ice tires you will hall ass. Growing up in St.albert,Alberta Canada in the cold, we started riding the winding river running out of town and soon found out that a pro dirt riders are nothing on ice,well less than on dirt,With lots of throttle and heavy out side weight on your peg anybody can ride ice.