Timbersled told us the ARO would be better in bigger, more wide-open areas, and possibly when climbing, but at no point did I feel like the Riot was giving anything up in the deeper snow or hillclimbs. In powder snow, carving turns was much easier and within 20 minutes, I felt like I could bury the handlebar at will. When riding up hills, I felt I was only restricted by the bike's power, and not the snowbike system. We did some cross-country riding through areas I would have never imagined as being possible on a dirt bike. However, it was like a day in the park on this snowbike system. Being a motocross and off-road rider, there is no doubt the Riot LE would be my choice.