*** This is an article about the best glide plates for your dirt bike

Protecting your electric dirt bike while riding is actually more important than you think. You take steps to protect your body from the abuse that comes from dirt biking.

While electric dirt bikes are pretty tough and can take abuse there are a few things that are a must when riding singletrack or hard enduro. 

Riding your electric dirt bike on single track you will encounter some obstacles. 

  • Rocks
  • Ledges
  • Roots
  • Trees

Roots, trees, and rocks are not your friend when it comes to dirt biking. While its fun to be challenged and get your dirt bike up and over these things, it’s essential that you protect your dirt bike’s frame and undercarriage from damage.

How do you protect your frame and bottom of your electric dirt bike?

Glide plate…..

What is a Glide Plate?

A dirt bike Glide plate is a special piece of material that fits up against the frame of your dirt bike. It will protect your frame and also the underside of the dirt bike.

Are Dirt Bike Glide Plates just for protection?

No. dirt bike glide plates are also used for performance.

For example….when trying to cross a log and that is so big that you end up hitting the frame and case against the log and you get hung up…. a dirt bikes glide plate acts as a smooth surface allowing the bike to continue to slide over the log or rock instead of getting stuck or hung up.

Not all dirt bike glide plates are created equal when it comes to the gliding factor. We will touch on this later.

Nowadays most quality dirt bike glide plates are made from the following materials:

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Fiber

Below is a list of all the best dirt bike glide plates that you can get. At the very bottom of this article, we will go into detail on which materials are the VERY BEST for gliding over obstacles.

There is NO order to dirt bike glide plates below.

Best Glide Plastic Plates for your Electric Dirt Bike

High Quality Plastic glide plates for your dirt bike:

AXP GLIDE PLATES

AXP GLIDE PLATES

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AXP Racing makes a quality plastic glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • HPDE 6mm Thick plastic
  • CNC Machined for a perfect fit
  • No Vibration
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

SXSLIDE GLIDE PLATES

SXSLIDE GLIDE PLATES
This is the SXSlide Glide plate mounted on my Ice Bike

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SXSlide Plate makes a quality plastic glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • HPDW 1/4″ Thick plastic
  • No Vibration
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

TM DESIGNWORKS GLIDE PLATES

TM DESIGNWORKS GLIDE PLATES

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TM Designworks Plate makes a quality plastic glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Nylon Composite
  • No Vibration
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

POLISPORT GLIDE PLATES

POLISPORT GLIDE PLATES

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Polisport Glide Plate makes a quality plastic glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Plastic
  • No Vibration
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

Best Carbon Fiber Glide Plates for your Dirt Bike

High Quality Carbon Fiber glide plates for your dirt bike:

P3 CARBON FIBER GLIDE PLATES

P3 CARBON FIBER GLIDE PLATES

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P3 Carbon Fiber Glide Plate makes a quality carbon fiber glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, and Biaxial Fiberglass composites for super high impact strength.
  • Hand made in the USA
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

E LINE CARBON FIBER GLIDE PLATES

E LINE CARBON FIBER GLIDE PLATES

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E Line Carbon Fiber Glide Plate makes a quality Carbon Fiber glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Lightweight carbon fiber composite construction
  • Pre-drilled mounting holes precisely located for easy and quick attachment
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

Best Aluminum Glide Plates for your Dirt Bike

FLATLAND RACING GLIDE PLATES

FLATLAND RACING GLIDE PLATES

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Flatland Racing aluminum dirt bike glide plate makes a quality aluminum glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Made of rugged 3/16″ aluminum.
  • Feature tig welded engine guards.
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

WORKS CONNECTION GLIDE PLATES

WORKS CONNECTION GLIDE PLATES

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Works Connection aluminum dirt bike glide plate makes a quality aluminum glide plate that is made from the following materials:

  • CNC and formed from aircraft-grade 6061 T-6 aluminum.
  • Unique Rubber Isolator Mounting System (RIMS)
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

ENDURO ENGINEERING GLIDE PLATES

ENDURO ENGINEERING GLIDE PLATES

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Enduro Engineering aluminum dirt bike glide plate makes a quality aluminum plate that is made from the following materials:

  • CNC Machined Aluminum Components Tig Welded For A Precise Fit
  • Enlarged/Higher Side Wings For Greater Rock Protection
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

RICOCHET GLIDE PLATES

RICOCHET GLIDE PLATES

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Ricochet aluminum dirt bike glide plate makes a quality aluminum plate that is made from the following materials:

  • Made from 5/32″ or 3/16″ Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Mounted with super tough steel clamps
  • High resistance to heavy impacts

Now for the information that you scrolled all the way to the bottom for….

The best material for a dirt bike glide plate?

Plastic…..

I know right. You are probably thinking about how is a plastic glide plate better than carbon fiber and aluminum. 

Plastic has come a long way and is pretty much as tough as carbon fiber and aluminum.

Plastic has WAY BETTER gliding capabilities than aluminum. 

Aluminum tends to get hung up on rocks or log crossings. 

Carbon Fiber has good gliding or sliding capabilities but I just don’t feel like it can take the huge impact hits that the plastic gives you and aluminum.

Now if you want the lightest sleekiest glide plate, then the Carbon Fiber glide plates are the ticket.

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No matter what you choose it’s MUCH better to protect the bottom of your beloved electric dirt bike!

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