D.I.Y., England, For Sale, SkiBike
|Custom freestyle skibike for sale - Just £450|
The original " Green Beastie " skibike is up for sale, it was a stunningly good skibike right from the start and would suit any beginner to intermediate ski biker. It has an excellent complement of components; with a Magura Odin air rear shock and Rock Shox Judy up front. It has about 150 mm suspension front and rear, the rear has multiple adjustments for your weight and style and at the front, a basic coil spring with pre-load and oil damping. Both haven't missed a beat even in some really cold conditions.
|Custom freestyle skibike for sale - 150 mm of suspension travel|
At under 10 kg it is light in weight, compared to even the latest American skibikes, including the skis. Its in very good condition, as it was powder coated in 2012 and hasn't been used much since.
|MX style folding footpegs - a neat upgrade over normal bike pegs|
This is a very easy skibike to learn on and yet solid enough not to get damaged it rides very well too. With its Y shape, it fits the lifts well and with the low top bar, the canopies can be closed on the latest Euro lifts, which does keep the other lift users happy on a cold day.
It can be easily dismantled and fits into a large suitcase, or as I prefer, a wheeled golf travel bag, together with your boots and clothes to travel on an aircraft. At 10 kg, it does leave enough clothes allowance to not need to book another bag.
Its presently fitted with Salomon Snowblades and carbon ski adaptors. The skis will be fully serviced ready to go. The Snowblades are probably a bit narrow for off-piste skibike riding, but never the less, I have spent many a happy day in powder.
Would I change to a wider pair? Probably not if you are learning, but eventually you will fit a wider pair if you are regularly going off-piste. I have a pair of wider Salomon SB10s which you could purchase from me for an additional £50.
So how much will this custom made skibike gem cost you? Just £450 ready to go. If you're interested, please use the contact form to send me a message, or leave a comment below, or join me on the Blog Facebook Group.
I have included some videos so you can get a flavour of what its like on the snow, enjoy: