Sold - Alpine SkiBikes SkiBike #2 - £300

Posted: Sunday, 18 September 2016 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , , ,
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This is the second of a pair of skibikes for sale built by a fan of this Blog. Sadly they have been virtually unused ever since, skibiking may not be for everybody, it wasn't for him, but if it's for you then this is your chance to buy a ready to ride skibike for much less than the cost of the individual components.

This skibike has now been sold, but here is a link to the first skibike of the pair which is still for sale.

For sale - a pair of Alpine Skibikes mtb conversions for £300 each

Using the design philosophy of Wayne Richards and his ever popular "DIY Skibike Design" series of articles as a skibike builders bible, he religiously followed all the same principles.

As Wayne recommends the frame is a basic Y shaped full suspension frame, this shape makes for very convenient loading on the chairlift; you can even sit on some chairs with the skibike between your legs without causing fouling, just like a pro.

It is a 16” frame measured from the centre of the crank to the seat post, constructed from aluminium it is both strong and corrosion resistant. The overall weight is 13.1 Kg.

For sale - 18" frame skibike

The forks are basic 1 1/8” units, possibly by RST or Zoom with 100mm or 4" of travel with BMX handlebars mounted on an Ahead stem.

The rear suspension is a basic coil sprung, un-damped unit with an eye to eye distance of 155 mm.

For sale - skibike ready to ride for £300

The skis fitted are Brenter a market leading brand which should need no introduction.

Obviously there is nothing state of the art about this combination, but then neither is the asking price, which even includes delivery within the UK.

The beauty of this style of skibike conversion is the way you can upgrade parts to a much better specification easily and very economically by trawling eBay, mountain bike forums and Facebook groups for unwanted new or second hand parts.

This Alpine Skibikes skibike conversion has been priced at £300 for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK. It can be sent to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

It is rare to find freestyle skibikes offered for sale in the UK, especially a matching pair, stock is limited to these two skibikes, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your next winter holiday.

This skibike has now been sold, but here is a link to the first skibike of the pair which is still for sale.


UPDATES:

11/01/16 - Now sold

5 comments:

  1. Matteo says:

    Are these still available? Can you ship to Italy? How much would that be?

  1. Both are still available. Shipping to Italy could be possible, but expensive. Drop me a message through the contact page or Facebook to give me more information about where exactly in Italy.

  1. Shipping to Italy would cost £35 extra.

  1. Are these still available and can u ship to New Mexico in the US

  1. Josh Jaramillo, both skibikes are still available, but shipping to the USA + import duties and taxes would not be cost effective. Join the discussion on our Facebook group and Matt Hanson should be able to sort you out some very good US specific deals. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/369612046423537/