For Sale - Lenz Sport Alpine Brawler #1 - £ Offers

Posted: Saturday, 27 July 2019 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: ,
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This is the first of a pair of Lenz Sport Alpine Brawlers, available as pre-season offers. The owner is based in South Germany, but Worldwide shipping will be available, the USA would cost around $120 for example.

For sale - Lenz Sport Alpine Brawler - £ Offers

Already a well-respected manufacturer of high-end mountain bikes, Lenz Sport entered the ski bike market in 2004 after Devin Lenz, the owner of the company, traded two of his old mountain bike frames for some commercially made ski bike conversion kits.
The brand has been continuously evolving since then, most of the parts are manufactured in house to very high standards  Everything about these skibikes oozes the sort of bespoke quality rarely seen elsewhere and Lenz Sport has become the benchmark against which many other brands are judged.

The Alpine Brawler was an early model which clearly took a lot of design cues from the sport of Motocross riding. It offers a lot of suspension travel, which is ideal for those who want to do a lot of off piste riding or get big air in the snow parks. The heft of this model will aid stability at speed even over the roughest terrain, but it would be best appreciated by the younger, fitter or more athletic rider. In short, it's not for "here hold my beer" old codgers.


Condition:

It is still in very good condition, the current owner works in the automotive industry and doesn't mess about when it comes to maintenance. It comes with a fresh serviced pair of SB12 skis. The forks and damper have been serviced as well. The rear adapter, bushings and bearings are brand new


Specifications:
  • Medium frame size
  • Marzocchi 888 fork, RC3 Evo V2 with 200mm travel
  • Fox Vanilla R rear damper with a white 750 Eibach spring
  • Stock handlebars
  • Lenz Sport SB12 skis with 103 cm length and 12 meter radius
  • Rear adapter, bushings and bearings are brand new
  • Lenz SECUREST chairlift managing system
  • Lenz precision machined ski mounting system
  • Stock long padded seat

Collection:
 
Collection is possible, the owner is based in South Germany, but Worldwide shipping will be available. The USA would cost around $120 for example.


Summary:

This is a premium specification skibike which retailed at $3274 (over £2000) in the USA. For UK & European buyers, items like this don't come up for sale in Europe very often. Even if you can find similar items in the USA, don't be fooled by the price shown in Dollars. Once you have paid the courier costs (£75+), import duty (2.7% of value), VAT (20% of value) and sundry other "incidental" costs, the real price could be nearly doubled.


Contact:

Send your offer as a message through the contact form or alternatively through Facebook and I will get the seller to contact you if it is accepted.



UPDATES:

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For Sale - Lenz Sport Alpine Brawler #2 - £ Offers

Posted: by Mark Kinnon in Labels: ,
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This is the first of a pair of Lenz Sport Alpine Brawlers, available as pre-season offers. The owner is based in South Germany, but Worldwide shipping will be available, the USA would cost around $120 for example.

For sale - Lenz Sport Alpine Brawler - £ Offers

Already a well-respected manufacturer of high-end mountain bikes, Lenz Sport entered the ski bike market in 2004 after Devin Lenz, the owner of the company, traded two of his old mountain bike frames for some commercially made ski bike conversion kits.
The brand has been continuously evolving since then, most of the parts are manufactured in house to very high standards  Everything about these skibikes oozes the sort of bespoke quality rarely seen elsewhere and Lenz Sport has become the benchmark against which many other brands are judged.

The Alpine Brawler was an early model which clearly took a lot of design cues from the sport of Motocross riding. It offers a lot of suspension travel, which is ideal for those who want to do a lot of off piste riding or get big air in the snow parks. The heft of this model will aid stability at speed even over the roughest terrain, but it would be best appreciated by the younger, fitter or more athletic rider. In short, it's not for "here hold my beer" old codgers.


Condition:

It is still in very good condition, the current owner works in the automotive industry and doesn't mess about when it comes to maintenance. It comes with a fresh serviced pair of SB12 skis. The forks and damper have been serviced as well. The rear adapter, bushings and bearings are brand new


Specifications:
  • Medium frame size
  • Marzocchi 888 fork, RCV with 200 mm travel
  • Fox Vanilla R rear damper with a white 600 Fox spring
  • Stock handlebars
  • Lenz Sport SB12 skis with 103 cm length and 12 meter radius
  • Lenz SECUREST chairlift managing system
  • Lenz precision machined ski mounting system
  • Stock long padded seat

Collection:
 
Collection is possible, the owner is based in South Germany, but Worldwide shipping will be available. The USA would cost around $120 for example.


Summary:

This is a premium specification skibike which retailed at $3274 (over £2000) in the USA. For UK & European buyers, items like this don't come up for sale in Europe very often. Even if you can find similar items in the USA, don't be fooled by the price shown in Dollars. Once you have paid the courier costs (£75+), import duty (2.7% of value), VAT (20% of value) and sundry other "incidental" costs, the real price could be nearly doubled.


Contact:

Send your offer as a message through the contact form or alternatively through Facebook and I will get the seller to contact you if it is accepted.



UPDATES:

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Sold - Line Mike Nick Pro Skiboards with padded carry bag bag - £85

Posted: Saturday, 27 October 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,
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These Canadian made Line skiboards make excellent ski bike skis. The 98cm length makes for a fast and stable ski, their girth helps with flotation in powder and all mountain riding. The wood core construction used is strong and well suited to the demands of aggressive freestyle riding.

For sale - Line Mike Nick Pro skiboards - £85

From personal experience this top of the range signature model of Line skiboard make for a confidence inspiring set up; ideal for intermediate and advanced level riders seeking all mountain fun.

For sale - Line Mike Nick Pro skiboards - £85

They are equipped with threaded inserts in a 4 x 4 mounting pattern. This allows them to be rapidly mounted to Alpine Skibikes or similar 4 x 4 compatible skibike adapters. They are in good condition with some wear showing to the cap sheet, the bases have a few deeper scratches that have been filled. One ski has been fitted with a retainer on the tip for use as a skibike rear ski. They will come sharpened and waxed ready for use.


Features:
  • Length: 98cm
  • Dimensions: Tip - 118mm / Waist - 100mm / Tail - 118mm
  • Sidecut: 10m (est.)
  • Construction: Wood core
  • Colour: Black
  • Origin: Made in Canada
  • 4 x 4 Mounting System


They are on offer for just £85; the price includes a padded Line carry bag and delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Line Mike Nick Pro skiboards, carry bag included

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


Updates:

26/01/19 - Now sold

Sold - Line Pro Skiboards - £60

Posted: Saturday, 20 October 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,
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These Canadian made Line skiboards make excellent ski bike skis. Their length of 98cm makes for a fast yet stable at ski speed, their girth helps with flotation in powder or generally riding off-piste. The wood core construction used is strong and well suited to the demands of aggressive riding.

For sale - Line Pro skiboards - £60

From personal experience Line skiboards make for a confidence inspiring skibike set up; ideal for intermediate and advanced level riders seeking all mountain riding.

They are in good condition with some wear showing to the cap sheet or base. They will come sharpened and waxed ready for use.


Features:
  • Length: 98cm
  • Dimensions: Tip - 118mm / Waist - 101mm / Tail - 118mm
  • Sidecut: 10m (est.)
  • Construction: Wood core
  • Colour: Black
  • Origin: Made in Canada
For sale - Line Pro skiboards - £60

They are on offer for just £60; the price includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


Updates:

18/01/19 - Now Sold

Sold - Salomon SB9 SnowBlades with padded carry bag bag - £55

Posted: Saturday, 13 October 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,
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I have experienced these excellent Austrian made Salomon Snowblades both on a ski bike and conventionally on my feet! Their short length of 85cm makes for a very agile and fast turning ski. The composite construction used is both lightweight and strong.

For sale - Salomon SB9 SnowBlades - £55

From personal experience they made for a very friendly, forgiving skibike set up; ideal for beginner and intermediate level riders. The short length would also make them a favourite choice for BMX based skibike conversions where regular Snowblades or skiboards would be too long.

For sale - Salomon SB9 Snow Blades - £55

They are in great condition with only slight wear to the cap sheet or base. They have had a recent base grind and will come sharpened and waxed ready for use.


Features:
  • Length: 85cm
  • Dimensions: Tip - 109mm / Waist - 90mm / Tail - 108mm
  • Sidecut: 8m (est.)
  • Construction: Composite core
  • Colour: Black/Blue
  • Origin: Made in Austria
Salomon SnowBlades - good for SMX and BMX skibikes

They are on offer for just £55; the price includes a Salomon padded carry bag and delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries.


Updates:

07/12/18 - Now sold

For sale - Winter X Bike Footpegs - £25

Posted: Saturday, 6 October 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , , ,
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I used Winter X Bike foot pegs for years on my skibikes, the US based company was the first to start the D.I.Y. mountain bike to skibike conversion craze.

As with other similar products this Winter X Bike kit is designed to fit into the cavity normally occupied by a bike frame bottom bracket. Fitting is very straightforward and should only take minutes to complete.
The foot pegs have a serrated edge to grip your footwear and offer plenty of grip in cold, icy conditions. They have huge voids to allow the snow to fall through and not build up.

For sale - Winter X Bike footpegs - £25

The foot pegs have been used, but baring some cosmetic scratches are still in great condition with only very slight wear to the finish.


Features:
  • Light weight
  • Strong
  • Low profile
  • Dimensions: Overall width  cm
  • Construction: Alloy Pedals, Steel Mounting Bolt
  • Colour: Natural silver
  • Origin: Made in U.S.A.


They are on offer for just £25; the price includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


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Sold - Gigantic Snowbike Foot pegs - £25

Posted: Saturday, 29 September 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,
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I have used these well designed Gigantic Snowbike foot pegs on a number of occasions, the Czech Republic based company sells a variety of sporting goods including skibike conversion kits.

For sale - Gigantic Snowbike foot pegs - £25

As with other similar products this Gigantic Snowbike kit is designed to fit into the cavity normally occupied by a bike frame bottom bracket. Fitting is very straightforward and should only take minutes to complete.
The foot pegs have raised pins to grip your footwear and offer plenty of grip in cold, icy conditions. They have plenty of voids to allow the snow to fall through and not build up. Their wide spacing is good for your stance whilst riding and inspires confidence.
You will need a frame with a high centre bracket or whilst carving turns you might find the foot pegs catching the snow. This shouldn't be any problem with a modern downhill frame, it was just something I noticed with my 20 year old vintage mountain bike.

The foot pegs have been lightly used, but are still in great condition with only very slight wear to the finish visible.


Features:
  • Light weight
  • Strong
  • Stable riding platform
  • Dimensions: Overall width 28 cm
  • Construction: Alloy Pedals, Steel Mounting Bolt
  • Colour: Natural silver
  • Origin: Made in Czech Republic


They are on offer for just £25; the price includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


Updates:

07/04/19 - Now sold

Sold - Winter X Bike SkiBike Conversion Kit - £120

Posted: Saturday, 17 February 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,
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Following comments on The SkiBike Shop Facebook Group that there is nothing available for those on a limited budget; I have decided to sell this original Winter X Bike / Alpine SkiBikes skibike conversion kit.

I used this kit on my #1 skibike which I built for myself in December 2009, since then the skibike evolved a number of times and throughout this kit was the basis.

The front adaptors are fitted with 9mm axles, a standard fitting found on many brands of affordable suspension forks. The front adaptors have two holes for the mounting of a crank and strap arrangement to provide better high speed carving performance for advanced riders. The rear axle length is 170 mm with spacing of 135 mm for the rear triangle, another common frame standard.

For sale - Winter X Bike / Alpine SkiBikes Conversion Kit - £120

The parts are still in good condition and have been thoroughly stripped, cleaned, re-assembled, greased and clearances set for use.

On offer is one complete kit, including the original Winter X Bike foot pegs and the carving upgrade kit. The price for these parts includes delivery to the UK and Europe, it is substantially lower than any current prices offered elsewhere.

For European Union based skibikers this will be a substantial saving over the regular price. As anything imported from outside of the European Economic Area is subject to courier fees + handling fees + import duties @ 2.5% of the net value + VAT @ 20%. Do the mathematics, this is a good deal which I will not be able to repeat in future.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


UPDATES:

12/03/2018 - Now sold

Sold - Ski X Bike Skibike Conversion Kit - £120

Posted: Saturday, 27 January 2018 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: ,
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Following comments on The SkiBike Shop Facebook Group that there is nothing available for those on a limited budget; I have decided to sell this Russian made Ski X Bike skibike conversion kit.

For those that haven't seen this product before might note the striking similarity to the USA made Winter X Bike and Alpine Skibikes skibike conversion kit. If you put the two systems side by side you will note some slight differences, but having used both on identical frames I can confirm that the two manufacturer's products share very similar performance and quality.

I used this kit on my #2 skibike which I built for friends and guests to ride with me whilst I was writing The SkiBike Blog.

These front adaptors are fitted with 9mm axles, a standard fitting found on many brands of affordable suspension forks. The front adaptors have two holes for the mounting of a crank and strap arrangement to provide better high speed carving performance for advanced riders. The rear axle length is 170 mm with spacing of 135 mm for the rear triangle, another common frame standard.

For sale - Ski X Bike skibike conversion kit - £120

The parts are in good condition and have had limited use; they have been thoroughly stripped, cleaned, re-assembled, greased and clearances set for use.

On offer is one complete kit, including the original Ski X Bike foot pegs and the carving upgrade kit. The price for these parts includes delivery to the UK and Europe, it is substantially lower than any current prices offered elsewhere.

For European Union based skibikers this will be a substantial saving over the regular price. As anything imported from outside of the European Economic Area is subject to courier fees + handling fees + import duties @ 2.5% of the net value + VAT @ 20%. Do the mathematics, this is a good deal which I will not be able to repeat in future.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


UPDATES:

17/03/2018 - Now sold

Sold - Winter X Bike SkiBike Conversion Kit - £340

Posted: Sunday, 5 February 2017 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: ,
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This the latest new old stock Winter X Bike skibike conversion kit to come my way. If you are new to the skibike scene you may not be aware that Winter X Bike was the first iteration of Matt Hanson's designs, which have since been re-branded as Alpine Skibikes.

On offer is one complete kit, including the skis and foot pegs. These adapters are the first generation model fitted with 9mm axles, although you can still buy adaptors from Alpine Skibikes to run 15mm and 20mm through axle style forks too. The rear axle length is 170 mm with spacing of 135 mm for the rear triangle.

For sale - Skibike conversion kit with skis - £340

The parts are all in mint condition, the skis are still in their original shrink wrap covers.

The price for these parts is equivalent to their cost if bought in the USA at current prices. For European Union based skibikers this will be a substantial saving over the regular price. As anything imported from outside of the European Economic Area is subject to courier fees + handling fees + import duties @ 2.5% of the net value + VAT @ 20%. Do the mathematics, this is a good deal.

For sale - skibike conversion kit for any bike - £340

The cost for the complete kit of adapters, skis and foot-pegs will be £340. Free UK delivery is included, I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries


UPDATES:

27/10/18 - Now sold