Fr-X Bike - Dead or Alive?

Posted: Thursday, 8 December 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

Fr-X Bike, is the Gallic outlet for Matt Hanson's Alpine SkiBikes conversion kits. Sadly the website seems to have grown a lot of weeds since 2008 and I thought that it was dead in the water.
I filled in a mail form expecting there to be no reply, but to my surprise one arrived about a week later.

Matthieu Hensinger has been working since 2005 trying to develop skibiking in France. Not only has he been selling diy conversion kits, but he has also taken to the road in a van equipped with demo skibikes; making videos, photos and interviews with more than 2000 people he met along the way.

As will be familiar to many, lots of French ski resorts are scared but such activities, many can't or don't want to give official authorisations, even when provided with the correct certifications and copies of agreements.

Unfortunately other work commitments have taken up progressively more of his time, but he promises some new items on offer for the 2011-12 season.

Matthieu Hensinger and Camille Lepley in their shop