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Winter is Coming… So, Ride a Sno-Go Ski Bike Like an MTB

SNO-GO Ski Bikes Shralp it with powder skiesPhoto c. Sno-Go
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Let’s pretend for a moment that you don’t feel like riding your fat tire bike in the snow this season. Let’s also pretend that you want to blend skiing, snowboarding, and oh, let’s say… mountain biking. That works out great because Sno-Go has the ski bike you always wanted… introducing three new models of ski bikes, the Ripple, the Shift, and the Shifted.

SNO-GO Ski Bikes gettin air

Ski bikes are supposed to be the winter’s fastest-growing sport. Salt Lake City’s Sno Go, a global leader in snow bikes, says they are anticipating demand for their product “more than double this year”. Sno-Go is endorsed by the PSIA-AASI and claims to be the only ANSI-compliant, chairlift-accessible ski bikes in the market.

They also state that “unlike skiing or snowboarding, snow biking is relatively easy to learn”, saying that it can be learned in one day as opposed to “weeks of expensive lessons or discipline-specific gear”.

We are beyond stoked to produce this range of new models and offer everyone from seasoned Sno-Go enthusiasts to those new to snogoing a truly better experience,” says Sno-Go Marketing Director, Rob Aseltine. “Our expanded line of bikes simply allows more people to get hooked on snogoing”.

All this sounds pretty convincing, and the ski bikes themselves look fun AF… even though when it comes to being cold and wet, I’m usually a “no-go”.

But, let’s take a look at the three different models.

SNO-GO Ski Bikes line up

Sno-Go Shift

SNO-GO Ski Bikes Shift
Sno-Go Shift

The refreshed and revamped flagship model, the Shift offers several upgrades to further enhance the rider’s experience. These include an all-new ANSI-compliant EZ-Load bar and a spine guard to protect the bike frame from damage caused when coming in contact with a chair lift.

Some other upgrades include an improved rear chassis design built from Sno-Go’s advanced g4 line of components. “This forged aluminum alloy blend increases strength and durability while also providing the most responsive and durable ski bike construction in the market”.

Shift Features and Retail

Retail: $2,499 (all-mountain ski-equipped); $2,849 when bundled with powder skis)

Colors: Dark Mode, Mauve, Blue Steel, Rustfire

Features:

  • The bike that is pioneering the fastest-growing winter sport
  • The most intuitive snow riding experience for ski resorts
  • EZ-Load Bar for secure chairlift loading, featuring HyveX composite technology
  • Spine Guard for added protection during chairlift loading
  • Forged aluminum alloy blend within G4 components. S.L.A.T.® – Synchronized Lateral Articulation Tech
  • Tool-Less Quick Release for easy transport and storage
  • All-mountain equipped ski; powder ski compatible
  • Fully adjustable stem to optimize rider fit
  • Rider Weight: 100 – 250 lbs
  • Rider Height: 5” – 6’3”
  • Terrain: Green, Blue, Black, Double Black
  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Sno-Go Ripple

SNO-GO Ski Bikes Ripple
Sno-Go Ripple

All new for teens or lighter riders, the Ripple is designed specifically for casual yet nimble runs on more groomed surfaces. The lightweight HyveX performance components mixed with a fixed stem make the Ripple easier for teens and smaller riders to maneuver while on the mountain and far easier to carry. The Ripple also comes with an EZ-Load bar and fits riders from 5′ tall to 5’10” with a weight range up to 150lbs.

Ripple Features and Retail

Retail: $1,999

Colors: Blue Steel, Mauve

Features:

  • A lighter bike for the lighter rider (the lightest bike offered)
  • Easier carrying and transporting
  • Plush carving and control delivered by S.L.A.T.
  • Tool-Less Quick Release for easy transport and storage
  • EZ-Load Bar for secure chairlift loading, featuring HyveX composite technology
  • Spine Guard for added protection during chairlift loading
  • All-mountain-equipped skis; not approved for powder skis
  • Rider Weight: 90-150 lbs; max rider weight is 150 lbs
  • Rider Height: 5” – 5’10
  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Sno-Go Shifted

SNO-GO Ski Bikes Shifted studio
Sno-Go Shifted

Bringing you a brand new, truly premium ski bike, the Shifted model is designed for the performance-oriented Sno-Go rider. It includes the same improvements found on the new Shift model but features a top-tier FOX 34 Float Factory suspension fork. It’s spec’d switch Sno-Go’s wide powder skis and a stem, bars, and grips made by MTB brand, Deity Components.

These upgrades are said to shave a full two pounds off the Shift model but still deliver a sturdy and more responsive front end. The most aggressive Sno-Go riders can find “improved handling and greater stability in everything from the tricky terrain park features to untouched gladed runs”.

SNO-GO Ski Bikes mid-carve

Shifted Features and Retail

Retail: $3,599 (powder ski-equipped); $3,399 (all-mountain ski-equipped)

Colors: Dark Mode, Rustfire

Features:

  • The performance-driven evolution of the best-selling Sno-Go Shift
  • Top-tier Fox 34 Float Factory front suspension fork
  • Deity fixed cockpit (bar, stem, grips) for precision handling and control
  • EZ-Load Bar for secure chairlift loading, featuring HyveX composite technology
  • Spine Guard for added protection from the chairlift
  • Forged aluminum alloy blend within G4 chassis components
  • S.L.A.T.® – Synchronized Lateral Articulation Tech
  • Toolless Quick Release for easy transport and storage
  • Customizable build with Powder skis or All-mountain skis
  • Rider Weight: 100 – 250 lbs
  • Rider Height (50 mm rise on bar): 5” – 5’6”
  • Rider Height (80 mm rise on bar): 5’6” – 6’3”
  • Terrain: Blue, Black, Double Black
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
SNO-GO Ski Bikes with Trekker paks

Sno-Go uses its innovative three-ski design and patented S.L.A.T. (Synchronized Lateral Articulation Technology) that allows riders the ability to replicate the turning radius and stopping power of skiers and snowboarders.

Sno-Go is the only ski bike allowed at over 230 resorts across North America, the only ski bike endorsed by the PSIA-AASI, and the only bike ridden by professional instructors, athletes, and resort operators, all of which has allowed international recognition as an easier-to-learn alternative to skiing and snowboarding.”

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Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Ski Trike*****

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