The well-engineered heel lift function with micro shock absorbers and its 540mm long frame provide a ride that will meet the expectations of cross skaters as well as of classic inline skate users. This skike can be driven hands free, of course. In addition, this model weighs less than any other skike before _ despite of its 40 mm longer wheelbase. The v8 LIFT SPEED - fitness and endurance training with fun factor!
Construction: All frame and outrigger units are made of special aluminum. On the basis of conventional 6061 aluminum material a quality was achieved by using a special process, developed by skike and additional T4 curing, which that of the conventional "aircraft aluminum" has even been enhanced significantly. By specific arrangement of production processes a stress-and crack-free finish is obtained which can also absorb above-average loads permanently. This unique construction ensures minimal weight and a safe and worry-free use with unrestricted riding pleasurennThe new double frame with less material thickness provides, despite of its 4 cm longer wheelbase, at the same weight, the same stability and load capacity , usual from skike v07 PLUS. The heel-lift plate for the heel lift system is connected through our proven bearing to the frame and guarantees ease of motion in the ankle as well as in the LIFT function.
Adjustment: As the world´s only provider every skike offers the option to adjust the position of the legs for an optimal use. The adjustment of the position of the legs gives additional safety, and provides the user with a much greater riding pleasure, faciliates the movements and reduces the strain. The sophisticated design allows for easy adjustment and correction, even with already strapped skikes. The easy exchange of the position of the front wheel modifies the length of the contact patch. Thereby it always brings different shoe sizes and shoe styles in the correct Position for an optimal riding feel.
Brake: The calf brake system -patented by skike only- which meanwhile has been imitated by almost every provider, leaves no open queries in terms of safety issues. Often copied but still unequaled with a braking effect of about 6m/sec. All skike brake shoes, whether brass, aluminum or aluminum black, stand for greatest possible safety in the field and on the road. The system is not to exeed in its simplicity and the associated effectiveness. With a few simple and easy steps the braking effect can be adjusted for short and rapid braking as well as for more clearance before the brake grips. Adjustable for every one according to ability and requirement.
Wheels: The v8 LIFT SPEED 125 is standardly equipped with 125/24 mm PU wheels. The shore hardness of 87 is aligned with the features of this device and provides a dynamic riding experience. Splash proof ball bearings in 6901 2RS industrial Quality, with cylindrical bearing bushings, guarantee an absolute light running at durable use. Retrofitting with 145/24 mm PU wheels makes an additional gain of speed possible. By changing of wheels the SPEED can also easily be converted into a CROSS version. Belts:The soft and smooth straps on the calf and foot, made of highly elastic, enormous tensile strength nylon material, guaranteeing a perfect fit of every shoe on the skike. Compared to ratchet belt systems, the belts are characterized by less pressure marks and less weight. The stepless adjustability provides safety and adaptation to almost any shoe shape and size. The crafted from the highest quality nylon material -Universal Pad- ensures pleasant wearing comfort in the calf area and can additionally be used on request at the foot straps to increase the wearing comfort.
Technical Details • Mobile with leisure, tennis or outdoor shoes • Shoe size women : 5.5 - 14, adjustable heel strap • Shoe size men : 4.5 - 13, adjustable heel strap • Wheel diameter : 125 or 145 mm • Bearings: ABEC5 6901 2RS in industrial quality • Wheelbase : 540mm • Weight per skike : 1765 g (125mm), 1909 g (145mm) • Light weight aluminum 2-piece frame • Adjustable patented X / O leg compensation • Effective patented brakes on both skikes • Officially confirmed deceleration values of more than 6.5 m/s²
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am thoroughly enjoying my new Skikes. I mainly got them because I can no longer run due to knee issues and want something I can do outside to get exercise. While I have occasionally cross-country skied, I am not a serious XC skier.
The Skikes are like rollerblades but are more flexible in what surfaces they can run on - they can go up and down very steep hills as long as the pavement is not horrible. They definitely need poles, not only do they help to get a good XC skate ski kind of stroke going, they help catch you if you lose your balance or your wheel catches on something. The brakes take some getting used to, so don't just start down a steep hill right away, but with practice they are very easy and reliable to use. They advertise the Skikes as similar to XC skate skiing and I would agree it has a very similar feel. They are fast, but not as fast as a bicycle. The v8s are lighter than earlier models but still weigh a fair amount - they feel a bit heavier than...
Awesome product. Very fast skate and the heal lift makes it like x country skiing.
The V8 Lift Speed and Cross use the same chassis, a binding connected to the roller base by four _very weak_ rivets - all four failed at once on mine, causing a nasty crash as if slipping on a banana peel. There was no warning beforehand, it just simply broke - a couple of weeks of joyful rolling about, always in protective gear, always averaging 3mph, just up and down the home hills. I don't even weigh half of the declared weight limit of 120 kg, and I am a conservative user in the truest sense. Also, my first pair arrived with only three axle pins, one of them broken - simply returned, not expecting any bigger issues. Also noteworthy, the 125mm wheels of this model make engaging the brakes much more difficult, you have to practically hyperextend your knee, even with maximal adjustment in the back for early brake engagement. The Cross model has 150mm wheels, no such issue. Regardless, both have that chassis with the underpowered, failing rivets. I feel compelled to post this warning...
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