Hillstrike’s Snowtrike Combines Mountain Biking And Skiing For An Intense Ride
If skiing is getting old, and snowboarding is a little to abusive on the bones, it might be time to move onto something a little more leisurely. Leisurely but still intensely fast.
A team of adrenaline sports enthusiasts from Slovenia have banded together to redevelop a winter experience for mountain bikers. Over the past few years the members from Hillstrike have been developing a snowtrike and are finally ready to launch it on Kickstarter. Born from the love of mountain biking, the team’s goal was to bring the experience to the slopes.
In 2011 when the founder Matic Hribar, a passionate mountain biker and an all-round extreme sports enthusiast, had the idea of bringing mountain biking to the snow. It was that year that the first Hillstrike Snowtrike prototype was created. He wanted the trike to be simple for use and durable enough for more extreme use. Using a carving mechanism, the downhill experience started to become transposed for use on the slopes..
Leading on from the initial carving innovation, the team began including new features such as a simple way to use the ski lifts and a safety leash not to lose the trike on the hill. They wanted to make it simple for casual users. That of course doesn’t mean that experienced riders won’t have any fun; the trike was built to withstand stunts, tricks and large jumps. The innovative pedal system offers a solid grip and high-end front suspension from ROCK SHOX absorbs everything from small bumps to big hits. The custom wood core skis are specifically designed for the trike, and are enforced on critical points to prevent breaking.
The Snowtrike is still in Kickstarter phase but will absolutely reach its goal. Especially since I just donated all my money and the cash I made from selling my snowboard and skis.