SNO-GO ski bikes increase performance, reduce weight with carbon fiber components

Categories: Bike

Accessible snow sports equipment manufacturer SNO-GO (Sandy, Utah, U.S.) claims its 2022 SNO-GO ski bikes are eight pounds lighter due to the evolution of several components to carbon fiber composites, decreasing user fatigue and improving agility and responsiveness of the bike.

SNO-GO’s ski bikes are designed with the company’s patented Synchronized Lateral Articulating Technology (S.L.A.T.), engineered to allow the rear skis to articulate like a parallel skier. They are said to be easy-to-use, quickly learnable, lightweight bikes that combine all of the individual limb motor functions needed into one step — riders merely lean for left or right to turn while going downhill. SNO-GO says its bikes are currently accepted for use at more than half of U.S. ski resorts.

This year, SNO-GO launched its fourth-generation bike, which incorporates the company’s proprietary Hexed Carbon product as an effort to reduce weight and improve user experience further.

The bike’s S.L.A.T. pivoting components and front ski mount now comprise hexagonal-shaped, carbon fiber composite components manufactured by SNO-GO using what the company claims are the latest innovations in aerospace manufacturing designed to perform in harsh arctic conditions. SNO-GO says it worked with a U.S.-based engineering firm to design and test the materials prior to manufacturing. The hexagonal shape of the structures is said to reinforce and maximize strength while reducing material and overall weight.

According to SNO-GO, the eight-pound weight reduction, for the user, equates to moving four less pounds of material per foot while riding, reducing fatigue and improving agility and responsiveness.