Your new SkiByk comes partially assembled from the factory, this is to insure some of the key components are assembled properly and help you get on the hill sooner. However YOU MUST check all of the bolts and connections to make sure they are tight. We HIGHLY recommend you do this each time you head to the slopes.
ALERT...prior to assembly please check to insure you have all parts. If you find any parts are missing prior to assembly please contact us immediately at Chris@SkiByk.com.
3. Blue Loctite for all bolt threads (recommended)
If you are not comfortable, or lack the skills or tools to assemble the SkiByk yourself, you should take it to a qualified mechanic at a bicycle shop.
Headset components are located on the fork steerer tube
1. Remove all headset components from the fork steerer tube except the lower bearing
2. Slide the fork with the lower bearing into the head tube (Lower bearing chamfered side up)
3. Slide the upper bearing down the the steerer tube (Upper bearing chamfered side down)
4. Slide the compression ring until it seated (Chamfered side down)
5. Slide the large tapered spacer onto steerer tube
6. Slide additional spacers as needed no more than 2 spacers are recommended
Note: The top of the steerer tube has to be 1/8th of an inch below the spacer in order to tighten the top cap correctly
7. Slide Handle post over fork steerer tube
8. Slide remaining spacers over fork steerer tube to handle post
9. Insert top cap and bolt into top of fork steerer tube and tighten
N. Once top and bolt are tightened this should secure all bearings and spacers to insure there is no play.
10. Adjust handle post to face forward and tighten the two 6mm allen bolts.
NOTE make sure the handlebar clamp is straight…if you find after final assembly the bars are not straight you can make adjustments later
11. Attach Handlebars by removing the four 6mm allen bolts placing your bar in the bracket adding top clamps and bolts
12. Tighten the four 6mm allen bolts with the 6mm allen wrench.
13. Attach seat and seat post tighten seat post clamp using the 5mm Allen wrench.
14. Check the 6mm allen bolts that attach the seat to the post, insure they are tight
NOTE the seat tube clamp and seat post clamp allen bolts should be checked prior to every ride, failure to insure these are tight could cause and injury to the rider and loss of warranty
NOTE we recommend no more than 4” of the seat stem be exposed above the seat tube…heights above this can put unnecessary stress on the seat tube and cause a potential failure. Failure to properly install the seat and seat tube in the seat post could cause injury and loss of warranty
NOTE it is important that the seat not be lowered to a point where it could impact the rear shock and when making any adjustments to the height of the seat that you insure the clamp is tight. Failure to tighten the clamp could cause the seat post to slip down and impact the rear shock and cause damage to the rear shock…damage caused by the seat post impacting the rear shock and damaging it will not be covered under the warranty
15. Attach the pedals using a 15mm wrench right pedal clockwise
16. Left pedal counter clockwise
NOTE Make sure the threads are not cross threaded by tightening them first by hand. Additionally, the pedals should be checked prior to every ride to insure they are tight, failure to do so could cause injury to the rider and loss of warranty
Mount the Skis with the S in SkiByk to the front.
17. Mount the skis using the eight 4mm allen bolts (NO WASHERS NEEDED). We recommend you hand thread the bolts into the inserts first to make sure the threads are free of any debris
18 Loctite is recommended...Blue is medium strength and is recommended
19 Align the skis and insert the eight 4mm allen bolts by hand insuring the
threads are not cross threaded
20 using a 4mm allen wrench tighten the bolts until snug
NOTE: Be careful to not cross thread your bolts it is recommended to put them in by hand to insure they are going in properly. The Allen bolts on your skis should be checked priorto riding...failure to follow all of the above mounting instructions could cause separation from the SkiByk, failed inserts and will not be covered under warranty
Waxing and care of your skis:
Your Ski’s have a sintered base that will need to be waxed prior to your first ride...if you are not capable of doing this, we recommend you take them to a ski and/or snowboard shop and have them waxed prior to installing on your SkiByk. If you do know how to wax your skis, it is easiest to do them while mounted to the SkiByk...simply turn your SkiByk over and get to waxing. For the best performance of your SkiByk Ski’s it is best to wax them on a continual basis. Failure to maintain your SkiByk Ski’s properly could result in injury to the rider and loss of warranty
Blue Loctite is recommended to help keep the rear axle bolt from turning loose. We recommend to constantly check this item as a replacement is the whole rear axle assembly at $20 plus shipping.
Finally make sure to check and tighten if necessary, front 4 retention post Allen bolts and 4 fork thru axle allen bolt using a 5mm Allen wrench
Congrats…you have now assembled your SB100 SkiByk…stand back and admire your SB100, take a look at the clean lines, the overall look, the perfect geometry of the curve protecting your rear shock. If you have assembled the SkiByk in your family or living room like most of us have…stand on the pedals. How does the angle of the handlebar feel? Does the handlebar need to go forward or back? Is it at the right height for you? Remember you have the ability to adjust the ride and performance of the SB100 SkiByk to your liking by changing the angle of the bars and/or their height…experiment with this and we are confident you will find the perfect angle and height for you.
The FRS on the SB100/SB200 SkiByk is a critical component to the rideability and overall performance of the SkiByk. The Rubber Retention Straps provide a similar flex that ski boots and/or snowboard boots provide a rider. The basic concept...too stiff and the ski will not carve into a turn, too soft and the ski will not hold an edge. Snow conditions can play a role in the performance of the SkiByk as it does for skiers and snowboarders. We recommend that in addition to handlebar angle and height you configure the Retention Straps in one of the 3 recommended configurations until you find the one that works for your SkiByking style, your height, weight and the average snow conditions you will be using your SB100/SB200 SkiByk in. The overall purpose of the FRS is to insure the front ski maintains a consistent contact with the snow while riding and that the skis return to a neutral or +1-2 degrees up angle. In this section we will cover the 3 different ways the Rubber Retention Straps can be configured
This is the stock position, allows for very easy turn initiation at slower speeds and a softer less aggressive ride
This is a more aggressive retention and the setup preferred by 90% of our riders. This setup will allow you to drive into your carves harder and maintain solid edge control
This is the most aggressive set up, this will allow the rider to charge
Hard into the carves, set an aggressive edge, driving the SkiByk through
the full arc of the turn and exploding out of your carve across the transition
NOTE SkiByk, LLC has provided these 3 configurations for the SB100/SB200 SkiByk based on our experiences and the countless feedback we received from many riders in all types of conditions, different heights, weights, ages, riding abilities and riding style. We, at SkiByk, LLC do not know your riding conditions, abilities, styles, height, weight and age so it is your responsibility to correctly choose the configuration of the FRS that will work for you. Any configurations outside of the recommendations can result in ski breakage, damage to your SkiByk and said damages will not be covered under warranty.
2022-23 Season Warranty
SkiByk, LLC provides a Limited Warranty against manufacturer defects with all SkiByk models to the original retail purchaser.
Frames are warrantied against manufacturers defects for 1 year from the date of the original purchase
Skis, Fork and Shock, Suspension Pivot points, Bearings and QR Axle are warrantied against manufacturer defects for 1 year
The SkiByk Limited Warranty is against manufacturer defects and is based on normal use of the SkiByk, LLC products. Owner is responsible to properly maintain their SkiByk, failures due to improper maintenance will not be considered covered under the limited Warranty.
If you have a claim under the Limited Warranty please email us at the following email address:
Please provide pictures of claimed items, if we can determine through the photos that it is clearly a manufacturer defect we will replace the claimed item, you will be responsible for shipping. If we cannot clearly determine the claimed item is a manufacturer defect we will have you ship the item to us at the following address:
C/O Chris Schuler
2822 84th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
Please email us tracking information. We will notify you once the claimed item has been received and will make a determination as to liability. If it is determined that the claimed item was a manufacturer defect we will replace the item, you will be responsible for return shipping. If the item was not due to a manufacturer defect we will notify you and make a replacement part available to you. Again, we recommend the proper use and maintenance of your SkiByk to ensure many years of riding for you.