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...we have done a check of allparts prior to shipping to you and have included the checklist with a signature. 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)
Please note we have also posted a video of the assembly process on our website at www.SkiByk.com, we encourage you to watch this as well and reference it throughout the assembly process.
Assembly will occur in the reverse of how the parts came off of the fork Steerer Tube...silver expander ring goes first, then left to right.
Front fork and Handlebar assembly (Please note the bearings should be set in the headtube...in the event they dropped out in shipping, please start at step 1...if they are stillseated in the head tube start at #2)
1. Slide the fork with into the head tube...be careful to not knock out the top head set
2. Slide retainer down the fork steerer tube
3. Make sure retainer is fully seated
4. Slide large tapered headset cover onto fork steerer tube
5. Slide additional spacers as needed no more than 2 large spacers and the smaller provided spacers are recommended before the handlebar clamp
6. Inspect the headset to make sure they are fully seated
7. Slide Handle post over fork steerer tube
8. Slide remaining spacers over fork steerer tube to handle post
Note with the last spacer attached above the handlebar clamp…the top of the fork stem should be recessed a minimum of 1/16th inch
9. Insert top cap and bolt into top of fork steerer tube and tighten
Note 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...the new early rise tip will give you more float in the soft stuff!
17. Mount the skis using the eight 4mm allen bolts and 12 washers. We recommend you hand thread the bolts into the inserts first to make sure the threads are free of any debris
Rear Ski will use 2 washers per insert...these are soft washers that will cup as you tighten them
18 Loctite is recommended...Blue is medium strength and is recommended
19 Align the skis and insert the eight 4mm allen bolts and washers by hand insuring the
threads are not cross threaded (note you will have to use the washers or the bolts will
be too long)
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. Also, you must use the provided washer to insure proper depth of the bolt into your ski! 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.
2020-21 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.