The SK-eRIDE is Scott’s curiously appealing winter approach bike
If you thought swapping out your wheels for skis would help you escape the e-bike revolution, think again.
While the Scott SK-eRIDE concept might seem ridiculous at first, it’s actually a pretty neat solution for the regular backcountry skier who doesn’t want to rely on a car or public transport to get around with all their equipment.
Scott wanted to avoid too many buckles and straps, to save cold fingers the hard workScott
The SK-eRIDE is Scott’s vision of a winter approach bike, there to help you ski-tour and explore your snowy surroundings while helping you to conserve your energy for when you really need it.
The bike’s kitted out to carry all of your equipment — skis, boots and moka pots galore — while keeping it secure and stabilised with the pedal-assisted Axis EVO making light work of the load bearing. It even features a CrossCall Trekker-X4 phone and SONdelux 12-disc dynamo hub.
There are binding clamps on the front rack for Scott’s own Superguide bootsScott
If ski-touring is your bag, then maybe the Scott SK-eRIDE is just the thing you need to reach the areas that a car can’t reach.
Scott SK-eRIDE specifications
Why get a ski lift when you can get a SK-eRIDE?Scott
Frame: Axis EVO Alloy Frame
Suspension: TwinLoc Suspension System
Front suspension: SR Suntour XCR34 Air 120mm fork
Rear suspension: SCOTT 3 modes, 120-85-0mm shock
Drive unit: Shimano E8000, 500Wh battery, power output of 70Nm and 250W, 25km/h maximum speed assist
Accessories and parts: Syncros
Light: Supernova M99 mini
Rack: Racktime carrier
Hub: SONdelux 12 disc – dynamo hub – 6 Volt / 3 Watts
Dynamo USB: Cinq5 Plug III
Winter protection: Revelate Design
Front carrier: Thule
Bags: Revelate Design
Phone: CrossCall Trekker-X4
Beneath all the storage lies the Scott Axis Evo alloy frameScott
Mildred’s a utilitarian cyclist at heart, determined to do everything on two wheels, whether it’s commuting or moving house. Her ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch. Easily won over by steel frames coupled with a 650B/plus tyre combo.