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Mark W

Inspired Skye Team V3

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This bike is pretty cool...

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This is the same frame that people have noticed Danny's been riding for the past year or so.  The new frame & fork have been re-designed from the ground up - they don't share a single component/part from the last generation.  The front triangle is the most noticeable difference, but it's also now got a pretty sweet 2-piece BB yoke, completely new rear dropouts and a nifty head tube setup.

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The disc mount is now incorporated into the dropout itself, and consequently no longer needs the bracing bar.  As with the Hex, this has been extensively tested and Danny's yet to break one of these frames anywhere, let alone on the disc mount.

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The BB-yoke is made from two CNC-machined sections that are then welded together along the centreline of the bike.  A new way of doing it, but it's allowed them to create a lighter BB yoke that's just as strong as before.

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They're also available with the Inspired Integrated Hope bashring which looks pretty sweet.

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The rear of the head tube is machined square meaning a better contact/weld area, so therefore more strength too.

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The forks use new leg profiles and also have their CNC-machined dropouts attached in a slightly different way to before.  There are no longer threads in the frame and fork for the axles to screw into - both ends of the bike use a splined boss that's replaceable should you kill the threads (somehow...).

Despite this being the strongest Skye they've built, it's also the lightest at 10.78kg with the Hope Crankset fitted.

If you want more info, we've got it up on the website here:  http://bit.ly/SkyeV3

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I love it, looks really good and great details. Don't want to see the price though! Ha 

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£2569 with or without the Hope cranks? Presume without?

 

Looks badass.

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Yeah, the price on the page is the 'base' spec - all the upgrades are listed at checkout.  They used to be on the product page too, but with the Hope Tech Trial/Magura MT7/Hope Crankset options it meant on bikes like the Fourplay Pro there were a million variations and it was tricky keeping on top of stock.

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That is really nice looking and I love the new features.

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Stunning. 

Although the frame is 'stronger than ever below' :P

 

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I'm not really a fan of the look of it. I think it looks too fat and complicated.

 

I know that technically it's features are better, more durable and I'm not doubting it's quality and design, I just think the more simple look 24" bikes, without the fancy tubes and tapered headtubes win the beauty contest. 

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How is it for barspins with the short wheelbase? Any foot clippage?

I like how trials companies are using some newer mtb technology. Through axle, tapered headtube, nice.

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I too like that trials companies are using newer MTB technology. What i'm saying is purely cosmetic. For example, in my opinion the Arcade is better looking. 

 

I know the advantages of a tapered headtube, I just think they are ugly. Especially on a tiny bike like this, compared to a say a 29" full sus bike.

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18 hours ago, jamesb said:

How is it for barspins with the short wheelbase? Any foot clippage?

I like how trials companies are using some newer mtb technology. Through axle, tapered headtube, nice.

I doubt anyone who's got a Skye can barspin, so you'd have to get one and tell us how it is for barspins. 

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4 hours ago, Dman said:

I doubt anyone who's got a Skye can barspin, so you'd have to get one and tell us how it is for barspins. 

I done one once, very much once though! XD

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Just reminded me I've still got some footage of Andre Castro barspinning his old Fourplay quite happily... Really must sort that edit out. Skye's are properly little though. 

 

Really like the look of this, had a lot of thought go into it!

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39 minutes ago, Skoze said:

Really must sort that edit out. 

Is this that 24tour that never had an edit?

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Heck yes it is - 2012 maybe?

Got a week's worth of footage, but never had a week's worth of free time... 

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Looking like it needs a diet, still looks good (Just). would be so much cleaner without the tensioner.

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Through-axle and no tensioner = no bueno.

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My fourplay has no tensioner and works fine with a bedded in chain

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How about with a new chain though? I don't think Inspired can sell a bike that doesn't work, unfortunately...

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when I got my fourplay I took the tensioner straight off and was abit tight at first but once bedded in it was perfect.

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Lucky people who buy this bike can make the same choice then, eh?

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