Inspired Bicycles have announced the arrival of the Skye 24″ street bike, as ridden by trials legend Danny MacAskill.
Named in honor of the Scottish island where Danny grew up, the Skye complete bike and frameset have been developed to meet the specific demands of a new generation of progressive street and trials riders, with the geometry honed by continual testing and feedback from the YouTube sensation.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be riding for Inspired bikes right from the start. Over the last six years, it has been awesome to be able to have an influence on the design of the frames and forks to ensure the final product was strong enough and had the right geometry for street trials riders today,” said Danny.
“While we got the Fourplay and Element frames and forks just right, there were a few extra features that I wanted to try on my bike. It’s been awesome coming up with the bike of my dreams, something which stands up to all the abuse I give my bike while pushing for lines in videos.”
Inspired say the Skye offers a lively and responsive ride, perfect for the advanced tricks and creative lines that riders strive to achieve, while boasting one of the toughest framesets available, capable of dealing with the repeated, high impact stresses of modern street riding.
The Skye frame and fork features bolt-through axles to ensure everything stays in place when attempting dangerous lines, combining with a one-piece bottom bracket and chain stay yoke, and unique seat stay yoke, to maximize stiffness.
The frame features two brake mount options for increased adaptability, a reinforced IS disc mount for use with a rear disc brake and a pair of precision CNC-machined, low-profile 4-Bolt brake mounts for use with a hydraulic rim brake. Exclusive-design seat and chain stay tubing improves both crank and heel clearance, while the compact dropouts and neat CNC gear hanger maintain the clean and stylish look of the frame.
“Having the 12mm bolt through axle on the rear and the 20mm bolt through forks on the front really makes the Skye feel bullet proof,” added Danny. ”The Skye also has slightly shorter chain stays and a lower BB as it makes it feel more stable, easier to hop and for me, easier to spin.
“It’s amazing that Inspired have a complete specification to the standard of my bike. As with the other bikes in the Inspired range, the Skye can really take anything you can throw at it and I hope whoever buys one has as much fun on it as I do.”
The top-spec complete bike features many of the components used by Danny on his own personal bike, including custom Hope Pro 2 Evo and Pro 2 Trials hubs, Hope stem and Atomlab rims. The wheels are individually laced and 100 per cent hand-built in the UK.
The Skye complete bike (RRP £2299) and frameset (RRP £1299/1493 Euro) are available to buy from authorised Inspired dealers. Full details can be found on the Inspired website.