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Fitness and endurance training with a huge fun factor!

The SPEED version of the v8 LIFT is the world´s first and only Cross skate with PU wheels that can be used with or without poles. Despite having over a 1.5" longer wheelbase, this model is the lightest of all the Skike models. The v8 LIFT SPEED – fitness and endurance, training and fun!

The SPEED version of the v8 LIFT is the world´s first and only Cross skate with PU wheels that can also be used hands-free. In addition, despite of its 40 mm longer wheelbase, this model weighs less than any other Skike before. The v8 LIFT SPEED – fitness and endurance training with fun factor!

The concept and smoothness of the new skike v8 LIFT is unrivaled. The mature heel-LIFT system, micro shock absorbers, and a long wheelbase guarantee a fun experience that comes closer to ski skating than any other roller ski.

Light, strong and with many individual setting options - a Skate of superlatives. The Skike v8 LIFT has a two-part frame with permanent heel lift function and a longer wheelbase (+40 mm = 540mm) and thus offers a much smoother running. The handling of the v8 LIFT approaches more than ever before the classic cross-country skiing and classic skating technique.

Product description


New long frame:

Light, strong and with several individual setting options – a Cross Skate of the superlatives. Skike v8 LIFT SPEED is constructed on a two-part frame with permanent heel LIFT function and a measurably longer wheelbase (+ 40 mm = 540 mm), and thus offers a much smoother run. The handling of this Nordic skate approaches more than ever before on the cross-country skiing - skating style. New wheels and bearings, new shaft and spline hub, new straps, fixed with a stopper, improved quick release also a brake- and calf shell that increase grip with high-quality clamping elements. 



All frame and outrigger units are made of the same specially-designed Skike aircraft aluminum. By specific arrangement of production processes, a stress-and-crack-free finish is obtained to absorb above-average loads. This unique construction ensures minimal weight and a safe and worry-free use, with unrestricted riding pleasure. This new and thinner double frame provides, despite of its 4 cm longer wheelbase, has the same stability and load capacity of the legendary v7 PLUS. The heel-lift plate for the heel lift system is connected to the frame through our proven bearing and guarantees ease of motion of the ankle as well as in the LIFT function.



The soft and smooth straps on the calf and foot, made of highly elastic and high strength nylon material, guarantee a perfect fit of every shoe on the Skike.



All Skike brake system, whether brass, aluminum or aluminum black, stand for greatest possible safety in the field and on the road. With a few simple and easy steps, the braking strength can be adjusted for short and rapid braking as well as for greater clearance before the brake grips.



The v8 LIFT SPEED is equipped with new 125/24 mm PU wheels. The splash-proof ball bearings of 6901 2RS industrial quality, with cylindrical bearing bushings, guarantees an absolute light running and durable use. The SPEED can also easily be converted into a CROSS version, by changing the wheel. An optional larger 145/24 mm PU wheels are also available to increase maximum speed.

Technical Details

• Leisure, tennis or outdoor shoes
• shoe sizes 5.5 to 14 (US) and 36 to 47 (EU), adjustable heel strap
• Wheel diameter : 125 or 145 mm
• Bearings: ABEC5 6901 2RS in industrial quality
• Wheelbase : 540mm
• Weight : about 4.4 pound each Skike
• Light weight aluminum 2-piece frame
• Adjustable patented X / O leg compensation
• Effective patented brakes on both Skikes
• Officially confirmed deceleration values of more than 6.5 m/s²
• German TÜV approved until 265 pounds body weight