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Doppelmayr's 'Bike Clip' gives mountain bikers a head start

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Mountain Technology,

Doppelmayr has developed an innovative bike carrier assembly specially for the transportation of mountain bikes on chairlifts. The carrier kit – known as the ‘Bike Clip’ – has been installed at Flumserberg ski resort in Switzerland and allows mountain bikers to enjoy 13 km of trails throughout the summer.

Doppelmayr's 'Bike Clip' gives mountain bikers a head start

It is comprised of three main components: bike clip, clip carrier and bike stabilizer. The individual parts are made of aluminium and are ideal for transporting bikes with a wheel size of 24 – 29 in. in combination with the special mountings.

When the biker inserts the front wheel of the bike between the pivot-mounted upper arm and the rigid lower arm, the cradle is moved by the self-weight of the mountain bike, causing the bike clip to fix the wheel in position. The sturdy, sophisticated mechanism and design enable top safety and optimal comfort for the carriage of bikes and riders.

The chairlifts can carry bikes with the following specifications:

  • Weight up to 25 kg
  • Wheel size between 24 – 29 inches
  • Tyre width up to 12 cm; also suitable for fat-tyre bikes
  • Without fenders – MarshGuard possible

Credit: Video from Doppelmayr Seilbahnen's YouTube channel; image from Doppelmayr

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