Apache Stryker (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1025.00
Year: 2008
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118/74/103
Lengths: 153, 160, 167, 174, 181

Stability at speed: 3.43 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.05 / 5
Crud performance: 3.66 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.77 / 5

Compared to its mate, the Crossfire (AME Speed), the Stryker is a little wider, a shade straighter and most noticeably, metal-free. Sure, its torsion-box construction gives up some edge-grip and stability, but the Stryker takes on a liveliness that has its own charms. It’s no wuss, and you can confidently arc on the groomed. But it would always rather play in soft stuff. "A calm, relaxing ride, without being heavy or sluggish," said Hochman.

Best For

Cruisers who don’t want to muscle around a lot of metal.

Not For

Icy ruts on a racecourse.