Kastle will be reintroducing the MX98 in December. For those not familiar with the lore, the MX98 was part of Kastles initial model series when the company was resurrected a few years back. The metal MX98 (think of a 98 waisted MX88) made it through just one product cycle then evolved into the BMX98 in the product line. In fact the first BMX98's were called MX98. I recall when I demoed the second generation MX98, I suggested to Kastle's CEO that they should find another name for the ski because it was not a MX98. The MX98 is a ski that has a cult following and a mystical reputation, there were three sizes offered, 174, 184 and 194. The 174 and 184 sold as well as a $1,200.00 could be expected to sell, the 194 was a different story with less than 100 pair being built and a good portion were still at the factory long after it was discontinued.
The new model is returning with it's traditional wood/metal laminate construction, square race tail and single Hollowtech in the tip but Kastle has added some early rise to the tip. I have yet to see the graphics but I am sure they will be in the family of the MX83/MX88 with the red Hollowtech.
Edited by Philpug - 9/11/13 at 7:12am