November 3, 2010 at 5:05 am #90291
Thanks Lawrence. I envy the terrain you have access to off road. Helps to have variety. Randy is right about Len producing some innovative products but they often need some maturing before purchase. You were wise to jump on these.
We have some great paved off-street paths but this time of year they are covered w/ wet big-leaf maple leaves – really slick & sometimes pretty frustrating.
I’ll play around w/ the Twin wheel some but they may require some kind of dropped fork to get adequate clearance for off-road use. My current plan is to use them in back of a classic RS w/ a 100m wheel in front. It may take a few weeks but I’ll get back w/ a report when done.
.November 13, 2010 at 7:40 am #90292
Without reading the whole thread, it depends on how tall you are and where you rollerski. I’m tall with longer legs and so the Marwe combis with the wirewheel extension are the obvious choice. Their 40mm-wide wheels are a sufficient base and the speed is very moderate and workable on rolling terrain. Plus, for downhills the wheels have speed limitation (much like the early VW buses). The V2 900K series is shorter, but second in line, and it has speed reducers, which allows a wider range of terrain. The thing I’ve found is that every year I have to re-set my brain to deal with (moderate) downhills on the Marwe’s, and once that’s done things get a lot easier.
.November 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm #90293
Good info Highstream. I’ve never been on something like the wirewheel extensions but have used long shaft calssic RS. They help even w/ my short legs.
I have a foot alignment problem so I’ve never been able to get 40mm wide wheels to wear very evenly. So far, the crowned 40mm wide wheel used in back on the V2 940 seems to be wearing evenly but it is also harder & faster. We’ve got some 55mm wide old SwedeSki RS that I put newbies on. Given how wide & soft they are, it is surprising how fast & even wearing they have been. But then we rarely have a skier over 140 lbs on them.
.June 26, 2013 at 10:56 am #98270
This is an old thread, and I didn’t find any way to send you a PM… Anyway, I’m going to be in Montreal for a weekend and was wondering about the best route to roller ski (skate) at Mont Royal. Where do you park? How long of a climb is this? I’m using Aeros, so I should be OK for gravel. I’m missing an opportunity to do Whiteface mtn because of steady rain in the forecast, so I’d like to make up for it any way I can.
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