First Thoughts on New V2 9000 (Classical Rollerski)

First Thoughts on New V2 9000 (Classical Rollerski)

Post by Jon » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 23:14:42


Jenex is offering a "9000" series rollerski that has a 100 mm ratcheted

wheel up front and a 900 series wheel in the back.  Shaft is
effectively longer than 900 rollerski. The setup I have has a 910 wheel

in the back and speed reducers.

The ski feels great.  It's nice and slow and overall feels like it
gives a better workout than a 900 ski.  Also, feels more ski-like in
general.  Len's partial explanation is that by having a narrow wheel up

front and long shaft, most of your weight is on the rear wheel, so to
get the ratchet to engage, you need to press down more than you would
with a 900 ski.

Also, biggest benefit is not having to worry about having the front
wheel locking up.  The 100 mm wheels rolled over things I wouldn't have

expected and the little killer pebbles have caused no problems so far.

 
 
 

First Thoughts on New V2 9000 (Classical Rollerski)

Post by lgs.. » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 00:03:19

Is the front tire one of those new 100SR tubeless tires. I'm staying
away from this roller ski if it is because I only got 90 km. on my rear
100SR tires before the cords wore through. But of course according to
Jenex my horrible technique is responsible for this.
Quote:

> Jenex is offering a "9000" series rollerski that has a 100 mm ratcheted

> wheel up front and a 900 series wheel in the back.  Shaft is
> effectively longer than 900 rollerski. The setup I have has a 910 wheel

> in the back and speed reducers.

> The ski feels great.  It's nice and slow and overall feels like it
> gives a better workout than a 900 ski.  Also, feels more ski-like in
> general.  Len's partial explanation is that by having a narrow wheel up

> front and long shaft, most of your weight is on the rear wheel, so to
> get the ratchet to engage, you need to press down more than you would
> with a 900 ski.

> Also, biggest benefit is not having to worry about having the front
> wheel locking up.  The 100 mm wheels rolled over things I wouldn't have

> expected and the little killer pebbles have caused no problems so far.