While not as complex as finding the perfect pair of skis, purchasing rollerskis does bring up many questions. Although it is a very specialized market, you do have quite a few brands and varieties to chose from. When purchasing rollerskis, factors you'll want to consider include cost, weight, tire wear, wheel speed, smooth ride, and the kind of road/terrain you'll be doing the majority of your rollerskiing on.
I've compiled a list of rollerski evaluations that you might find helpful. We are greatful for Mike Muha of Nordicskiracer.com for his many thoughtful reviews. We plan to expand this list by writing more reviews, but until then, you might also check out our TEAM page to see the equipment used by XC Ottawa athletes, and feel free to e-mail email@example.com if you have specific questions about some of these rollerskis.
You might also find some helpful tips in our recent article on rollerskiing advice.
13 rollerskis models compared and reviewed
This comprehensive review is by a team of Italian elite skiers, who rated many models of classic and skate rollerskis on 13 variables (weight, stability, velocity, grip, vibrations, absorption, handling on hills and flats, handling on rough asphalt and in curves, wheels, ratchet tightness, bar flexibility and similarity with cross-country ski). Rollerskis tested include Ski Skett, Ski Way, Rolski, Swenor, and Marwe.
- Elpex Team Carbon A.R.M. (XC Ottawa)
- Elpex F1 Skating Rollerski Update
- Elpex F1 Skating Rollerski
- Elpex Off-Road
V2 Aero 125s
V2 Aero 150S
Find out the benefits of using fast or slow rollerskis. . .