If you cross country ski race it’s a solid bet that you train for skiing—or at least think about it—year round. And there’s no better way to train for skiing in the summer than by rollerskiing. So, 80-degree days in early July 2016 saw us testing the latest rollerskis on the gentle climbs of Nebraska Valley Road in Stowe, Vt. Our crew tried classic and skate, metal and composite, fast and slow, all to give you our honest opinion.
“Flex isn’t something I think of with rollerskis with metal shafts, but these sure provided it.”
“The carbon-fiber look and flex made the skis look sleek and feel fast. I wonder how the ski would hold up to a couple of crashes, rocks or dives in the ditch.”
“The V2 Aero 150s, with their pneumatic wheels, are a fantastic option for skiing smooth, hardpacked, dirt roads.”
“These skis were as close to skiing on snow as I’ve found in rollerskis.”