Skating roller skis with the tall, skinny solid-rubber wheels that are the #1 choice for race training for nordic skiers at all levels, from high schoolers to Olympians. The XLQ98 series composite-shaft ski is identical in all respects to the entry-level XLA98 series aluminum-shaft ski, except for the composition of the shaft. Composite shafts damp out vibrations to give you a more snow-like feel and a more comfortable ride. 99% of all skiers choose the medium-speed version, which is called the XLQ98M. Also available by special order are the XLQ98MS (medium slow) and the XLQ98S (slow speed).
With the most snow-like feel of any roller ski, the XLQ98 is the best freestyle ski ever made for decent-qualily paved surfaces. Weight is just 1570 grams a pair and they accept V2's proprietary emergency brakes and speed reducers.
The XLQ98's composite shafts are just one of five vibration-absorbing materials in the new XLQ hybrid construction. The wheel forks, with their new built-in splashguards, are made of the same strong Du Pont™ composite employed on the V2-900 series for many years. The axle bolts are forged of 7075-T6 aluminum, protected with a black anodized coating, and are 3 times lighter than the conventional steel bolts used by V2's competitors.
Bare skis do not include bindings or brakes.
Weight limit is 200lbs.
Weight / pair: 1570 grams. (Almost 100 grams lighter than the old V2 XL98R carbon-shaft skis.)
Wheelbase: 601 mm.
Wheel Dimensions: 100mm diameter x 24mm width.
Wheel Hub: The custom hub is made of aluminum and designed by V2 Jenex Inc.
Rubber compound: Highly abrasion-resistant with a durometer (hardness) of 82 shore A.
Wheel Forks are designed so that side-to-side tracking can be adjusted.
Bolts: Forged 7075-T6 aluminum, protected with black anodizing.
Optional Speed Reducer: ATRXLQ98
Optional Brake: BXLQ98
Replacement wheels: W98RM medium speed, W98RS slow speed.