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We Love Swenor Rollerskis

Here at Gear West, we feel that Swenor rollerskis are the best around because of their fame for making you feel like you are skiing on snow, with a good wax job. They have this reputation because Swenor engineers go to great lengths to develop frames, wheels and bearings that work together to make skiing on asphalt feel like skiing on snow. Swenor frames are lightweight, low to the ground, and dampen harsh road vibrations. Swenor wheels safely run on precision sealed bearings and durably replicate the speed and feel of skiing on even the roughest roads. Many other brands have focused on a glamorous looking shaft and overlooked the importance of the rubber, but not Swenor.
Team Norway selects Swenor because of this Perfect Tire.
The Perfect Tire: Abrasion Resistant + Proper Speed + On-Snow Feel+ Lightweight
A rollerski's tire (the rubber part of wheel) is a key but often overlooked element of a rollerski's ability to replicate skiing on snow. In Swenor's endless quest to produce the ultimate ski they created the ultimate tires. When rubber experts could not provide them with reliable answers to the tradeoffs in various rubber compounds between abrasion, heat, speed & weight, they decided they had to invent their own tire rubber testing device. As a result, Swenor can precisely measure the characteristics of every rubber blend. Every year they test all their wheels as well as the latest and greatest new rubber options. Some tires have good abrasion resistance, but are slow and generate too much heat.  Others tires have good rolling characteristics and low heat build-up, but poor abrasion resistance. Swenor offers their own tires (in more than 5 speeds) that have the highest degree of abrasion resistance ever while delivering the right speed and on-snow feel. Our roller skis come with #2 wheels.
For a comprehensive review and comparison against other brands, check out how Swenor does in the product tests.


The Swenor Skate Elite is the rollerski of choice for skiers looking for the best in performance, durability and on snow feel. Using a composite body, the Skate Elite has a very natural flex, replicating the flex of a skate ski. Precision sealed bearings and high durability wheels, replicate the speed and feel of skiing on even the roughest roads. With three options for wheel speed, you can tailor the Skate Elite to your training and racing needs.

Skiers looking for the best value will find all of the performance and durability they seek in the aluminum bodied Swenor Skate Aluminum model. A perfect choice for skiers of all abilities, the Swenor Skate Aluminum is our ski of choice for our summer rental program as well.

On the classic side of things, Swenor's flagship model is the Fibreglass Classic. Like the Elite Skate, there are three wheel speeds available for Fibreglass, and the cap construction all but eliminates road vibration while providing a smooth ride and a realistic, ski-like kick response.

Lightweight classic skiers looking for a featherweight classic rollerski will find the Swenor Carbonfibre to their liking. The Carbonfibre shares many design elements with the Fibreglass, but in a smaller, more responsive package. The Carbonfibre is not recommended for skiers over 140 pounds.

Finally, for the smoothest ride possible, Swenor offers their Finstep Classic model. Although heavier than their other options, the Finstep provides additional ground clearance and durability and allows users to tackle even the most poorly maintained roads. We especially recommend the Finstep for skiers over 200 pounds.

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