To make Swenor composite shafts, laminates (thin plies) of lightweight wood are sandwiched and wrapped by layers of carbon fiber and/or fiberglass. These composite layers are bonded together with space-age epoxy resins in a special mold that gives the skis their slight Nordic camber. Cap models are further wrapped in a protective Cap.
Composite laminate construction is successful because the various materials act together. Each material can overcome deficits in the others. This allows Swenor to engineer a ski that feels like you are skiing on snow, and, at the same time, can handle the demanding rigors of the harsh road environment. •Lightweight wood is at the core to absorb and dampen harsh road vibrations, thus reducing skier fatigue. •Fiberglass is added to damper further vibrations, and serves as a lightweight method of increasing stiffness, strength and durability in order to withstand impacts from sharp and heavy objects that will be encountered on road surfaces.
Lightweight front and rear aluminum wheel forks are attached to the exterior of composite shafts. This three-part shaft fork system further isolates the skier from harsh road shock. Fenders included. Priced per pair.
Wheel size: 100x24 mm
Height of top of frame unweighted: 56.5 mm
Frame thickness: 22.5 mm
Ground clearance unweighted: 34mm
Wheelbase: 612 mm
Weight per pair with fenders: 1,908 grams
(Above measurements taken by us in the shop)
Note, if you have the new 2022 and newer Salomon S/Max or R10 Nocturne boots, please include a note saying this so we mount the bindings an additional cm further forward as these two boot models have a very long outsole protruding off the backside that needs more room to clear rear fender.