New for this year the Cyclery is offering ski-waxing service for participants in the Gatineau Loppet. If you want a fast, high performance wax job, which has been expertly tested and applied, but without the hassle (and possible anxiety) of doing it yourself, look no further. Leading the Cyclery’s wax team is Matthias Purdon, who has extensive experience with waxing for competitive skiing, and has a couple top five results at the Gatineau Loppet to boot. Matthias prepared the skis that last year’s winner of the women’s 53km skate, and the runner up in the men’s 53km skate, raced on. World cup skiers and weekend enthusiast alike testify that an excellent wax job has a dramatic positive effect on ski glide and performance. Looking for fast skis for the loppet? The Cyclery is ready to help you.
Three levels of service (Low Fluro, High Fluro, and Pure Fluro) will be offered to suit any level of racer; from those looking for a simple performance boost to their skis, to a full bore high-fluro wax and pure-fluro topper job that offers uncompromised ski performance. In the vast majority of conditions pure fluro wax application will offer a significant boost to the glide of a ski over the duration of a ski race. Wax testing will be ongoing during the week leading up to the event to ensure the best possible waxes from Vauhti are used for the conditions. Grip wax and base binder application for the classic day will also be offered, in conjunction with a camber test on our new flex testing beam.
1 Base layer of Hydrocarbon wax, plus 1 layer of low-fluro wax, added structure (if needed) - $30
1-2 base layer(s) of Low-fluro Wax, plus 1 layer of high-fluro wax, added structure (if needed) – $45
1 Base layer of Low-fluro Wax, second layer of high-fluro wax, powder or block pure-fluro topper, added structure (if needed) – $60
Basic Flex Test: Have your classic skis individually tested and the wax and klister pocket marked using our state of the art testing beam. -$10
Binder application: Heated in base binder, or klister, plus a camber test on our testing beam -$20
Grip wax application: Base binder or klister binder application plus the grip wax or klister of the day. Includes a flex test to ensure the best possible grip and glide from your wax job and three different levels of glide waxing to choose from.
-Grip Application, flex test, and basic Low Fluro glide wax -$55
-Grip Application, flex test, and HF wax -$65
-Grip Application, flex test, and Pure Fluro glide wax -$75
Logistics: please contact the Cyclery at 613-730-2856 or email us at email@example.com with any questions, and to arrange ski drop off and testing, or come by the store at 1115 Bank street in Ottawa South.
Space is limited and the deadline to get skis to the store is Thursday February 14th at 2pm.
Note: Testing most often reveals more expensive high performance “fluro” waxes outperforming less expensive “Hydrocarbon” waxes. Furthermore, a higher-level wax job will involve more steps and layers for the very best glide possible over the length of the course. All waxes for every level will be selected using extensive on-snow testing and analysis of the forecasted conditions for race day. Having said this the outline of what “fast, faster, and fastest” job might look like is subject to change depending on what comes up best in our tests. The Cyclery will be waxing and testing exclusively with Vauhti ski wax, offering you the latest and most advanced waxes directly from the factory.