Neuro wrote:That's a good long way on one pair of skis
Current V2 model, unlike one from early 2000s is sturdy and heavy. That's a good thing IMHO - if you want speed you should not be using these rollerskis.
Neuro wrote:About the replacement tire, where did you find it, and did you run it for long?
I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4 ... UTF8&psc=1
I see the current price went up to $15/tire. When I bought them in 2016 it was $9/tire
I have about 500 km on them, and based on current wear I extrapolate they will last for a lot longer.
Neuro wrote:What happens when you have a puncture on inflatables? Always a catchable moment, or semi-dangerous?
All my flats were very slow to develop. Only one prevented me from completing the workout. One was so slow I discovered it only the next morning.
I think it is possible to have a flat where the tire is deflating rapidly, but I think it's unlikely unless you recklessly rollerski over broken bottles while going fast downhill.
Neuro wrote:What do you think about smaller pneumatic tires? Is there such a thing? I know Jenex used to have a 125 mod before the 150, but I guess there was a reason it was dropped?
It appears there were reliability problems with the smaller wheels, and Jenex dropped them.
Finally, if you switch to inflatable tires, you need to know that getting a flat during typical use is unlikely. However, once you get that flat, replacing the inner tube is grotesquely difficult - 10x harder than changing a flat on a bicycle. The 6' tire is very small and sits very tightly on the wheel.
You need gorilla strength and macaque dexterity to pry the tire off the wheel, and then force it back on.