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Word From The Wax Bench...

Wax Report for Pre-Birkie

Weather Forecast:

Overnight low 19 below zero; late afternoon high 11 above. Race start is delayed until 11am so air temps will be warming into single digits above zero – expect some cold air in the frost pockets! Approximate start temp. 5 below zero.

Situation:

Cold, fresh snow; course has been moved to north of OO from Lake Hayward.
Kick Wax:
A winter of multiple rain evens means we’ve used a lot of klister; however, there is a lot of new snow from Wednesday and Thursday. Expect 6″ or more of fresh snow with the older, icy stuff piston-bullied and tilled in.
We recommend a very thin klister binder like Six KR20 or Rex Liquid Base Klister. Layer must be thin and shorter than the regular kick zone by about 3″ in front and 1 1/2″ in back. Allow to harden fully before applying kick wax.
Hard Wax:
one layer of Swix V40 Extra Blue, think and lightly cork to cover klister. The cover and go longer with Swix VR30. Make sure not to go too long or thick with the klister and V40. Cover with colder kicker and you’re good. Go long with the cover wax.
Other Options – Start Oslo, Rex pro Grip, Start Terva Green or Black. Binder is very important in this context.
Glide Wax:
Expect a generous helping of fresh powder; uphills should soften up during the race traffic. Some ice tilled in should increase speed on the flats and downhills.
Favorite glide waxes for cold: Swix LF4, Start Green, especially MF10, Rex HF 31, FastWax White, Vauhti Polar HF
Fluor Top coats of Rex Tk-73 or Tk-820 or Toko Jetstream Blue, Start SFR 75 will be possibilities due to mixed snow type.

Buy A Fat Bike, Ride The Fat Bike Birkie FREE!

FAT BIKES are fun.
FAT BIKE BIRKIE is Fun.
FREE is Fun…

How’s a FREE FAT BIKE BIRKIE ENTRY sound? Yeah, we thought so! New Moon has partnered with the Birkie to provide a free Fat Bike Birkie to customers who purchase a FAT Bike at the shop. Bike buyers will be provided with a special code to sign up with. Just be sure to act before we run low on stock and before the race fills to its registration cap. Simple.

To provide the best possible expertise and fitting service, New Moon only sells bikes in our Hayward, Wisconsin storefront rather than online. This might mean a bit of driving for you, but make it a weekend – head north to New Moon, buy a FAT Bike, go ride miles of amazing groomed CAMBA FAT Bike Trails. Shoppers can browse through a selection of FAT Bikes from Specialized and Framed.

To that end, conditions up here are excellent for FAT Biking right now! Here’s a quick rolling trail report from Sunday the 13th…

Expectations exceeded, again. Thanks CAMBA-Fat Bike groomers and Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association!No studs needed from OO north!

Posted by New Moon Ski and Bike on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lastly, if that’s all not enough, the Seeley Big Fat Race is this weekend! Race FAT Bikes on Seeley Hills Trail System, the “crown jewel” of CAMBA’s winter trails. New Moon’ Tech Team will be on-site offering free mechanical and tire pressure support beforehand and free bike demo test rides afterward.

See you at the Moon! – Chris

 

 

Chequamegon 2018 – One To Remember!

The rainy rollout. Photo: SkinnySki.com

The great citizen race events in skiing and biking are made great by a special combination of the trails or routes they use, the people that participate, the volunteers, organizers and staffers, and of course, the weather! The 2018 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, the “Fat Tire”, certainly lived up to this standard.

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