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Old 11-09-03, 06:56 PM   #1
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What can I expect to pay for a middle of the road cross country ski package?

Again, this season Im on the boarder of purchasing or not purchasing cross country skis. 2 things keep me from buying (at least for the last 3 seasons). 1. Lack on consist snow in Madison, Wisconsin - hard to believe but true. 2. Some people I know do classic, and others skate ski? So, I have to pick what would be best for me, however if I could get my wife into it - I might go classic w/o a problem. Anyways, I like quality toys - w/o the funds to have everything. I have full utegra on my road bike - knowing I would be fine with 105, same with the components on my mtb bike. So I looking for a price range on a set up of skis and boots, polls in the same quality range as shimano 105, if that puts it in better sense for the bikers here. thanks,,
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Old 11-09-03, 08:57 PM   #2
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For good stuff, figure about $180 for the skis, $75 for the poles, $50 for the bindings and $100 for the boots. Or, find used for a fraction of that. Its not cheap, but if you got the snow its one great sport.

The classic/skate choice is a tough one. Skating is more athletic and exciting, plus its easier to do on a thin snow cover, but it does require a groomed trail. Classic is more relaxed and versatile.
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Old 11-10-03, 09:09 AM   #3
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I have some waxless Karhu 190 cm w/ 3pin bindings and poles I'd sell for $25+ shipping
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Also, Nikos, if you aren't already an XC skiier, maybe check out thrift stores. You can find old ski gear pretty cheap as many people buy the stuff, try it once, & give up, heh.

At least that way you could try it for cheap for a season or two then you aren't out much if you don't like it.
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Old 11-13-03, 03:43 PM   #5
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I bought some wooden, new, shorter XC skiis at a ski swap in town for $50, and $15 for the poles. I think they're Kahru. Boughts some binding for $55, new boots for $100.

Total of $220. I do wish my skis had more camber? to help with the kick and glide.
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