Birkie Wax Service

Riverbrook Bike & Ski knows the Birkie trail and Birkie snow. 

Riverbrook welcomes the thousands of Birkie skiers to our shop right in the middle of all the action on Main Street in Hayward. We have years of experience getting your skis race-ready. Experienced waxing techs from Riverbrook will be ready to rock it again for Birkie 2019. We will also be waxing to accomodate Friday's Korte skiers! 

Riverbrook has access to the best products on the market. Coupled with local knowldege of the race course and many years of experience, rest assured that your skis will be dialed in come race day.  Our wax line will once again include Holmenkol-Ski Go, and we'll be applying the best wax solution for this year's racing conditions!  

We offer the following levels of service for both skate and classic:

World Loppet Low Fluoro

World Championship Pure Fluoro 

Classic Ski Wax Service

Both levels (World Loppet & World Championship) are available for classical skiers. Tip to tail service provided, with an extra $5 fee for binder applied to kick zones. Please have your kick zones marked when the skis are dropped off. We will also provide an expert recommendation for your kick wax layers. Note: We will not be applying kick wax!

World Loppet Service LF Wax Application $49.95 (Pre-order Today!)

This is our standard race wax service and it includes condition specific base prep (cleaning, and brushing with soft brass and nylon), one coat of race day Fluor Base Wax that is cooled, scraped, and brushed out. Then we apply one coat of condition specific race day Fluor Glider that is cooled, scraped, brushed and polished.  Race ready.

World Championship Service Pure Fluoro Wax Application $94.95 (Pre-order Today!)

Top Speed! You’ve invested so much time, energy and money to get to this point make sure you don’t skimp now. With a World Championship glide wax job you get the complete World Cup level wax service plus the perfect pure fluorocarbon finishing wax and application to match. Race ready - the rest is up to you!

Classic Ski Wax Service (Pre-order Today!)

Both levels (World Loppet & World Championship) are available for classical skiers. Tip to tail service provided as mentioned above, with an extra $5 fee for binder applied to kick zones. Please have your kick zones marked when the skis are dropped off. We will also provide the rec for your kick wax layers. Note: We will not be applying kick wax!

Top Coat Only Option - 100% Pure Fluoro Finishing Service  $39.95 (Pre-order Today!)

You have your skis ready to rock, all you need is the fastest top coat for the predicted race conditions.  Look no further - we'll apply and finish a 100% fluoro top coat based on testing on race course.  You'll have the best top coat, finished and race ready.

 

IMPORTANT DROP OFF INFO:  

Drop off or ship your skis to our Main Street Hayward location. Please label skis with name, race (Korte or Birkie), and mark kick zone (for classic skiers). We'll take care of the rest - making sure they are waxed and ready for pickup! BIRKIE OR KORTE: PLEASE PICK THE CORRESPONDING SERVICE AT CHECKOUT!

For Korte Skiers:

You must have your skis dropped off by Thursday at 1pm.
Pick up is Thursday from 6-8pm.

 

For Birkie Skiers:

You must have your skis dropped off by Friday at 1pm.
Pick up is Friday from 6-8pm.

 

Riverbrook Bike and Ski knows the Birkie trail and Birkie snow - we live here, and ski the trail daily. We have the dedicated technicians with access to the best wax products on the market ready to give you the best wax job ever. With new products in our quiver such as Holmenkol-SkiGo we'll have your skis in turbo mode when the gun goes off on Birkie Day!

Riverbrook is lucky to have our local, experienced, wax techs. We are on top of race course conditions daily and wax test for what we believe will be optimal race day glide (and kicker). We'll be zeroing in on the waxes and setup all week preceding the race, and will make the wax calls as soon as we are confident of our wax recommendations for race day.  Please be advised that conditions with the weather including temperatures, new snow, wind, and humidity can all affect wax performance, as well as the characteristics of your skis (probably the most important component) - these dynamics are not 100% predictable, but we'll do the very best we can to get your skis gliding fast for the predicted trail conditions on race day.

Make sure to like us on and check in with us to get the latest trail updates and wax/race notes as they come in!

Rest assured there will be no one with more accurate or timely race wax advice and wax service than the local team at Riverbrook!

Riverbrook will be stocked up with the likely race-day waxes by midweek, making initial recommendations on Wednesday for Birkie (final recommendations on Thursday, but stay tuned-in on our social media and website for any last minute changes). 

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