The wheels determine how quickly you skate. They are made from polyurethane and are available in different sizes and hardnesses. If you are putting together your setup, you can match your wheels to the way you skate.
The size or the diameter is in millimetres. There are skateboard wheels in sizes between 48 mm to 60 mm diameter. A larger wheel will be able to go faster but will take longer to accelerate to top speed. Smaller wheels accelerate faster and offer more stability.
Slower wheels for more stability when landing and rapid acceleration. Great for street skating.
The all-rounder wheel for everyone. If you like to skate street, bowl and mini ramp, these can handle it all.
The biggest wheels are suitable only for Old School decks and cruisers. They can go faster but they speed up more slowly than smaller wheels. We also recommend large wheels if you are skateboarding on rougher ground.
The hardness- durometer- is indicated by the A scale which goes from 1A for soft to 100A for very hard. Some manufacturers use the B scale as well, this is considerably harder. 80B is equivalent to 100A.
A harder wheel will slide much more than a grippy softer wheel. For you, we have sorted these wheels from very soft to very hard.
These soft wheels are excellent for cruising as they absorb impacts from bumps and cracks of the road. They have most grip and offer the smoothest ride.
These wheels are faster but offer a little less grip than the softer ones. We recommend these for cruising and skateboarding on rougher grounds.
The wheels are great all-rounders for street, park and bowl skaters. They offer good speed and enough grip for most surfaces.
These hard wheels are for experienced riders who like to grind and slide a lot. They havelittle grip and they are very fast.
We only recommend them for very slick surfaces.
Wheels with a durometer of the B scale are the hardest in skateboarding. They run extremely fast but have very little grip.
We only recommend them for very experienced street skateboarders.
Keep the ball rolling - bearings are an integral part of your setup. Trust us, without your bearings running smoothly you’re not going anywhere fast. They are sold in sets of 8 as you need two for each wheel.
One fits all: Bearings are designed to work with all skate wheels.
Bearings are round casings containing eight or nine lubricated balls depending on whether they are steel or ceramic. They help to spread the weight of the rider and reduce friction between the truck and wheels. Durable and reasonably priced, steel bearings are the most widely distributed bearing style.
Large amounts of friction causes metal bearings to heat up and expand, which can cause them damage. That’s why proper, regular maintenance of your bearings is so important. The effects of friction are far less damaging to ceramic bearings so, naturally, they last a lot longer.
We can let you in on a secret! All skate bearings will run as fast as one another out of the box. The ABEC rating is not, in fact, a measure of speed but rather a measure of precision for bearing manufacture.
What does this mean for you? A higher rated bearing is made with higher precision. So it will run quieter, generate less heat and last longer. However, higher rated bearings are more expensive. Don't just take our word for it, one of the largest manufacturers; Bones Bearings doesn't use ABEC Ratings. Bones Bearings are instead 'skate rated', so their products are tested against the unique pressures of skateboarding.