As the part of the skateboard component that has the most direct contact with the ground, one can imagine the importance of skateboard wheels. Due to the extreme friction loss with the ground, the skateboard wheel is also a component that we often replace. Choosing the right skateboard wheel is also very important. So which skate wheel is best for you and your skateboard? Let the skateboard wheel manufacturer take you to find out!
When we select wheels in a skateboard shop, we can see that the skateboard wheel company will indicate the diameter and hardness of the wheel on the package of each set of wheels. We can use this information to choose the right wheel. The outer packaging of skateboard wheels is usually marked with words such as 95A, 100A and 80B, indicating the hardness of the wheel. The higher the number in front, the greater the difficulty. For example, a 100A wheel will be harder than a 95A wheel. The wheel hardness denoted by B will be 20 points higher than the wheel hardness denoted by A, that is, the wheel hardness of 80B is equal to the wheel hardness of 100A.
The diameter of the wheel is usually measured in millimeters (mm). The diameter of most skateboard wheels is between 48mm and 75mm. The diameter of the wheel will affect the sliding speed and starting speed. The sliding speed of the small diameter wheel is slower, but the starting speed is faster. The width of the contact surface between the wheel and the floor is also important. A larger contact area will spread the weight to a larger area, which means that the wheel is easy to slow down. Therefore, many wheels have rounded edges to reduce the width of the contact surface, thereby making it easier for the wheels to rotate and slip.
When should you replace the old skateboard wheels, it depends on how often you skateboard. Normally, you should replace it within three to four months. If you often skate on rough floors or have heavier skaters, you should change the wheels early. In the following situations, you should consider replacing the skateboard wheel: the wheel is severely worn and the diameter becomes smaller; the surface of the wheel is not flat; the sliding speed is obviously slow; the bearing is easy to loose or make noise;