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If you have a pair of poor quality inline skates or the skates are worn out, then it probably is a better choice to buy a new pair of inline skates. In other cases, a better deal would be t...
Necessary tool: an allen key or a skater-tool. With normal use, your wheels will always be worn more on the inside of the frame than on the outside. In order to get the most value from your...
Roller blade wheels with PU rubber
Most inline skate or roller blade wheels are made with polyurethane (PU) which is a type of durable rubber that provides good road grip. With inline skate wheels made of rubber only small particles wear off when using the wheel. This makes the wheel durable opposed to plastic wheels that are also more sensitive to the surroundings and have a higher tendency to crack. At SkatePro we only sell roller blade wheels of PU rubber to be able to offer you high-quality wheels.
Wheel Size matters - Inline skate wheels for different purposes
Pretty much all roller blade wheels have a width of 24 mm, so you can rest assured that the wheels will be compatible with your skates in width when you replace them with some new ones. As goes for the diameter of the wheel, it should fit the skating style you want to practise. You should also ensure that your frames allow the desired diameter. The following applies for inline skate wheels:
- The bigger the wheel diameter, the easier it will become to maintain speed.
- The smaller the wheel diameter, the more manoeuvrable the roller blades will be.
We recommend the following sizes:
- City / regular skating: 80-84mm
- Fitness skating: 90mm and possibly even 100-110mm (3 wheel setups)
- Speed skating: 90-125mm
- Roller hockey: 72-80 mm
If you wish to learn more about roller blade wheels and terms like durometer, road grip and rebound, you can read our guide "Wheel terms explained".
It will appear in the specifications on the product pages whether the inline skate wheels are sold with or without bearings as well as the quantity.