Quality Skate Wheels
A primary part of skateboarding are the skate wheels. Whether you’ve just bought a skateboard or you’ve had one for a while now, paying attention to the condition of the wheels is key to be able to skate and pull off your favourite tricks.
You should know that there are different levels of hardness in skate wheels that provide more grip and stability on different terrains and surfaces.
The catalogue of our online skate store offers a range of soft and hard skate wheels at unbeatable market prices and from leading manufacturers specialising in this type of wheel bearings for skateboarding.
So now you know. If you’re not sure where to buy skate wheels, you can do it here simply and easily.
Types of wheels for skateboards
Most wheels are made from urethane, a material that comes in different levels of hardness. This hardness is indicated on a Durometer A scale, meaning, the higher the A number, the harder the wheels.
To give you an idea, harder wheels are usually around 100A. However, the so-called cruiser skate wheels offer a lower hardness range, around 80-85A.
Harder wheels slide to perfection on different types of terrains, although they wear faster on uneven surfaces. This wear results in what’s known as a flat spot, meaning that the wheel has worn mostly on one side. You should know that skateboard wheels are sold in a packs of 4, so if you see that one of them suffers from a flat spot, we advise you to change them all to ensure perfect stability at all times.
Cruiser or soft skate wheels are the ones that offer the best grip on asphalt or any other surface, whether uneven or not. They also accelerate slower but reach higher top speeds than harder wheels.
Skateboard wheel measurements
Measurements are given in millimetres in terms of their diameter, which affects the speed at which you skate and the acceleration of the skateboard. A small-diameter wheel will accelerate faster but will have a lower top speed.
It’s important that you understand that the height of both the skate trucks and the diameter of the wheels must be as similar as possible to achieve the greatest possible stability and top speed, while avoiding wheelbites. This refers to when the wheels hit your board when you do a stunt.
At Paralel Store, you’ll find Universal skate wheels, one of the leading manufacturer brands of this type of accessory. They are available in different colours and designs to combine them in the best way possible with the colours of your skateboard.
Now you know everything you need to know about which skate wheels to buy!