Roller Skate Wheels
Slick wheels, fast wheels, big wheels, four wheels, red wheels or blue wheels - if you need roller skate wheels, you need to shop with us! We have every type of wheel on the market!
Roller Skate wheels come in many different sizes, types and hardnesses. The first thing to know about skate wheels is no matter what wheel you choose, it will always feel different skating on one type of surface versus a different surface (ie wood vs. concrete). Choosing the correct size wheel starts with knowing what will fit on your skates. A 68mm wheel will not fit on a skate that only accepts 58mm due to the space allowed for the heigth of the wheel.
Speed Skate wheels are the wider wheels predominently 40MM in width. These wheels offer more surface contact for more grip in the turns. A normal diameter of the Speed wheel is 62MM giving a larger circumference for more roll. Harnesses vary a lot throughout speed wheels. A harder wheel is going to give more speed but sacrifice some grip. Most Speed wheels will run from 88A hardness to a 96A Hardness (Higher the number the harder the wheel). Along with lots of various sizes and hardnesses come colors. Be sure you are getting the correct hardness when choosing color. Some wheels only come in one hardness per color.Artistic skate wheels are usually a 38MM wide wheel which make for easier turning on each skate. The diameter various from 55MM up to 62MM. Always remember that the bigger the wheel the more role you get, which translates into less effort to roll longer. You can find these wheels in a large array of Hardnesses as well. From a 92A all the way to 105A (an extremely hard wheel) you can find the right wheel for the surface you are skating on.
Derby Wheels are being made in both Wide (44m) and Narrow (38mm) widths. Many derby girls are liking the narrow wheels for simple fact of not rubbing wheels together when running in such close packs which helps eliminate a lot of unnecessary crashes. There are a large number of new derby wheels on the market and manufacturers are constantly doing R & D to find just the right combination of grip and speed.