Go fast. Slide better. Ride on wet surfaces with incredible grip or cruise smoothly through gravel.
We reinvented the wheel. Literally.
It’s a wheel that comes from a cube: the Shark Wheel shape is a perfect cube and a perfect circle and a perfect sine wave!
The Shark Wheel geometry is the intersection of a cube, a sphere, and a three-dimensional sine wave. It is based on the shape of shark jaws and is a pattern found all throughout nature. David M. Patrick discovered the shape while studying natural sciences, and has since been developing the Shark Wheel to be a more efficient wheel with superior performance in many ways. David’s passion for skateboarding coupled with his interest of the natural world have led to the discovery of the Shark Wheel.
The Shark Wheel offers a faster ride, more slide control, and better grip through rain and rough terrains. Shark Wheel is dedicated to bringing you a more exhilarating ride with higher performance. We thoroughly enjoy riding these wheels and know that you will love them too. Our wheels are 100% designed and manufactured in California, USA.
Rear view: looks like a snake in motion
Side view: looks like a SQUARE in motion
Ride feel: perfectly smooth
Click on the video below to see how they perform.
The Shark Wheel Advantages:
1. Faster. The design allows for a thin contact patch touching the ground and therefore less rolling resistance, resulting in a quicker ride.
2. More grip and sliding control. The alternating pattern equates to increased control — the width is increased, but the friction is decreased! The sine wave design provides three lips per wheel for superior lateral grip. A traditional wheel only has one. When you want to slide, they break away smoothly and recover easily.
3. More traction on varying terrain. The sine wave pattern smoothly funnels any debris aside, instead of ‘steamrolling’ over it like traditional wheels, allowing for firm contact with the ground.
4. Perfect rain and gravel wheels. The alternating pattern of grooves significantly reduces hydroplaning by channeling liquid, sand or gravel out and away from the surface of the wheel, allowing for a firm contact patch with the ground. Also, the rounded outer edges allow soft terrain to pass around the outside of the wheel smoothly, providing more aerodynamic functionality through soft terrain.