What size longboard wheels should I get?
60mm +, We recommend our 70mm Shark Wheels. Our Wheels are made for speed and rougher surfaces. They are great for specialty riders skating longboards, downhill boards, dirt boards and old-school boards.
What is the durometer of longboard wheels? What does 78a mean on longboard wheels?
The durometer refers to the hardness of the wheel, the higher the durometer the harder the wheel. The most common durometers for longboard wheels will be on the softer side when compared to standard skateboard wheels and fall in the 75a-90a range. You'll commonly see 75-78a wheels for the more grippy types, like our 70mm 78a longboard wheels.
Can you use longboard wheels on a skateboard?
You can put these on regular skateboards, but there is a good chance you will get wheel bite as you turn. You'll need to use fat risers to lift the deck up enough to avoid this or look for a longboard with wheel cutouts like our many drop-thru decks.
What is a wheel bite?
When you experiences wheel bite, this means that the wheels rub against the bottom of the deck when turning, causing the longboard to stop abruptly, most of the time wheel bite is caused by too little distance between your your deck and the wheel. You can add risers to your trucks to move the wheels further from the deck and giving more clearance.
What are cruiser wheels?
Usually made from polyurethane, skateboard wheels come in a range of sizes, colors, and durability levels to suit your skateboard style and preference. Skateboard wheels are measured by both diameter and durometer. Diameter is the size of the wheel, and durometer is the hardness of the wheel. Cruiser wheels are typically bigger and softer than skatepark wheels.
Why do you need riser pads?
The bigger the wheel the greater the chance of wheel bite, riser pads create more space between the deck and wheels lowering the chance of wheel bite. Riser pads can also help keep hardware from vibrating loose.