How To Buy The Right Skateboard Wheels?
Skateboard wheels come in many different shapes and sizes. There are 4 elements you should keep in mind in your quest to finding the best ones for you.
The size of the wheel is its diameter measured in millimeters. You’ll often find wheels ranging from 50 – 60+ mm.
Here’s a quick size guide:
50 – 53 mm: smallest wheels, good for beginners, good for skateparks, street, and bowls
54 – 59 mm: medium-sized wheels, good for intermediate riders, skating street, vert ramps
> 60 mm: biggest wheels, great for pro, racing downhills, made for speed and rough terrains
As you can see, smaller or bigger wheels are made for different purposes. In general, bigger wheels are faster than small wheels. However, speeding up on small wheels is much faster than speeding up on big wheels.
If you’re looking for wheels for street skating, the size of around 50 – 55 mm is a very good choice. It will give you a fast roll, a nice grip, and great acceleration.