Skateboarders have different needs based on whether they skate park, street, downhill or just like to cruise.
Skateboard Wheel Basics
What is a Wheel’s Diameter?
The diameter of the wheel determines the size of the wheel. Smaller wheels offer slower ride, larger wheels offer faster, more balanced ride.
What is a Wheel’s Durometer?
The durometer determines the hardness of the wheel, the higher the number, the harder the wheel. In general, the harder the wheel, the faster it will ride. Softer wheels are slower because it has more grip.
Wheel & Hardware Recommendation by Skate Style / Deck
We have compiled a list of recommended wheels, sizes, and hardware based on each type of deck:
Skateboard – Park Deck Wheels & Hardware
Skateboard – Street Deck Wheels & Hardware
Skating street requires going over rocks and pebbles on the street and sidewalks you need a softer wheel than the park decks.
Longboard – Cruiser Deck Wheels & Hardware
Large wheels (60mm +) are great for longboarding, downhill, etc and are made for speed and rough surfaces.
Wheel Sizes: 65-76mm
Durometer: 78-87A, recommend 80A