Some of the newer fitness and speed skates come with
688 and 698 bearings that are known as "microbearings".
The purpose of these smaller lighter bearings
is to make skates lighter, faster and comfortable.
These bearings often require non-standard hardware
that might include special sleeves that allow them
to be used in skate wheels with standard size hubs.
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