A explanation of how the size of a skate wheel is
measured, the range of skate wheel sizes available, and
which size is best for which type of skating.
The diameter or height of a skate wheel is measured in
millimeters (MM). Wheels used for skates range from approximately
40 MM to 100 MM in diameter.
Small wheels will provide the maneuverability needed
for aggressive skating, figure skating, roller dancing,
A larger wheel will provide the smooth ride and faster
speed that is desirable for fitness and speed skating,
however accelerating from a stop to full speed will
require more effort on very large wheels.
Before you purchase new wheels for your skates, make sure
the wheel size you are buying will fit on
your skates and frames. If you are not an expert at buying
wheels, bring your skates and frames along when you
shop for wheels.
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