Skateboard wheels - choosing the right durometer and size
Skateboard wheels come in many different sizes and hardnesses and even more colours and designs. All our skateboards wheels are made of polyurethane, which provides you with great durability and grip.
The wheel durometer and size are the two main factors you should pay attention to when buying skateboard wheels.
Wheel size: The size of the wheel is measured in diameter and affects speed and control. Bigger skateboard wheels are typically faster but less manoeuvrable while smaller wheels tend to be easier to manoeuvre but are not as fast.
Wheel durometer: The hardness of the wheel is indicated by a numerical rating and the letter A. The durometer affects the durability, road grip and shock absorption of the wheels. The higher the rating, the harder the wheels.
We have packages with four skateboard wheels, but you can also buy wheels separately. On the product pages, you can see the number of wheels included in a package. It’s also possible to choose between different diameters to get exactly the size of wheel you prefer for your skateboard.
Check out our selection of skateboard wheels on this page. We sell high-quality wheels from several recognised skateboard brands.
If you have doubts about how to choose the right wheels for your skateboard, do not hesitate to contact us.
What’s your style?
Skateboard wheels are all about personal preferences, but there are a few rules of thumb:
If you’re a technical street skater you might prefer small wheels due to the fact that the small wheels’ light weight allows street skaters to perform flip tricks more easily.
If you're into skating vert or bowl you might want to have wider wheels, so you get more grip between the board and the surface.