There are many parts of a cruiser skateboard that you need to choose carefully to get the best experience, and one of them is the wheels. The wheels on a skateboard are an important part of keeping your board moving and estimating how fast you glide. The wheels on a skateboard come in a variety of sizes, colors, and levels of endurance that suit your skateboarding style. Skateboard wheels are usually made of polyurethane material. Skateboard wheels can be measured in diameter and durometer. Diameter is the size of the wheel, while the durometer is the level of hardness of the wheel. These two factors are how you choose yourself according to the skateboarding style. The custom assembly allows you to choose the best wheel that will be matched with boards, trucks, and more Summit Board.
1. Diameter. The diameter of the skateboard wheels is measured in millimeters (mm). The lower the number, the smaller the wheel. Most skateboard wheels range from 50 mm to 75 mm. The smaller the diameter of the wheels, the resulting speed will be slower, and vice versa. The wheel diameter also affects how fast the acceleration is and how strong the wheel can rotate. If mounting on a skateboard that has a shortboard, a small wheel is a right choice. For cruiser types and longboards, large wheels will provide the speed and balance needed. Besides, height and weight affect the size of the wheel that feels right.
2. Durometer. Most factories use the A Scale durometer with a scale of 100 points to identify how hard the wheels are. The higher the number, the harder the wheels are. The average wheel durometer is 99A. However, certain wheel manufacturers use the B scale by measuring 20 points lower and the extra scale 20 points harder. For example, the 80b durometer has the same hardness level as the 100a durometer. In general, a harder wheel will make the skateboard speed faster. Although soft wheels have slower speeds, they are very suitable for street skating. Some companies design their wheels for certain uses.