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Old August 20th, 2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default How long do wheels last?

I know there are many variables. This is my first year skating. I was wondering what is a realistic life expectancy for the equipment we use? A better question would be, how long do your wheels last you? What kind? I have been keeping a logbook. It’s not perfect or even accurate. The distances are routes I normally take and were measured using google maps. I thought about taking a measuring wheel with me but the accuracy of the data isn’t that important. I also measure wheel size with a set of calipers. Nothing fancy here. I use a set I got at a garage sale for $0.50 that I keep with my skate stuff. I keep track of when I clean my bearing. I sometimes make notes on how things worked that day. For example. I cleaned my bearings and over lubed them. They felt just like when they were dirty. After 50 miles enough excess lube escaped and they felt amazing.

I’ve used a few different wheels. Some were terrible. I don’t even remember their names. They are not worth remembering. They were very cheap and I got what I paid for.

Moxi outdoor wheels 65mm 78a
This is the wheel that came with my skates. I put 200 miles on these before they got small enough that I was looking to replace them. I could probably put 200 more miles on them before wearing it down to the hub. They were great when new. Now they are too small for the local conditions. Rough trail and bridges starting getting tougher when they started to wear down. The vibrations were getting intense.

Kryptonic Classic 80mm 78a longboard wheel
I have put 600 miles on these. I have not worn out a set. I would expect them to last 1000 more miles before wearing down to 65mm. I won’t expect to reach 1000 miles on these wheels until next year. I originally ordered the 80mm wheels because I have access to a lathe. I figured I would have to cut them down to find the right diameter and width. I have not had to cut them. They do rub on occasion but they have never thrown me down or tripped me up. They are heavy. A set of 8 is 2 lbs heavier than the Moxi wheels. They are big and comfy.
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Old August 26th, 2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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I got a new pair of quadline skates put together about the middle
of July 2017. I had a spare set of unused wheels which were purple,
just like my new skates so installed them then. My skating season
here lasts from when the snow melts to when they start throwing
rock salt down for snow again. Basically, I can skate from late-March
to late November or early December. My quadline wheels are the
same thing as scooter wheels: 100mm circumference by 22mm width.
So, it's over a year later since I built the skates, that's... hmm...
1/2 July, Aug, Sept, Octo, Novemb... April, May, June, July, Augagain...
Okay, in 9 and a half months worth of skating outdoors, my 82a duro
wheels have gone from 100mm down to 93/94mm-ish. I'm totally
happy with that performance and will just skate these out for the rest
of the season. Come Spring, I have a new backup set I'll install then.
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Old August 29th, 2018, 12:27 AM   #3
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Thank you PRFunky. This is exactly what I was looking for. A season or more of skating seems appropriate.

The outdoor Moxi wheels just don't last. I would have to by 5 or more sets a year! That is ridiculous. I am sure there are better options for $250 a year.

My 80mm Kryptonic Classic wheels were 74mm after 600 miles. $50 per year seems reasonable.
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Old August 29th, 2018, 09:12 AM   #4
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I use outdoor wheels near three years.Itís 78A,75*44mm
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Old August 29th, 2018, 11:12 AM   #5
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I use outdoor wheels near three years.Itís 78A,75*44mm
Wowzer! That is great! Would you care to share any more info? What brand of wheel are they? How often do they get used? What type of surface are you skating on? Weight?

I am a heavyweight at 200lbs (90 kilos). Iím sure this doesnít help the longevity of my wheels.
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Old September 8th, 2018, 02:33 PM   #6
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I weigh almost 100kgs and skate on a set of 78a Airwaves. I can skate around 50 miles a week if the weather is good. My existing wheels are in their 3rd year and several hundreds of miles with no noticeable wear. I usually skate on the asphalt on the seafront here on the south coast of England, usually between 10-15mph for around 10-15 miles over a couple of hours
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Old September 12th, 2018, 11:16 AM   #7
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depends on many factors, also depends on how long u want to keep them or u don't like the feel of them. u can wear them down smaller and the edges over a long period of time.
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Until Christmas of course.
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Until Christmas of course.
Do you really replace wheels yearly regardless of wear. Fresh year, fresh start?
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Do you really replace wheels yearly regardless of wear. Fresh year, fresh start?
No, but I will this year. My wheels turned 6 this year. I T-stop a lot. There kinda like the Flinstones tires.

But they still dance.
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