Inline Skate Bearings
Wicked ABEC 9 Freespin 608 16-Pack Bearings$37.95
Wicked ABEC 7 Freespin 608 16-Pack Bearings$27.95
Wicked ABEC 7 Freespin 608 50-Pack Bearings$63.95
Tempish Abec 9 Bearings 8-Pack$18.95
Wicked SUS Rustproof 608 Bearings 4-Pack$22.95
Wicked ABEC 5 Freespin 608 8-Pack Bearings$11.95
Wicked ABEC 5 Freespin 608 16-Pack Bearings$29.95
Supreme Abec 9 Bearings$2.35
Tempish Abec 5 Bearings 8-Pack$11.95
Wicked ABEC 5 Freespin 608 50-Pack Bearings$44.95
Rio Roller Abec 9 Bearings 16-Pack$24.95 $21.95
K2 ILQ 9 Classic Plus Bearings 16-pack$50.95
Wicked ABEC 7 Freespin Bearings 608 8-Pack$14.95 $13.95
K2 ILQ 7 Bearing 16-pack$42.95 $32.95
Tempish Abec 7 Bearings 8-Pack$12.95
Wicked Twincam ILQ9 Classic Bearings 608 16-Pack$47.95
Supreme Abec 5 Bearing$1.85
Supreme Abec 7 Bearing$2.35
Kaltik Green Titanium Bearings 8-pack$29.95
Wicked Twincam ILQ7 Bearings 608 12-Pack$36.95 $29.95
Bones Super Reds Bearings 8-pack$39.95 $35.95
Tempish Si3N4 Ceramic Bearings 16-Pack$199.95
Wicked ABEC 9 Freespin 608 50-Pack Bearings$80.95
Wicked Hybrid Ceramic 16-Pack Bearings$129.95
Tempish ILQ 7 Bearings 8-Pack$29.95
Wicked Swiss by Jesa Bearings 16-Pack$99.95 $83.95
Tempish ILQ 9 TwinCam Bearings 8-Pack$27.95
Tempish TRT Hi Speed Bearings 16-Pack$44.95 $39.95
What Are Inline Skate Bearings?
Skate bearings are small cylindrical pieces that fit between the axle and the core of the wheel. Every inline skate wheel is equipped with two bearings and a spacer between them. Bearings are made of a large outer ring and a smaller inner ring. Small steel balls can be found between these rings. These are what enables wheels to move freely on the skate. Covers called "shields" prevent quick deterioration of the bearings, increasing durability.
Choosing New Inline Skate Bearings
For all types of inline skates, wheels will need two bearings each. Inliner bearings can fit in every standard wheel, so you don’t have to worry about the size. The quality of bearings depends on a range of factors - material, precision (ABEC), lubrication, sealed or open (with or without shield).
If you are mainly skating outside, sealed bearings lubricated with grease are the best option. Indoor riders can use open bearings that spin fast and are easy to clean. Speed and long-distance skaters might be interested in high precision bearings lubricated with oil. They spin fast and are easy to clean, but dirt can damage them quickly.
When to Replace Inline Skate Bearings?
On average, inline skate bearings last between twelve and eighteen months. Material, quality and good care of your equipment is the biggest factor determining how long bearings for inline skates will last. In general, if your wheels are making noises even after cleaning or your bearings are rusty, it is time to replace them. Remember, skate bearings should always be quiet and spin freely.
Would you like to know more about bearings? Read our complete guide for Buying Bearings.