whats better ABEC-1 or ABEC-5?

is higher better or is lower better

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    In theory, higher is better.

    However, you can have an ABEC 5 bearing in one brand that is much lower quality than an ABEC 1 in another brand. Some top end brands have unrated bearings as the top of their lines (Zero Drag, Bones, Twin Cam).

    The ABEC ratings are for vibration in high speed machines like lathes or routers. You can't skate fast enough to be into the speeds of even ABEC 1.

    Source(s): 12+ years of inline skating. Much longer in engineering.
  • 1 decade ago

    abec 5 is better- the higher the abec the better although i would highly recomend reds bearings

    Source(s): i have been skating whith these bearings for 3 years and i love them
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