Skateboard wheel bearing ratings ABEC?
I'm getting a little creative these days. I'm planning on building a sort of skateboard. I'm looking at Razor wheels (or the likes) and see that many of these wheels come with ABEC-9 rated bearings. I've seen ABEC-7 and -11. I know the higher the rating the better the bearing.
This isn't going to get a lot of use, but it will be ridden on the streets. No jumping, no tricks, just an alternative form of transportation that can be picked up and tossed into a trunk.
All I'm interested in learning is these ABEC ratings and what's a "Good" rating. After all, an ABEC-9 might be considered a child's toy.
- 4 years agoFavorite Answer
ABEC 9 is absolutely enough for simple rolling without jumping and isn't a child's toy at all but like the previous comment recommended, going for a branded set of bearings can be more rewarding. In my personal experience, bones reds bearings are fairly cheap and fantastic quality. I think you'll find that they don't develop resistance as fast as many of the non-branded bearings.
- Anonymous4 years ago
since most are made in china the ratings mean little .. go with a name like reds ..