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Do you need bearing spacers rollerblades?

Do you need bearing spacers rollerblades?

It’s not necessary to buy new bearing spacers as long as you remember to reuse the spacers that are in your old wheels. Not installing bearing spacers in your new wheels will cause the wheels to spin slowly lock up when the axles are tightened.

Do my roller skates need spacers?

Any Wheel with Bearings, when properly installed on Skate Axles, should use Spacers. Years ago, when we used Jam Nuts instead of the Nylon inserted Lock Nuts used today. A Jam Nut must be locked down to keep from loosening and coming off.

What is a rollerblade spacer?

Inline skate wheel spacers are the small pieces that are placed between the two bearings in each wheel of your inline skates.

Are Rollerblade bearings all the same size?

Inline skates can use many bearing sizes and specs Most inline and roller skate wheel bearings are the standard 608 size, with an 8mm bore, a 22mm diameter, and 7mm wide (open, sealed or non-serviceable and shielded) used for inline skates, scooters, skateboards and some quad speed skates.

What size bearing spacer do I need?

Bearing spacer size is measured by two things: axle diameter (not to be confused with axle width!) and overall spacer width. For example, 8mm x 10mm is a very common bearing spacer size. The first number (8mm) refers to the diameter of the axle, and the second number (10mm) refers to the overall width of the bearing.

Do bearing spacers make difference?

As a necessary component to keeping the bearings in your wheels parallel and aligned, the role of spacers are sure to drastically increase performance. As you can see from the side angle of a deconstructed wheel, bearing spacers sit right in the between the inner races of each bearing.

Are bearing spacers necessary?

What are good bearings for rollerblades?

Recommended Bearings for Inline Skates

  • The Bionic ABEC-7 Bearings are some of the best bearings on the market.
  • BankRoll Ceramic Bearings are extremely popular in the USA and great for indoor/outdoor use.
  • Yolo Swiss Bearings are a great choice for a high-end bearing.

Is ABEC 5 or 7 better?

ABEC 5 bearings allow for lesser friction while ABEC 7 bearings almost give the skater a ‘frictionless’ cruise. ABEC 7 bearings are manufactured with stricter tolerance and are more precise than ABEC 5 bearings.

What size bearing spacers do I need inline skates?

Regardless of the size (608, 688, 668) and class (ABEC, ILQ etc) all bearings for inline skating have the same diameter of the screw hole: 8mm. Depending on the diameter of the screws in the frame, wheels will need 6 or 8 mm spacers. 8mm spacers are mounted freely between the bearings.

Do bearing spacers do anything?

Bearing spacers sit within the wheel on the axle between the two bearings. This makes sure the inner races of the bearing are properly lined up. When these are aligned correctly, the balls and outer races also align.

Do bearing spacers slow you down?

This will slow your bearings down and wear them out super fast! Skaters without bearing spacers might find it easier to just run their axle nuts a bit loose to keep the wheels spinning freely. This is even worse! A wheel that is loose on the axle will give a noisy, chattery ride.