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Old January 19th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #13
chuckboucher
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Originally Posted by bigred875 View Post
i'm concerned about the bearings...which bearings should I use?
There is a lot of buzz on here about which bearings people use. Personally, I have always likes Bones Swiss bearings. This is what I use in my outdoor inline wheels and indoor quad skates. I have some sets that are over a decade old and with minimal maintenance. I rarely ever clean my bearings and probably add synthetic oil to lube them maybe every other month.

I also have a couple of sets of Acer hybrid ceramics (http://www.acerracing.com/ball_beari...t-1116-93.html) that have been very good. This is what I use in my indoor inline wheels.

I also have a single set of Sure-Grip Qube 8-ball bearings that I have in my outdoor quad skates. They don't have many miles on them, but the miles I have skates with them have been smooth and fast.

Some people buy huge bundles of cheaper bearings and treat them as throw-away. These are usually people who skate rain or shine. I'm a fair-weather skater, so I rarely ever get my bearings wet. I know that some people say that they don't notice a difference between cheaper bearings and more expensive bearings, but I seem to. Maybe it's a placebo effect. I have never skated a full ceramic set, mostly because I have a REALLY hard time paying $8+ for EACH BEARING (like this: http://www.acerracing.com/ball_beari...s-1115-93.html). But, they don't rust like stainless steel does.
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Inline: Simmons Full Custom(2) | LSR Vanquish 4x110mm/Takino GTR350 4x110mm | NSC/TLTF/MPC | NMB
Outdoor Quad: Bont Carbon Hybrid | Snyder Advantage | RAD Glide 70mm | Bones Swiss
Indoor Quad: Reidell 911 | Roll-Line Mistral | Corey Super Enforcers | Bones Swiss
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