Here at Evolve, we always like to say that a ride is only as good as the wheels. That’s why we’ve put as much effort into designing the four bits you spin on as the bit you stand on! Not all wheels are created equal - some are better suited to street skating and off-roading, and some are good for all-terrain. The ones you pick will come down to which style of cruising you do the most of. Of course, the best part about an Evolve board is that you can convert it from street to all-terrain (and back again!). It doesn’t hurt to have a set of each kind of wheels available, but if you’re only doing one kind of riding, then you may as well go all-in on them. Even then, different hardnesses will affect the way you ride. You might be looking for additional grip or even a little less grip so that you can rip some epic slides. No matter what, we’ll have what you’re after in our range below. Start browsing now, or read on for some info about a few of our best-selling wheels!
What Wheels Are Best For Street Skateboarding?
When it comes to skateboarding, there are all sorts of different wheels to choose from. So, what wheels are best for street skateboarding? The answer really depends on personal preference. Some skateboarders prefer larger wheels for a smoother ride, while others prefer smaller wheels for better control. Ultimately, it's up to the skateboarder to decide what size and type of wheel work best for them. Unlike off-road wheels, where some of the rider’s movement is absorbed by the tyre, street wheels transfer your weight distribution directly to the road, and the board reacts immediately. This, along with being lower to the ground, makes the street very responsive and precise for carving.
Standard skateboard wheels are usually only 60-62mm in diameter, which is too small for electric skateboards. This can cause a lot of problems like poor roll speed, less grip, and a rougher ride. We've teamed up with one of the best wheel manufacturers to bring you our 97mm street wheel. These wheels are excellent for cruising, carving, and moving quickly since they are quick, comfy, and practical. The ultimate grip is provided by the 56mm contact patch with its surface skin, and the wheels' softly rounded edges make it easier for them to glide over imperfections in the pavement.
What Wheels Are Best Off Road Skateboarding?
There are a lot of different factors that can affect your ride. But when it comes to off-road skateboarding, one factor trumps them all: the wheels. That's why choosing the right skateboard wheels for your skateboarding style is important. There are a few things to consider when choosing skateboard wheels, including diameter, contact patch, and formula. The size of your skateboard wheels will determine how fast you can go and how much grip you have. Wider skateboard wheels are great for stability, but they can make turning difficult. Narrower skateboard wheels are easier to turn, but they can make pumping and carving difficult. So what's the best type of skateboard wheel for off road skateboarding?
Electric skateboards are the future, but if you want to be able to take it on any terrain, you need a set of all terrain tyres. We've got the perfect solution - the Evolve range of all terrain tyres for your electric skateboard! With strong sidewalls, thick hard compound rubber, and a tread pattern that will give you a smooth ride no matter what path you choose, these tyres are perfect for anyone who wants the freedom to explore.
What Skateboard Wheel Size Should I Get?
Wheel size is an important consideration for anyone looking to maximise their cruising time.
Your wheel size has a direct effect on what kinds of terrain you are able to tackle and the tricks you can pull off. Let’s start by breaking down a few key terms to help you understand this relationship better.
The diameter of your skateboard wheel is the height from the road to the top of the wheel and the contact patch of the wheel is defined as the area that makes actual contact with the terrain below. Contact patch tends to increase in line with the diameter.
Generally speaking, wheels with a larger diameter are great for cruising long distances as they’re well equipped to roll over cracks and pebbles. A wheel with a larger contact patch will offer more grip, wear slower, and is less likely to develop flat spots. Smaller wheels, on the other hand, should be considered if you’re planning to drift and slide as the contact patch is smaller.
In addition to size, another important factor to consider is the edge of your wheel. Wheels with square edges offer greater grip and are an excellent option if you’re cruising over a terrain that requires more traction. Skateboard wheels with rounded or bevelled edges, on the other hand, are designed to carve and slide better.
What skateboard wheel size should you get? There’s no one right answer. Spend some time testing out different wheels over diverse terrains to find the size and type of wheel that will keep you riding that endless wave for as long as possible.