The 10 Best Skateboard Wheels

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you just got your first deck or you're working on becoming a pro, you're going to need a reliable set of wheels for your skateboard. The performance-enhancing designs on this list come in a handful of sizes and hardnesses that are suitable for everything from cruising and downhill racing to performing complicated tricks, so you're sure to find something that suits your taste and skill. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Orangatang Kegel Downhill

2. Everland 65x51

3. Ricta Clouds

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2019:

When it comes to getting wheels for your skateboard, the best choice is always going to be the one that suits your skill level, board, and design aesthetic. To that aim, we compiled a list that incorporated some of the most popular wheel types, from pro-level selections with 101a durometers (Ricta Sparx) and softer/larger choices perfect for cruising, (Everland 65x51, Orangatang Kegel Downhill), to models that work just as well at the park as they do the street (Spitfire Classics, Skate One Mini-Logo Hybrid, Powell-Peralta G-Bones). We added the Big Boy Blank for those who need something reliable at a low price, and the Shark Wheel California Roll for skaters who are interested in tackling terrain in any weather and don't mind a bit of a departure from the traditional wheel shape. Our selections also include units that can be installed onto penny boards, old school cruiser decks, and longboards.

4. Santa Cruz Slimeballs

5. Powell-Peralta G-Bones

6. Spitfire Classics

7. Shark Wheel California Roll

8. Skate One Mini-Logo Hybrid

9. Ricta Sparx

10. Big Boy Blank

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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