Inline Skating Wheels Albany OR

Local resource for inline skating wheels in Albany. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to inline skates and skate parts, as well as advice and content on rollerblading.

Goal-Line Soccer Clinics
PO Box 1642
Corvallis, OR
 
Swanson's Pest Management
(541) 967-7435
Albany, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(541) 926-7273
2280 Pacific Blvd SE
Albany, OR
 
Albany Little League
(541) 917-8811
Albany, OR
 
Peak Sports
(541) 754-6444
207 NW 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
 
Recretec
(541) 757-7567
29891 Hwy 34 SW
Albany, OR
 
Vogarms
(541) 924-0427
110 9th Ave SW
Albany, OR
 
D & B Custom Shirt Works
(541) 928-1978
1030 Queen Ave SE
Albany, OR
 
Bike N' Hike Centers
(541) 928-2143
424 1st Ave W
Albany, OR
 
Big Five Sporting Goods
(541) 753-7270
595 NE Circle Blvd
Corvallis, OR
 

Are Big Wheels Really Faster?

Nov. 11, 2009

Are Big Wheels Really Faster?

QBill: What are your thoughts on wheel size for long-distance skating? I switched to a "big wheel" setup maybe two years ago because I felt like I didn’t have the same cruising speed as the skaters on big wheels. However, I have noticed that a number of course records still stand that were set on 80mm to 84mm wheels. With some adjustment to pacing and strategy, could skaters on 80mm wheels still win marathons and ultra-marathons today or would the stronger skaters on big wheel setups win every time? Thanks for your thoughts. - Jamie from Waco, Texas, USA

Hi, Jamie, from Waco, Texas (home state of Chad Hedrick): For starters, you have to take the old world records on 80mm and 84mm wheels with a grain of salt. Most were set on non-standard tracks under non-standard conditions.

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Are Evenly Spaced Wheels Better?

Nov. 25, 2009

Are Evenly Spaced Wheels Better?

QHi, Coach: Cado Motus claims on its website that "evenly-spaced wheels on the frame" — such as the ones sold by Cado Motus — "perform better than uneven spacings made to lower the boot." Is there any truth to this statement? Thanking you. - Vik Chandel in Chicago

Hi, Vik: The importance of evenly-spaced wheels has been accepted for years. Even before Cado Motus set up shop, most knowledgeable coaches advised skaters to avoid frames with odd spacings.

This warning was a response to one of the early 4x100mm frames made by another well-known company. The front wheel on this frame stuck way out in front of the skate. The result was a frame that was prone to bending and breaking and that did not provide a good push for skaters. Most modern frames have an ev...

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