Inline Skating Wheels Albert Lea MN

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

Tiger City Sports
(507) 373-4366
101 S Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN
 
Sveen S Plumbing and Well Repair
(507) 297-5764
10874 690th Ave
Emmons, MN
 
South Central Athlete
(507) 433-6450
209 N Main St
Austin, MN
 
Games People Play
(507) 433-7593
701 18th Ave Nw
Austin, MN
 
Country Thrift and Gift Shoppe
(507) 433-3901
Hwy 218 S
Austin, MN
 
Johnnys Hobbies
(507) 373-4751
132 S Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN
 
Staline Sporting Goods
(507) 297-5808
PO Box 222
Emmons, MN
 
True Value Hardware
(507) 553-3713
33 S Broadway
Wells, MN
 
Play It Again Sports
(507) 433-2881
1407 1st Ave Sw
Austin, MN
 
Carlas Finish Line
(507) 434-7153
1301 18th Ave Nw
Austin, MN
 

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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