Inline Skating Wheels Athens GA

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

Dixon`s Bicycles
(706) 549-2453
1029 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
Outfitters Limited
(706) 546-7575
1029 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
Academy
(706) 354-5620
3505 Atlanta Highway (at Timothy Rd)
Athens, GA
 
Barron`s Rental Center Inc
(706) 543-3486
340 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA
 
Georgia Outdoor Sports Inc
(706) 425-4868
8729 Highway 29 South
Athens, GA
 
A+ Party Rentals
(706)353-2424, (706)353-2420
2364 West Broad Street
Athens, GA
 
Bulldog Sporting Goods
(706) 546-0618
1068 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
 
P & M Army Surplus Store
(706) 548-5825
1298 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 
Edge Enterprises
(706) 227-3999
110 Nowhere Road
Athens, GA
 
Handi House of Athens
(706) 543-3737
Highway 29
Athens, GA
 

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.

Now...

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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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