Inline Skating Wheels Columbia City IN

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

Dick's Sporting Goods
(260) 470-4224
256 Coliseum Blvd
Ft. Wayne, IN
 
Gander Mountain
(260)416-0943, (260)416-0953
6043 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
J B Custom Sporting Goods Inc
(260) 422-1873
1736 Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN
 
GI Joe`s Army Surplus
(260) 426-7859
1638 North Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Cutco Cutlery
(260) 471-8690
4410 Executive Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Fort Wayne Featherlite Trailers
(260) 471-6136
3915 West California Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Fort Wayne Tack Room
(219)471-6136, (219)484-2425
3915 West California Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 
H & H Firearms Inc
(260) 483-9135
1525 Directors Row
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Earth Adventures
(260) 424-1420
1804 West Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Grindstone Cutlery
(260) 482-1105
4201 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 

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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