Inline Skating Wheels Loveland CO

Local resource for inline skating wheels in Loveland. 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
(970) 461-9762
The Shops at Centerra
Loveland, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 682-5740
210 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO
 
King of the Mountain Inc
(970) 962-9306
2709 West Eisenhower Boulevard
Loveland, CO
 
Loveland Cycle `n Fitness
(970) 667-1943
524 Cleveland Avenue
Loveland, CO
 
Mountain High Cyclery
(970) 669-7960
5645 West USHighway 34
Loveland, CO
 
Milan Junior Camp - Fort Collins
Fort Collins Soccer Complex - 3955 NW Frontage Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
 
Bob`s Fly Tying Specialties
(970) 667-1107
406 South Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO
 
E-Motion Bikes
(970) 593-0001
200 E. 7th Street
Loveland, CO
 
Colorado Outdoor Specialists
(970) 622-8568
3004 Silverleaf Drive
Loveland, CO
 
Loveland Pawn
(970) 667-1176
423 Cleveland Avenue
Loveland, CO
 

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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