Inline Skating Wheels Racine WI

Local resource for inline skating wheels in Racine. 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
(262) 554-8117
Southland Center
Racine, WI
 
Outdoorsman Sport
(847) 746-1331
221 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL
 
Zion Cyclery Inc
(847) 746-2200
2750 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL
 
Auto & RV Center of Beach Park
(847) 625-8400
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Midwest Embroidery & Graphics Co
(262) 634-9557
3211 Washington Ave
Racine, WI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 697-5764
9899 76th Street
Kenosha, WI
 
Sports Authority
(414) 282-2300
Greenfield Place, 5070 S. 74th Street
Greenfield, WI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Goodwin Performance
(847) 872-4001
43455 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Auto & R V Center
(847) 336-2644
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Billy-Willie Racket Stringing
(262) 632-9911
2057 Grove Ave
Racine, WI
 

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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