Inline Skating Wheels Springfield OR

Local resource for inline skating wheels in Springfield. 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
(541) 344-9622
Delta Oaks
Eugene, OR
 
Sports Authority
(541) 342-2066
Valley River Center, 245 Valley River Center
Eugene, OR
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Grand Slam USA
(541) 747-8660
921 International Way
Springfield, OR
 
Oregon Sports
(541) 988-9701
Gateway Mall
Springfield, OR
 
Gun Works The
(541) 741-4118
247 S 2nd St
Springfield, OR
 
Eugene REI Store
(541) 465-1800
306 Lawrence St
Eugene, OR
 
Oregon River Sports
(541) 334-0696
3400 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(541) 741-9134
2720 Gateway St
Springfield, OR
 
Excel Sports Science Inc
(541) 484-2454
4660 Main St Ste 270
Springfield, OR
 
McKenzie Athletics
(541) 744-4321
909 International Way
Springfield, OR
 

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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