Skate Bearings Cheyenne WY

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Foot of the Rockies
(307) 778-7866
1740 Dell Range Blvd Ste D
Cheyenne, WY
 
Supply Sergeant
(307) 635-5491
3415 Ridge Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Bicycle Station Inc
(307) 634-4268
2634 Dell Range Blvd Unit Main
Cheyenne, WY
 
Sports Authority
(307) 632-0712
Frontier Mall, 1400 Del Range Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm Mall store hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(307) 632-0712
Frontier Mall
Cheyenne, WY
 
Check Mate Hockey & Lacrosse
(307) 637-7825
203 W 17th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
One Stop Savings Mart
(307) 638-4026
617 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY
 
Hedrick Herman
(307) 635-5491
3415 Ridge Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Hardkore Inc
(307) 632-3684
5313 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Elbe Arms
(307) 634-5731
610 E 27th St
Cheyenne, WY
 

Bearings for Inline Skaters

July 2, 2009

Bearing Down on Skate Bearings

QHello, Bill! Have you heard of FAG bearings? Are they used for inline skating? Thanks! - Janis Hofmanis, Latvia

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Hi, Janis: Yes, I've heard of FAG bearings. In fact, I used them many years ago. They were a quality alternative at a time when SKF was our preferred bearing. But I haven't heard anything about them for years and don't know if they are still being made, although it's possible they are being sold under another name.

If you're in the market for bearings, there's a lot to consider. These days, everybody makes a big deal about ABEC rating and wants ABEC 7s or better. But as far as I'm concerned, one of the most important things to consider is where the bearings are made. Bearings are a precision product, which need to be made with great attention to detail. That's why I prefer bearings made in Switzerland or Germany, countries with reputations for precision manufacturing.

Years ago, the bearing of choice was the pricey NMB ABEC 7. Then all of a sudden, they started seizing up on us. We couldn't understand what was going on until we heard that the company had shifted production to Singapore.

And don't think bearings don't make a difference in your skating. I remember back in 1989 when Stephan Whyte lined up at the World Championships on $1, bottom-of-the-line NSK bearings. When I heard about it, I made sure he got some quality bearings, and he went on to win both the 500 and 10,000 points races on the banked track.

Something I've noticed is that bearings are made differently than they used to be. Today's bearings are roomier inside. They have some play side to side and, as a result, are ready to roll right out of the box.

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