Skate Bearings Mount Clemens MI

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(586) 949-0760
50580 Waterside Drive
Chesterfield Twp, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(248) 577-2879
Oakland Plaza
Troy, MI
 
Sports Authority
(586) 791-8400
33930 Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Township, MI
Services
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.

B & R Sporting Goods
(586) 263-7941
42120 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI
 
Orthotic Shop
(866) 496-8651
PO Box 884
Mt. Clemens, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(586) 254-2653
Northpointe Plaza
Utica, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(248) 608-9696
Winchester Mall
Rochester Hills, MI
 
Lone Wolf Paintball
(586) 463-9500
37243 S Groesbeck Hwy
Clinton Township, MI
 
B & R Sporting Goods
(586) 263-7941
42110 Garfield Rd
Clinton TWP, MI

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Dunham's Sports
(586) 997-1600
11950 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
 
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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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