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Skateboard Bearings

Skateboard bearings are the circular metal pieces that sit inside your wheels keeping them rolling and connected to your axle and truck.

While all Skateboard bearings were not made equal in terms of quality, they are all the same size. No matter what type or size of skateboard wheel you have, all bearings have the same measurements and will fit all wheels sold at Extreme Skates.

These are commonly referred to as 8 mm’s which is a reference to the inside diameter or the core, the outer diameter measures at 22 mm and the width comes in at 7 mm.

Skateboard bearings are sold in sets of 8 as each wheel requires two bearings. You can check out our range of bearings below or come into our Milton store. We have a great variety of colours and styles including traditional, ceramic and titanium!

What Are ABEC Ratings?

Most skateboard bearings are measured on an ABEC scale. The higher the rating the better the bearing. The rating system includes the following grades: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Meaning an ABEC 1 bearing will be the most inexpensive bearing while an ABEC 9 will be more costly but also boast high accuracy and precision.

There are factors the ABEC system does not take into consideration such as load handling, materials, noise, vibration, lubricant and ball precision so it is possible for an ABEC 3 rated bearing to out perform and ABEC 5 bearing. Talk to the team at Extreme if you’re unsure about which bearings are right for you!