Every part of an electric skateboard is designed and works together so that when you push that throttle, the board moves.
But riding an electric skateboard would be 100% impossible without wheels.
From basic physics, we know that a rolling object will stay in motion much better than one that is just pushed…
Imagine your board, car, office chair, or a heavy object on a cart didn’t have wheels.
How much harder would it be to move things around?
Pretty damn impossible.
That’s because of friction.
Friction is the enemy.
But wheels make friction look like nothing.
Wheels will take the worlds heaviest objects and move them far and fast!
Take a look at the Caterpillar 797B haul truck. The thing weighs 624 tons (1,375,000 pounds).
But with the help of wheels, the 797B can haul 400 tons at a top speed of 42 mph…
But not all wheels are created equal…
Especially when it comes to your electric skateboard.
The size, style, material, and brand of wheels will make a difference in your riding experience.
That’s why we’ve found the best electric skateboard wheels for you!
Let’s get started!
If you’ve already found wheels to match your electric skateboard, you’re probably wondering: “are these wheels compatible?”
Turns out most of the wheels you find can be attached to any skateboard, whether it’s electric or not…
Wheels are generally universal no matter the trunk and board.
And if not, most companies will allow you to purchase compatible trunks and part.
So go ahead and pick out what you like!
Don’t believe me?
Check out this info from warehouseskateboards:
“Regardless of wheel size, all skateboard bearings are the same size and will fit any skateboard. The universal measurements for bearings are 8mm (core), 22mm (outer diameter), and 7mm (width)”
The Orangatang Kegel 80mm Wheels
Retail Price: $80
If you’re in the skateboard business, you’re probably familiar with Orangatang.
They offer a wide range of wheel sizes and many different colors, but the best you can choose is the 80mm Kegels.
Known for their quality and size, these wheels are BIG and BADASS!
They offer improved acceleration, higher top speed, and better balance.
But it’s not just that.
These wheels are sticky and will help with traction to prevent drifting and sliding…
“The smoothest, fluffiest, grippiest, most-thane-line-leaving urethane in Orangatang's history. Perfect for electric skateboards, maximum traction, and reduced vibration when riding over the roughest roads.”
-(Taken from Orangatangs website)
Using these wheels will throw your ‘bad’ or ‘rough’ street pavement excuses out the window. No more rickety bouncing and difficulty staying on the board.
While most people want smaller wheels nowadays, the truth is, it’s a matter of preference. But I like to go big rather than small.
Especially when it comes to electric skateboards and higher top speed, big wheels allow for better rough terrain riding. (Not all-terrain, just rougher).
Now you don’t need to run around town looking for that perfectly paved street to ride.
Specs, Options, Colors
Specs are listed belw:
Contact Patch: 56mm
Durometer: 77a, 80a, 83a (how hard a material is – less prone to dents)
Bearing Seat: Offset
Formula: Happy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane (very supportive)
The wheels come in three different colors:
- Orange – 80a
- Purple – 83a
- Blue – 77a
Also be careful for the edges of the wheels! They’re sharp enough to give you a nice cut, especially when they’re new out of the box!
The feedback on these bad boys are fantastic!
Just hop on over to Amazon and you’ll see about 82% of the reviews are 5 stars with an overall rating of 4.6/5. Not too bad!
For an in-depth review, check out the video below.