Bearings are what skateboards use to make the wheels spin and rotate smoothly. There are usually two bearings in each skateboard wheel. There are different types of skateboard bearings, but most skateboards use either ceramic or steel bearings. Ceramic bearings are more expensive but they last longer and are faster than steel bearings. Bearings are an essential part of a skateboard and choosing the right type of bearing can make a big difference in how your skateboard performs.
On electric skateboards, besides the bearings in the hubs or street wheels, the drive gears also have bearings.
How To Clean Skateboard Bearings
Skateboard bearings are essential for keeping your skateboard rolling smoothly. But over time, they can get gunked up with dirt and grime, which can affect performance. Luckily, cleaning your skateboard bearings is a relatively simple process. The first step is to remove the wheels from your skateboard.
The best way to clean skateboard bearings is to soak them in a cleaning solution overnight. You could use a cleaning solution specifically for bearings that you can buy from many skate shops. After they’ve had a good soak, you can also use a toothbrush to remove any built-up dirt and grime. Once the bearings are clean, dry them off and lubricate them with bearing grease before putting them back in your skateboard wheels. With a little bit of regular maintenance, you can keep your skateboard bearings in tip-top shape.
How To Take A Bearing Out Of A Skateboard Wheel
Taking a bearing out of a skateboard wheel is a simple process that can be done with a few basic tools. First, you will need to remove the wheel from the skateboard by unscrewing the axle nut and sliding the wheel off the axle. Once the wheel is removed, locate the small metal ring on the inside of the wheel that holds the bearing in place. Use a small flathead screwdriver or the edge of a skate tool to pry the metal ring away from the bearing. Once the metal ring is removed, turn the wheel over and gently tap the exposed side of the bearing with a bearing tool or the edge of a skate tool until it pops out of the wheel. Repeat this process for the other bearing on the wheel, and you should have successfully removed both bearings from the skateboard wheel.◊
What Are The Best Skateboard Bearings?
Are you looking for a way to roll faster and further? Evolve Precision Ceramic skateboard bearings are the perfect upgrade for your skateboard. They’re durably constructed with dirt and moisture-resistant materials, so you can keep rolling no matter what comes your way. Ceramic outclasses steel every time. You’ll conquer big hills without breaking a sweat – and have a ton of fun doing it. Upgrade your ride today and feel the difference these bearings can make. Grab a set of Evolve Precision Ceramic skateboard bearings now!
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