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They may be little components of your skateboard, but bearings are extremely important especially when maintenance on your wheels is already needed. They are being used most of the time and get the most impacts including shock, moisture and dirt. When your bearings need replacements, make sure to grab a set from top brands we carry including Andale, Bones, Mini Logo, Shake Junt and Sushi, among others. All with superb FREE UK delivery when you shop at Yakwax!

Skateboard Bearings

Skateboard bearings are essential tiny parts that play an important role on your board. It can change how you skate and how your wheels work. They aid in properly moving or spinning the other small components in your skate wheels such as the inner and outer race, balls, bearing shields and ball retainer.

Here are several facts about skateboard bearings:

  • They all have the same size that fit any skate wheels and trucks.
  • They are made to separate your trucks and wheels
  • ABEC scale is used to measure the quality of your bearing. The higher, the better.
  • Bearings are made of stainless steel balls in circular cover located inside your wheels.
  • Some skaters want bearings with low ABEC score because it’s easier to determine the speed into certain spots.
  • The most widely preferred bearings according to ABEC score are ABEC 5, ABEC 7 and ABEC 9; while categorically, there's Swiss, ceramic and cheap bearings to choose from.
  • Most bearing failures are due to improper way of lubing up.
  • Bearings can help determine how fast and smoothly your skateboard will go.

When it’s time to replace your bearings, it’s always best to go for renowned skate hardware brands in the market such as Andale, Bones, Mini Logo, Shake Junt and Sushi. You can order them here at Yakwax together with our amazing FREE UK delivery.