Every skater needs bearings, they're what make your wheels roll! For a pair of roller skates, you will need 16 total bearings. The five components that make up a bearing are: shield, an inner race, balls, retainer, and the outer race.
Bearings are made of different materials and that material will affect the quality of your roll. A better quality bearing will keep you rolling longer, so it will require less effort to cover the same amount of distance.
You'll know it's time to replace your old bearings if they have become rusted, are noisy when they spin, or are still caked with grime even after cleaning. Bearings should always spin freely and quietly and be free of grime or rust.
Bearings also come in different sizes, with the most common being 8mm.
Whether you are looking for your first set or it's time to replace your old ones, we have a selection of bearings you're sure to love!