Big wheels are now the norm, but they have always been the preserve of skateboarders, who have been using the large, narrow-wheeled skateboard to explore the world.
Big wheels have a high degree of stability, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on one.
Instead, you can get the same thrill out of one-wheeled skateboarding that you can out-ride a quad bike.
Read moreRead moreRead about big wheels and how to use them.
The bigger the wheel, the faster you can ride, but you have to balance stability and safety.
So, how do you balance the two?
It’s easy: use a bigger, heavier skateboard.
Big wheels have two main advantages: they’re easy to maneuver and they can be easily tracked by your skaters.
Big Wheels are good for:Skaters who need to use a large skateboard but don’t have enough room to ride on a single oneThe skaters who have the space to ride but can’t fit on a skateboardThe skater who needs to move quickly from place to placeThe skating publicThe skatin’ publicBig wheels are great for:Anyone who loves to skate, but just needs a small space to move around.
Read moreYou can also get big wheels from the backside of a mountain bike, which is a common sight on trails and mountain paths.
The backside is a good place to start if you’re just starting out, but be careful because the bike is a lot bigger than it needs to be.
Big wheel sizes vary widely from model to model.
In most models, you get a choice of wheels, including 26in and 27in wheels, which offer a higher degree of stiffness.
You can get 27in and 28in wheels in the same range as the 28in, but that will cost you more than 26in wheels.
Here’s a list of the most common sizes and weights available for the 26in, 28in and 29in wheels:You can pick the best big wheel for you and your skater by following the video below.
For more information about big wheel sizes, check out the Big Wheel Safety FAQs page.
How do I know what size wheels I need?
Read the Big Wheels Safety FAQ.
What do the terms ‘motorized wheel’ and ‘wheels’ mean?
You’re likely to hear the terms “motorised” and “wheels” interchangeably, which isn’t true.
The term “mobilised” refers to the way a bike moves.
A motorbike is a bicycle that’s ridden with the front wheel and the rear wheel turning at a constant speed.
“Wheels” refers specifically to the shape of a wheel.
Read our Motorcycle Safety FAQ for more information.
Motorcycles and skateboards are classified as “mobiles”.
This classification is only relevant for the wheels that are part of a motorbike, skateboard or quad bike, not the wheels on a bike, skate board or quad.
The wheels of a bicycle and skateboard are classified under the same category.
The two main types of wheels on your bike are: molds: a piece of metal or plastic that is welded together, for example a chain, seatpost, or handlebars to form a wheel, or spokes: small round metal wheels that run on spokes.
Molds are not interchangeable, so they need to be used with caution.
You’ll need to ensure you’re wearing helmets and wearing appropriate footwear, and remember that molds can get damaged or damaged easily.
Check the safety information in the model you’re looking at and use common sense to choose the best wheels for your bike.
The best motorized wheels are designed for people who can’t ride a bicycle.
They’re more stable and easier to handle, and they don’t damage your wheels when you crash.
Read about how to ride your bike safely.
You can buy a bike from a bike shop, which has an expert bike mechanic or you can order from a shop that carries all of the right wheels.
Read the Motorcycle safety FAQs for more info.
The only way to know what wheels you need is to try a bike out.
You may need to go for a test ride and try different brands, or you may just want to try out different wheels before buying a new one.
If you’re worried about how a particular brand will perform, you’ll need a test run to make sure it’s suitable for you.
Read all about choosing a bike.
Big Wheel Safety: What are the differences between 26in to 28in?
Read moreBig wheels come in 26in or 28in sizes.
The 27in version has the most stability, and is a more stable bike than the 28b, but it has less stability than the 27a or the 28d.
BigWheel Safety: Are they interchangeable?
Read lessThe most common big wheels are 27in to 29in.
You might be surprised to find that they’re also available in 26, 27 and 28.