Best Longboard Wheels for Cruising Guide – What Wheels to Choose?November 17, 2014
Choosing the best longboard wheels for cruising can be hard. For casual longboarding purposes, wheels of small to medium size which have been designed for maneuverability and traction are the best longboard wheels for cruising. If you need a relaxed surf style carving or cruising, wheels which are hard-edged, fairly soft and offer a solid grip to the ground are the best so that you do not accidentally end up sliding out. We have also reviewed the best longboard wheels for sliding here.
Best Longboard Wheels for Cruising
Here are our recommendations on what wheels you should buy for the purposes of cruising.
Earthwing Superballs Floater Red / White Longboard Wheels – 70mm 78a (Set of 4)
They’re 70mm tall and 46mm wide with a large supportive core. Around the core is its amazing 78a “Purethane” that grips and slips exactly when you want to. They come with skin on the wheels so right off the bat you’ll have grip to do some technical downhill while still providing you with unbelievably predictable slides with a smooth hookup.
Or if freeriding is your thing, these wheels break in like a dream! Throw a couple slides and they’ll be broken in and ready to dominate any slide jam.
Venom Cannibals White / Green Longboard Wheels – 72mm 80a (Set of 4)
These wheels come in 80a as well as 82a and 317 and 327 urethane. Whether you want more slip or better grip, these units can offer you both. These are fun and offer great slides while slashing through the streets. It can be perfect for you if you are smaller and lighter in size.
KRYPTONICS Star Trac Re-Issue Skateboard Longboard Wheels 60mm 86a Green
The soft wheels have 78a durometer and can offer you a lot of control by providing you solid grip to the ground. The blue formula is extremely fast, smooth and firm. It has been made for versatile riders who want nothing but supreme performance on varied kinds of riding surfaces. The green formula is the hardest and offers the same type of amazing resilience which can be found in the softer wheels. Kryptonics was once famous as a top urethane wheel company and the Star Trac wheels show why it can still pack a punch. It offers that perfect balance between functionality and OG style. You get that retro feel and also get the ability to perform giant standup slides. Even at 78a, these have a lot of resilience.
Kryptonics Star Trac 70mm 78a Red Skateboard Wheels (Set of 4)
The excellent red formula offers a smooth and fast roll, even on surfaces that are extremely rough. The green formula is the hardest of all the wheels. It offers the same type of amazing resilience which can be found in the softer wheels. The blue one is smooth, firm and very fast.
Gravity Longboard Wheels Blazer 70mm/77a White
The wheels are very low priced and comprise of a sharp lip, which comes made of urethane and boasts of square inner and outer lips. The green, black and orange wheels have 77a, 80a and 83a durometers respectively. The wheels have a 70mm diameter, 55mm width, 54mm contact patch and a weight of 179g. These truly are the best longboard wheels for cruising.