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River Wheel Co. Products | Pro Scooter Shop

Now that we at Pro Scooter Shop have given all of you the low down on what River Wheel Co is all about, we figured it is time to breakdown each and every single one of their wheels because they have quite a few different options, and we know things can get confusing when you are trying to build the ultimate set-up. River Wheel Co currently offers eight different varieties of scooter wheels, and all of them look, feel, and perform at a premium level. In fact, River has essentially been the talk of the town ever since their products first hit the freestyle scooter market a few years ago, and it is mostly due to the fact that they are currently producing some of the best scooter wheels in the world. This should come as no surprise to any of you, but just in case it does, here is a little breakdown of the products that River Wheel Co has to offer.

First and foremost, the River Glides and the River Rapids were the first two products to be released by River Wheel Co just a few short years ago. Ever since their initial release, the entire freestyle scooter community has been hooked on both the company and their wheels. The River Glides come in a cool blue on blue colorway and are as smooth as the are fast. They are essentially the ultimate skate park cruising wheels, while the River Rapids come in a bright orange colorway and are a little bit more durable and heavy duty, which makes them ideal for street riding. Both of these wheels are currently available at Pro Scooter Shop! The River Glides are currently available for $79.99 per pair, while the River Rapids are $43.99 per wheel!

Aside from the phenomenal River Glides and River Rapids, River Wheel Co also has an entire signature collection of products for you to consider before making your next scooter wheel purchase. The Matt Mckeen, Hep Greg, Jack Colston, and Ryan Gould signature wheels come in a whole assortment of different colorways. The Matt Mckeen signature Rapid wheel comes in a classic black urethane on silver core and is available at Pro Scooter Shop for $42.99 per wheel. The Hep Greg signature Rapid wheel comes in a beautiful mint urethane on gold core and is currently on sale at Pro Scooter Shop for $37.99 per wheel. The Jack Colston signature Rapid wheel comes in a sweet green urethane on copper core and is available at Pro Scooter Shop for $87.95 per pair. The Ryan Gould signature Glide comes in a nice tan urethane on black core and is available at Pro Scooter Shop for $43.99 per wheel! As for the rest of the River Wheel Co products, they also offer the Pearl Dagger Glides, as well as the Scooter Resource Glides, which both come in their own unique colorways, as well. Hopefully, this article was at least somewhat useful in helping you with choosing the right pair of River Wheels for you. Be sure to check out our website at www.proscootershop.com for high resolution images of all of River Wheel Co's products!

 

 

River Wheel Co. | Pro Scooter Shop

For those of you out there who may not know much about them or have never heard of them at all, River Wheel Co is a name that will want to begin to familiarize yourself with. Over the course of the last several years, River has quickly made a name for themselves by releasing an entire collection of some of the freestyle scooter market's finest freestyle scooter wheels. On top of that, the company has quickly and almost effortlessly recruited and established one of the most talented teams of scooter riders in the world. With some of the sport's biggest and best, including names like Matt Mckeen, Hep Greg, and Ryan Gould, it is easy to understand how they managed to attract so much attention so quickly. Now that they have released a full line of signature wheels to represent each and every single one of their team riders, it's safe to say that they have the scooter wheel market cornered. Since wheels are one of the most commonly replaced items on a scooter, we thought that we should educate you just a little bit on the premium quality of River Wheel Co, so the next time you purchase a pair of scooter wheels, don't forget to take River into consideration, as well. River wheels are currently available at Pro Scooter Shop in many different varieties and prices, so be sure to check them out in store or online.

How To | Remove Bearings from Scooter Wheels | Pro Scooter Shop

Removing bearings from metal core pro scooter wheels can be a very tricky thing to do, especially if you are using bearing spacers in your scooter wheels, which you should be. However, we, at Pro Scooter Shop have a pretty useful trick that can help make the bearing removal process much simpler. All that you will need in order to perform this trick is a T-handle allen key wrench, a hammer, an axle bolt, and the scooter wheel that you wish to remove the bearings from.

The first step to removing your bearings from your pro scooter wheel is to use your T-handle allen key to pop the bearing spacer out of alignment from the bearings so that you can see the edge of the spacer. Once you are able to see the edge of the bearing spacer, then you can use the spacer to pop one of the bearings out of your scooter wheel. Lay your wheel on a surface with one side elevated on to another wheel so that it is not sitting completely flat.

Insert your T-handle allen key, which should be roughly the size of an axle bolt, into the bearing hole so that it catches on to the bearing spacer. From there, hammer the allen key against the bearing spacer, which should pop one of the bearings out of the scooter wheel. Remove that bearing, as well as the bearing spacer from the wheel. For the bearing that is still installed in your scooter wheel, you will use the head of an axle bolt and follow the same process of hammering the axle to remove the bearing and then your scooter wheel is ready for new bearing installation.

There ya have it kids! It’s that simple. Also, one final Pro Scooter Shop tip: Always make sure to install new bearings into your scooter wheels. You do not ever want to reuse bearings, as they will take away from the speed and overall performance of your scooter set-up!

The Different Types of Scooter Wheels | Pro Scooter Shop

Pro scooter wheels come in many different sizes, urethane types, designs, and colors. That is why it is important to educate yourselves on the various different types of wheels out there on the market. We, at Pro Scooter Shop, are here to help you decipher the difference between all of these wheels, so that you can determine which ones are right for you.

Pro scooter wheels all provide a different feel when you ride them and this can either negatively or positively affect your performance, while you are scootering. The feel of the wheel when it is being ridden is based off of the type of urethane that the wheel is made out of. The urethane type, shape, and hardness all come together to determine how much grip the wheel offers, as well as how much shock the wheel absorbs. Most seasoned scooter riders, after several years of riding, know what type of urethane that they like most, as well as what hardness they prefer. We, at Pro Scooter Shop, recommend a urethane type that feels grippy in the palm of your hand when you hold it and has medium urethane hardness!

The different sizes that pro scooter wheels come in also play a key role in your scooters overall performance. Typically, pro scooter wheels come in sizes 100, 110, 120, or 125 Millimeters. The bigger the wheel, the faster your scooter will go and the heavier your scooter will be. The industry standard for the majority of pro scooter riders is 110 Millimeters, which is what we recommend for anyone who is just getting into scootering. However, if you are looking to venture out and try something else out, just make sure that your current scooter fork and deck are capable of running anything larger than 110 millimeters!

One final aspect of pro scooter wheels that is important to keep in mind is the wheel core design. Most modern pro scooter wheels are considered metal core wheels, which means that the inner core of the wheel is made up of metal and the outer rim is made up of urethane. The wheel core design has a big impact on the overall weight, feel, strength, and look of the wheel! Therefore, it is important to do your research and find out which wheel designs perform the best out in the field. Ask your scooter buddies, or ask one of us, at Pro Scooter Shop! Hopefully this article helped inform you on the various, important aspects of pro scooter wheels. Be sure to share with your scooter friends and make sure they educate themselves on scooter wheels too!

January 14, 2015 by Blake B

How To Extend The Life Of Your Scooter Wheels | Pro Scooter Shop

Scooter wheels are typically the main component on everyone’s scooter that needs replacing on a regular basis. This can be a frustrating thing to keep replacing because of the cost of a new pair of wheels. However, we at Pro Scooter Shop have a few strategies that can help you guys preserve the life of your wheels and get your money’s worth out of each pair that purchase!

 First of all, it is important to invest in high quality scooter wheels that you enjoy the feel of and that will withstand your day-to-day scooter endeavors. That goes without saying. The first step to preserving the life of your wheels is switching out your old pair with your new pair, strategically. You do not just want to slap on a new pair of wheels and ride as hard as you always do. The key is to put a new wheel on in the front, while keeping your old back wheel on until that new wheel in the front can get worn in. After a couple of weeks with the new wheel in the front you can move it to the back and install the other new wheel in the front of your scooter. This prevents your new back wheel from dehubbing easily.

 

The next step to preserving your scooter wheels is flipping them every two weeks to balance out the wear and tear of your wheels. Every scooter rider tends to keep their weight more to one side of their scooter than the other while riding, which causes the urethane to ware down more on one side of their wheels than the other. Flipping your wheels, just like they do with car tires, will balance out this ware down process and extend the life of your wheels!

These few tips should help preserve the life of your scooter wheels and, in the long run, save you money on scooter wheels. Give it a try next time you pick up a fresh set of wheels and let us know if this article helped you.

November 26, 2014 by Blake B