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Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings

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Bones REDS skate bearings are the best popularly priced bearings you can buy. REDS were developed to be an affordable alternative to Bones Swiss. They feature ground and super finished chromium steel balls and races, a high speed, removable nylon ball retainer, Bones Speed Cream lubricant and a removable, non-contact, frictionless red rubber shield.

This combination of Skate Rated design, quality components and careful quality control makes them faster, smoother and longer lasting than any other skateboard bearing in their price range, so let the good times roll with Bones REDS.

Quantity:Set of 8 Bearings
Details:
  • Strong
  • Fast
  • Longer Lasting
  • Pre-Lubricated with Speed Cream
  • Easy Cleaning and Relubricating
  • Removable High Speed Nylon Ball Cage
  • Non-contact Removable Rubber Shield
  • Bones Skate Rated Design and Quality



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    Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (18)
    • Durable (15)
    • Low maintenance (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street (18)
      • Park (13)
      • Half pipe (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual rider (14), Beginner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      all time greats

      Bones Reds are the all-time great skate bearing. Back in the early 90's, we had very little to choose from: generic metal NMB or GMN bearings that were meant for machinery, slow...Read complete review

      Bones Reds are the all-time great skate bearing. Back in the early 90's, we had very little to choose from: generic metal NMB or GMN bearings that were meant for machinery, slow and grindy rebranded steelies like Quickies, or much more expensive Swiss. Then Reds came along and changed the game. At the time, made in China was more taboo in the skate world, but the obvious quality of Reds overcame that and took on a reputation of being the best budget bearing, for good reason. They were tailor made for the impacts of skating, had rubber shields to keep dirt out and dampen noise, and were lubed with Speed Cream for a fast, smooth ride. They WORKED. Maintain them once in a while and they'll last and last. The only bummer I can think of is that they used to come with spacers but don't anymore.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Red hot

      I use Bones wheels but didn't have the experience I expected with the set of bearings I got, they lost there speed fairly quickly to my surprise, cleaned and re-lubed but didn't help...Read complete review

      I use Bones wheels but didn't have the experience I expected with the set of bearings I got, they lost there speed fairly quickly to my surprise, cleaned and re-lubed but didn't help any, these were my first pair of Reds-and last

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      4.0

      Epic Bearings!

      By Skater

      from NY

      About Me Casual Rider

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Price

      Cons

      • Seals Are Okay

      Best Uses

      • Park
      • Street

      Comments about Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings:

      Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings are good quality skateboard bearings for beginners and pros. The price is cheap and affordable for any one.

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      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Red hot

      By G-Money

      from Ventura, Ca

      About Me Casual Rider

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Short Life Spand

        Best Uses

        • Park

        Comments about Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings:

        I use Bones wheels but didn't have the experience I expected with the set of bearings I got, they lost there speed fairly quickly to my surprise, cleaned and re-lubed but didn't help any, these were my first pair of Reds-and last

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        • No

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        5.0

        Classics

        By J Rizzle

        from St Louis

        About Me Beginner

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Street

          Comments about Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings:

          Status quo of skateboard bearings. Minimal pushing. Maximum cruising.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          all time greats

          By anon

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual Rider

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Half Pipe
            • Park
            • Street

            Comments about Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings:

            Bones Reds are the all-time great skate bearing. Back in the early 90's, we had very little to choose from: generic metal NMB or GMN bearings that were meant for machinery, slow and grindy rebranded steelies like Quickies, or much more expensive Swiss. Then Reds came along and changed the game. At the time, made in China was more taboo in the skate world, but the obvious quality of Reds overcame that and took on a reputation of being the best budget bearing, for good reason. They were tailor made for the impacts of skating, had rubber shields to keep dirt out and dampen noise, and were lubed with Speed Cream for a fast, smooth ride. They WORKED. Maintain them once in a while and they'll last and last. The only bummer I can think of is that they used to come with spacers but don't anymore.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            very happy

            By cutter

            from Brazil

            About Me Casual Rider

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Half Pipe
              • Park
              • Street

              Comments about Bones Bearings Reds Skateboard Bearings:

              I live in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Reds are so expensive here so I had these sent to my brother in the states and he then sent them to me. I always skate the streets here. Now that I have reds I'm super quick, don't have to push as much and I can enjoy the roll for longer. I skate on 89' soft wheels so the smoothness is just amazing.

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              • Q:

                What is the abec rating
                Asked on 4/5/2014 by dk from kona hawaii

                1 answer

                • A:

                  "Bones Bearings are Skate Rated™ not ABEC rated."

                  Bones® Bearings are the skate industry leader and favorite choice of professional skaters, and have been since their development in 1981. Over the past years, Bones® Swiss have become legendary because of their superior speed quality, and longevity. Even though Bones Swiss are the top rated bearing in skating, we don’t give them an ABEC rating. There is a good reason for this... thank you for asking.

                  The ABEC rating system has been around for the last 35 years. The purpose of the ABEC committee (Annular Bearing Engineers Committee) is not to test every manufacturer’s bearings and proclaim them good or bad, but to establish dimensions, tolerances, geometry, and noise standards for bearings in an attempt to aid industrial bearing manufacturers and users in the production, comparison and selection of bearings for general applications. However, since every bearing is used in a different manner and environment, bearings should be redesigned or "customized" for special uses (like skating). The ABEC rating system is not intended to be the only criteria used for selecting bearings for use in specialized applications like skating. It is only one of the tools a bearing designer can use if it is appropriate for the application.

                  The ABEC rating system includes grades 1,3,5,7, and 9. The higher the ABEC rating, the tighter the tolerances are, making the bearing a more precision part. High precision and small tolerances are required for bearings to function at very high RPM, in products like high speed routers that must spin at 20 to 30,000 RPM. In an application like this, an ABEC - 7 or 9 bearing rating may be appropriate. However, a skateboard with 54mm wheels turning 20,000 RPM will be traveling about 127 MPH! Since virtually all skating is done under 30 MPH, the realistic maximum RPM your skate bearings will see is about 4700 RPM and probably 90% of skating occurs under 2000 RPM. Thus, very high precision is not required at skating speeds.

                  The dimensions and tolerances controlled by the ABEC standards include the diameters and widths of the raceways, their shapes to some extent and the smoothness of the running surfaces. The ABEC rating system ignores side loading, impact resistance, materials selection and grade, appropriateness of lubrication, ball retainer type, grade of ball, the clearance between the balls and the races, installation requirements, and the need for maintenance and cleaning. All these bearing design requirements are very important to the performance of your skate bearing, even though the ABEC rating says nothing about them.

                  From our testing of bearings and our years of experience designing bearings for skating, we know that there can be a HUGE difference between the performance of two bearings that both have the same ABEC rating. Indeed, we have found that in many cases, bearings with high ABEC ratings don’t perform as well as others with lower ABEC ratings in a skate wheel. Thus, reliance on ABEC ratings alone can lead skaters and dealers to choose a bad bearing for skating over a good bearing for skating. That is why we don’t use the ABEC rating system at all. In essence, the ABEC rating is irrelevant to the performance of a skate bearing when it is used as the sole criteria for selection.

                  To explain this another way, choosing an ABEC-7 or 9 bearing for skating would be like choosing an Indy car to race in the "Baja 500" because Indy cars can go fast and are of high precision. It isn’t that the Indy car isn’t a good piece of equipment, just that it is not designed for off road use and so it would quickly fail when its suspension breaks and its engine clogs with dirt.

                  Bones® Bearings out perform all other bearings because we went to the trouble to skate rate Bones® Swiss and Bones® REDS®, not just select an ABEC rated industrial bearing and put a customized plastic shield on it. Bones have been completely redesigned for skating from the ground up and are built to Bones® specifications that include Skate Rated™ components, lubricants, tolerances and clearances.

                  Bones® Bearings component parts are engineered and tested to withstand the high impacts of hard landings, the high side loads of turning, and (to the extent possible) the dirt of skate environments. As a result, Bones® roll faster and last longer than other bearings. To merely give Bones® an ABEC rating would be to ignore all the improvements we have engineered into Bones and the resulting difference between Bones and standard ABEC rated bearings. Since there is no appropriate ABEC rating that will reflect the superior quality of Bones® Bearings, we have given them their own rating, Skate Rating™, to let you know that Bones® Bearings are special and made just for skaters like you, not for electric motors."
                  -George A. Powell

                  Answered on 4/10/2014 by Kyle from Customer Service
              • Q:

                Does this come with bearing spacers?
                Asked on 1/21/2013 by jaerbear

                1 answer

                • A:

                  No these do not come with bearing spacers.

                  Answered on 2/26/2013 by Kyle from Customer Service
              • Q:

                Will these work with any wheel? (San Clemente 76mm Jolly Gel Wheels)
                Asked on 8/14/2012 by Mistermar from Phoenix, AZ

                1 answer

                • A:

                  yes they will! and they are amazing bearings!

                  Answered on 8/15/2012 by Kyle from Customer Service
              • Q:

                wat is the inside diameter of the bearing [id],thank you
                Asked on 7/16/2012 by ro from sterling,va

                1 answer

                • A:

                  8mm

                  Answered on 7/16/2012 by Kyle from Customer Service
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