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Cloud Ride Freeride Longboard Wheels

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aqua (80a)
Color: aqua (80a)
Size: 70mm
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Overview
The ultimate freeride wheel, these come with a wide contact patch giving you great grip right out of the box. Once broken in, the Freeride longboard wheels from Cloud Ride allow you to execute predictable drifts and buttery slides. Cruise over cracks and debris like it's nothing and skate the way you want to without having your wheels hold you back.
Features
Quantity
  • Set of 4 Wheels
Ride Style
  • Freeride
  • Carving/Cruising
Core Placement
  • Offset
Wheel Edge
  • Beveled Lip
Surface Type
  • Smooth
Diameter (mm)
  • 70.0
Contact Patch (mm)
  • 55.0
Suggested Riser Size (in)
  • 1/2 +
Ride Style

Freeride - Wanna get sideways? If "drifting, heel side standies, pendulums, and Coleman" are part of your vocabulary you're in the right place. For freeride wheels; a smaller contact patch, a stone ground finish, and rounded lip all help them slide easily, right out of the box.

A word to the wise: if you are just getting into freeride try out a smaller size wheel (think 60mm-65mm) with a harder durometer (82a or harder) because it will be easier to break away into a slide, making it easier to practice. Practice slides with friends and try different setups. Will you flat spot your first set of freeride wheels before coring them? Yes. Will they wear unevenly and leave you with a couple bruises? Absolutely. But, it gives you a whole new look at the hills, a whole new freedom. The great Cliff Coleman (father of downhill slide) says, “If you can crouch down and ride a skateboard, then you can learn this slide" as he talks about the classic Coleman slide.

As you gain experience, and speed, you'll find bigger wheels can be better because they will last longer and will be faster on the hill. Different durometers, center-set vs side-set or offset cores, and different urethane formulas will help in different weather/road conditions so make sure you experiment to find your favorites.

Freeride takes you to a new level of skating. Simply put, it's groundbreaking.

Carving/Cruising - For cruising park trails, taking big turns through your neighborhood, and general transportation riding; carving/cruising wheels meet the needs of many different skate disciplines. They fall in the middle of the size scale so you can ride down medium grade hills with some of the stability bigger wheels offer, but have the faster and larger range of motion of smaller wheels. Often, this category is great for beginners because the wheels tend to be softer, making them grippier. If you are looking to try slides look for wheels with a stone ground finish and/or a rounded lip. If your daily shredding includes a hill or two, try some bigger cruiser wheels with a square lip. No matter what you choose, carving/cruising wheels are going to be fun!

Core Placement

Offset - Offset wheels have cores that are placed somewhere between centerset and sideset. Offset wheels give the rider the best of both worlds. Most downhill wheels and many freeride wheels are offset for a more forgiving slide initiation and hookup, while still providing ample grip and control in the slide.

Wheel Edge

Beveled Lip - Beveled lips are cut at an angle to provide less grip than a square lip, but more grip than a round lip. Beveled lip wheels allow you to initiate smooth drifts while retaining plenty of traction when you need it.

Surface Type

Smooth - Smooth wheels have a shiny coating on their surface that is commonly referred to as its skin or mold release. Smooth wheels are generally preferred for their grip and traction.

Diameter (mm)
70.0
Contact Patch (mm)
55.0
Suggested Riser Size (in)

This is the riser size we suggest using if you want to avoid wheel bite, essentially the larger the diameter of the wheel the more likely you are to get wheel bite if you don't add risers of this size to your complete, so the larger the wheels the larger the riser required.

1/2 +
Specs
Durometer
blue (83a)83a
aqua (80a)80a
light blue (77a)77a
Reviews
4.5
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 4 customers

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Perfect smooth ride and grip.
by Estefania Jacobs in Santa Rosa, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/25/2015
Cloud Ride Freeride Longboard Wheels - light blue (77a)
Good looking and perfect smooth riding. All what i needed !!
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Rad wheels
by Timothy Granville in Concord, NH (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/20/2015
Cloud Ride Freeride Longboard Wheels - light blue (77a)
Best wheels i've used perfect for any kind of ride.
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Great Product
by Rebecca Hewitt in Jennings, OK (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 7/3/2015
Cloud Ride Freeride Longboard Wheels - blue (83a)
Love these!
0 person has found this review helpful
Decent Wheels
by Brian in CT (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/2/2014
Cloud Ride Freeride Longboard Wheels - blue (83a)
Good wheel. Grips really well, fast riding. It has just been tough to break in and will not slide very well.
0 person has found this review helpful

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