- Set of 8 Bearings
- ABEC 7
ABEC 7 - The ABEC scale is essentially a measurement of bearing tolerance for high precision bearings as dictated by the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee (ABEC). The scale runs from ABEC 1 through ABEC 9 using odd integers only. Essentially, the higher up on the scale a bearing is rated the tighter the tolerance is.
Tighter bearing tolerance means that the bearing moves with less resistance at high speeds, giving you a bit more roll for your push. In general most ABEC 3 or ABEC 5 bearings have steel races (shell of the bearing) with hardened steel ball bearings, and most ABEC 7 or ABEC 9 bearings feature steel races with super hard (much harder than steel) ceramic or titanium bearings.
These were one of the bearings I tried. I said, hey, they're purple. They come with a pez dispenser. Let's do it.
I have to say, these ride smoother, spin better, and generally feel better than Reds. And unlike Reds, which I felt like I needed to replace every 6 months, these seem to be getting better with age and handle way more abuse before getting gritty.
I'm recommending these from now on instead of Reds. Their speed is similar, but they perform better in all other areas. Solid stuff!