Are wheel bites normal?

If you’re turning hard, and going fast, hard wheel bite can send you flying. If that winds up happening, you might consider risers or smaller wheels so you don’t need to compromise on maneuverability with tight trucks. It’s normal.

What does wheel bite look like?

Wheelbite is basically when your wheels touch your board. This happens when you turn/lean too much and it could result in your board completely stopping and throwing you forward.

Should skateboard wheels be tight or loose?

Your skateboard wheels should be tight enough that they spin freely. However, you don’t want the wheels so loose that they wiggle on the truck’s axle. To see if you need to tighten your wheels, put the board on its side, and flick the wheel as fast and as hard as you can with one hand.

What do skateboard risers do?

Riser pads, or risers, are hard plastic pads that can be inserted between the skateboard trucks and deck to raise the overall height of the skateboard. They are used to avoid wheel bite, which occurs when the wheel rubs the skateboard deck during a turn or just after a trick.

Will I get wheel bite?

The dreaded wheel bite occurs when a wheel comes into contact with the deck during a turn, stopping the forward motion. This causes a rider to loose balance and/or fall off the board. Adding risers will increase the space between the wheels and the deck, reducing the chance of contact.

Why are my skateboard wheels so loud?

The noise comes from your wheel seats, it’s the space between the outer ring of your bearings and the inside of your wheels. If you’ve been skateboarding for a while and haven’t replaced your wheels yet the seating can develop gaps. If your bearings can move in their seating you just found your problem.

Why do I have to push so much on my skateboard?

Bad quality wheels are made way to soft. This causes a certain amount of squishing to the wheels once you stand on the skateboard and put pressure on the wheels.

Why do I have wheel bite?

Do bigger skateboard wheels go faster?

Skateboard wheels are measured by durometer and diameter. Larger wheels will give you a faster ride while smaller wheels may slow you down. However, because they are lower to the ground and easier to control, smaller wheels are the best wheels for street skating.

Why do I have wheelbite on my Skateboard?

Wheelbite is a major problem in any discipline of skateboarding or longboarding. What is wheelbite you might ask? It is exactly what it sounds like! When your wheels are too big, your board is without wheelwell cutouts, you just run really loose trucks, or all of the above, you have a high likelihood of your wheels to rubbing against your deck.

Can a drop through board get wheelbite?

This can cause an abrupt and unwanted stop to your ride. This is most commonly found with those who ride topmount boards, but it can happen with any other mounting style as well. For example, drop-through boards like the Hi5ber Makako or the Pantheon Ember could get wheelbite if you have trucks that move the wheelbase inward.

How can I get rid of wheelbite on my truck?

This is accomplished by either upping the durometer, changing to bushings with more urethane ( stepped cones / eliminators ), or a combination of the two. Any of these are feasible wheelbite solutions because they restrict your immediate turning and generally change how your trucks operate.

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