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Adonis Micro Wheels
50mm Roller Derby and Rhythm Wheels (Set of 4)
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Orange - 88A
Green - 92A
Blue - 95A
Black - 98A
32mm (Straight Cut Edge)
36mm (Molded Lip Edge)
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The most agile wheels you'll ever use!
The smallest, lightest, and fastest derby wheels on the market. That's right: 50mm tall derby wheels. If you thought 59mm wheels were quick and light, then get ready to be stunned with your skating when you put these guys on.
Adonis went balls out and shaved a whole 12mm off the height of the standard roller skate wheel, and you're looking at the result - a super short wheel that helps you stop faster, quick start easier, and juke more nimbly. A short wheel that also keeps you lower to the ground, more stable, and lighter on your feet with less weight and less bulk.
Adonis wheels are designed for fancy footwork, and are fabulous for roller derby, as well as rhythm and dance skating. Get the harder wheels for rhythm skating at the rink, and go a little softer for the derby track.
Use the included P-LET bearing spacers to stay fast!
Modern roller derby is more about quick feet and control than about just skating a track, but some people still might be concerned that a tiny wheel will make you lose your speed. Don't worry, Adonis has that part covered!
When installing your Adonis Wheels, make sure that when you press in your bearings, you drop in the included P-LET spacer between each one. Each wheel should have one spacer sitting between the two bearings. This will ensure that you maintain power and speed despite the small diameter.
Designed by skaters who also happen to be engineers in the high-performance auto racing industry, the guys at Adonis Wheels have transferred some of that knowledge over to revolutionize roller skating. These wheels are designed with precision-cut P-LET load distribution spacers (included with each set) that evenly distribute your weight over all of your bearings (instead of only half at a time, depending on which way you're digging), so you can tighten your wheels all the way down and transfer all your power into keeping your speed! The hubs are also specially designed to keep the inertia rolling. These wheels are fast!
Use Quality Bearings
Keep in mind, because of the precision of Adonis Wheels, you have to have your drivetrain dialed in tight -- that means no play on your wheels. Insert the P-LET spacers, and then tighten each axle nut all the way down. Because all your moving parts are cinched in tight, if your bearings are dirty or lower quality, this will be immediately apparent when you skate your Adonis Wheels. We recommend using only higher-end Swiss bearings, and always keeping your bearings clean. For ultimate performance, we found that if you use Kwik Ceramic or Moto Ceramic bearings, you won't even notice an ounce of speed loss. Rock on!
Please note: Colors may vary based on pictures
Air Glide Certified
All Adonis Wheels are certified using the patent-pending AirGlide process that ensures your the trueness of your wheels to .002". With AirGlide, you can be sure you're rolling as smooth as possible!
50mm x 32mm (straight cut edge)
50mm x 36mm (molded lip edge)
Slick floors, polished concrete, grippy on concrete, hard outdoor wheel
Slick concrete, some wood floors, sport court
Concrete, wood floors, banked track, sport court
Wood floors, roller rink floors, banked track
Wood floors, roller rink floors, extra slide
Made in the USA!
The following is Rage's review from trying them out herself:
I personally tested these wheels for the first time on an assessment day when we had to skate our 5min timed laps. I was a little hesitant to go out on a new wheel, but what the heck, I like adventure! And what better way to put a new wheel to the test? I kept my pace a little slow for the first few laps, feeling them out. I was a little out of shape from a recent injury, and I wasn't sure if the shorter wheels would wear me out any faster. I felt no difference, and actually felt more stable and low to the ground. I ended up going from 30 laps the two weeks previous, to 31 laps on the Adonis wheels. No problem there! I also found that all of my footwork drills were just...easier. I was more agile. I could pull my knees up higher to my chest when I jumped (lighter weight, more stability), I could transition faster (less bulk to get in the way, easier to pivot), just all around more nimble. By the end of practice I was practicing one-footed pivots and other agility drills, and just having a blast!
At first I could really tell that I was on small wheels, it felt a little wonky. But after about 10 minutes I completely forgot. The only thing I had to rethink a little bit were my snowplows and powerslides. The short, narrow wheels make you adjust your weight transfer and when/where you apply the pressure to stop. The first couple of tries, I didn't quite know where to bite. But after that, I snowplowed, powerslid, and hockey stopped without even thinking. It's been over a year now, and I don't ever think about the fact that I'm in small wheels. You'll also have to screw your toe stops up higher (short stems work great), and get used to a slight change in your stopping feel. And as for speed? I highly recommend using good bearings, and have recently switched to ceramics. Wow, what a difference. I took a couple speed skate classes with Atomatrix, and didn't fall an inch behind the paceline. I can get low and dig in with these wheels, and gave no extra effort to keep my speed.
When it came to choosing a width, I found that I preferred the more narrow 32mm for agility. With such a short wheel, the height-width ratio is different, so even though these are as slim as Diamonds, they feel beyond stable. Like a footstool compared to a skyscraper.
If you want more power, you may prefer the lip on the 36mm width to help you stick in the turns a little better, grind your snowplows even harder, and to get more distance off your stride. But for agility, the 32mm felt more "in proportion" and were easier to control in the plow stops, like everything was all dialed-in efficiently under my wheel, and not sticking out any more than it needed to. And since the wheel is only 50mm instead of 62mm, they didn't feel at all unstable.
I also found that I preferred a harder wheel than usual (I used to skate on 93A on concrete, but found the 95A perfect). Because they are so responsive, they seem to stop a little sooner than larger wheels when you dig in. If you want more power when you dig in your snowplow, go on the grippier side, but for more dynamic roller derby gameplay, I recommend mixing hardnesses so you can slide when you want, and stop when you need to. The small wheels are very responsive, (presumably because all your weight is concentrated on an overall smaller footprint) and I find that mixing hardnesses is even more effective for creating the perfectly-dialed-in precision setup than normal pusher combinations using larger wheels.
I can't guarantee that every skater will love these wheels, but I find them to be amazing, and I haven't stopped wearing them. I can tell you, they work best on plates that sit low to the ground (like the PowerDyne Reactor Pro, Pilot Falcon, PowerDyne Arius, or Adonis Lo-Ride plate), but early test skaters are reporting excellent performance on all plates, as well. You don't have to be an advanced skater, either, to get the full benefit. Many fresh meat skaters have reported being able to better learn footwork and transitions on Adonis Wheels.
If you are a seasoned skater, you will definitely have to feel comfortable and confident on your feet, and not be afraid to try something new. They will probably feel a little odd at first, but jump in full force, and really squeeze out the benefits of these wheels. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when even 59mm wheels start to feel big and awkward now!
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