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Why consider larger tires for your longboard?
Longboard tires are often items that are commonly overlooked for their handling and for the quality of use in many types of road and trail conditions. There are many people that are content to simply use the manufacturer wheels and to continually run these wheels until they have a problem in the future. If you are interested in better handling for your longboard, it may be a far better option for you to take a look at wheel upgrades in the form of off-road or enlarged tires for your longboard instead.
In previous blogs we have covered everything from speed controllers to bushings but the quality of the tires that you are using on your longboard can help you significantly for maintaining a comfortable ride and improving grip while you are on the road or a trail. A powered longboard can go anywhere with the right setup and if taking a trail seems like the perfect shortcut or there is an area that you have been itching to explore, a set of quality tires could be all that is standing in the way of your setup. Here are some key points on longboard tires and what you can expect by making the switch:
Larger wheel size
A larger wheel on a longboard can offer a better quality of handling and better impact absorption. Big and large wheels for your longboard will make it easier to recover from stones or cracks along the road and they can offer you a more controlled speed if you are going to be taking your longboard on the trails. If you are going to be using your longboard for commuting or you find yourself regularly using a longboard for cruising throughout urban environments, wheel replacements will make sure you can turn more easily and stay safe while on the roads. With Lacroix replacement wheels you will need to make sure that you are using an appropriate longboard with the right power rating for the larger wheel size or you may also need to consider that you will need more pushing power for your longboard.
Hardness of wheels
A larger longboard tire can offer you superior handling in any environment but you will also need to decide if you are going to use a tire that comes with an improved level of hardness. The hardness or durometer on most plastic wheels is measured with a 100A wheel being the hardest. We use a rubber style wheel for our off road longboard wheels which offers better grip and traction as well as the ability to skate over many different surfaces.
A larger tire that is built in this format will offer a superior level of grip Lacroix wheels are designed to maintain excellent contact with the road and with a wider wheel base. Unlike a smaller wheelbase that will allow some room for drifting and sliding, these wheels offer stable control and a flat section of the wheel that will consistently impact the road. What you are left with is some of the best grip from any longboard or electric skateboard on the market today. The construction of the tire will affect your grip and the materials in the tire will lead to an enhanced level of traction. If you want to ensure that you are getting a superior quality of tire for your experience with longboarding, this is a great solution to keep you cruising in comfort.
If you want to learn more about top quality rubber wheels for your longboard or the perfect replacement for your needs, check out some of the options we have in Lacroix longboard replacement wheels.
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