Skateboard Wheel Size Chart

The most common Wheel size for skateboards is between 52 (1.96″) and 54 mm (2.12″) . Skateboard wheel size is measured in millimeters and inches and the hardness also called the durometer is measured using A scale ranging from 1-100A where 1A is softest and 100A is the hardest.

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Skateboard wheel size chart

The wheel size ranges from 50 to 52 mm (1.96 to 2.04 inches) to 54 to 60 mm  (2.12 to 2.36 inches). 

The different wheel sizes in diameter are used for different skateboarding styles. For example, 50 to 52 mm (1.96 to 2.04 inches) wheeled skateboards are mostly used for street skating while 54 to 60 mm  (2.12 to 2.36 inches) wheeled skateboards are used for cruise skating. 

Please find the skateboard wheel size chart below. 

Wheel Size in (Millimeters and Inches)Deck Size in (Inches and CM)Truck Size in (Inches and CM)
50 to 52 mm
1.96 to 2.04 inches
7.5 inches
19.05 cm
7.25 to 7.75 inches
18.4 to 19.7 cm Axles
50 to 52 mm
1.96 to 2.04 inches
7.75 inches
19.68 cm
7.5 to 8 inches 19.05 to 20.32 cm Axles
50 to 54 mm
1.96 to 2.12 inches
8.0 inches
20.32 cm
7.75 to 8.25 inches
19.6 to 20.9 cm Axles
50 to 54 mm
1.9685 to 2.12598 inches
8.125 inches
20.6375 cm
8.0 to 8.25 inches
20.32 to 20.955 cm Axles
52 to 55 mm
2.0424 to 1.16535 inches
8.25 inches
20.955 cm
8.0 to 8.5 inches
20.32 to 21.59 cm Axles
52 to 55 mm
2.0424 to 2.16535 inches
8.375 inches
21.2725 cm
8.25 to 8.5 inches
20.955 to 21.59 cm Axles
53 to 56 mm
2.08661 to 2.20472 inches
8.5 inches
21.59 cm
8.25 to 8.75 inches
20.955 to 22.225 cm Axles
53 to 56 mm
2.08661 to 2.20472 inches
8.625 inches
21.9075 cm
8.5 to 8.75 inches
21.59 to 22.225 cm Axles
54 to 58 mm
2.12598 to 2.28346 inches
8.75 inches
22.225 cm
8.5 to 9.0 inches
21.59 to 22.86 cm Axles
54 to 60 mm
2.12598 to 2.3622 inches
8.875 inches
22.5425 cm
8.75 to 9.0 inches
22.225 to 22.86 cm Axles
54 to 60 mm
2.12598 to 2.3622 inches
9.0 inches
22.86 cm
8.75 to 9.25 inches
22.225 to 23.495 cm Axles
54 to 60 mm
2.12598 to 2.3622 inches
9.125 inches
23.1775 cm
9.0 to 9.35 inches
22.86 to 23.749 cm Axles

Skateboard wheel size for which use?

Find below a division of the different wheel sizes compared to the type of use

50-53 mm size wheels

50-53 mm wheels are small, slower wheels; the skateboard wheels are stable for trick riding and smaller riders skating street, skate parks, and bowls.

54-59 mm size wheels

54-59 mm wheels are the most common wheels for skateboarding. This is the average wheel size for beginners and bigger riders skating streets, skate parks, bowls, and vert ramps.

60 mm+ size wheels

60 mm wheels and bigger are for specialty riders These wheels are great for skating longboards, old-school boards, downhill, and dirt boards; made for speed and rougher surfaces.

Skateboard Wheel Durometer Comparison Chart 

In general: harder wheels are faster, and softer wheels are slower. Softer skateboard wheels offer an advantage of having more grip. Softer wheels are great for street skating; harder wheels should be your choice when riding smooth surfaces, such as skate parks.

Some manufacturers use a durometer scale with a B instead of an A. The difference between both systems is that B is 20 points less than A. In both systems, the lower the number, the softer the material. The higher the number, the harder the wheel.

ABWheel Hardness
10080Hard
9575Hard
9070Hard
8565Soft – Hard
8060Soft – Hard
7555Soft
7050Soft

Which skateboard wheel hardness for what use?

78 A – 87ASoft wheels for rough surfaces
for Longboards, or street boards that need lots of grip
Designed for smooth rides, cruising and hills
88a-95aSlightly harder and faster with a little less grip, but the grip’s still good. Good for street and rough surfaces.
96a-99aNice speed and grip– an all-around good wheel. Great for beginners skating street, skate parks, ramps, pools, and other smooth surfaces.
101a +Hardest and fastest wheel with the least grip. Ineffective on slick and rough surfaces. These are pro wheels.
83b-84bWheels using the B scale are extremely hard, measuring 20 points fewer than the A Scale in order to allow the scale to extend another 20 points for the hardest wheels

Skateboard wheel shape

The contact patch is an important aspect of skateboard wheel performance. It refers to the area of the wheel that actually makes contact with the surface you ride on. Large longboard wheels will also have a large contact patch.

Why is contact patch important?

A large contact patch, will distribute your weight over a larger area. The compression in your wheel will go down and decrease rolling resistance, which will slow down your wheel.

Wheel shape affects the size of your contact patch:

  • Rounded wheels make less contact with the pavement,
  • Square wheels make maximum contact with pavement.

Are 52mm wheels good for street Skating?

52mm wheels are great for starting out, especially for younger skaters. Wheels of this size are suitable for any type of street and park skateboarding. They won’t go too fast when learning to ride downhills.

Picture in this skateboard wheel sizing chart by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

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