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Bones Bearings Reds Bearings

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,087 customer reviews
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  • Bestselling skate bearing brand in the USA
  • Single, non-contact, removable rubber shield for easy cleaning and less friction; high speed nylon ball retainer for greater strength and speed
  • Pre-lubricated with Speed Cream racing lubricant
  • Skate Rated clearances, tolerances, materials, and lubricant
  • Includes set of eight bearings, instructions, and logo sticker

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Product Description

The standard by which all other bearings are measured. High speed. Set of 8 Bearings. This bearing is not 'ABEC' rated. Imported.

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  • ASIN: B003U7TQ5U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,087 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Dr. Viray TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 11, 2009
Size: 8 Pack, No Spacers Verified Purchase
I replaced the stock ABEC 5 bearings on my Razor A5 with the Bones Reds I bought on Amazon just to see if it would really make any difference. To make a long story short, they are amazing! There is virtually no rolling resistance. They are so smooth and glide much longer than the stock ABEC 5 bearings. I am replacing the bearings on all the scooters I have with Bones Reds. They are so inexpensive as well.

If you are wondering which Bones bearings to buy, buy the Bones Reds if you have no intention of spending the time to clean your bearings regularly. Cleaning Bearings does take some time, costs money, and it is messy. I think spending 12 bucks a year replacing your bearings is just more reasonable. I will probably change mine every 6 months so that I always have a fresh set. Since my Razor A5 scooter only uses 4 bearings, I will spend only 12 bucks a year. In reality, there is very little difference in performance between the Reds and the Swiss.

But if you don't mind cleaning bearings, spending a lot more money, or you compete, then buy the Bones Swiss or Ceramics. The more expensive Bearings are really for competition where every ounce of speed must be utilized.
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Older Dude here (45)...most likely heavier than most, too (230 lbs). Started longboarding again when I turned 40 (call it a "mini mid-life crisis"). In any event, First new longboard I picked up, the guy I ordered it from recommended REDS (nice reco, dude). Put those in some Kryptonics 65s. Nice and Smooth, Quick and Quiet. Subsequently, have purchased and constructed numerous longboards since (around 6-7) for both me and my 10 year old son. I have used REDS on all except one of them. We're talking in wheels like ABEC 11 Zig Zags, Centrax, and Fly Wheels and Dregs Luv yo Muthas, as well as the ol' Kryptonics. The REDS are all still running Nice and Smooth, Quick and Quiet. Hate to admit it but I haven't even cleaned any of them, either...Still Nice and Smooth, Quick and Quiet. I don't ride everyday but when I do, my heavy Chimp ass is carving it up...putting massive stress on the REDS and when my son is ridin', he's not straying from puddles and rough road...guess what?...still running Nice and Smooth, Quick and Quiet.

To note, I just purchased a new longboard and decided to splurge on the bearings...upgraded to Super REDS...am not seeing any difference and the Supers rattle when they roll...going back to the REDS.

Unless you are a PRO or super-hero boarder, you don't need anything else...All You Need Is REDS.
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I've been skateboarding for over 15 years, and I've skated many different brands of bearings. There are very few products I stand behind as strongly as Bones Reds. They roll great, they're easy to clean, they're cheap, and they last a long time (especially if you take care of them). For the grand majority of skaters, this is as far as you need to look. If you're serious into downhill, then you might be reasonable in considering other options like ceramics or Biltins (which I also hold in high regard). In my opinion, these are the gold standard of bearings. You know what you're getting, and it's quality. I can't recommend them enough. I have a set that's probably over 2 years old that I still ride, you just gotta take care of them, which isn't very time consuming:
Pop off the shields and toss the bearings and shields into a vessel (I often use a mug) filled with isopropyl alcohol. Swish it around, pull them out, and dry excess with paper towel. Spin them and blow on them until completely dry, then add 1-2 drops of speed cream (3-in-1 brand oil works just as well, I've found). Put the shields back on and put 'em back on your board. It takes literally less than 10 minutes. I do this a couple times a year, or when they start to get really squeaky.
I wish there were other ways I could convince you of the quality of this product, but I guess you'll have to take my word for it. I encourage you to consider my endorsement a guarantee.
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Size: 8 Pack, No Spacers Verified Purchase
I ordered two pairs of these bearings and they work great, I installed one of the sets on my Original Longboard and I now role twice as long than when I had my abec-3 bearings.
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Saw lots of good reviews and ordered this, although I guess it's still possible to get a bad item. The fourth bearing I pulled out is visibly off center and doesn't spin unless force is applied. It won't be going on my skateboard as it's worse than the bearings I had hoped to replace. 7 out of 8 bearings spin freely; unfortunately a skateboard needs all eight.
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Size: 8 Pack, No Spacers Verified Purchase
These Bones Reds bearings are super smooth and my longboard moves with ease now. I will seriously never buy another kind of bearing. These babies make your board move quick and smoothly, with less pushing and more riding. I haven't had to clean these bad boys even after a couple years of weekly use, as they have not accumulated any nasty gunk. I even tread through water in the rainy seasons and they've held up handsomely.

Pros:
- Durable and long-lasting
- Price is very nice
- Much faster / smooth riding
- Little to no cleaning required

Cons:
- None that I have found
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Size: 8 Pack, No Spacers Verified Purchase
Haven't skated in 8 years but these are exactly as good as I remember them. Not quite as buttery as Bones Swiss, but a much better value.

Setup:
7.75" Mini Logo
Independent Stage 11 129 mm 7.75"
Powell Peralta Rat Bones 60mm 90a
Bones Reds
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