Better Bearings are the highest quality and toughest skate bearings in the market. The brand is an absolute favorite for outdoor skating, for long term use by passionate skaters or as extra sets.
Rock Solids are true and tested ABEC 9 bearings, designed with affordable prices in mind but still have excellent long-lasting performance. All Better Bearings are pre lubed and have replaceable rubber shields.
The high quality bearings are extremely hard wearing and will last a really long time for how rough you will treat them. They have been designed by keeping in mind the fact that the riders won't be really looking after them.
A purchase from Better Bearings helps to support the world’s largest movement for gender equality, ensuring that women and girls are safe from violence and free to have choice and opportunity.
- Micro-finished chrome steel balls.
- Heat-treated chrome steel inner and outer races and non-corrosive chrome carbon retainer
- The packaging is made from recycled / biodegradable material.
FeaturesHIGHLY RATED & HARD WEARING: Every bearing in the Better Bearings range is now an ABEC 9 classification. Rock Solids are an affordable choice for long term use. ABEC ratings are an industry standard with the higher the number the more speed it gives skaters. Better Bearings choose highly rated bearings for the level of attention and quality that is received during the design and manufacturing.
BREAKING BAD: Better Bearings are pre-spun during the quality testing phase at the factory, however (like all bearings), they're not going to spin fast and free right out of the packaging, because they're packed pre-lubed to protect them while waiting for you to give them a new home.
SPACERS AND SIDELOADING: Sideloading is when all the pressure is put on one side of the bearings, which slightly changes where the ball bearings and the race surface touch and the axis of the bearing. Better Bearings only use the hardest wearing materials in order to deal with this issue. Using spacers can help the structural integrity of the setup, however, there were no issues in testing them without spacers.
TWICE INSPECTED & STAKER TESTED: Better Bearings are inspected twice. Once before the bearings leave the factory and once the package are handed over. Pro Skaters were asked to the test the bearings, by skating them and treating them like riders usually do. The test team comes from all over Australia. They train on nice floors, dirty floors and outdoors. They went to the skate park, rolled through beer and glitter and played a lot.
ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PRODUCTION & CHARITY: The bearing packaging and tough nuts box is made from 100% recycled paper and is biodegradable and the cleaning products are environmentally safe. The bearing packing is made from recyclable cardboard, the order packaging for wholesale is repurposed boxes and packaging. The bearing wash is drain friendly. Brand also is highly conscious about giving back, where in a percentage of the proceeds from sales goes to UN Women Australia.
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The bearing packing is made from recyclable cardboard, the order packaging for wholesale is repurposed boxes and packaging. Plastic is about to be eliminated from the packaging as well. The bearing wash is drain friendly. The lube is certified food grade.
The following services are carbon neutral:
- Phone & Internet,
- Couriers & Freight.
- Carbon Neutral Energy at Australian Office with solar pannels;
- The team use an Electric Vehicle;
- Carbon offset for flights;
- Courier bags are made from recycled plastic removed from the ocean.
Better Bearings recycles everything they can.