Go Project Cruise bearings (formerly named ‘Speed’) are manufactured with smoothness in mind. A high precision bearing with extremely low torque maximising your free-roll time. Strong yet smooth, they are equally at home on the commute, in the park or indoors. They are tough too, so you can use them street skating or in the skatepark.
While Go Project Cruise bearings could be compared to an ABEC 9 rated bearing, Go Project does not use the generic ABEC scale to rate bearings because of its irrelevance to the specific tolerances imposed by skating. The quality of manufacturing and materials far surpass the importance of a rating based upon ‘revolutions per second’. The Cruise bearings simply have a Speciality Rating of 4.5/5 which represents their performance when used as a skate bearing.
At Go Project they believe that blading is blading, regardless of how you like to do it:
Go Project hardware is designed to the highest quality for advanced skaters. We make products specifically for rollerblading, with focus on wheels and bearings. Go Project is based in the United Kingdom
At Go Project wain component responsible for the grip, durability and rebound is the outer ‘tyre’. Our urethane compound has been formulated with the highest understanding of wheel chemistry
Precision – The hub of the wheel is manufactured with incredible precision so that your bearings, spacers and wheels work together with maximum efficiency. Use with Go Project bearings and spacers for the most energy efficient roll.
Bond – The smallest disconnection between the hub and the tyre can greatly affect the wheel’s performance. Our urethane is designed to hug our hub tight and never let go.
We don’t list a durometer (hardness) because there are too many variations between different wheel manufacturers and compounds to make this relevant as a universal measurement. The wheel is softer than an aggressive wheel and harder than a normal recreational wheel. Combined with the small core this gives a fast ride with plenty of rebound.