Bont Red Magic 125mm XFirm Outdoor Wheel
125mm XFirm 87a - $39.95
The Red Magic wheel is the first 125mm professional inline speed skate race wheel to use an aluminum hub. The urethane is poured by MPC and it uses their patented high rebound flex band. The Red Magic wheel provides reactivity still unseen by other plastic hub wheels on the market. MPC is known for their flex band and unbelievable grip. 125mm wheels are a lot larger than 110mm wheels so there is a lot more flex that needs to be controlled. Bont-MPC felt the lateral flexibility of a plastic hub 125mm wheel had become too great and needed more control. The best way to control this flex is by upgrading the hub from plastic to aluminum. The rigidity of the aluminum hub directs the energy of the push directly to the ground which most plastic hubs lack. The wheel maintains grip while at the same time increases roll. The Red Magic wheel has been an instant hit winning the first race of the season in Berlin and it has won most of the inline world championships marathons since its release. The wheels have an odd number of spokes so the vibration does not travel straight up the spoke into the foot. The wheel has a full 24mm width unlike some competitors that have opted for 20mm or 22mm wheels. Its grip is excellent on wet pavement. Made in the USA, size 608.