A custom Shark wheel mini cruiser. Don't let the look of wheels fool you, this is one of the best cruiser we have put together at Hopkin.
We have been impressed with the Shark wheel, and thought it would make an excellent mini cruiser wheel. Here is why...
First off the shape, yes they look like they don't roll but they do, and they are extremely smooth. The wheel is based on a sine wave shape, trippy I know but they are functional and it is not a gimmick.
The shape rolls faster and gets you there quicker. Due to the shape, less urethane is in contact, which results in this smooth, fast rolling wheel. It does not stop there, as it has three "sine waves" it literally has three edges gripping, so the wheel carves, and grips. You probably wont be doing it on this board, but it also slides really well.
The other benefit of the shape is it rolls around objects! What (mind blown)? The way the wheel rolls, most small objects like pebbles get pushed into the gap and spat out. Rolling over rough terrain is a breeze. They are natural rain wheels, grip in the wet, the water gets pushed out of the way.
Finally the shape makes the wheels last longer, we can't verify this, but testing we have seen shows the wheels last between 15% and 19% longer.
All this packed into a 60mm cruiser size wheel means we had to make a custom complete. This is it. We had one set of 60mm Sharks in the Ghost formula left, the colour and style matches the board. This literally might be a one of a kind cruiser, so don't wait, if you think this is the one.
This mini cruiser is suitable for all types of skaters. Beginners to experienced skaters looking for a mini cruiser to get around on.
Recommended as a first skateboard because the wheels will roll over any cracks or bumps, kicktail to practice tricks, skate the driveway at home or muck around at the skate park. If you have a junior scientist at home, get them the science mini cruiser!
Built with 7 plys of Canadian rock hard maple, it will last a long time if cared for. Trucks are chrome Early trucks, bearings are Mini Logo with bearing spacers.
All up, this has been assembled as a premium cruiser, ready to skate straight out of the box.
Length: 26 inch
Width: 7.5 inch
Trucks: Early chrome standard skateboard trucks
Wheels: Shark Wheel 78a California Roll Translucent White wheels
Bearings: Mini Logo bearings with bearing spacers
Hardware: Mini Logo 1 inch bolts
- Griptape: Standard black Mini Logo griptape