Last week I did a review of the Habitat Sugar Skull Cruiser complete skateboard and I mentioned that the only negative of the board was the bearings. I said that I’d do a review on Bones Red Bearings this week, but I’ve decided to review Zero Black Widow Bearings instead. Bearings are one of the most important parts of a skateboard and these guys are top-notch.
The Zero Black Widow bearings are definitely worth their price. This was my first time using them so I don’t know if they hold up in the long run, but they have held up really well so far. I popped them into my Habitat Cruiser and the ride was instantly smoother and faster.
Skateboard bearings don’t really have anything to do with style as they are tucked away inside of your wheels, so it almost makes me feel silly saying that the Zero Black Widows are some cool looking bearings. They’re all black and come in a neat little coffin shaped box. I keep a spare set of bearings in the coffin, but I suppose that you could stash whatever you like in it after you install the bearings on your board.
The Zero Black Widow Bearings make for a smooth ride. I tested a set out on my Habitat Cruiser because I did a review of the complete last month. I’ve also tested them on my normal skateboard setup. On both boards they worked awesome and rolled for days. The bearings are ABEC 7s so you can expect performance.
So far these Zero bearings have held up really well. I don’t mind getting down and dirty, and cleaning them every week, so that could be a part of it. Cleaning your bearings periodically (and not riding in snow or dirt) is essential to keep them working properly.
I tested these at a few local skateparks, my apartment parking lot, and around downtown Boston. They held up find on whatever sort of terrain I threw at them.
I really like the Zero Black Widow Bearings. I’ll probably start running them regularly on my setup. I’d definitely recommend them if you’re a snowboarder who switches over to skating during the summer.