Top 10 Best Skateboard Bearings

The Top Ten
1 Bones Swiss Ceramics

I've had mine for 10 years now, can you believe it? They still run magically smooth, frictionless, and fast. I completely disassemble and clean them 2-3 times a year, using white benzene for metal/ceramic parts and just soap, water, and a toothbrush for shields and the plastic ring inside. I add 1 drop of Bones oil when I'm done. I street skate, on streets, concrete parks, and indoors. I've been skating for around 30 years now, still going strong. I used to be pro-ish for about 10 years (got absolutely all the stuff I wanted and was sent to every competition around and did demos regularly), so when it comes to equipment, my standards are set very high. I don't waste my time on anything that wouldn't make me perform the best I can, especially in my older days now when I cherish every skate year added. I've got money now, I wouldn't waste time on crap.

I used to change bearings every other month, so these were an investment that has saved me countless euros. I haven't seen any reason to buy anything else since. I take good care of them, but they've still been through some water accidents a couple of times, which is a real instant killer to any other bearing. But after a cleaning, these are back in business as if nothing happened.

They perform on a totally different level than anything else. Not only can you go faster with less effort, they make you maintain your speed unlike anything you've experienced, fast or slow. With one light push, you can manual forever. You just won't run out of speed. If you take care of them properly and learn how to disassemble and clean, they will last you a lifetime.

Match these with Bones STF wheels for the total pro-quality, higher-level experience.

2 Bones Reds

Get Reds. They last longer and will do you very good in the meantime because they roll extremely fast and stay that way for years on end without special care. You can make them even better by getting Bones Speed Cream and applying it every month, and they will be like the best bearings you ever had. Did I also mention that they are the cheapest Bones bearings? $15.99 for an 8 set of Bones Reds compared to Bones Swiss Ceramics, which are over $100. Yeah, and Bones Reds are second on this list. Do you see? Get the 2nd best bearings in the world for $15 or get the best, which aren't a big difference from Reds, and pay $110. GET THEM.

Bones Reds are perfect, last long, roll quick, and are cheap for what you get! I recently bought some Spitfire Burners for the same price and they were terrible! Three have popped in just weeks! Also, I spent 40 pounds on some new wheels and because of my popped bearings, ruined my wheels. GET REDS!

Reds are the best brand of bearings I've ever used. I have been skateboarding for 10 years and my dad has since he was 16, and we both agree Reds are the best. Of course, these are our opinions, but many people share this same opinion.

3 China Bone Reds

Man, these last longer than Bones Swiss, and you never have to clean them. And Bones Swiss are like $40, so just get it over with and buy these or Super Reds!

I've got the Reds, and they are awesome. They should be the best in the world as they last for a long time and are very fast, smooth, and strong!

Although they aren't Swiss, the difference is that the Bones Swiss last longer, for like 3 years. China Bones Reds = 8 yrs.

4 Bones Swiss Labyrinth

They're great and worth the price!

I noticed that almost all the professional skateboarders use Bones Swiss.

5 Bones Reds Ceramic

Best bearings I've ever had. Close to the Bones Swiss Ceramics, but you don't have to drop $120 for them. If you look online, you can get a set for $40. Mine are now two years old, just cleaned them, and they spin for 2 minutes. Really fast and self-polishing. Highly recommended. Get them.

I bought Bones Reds Ceramics. They are amazing, they spin for 3 minutes and more!

Amazing bearings. I have these and I was so glad I got them!

6 Bones Swiss

These are the best bearings out there. They've been around for ages and always deliver the best quality. I've tried Andale Swiss and it does not match the quality and speed that Bones bearings have. Will definitely stick to Bones for life!

They are what set the benchmark in bearings but are a little on the high side price-wise. You can get Bronson Speed or Independent 7's for half the price and be just as happy.

I have Bones Swiss in my blades, and I don't skate a ton, but they glide super smooth. I've had them for 5-6 years now, and they still roll like new!

7 Bones Super Swiss 6

These bearings roll forever! They go super super fast and don't make any noise. My only issue is now I barely have to kick around campus, so I feel like I'm getting no exercise.

My favorite bearings so far. They last way longer than China Reds and are faster.

Best bang for the buck.

8 Bones Super Reds

Just threw together a longboard today with old parts. So, I took my old Bones Super Reds out of a skateboard I had. I cleaned them up, put Bones Speed Cream on them, and they spin like new. They had been wet, dirty, and stored outside for a while and still outperform newer ABEC bearings I tried.

Bones Super Reds are my favorite all-time bearings! You have to try them! They're really cheap and you can pick them up at any local skate or surf shop. Just give them a try! You won't regret it!

These Bearings are great. Been looking and researching for a while, then decided to get the Super Reds and I honestly couldn't be happier! I do personally recommend these bearings as they roll quick, fast, and move very easily. They are also quite cheap, which is great! :D

9 Rush ABEC 9

They are a great way to get bearings just as good as the Bones Swiss but cheaper. I got Rush ABEC 9's, and they are better than my previous Destructo Sendai's, which were very very good.

If you get the weather-proof versions, you're set! All you would have to do is lubricate them every so often, and they last for ages! Love mine, and they roll fast!

I like how they are very long-lasting. The bearings make you go so fast, and they are so smooth. They are the best ever in the world!

10 Lucky Bearings

These bearings suck. Just a little dirt, and they're dead. Shields are not removable, so you can't clean them very well. Get Reds instead. Cheap, reliable, and fast.

They are the best bearings I have ever had, and I have tried heaps of different brands. These are the best!

My little brother and I both have these on our Airwalk boards, and they are nice and smooth.

The Contenders
11 Juju

Juju blessed silver bearings are amazing. Much better than Bones Reds, in my opinion. Also, the packaging is high quality and super satisfying to open.

That's what's up.

They are great.

12 MiniLogo

They are the SAME as Reds. They are both made in the same factory, they are just cheaper! The only difference is Reds are easier to clean but Mini Logo has better shields to keep dirt out.

I'm going to get Bones Swiss Ceramics for my skateboard, but I got these for a fidget spinner that I made myself. I could have gotten them cheaper, but instead, I went to Zumiez at the mall and got them for $15. They are way better than Reds because these spin for the same amount of time except much cheaper. (Most Reds are about $30, so don't get them!)

Mini Logos are really good for the price, and they're made in the same factory as Reds! They also have a metal shield to keep the dirt out, and they roll pretty smooth too!

13 Shake Junt

Shake Junt bearings are one of the best bearings you can get. Mine spin for 7 minutes and 46.8 seconds after 1 hour of riding. They're way better than Bones Reds and should be worth more money than they are, so go for Shake Junt and you won't be sorry for getting them.

They are good, especially for big drops. It's exactly what they advertise. These would probably be my choice if I was buying bearings. Very good. Lizard Kings was right! These are crispy.

They are the cream of the crop. They are underrated, but they roll fast and forever. Dish out the money for these bearings and you won't regret it.

14 Black Panther

Black Panther bearings are super! They're great, and the price makes them even better! The ceramics cost about as much as the Bones Swiss. So, go get a set right now.

I rode them for years. They're worth every penny. They're the next best to Ceramic Bones.

Smoothest bearings ever. I got Swiss and ABEC 7s. ABEC 7s are a good price, easy to clean, and roll super fast. I love them.

15 Spitfire Cheapshots

They're pretty good for a cheap price. Me and my friend had the same bearings. His Spitfire rolls better than mine. I don't know how, but they're worth the price.

16 Element Juice

Bought a set 6 years ago, didn't skate at all for 2 of them, and had my board go through quite a bit of water. Still roll smooth and buttery, as though they were new.

Dude, these spun for 4 minutes after an hour of skating!

By far the best ones.

17 ABEC-1

Dude, I was going so fast that it was faster than Swiss Ceramics!

I just cannot believe how fast I went. Just. Amazing.

I ain't never felt speed like this before, yo!

18 Rush ABEC 7

Ok. Got my board a few years ago. Almost 14 and started into boarding hard. These are pretty good for the price. I recommend them to all beginners because they roll well... decent. There's lots of bumpy riding on my road that's dirty and rocky, but it helps my balance a lot. Amazing on the 'routes' one right by my house, and they're pretty smooth. There are better, but these are almost half the price of Reds and do pretty well.

They really made me fall over and broke within a second of use. Very good. Bones Swiss Ceramic lasted 0.8 seconds. Recommend to scooter kids. Andale.

19 Andale Swiss
20 Spitfire

They are the best bearings I ever had. They spin very fast and last forever. Also, they are cheap. So trust me, those bearings are insane.

They are fast and getting faster through a deal I made with the devil.

I have skated Spitfire my whole life. I had them as my first set and loved them.

21 Bronson Speed Co. G3

So far, so good. The design of bearings has not changed a whole lot in the last 20 years, but Bronson changed a lot, and I can appreciate that. I feel like they are just as good as my Swiss Bones at half the price. I have only had them for a couple of months, but they are holding up well so far. They have Jaws and Ben Raybourn riding them, and they beat the hell out of them. They work for them, so I am sure they will last me a long time.

Used the Bronson G2 and they worked well. Lasted over a year... Cheap also, they spin fast. Just put G3's on... seem to be as good. Only been a couple of weeks but I'm a big guy and I'm moving quick on them. Like the price.

I picked up some super quiet Bronson Speed Co. bearings and was very impressed. It's a little secret in pro circles. They don't advertise. The bearings are nitrous sealed, fresh from the "lab"… yes, lab.

22 Toy Machine 10

Very good bearings. They go head to head with the best ceramic bearings but don't cost as much. They go super fast and last long.

I've only had them once, but they are awesome. These are definitely good bearings.

23 Andale

The reason they have put them so low is because nobody knows them. They are way better than my Bones Swiss.

Andale Swiss is faster than Bones and gives a smoother ride!

It's a new bearing company made by Paul Rodriguez and Joey Brezinski. I have the Andale Swiss. They are super fast and smooth. Lots of pros ride for them. Try them. They come in ABEC 5, 7, Swiss.

24 FKD

I got these a long time ago when they came in a kit with its own oil in a metal case, and they lasted for more than 3 years, being beat up constantly and only cleaned them twice in that time. There are faster and smoother bearings out there, but these still have better quality and stand a beating much better than Black Panthers and China Reds (which are still good bearings in my opinion).

They last longer and roll faster than other $10 bearings that are hyped. I got them on all my vintage cruisers, and I've never had an issue.

Super fast and durable for something cheaper than Reds! I got Blacklights, and they work so well!

25 Heady Shake

I have been professionally engaged in skateboarding for 12 years. I haven't seen steeper bearings. Heady Shake is fantastically fast. They are also very strong. I almost don't get out of skateparks. My advice to you - if you want to get true pleasure from skating, choose Heady Shake.

So stylish. Super fast and smooth.

The fastest among all.

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