Testing the Cloud Ride “Ozone” Wheels:
In order to understand what the Cloud Ride “Ozone” wheels are all about, we grabbed some friends and hit some small paths and steep descents in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Cloud Ride’s “Ozone” Wheels measure in at 70mm in diameter with a contact patch of 37mm. The Ozone’s centerset core, pre-ground finish, and rounded lips make this wheel an excellent choice for riders looking to get sideways in all directions.
The slides were smooth and consistent for the duration of our testing! The large core allows the Ozones to maintain their speed even on smaller hills, and ensures that they don’t deform or “grip up” unpredictably.
Taking into account the lighter weight of our test crew, we opted for the 80a version of the Ozones. Due to the width of this wheel and the depth of the urethane, however, we felt that they might be more fun if we rolled with a higher duro. Next time around, we’ll be going with 83a for riders between 130-160lbs. It should also be said that the Ozones are a heavy wheel, but that’s not always a bad thing! On to the next point!
After all of our testing, we were surprised to see the wheels still had plenty of urethane left on the cores! We’re fired up on the shape and would recommend the Ozone for any riders looking to charge hills without losing too much urethane. Cloud Ride knocked it out of the park with the Ozone and we’re looking forward to their next creation!
Skating: Seth Brown, Parker Ciuzio, Kevin Madrid
Filming: Jean Taeza, Seth Brown
Editing: Seth Brown
Music: Cover of “All Along The Watchtower” performed by Rävjunk (Original by Bob Dylan)