Okay, here’s the deal with the Sure-Grip Fame wheels.
We measured them at 32mm wide with a 28.3mm roll surface, which means that despite being skinnier than other freestyle wheels, they actually have a surprisingly wide roll surface – which, combined with the 95a durometer, means more grip. Even the Seismic Focus only has a 27mm roll surface!
However, this width doesn’t translate to axle coverage. We measured the distance from the outer ring of a standard bearing to the surface furthest away from the truck as 8.6mm, and as a standard axle nut is 6.4mm thick, this gives you a pretty shallow 2.2mm of urethane covering the axle nut. If you’re a big fan of coconut wheelies, we still recommend the Seismic Focus as the wheel of choice (which has 4.3mm of axle coverage, for reference).
Also, note that despite being nominally 95a (we measured them at 96a… not that we’re splitting hairs here or anything), they feel and sound more like a grippy 99a. These aren’t cruiser wheels and won’t soak up rough asphalt as well as the 95a Focus or Mode’s 95a freestyle wheels. However, on smooth concrete or wood, they’re perfect.