Quad Wheel Technology

Atom Wheels - A Brief History

Atom Wheels has been the leader in wheel manufacturing since 2008. With multiple innovations to date, Atom continues to lead the industry in breakthrough advancements in wheel manufacturing. Flagship styles such as the Poison, Juke, and Boom continue to dominate the floor at derby events all over the world.

Atom Wheels - Poison, Juke & Pulse ads

Atom Wheels was one of the first companies to break ground on 59mm wheels, Hybrid style wheels, Hollow Core wheels, and first to bring unification between plastic and aluminum for cores. Atom will continue to bring you breakthrough wheels throughout 2017 and beyond!


Atom Skates 59mm quad wheels

The 59mm - A New Era Begins

Why did Atom bring 59mm wheels to the game? The answer is simple! With a smaller track, you need to be agile as well as be able to stop at a moment's notice. 62mm wheels were made for longer roll on tracks for speed skating, session, etc. These wheels did not allow for maneuverability nor acceleration. 59mm will forever be known for fast acceleration, immediate stopping ability, and "Juke-ing" people out of their skates!

Atom Juke 88A Quad Wheel available @ Atom Skates

59mm Features/Benefits:

  • Faster Acceleration
  • Increased Agility
  • Faster Stopping ability

    Atom Skates 62mm quad wheels

    The 62mm - Let's Roll!

    62mm wheels have become synonymous with roller skating. This size wheel can be found on all styles of packages from beginner to advanced. Mostly seen on speed style tracks, 62mm wheels allow for more roll along with a 'snap' effect coming in and out of the corners. This size wheel is great for speed skating, session skating, and especially beneficial for derby skaters who need that extra surface area for balance and/or push.

    Atom Poison 62x44 quad wheel @ Atom Skates

    62mm Features/Benefits:

    • Increased roll
    • More surface area for speed, roll, grip, balance/stability

    Atom Quad Wheel Performance Matrix chart

    Wheel Performance Matrix

    Need help choosing the Atom wheel that's right for you? We can help. Use the chart above to find the wheel best suited to your skate surface conditions.


     Atom Quad Wheel Core Technology diagram

    Atom Core Technologies

    Nylon Cores - As always, Atom Wheels had to be different and take a core that has been around for many years and bring into the 21st Century. Atom used the outdated technology of single based nylon and added a tinge of glass! Yes, you heard us right, glass! 30% glass filled nylon allows for better compressive strength while efficiently bonding to urethane.

    • Lightweight, Open Core Design
    • 30% Glass filled plastic for increased compressive strength while under load

    Nylon Hollow Core Technology - Before hollow core there was only heavy aluminum hubs and soft open cored hubs. Atom heard you right from the beginning! We understood that skaters needed a lightweight wheel but still needed the amount of roll that an aluminum core offered, hence hollow core technology. Hollow Core Technology is utilized with both Juke and Boom formulas to bring out the best attributes from both the core and urethane! With this two-piece system we developed a way to keep all elements intact called ML Technology. ML Technology is essentially a "lip" on the face of the core that creates a ridge for the urethane to grab onto. Features:
    • 30% Lighter than full aluminum core wheels
    • Stiffer hub for increased roll over open face designs
    • Utilization of glass-filled plastic for increased roll
    • Two-piece core design to reduce weight
    Benefits VS. Open Faced Cores:
    • Stiffer ride for increased roll
    • Increased response due two-piece design

      Hybrid Alloy Hollow Cores - Think Hollow Core, but 100 steps into the future! We took hollow core technology and aluminum core technology and smashed them together like a sandwich.  We were able to get the lightweight characteristics of hollow core and the stiff rigidity of the aluminum core all into one hub. High level skaters are looking for as much roll as possible which is where the aluminum comes into play. Carrying speed in and out of corners has never become so easy!
        • Increased rigidity due to addition of aluminum
        • Hollow Core design
        • Stiffer hub design for increased roll
        • Increased rigidity due to addition of aluminum
        • Able to use lower durometer urethane on "grippier" floors due to rigidity

            Atom Wheel technology chart
            HC = Hollow Core  SC= Solid Core

            Atom Derby Wheels


            Atom Savant quad wheel available @ Atom Skates

            Savant - Features/Benefits:

            • Oversized 45mm core 
            • 5mm tire with 7mm lip 
            • Only 68 grams weight per wheel 
            • Increased speed
            Atom Savant


            Atom Juke quad wheels available @ Atom Skates

            Juke - Features/Benefits: 

            • High-rebound material 
            • Durometer for all surfaces 
            • Increased agility 
            • Array of hardness for all floor types

            Atom Juke


            Atom Boom quad wheels available @ Atom Skates

            Boom - Features/Benefits: 

            • Versatile urethane targeted at ALL concrete floors 
            • Controlled slide without losing grip

            Atom Boom


            Atom Poison slim quad wheels available @ Atom Skates

            Poison - Features/Benefits: 

            • Hybrid Urethane Technology 
            • Targeted for grip with ample roll

             Atom Poison


            Atom Poison Savant quad wheels available @ Atom Skates

            Poison Savant - Features/Benefits: 

            • Hybrid Urethane Technology 
            • Oversized 45mm core
            • 5mm tire with 7mm lip
            • Only 68 grams weight per wheel
            • Increased speed

            Atom Poison Savant


            Atom Rink & Outdoor Wheels

            Atom Pulse outdoor quad wheels available @ Atom Skates

            Pulse - Features/Benefits: 

            • Smaller core than Road Hog which allows for more urethane. This allows for a smoother roll on all outdoor surfaces

            Atom Pulse


            Atom Road Hog outdoor quad wheel available @ Atom Skates

            Road Hog - Features/Benefits: 

            • High-rebound material
            • Fastest outdoor wheel on the market
            • Open-faced core design provides reduced weight and stiffer ride for increased speed

            Atom Road Hog


            Atom Snap quad rink wheels

            Snap - Features/Benefits: 

            • 60mm x 40mm
            • 91A material, great for all indoor surfaces
            Atom Snap