Aug 25, 2020
The Nio 2 is a limited edition roller skate wheel made by Bont. The urethane is the same hot cast urethane that is used on the Bont Royal Assassin wheel. The hub is CNC machined from an extrusion.
First Edition Nio 1 Roller Skate Wheel
Bont Nio 1 Roller skate wheel
The Nio 2 is the 2nd limited edition run of the Bont Nio Wheel. The first edition looked like this picture above and sold out in a matter of hours. The first edition was limited to 500 sets. All were 96A hardness.
Second Edition Nio 2 Roller Skate Wheel
Nio 2 Roller Skate Wheel
This second edition is the same as the first edition apart from the color. The hub is silver and the urethane is fluoro yellow. The wheel hardness is still 96A. This wheel is limited to 600 sets. 50 sets will be narrow for roller derby and 550 sets will be wide for speed skating. The speed skate wheel is 63mm x 44mm and the roller derby skate wheel is 59mm x 38mm.
Nio 2 Roller Derby Skate Wheel
Nio 2 Speed skate wheel
Hot Cast Urethane
In a recent blog, I explained all about hot-cast urethane and the process of making the royal assassin wheel. You can check that blog out here. Here are some images of the production of the Nio 2 roller skate and roller derby wheels.
Roller skate wheel molds for the Nio 2
Hand pouring the Nio 2 roller skate wheel.
The Nio 2 roller skate wheel is available now, click here.
About the author:
Alexander Bont has been skating since the age of two years old. He was part of the Australian national short track team for 7 years. He has also competed on quad roller skates, long track ice skates, and inline speed skates. Alexander has won a number of Australian national titles including national records in short track and state titles in inline speed skating. He is the owner and CEO of Bont Skates and has a passion for skate design.