Viktor Thorup makes a lot of Youtube and Instagram videos and his latest one dropped today. We took a look and found it a little lacking in substance. Let’s take a look.
There are several inline speed skate wheel brands in the market, but only two manufacturers make all of the best speed skating wheels in the world. They are MPC and AEND. Both wheel manufacturers are in the USA, and although many companies in Taiwan, Korea, China, and France have all said that they can make wheels as good as the USA, this has not been the case for over 20+ years. I don’t know if they just can’t get good urethane outside of the USA or if they do not know the best formula, but the US wheels are head and shoulders above the rest of the wheels. MPC manufactures its own wheels as well as OEM wheels for brands such as Bont, Cadomotus, and Junk. AEND produces Matter and Bont wheels. You will rarely ever see anyone at the inline world championships using any other brand of wheel.