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I bought these set of wheel for my desktop chair as my previous wheels where really REALLY bad.
Every time I move my chair at night, my pet, my kids, my wife and a few random guys in another city woke up. The scratching sounded like if some paranormal entity was roaming around the apartment while wearing cat claws shoes and dragging a rake... Yeah, it was awful and unbearable.
And this was just the noise! The force needed to move the chair around gave me HULK LEGS!!!! which normally would be nice but I had to change my pants leg width so, more money wasted due to bad wheels. So, I decided to give these set of wheel a try and boy oh boy, I did not expect the result.
I was expecting some soft wheels to move around but now... I want to take my chair to a damn Skatepark!
These things fly!!!! Y need to tie myself and the chair to my desk now or else I would be rolling around like in an Indy 500.
DC Comics, it's time for you to put me in a Flash movie as the new fastest man alive!!!!
Ok, gotta go now as I have a session on the half pipe and I'm bringing my chair this time.
I've had these wheels since Sept 2019 and an replacing them now. I have laminate flooring and I cannot move freely with them. My wife complains as well how difficult it is to move around with them. I am on them as I write this and trying to move to my right or left. My chair will not bulge. They appear to almost lock in place and requires a lot of effort to get them to rotate enough to change chair position. Not at all satisfied with them. Probably should have returned them when I could.
Wow, these work amazingly well. I can't speak to durability yet but they are a massive improvement over the included chair casters.
I've used the "rollerblade" style chair casters, but ultimately they failed for me. They're tall, which means there is a lot of force on them before they turn into the correct direction and start rolling. Over time, my rollerblade casters started to deform and the bearings failed.
I'd recommend these over the rollerblade style any day.
For many years I have searched for quality chair wheels and they always fail me. I am not light weight (230 lbs) and I seem to always get the office with bad or un-even floors. So I just planned on buying a new set of wheels every few months. I have had these wheels on my office chair for close to a year and they still work perfect. I'm sure that these wheels will out-last the chair. Do yourself a favor and buy a set now. Highly recommended.
Your typical carpet will make these struggle more than the cheap generic casters on most chairs, sadly. Another reviewer mentioned the top rotational bearings aren't great - they're right, the bearings design is junk compared to other products equivalently priced.
If the company corrects the bearings design and widens the wheels double the width, it's worth another shot in the future, but these aren't great for carpet use at all.
I discovered you need to get the maximum amount of wheel in contact with a rug or floor mat on top of carpet. I bought a US made carpet floor mat with lifetime warranty against cracking or any other damage to the mat. These have 4 ball bearings per wheel cluster, total of 20 per set. The wheels leave dents in the floor mat but as you move around, they heal...works great. 1/2 inch very dense carpet that won't die.
Just received and installed today. If things change, I'll update this review.
These are a great compliment to a hardwood floor and a great replacement for old chair casters.
Installation was really easy, the fit was perfect, took less than 2mins.
PROBLEM: When you move the chair in different directions, it no longer turns very smoothly. It takes just a little more effort to get the chair to go in the direction you want. Not a biggie, but if you are used to moving your chair around in many directions easily, this ain't it.
Mechanical Design Engineer 39 years. Here are my thoughts. By offsetting the wheels from the centerline of the pivot, more effort / force is required to change wheel direction. I'm 235 pounds and am not able to move in alternate directions without undue effort.
Returned them. Replaced with Single Wheel Roller Blade style wheel. Much less effort.