Designed and built for the serious fitness skater looking to go from cruising to participating in advanced fitness training activities. Rollerblade has created this pair of Crossfire 90 Inline Skates with men in mind. The slimmer boot is soft and made of a Crossfire true wrap that has graphics on the wrap and cuffs. You will experience durability along with a superior fit from the specialized 5 star fit liner with memory foam. Fast, smooth and effortless gliding is what you will have each time that you take to the road, track or surface to begin your cardio pumping distance skating. The Lo-balance magnesium frame is tough, stiff and durable, allowing you to skate farther, faster and easier with less effort. This pair of Crossfire 90s will feel like a custom skate each time that you put them on because the boot closure of a cuff buckle, power strap, speed laces and lace lock will equally allow you to adjust to the perfect fit every time. The magnesium frame has less flex and movement, this reduces the amount of energy that is lost when energy is transferred to the wheels. This low profile boot with the cuff buckle and high end components will be the essential part of your inline skating while providing you with support around your ankles for lateral movements that are key to start and end with a great cardio pumping workout.
I am a newbie and have no previous experience with a comparable product. I am now putting in 10 miles at a time 3 times a week on good asphalt trail. I do consider the skates to be performance oriented and at the current price they are the best value I was able to find. The quick lace is in my opinion quite convenient after a couple of rides in them. The ratcheting system is also quite convenient but is made of light plastic. I give the skate 4 stars instead of 5 because of that and the lateral adjust feature. I got the crossfires and also a pair of activas. Each pair had one skate that wasn't quite aligned. I think I took a hard spill on the crossfires because of it. It is easy to adjust this. (Well I needed a hammer and a block of wood on the crossfires but the acitvas were very easy) Very small adjustments seem to make very large impressions. So before you set out on a long skate, make sure you have them aligned the way you like. The alignment does seem to hold well once set as you like.
Overall, I find this to be a high quality skate and a great value.
I was skating for 2 years on an old garage sale pair of skates. Then i got the c.f.- 90 , about 5 months ago. first thing the speed is great . 2nd the ease of putting them on nice. 3rd support of your foot is great. I have no complaints.... jt
The ankle strap is nice and can be tightened on the fly. The speed laces are ok, but if your not careful they can loosen up while you skate. I liked the my old rollerblades that had the speed cable that you just pulled, but the 90mm wheels make older roads tolerable.
Q: Ive been recreation for years and I want to try taking up the skate park. I've tested the boots and found them very comfortable. I want to know if I can use aggressive frames on these and expect good performance. With pads, I don't expect them to take much punishment, but I think I would prefer to use these boots than a hard shell boot.
A: The bolt that holds the boot of the Rollerblade Crossfire 90's can be loosened, and allow for slight adjustment of the angle on the frames themselves. This way, if your feet do not point perfectly straight, you can adjust them to allow for a perfect angle for your feet while skating.
Answered : Mar 27, 2014
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: Are the stock bearings 608 7mm or 8mm?
Is the stock bearing spacer the long or short version?
What is the axel size?
Can this frame support 84mm wheels or is it limited to 90mm?
Asked : Jun 04, 2013
By : The Bacchic One, Dunk City, FL
A: The stock bearings on the Rollerblade Crossfire 90's will be 8mm, as will all Rollerblade brand skates. They will have a longer spacer and an 8mm axle as well. The frame is designed with a straight set up and will work well with 84mm wheels, although I would not recommend going shorter than that size as the brake will likely rub while skating any smaller sized wheels.
Answered : Jun 05, 2013
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: On the Rollerblade Crossfire 90 Inline Skates 2013,
What is "speed lacing" ?
Is the same as the K2 speed lacing, where you just pull up to tighten the laces?
A: Unfortunately the Rollerblade Crossfire 90 inline skates do not have a removable frame and would not be able to accommodate the 100mm wheels. My suggestion is that if you like the boot of the Crossfire 90's and would like 100mm wheels to check out the Crossfire 100's instead, as they have the same boot but the larger frame.
Answered : Apr 30, 2013
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: Can the break be removed off of the skate to reduce some weight and from getting in the way?