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Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates

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The Rollerblade RB 90 is made for the urban rockstar and combines the best of both worlds. It features the durability, style and support of an urban skate combined with the speed and performance of a fitness skate. Comfort can be found in the specialized Rollerblade 5 star fit footbed and shock absorber which means no more sore feet. The vented molded cuff along with the spitfire aluminum frame attribute to the lightness of the skate. The RB 90 gives you the stability you desire with a cuff strap, 45 degree buckle and laces which will give you the confidence you need. Performance is gained from the Active 90mm wheels and SG9 bearings giving you a smooth and solid roll. Be an urban rock star with the RB 90 from Rollerblade and see what you have been missing.


Skill Range:    


  • Vented Molded Shell
  • Lightweight Cuff
  • Durable and Stylish

 

Skate Specifications

Skate Type: Urban
Closure System: Cuff Strap, 45 Degree Buckle and laces
Maximum Wheel Size: 90mm
Wheel Configuration: 90mm - 90mm - 90mm - 90mm
Wheel Size: 90-99mm
Wheel Durometer: 84A
Bearing Grade: High Performance
Bearing Type: SG 9
Frame Material: Spitfire Aluminum
Lining Material: Specialized 5 Star Fit
Size Adjustable: No
Special Features: Shock Absorber
Skill Range:
Model Year: 2013
Model Number: 07206000774 240
Product ID: 257157
Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates

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From : Southwest Flori
Date :
PROS
CONS :
  • Uncomfortable
BEST USES

2.0
Poor Design
Comments:
The boot liner was crudely made and uncomfortable. The stitching was felt in the toes. Simply poorly made boot. The laces absurdly long. No way to fit them under the ankle strap in a professional manner. Whoever designed these has rarely if ever rollerbladed. They were promptly returned before leaving my kitchen floor.
 
WAS THIS A GIFT? : 
  • No
 
BOTTOM LINE : 
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend
 
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From : Easton, PA
Date :
PROS :
  • Stylish Design
  • Fast
  • Smooth Ride
  • Versatile
  • Supports Ankle
CONS :
  • Snug fit
BEST USES :
  • Rail Trails
  • Speed Training
  • Outdoor Fitness Skating
  • Indoor Roller Rink
4.0
Speed Demons That Handle!
Comments:
Hi, I purchased my RB 90s as a transition skate for speed skating. After a long layoff, I purchased a pair of Spiritblades, which I outgrew. Since the rink's speed team had asked me to work out with them, I thought that the RB 90 would be a good 'transition skate' for me. That is to say it would give me a taste of the big wheel experience, while giving me the support I'm still used to with a conventional, inline skate.

What do I like about the RB 90s? They are FAST! When I first started working out with the speed team on my old Spirtblades, I was always last in practice; I was doggin' it, big time. That's not fair though, because that's not what the Spiritblade as designed for. With the RB 90, I was able to skate a lot better and faster; though not in the top group (they all have the low cut, dedicated speed skates), I was doing well with the RB 90.

When I said above that I was using the RB 90 as a transition skate, here's what I mean: it was to help get me used to the big wheel experience. Believe me when I tell you the big wheel experience is TOTALLY different from using smaller (in my case 72, 76, and 80mm wheels). Here's why skating with big wheels is different, and why it takes getting used to...

With the bigger wheels comes a longer frame; with a longer frame comes a longer wheel base. To put it another way, the wheels extend farther beyond both the toe and heel of the skate. When you go to do crossovers, you have to watch out to make sure you don't lock up the back wheel of the leading skate with the front wheel of the trailing skate. At best, that'll give you a mild scare; at worst, it'll cause a fall. The RB 90 is great for introducing you to the big wheel experience, while also giving you the support you are used to in a conventional skate.

The skates have 90mm wheels that are 84A durometer. For me, this proved to be just right-not too hard or too soft. On the rink floor, they offered good roll and good grip.

I also liked the metal frame and the nice, SG9 bearings that come with the skates. Once you put in a few sessions and work the bearings' grease in, the wheels will rotate a good, long time; in other words, they spin fast.

The major gripe I had with this skate is that the brake is so blasted HARD to remove-sheesh! It's not a simple, 10 minute job like it is on the Spiritblade; it took me a lot longer than that to pull the brake. Why? Because it has this snug (and I do mean SNUG) fitting pin that holds it to the frame along with the axle bolt. I literally had to use my plastic hammer to get the brake pin out. If anyone from Rollerblade is reading this, redesign the brake mounting system, please!

The other thing is that the fit was a bit snug for me lengthwise. While the Spiritblade fit me ok (snug without any discomfort), I experienced a bit of discomfort in the toe area. I don't attribute this to inconsistent sizing though. No, I attribute this to the fact that the RB 90 has a conventional, hard shell, while the Spiritblade has soft boot construction. The soft, external boot will give a bit more than the plastic shell does. Having said that, the RB 90 broke in after a few hours of use, and I now have no discomfort whatsoever. That said, I thought I'd mistakenly ordered the wrong size, even though I called and asked if the RB 90 would fit the same as my size 10 Spiritblades would.

I guess the one, other observation I'd make is that this is not a skate I'd use for skating the streets of NYC. Why? Because they don't turn as quickly as a skate with smaller wheels would. That would allow for a smaller frame; a smaller frame means a shorter wheel base; and, that means a quicker, sharper turn. It's akin to the turning differences between small cars and large cars.

No, where these skates would be best suited is a rink, boardwalk, or rail trail. In any area where quick, sharp turns aren't required, the RB 90 would do well. To put this another way, the RB 90 would be great for skating NYC's Central Park, while they wouldn't be ideally suited for the street and its crazy traffic.

In closing if one is using the RB 90 for outdoor fitness or speed training, you can't go wrong. The skates are well built, offer lots of good features, and are priced right. However, I wouldn't skate the streets of a large city with these, because they simply do not turn in as quickly as a shorter wheelbase skate will. Also, the fit on a hard shell skate like this will be a bit tighter than with a soft boot skate. The RB 90 is a great value for the money, and I would buy 'em again...
 
WAS THIS A GIFT? : 
  • No
 
BOTTOM LINE : 
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
 
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From : NYC
Date :
PROS :
  • Fast and durable
CONS :
  • Lower Boot Less Stable
BEST USES :
  • Advanced Skater

3.0
High performance and less stability
Comments:
Great design, comfortable, hard exterior shell and fast but lower boot design results in more flex and far less stability than my prior boot. I'm an intermediate blader and I think this might be better for a more advanced performer.
 
WAS THIS A GIFT? : 
  • No
 
BOTTOM LINE : 
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
 
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From : Burlington, VT
Date :
PROS
CONS
BEST USES

5.0
Good stuff.
Comments:
I hadn't skated in 10 years and was eager to get back into (now that kids actually sleep thru the night!). This model fits the bill for me... it's "urban" enough that I can skate from my front door through city streets and get me to the bike path along Lake Champlain where I can just tuck and stroke.

It's a good balance between maneuverability in traffic AND skating 10-20 miles on predictable, smooth terrain.
 
WAS THIS A GIFT? : 
  • No
 
BOTTOM LINE : 
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
 
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From : Seacoast New Ha
Date :
PROS :
  • Comfort
  • Smooth
  • Durable
CONS
BEST USES :
  • City
  • Country
  • Smooth pavement
  • Rough pavement

4.0
Worth every penny!
Comments:
I use these skates for excersie and taking my dogs for walks. They fit my feet perfectly. Nothing against the skate but taking a while to get used to the brake after not having a break on my last skate of 12 years.
 
WAS THIS A GIFT? : 
 
BOTTOM LINE : 
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
 
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Q: Hi, I've bought those skates approximately one year ago and I'm moderately happy with them. What I want to do more is skate from my house to my work and back. I live in the city of Amsterdam and the pavement there isn't very smooth. The roads are quite bricky most of the time, even though there are some pieces that are flat as well. In my opinion the 90mm wheels on these skates are too big to be as flexible as I want to be. However I like to use them when skating around the park, but not really in the city. So what I want to do is buy some new, smaller wheels which also have a bit of a harder texture (not sure if it is the right word), so I'm more flexible to move around and I can skate around in the city centre as well. My question to you guys (and girls) is: what kind of wheels would you advice me for the situation I'm in? And hopefully you can offer me some product/links to the best type of wheels for my situation :) Thank you so much, Chris
Asked : Aug 07, 2014
By : Chris, Amsterdam
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A: If you are looking for a harder durometer model in a smaller size, I would definitely check out the Hydrogen wheel series from Rollerblade as a good compliment to your RB 90's. They come in a variety of sizes, including 80mm and 84mm, and have the highest inline wheel durometer on the market (at 85A) while actually having the higher rebound of a softer wheel.
Answered : Aug 07, 2014
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: Hi, What would be the (approximately) minimum size of wheels (in mm) to be able to put under the RB90 model so I will not drag the brake? Thanks a lot in advance for answering this question. Chris
Asked : Aug 01, 2014
By : chris
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A: I would recommend not going any smaller than 84mm on the Rollerblade RB 90's with the brakes attached to avoid drag.
Answered : Aug 02, 2014
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: Hi, I would like to use this one with smaller wheels to skate more in the city and have more control. For example with a wheel size of 84mm. Can I buy these wheels seperately and add them to these skates? Thanks a lot in advance for answering this question. Chris
Asked : Aug 01, 2014
By : chris
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A: Yes, you can put smaller wheels on the Rollerblade RB 90's. Keep in mind that if you go too small, you will run the risk of dragging the brake however.
Answered : Aug 01, 2014
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: I would like to use rb 90 for slalom skate what should I do is it possible to change frame and wheels to make it suitable for slalom skate ? if yes what is the right frame and wheels to reach that goal ?
Asked : Mar 07, 2014
By : Ahmed, dubai
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A: The Spitfire Aluminum frame on the Rollerblade RB 90 skates will not be changable, and will be too long to work as a proper slalom skate. I would recommend one of the urban models with smaller (<=80mm) wheels, such as the Twisters.
Answered : Mar 11, 2014
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: I have a pair of Rollerblade Spirtblade skates I purchased 2-3 years ago when I decided to get back into skating. They are a size 10. Will the RB 90 skates have a fit that's similar? That is to say, can I buy a size 10 in the RB 90s and have them fit like my Spirtblades do?
Asked : Aug 15, 2013
By : MarkM228, Easton, PA
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A: Most rollerblade skates, including the RB 90's, will fit true-to-size. If your previous skates were a size 10 and they still fit, you would get a size 10 in these as well.
Answered : Aug 15, 2013
By : Community Answer
Q: Hello - How is the sizing of these skates. I wear either size 12 or 12.5 shoe depending on maker?
Asked : Jul 13, 2013
By : Bill, New York
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A: All Rollerblade brand skates, including the RB 90's, ultimately fit very true to shoe size. As this model features a molded boot, it doesn't have as much initial give however and can be uncomfortable if you order too small. I would recommend a size 12.5 skate if you are in between sizes.
Answered : Jul 15, 2013
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: are the skate frames available to buy for the rollerblade RB 90
Asked : Apr 06, 2013
By : trblmkr, peoria,ill
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A: Unfortunately we do not sell just the frames
Answered : Apr 08, 2013
By : Keith, Customer Care
 
  

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