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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

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Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        2.0

        Poor Design

        By Amy

        from Southwest Florida

        About Me Aggressive Street Skater

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates:

            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.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Speed Demons That Handle!

            By markm228

            from Easton, PA

            About Me Recreational Skater

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Smooth Ride
            • Stylish Design
            • Supports Ankle
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Snug Fit

            Best Uses

            • Indoor Roller Rink
            • Outdoor Fitness Skating
            • Rail Trails
            • Speed Training

            Comments about Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates:

            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...

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
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            • No

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            3.0

            High performance and less stability

            By SC

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast and durable

            Cons

            • Lower Boot Less Stable

            Best Uses

            • Advanced Skater

            Comments about Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates:

            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.

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            5.0

            Good stuff.

            By Michael in BTV

            from Burlington, VT

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                  Comments about Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates:

                  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.

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                  4.0

                  Worth every penny!

                  By Just for fun.

                  from Seacoast New Hampshire

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfort
                  • Durable
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • City
                    • Country
                    • Rough pavement
                    • Smooth pavement

                    Comments about Rollerblade RB 90 Urban Inline Skates:

                    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.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Easy to use website. Quick delivery.

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                    • 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 on 3/7/2014 by Ahmed from dubai

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                      • Staff Reviewer

                        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 on 3/11/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
                    • 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 on 8/15/2013 by MarkM228 from 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 on 8/15/2013 by Community Answer from None
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                      How is the sizing of these skates. I wear either size 12 or 12.5 shoe depending on maker?
                      Asked on 7/13/2013 by Bill from New York

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                      • Staff Reviewer

                        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 on 7/15/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
                    • Q:

                      are the skate frames available to buy for the rollerblade RB 90
                      Asked on 4/6/2013 by trblmkr from peoria,ill

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                        A:

                        Unfortunately we do not sell just the frames

                        Answered on 4/8/2013 by Keith from Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills
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