The Bont G3 is equipped with a white 70mm core with 8 concave spokes. The spokes are slightly hollowed in the center to ease flexion and bring a little more flexibility. This kind of setup improves the grip in corners and on the tracks : A larger area of polyurethane remains in contact with the ground..
The on-white core is quite generous, the G3 has a lot of polyurethane, this increases the comfort and inertia at the expense of rigidity. The silkscreen print is fairly simple with some lines of decoration, it also displays the main characteristics of the wheel: diameter, hardness...
Anecdotally, Bont kept the structure of the G3 on the new Bont G4.
With a weight of 148 grams, the Bont G3 are positioned in the high average (compared with the other wheels available on the market).
When you drop a wheel from a certain height, it bounces back quickly at a right height. It means that the wheel renders the energy well, good point!
The insertion of the bearings is easy. They go without forcing and tight fit. Perfect.
Grip: quite good indeed!
After skating for several months with MPC Road War black, we felt a real gain of grip using the Bont G3. The polyurethane used on the G3 is more soft: The G3 is given to 84A hardness halfway between fitness and speed-skating hardness. Henceforth, most of speed/race wheels are flirting with a 86A hardness.
In urban use, the G3 gives confidence when you push on the ground, it grips well on smooth surfaces such as marble. The G3 loses a little grip on the dusty surfaces, like many wheels. On the humidity, the grip is still correct.
ESS Conclusion: Good outdoor practice wheel, good for bumpy surfaces. Can't beat the price.
BONT GENERATION 3 WHEEL
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