View Full Version : Ricta Naturals Review

11-24-2010, 09:39 PM
Today I am going to be reviewing my set of 53 mm Ricta white naturals. They’re about $25-$27 which in my opinion is a little steep for wheels but we’ll get to that later. The ones I skated were 53 mm and 98a durometer.

Putting bearings in these wheels is a *****, they’re not a really hard wheel but unless you’re using brand new bearings that have a little bit of oil still on them from the factory you’re going to have a hard time putting bearings in these things.

After setting them up I went out and skated them a little to break them in and they felt nice, like most wheels that come with little ridges they were way too grippy at first so I did a few reverts and 360 powerslides to smooth them down and break them in.

Once they were broken in they felt great, they were really fast on smooth surfaces and didn’t feel plasticy. I didn’t get any major flatspots with them and they didn’t cone too fast. They didn’t feel as good as I had hoped they would on rougher surfaces but they were by no means bad on asphalt or rougher cement.

My final thoughts on these wheels is that if they only cost a few dollars less they’d be amazing but at the upper end of 25$ they’re just to expensive for the performance you get with them. I eventually did flatspot one and taking bearings OUT was even harder than putting them in. if you can find them on sale for 20$ jump on them but don’t go out of your way to buy them at full price.

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Skater Austin
11-24-2010, 10:58 PM
nice review

11-25-2010, 09:19 AM
great review.
i have these wheels in red.

04-15-2011, 05:37 PM
since now i have skated 3 sets of the same wheels, they feel pretty good and grippy, i live in Estonia and they costs something about 30$ wich is pretty low price for wheels in this country

04-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Well, they're cheaper than my Ricta Appleyards.

04-16-2011, 03:02 PM
good review. i love my naturals. so nice

07-17-2011, 04:54 PM
cool i think these wheels are more suitable for people who have been skating for 1 year or more judging by your review cause they seem like **** in the begining

one deep
07-28-2011, 10:59 PM
I've had the same pair of ricta naturals for like 5 years, so believe me, they last.

High and Mighty
09-20-2011, 05:03 PM
flatspot? oh please.

09-21-2011, 10:33 AM
i actually have a pair of these on order so good to know i made the right choice on these..

09-21-2011, 07:59 PM
I guess i'm going to have to get me a set of them Ricta Naturals, they sound awesome <3

09-22-2011, 09:48 AM
My autobahn's were like $32 i think, so $25 doesn't sound TOO bad.

09-27-2011, 04:27 AM
Nice review will look to see if they have these wheels at my shop

09-27-2011, 04:49 AM
so i finally got these and you weren't wrong about getting bearings in they were all a little hard but one is stuffed the bearings seem to be in fully i have put all my weight down on them to force them in, but the wheel spins all crooked and isn't right it must be a defective wheel cause none of the others have this problem..

currently trying to sort out a replacement return on them..

09-27-2011, 10:05 AM
rictas are so smooth, gotta love them :)

09-27-2011, 10:11 AM
my friend has these on his deck, but i think theyre too big for his setup, and a bit too soft for me