The Premier Formula is Bustinís newest line of wheels. Inspired by our latest boards, the Ibach, and the Robot, it was time we released a downhill wheel that could perform as well as these boards. The 90 degree hard lip combined with a 55mm contact patch on a 70mm diameter wheel makes for some of the most sticky and reliable turning ability weíve ever witnessed. The core is offset but with a larger inner lip than most of our competitorís similarly-shaped wheels, further adding to their ability to grip tight turns. The urethane is super high rebound, which makes these wheels fast.
Testing on the Premier Formula wheels has proven that not only are the wheels fast and grippy, but when forced to slide, they are consistent and reliable. They will be excellent for speed control in downhill applications or a good alternative for a more controlled slide than the Swift wheel line, which will release and slide with less effort but slow down riders less and provide a little less road feedback. Local riders are saying there is no such thing as too much speed with these wheels on the right setup. On the Premier line, control is key.
Bustin is releasing three durometers of Premier Formula wheels--the black 78a, red 80a, and neon green 82a. These duros should give downhillers and pumpers an adequate selection of wheels to choose from in nearly all applications, and the high rebound and large contact patch will also lend well to pushers and commuters who want to feel bumps on the road less and retain rolling momentum.
$48 - 70mm 78a, Black - These may be soft, but they can definitely handle a hard ride. The black Premier shines whether youíre carving less than stellar pavement or you really want to stick that super tight corner. Traction is only broken purposefully, and when it happens, these wheels will slow down the rider the most. A very solid city wheel for making split decisions and sucking up road vibration or on the technical downhill where speed control and traction make all the difference.Set It Up:
$48 - 70mm 80a, Red - The Premier Red is the happy medium. Still soft enough to feel comfortable on rough terrain but they hold their shape a little bit more than the 78a. This is most noticeable when sliding. Tons of traction on these wheels as well. The red dye was made from the freshly oxygenated blood of Silverfish haters from around the globe, hence the difference in color from the blood red Swift wheel.Set It Up:
$48 - 70mm 82a, Neon Green - On better pavement, this is the downhill wheel of choice. These will soak up less road vibration than the red or black Premier wheels, but they feel exceptionally fast and responsive when pumping or gunning it down a hill. They flex less, so more of your energy is transferred into the road when pushing out of turns, and you will get a little more distance out of your slides on these. The combined shape and duro of this wheel feel especially great for controlled sliding.Set It Up: