Tunnel wheels in motion
For years, skateboarders have known that Tunnel wheels are legendary. Tunnel made wheels for pools, parks, street and even downhill for the famous
Signal Hill downhill races. The good news is that once again Tunnel is making wheels, and once again the Tunnel wheels really rock!
In current producion, there are Rocks, Tarantulas, and Tarantula STR Racing Wheels.
Tunnel Rocks Wheels
From the Bombora Ipe in Norcal to the Dog Bowl in Santa Monica, every skater worth anything rode, or at least dreamed of riding, Tunnel Rocks. Designed by Mitch Haake, the side-set Rock wheels were made to fit the wider decks as they slowly expanded from the narrow decks of the mid ‘70s. The result – a fast, smooth wheel known for vert, parks, pools and street. Team Tunnel even rode the versatile wheel over 50 miles per hour at the Signal Hill Speed Run in Southern California.
The new 63mm Tunnel Rocks, based on the original Tunnel Rock, but with higher quality urethane and a modern core, are available everywhere! With “Old School” embossed lettering and hot colors, the Tunnel Rocks will definitely turn heads. Poured in California.
(The higher the number, the harder the wheel.)
The 95A Blue Tunnel Rocks are just the thing for parks, pools and pipes. Not only do they look great, they are fast as hell!
The 90A Red Tunnel Rocks were made in the same hardness as the original. By skating these Rocks, you can learn for yourself what made the Tunnel name famous among skaters like Waldo, Gregg Ayres, Doug Schneider and the Dogtown crew.
The 82A Amber Tunnel Rocks have that Old School look of raw urethane. A great all-around hardness, put a set on your cruiser and skate back to 1977.
The 78A Clear Red Tunnel Rocks are the perfect wheel for cruising streets in style. Great for turning and grip, these wheels, with Tunnel chemistry and Tunnel engineering, won't let you down.
The 77A Black Tunnel Rocks ride as good as they look. Amazing grip without sacrificing speed.
The 75A Clear Blue Tunnel Rocks are the softest of the Tunnel Rocks. They combine great color with an amazing grip. With these softies you can conquer cracks and rough roads.
Rock - 90A Red Rock - 95A Blue
Rocks - 82A Amber Rocks - 78A Red
Rocks - 75A Blue Rocks - 77A Black
Tunnel Tarantula Wheels
Tunnel Products is proud to announce the Tarantula, a 70 mm wheel designed for longboarding that was over a year in the making. The design process brought together the top skateboard engineers, riders, and those of us at Tunnel.
Our new Tarantula Wheels are poured in Huntington Beach, California of extremely high quality urethane and have the rebound and grip that skateboarders crave. An off-set bearing placement with a core results in quick turning and the Tarantula Wheel features the Tunnel specialty, an outside “Tunnel” lip that grips the road like no other design. With a height of 70 mm and a width of 52 mm, it’s a great size for conquering any hill.
With awesome sticker design and wheel lettering by ace rock poster artist Jason Cooper, the Tarantula wheels come in four color/hardness combinations…
The 84A Orange Tunnel Tarantulas are hard and fast. For smooth surfaces, they're just the thing!
The 82A Amber Tunnel Tarantulas is discontinued. There are still a few available. Instead there is now available the 80A Solid Red Tunnel Tarantula. These are firm, but grip like crazy. A nice wheel for longboarders who want a responsive wheel.
The 78A Clear Red Tunnel Tarantulas are a perfect, all-around longboard wheel. Grippy. Fast. And a beautiful old school red!
The 77A Black Tunnel Tarantulas are soft and smooth, and give you an amazing ride.
The 75A Clear Blue Tunnel Tarantulas offer maximum grip. But unlike other soft longboard wheels, the clear blue Tarantulas are plenty fast!
Tarantula - 84A Orange Tarantula - 82A Translucent Amber
Tarantula - 78A Translucent Red Tarantula - 77A Translucent Black
Tarantula - 80A Solid Red Tarantula - 75A Translucent Blue
Tunnel “STR” Racing Tarantula Wheels
Due to demand for a racing version of our Tarantula 70mm wheel, Tunnel offers a Tarantula with an extremely high-rebound racing urethane that maximizes speed and grip.
The “STR” – Speed Through Research - urethane formula optimizes the performance of the off-set, 70 mm wheels. In other words, these wheels are fast!
Tunnel and AEND Industries created the new urethane, and Longboard Larry and his racers as well as Canada’s Lee Cation did testing and added input.
The Racing Tarantulas are poured in 76A (yellow and green swirl) or 78A (red and yellow swirl) STR racing urethane. The 78A red and black swirl is discontinued, but there are still a few available. Look for more color combos in the near future.
The STR wheels are now available with or without racing cut (round lip).
Tarantula 78A - STR Racing
Tarantula 76A - STR Racing
New Funnel Wheel 77mm
The Tunnel Funnels are poured in Huntington Beach, California of high rebound Tunnel urethane and are a perfect combination of speed and grip. The Funnels feature an off-set bearing placement with a core. 77mm high and 52mm wide. The Tunnel Funnel wheels come in two color/hardness combination
- 75A Translucent Blue
- 78A Translucent Red
We also pour the Funnel with our STR or “Speed Through Research” racing urethane in the following hardness
- 76A STR Yellow/Green Swirl
More colors/hardnesses to be released in the near future.
An old Tunnel ad says it best:
“Once you’ve ridden a Tunnel Wheel, you won’t ride any other!”