K2 - ILQ 9 Classic Plus Bearings used in high end models where standard ABEC bearings are not enough. K2 - ILQ 9 Classic Plus Bearings means less friction inside the bearing thanks to fewer balls (made of the highest quality chrome steel) and a special silicone gel to reduce friction and increase speed. This is a guarantee of very good rolling of the wheels without unnecessary resistance. They are more effective and much more durable.
45 years ago, K2 was born as America's ski company on Vashon Island in Washington State's Puget Sound. Renamed in 2003 as K2 Sports, the company today is an international portfolio of 16 world renowned brands and over 40 consumer product categories. Our brands and businesses are world renowned as leaders in design, production, and sales and marketing. Driven by innovation and a passion for the sports enthusiast looking for unique and authentic lifestyle experiences, we market snowboard, snowshoe, bike, in-line skate, alpine, telemark/Nordic ski equipment, apparel and accessories. K2 Sports is what happens when fun meets science and technology.