This bearing is already a cut above the competition before you get it out of the box. Modus Blues are manufactured according to Swiss method, measure and materials. They are not dependent on an Abec rating and are designed with increased efficiency in mind to produce a smoother and faster accelerating bearing giving you the benefit of keeping your speed in the most critical of situations. This is an advantage you cannot afford to be without. So when you're looking at stepping up a level, you're already there.