Wheels of tab
Manufacturer Duncan
Release date Mid- or Late 1970s
Shape Butterfly
Color Various
Weight 63.7 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 57.13mm
Width: 36.94mm
Material Plastic
Bearing size Fixed metal axle
Response system Starburst

The Wheels is a Butterfly-shaped plastic yo-yo with a fixed metal axle, produced by Duncan. As the name implies, the yo-yo is themed after automobile wheels, and came with different side cap designs. For a fixed axle yo-yo, it spun for a reasonable amount of time, due to the axle being precision-coated with Reslon, not unlike the more obscure World Class.

The Wheels, particularly the older versions, was also popular for modding, especially with a mod in which the yo-yo is equipped with a metal ball bearing. This was also said to have inspired the legendary Freehand. There also existed a fan-made aluminum version of the Wheels in the 1990s, and it was a highly sought-after item due to its exceptional performance. The yo-yo was originally made of polycarbonate, and the current versions are made of ABS.


Wheels (2016)
Manufacturer Duncan
Release date Summer 2016
Shape Butterfly
Color Black with Gray Caps
Black with Red Caps
Black with Blue Caps
Weight 49.6 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 55.93mm
Width: 36.68mm
Material Plastic
Bearing size Plastic transaxle sleeve
Response system Starburst
In 2016, Duncan released a new, redesigned version of the Wheels yo-yo. Compared to the older versions, it has a more modern touch. Instead of a Reslon-coated fixed axle, it features a plastic transaxle sleeve as large as a C-bearing. It also boasts a take-apart design, and a pair of bearing seats, so that the user could swap in a C-bearing for even longer spinning. Like the original, however, the side caps come in different designs and colors.