VEX EDR Wheels

VEX EDR Wheels

Defense may not always win championships, but being able to move does. Put some power on the floor with our large variety of wheel options available for builders.

Omni-Directional or Mecanum Wheels are great for quick, lateral movements. If you need more grip, Traction Wheels offer great pushing ability and are designed for optimal grip on soft surfaces like the foam tiles used in the VEX Robotics Competition.

Coming soon: More wheels will be modified to include 1/4" shaft drive and inserts for traditional 1/8" shaft. These respective product changes will roll out as we exhaust our current inventory, be sure to keep an eye out for the latest updates!

  • Offered in multiple sizes
  • Wheel diversity allows for numerous applications

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VEX Omni-Directional Wheels

Product Name Availability Price Qty
2.75" Omni-Directional Wheel - Double Roller (2-pack)
276-1902

In Stock

$19.99
3.25" Omni-Directional Wheel (4-Pack)
276-3526

In Stock

$39.99
4" Omni-Directional Wheel (2-pack)
276-2185

In Stock

$24.99

VEX Traction Wheels

Product Name Availability Price Qty
Wheel Kit
276-2164

In Stock

$29.99
2.75" Wheel (4-pack)
276-1496

In Stock

$9.99
3.25" Traction Wheel (4-Pack)
276-3525

In Stock

$19.99
4" Wheel (4-pack)
276-1497

In Stock

$19.99

Other Wheels and Tires

Product Name Availability Price Qty
4" Mecanum Wheel (4-pack)
276-1447

In Stock

$59.99
Description

Details

As the name suggests, an Omni-Directional Wheel can travel in more than one direction. When the axle spins, it behaves like a normal wheel. However, you’ll notice that there are rollers all around the outer circumference. These rollers allow the wheel to travel sideways as well!



Omni-Directional wheels roll forward like normal wheels, but slide sideways with almost no friction (no skidding during turns). Use these wheels to make your robot turn smoothly or build a holonomic drivetrain.




Shown above, 3.25" Omni-Directional Wheels include removable wheel inserts that allow for additional versatility. Use these wheels with either standard Drive Shafts or High Strength Shafts, in either a driven or free spinning application.


For additional information about Omni-Directional Wheels, click here.


  • Offered in multiple sizes
  • Omni-Directional Wheels roll sideways with very little friction
  • Minimize skidding during turns

Traction Wheels are designed for optimal grip on soft surfaces like the foam tiles used in the VEX Robotics Competition.


Removing the tread of the 2.75" wheel reveals a low-friction wheel that can be used for other purposes. Removing the tread of the 4" and 5" wheels reveals a ribbed plastic wheel.


Shown above, 3.25" Traction Wheels include removable wheel inserts that allow for additional versatility. Use these wheels with either standard Drive Shafts or High Strength Shafts, in either a driven or free spinning application.


For additional information about traction and friction, click here.


  • Offered in multiple sizes
  • High traction tire profile
  • Versatile wheel inserts for a variety of applications

Mecanum Wheels allow savvy robot designers to create drivetrains capable of moving in any direction using a standard chassis shape. Simply power each wheel with a different motor - by changing the directions the wheels spin, you can even make your robot move sideways!

Note: The orientation of wheels is vital when creating a Mecanum drive. Be sure that the left and right wheels are placed accordingly, and facing the right direction. See the diagram below for a correct example.


  • Allows robots to move in any direction
  • Split Roller style design
  • 14 rollers per wheel




Kit Contents
2.75" Double-Roller Omni-Directional Wheels (276-1902)
  • (2) 2.75" Double-Roller Omni-Directional Wheels

3.25" Omni-Directional Wheels (276-3526)
  • (4) 3.25" Omni-Directional Wheels
  • (8) Metal Shaft Inserts
  • (8) Plastic Shaft Inserts

4" Omni-Directional Wheels (276-2185)
  • (2) 4" Omni-Directional Wheels

2.75" Diameter Wheels (276-1496)
  • (4) 2.75" Diameter Wheels

Wheel Kit (276-2164)
3.25" Traction Wheel (276-3525)
  • (4) 3.25" Traction Wheel
  • (8) Metal Shaft Inserts
  • (8) Plastic Shaft Inserts

4" Diameter Wheels (276-1497)
  • (2) 4" Diameter Wheels

5" Diameter Wheels (276-1498)
  • (2) 5" Diameter Wheels

4" Mecanum Wheel (276-1447)
  • (2) 4" Mecanum Wheel - Left
  • (2) 4" Mecanum Wheel - Right

CAD File

Omni-Directional Wheels


Traction Wheels


Traction Tires


Mecanum Wheels


Wheel Legs

Weight

Omni-Directional Wheels

  • 2.75" Double-Roller Omni-Directional Wheels: 0.154 lbs (70 grams)
  • 3.25" Omni-Directional Wheels: 0.132 lbs (60 grams)
  • 4" Omni-Directional Wheels: 0.232 lbs (105 grams)

Traction Wheels

  • 2.75" Wheels: 0.110 lbs (50 grams)
  • 3.25" Traction Wheels: 0.110 lbs (50 grams)
  • 4" Wheels: 0.198 lbs (90 grams)

Mecanum Wheels

  • 4" Mecanum Wheels: 0.41 lbs (186 grams)


All listed weights are actual weights of one item (no packaging)

Compatibility

Omni-Directional Wheels

  • 2.75" Double-Roller and 4" Omni-Directional Wheels are compatible with 0.125" square bar drive shafts.
  • 3.25" Omni-Directional Wheels are compatible with All VEX EDR shafts. (0.25" and 0.125" square bars)

Traction Wheels

  • 2.75", 4" and 5" Traction Wheels are compatible with 0.125" square bar drive shafts.
  • 3.25" Traction Wheels are compatible with All VEX EDR shafts. (0.25" and 0.125" square bars)

Traction Tires

  • Use with 4" VEX wheels.

Mecanum Wheels

  • 4" Mecanum Wheels are compatible with 0.125"(3.2mm) square bar drive shafts.