The Speed Balancer (スピードバランサー,Supīdobaransā?) is a Board type Extreme Gear that appears in Sonic Riders. It focuses on high top speed and acceleration.
According to its profile, the Speed Balancer performs well on straight roads. It can be purchased at the shop for 1,500 Rings from the beginning of the game.
The Speed Balancer is a highly detailed Extreme Gear. It is shaped as a typical board with black edges that have white stripes around the mid-section. The central upper surface is white with orange flames painted on near the front and a red foot panel in the center.
Abilities and traits
As a Board-type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders, the Speed Balancer is well-balanced in its attributes with overall average statistics, an average rate of fuel-consumption and is suited for general riding.
The Speed Balancer does not have any unique abilities of its own, but it possesses very high acceleration and top speed in terms of stats, allowing it to reach high top speeds very fast on a straight path. It has, however, the worst cornering of all the Extreme Gears in the game, causing it to lose a lot of speed when it turns.
If the game data is edited to force using Standard Board, this gear becomes Shadow's standard board but with that of a regular standard speed gear but with the gear name of Type-W. The chart below shows the stats of the board.