Buying a scooter fork
A fork defines which wheel, headset, bar and what kind of compression system can be used. That's why it is important to choose a fork that fits your existing parts / future upgrade.
Forks are always 28mm in diameter, unless mentioned differently.
100 mm wheels fit all forks, unless mentioned differently.
110 mm wheels only fit some forks, this is mentioned in product details for the specific fork.
You can divide forks into 3 different types:
- Alu. 2-piece Fork (Lightweight & cheap)
- Alu. One-piece fork (Light but strong / made for better durability)
- Chromo / steel fork. (Strong & cheap, but heavy)
These 3 types can be subdivided:
- Threadless (Note, if you are using this you also need a threadless headset)
- Prepared for either ICS, HIC or SCS (Or another unique system) (read more about compression here)
- Length (Some are longer than others, this can limit the possibillities when choosing a compression)
- Open top (It's possible to knock down a starnut from the top to use with HIC or SCS)
- Closed top (Not possible to knock down a starnut from the top, does not work with HIC or SCS. Use ICS.)
- Incl. TopCap (Use own shim or buy a new one that fits in length, to create a compression, by adjusting the TopCap)
- Lightweight (Recommended for riders that know how to land tricks evenly on their deck & fork)
- You can mount a bar without thread on a fork with thread.
- Using HIC your fork will become wider (ca.32mm). In this case you have to use an oversized bar with an inner diameter of 32mm!
- Avoid landing on the front part of your scooter, so you don´t damage the headset, bar and fork.
- Skatepro recommends using the same brand clamp & fork, due to warranty issues.
- If you want to use a threaded fork with a bar with 32mm inner diameter you will need to use an HIC shim or SCS compression, depending on the specific bar you want to use.