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Buying a scooter fork

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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:

  1. Alu. 2-piece Fork (Lightweight & cheap)
  2. Alu. One-piece fork (Light but strong / made for better durability)
  3. Chromo/steel fork. (Strong & cheap, but heavy)

These 3 types can be subdivided:

  • Threaded
  • 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 possibilities 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 compression, by adjusting the TopCap)
  • Lightweight (Recommended for riders that know how to land tricks evenly on their deck & fork)

Hints:

  • 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 a HIC shim or SCS compression, depending on the specific bar you want to use.

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