Don’t know where to start?
Whether you're looking for a complete scooter or building a custom, we know it can get pretty confusing. Our detailed guide will help you make the right decisions.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
If you're new to scootering, we recommend starting out with a complete scooter. They are affordable and can be modified with parts as you progress, develop your riding style and fine tune your preferences. All of our completes are integrated (except for our junior scooters), which means they are compatible with parts.
Park scooters are usually favoured by younger riders because they are small and light, which makes them perfect for jump / air tricks.
Street scooters are wider and heavier, better suited for rail slides & grinds.
Junior scooters are ideal for kids aged 10 and under.
The more expensive a complete, the higher quality it’s components which in turn increases performance and durability.
CUSTOM SCOOTER BUILD
Looking to modify your complete or build a custom scooter? This section has you covered. Follow along to make sure the parts you buy are compatible.
STEP 1 // CHOOSE A DECK
A deck is arguably the most important component of your setup as it will heavily influence your scooter’s performance.
They are compatible with all compression systems and generally fit all other parts.
Make sure you carefully read the product description for occasional exceptions such as wheel size limitations.
Decks need to be covered with griptape, which is usually purchased separately, although some decks do include it. Once again, refer to product description.
There are two types of decks: Park and Street.
Park decks are smaller, lighter and ideal for jump / air tricks while street decks are wider, heavier, stronger and better suited for grind / rail tricks.
Park vs Street really comes down to personal preference, but younger riders usually prefer the smaller and lighter park decks.
STEP 2 // CHOOSE YOUR WHEELS
Wheels come in various sizes (diameters & widths).
Standard wheel widths are 24mm, 28mm (rare) & 30mm. Wider wheels will be more stable but also heavier. The most common wheel width in scootering is 24mm.
Wheel diameters range from 100mm to 125mm, although 110mm and 120mm are the most common. Larger wheels are a bit faster, more forgiving but slightly heavier.
12STD (12 Standard) is a special type of wheel that has a bigger bearing. It requires 12mm axles instead of the usual 8mm. Advanced riders may prefer 12std wheels as they are faster and stronger. On the downside, they are heavier and not compatible with as many parts. Not all decks and forks will fit 12std wheels so read descriptions carefully!
Lastly, wheels are made out of urethane which will vary in durometer. A softer wheel will be grippier and smoother at the expensive of durability. Harder wheels will be slipperier and more resistant to impacts, which is why we recommend them to park riders.
All of our wheels are sold as pairs and come with bearings pre-installed.
We know this is a lot of information and choosing the right wheel may seem confusing. Know that we only carry quality wheels and that these differences are only subtle to beginner and even intermediate riders. When in doubt, we recommend choosing 24x110mm wheels.
*A NOTE ON COMPRESSION SYSTEMS
The compression system is determined by your choice of fork.
It is key to your custom setup as it will influence the compatibility with the next parts (bars and clamps)
There are 4 different compression systems on the market.
IHC: Lighter and generally used with 2 bolt clamps. Preferred by park riders. Standard size.
HIC: Same as IHC but oversized.
SCS: Heavier yet more durable as it requires a 4 bolt clamp. Recommended for the street riders.
ICS: Rarely used. Not recommended as part compatibility is limited.
STEP 3 // CHOOSE YOUR FORK
Once you have settled on a compression system, browse our selection of forks using filters.
Contrarily to IHC forks, HIC forks do not typically include the necessary shim, top cap and bolt. You will need to purchase a same-brand or compatible HIC kit separately.
Note that most SCS forks are also HIC compatible.
Make sure the fork you choose is compatible with your wheel size (both diameter and width). Refer to product description for details.
STEP 4 // CHOOSE YOUR BARS
Bars either come in T or Y shape. Bar shape really is a matter of personal preference, although T-Bars may appeal more to street riders.
Bar height is also important. Rule of thumb is that bars should usually sit around the rider's waist. Park riders may prefer shorter bars for maneuverability and street riders may prefer taller bars for stability.
If you want us to cut your bars (height and/or width), make sure to also purchase the appropriate bar cutting service.
Bars come in Standard or Oversized diameter. Once again, a matter of personal preference.
SCS compatible bars may be standard or oversized.
IHC compatible bars are always standard sized.
HIC compatible bars are always oversized.
Aluminum bars are the exception as they have a standard inner diameter and an oversized outer diameter.
To keep things simple, choose your bar according to your setup’s compression system, determined by your choice of fork.
With that said, most bars and forks can fit by using the appropriate adaptor or by removing / adding a slit.
All standard sized SCS compatible bars can also be used with IHC forks by adding a slit.
All oversized SCS compatible bars can also be used with HIC by adding a slit, with the exception of aluminum bars.
All oversized SCS compatible bars can also be used with IHC by adding a slit and purchasing a separate IHC to HIC conversion kit (the kit is not required for aluminum bars).
All HIC compatible bars can also be used with IHC by purchasing a separate IHC to HIC conversion kit.
All HIC / IHC compatible bars can fit SCS forks, providing the bottom slit is cut off by purchasing a SCS bar adapter (standard for IHC or oversized for HIC)
IHC compatible bars will never fit HIC.
If you need us to remove or add a slit to your bars, please purchase the appropriate bar cutting service.
Rest assured that we always double check orders to make sure your parts are compatible before shipping.
STEP 5 // CHOOSE YOUR CLAMP
Choose your clamp according to your compression system, as determined by your choice of fork.
You may need to add or remove the included shim to fit your bar, depending on your bar diameter (standard or oversized).
If the rare case of an ICS setup:
Choose an IHC clamp if your bar diameter is standard.
Choose an HIC clamp if your bar diameter is oversized.
Choose an HIC clamp if you bar is aluminum.
STEP 6 // CHOOSE YOUR HEADSET
Headsets are compatible with all integrated setups. Appearance is usually the deciding factor.
STEP 7 // CHOOSE YOUR GRIPS
Grips are compatible with all bars. Some grips also include bar ends that will fit aluminum bars, refer to the product description.
FINAL STEP // CHOOSE YOUR GRIPTAPE
Make sure you choose a griptape that is longer and wider than your deck.
Griptape is occasionally included with your deck, refer to product description.