Here at Native Skate Store we stock a wide range of skateboard trucks. There's a whole load to choose from, we stock all the top brands like Destructo, Independent, Thunder, Venture and Royal as well as specific trucks for Longboards and Cruisers. Our truck department is laid out so you can easily filter trucks by brand, size and price to find the next set of skateboard trucks to fit your skateboard deck and wheel combination. All our skateboard trucks are sold in pairs. With many different widths, heights and colours of truck to choose from we thought we'd give you a brief insight so you can make the right choice when selecting your trucks.
First thing we think you should know is the difference in truck widths. We've simplified things down for you here and by selecting the width filter on the left hand side you can select the following hanger widths 5.0" wide hangers are suitable for 7.4" - 7.875" Decks, 5.25" hangers are suitable for 7.75" - 8.25" Decks, 5.5" hangers are suitable for 8.25" and upwards decks.
Second thing you might like to consider when selecting your trucks is the height. Truck height is a combination of personal preference and wheel size. If you're riding a small wheel under 52mm then low trucks could be for you, anything bigger than 52mm will most likely lead to wheel bite (when your wheel bites your deck and sends you flying) so if you're riding a bigger wheel it's perhaps going to be better if you select a mid or a high truck. You can also adjust your truck height by placing a riser pad under your truck, check out our great selection of riser pads.
In recent years truck technology has advanced and there are now various different trucks that are lighter and stronger. These feature different materials such as titanium and magnesium or forged steel baseplates. Strengthened hollow point kingpins and hollow axles allow these trucks to be lighter, making your setup overall lighter. Some say this will make your ollie higher?
We hope you've found this skateboard truck insight useful, if you have any queries at all don't hesitate to drop us a mail or give us a call.