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Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks

$48.95 - $54.95
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Size: 9.75 axle
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Overview
The Grizzly 852 Gen 5 longboard trucks from Bear have been revamped and redesigned to focus on strength, versatility and weight reduction. Improvements include a stronger heat treated axle with a revised and less restrictive bushing seat. The baseplate now features an 8-hole mounting system to accommodate both old and new-school drill patterns.

This pattern can also be used to adjust wheel bases by the inch. Strength tested and engineered for performance, the 852 Gen 5 is an improvement on an industry standard.

Features
Quantity
  • Set of 2 Trucks
Ride Style
  • Freeride
  • Carving/Cruising
Hanger Style
  • Raked Hanger (Offset)
Baseplate Angle
  • 52°
Bushing Shape
  • Barrel/Barrel
Non-Compatible Risers
  • Paris
Specialized Casting Formula
  • Completely new aluminum alloy formula, specifically mixed for this truck and not pulled from some generic melted down block.
Widened Rear Baseplate Legs
  • Added thickness to eliminate baseplate warping and help withstand heavy impacts.
Effective Bushing Seat
  • Fully-wrapped leaning system with bushing base lock-in. This allows you to get extra lean and no turning restrictions. Compatible with most bushings.
Flippable Hanger
  • The positive (standard) and negative (flipped) leverage axle placement helps you change your setup from general carving to a stable hill bombing machine in seconds.
Details
  • Reverse Kingpin
Ride Style

Freeride - You need responsive trucks with charged rebound and a large turning radius to lock in stand up slides and pre-drifts like a boss. Freeride trucks generally have a higher degree between the base plate and axle. This gives the rider a steeper slope of motion for the hanger making it easier to get in and out of a slide with control. You will often find a barrel/cone or cone/cone bushing assembly in these trucks for the same reason. The higher the quality the truck is, the less you think about it as you ride. A good truck will give you more board feel and more stability. Don't forget to look at customizing the bushings to rider weight and skate style.

Carving/Cruising - Big California style carves, epic summertime adventures around the neighborhood, and everyday shenanigans are supported with trucks flexible enough to handle a bit of everything. You'll find these trucks to have a higher truck angle because this is what controls the amount of energy required to turn your board. Bigger angles equal big carves and a quick response to your movement. Stock bushings tend to be on the softer side for cruising making these trucks great for everyday use and for beginners alike. Make sure to go with the recommended truck width for your board to give you the best match and the most fun.

Hanger Style

Raked Hanger (Offset) - Raked hangers change the way you approach a corner. With a raked hanger, you can lean a lot further into a turn without the truck responding, but once you lean in far enough you'll get a lot of turn, fast. Designed with racing in mind, raked hangers can give you added stability when making minor body weight adjustments on your board, but for the same reason the transition into a corner can be a bit jerky. Once you learn when the truck will engage into a turn, it will start to feel amazingly responsive. Because your wheels will be going straight for longer you will go faster! So if you can handle it, go for it!

Baseplate Angle

52° - Good for more effortless turning and carving, or for handling boards with longer wheel bases.

The truck angle you select will switch up how your longboard or cruiser handles. A lower angle truck will require more lean for your turn, where as a higher angle will give you more turn for your lean. Generally speaking, higher angle trucks will be more suited for turning and carving and lower angle trucks will be more stable and better suited for speed.

Bushing Shape

Barrel/Barrel - The Barrel/Barrel bushing combination is designed for speed. This setup offers stability for technical downhill, allowing the rider to dive into corners. Remember to check compatibility with your truck choice. There are tall barrels for some hangers and barrel inserts for Rogue trucks to give a smoother ride, but they all have larger cylindrical volume for added stability at speed.

Sizing Reference

Sizing Image - Every truck company seems to represent their truck sizing a little differently, so it's easy to get confused, particularly if you're new to skateboarding. To avoid any potential confusion take a look at this image and then reference the size chart.

Non-Compatible Risers

Risers from the following brands are not compatible with the baseplates of these trucks.

Paris
Details

Reverse Kingpin - Reverse kingpins offer increased stability at high speeds and generally provide more strength when compared to traditionally mounted trucks. The reverse nature of the kingpin makes the truck higher and usually heavier, giving you the best controlled turns for downhill bombing.

Specs
Size9.75 axle
Hanger (mm):181
Board Range (in):9.5 +
Height (mm):66
Weight (g):454.0
Reviews
4.9
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 13 customers

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Extremely maneuverable, yet stable.
by Eric Jimenez
Posted on 7/8/2017
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks
I picked a set of these up at my local Skate shop and I have to say they can turn quite a bit when you need to. They are so controllable that I had them completely loose and I didn't really notice how broken in they were until I shook the hanger slightly and the moved with very little resistance. I haven't tried flipping the hangers yet because I don't find it necessary for my needs. Harder bushings should help make these trucks stable for moderate downhill speeds. I would totally buy these again if I ever need to.
1 person has found this review helpful
Great for my double drop board
by Sara
Posted on 1/27/2017
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks
These trucks are perfect for my board and I. My double drop did not make turns well before I got these. The trucks are very responsive and the stock bushings are perfect for my lack of weight (115).
1 person has found this review helpful
Excellent
by Kimberly Smith in Aurora, CO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/23/2017
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks - black 181mm
My son it's great and it was an awesome price
2 people have found this review helpful
great trucks
by Ethan
Posted on 10/12/2015
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks
These trucks are awesome a lot of people complement on them really makes the deck pop out.
3 people have found this review helpful
Great trucks
by Gianluca Bullock in San Francisco, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 10/6/2015
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks - black 181mm
Super smooth, good size, good price
2 people have found this review helpful
INCREDIBLE!
by Plaid Retina in Austin, TX (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/11/2015
Bear Grizzly Gen 5 52 Degree Longboard Trucks - iridescent 181mm
I was attracted to these by the mirror like finish, and then I read the description of how refined they were and I was hooked so I juggled some bills and bought a set. Man I'm glad I did, I got the best ride and turning I've ever had. I wonder why the more expensive trucks, the Kodiak's, don't come with these same specs? Would like to see precision axle-hanger junctions but to be honest I don't have any problems with these stock Grizzleys, they are INSANELY rad!!
4 people have found this review helpful

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Asked by Agustín on 7/18/2017
The trucks deliver the corresponding hardware?
Answered by Graig A (Tactics Employee) on 7/20/2017
These do not come with hardware and they will need to be purchased separately
0 person has found this answer helpful
Asked by Eric on 4/26/2017
If I order a quantity of 1, will a set of trucks will be sent or will it be individual per quantity?
Answered by Danny M (Tactics Employee) on 4/27/2017
Trucks will come in a set with two.
0 person has found this answer helpful
Asked by Alexander on 2/13/2017
Will these trucks fit on My drop-through Deck? I currently have Parris Trucks on, that came with my deck! Does any pair of trucks fit on any deck?
Answered by Danny M (Tactics Employee) on 2/13/2017
Yes, these will work on a drop through and will be compatible with most all boards.
0 person has found this answer helpful

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