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Kodiak Forged Longboard Trucks + Bushings Kit

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Color: black
Size: 9.75 axle
$158.95
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Overview

The Kodiak longboard trucks feature forged hangers and baseplates that represent Bear's lightest, strongest construction to date. Machined steel axles ensure precise alignment to prevent unwanted wheel play, while an entirely redesigned bushing seat improves stability and response. Experience Bear's latest performance evolution with the Kodiak.

Features
Ride Style
  • Downhill
Quantity
  • Set of 2 Trucks
Hanger Style
  • Symmetrical Hanger
Baseplate Angle
  • 45°
Bushing Shape
  • Barrel/Barrel
Includes
  • Replacement Bushings in 90a Blue, 92a White with Pre-loaded 94a Black Bushings
  • 99a Shim Bushing to Accommodate Standard Bushings
  • Laser Etched Wood Box
Details
  • Forged Baseplate
  • Reverse Kingpin
  • Heat Interference Pressed Axles
  • Ultra-Aligned, Straight Pressed Axles with Secondary Lock Pin
  • Tall Bushings (19mm), Compatible with 15mm Bushings by Using Provided Shim
  • Conical Top Bushing Seat that Eliminates Dead Zone and Truck Slop
  • Unique Top Hanger Bushing Lean, Drives Hanger from Dive into Turn
  • Classic Bottom Bushing Seat with an Added Lip for Step and Double Step Bushings
Ride Style

Downhill - Dreams of dry mountain pass roads, switchbacks for days, and the rush of going into a corner at top speed all take good machining to make a reality. Downhill trucks are meant to have no slop, giving you ultimate board control. Just think, lower degree equals stability. As the angle between the base plate and hanger is reduced, stability is gained so if you have graduated beyond your neighborhood 10 second rush, start thinking about getting some trucks specifically designed to give you confidence at speed. Often stocked with a barrel/barrel bushing assembly, this is the traditional downhill setup. However, don't forget to check out different bushing options and try different durometers until you get your board dialed-in to your needs. Downhill trucks eliminate slop with details like pivot cup and bushing seating, strong kingpin materials, and precision machining. This being said, don't overthink it. Some of the best skaters have no clue about their gear, they just skate every day. So, if you are looking to fulfill your need for speed, you are in the right spot.

Hanger Style

Symmetrical Hanger - Symmetrical hangers are the standard. Sometimes it's best to go with what is tried and true. Symmetrical hangers will turn evenly as your weight is redistributed and are great for all kinds of skating.

Baseplate Angle

45° - Good for downhill use or for more stability on shorter wheel bases.

The truck angle you select will switch up how your board 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.

Non-Compatible Risers

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

Paris
Sizing Reference

Note - Every skate truck brand represents their sizing a little differently, so it's easy to get confused. Take a look at this graphic and then reference the size chart.

Details

Forged Baseplate - Forged baseplates are compression molded, making them lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant in comparison to cast or poured-mold baseplates. Forged materials have a tighter molecular structure, letting them provide a stronger ride with less material. Forging also eliminates most common manufacturing defects and imperfections.

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):181.0
Board Range (in):9.5 +
Height (mm):63.5
Weight (g):436.0
Reviews
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Overall Rating
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by John Silva in Auburn, WA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 8/20/2018
Bear Kodiak Forged Longboard Trucks - black
Awesome right of the box. Put them on my Landyachtz Switchblade... No messing with bushing duros... and the seat for the bearings? Perfect...
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