Stunt Scooter Forks
Previously, there were only forks with a thread on the headset (threaded) and they were all made of steel, so they were very heavy and contained only one headset and one compression, i.e. a threaded headset. Today, these forks and threaded headset are only installed on beginner's scooters. In recent years, however, a lot has changed in this area, as the one-time purchase of a fork has spread to one-piece forks (CNC). These forks are said to be threadless and can only be connected with threadless headset and compression such as ICS, SCS or HIC.
Nowadays, almost all forks are made of aluminium, even forged!
Previously, forks were made up of 2 pieces, which were either welded and glued together or both (welded and glued). As you can imagine, this was not a permanent solution for our sport because these compounds were not very stable and these forks regularly broke at their joints. For this reason, monobloc forks were developed, which promises a much longer life span. Of course, these special forks are much more expensive to buy, but it is worth it because you have practically no problems with a monobloc fork.
Steel is rarely used for forks today, but it is not unlikely that a brand developing a very good lightweight steel fork will come onto the market.
Although the weight of a fork is not very important compared to the weight of the deck, it is always useful to save weight on this element. Thanks to the use of 7075 aluminium, it is now possible to reduce the weight of a fork by up to 200 g! When choosing a fork, you should always be more interested in quality than weight! Here you can find all our forks for Freestyle Scooters!
Most forks are compatible with today's 120 mm wheels. However, it is important that you are sure or know if your fork is also compatible with 120 mm wheels. Most beginner scooters have forks with wheels up to 100 mm.
There are now many forks on the market that can accommodate 125 mm wheels.
"Offset" means the distance between the longitudinal axis of the fork and the axis of the front wheel. Generally it is 10 mm for most forks and zero for a zero offset fork.
This offset makes the steering behaviour much more pleasant. Zero offset forks have the advantage that the wheel is more under the rider and you can better control the NoseManual. The unit of measurement for offset is given in millimeters and not, as in some magazines, in degrees.
1 : fork
2 : integrated spacer
The fork spacers used to be simple washers, but the installation of the wheel posed many problems. That is why spacers are now integrated into the fork for many high quality forks. Many manufacturers make aluminum spacers integrated into their one-piece forks, but they can suffer permanent damage if they come into contact with the steel of the ball bearings. For this reason, some manufacturers are thinking of a few forks in which steel spacers have been integrated into the aluminum.
This means that the fork tube does not have a thread but is made of a smooth tube. Therefore, you will have to switch to threadless when you change to a threadless fork or a threadless headset. Nowadays, most unthreaded forks have internal threads, inserts or stars as a counterpart to the compression, such as SCS or HIC. If you have an ICS, you have to remove the insert or star nut from the fork, otherwise the ICS bolt will get in the way.
As mentioned above, all forks had a thread with which two large nuts could be screwed as a compression system. With the exception of the entry-level scooter market, these forks have almost disappeared.
The Crownrace (a welded lug to accommodate the bearings, or bearing seat) is integrated into some forks, which makes it easier to install a fork, but also has the disadvantage that the fork is no longer compatible with any headset.