Nice-Trucks 160MM Downhill Hanger

160MM Hanger – Nice-Trucks

Nice-Trucks is on the R&D grind with new 160MM hangers. Slated for release later this year, Nice-Trucks team riders have been ripping these new hangers for a few weeks and they’re reporting great results.

The prototype hangers share many of the design and construction characteristics with their wider siblings. Tasteful relief cuts reduce weight and add to the appearance. The stepped bushing seat keeps the bushing secure and the ride stable while the chamfer allows enough flex to to carve if you choose. Spherical rod bearings keep the turn nice and precise but you can also swap these out for an aluminum insert that gives you that surfy feeling. Not sure what trucks are good for you? Read our guide to the best longboard trucks. You’ll learn more about the parts of a truck, how they perform, and the best trucks for your type of riding style.

The 160MM hangers feature a 2MM rake, 1MM less than the 170MM hangers and they’re also flippable. Nice team riders report the trucks are very stable at high speeds and super grippy. They’re expecting a December 2016 release. Keep an eye here for the announcement and hit the link to check out other offerings from the shop at Nice-Trucks!

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Aera K3 & K5 Available for Preorder

K5 & K3 – Aera Trucks

The K5 is available for preorder. It’s the product of 3 years of research; A culmination of cooperation between the greatest minds in longboard engineering. A new Aera.

The precision truck market has always been a thriving one. It’s come a long way from the first precision trucks back in the 2000s and Aera is one of the best measures of innovation in the modern truck market. Aera strives to be the strongest, lightest and best precision longboard truck, and with every iteration they only get better.

What are the best longboard trucks for you? Read our ultimate guide.

Aera K5
Aera K5
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Randall Trucks - RIII

RIII – Randall Trucks

Randall Trucks announced over the weekend that they’d be releasing the completely redesigned RIII on April 1. That’s roughly two weeks from the time of this writing and since they’re already up on Randall’s website, it seems legit. Randall trucks have been around since the 1970s and have long been one of the standards. Most, if not all, longboarders have ridden or own an RII. The RIII marks an exciting redesign.

New Design Changes for Randall Trucks

The trucks feature a new baseplate with dual mounting holes on both ends for a little adjustment. They also lack the wings found on the RII baseplates, allowing the RIII to be drop-mounted on more boards. The hangers have been redesigned with stronger axles, machined bushing seats and pivot pins.

The bushing seat has also been redesigned and appears to be a lot tighter. The kingpin is now mounted nut side up. New bushings and pivot cups round out the RIII for what will surely be another killer offering from a legend in skate equipment. Grab a set at the link on release day, April 1st!

These are great trucks for downhill longboarding and engineered right here in the USA. Stay in touch for even more gear reviews.

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