September 29, 2014
What is Scooter Compression?
Scooter Compression is basically the way in which mechanicaly your bars, forks and deck are all attached together on your pro scooter. The three most popular types of pro scooter compression systems are:
What the different types of compression do:
All Compression systems are good in some ways hard in others. One of the toughest scooter maintenance questions is which scooter compression do I ride? Today we will break down each compression system and tell you about the highs and lows of each. Hopefully after reading this you will be able to decide which compression system is right for you.
Compression brake down:
ICS is hands down the lightest compression system. It’s also the weakest and toughest to use. To ride ICS you need a long ICS bolt, standard size bars, a threadless fork without a star nut, and a threadless headset. The reason why ICS is a pain is because to tighten it, you have to take off your front wheel. Also its not very strong because the only thing holding it together is one long bolt. If you're a weight freak, and you don't have a lot of money to spend, shoot for ICS.
Remember; make sure to pick the compression system that best fits your riding needs and budget. Make sure to learn how to take care of your ride and it will get you far! As always you can get all of your riding and compression needs from Lucky.
Written By: Bayley Maxcy