Friday, 16 November 2012 | Stunt Scooters
Forks come in either fixed (un-threaded) or threaded. The forks, headsets and compression system all work together.
Threaded Forksare a bit like screws, the top part screws into the headset and are used with threaded headsets. The compression used on threaded forks is a locknut. Most threaded forks are made out of Alloy or Steel. When you undo the clamp on the scooter you will need to unscrew the bars.
These types of forks tend to be used more on beginner type scooters and are easy to use and maintain. You could use a threadless compression system on threaded forks but quality of materials used in your scooter forks will come into play here. If there not strong enough the starnut used in compression systems won’t grip into your fork tube. Most threaded forks also only take a wheels size of 100mm.
Un-threaded forksare used when you want use a compression system. Usually either SCS (Standard compression system), HIC (Hidden internal compression system, which requires over sized bars) or ICS (Inverted compression system). They accommodate threadless headsets and are thought to be stronger than threaded. Normally made of Alloy or Steel. Once you loosen your clamp the bars pull out and the compression system is inside. You can also use 110mm wheel size with most threadless forks. The benifits of threadless forks is their made chunkier for strength and the use of compression systems. Pro freestyle riders will usually go for these types of forks on a scooter.
If you are replacing your scooter forks it’s worth investing in decent replacements.
For more information on Scooter Compression Systems Click Here.