Purchasing A New Fork: The Ins and Outs | Pro Scooter Shop
Investing in a new fork for your scooter is a big decision, just like buying any other scooter part; you have to do your research! There are a wide variety of scooter forks out on the market and they all have different pros and cons to them. The goal is to establish what type of fork it is that you are looking for, whether it be a super strong, super sleek, or an extremely lightweight fork. You can’t find what you want if you don’t know what you are looking for.
Scooter forks come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, and weights. It ultimately comes down to you and what your personal preference is. What we at Pro Scooter Shop recommend is finding a balance between the style of scooter fork that you are looking for and the weight that you want. Most stronger forks are more durable and reliable out in the field, which is a huge positive, but they typically have more weight to them, which is the downside. The key is establishing a happy medium. A light, strong fork should always be your end goal!
The shape and style of fork that you prefer is imperative because your riding depends on it. Your scooter fork can have a huge impact on the overall feeling of your scooter so if you prefer sleeker, smaller fork designs rather than bulkier, thicker fork designs or vice versa than you have to keep that in mind. Brands such as Tilt, Lucky, Fasen, Crisp, Ethic and Urban Artt all offer some of the best fork designs on the market. The industry standard for fork designs is becoming sleeker and slimmer, but there are thicker, bulkier forks that are still offered.
Once you have established what style of fork it is that you are looking for, as well as how heavy-duty you want your fork to be then your next step is to establish what your price range is. Scooter forks typically run from $70-$100 dollars, based on the brand and type of fork you are interested in. However, just because one fork is more expensive than the other, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Figure out how much money you are willing and able to spend and that will help narrow you’re your options significantly.
One final thing that we recommend before you just go out and buy a fork is that you talk to fellow scooter riders that you know and see what their opinions are on all of the different forks and brands. Getting information from your peers can be a huge help. Hopefully this article will help you in deciding what your next big fork purchase will be and feel free to share it with your friends if they are in a similar dilemma!