How To Install SCS Compression System | Pro Scooter Shop

With all of the advancements in scooter technology in the last several years, people have been discovering newer and better ways to dial in their pro scooter set-ups. One of the more recent technological advancements has been the invention of the very innovative SCS compression system. SCS, as it is referred to, stands for standard compression system and its purpose is to supply a stable, direct connection between your fork and your bars, while simultaneously keeping your headset tightened and tuned to your specific preference. We, at Pro Scooter Shop, highly recommend SCS as a simple, reliable way to keep your scooter fine-tuned while out in the field. However, first of all, you must know how to install an SCS compression system!

Traditionally, an SCS system consists of the clamp, an optional shim if needed, the compression cap, the compression bolt, and 4 clamp bolts. The first step is to insert the compression cap into the top half of the clamp so that it rests on the ledge inside the lower part of the clamp. If you are using oversized bars than you don’t need the optional shim, but if you are using standard diameter bars than you will need the shim. When you insert the shim, make sure that the slit in the shim is aligned with the slit in the clamp. Also, be sure to test fit your bars into the clamp before you install them on the fork.

Next, you want to insert your compression bolt into your compression cap and drop that entire assembly down into the compression cap inside the clamp. You can then slide your entire clamp onto your fork so that your compression bolt seats into the threads of your star nut or fork. Carefully thread your compression bolt into your fork and tune your headset tightness to your personal preference. From there, you can slide your bars into your SCS clamp, making sure that your bars are aligned with your front wheel, and then you tighten down your SCS clamp bolts and your ready to roll!

Hopefully this can be of some service to you as you are learning to install your SCS compression system. For further instruction, seek out assistance from YouTube videos, scooter riders at your local skate park, YouTube, or come on into Pro Scooter Shop if you live in our area!

January 27, 2015 by Blake B
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