HIC Compression Installation | Pro Scooter Shop

Hidden internal Compression system, also known as, HIC compression, is one of the most innovative freestyle scooter components out on the market today. Revolutionizing the industry with its simplicity, HIC compression is the lightest and one of the most efficient compression systems available. Today, we at Pro Scooter Shop are going to show you how the installation process for HIC compression works, so you can install your very own HIC compression at home in just a matter of minutes.

First of all, there are 4 main components to your HIC compression system: the shim, the compression bolt, the clamp, and the bars. Your bars are going to need to have a slit cut in them, in order to clamp the bars to the shim. Drop the compression bolt into the top of the shim so that it dangles inside of the shim. Raise the fork until the fork race is positioned against the lower headset bearing. Next, push your shim onto the top of the fork and carefully thread your compression bolt into the threads on your fork. The tightness of the compression bolt on the shim will determine the resistance of your headset.

If your headset feels too loose, simply remove your bars and tighten your compression bolt. Similarly, if your headset feels too tight, remove your bars and loosen your compression bolt. When putting your HIC clamp onto your bars, make sure that the slit in your clamp is aligned with the slit in your bars. If you are having issues installing your HIC clamp onto your bars, you can refer to Pro Scooter Shop’s Clamp stretching blog article to help you install your clamp onto your bars. The final step of the HIC compression installation is to simply slide your bars (with the clamp on them) over your shim, tighten down the clamp bolts, and you’re ready to roll!

March 20, 2015 by Blake B

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