Proto Clamps | Pro Scooter Shop

Proto Scooters has played a pivotal role in the progression of freestyle scooter components over the course of the last several years, which has allowed them to innovate in ways that many other freestyle scooter brands would have never thought possible. With that being said, Proto's premium selection of clamps and compression have essentially earned their spot as some of the most groundbreaking freestyle scooter components in the entire industry. When the Proto SCS compression system initially reached the forefront of the freestyle scooter community, no one really knew how to respond, which is why you see such an overwhelmingly amount of them being ridden by some of the top professional scooter riders in the world. Anyways, Pro Scooter Shop has got you covered on any and all of your Proto clamp needs, so before you go visit those other guys, be sure to stop by Pro Scooter Shop and see if we have what you need. Proto double clamps, Baby SCS, and SCS compression system are all currently available at Pro Scooter Shop, and they all come in multiple different color options, as well. Be sure to come get yours today, while supplies still last.

Complete Scooter Review | Grit Invader with SCS | Pro Scooter Shop

Grit Scooters is one of the leading manufacturers of complete scooters in the industry today, which says a lot considering the high number of scooter companies popping up nowadays. The Grit Invader with SCS is their prized complete scooter, designed and tested by their all-star team of riders; this scooter is the highest end product that Grit currently offers on the market. It is built to withstand the abuse of practically any rider, and also comes equipped with just about everything you could ever need in a complete scooter, including:

Compression - SCS

Headset - Neco Fully Integrated Sealed

Fork - Threadless Alloy Fork

Bars (H x W) - 21.5" x 20.75" Oversized Chromo Bars

Grips - Ridged Soft Feel Grips

Clamp - Oversized Contoured Triple Clamp

Wheels - 110MM 88A PU Alloy Core, ABEC 9

Brake - Grit Flex Fender

The Grit Invader also comes equipped with SCS compression, which is one of the highlighted aspects of this complete scooter. SCS compression is slowly becoming an industry standard because of the amount of stability and durability it offers, which is crucial if you are an intermediate or pro level rider. It is also something that only Grit and a few other scooter companies are currently offering on their complete scooters, which is what separates the Grit Invader with SCS from other completes.

The deck specifications of the Grit Invader include: Deck Size: (L x W) - 4.35" x 19.75" 6061 Alloy Skeleton Down tube with 3 degrees of concave, fully integrated. The overall design of the deck, along with its specifications, makes it one of the finest decks on the market. Perfect for technical, big air, or high impact riding, with this deck design you can ride practically any terrain.

The Grit Invader is available in three different color options and can also be purchased with HIC compression as an alternative to the Invader with SCS. Overall, these are some awesome specifications for just $274.99! If you want to be cruising a premium scooter and are looking at completes, I would definitely take the Grit Invader with SCS into consideration.

February 11, 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