TRAMPA's 12mm SKATE style HANGER BODY is made from FORGED ALUMINUM. Forging is used whenever Aluminum is required to perform to its maximum strength capability. During the forging process workers insert a 12mm STEEL AXLE into the mould. Fixing the Axle to the Hanger Body in this way gives the strongest possible connection between the two metals. To Save weight the Axle has been HOLLOWED & to gain extra strength the Axle has been HEAT TREATED. Heat Treating Steel makes it substantially stronger & more resistant to impacts. The Hanger is BEAD POLISHED to give a nice smooth surface & POWDER COATED RED for best metal protection and is given a coordinating BLACK TRAMPA LOGO to Pimp its appearance!
12mm SKATE TRUCKS are light weight. Saving weight will bring obvious benefits to freestyle Kiteboard riders aiming to go big, BUT Skate Trucks are not the strongest Trucks in the TRAMPA product range & we do not recommended they be used by large sized adult riders seeking huge freestyle moves as over time & especially after some hardcore misuse, these Hangers can get bent & ultimately become un-usable! Top riders accept that the Skate trucks are not the strongest, and are generally quite happy to purchase replacements from time to time as their price to replace and light weight-ness is un-matched by any other style of steering system. So, if your going on a big riding session or road trip to a far off location, may we suggest you carry a spare one of these to cover emergencies... There is nothing worse than getting all the way to a remote location & then a stupid mistake stops your fun...
TRAMPA's SKATE TRUCK Baseplate will only fit to TRAMPA Skate Truck Hangers. It is Embossed with the TRAMPA logo & presented in a Powder coated surface finish.
The Baseplate locks the KINGPIN in the housing space & stops it from spinning when tightened, allowing you tighten your Steering as tight as the Rubber can handle before splitting! Remember, over tightening your kingpin will eventually split the Bushing.
A Pivot cup is included with the purchase. For best performance check & if necessary replace your Pivot Cups regularly. Ensure the Bolts holding the Baseplate to the deck are tight before riding. Do not over tighten !
These little things are the STANDARD RUBBER BUSHINGS that are used in the TRAMPA Skate Trucks. When fitted they allow the metal parts to move around without rubbing against each other, supplying the necessary amount of movement that we then control with these rubbers & special dome shaped Washers which when assembled correctly creates us the steering. By changing the rubber hardness of the Skate Truck Bushing will change the characteristics & steering performance of the Deck. Rubber hardness is measured in Shore Durometer resistance, These Skate Bushings are 95a rubber hardness, which gives an ideal range of steering for most beginners to intermediate riders.
If you Screw the 3/8ths if an inch Nut down onto the Kingpin, this will squash the rubber & increase the tightness of the steering resistance. An Oversized Washer encourages the rubber bushing not to split under tension, but due to the harsh environments & tension these rubbers operate within, over time they will perish, possibly split & ultimately needing replacing. Stiffer rubbers can be purchased if you cant get tight enough with these.
This very special Marine Grade Stainless steel Nyloc HALF NUT is custom made specially to fit the TRAMPA products. Half nut means - half as the size of a regular nut, so half the size = half the weight of a normal nut. By using Half nuts on the axles reduces the over all length of the axle & kingpin therefore reducing weight in the Truck also! A few Grams here & a few grams there soon adds up to quite alot & that makes all the difference to the total Truck & consequently deck weight, specially in critical areas of the deck such as the wheels area... This very special 3/8ths of an inch Marine Grade Stainless steel Nylock Half Nut official factory measurements are W3/8ths - 24T - UNF. This Nut is used to hold the wheels onto the axles of the 9.525mm (3/8ths of Inch or otherwise referred to as 10mm) SKATE TRUCKS & also the Spring Trucks fitted with TITANIUM axles. This Nut is also used to hold the KINGPIN in position on all Skate Trucks. The Nut is fitted as standard with the world renowned NYLOC System. The Nyloc "locks the Nut onto the Bolt" eliminating vibration, keeping your nuts tighter for longer! Use a 14mm or 9/16ths of an Inch spanner to tighten the Nut onto the Axle or Kingpin, do not overtighten the nut, allow the wheel to spin freely but not rattle & do not crush your bearings. Being Marine Grade Stainless Steel this nut will not rust you! Always ensure all ur nuts are tight before you ride!
This 44mm x 12mm Aluminum Axle Spacer is made specifically to fit TRAMPA wheels onto 12mm Skate Truck Axles. This Spacer is known as the 12mm Skate Truck Axle Support Spacer.
The Spacer is produced as a long tube, its polished and then Powdercoated Black. Finally its precision CNC cut to the exact length for accurate mounting. This Spacer will fit onto 12mm Skate Truck Axles only.
This little STAINLESS STEEL Shim Spacer is precision made. It ensures maximum performance to the wheels & nuts. Made from Marine grade stainless steel it will not rust on you! It is used to hold the bearings in the perfect position & also to bridge tiny gaps on the axles, ensuring an accurate fit with NO rattles!
The Shim spacer slips onto the Axle, fitting either side of the Bearings when the wheel is being fitted onto 12mm axles.
This tiny spacer positions the wheel perfectly on the axle, holding the Bearing in the best possible place to help achieve maximum spin rate for the bearing & wheel. Its little parts like these that suffer the most amount of abuse, especially when they are used in the harsh conditions that they are. Check from time to time they are in good order & possibly replacing them every now & then this good practice will ensure your board stays in tip-top condition, always!
This very special 7/16ths of an inch Marine Grade Stainless steel Nyloc HALF NUT is custom made specially to fit the TRAMPA products. Half nut means - half as the size of a regular nut, so half the size = half the weight of a normal nut.. By using Half nuts on the axles reduces the over all length of the axle & kingpin therefore further reducing weight in the Truck! A few Grams here & a few grams there soon adds up & makes all the difference to the total Truck & consequently deck weight, specially in critical areas of the deck such as the wheels area, where a few grams makes all the difference... This very special 3/8ths of an inch Marine Grade Stainless steel Nylock Half Nut official factory measurements are W7/16 - 20T - UNF. This Nut is used to hold the wheels onto the axles of the Spring Trucks fitted with 12mm axles. The Nut is fitted as standard with the world renowned NYLOC System. The Nyloc "locks the Nut onto the Bolt" eliminating vibration, keeping your nuts tighter for longer! Use a 16mm or 5/8thths of an Inch spanner to tighten / loosen the Nut onto the Axle or Kingpin. Do not overtighten the nut & make sure the wheel can spin freely but does not rattle & do not crush your bearings. Being Marine Grade Stainless Steel this nut will not rust you! Always ensure all ur nuts are tight before you ride!
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Be it for Kiteboarding or Mountainboarding, TRAMPA's 12mm Hollow Axle Skate Trucks are perfect for all larger riders seeking a lighter weight deck! The Axle is supported by the alloy body of the hanger. Hollowing the 12mm steel axle drastically reduces weight. Heat treating the Hollow Axle replaces the lost strength from the hollowing process. The alloy body of the TRAMPA Hanger & the Embossed Baseplate are high quality Bead polished & laquered to give the best protection against the harsh elements.
The Pivot cup pushes into the pivot cup housing of the Baseplate & Black 98a Rubber Bushings sit within their housings cushioning the metal parts of the skate truck, protecting them from rubbing against each other & allowing the movement in the truck which converts to steering. These little parts get squashed & often suffering harsh environments they incur a lot of abuse & may fail, so in order to maintain max performance from your trucks you to need service/replace these parts over time.
A Steel kingpin connects the Hanger to the Baseplate. This can be upgraded to TITANIUM at a discounted price using the attributes in your purchase. The Titanium kingpin is half the weight of steel & never rusts! You can also purchase a Marine Grade Stainless steel (MGST) Bolt kit at a discounted price with your purchase, TRAMPA bolts will never rust on you! Accompanied by the 44mm axle spacer & 1mm shim washers to position the bearings in the exactly, a 3/8ths of an inch MGST Nylock Axle nut tightens perfectly on holding the wheel in the sweet spot on the axle.