Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions:

Your question may be answered below. If not, please email us at jp@inward-scooters.com or call 214-908-4452 (9am - 6pm CST Mo-Fri, 9am-12Noon CST Sat).


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Questions about Scooter Forks:

Q. Should I pick a threaded or threadless fork?


A. The reason riders started using threadless forks was because the threads make the steerer tube wall thinner and they tended to break. Threaded forks now have thick steerer tube walls that will not break. Riders choose threadless because there is a large selection of strong and smooth headsets available. Please be aware that if you choose threadless, you need a more expensive threadless headset ($25 to over $100), plus you need a compression set ($10 to $69).

 

Q. Why would I pick zero offset?

A. With Zero Offset, your wheel is directly under the steering column. That means it is easier to do barspins and nosies.

 

Q. Do I need a starnut in my Scooter fork?

A. Only if you have a threadless fork you may need a star nut if you have SCS or HIC compression. Most aluminum forks have built in star nuts (except Lucky LS and SMX). Most steel forks may need a star nut installed. If a fork needs a star nut, it will be an option with the fork.

Q. Why do you not recommend Phoenix or Tilt forks with the District V2-i deck?

A. Phoenix and Tilt forks are designed to work with small, 3 inch SCS. They have less than 1.5 inch of steerer tube above the headset. The District V2-i deck has a longer than normal headtube. This would leave only about 1 inch of steerer tube above the headset. We think that is not enough room to clamp a SCS or HIC on and be safe.

Questions about Scooter Bars:

Q. How much do the bars weigh?

A. The weight of the bar depends on the size, design, and material the bar is made off. Weight is in the bar description and you can compare weights in the "Compare View" The weight changes if the bar is custom cut.

Q. Are your bars threaded?

A. No, aftermarket bars have no threads on the inside. All you do is clamp them on and you are fine.

 

Q. How do I determine the height of the scooter bar?

A. The best way is to take your current bar and measure from the bottom of the down tube (down where the bottom of the clamp is), straight up to the top of the crossbar where your grips are. Then decide if you would like them higher or lower, and by how much.

Q. How do I determine the width of the scooter bar?

A. A good rule of thumb is to take at least your shoulder width as the width of your handlebars. Most riders ad a few inches for more control. Keep in mind, wide bars may hit your body when you do bar spins.

 

 

Q. What is the slit in the bar?A. The slit is a vertical cut in the bottom of the bar that enables the clamp to squeeze the down tube around the fork so it stays put. The slit should be no longer than the part of the fork steerer tube that sticks above the top of the headset and no mare than 1/8" longer than the height of your clamp.

 

Q. Why do the bar end plugs of my grips not fit in (District) aluminum scooter bars?

A. Aluminum bars are made of a thicker material than steel bars. The inside diameter of the crossbar is therefore too small for regular bar end plugs. You can trim the bar end plugs down with a utility knife or buy special bar end plugs.

Q. Are (District) aluminum bars oversized?

A. No, Aluminum bars are made of a thicker material than steel bars. The outside diameter of the down tube is therefore 1 3/8" like on oversized bars, but the inside diameter is 1 1/8" like on standard size bars.

Questions about Scooter Wheels:

Q. Do 110mm scooter wheels fit on my Scooter?

A. 110mm wheels will fit on most scooters. Exceptions we know of are: Razor Ultra Pro Model, Razor Pro Model, Razor Black Label, Razor Pro X, MGP VX2 Pro and VX2 Team, Grit Flux. If you are not sure, check with the manufacturer.

Q. What is the advantage of 110mm scooter wheels?

A. Riders tell us that 110mm wheels are faster. They also last a bit longer. Keep in mind that they are also heavier.

Q. How do I put bearings in my scooter wheels?

A. Please see Wheel Bearing Installation and Removal instructions

Questions about Scooter Pegs:

Q. What Size peg axle do I need?

A. It depends on the number of pegs you want to put on each axle and the kind of fork and deck that you have. Please click here to find the correct axle size for your scooter.


Questions about Scooter Decks:

Q. What is the difference between scooter decks for conventional headsets and decks for integrated headsets?

Decks for conventional headsets are most common. They require headset cups that need to be pressed in the head tube of the deck. Conventional headsets are available for both threaded and threadless scooter forks.

More advanced decks have integrated headset cups as part of the head tube. They are easier to install and remove. Integrated headsets are strictly for threadless forks!

Q. I have a MGP scooter and I am trying to put another fork and compression on it. Which parts are compatible?

Read about compatibiity of Madd Gear MGP MFX decks here.

Questions about Scooter Compression:

Q. Which compression should I pick?

A. The compression you can use depends on the fork and the bar you have.
ICS is the lowest priced compression. It can only be used with standard size scooter bars and aluminum bars (inside diameter of 1 1/8"). The bar needs to have a slit, and a star nut needs to be installed inside the downtube of the bar. The scooter fork needs to be threadless, and can NOT have a built in starnut.
HIC compression can only be used with oversized (HIC) bars with an inside diameter of 1.25". The bar needs to have a slit. HIC can be used on any threadless fork (some forks with long steerer tube may need to be cut or require a loger shim)as long as it has a starnut.
SCS compression is most expensive and combines a clamp and compression system in one. Some SCS will only take standard size bars (outside diameter 1.25"). Others will have a shim and can also take oversized and aluminum bars (outside diameter 1 3/8"). The bar can NOT have a slit. SCS can be used on any threadless fork (some forks with long steerer tube may need to be cut) as long as it has a starnut.

 

Q. Why do you not recommend Large Proto SCS on Phoenix or Tilt scooter forks?

 

A. Phoenix and Tilt forks are designed to work with their small size 3" SCS compression or the Baby SCS from Proto. They have a shorter steerer tube that does not reach far enough into the large SCS to be effective.

 

Questions about Scooter Clamps:

Q. Are triple or quad clamps better than double clamps?

A. It depends on your scooter fork and your bar. If the fork has a steerer tube that sticks up above the top of the headset as much as the height of the clamp, a higher clamp will make sense. Just make sure the slit in your bar is about 1/8" higher than the clamp. Some quad clamps like the ENVY is designed to provide extra strength to your scooter bars above the slit. It is really only the bottom 2 bolts that do the clamping.

Questions about Scooter Headsets:

Q. What is the difference between conventional and integrated headsets?

A. Conventional headsets with cups that need to be pressed in the head tube are most common on scooters. Conventional headsets are available for both threaded and threadless scooter forks. More advanced scooters have headsets with the headset cups as part of the head tube. These headsets are easier to install. Integrated headsets are strictly for threadless forks and are almost always sealed.

Q. What is the difference between sealed and unsealed headsets?

A. Unsealed headsets have dust covers to protect the bearings inside the headset. They need to be cleaned and greased on a regular basis. All threaded headsets and some conventional threadless headsets are unsealed. Sealed headsets have enclosed bearing cartridges that do not need any maintenance. All integrated scooter headsets are sealed.

Questions about scooter wheel bearings:

Q. What does the ABEC rating mean?

A. Bearings rated under the ABEC system are typically called "precision bearings", and they are rated with a number from 1 to 9, with the higher number assigned to bearings manufactured against a higher standard of precision (high number = tighter tolerances = more expensive bearing = requires professional installation!).
Please click Scooter Wheel Bearing Installation and Removal instructions

Q. Why do I need spacers in between the scooter wheel bearings?

A. These spacers are very important! Do not leave them out. They are there to prevent the bearings from being squeezed sideways when you tighten your axle. When the bearings are pressed from the side, they will not spin as well and wear our quickly. You may also find that your axles come loose all the time. Lastly, with no spacers, you may squeeze the drop out of your deck together such that a new brake or new wheel will not fit any more later.

Questions about Shipping:

Q. How long does it take for my parts to arrive?

A. With Standard shipping packages arrive 3 to 5 business days after you placed and paid your order.

Delivery may take longer during holiday season or adverse weather conditions.

 

Q. Do you ship outside the USA?

A. We can ship outside the USA and will take orders via email. (you can send us a screen print of your shopping cart) Orders have to be a minimum of USD 300 excluding shipping cost. Payment can be done using paypal in US dollars or with a credit card.
Shipping price depends on the weight, size, and value of the order. Email us your exact order and we can provide an estimate. Typically, shipping prices range between 60 and 120 USD.
We ship with Express mail and will provide a tracking number. Shipping time is usually about a week, but sometimes shipments are held up in customs. Inward Scooters is not responsible for delays.
Some countries may charge import duties on top of the shipping cost you pay us. Please check with your local tax authority.



Other Questions:

Q. I want to buy a complete pro scooter but I want to change one of the parts. Can you do that?

A. The complete scooters come as they are. The only thing we do is custom cut the scooter bars. We gladly make you a complete custom scooter.

Q. Can you powder coat this part in a different color?

A. Inward Scooters is not a powder coating company. You can find local powder coaters in your yellow pages. They will be happy to coat any color you like.