Top 10 Skateboard Truck Brands

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Here's a list of the best skateboard truck brands. Trucks can be expensive, and picking out the right set of skate trucks can seem tough. But, if you get a pair of trucks off of this list, you should be good. There are other brands that are good quality too, but each of these brands has something that helps it to really stand out.

The Top Ten

1 Independent Trucks

Why Independent is in the second place?
Why Tensor is in the first place?
Tensor comes with bad bushings, Independent trucks comes with nice bushings so you don't have to buy another bushings.
Independent trucks are more famous, people use them more than Tensor.
More pros are in the Independent team, and Tensor? Just Rodney Mullen.
Tensor is a nice skateboard truck, but we can't lie: Independent is better.

I've rode every truck because I personally believe they affect your tricks more then the board. Now 10 years ago it was Venture. 5 years ago it was Thunder and I mean everyone rode thunder. I think that made Indy step it up because now they are the best again. Just look in the mags and videos everyone regardless of sponsor is riding Indy stage 11. Light, responsive, great stability which I feel is the most important. When your flipping a stair set or grinding a rail you want that stability to stomp your tricks and indy has that. Only true skaters ride Indy. Like their motto says " F the rest ride the best".

Independent- You need them to be a real skater. They react and respond quickly. They make your grinds smooth so you can do them perfectly every time. They have extremely nice bushings so you never have to replace them. I've been skating for over 20 years, and I can do hundreds of tricks. The thing is, I can only do them with these trucks. When I skate with other trucks, I can't do all the things I can do with my regular board that has these trucks. By far the best trucks EVER.

The Original, the best!

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2 Thunder Trucks

They are the best truck I've ever skated they are just THE BEST. Also they are super light and the best pros out there, (except for ryan and chaz) all ride them. That should say enough right there GO THUNDER.

Best trucks because Chris Cole, Billy Mark, Tom Asta, Mikey Taylor, and Mark Appleyard has them

I love thunder trucks I've skated Orion, independent, and venture but thunders are definitely the best. I skate thunder lows and they are beast! The thunder bushings are awesome too and the trucks are so light. They feel great to grind with (better than indies and Orion's). They also last forever like they never wear out and overall I honestly think that thunders are the best trucks.

Thunder is the best

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3 Venture

Good graphics, great team, works good for grinding and smooth rides. I love ventures! There the best! Venture all the way!

Had my ventures for four years. Love them, I wish I had got mids but love the light weight and nothing to complain about.

Smooth grinds, lightweight, and have great design and color. Enough said. VENTURE for the win!

Best

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4 Tensor Trucks

My Tensor magnesiums have been great for many years now. I did once break a pair after riding it for about 3 or 4 years and Tensor replaced them with a new pair for free. They do come with a lifetime warranty against breakage and they honour that. That alone is a good reason to ride them. Plus they are nice and light and grind well. Only problem I have is now after riding the new pair for about 4 years the front truck keeps slipping slightly in its bushing. I have to twist it to the right often after doing tricks and you can feel it click slightly. If I dot my board curves to the left. however the baseplate doesn't move so it is the truck in its bushing. other than that they have been awesome and I have had no problem with lack of strength. As I said the pair that did eventually break were replaced for free. Might consider trying some Thunders next but it's a tough choice as my tensor mags have served me well.

As a guy in his late 30's who's skated hard since the late 80's, I've seen trucks brands and models come and go. Back then, I was an Indy devotee - and simply put, everything that Indy's do well, Tensors one-up, particularly in Magnesium. Well worth the extra few bucks.
The combination of stability and turnability is a delightful paradox that seems to defy physics, and the grinding capability on even raw cement is equally impressive. And now they come in many different axle widths right to 8.5" - awesome.
Their extreme light weight is a bonus.

These are great, and made by the master Mullen! A lot of people say they break easy, and I can't test that very well, (I'm a bag of bones, pretty much) but, my friend weighs like 200 pounds, and there magnesium, and work well for him. So, don't be shy of these heavenly trucks! But beware, if you don't like at least moderately loose, these probably will be annoying, but otherwise, these have and do everything just nice!

The BEST truck. So light. I skated krux and thought they were great then I got tensor. The best truck for me is just a small, low, and light truck. I'mma stick to these for a while... my cousin also skates and he got me a pair of thunder hollow lights for my b day. I'll try them after my current tensors are all used up but I thibk I just might be in love with tensors. They seem to grind longer then my old krux but it just might be in my head

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5 Silver Trucks

silver trucks are the best trucks for skating. there so light and strong and also very low and are perfect for grinding good graphics too

Silver should be in first they're nice and light independents aren't good for me they're heavy and again silver should be first they have a great team independent only has one good person geoff rowley and I don't know why Ryan sheckler stopped skating silvers again. SILVERS ARE THE BEST SKATEBOARDING TRUCKS INDEPENDENTS SHOULD BE SIXTH AND SILVERS SHOULD BE FIRST Ryan sheckler should skate silver trucks again

they look so awesome and they are nice and light. they don't break like destructo and they have an awesome team of biebel, nyjah huston, paul rodriguez and danny cerezini

Silver trucks is so far the best trucks I ever skated. I just love how they turn and they lasted me for a long time. Silver trucks are very light and durable. If you are thinking about getting Silver trucks, I would recommend the Silver M-Class Hollows because they turn well, they are durable and they are super light! Go for Silver Trucks!

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6 Royal

Best trucks I've ever rode! Ultra light and easy to ride I love them and they are tight.

Soft when popping hard tricks and large sets so I would recommend them to any skater.

I've been riding Royal trucks for years now. I have to say, they're great trucks. They're strong, light, turn well and are very durable. I personally think they deserve more recognition. For me, they're well worth buying for the price they are sold at.

I've had my royals for 2 years feel good when grinding and they haven't broken yet. They are the best trucks every made to this day I will never bye another pare of trucks I tried venture and they sucked waste of my money

Bought 3 pairs of em sick trucks and a classy design

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7 Theeve Trucks

The reason these idiots have placed them so low is because all they ride are indys and thunders and they don't want to try anything new. Get the Theeve TiH Titanium Mid Trucks and you will be amazed because they will literally last a hardcore skater 10 years. It's been tested. These people need to stop just going by what they ride by themselves. I've skated all these brands and Theeves are by far the best.

HOW ARE THEEVE #9? Theeve are by far the best trucks I have ever had, they ride perfect, they curve nice, and they are so durable. I'v had the same set of Theeve Ti-King trucks since they came out and they still ride like they're brand new. I had a set of Tensor Magnesium Response Mids and after a month or so of skating I bent the kingpin and you can't even replace that.

Theeve are the best! Last for ages loads of grind space between the kingpin and hanger, I used to skate ledge loads and my Ti Kings are lasting me just fine. Theeve is all I need

Buy Theeve tiax

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8 Krux Trucks

I've been skating for 20 years and tried many brands before Krux. After my first pair of Krux, I never wanted another brand again. They're light, strong and hands down the best bushings you'll find. Brand new Krux skate like they're already broken in. Turns great. I literally have no complaints. I've been riding Krux now for a solid 12 years. I branched out and tried Silvers once after falling in love with Krux but after a few months I went back to Krux because of how horrible Silver's bushings were. Independents are heavy and the king pin is too close to the hanger. Same king pin issue with many brands but not Krux!

Stop and read this. Krux trucks are literally the greatest trucks in skateboarding. I skated thunders for 2 years and finally got a pair of krux. Comparing them both grinding... krux blew the thunders away. The krux would grind like a perfect waxed ledge and the thunders would stick. They have broken in bushings which takes the hassle out of breaking in trucks. And they are the lightest trucks out there. And the whole can be used as a bottle opener

I haven't been skating krux for long dude but they are some of the best trucks out there for sure. When I grind it is so smooth and I hardly even need wax. The bushings on the trucks are so good and I skate loose and haven't had a problem with that yet. They are so light and come in such a great range of colours. STAY HIGH

I got a pair for Xmas and they are amazing they should definitely be in first place!

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9 Destructo Trucks

I ride independent for a long time, but when I switched to Destructo was surprised in a good way, never stuck on king-pin when grinding, never, they are lite and durable. I don't know why people doesn't like them. Smooth grinds, lite trucks, life-time warranty. May be because, they switched the production in china, I don't know, My trucks are original and made in USA. The base plate of new trucks made in china is different, no more made in USA, my trucks has the signature made in USA. May be is this the reason, china production. But I don't get-it a loot of skateboard decks switch to china production, ZERO are made in China and Designed in California, this is written on the ZERO board now. This is bad, why for me it's only owners greedy.

Right now I ride the same destructos I have had for 12 years. I have had other trucks come and go like thunders, indys, and grind kings. But my destructos have always held strong, been light, and are great for grinding.

Destructo trucks get outshined by trucks like independent or thunder, really they are super good. Turning is great, grinding is smooth, durability is amazing even if they break they send you a free pair. However the Trucks have extremely hard bushings so u should replace them with bones bushings or I replaced them with independent bushings and they worked just fine

They don't turn

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10 Grindking Trucks

Grind kings are the best and lightest trucks, I've skated indys, thunder and even ventures but none compare to my Grind kings, so light with an unbreakable kingpin. I also recommend theeves and thunders.

They work for me so I got to say they are the best and I've tried the top 9 others but these are the ones

I've had my grind King trucks Since 1994 and they still work great.

Very light

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The Contenders

11 Iron

Iron is one of the best trucks

Best ever truck

Ye boi

Veeery good

12 Phantom Trucks

Awesome trucks turn well grind well and very light and durable the also have awesome graphics

I have some and they have lasted a long time really good

Phantom trucks should be at the top because they are light and are so low and high at once!

I'm currently skating a pair of phantom trucks that are 12 years old and they're still going strong 💪🏼

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13 Orion

These are the best trucks in the world I had mine forever also if your a fan of revive skate boards you need to check out the new decks that we are coming out with soon.

I love my Orions, I ride the low 140's usually with 52mm wheels and I love they way my board feels. They are a little hard to find I have to buy them online but I can get them through skate gonzo dna which saves me shipping. I like the bushing and if you get the superiors the base plate is hollowed out.

Best bushings and great grinds

I like the design.

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14 Minilogo

Supposedly durable trucks, at a great price.

Only trucks I use. Love them. Everyone in my family owns 2 sets.

Great price, great grind, great feel. Just great.

Definitely a brand I can trust I’ve ridden them for three years, the decks alone are super durable, and the trucks as well and I love been riding them hard as can be

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15 Tracker Trucks

I have the classic trackers b2 's 153, their slightly lower and lighter than my indies and I think, their awesome. They have nice bushings and turn really well, they grind perfectly in bowls and vert and you feel in total control of them " most of the time".

No experience with new Trackers, but "old school" Tracker Trucks and Indys were the bomb!

Tracker Darts are built well and turn really good!

16 Crail

Really nice trucks. They turn well, are well built and last a lifetime. They also come in a lot of sizes and colors.

The best I love them so many to chose from

Melhores trucks de skate do Brasil

17 Element

I haven't skated in like 10 years but I remember back in the day element was Really good I guess I've been out the game too long.

They actually suck

18 Anchor

I've been skating for 30 years. Bought an Anchor complete as a cheap hack on holidays. They ain't no Thunders, but they're actually pretty light weight, grind nicely and have withstood 5 step tricks.

Really nice trucks. I think anchor should be on the top. I love this trucks!

These trucks are horrible my friend landed on a brick and they split straight threw the middle. Don't ever get them!

there lit

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19 Hornet

Hornets the best although not many people know about them

Hornet is the best trucks

Not too damn bad

lit

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20 Slant

I have had them for a couple of weeks now and all I can say is they are amazing, they perform at professional level and are the best I have ever had!

Slant trucks last for such a long time and are made so well you should try them and you'll love them

These trucks are okay but the not the best and not the worst.

Not bad not the best but good trucks👍

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21 Positiv

Positiv Skateboard trucks are gloss pained, cast aluminum with carbon steel axle and kingpin and high rebound polyurethane cushions make turning easy.
- jason94

Best quality for the price it came with the positive complete and it is amazing.

22 Ruckus

Top notch. I have had these for about 4-5 years, still going strong. Had two pairs of indy's before them and they are similar, not too light not too heavy. Grind well and are a bit cheaper than the rest. Good stuff

I've had mine for about four years before I had to switch them out! There some rad trucks!

they may not be very well know but I can assure you they are great trucks! - hippster

Last long

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23 Navigator Trucks

The best trucks love them

24 Kryptonics

Best Trucks I ever ridden! They are plastic and the bushings are plastic as well! They are the lightest trucks in the world, without any fancy hollow axels and hollow kingpin! They don't even turn but they are still the best trucks. Its not stable at all and you slip off once you land a trick. BEST TRUCKS!

I love skating kryptonics they brake every other day but it's ok I skate mongo and I'm in the hospital because I fell over pebble and broke my pelvis so buy them or die

Kryptonics are the best! The best ones are made of cheap plastic and don't turn but they are amazing! They last a long time too I had mine for half a week without breaking! I love kryptonic wheels too they are made of premium plastic and they are nice and slow and flat spot within 1 hour

Kryptonics work great with crocs. Perfect. I went to ollie el toro with my plan b deck and independant trucks. The deck snapped and and the trucks bent. Its ok though because my local boardshop, walmart, hooked me up with a kryptonics complete and crocs. The crocs rip and the boards break about every 15 ollies, but I get 10 feet of pop each ollie so its worth it. When I ollied el toro with kryptonics I cleared the stairs by 6 miles and rolled away clean.

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25 Bear

There cool

26 Industrial

No special technology about their trucks. I know there are some pretty bad reviews, but I've used industrial for my first skateboard and they are pretty decent if you take care of them properly.

Laugh out loud I m 15 and skate industrial trucks I love them but not to good for turning and wall riding

My trucks are great and they lasted me 2 years

Best ever trucks

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27 Darkstar

I HAVE DARKSTAR TRUCKS OVER A YEAR IN MY OLD AND NEW SKATEBOARD AND IS REALLY GOOD I KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T A NAME BRAND LIKE INDEPENDENT, VENTURE, THUNDER, E.T. C, TRUCKS, BUT IS VERY GOOD!

Great for tricks but I recommend venture for grinding

28 Trinity
29 Bam

Better than your life

30 Core Trucks

They have a nice smooth turn. Have not skated them with there original bushing I'm pretty sure though they do nothing to help the rest of the truck

My core trucks are amazing! They turn great and I love them, I skate on a almost

Don't even last I only skated them for six months and they broke what

Cores are the best trucks I've ever had they grind and turn so good! There way beter than independent trucks

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31 Indy
32 Speed Demons

Speed demons better than more or less average and I did notice improvement on the pivot but getting it them down to a grind is. they are awesome

Ist the best ever

Are good

33 Airwalk

They last long they're good but the kingpins break with a lot of pressure

I have a set on my longboard oh my god they are the best

34 Blind

First truck I ever skated they're cheap, made from an awesome waxy metal. They are awesome for grinding, I especially love how well they turn

35 Frontage
36 Plan B

I have had for three months with planB trucks an it hasn't even rusted yet. A even ryan sheckler has a planB.

37 BIG Trucks
38 Walmart

When I was a beginner like not doing tricks still doing the basics the trucks and deck and hardware and every thing else broke after 6 weeks

Way better than Thunder, Tensor, Independent, any truck ever, you name it. These are the best, man!

They are so epic I mean who doesn't want plastic trucks?!... Don't waste your money on them

Just kidding they are not retarded

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39 Cargo Trucks

I love them. They are really strong especially for hardcore skaters. They have good bushings and are light weight. They work well with risers too.

40 Enuff

Enff Trucks has bushings like thungers, great for grinding, long lasting and good pop. Only bad thing is that they bend over a few years but they are cheap so worth buying

41 Tork Trucks

Check them out very inovational

42 Birdhouse

They are good because I had it like 2 years and did'nt broke...

43 Caliber Trucks

I've had them for over 2 years now and they look like I just got them

High quality trucks that last forever

These trucks have never let me down

Amazing af

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44 Nyjah

Best trucks feel cool look cool

Nyah Houston is the best truck out there

45 Sanction

Half decent they don't feel that nice to ride and the bushings are hella squeky but I think that may be because I ride super tight trucks. But overall they are ok for their price.

46 Shorty's
47 ENDdustries Trucks

Simple graphics, great material, very nice for grinding and smooth rides. Really love this ENDdustries trucks! Make it the BEST skateboard trucks in Indonesia.

Enddustries trucks one of the best skateboard trucks I ever had. Ride it and grinding with it more nice and smooth. The price is reasonable for skateboarder like me.

48 Killer Trucks

Super light has a lot of lean in them which helps with balance these are sick trucks

49 Zero

SPONO ME?

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