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.

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.

Independent for life.. Simple as that.. No one grind like a perfect set of indys on your deck... A couple of years I had a 149 silver indys on my powell deck... Well I broke first the powell fisrt and the indys still strong.. Change in to a santa cruz deck with the same trucks and after one year after the deck just give it up... And the indys still grinding... Amazing trucks!

Best brand ever.

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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.

Most of my life I've been skating Thunders and they've worked really well Thunder makes good, solid trucks that don't slip (I've had some slipping with Tensors). Overall, 9/10

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3 Venture

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

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

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

I've had my ventures for a while and there pretty amazing and they grind pretty well but that also that has to do with what I'm grinding. But in general there a pretty good truck

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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!

Is best trucks

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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 should be first cause they are the best trucks for skating,they look awesome,they're light and strong and they have low kingpins which makes them good for grinding.With one word they're absolutely killin' it.SILVER ROCKS

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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

Best trucks ever don't even need to be hollow an they are so lite

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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

Amazing 50-50 trucks just so smooth and sooo litee to be trucks just amazing

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9 Destructo Trucks

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

Destructo make really good trucks that last forever. Solid on big landings, light for flips and smooth for grinding - what else do you need?

Every good trucks

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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.

They are better than skating a pallet I suppose

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The Contenders

11 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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12 Iron

Iron is one of the best trucks

Best ever truck

Ye boi

Veeery good

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.

Mini logos are the shi� -! Best bang for the buck. Lighter than many of the competitors. Sexy shape that really helps lock in the grinds.

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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 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.

18 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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19 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.

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20 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

Had mine for 3 years and is still in good condition!

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