Top 10 Skateboard Truck Brands

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

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.

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.

Just got my Indy's about 2 months ago and I'm never going to skate anything else. So smooth and responsive. They don't wear down quickly like thunders. My thunders were trashed after and 6 months. If you skate thunders I'd assume you skate metal rails and coping which is fine but I like my ledges and these trucks are almost brand new looking and I've been shredding ledges for hours every day. Highly recommend Indy's✌

2 Thunder Trucks

I remember 2 years ago when I got my first Thunders (Senora 147 hi). I still skate them to this day. Before Thunders, I had skated everything from Tensors, Independents, Ventures, and Theeves and none of them compare to my Thunders. Thunders are not only super light but they are incredibly durable, they make the roughest curbs grind like butter, and they turn amazingly well! I bet you that pretty much every person who says "Thunders suck. Indys are better. " or "Thunders aren't even that good at turning! " haven't even seen a pair of Thunders in their life! Thunders are the best truck out there by far and I'd recommend them to any skater who's looking to try something new or doesn't know what kind of truck to skate. Sk8 Thunders for life!

Sick team of course! But I've skated Ventures and Thunders and they're both really nice. The only drawback with venture is compared to others, they're pretty heavy. Thunders are unmatched in strength to weight ratio, being super light and strong. Almost everyone at the couple skate parks I hit ride these and beat the hell out of them for years with little to no complaints. They're taking over!

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.

I have no clue at all why Thunder is number 2 right now. They're the longest lasting pair of trucks that I've ever skated, having skated numerous pairs of trucks before, including independent, venture, theeve, royal, and destructo. They're grind just amazingly, they're super light, and they are really cheap, but don't let that turn you down, they're best in quality and best in price. Thunder just cannot be beat.

3 Venture

Venture trucks are probably the best trucks I've ever skated. I mean all trucks turn because that's what they are made for but ventures are really good for grinding and are lightweight compared to other trucks. They are also moderately priced and affordable. So next time you are looking for a pair of trucks buy ventures.

I had my venture for at least 2 years and by far one of the best trucks I've ever skated I tried all of my friends trucks and I have to say my friends venture were the one I wanted so I bought a pair and no lie as soon as you step on your board with the trucks on man they are loose well not to loose but loose enough to do hard turns. thunders are good and theeve trucks but venture is better in my opinion so VENTURE for the win

I rode ventures all my life and I starter skating when I was 3. I only had to change them twice in my entire life!
They are really light, they turn well, grind well and they are super solid. I tried Indies, Thunder, royal and other types of trucks. Venture 1, Tunder 2 and Indies 3. VENTURE FOR LIFE! As a sponsored skater I HILY RECOMEND THEM

Venture are my favorite because of the way they feel. They have some lighter trucks but I tend to sacrifice weight for strength. I have always skated Ventures and always will. Nothing against the other brands but these are my favorite.

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

5 Royal

I'm a sponsored skateboarder, I am sponsored by Royal truck company. You guys probably thinks it's weird I'm writing on here. But I wanted to let all you skaters out there that these trucks are no doubt the best trucks you can ride, I am not just saying that because I am sponsored by them. If you want to do some serious grinding, you've found the wright truck.

Keep shredding out there! Peace!

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 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.

6 Silver Trucks

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!

I've has silvers before they lasted me 2 totally shredded skateboards and I enjoyed them overall they were the a class for all I know those were super light and I loved them!

I have these trucks on my zero. They've lasted a lot longer than Indus. I broke the Indus on the third grind, where my silvers have lasted a lot. Good graphics too. There lightweight, unlike Indy, and they've got great bushings.

They are great trucks, only problem is that they grind down kinda quick. But none the less these are great, light, well turning, and overall smooth trucks with great graphics. I would definentely reccomend these trucks.

7 Theeve Trucks

My 9 year old son got his first skateboard 2 years ago. It had Independent trucks Stage 10 and they have proven to be great trucks. Nonetheless we wanted to try something new for his second board, so we got it with Theeve TiKING V3 trucks.

It's hard to say if it's because of the trucks but he made some major improvements ever since he rides Theeve trucks. They seem to be more stable at landings while turning extremely well.

So in our opinion Indys are great, but Theeve seem to be even better. For his next board we'll try the TiH V2 trucks that will hopefully come out this summer.

Stable, durable, and light. It has better, if not the best, grind clearance than any other "high" trucks out there. It may not be lighter than thunders or tensor but it's sure has the durability of indy but lighter. It's like a combination of indy and thunder, durability and grind clearance from indy and lightness from thunder. I currently have the CSX v3 but would be selling it to upgrade to probably TiKing since TiH is not yet available in skatewarehouse. Take the courage to go out of your comfort zone and try Theeve and you won't regret it.

I love Theeve trucks, I used to only ride krux but when my board size started to get bigger I had to pick another brand because at the time krux only made smaller trucks. I've been riding them for 3 years now and I love them so much. Patiently waiting on the Ti King V3's to drop. I like the Ti Kings the most because they are light but not crazy light like the Ti H's. I've managed to convert most of the dudes I skate with to try them out and they end up loving them. THEEVE FOR LIFE!

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.

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!

Skated Independent, Destructo, Silver, Venture, Bullet and Royals and honestly Krux are the best all arounder. Light, strong, turn well, feel stable. Also available in loads of designs and collaborations too to suit everyone's tastes. Awesome trucks for the money and although they're made by Independent these honestly skate so much better and deserve #1.

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

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.

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

I have skated these trucks for about 5 years now and they have never let me down. They are solid and the slide well. Definitely recommend these

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

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.

I've had my grindkings for almost two years and if I keep new bushings in them whenever they wearout they still skate like day 1, but other than the bushings the trucks skate amazing!

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

They are better than skating a pallet I suppose

The Contenders
11 Iron

Iron is one of the best trucks

At least better than thunders.

Best ever truck

Veeery good

12 Phantom Trucks

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

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

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

Phantoms are light and durable

13 Orion

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.

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 have been skating my orions since I was nine years old and I'm twelve now. I usually skate 8" with 53-54 m wheels. They are really light, durable and have that shape that fits them into the grinds

Prions are. Pretty good but don't come with really good bushings they grind pretty well and andrew shrock skates them so I guess there cool.

14 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.

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

These are the best trucks I've ever had and I have been skating for a few years

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

15 Minilogo

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

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.

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

Supposedly durable trucks, at a great price.

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

Quality and value!

Melhores trucks de skate do Brasil

17 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

Great for people who are just starting out. Cheap, well made, very pleasant experience. Go get em.

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

18 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!

19 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!

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

Sick colors and smooth ride!

20 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

21 Hornet

Hornets the best although not many people know about them

I've had these for years, minor scratches

Hornet is the best trucks

Nice long lasting

22 Positiv

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

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

23 Kryptonics

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.

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!

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 have the best trucks. They are plastic and go perfectly with my 15 dollar walmart board! They are the best trucks for mall grabbing. I also like to push mongo and I'm a poser and I'm sponsored by Ripstik and Walmart. And I also use my kryptonics trucks for longboarding and penny boarding and ripstiking

24 Navigator Trucks

The best trucks love them

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