Top 10 Best 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!

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.

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.

3 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!

They are light weight like tensor magnesium are the lightest in the world and the response mid raw don't break very fast and you can carve with them like crazy! And also the hollow low response are super light and super strong! I would reccomened tensor for all skaters who want light weight and durable and strong and there also gppd on the grind! I love tensor!

4 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.

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.

I've been riding venture trucks for a whole year now and they have never failed me. They are much lighter than thunder trucks, they have a very smooth grind and never fall apart if you loosen them unlike thunder trucks.

Awesome trucks, always grind well enough and hold all 100kg of me, so definitely strong! Been skating 25 years and tried most trucks but have had Venture trucks for the last 5 years. Won't be changing again.

5 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

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.

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

6 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.

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.

Ultra tight and light! Plus I bought them in a local shop that has them discounted and I payed them about the half of what I'd pay for Indys, so that's not a small plus. Love em!

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.

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!

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.

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.

8 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.

16 years ago I bought the ones with the fire graphics... I still grindin 'em!

9 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.

10 Ace

Indy lovers should try ACE, the turning radius super better, grind super smooth and lighter. ACE was also designed by one of the Indy makers if I am not wrong. You gotta try new stuff because ACE is worth trying!

Absolutely love my Ace trucks. I own them in 33, 44 and 66 and they are perfect for my riding style. I find they grind super smoothly and for a non-hollow truck they are pretty light. Definitely worth giving a try.

Ace trucks are similar to patent 5 independents but are slightly lighter. They are very responsive, would definitely recommend aces if you skate bowl.
They also seem to be gaining popularity

Ace are good they last long and grind amazing you guys should get them light and very long lasting truck you don't find many of those the sound they make when the grind... You know your doing something right

The Contenders
11 Paris Trucks Co
12 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

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

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

13 CCS Trucks
14 Mini Logo

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

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

Supposedly durable trucks, at a great price.

Awesomeley good trucks, better bamg for the buck than Venture to me who is my other go to brand...

15 Iron

At least better than thunders.

Best ever truck

16 Phantom Trucks

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

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

17 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.

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.

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

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

These are rad grinding machines!

19 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!

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.

No dough these are the best trucks on the list.

20 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!

21 Crail

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

Quality and value!

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!

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

Sick colors and smooth ride!

23 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

24 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.

25 Hornet

Nice long lasting

Not too damn bad

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