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184mm Caliber 2 "Raw" Downhill Longboard Truck
We recommend the Caliber II "Fifty Cal." and "Forty-Four" Longboard Trucks for top mount longboards. With certain wheel choices, they may cause wheelbite on drop through decks.
The Caliber II Longboard Skateboard Truck is Caliber Truck Co.'s interpretation of what a cast reverse kingpin downhill truck should be. NOW UPDATED the Caliber II' s now have a better bushing seat, increased strength, and are manufactured under tighter tolerances. Same great look and feel, except now even better for all DH/ Freeriding needs.
We've busted huge slides down hills and thrown ourselves off nicely sized launch ramps to make sure these trucks are sturdy, and they do not disappoint. If you're into DH and freeride, the stock bushings on the 44 Cals should be just fine.
If you're the carving and cruising type, check out Caliber's "Fifty Cal" Downhill Longboard Truck. If you're into DH and freeride, grab 2 packs of stiffer double barrel bushings from Venom or Riptide. If you're the carving and cruising type, the stock bushings should be just fine.
CALIBER II Trucks
A precision feel now available in cast
UPDATED INNER / OUTER STEPS ON BUSHING SEAT
- The new Inner-Step provides an increased contact area with the bushing, resulting in dramatically higher rebound and overall responsiveness. The Inner-Step diameter has been adjusted to 25.4mm to eliminate all slop.
- The new Outer-Step is now a perfect circle with a 31.5mm diameter, creating a perfect no-slop-fit with oversized aftermarket bushing combinations.
PIVOT WITH TIGHTER AND UPDATED CHAMFER
- By decreasing our pivot cup seat chamfer, we have increased pivot cup surface area contact with the baseplate. This creates a snugger fit for the pivot pin and prevents side-to-side play as the pivot cup breaks in.
CIRCULAR KINGPIN HOLE WITH UPDATED DIAMETER
- With a diameter of 17.4mm, our kingpin hole has been updated to match the specs of out precision trucks. A circular hole provides a consistent and uniform lean, while also allowing proper clearance to avoid kingpin bit on the hanger.
INCREASED TRUCK STRENGTH
- With a new in-house heat treatment process at our manufacturing facility, we were able to strengthen our trucks by as much as 40%.
PRESSED-IN GRADE 8 HEX HEAD KINGPIN
-We have removed all slop and play by switching to a pressed-in kingpin. This provides maximum control and responsiveness through corners, but can still be hammered out and replaced with different length removable kingpins for extra levels of customization.
- We have reinforced our baseplate by thickening the metal towards the kingpin. This provides increased strength and resistance against high speed impact.
THINNER PAINTS FOR TIGHTENED TOLERANCES
- Powder coats are very thick and can throw off tolerances and effect overall truck performance. We have switched over to a thinner paint system that has virtually no impact on performance.
Speed stiff (44 degree)By castro on 2017-06-05
This is a great truck to buy if you are starting out in downhill and want something rock stable to build your confidence with. They start out carving decently, but a harder bushing in the back truck will make these stable enough to bomb steep straights. The only drawback is that the 44s are a bit too stable for me. They make movement at cruising speeds a bit cumbersome. I think this design would benefit from being re-worked to fit taller barrels (like gullwing reverse or ronins)
Caliber II's 50 degrees have done great for me, I de-wedged them to 45 and they were great at 45mph plus. So 44's were a no brainier!
By Jordan on 2015-10-18
Great quality cast trucks. The restrictive bushing seat really gives a firm stable feel, but these trucks still turn great! I have both baseplate angles, and I'm very happy with both. These are some of the beefiest cast trucks out there, and they will handle any abuse you throw at them.
44 degreeBy 3youths on 2015-09-04 Verified Purchase
Good trucks with more ability to turn than you'd expect. I had to put .25" risers on my top mount to prevent wheel bite with 650 wheels. Overall good trucks. Predictable at 25 ph.
The bestBy Austin on 2015-08-04 Verified Purchase
The best trucks I've ever owned. They are stable, durable, and overall beautiful. After replacing the stock bushings, these trucks made my board into the best ride I've ever owned. If anyone should ever have any trucks it should be caliber.
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