My trucks don’t turn enough/aren’t stable enough. Help!
-You can easily swap in a single or complete set of S-TYPE, F-TYPE or X-TYPE bushings. The Sabre kingpin is long enough to take a standard height (16mm) bushings in the top or the bottom, so you can run any combination in each truck. Find the best combination that suits your style.
You can also remove the cupped washer that comes stock with the truck to increase the turn a little.
Why a 190mm hanger?
-We wanted a truck that could be used by any one for any type of longboarding, from casual carving to competitive racing, and the 190mm hanger provides that versatility. Better drifting, better slides, deeper carves, more grip in tracking corners.
Can I flip my Sabre hangers?
-You can, but there is no benefit to be gained from doing so, as you will loose grip and turn capability. Flipping trucks will never change the angle, it only alters the rake and castor.
How are Sabre trucks manufactured?
-We use several important manufacturing elements to make our trucks the best on the market, which is why they cost a little more than most.
Where are Sabre trucks made?
-Sabre 45 degree baseplates and 190mm hangers are gravity cast in Taiwan, in a factory that makes high-stress engine and turbine parts. Post casting CNC work (hanger facing, pivot cup and kingpin holes, and hardware mounts) is done in a specialist workshop set up to deal only with skate trucks. Bushings and Pivot Cups are poured in the USA by a business with over a decade of experience with skate bushings.
Why do you use a press-in kingpin?
-Our splined kingpins are pressed into the baseplate with a hydraulic ram. The main reason for this is to prevent any slop forming over the lifetime of the baseplate, a common problem with the “drop-in” kingpin design used by other trucks. The only real advantage that we can see of a “drop-in” kingpin is easy replacement to allow for taller bushings – and we’ve negated the need for that by designing ALL our baseplates to allow 16mm bushings top and bottom from the outset. If you need to replace your kingpin for any reason, you can remove them with a bench vice and a hammer.
Can I run other bushings in my Sabre trucks?
-Yes. Sabre trucks require a 16mm tall bushing top and bottom for optimum performance.
Can I run Sabre bushings in my other trucks?
-Sabre bushings will fit most “reverse kingpin” longboard truck, they will not fit most TKP trucks unless you fit a longer kingpin.
Can I run Sabre trucks in my drop-through deck?
-It depends on the deck, as different manufacturers have different tolerances and drop-through designs. The Sabre GC45 and F38 baseplates are designed to fit as many deck brands as possible, we deliberately left any buttresses or external support off for maximum compatibility. As long as your deck’s drop-through mount is 28mm wide or wider, it will fit fine. Check before you buy!
Will I get wheelbite with my Sabre Trucks?
-You may get wheelbite depending on wheel size, deck shape, truck tightness and bushing choice. Wheelbite on Sabre 190′s is caused by two things:
Are Sabre Trucks guaranteed?
We do not offer an unconditional guarantee on our trucks and bushings – with a return rate of less than 0.01% since the first casting in 2009, we don’t feel we need to. However if you have a problem with any of our products, or simply have some fedback that you think we need to hear, please Contact us with details and quality photos of your issue.
What’s so special about your bushings?
-Quite simply, they are made from the most advanced urethane formula in the world, by the best factory in the business. We have done extensive research, into shapes, durometers, compounds and containment. Months of testing, and re-testing have let us come up with a bushing range that feels unlike anything else.