December 2017

Skateboard trucks are still a polarizing topic. #LeaderInControl or #RideTheBest? Which trucks grind best or are most durable? We checked which skateboard truck brands you liked most in 2017.

Something, that always brings up a discussion in skate parks: What is the best skateboard truck brand? Honestly, this is probably a question of personal preferences. Anyway, our statistic experts came up with a brilliant formula that takes truck sales, search queries, brand shop visits and other unpronounceable parameters into account to compose a list of your favourite skateboard truck brands. Before you start looking for your calculator: here are the top 5 skateboard trucks of 2017.

The Top Skateboard Truck Brands of 2017

Royal Trucks

#05: Royal Trucks

Royal Trucks did everything correctly this year, which is why Guy Mariano’s brand made it to our top 5 this year. Thanks to excellent manufacturing and the Inverted Kingpin Technology you can always rely on the trucks from the Crailtap family. Royal skateboard trucks are available at skatedeluxe from 27.99 EUR | 23.00 GBP per truck.

Tensor Trucks

#04: Tensor Trucks

Tensor made rank #4 of this year’s skateboard truck ranking. Surprised? Not really. Despite their low weight Tensor trucks are packed with innovation. After all, this is the brand of no one less than Rodney Mullen. Tensor skateboard trucks are available at skatedeluxe from 59,99 EUR | 45.00 GBP per set.

Venture Trucks

#03: Venture Trucks>/h3>

High quality, light, affordable and versatile – Venture trucks are genuine all-arounder and provide excellent performance and durability. The little brother from Independent is a known player in the scene and therefore your #3. Venture skateboard trucks are available at skatedeluxe from 24.99 EUR | 20.00 GBP per truck.

Independent Trucks

#02: Independent Truck Co.

Of course, the senior truck brand mustn’t be missing in our top 5. Independent managed to climb one rank upwards and are on the well deserved second place. But Independent are much more than their trucks. Standard Indys are too heavy for your taste? Then take a look at our skate test review about the Independent Forged Titanium Trucks. Independent skateboard trucks are available at skatedeluxe from 34.99 EUR | 28.00 GBP per truck.

Thunder Trucks

#01: Thunder Trucks

One thing is clear, you guys love Thunder trucks. For the second time in a row, the brand ranks on the top. This doesn’t surprise at all thinking about the 30 years of experience and the feedback of the world’s best pros. Thunder skateboard trucks are available at skatedeluxe from 29.99 EUR | 24.00 GBP per truck.

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Your favourite trucks are not part of the ranking? Leave us a comment and let us know which skateboard trucks you can always rely on.

So far so good, but when it comes to truck models and their technologies you’re lost anyway? Then you should take a look at our skateboard truck wiki brand knowledge to get all the information you need. If you want more top lists, click through our Best of blogs from 2015 & 2016 and stay tuned for more highlights of this year. Finally, we wish you a happy new year, see you in 2018!


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