V3 New Trucks and Other Trucks of MEEPO

 By Jessica Yuan

Trucks are the most important parts of a skateboard and they hold the wheels to the deck and make riders turn. They are the main parts on a skateboard to support the riders’ weight and change the skateboard ride drastically.

An independent truck often consists of several parts: axle, hanger, kingpin, bushing, and base plate. The axle is the long pin that runs through the hanger and will attach to the wheels and the hanger is a metal piece that supports the axle, which runs through it. Talking about kingpin, it is the bolt that fits inside the bushings and holds the skate trucks parts together. The bushings are the soft urethane rings fitted around the kingpin to allow the board to turn and pivot smoothly. Base plates have various angles to change the turning geometry.

Various kinds of trucks that have been applied in different models of MEEPO skateboards. All the trucks used on MEEPO boards so far are long-board trucks, which are all in the type of RKP reverse kingpin. These types of long-board trucks are suitable for a free-ride and downhill and are wider at 7 to 10 inches than other skateboard trucks generally. They are designed with a bigger size for higher speed skating (25-50km/h)  while the other skateboard trucks (with traditional kingpin) are usually smaller and have a slower riding speed (5-25 km/h).

In the history of building MEEPO electric skateboards, shredder trucks have been used most frequently by our engineering team, many versions of which have been developed during the R&D process (information of early trucks attached below ). They are basically downhill trucks that are smooth for carving and high-speed riding, providing more safety and supporting strength. We used the biggest size of bushing (25mm diameter and 18mm tall ) in order to provide a better bump and support for the extra energy power in electric riding. MEEPO Boards are reported to be one of the most stable boards for high-speed riding in the esk8 industry. In the meanwhile we see the least speed wobble that is the most dangerous aspect in riding an electric skateboard. 

Since March 2021, we have upgraded a new version of the V3 truck and applied it to most of our products including V3, NLS AWD and MINI2. Our engineers have kept challenging themselves to make a simpler and safer component than before.  In the process of four years producing MEEPO boards, we have got a lot of feedback from our customers and riders. Not long ago, we found some little details that can be improved from the last version of shredder trucks, so we built a new version of V3 truck modeling based on the previous one.

The size of the new v3 front truck has a 180mm hanger with the angle of 50° while the hanger in the back truck is 120mm. The material we used is aluminum alloy 6061, die-casting.ss. The upgraded features of this truck include several main points. First, it has a new shape with many edges and has Improved minor structure details that affect carving and turning of your ride. Second, it is smoother with delicate painting. It gives the riders more bump than the old one attributed to the new bushing plate. Furthermore, the refined shape of the wall of bushings gives you more precise control and users can ride faster with more confidence carving and turning is more stable on the V3 new truck. To get more information about V3, please visit: https://www.meepoboard.com/products/meepo-v3

    Specifications:                                

    • Front Truck Size: 180mm
    • Motor Truck Size: 120mm                 
    • Truck Angle: 50°
    • Applicable Products: V3/NLS AWD/MINI2

    We have made a truck collection to present the trucks we use on MEEPO Boards so far, and therefore our customers can trace back the history and see the difference of different types of trucks.

    Specifications:                                            

    • Front Truck Size: 200mm
    • Motor Truck Size: 120mm                 
    • Truck Angle: 45°
    • Applicable Products: V2


     Specifications:          

    • Front Truck Size: 180mm
    • Motor Truck Size: 120mm
    • Truck Angle: 50°
    • Applicable Products: None

    Specifications:

    • Front Truck Size: 180mm
    • Motor Truck Size: 115mm
    • Truck Angle: 45°
    • Applicable Products: V4 
    Specifications:          
      • Front Truck Size: 180mm
      • Motor Truck Size: 228mm
      • Truck Angle: 50°
      • Applicable Products: NLS Belt

      Specifications:

      • Front Truck Size: 200mm
      • Motor Truck Size: 200mm
      • Truck Angle: 52°
      • ApplicableProducts: Roadster

       

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