Wheels

Ask ScooterDad: My sons scooters rear wheel is making a clicking sound when weight is applied but no sound when spinning the wheel.

Submitter's Name: 
Malcolm
Submitter's Location: 
Ireland
Answer: 

It's probably a bad bearing in the wheel, but it could also be a damaged wheel hub. Start with replacing the bearings if the wheels are still in decent shape.

Ask ScooterDad: The spacers on my scooter are small what can I do to fix this?

Submitter's Name: 
Brandan
Submitter's Location: 
London
Answer: 

If you mean headset spacers, those can be purchased from scooter parts retailers. If you mean rear wheel spacers, those are more difficult. Check with retailers or try the hardware section of an Ace Hardware or similar store. Your best bet is to try to get the OEM replacements.

Ask ScooterDad: Can you bend a 100mm mgp flex brake to fit a 110mm wheel ?

Submitter's Name: 
Kaleb
Submitter's Location: 
Phoenix, Az
Answer: 

I haven't done it specifically with a Madd Gear brake, but I've bent Phoenix Switchblades and Envy brakes to get them to fit on 110mm wheels, so I think it should work.

Ask ScooterDad: Why are my girls Razor Pro XXX scooters slower than my Grit Tremor? Bearings?

Submitter's Name: 
Clint
Submitter's Location: 
Bakersfield, CA
Answer: 

Bearings could be a factor, but it's more likely the durometer of the wheels. That is, the hardness of the urethane determines how fast a wheel is. Harder wheels are faster, but less sticky. Another factor could be precision in machining. If the tolerances on the Grit are more accurate, then everything will fit better and there will be less resistance to smooth rolling. If the fork and wheel hubs are poorly machined, then it can impact how freely the bearings can spin.

Ask ScooterDad: Whats the difference between a " Grit CX I Series and a Atom pro scooter. Is there any model close to the Grit CX I but more affordable?

Submitter's Name: 
Jaime Spooner
Submitter's Location: 
Willows Ca.
Answer: 

Grit Atom: http://www.gritscootersusa.com/collections/pro-scooters/products/grit-at...

Grit CX I: http://www.gritscootersusa.com/collections/pro-scooters/products/grit-cx...

The Atom has plastic core 100mm wheels instead of metal core 110mm wheels on the CX I. The Atom has a threaded headset while the CX I has a threadless headset with HIC compression. The CX I has stronger bars. The CX I is definitely a step up from the Atom. The CX I would be a better platform for adding upgraded parts later.

Ask ScooterDad: My son has Grit forks and the wheel slides back and forth. Am I missing a spacer or is there a specific wheel size? Im stuck......

Submitter's Name: 
Ian Lelis
Submitter's Location: 
San Diego
Answer: 

Looking at the Grit website, it looks like most of the forks do use spacers, so that's probably the issue. You might need to contact Grit support, a retailer, or a distributor to get replacement spacers.

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