What Is a Scooter Fork?
Scooter fork is a significant part of your scooter. It is the part that goes up through the head tube of your deck, into the bars and gets locked up by a clamp. It's purpose is to hold the front scooter wheel and by doing so, turn the wheel in the direction that your bars go.
What Scooter Fork Do I Go For? Threaded or Threadless?
Most scooter forks nowadays are actually made threadless and there is a good reason for that. Threadless forks offer a more snug connection between the fork and the bars but not only that, they also offer availability for compression setup. A fork that uses compression, tends to stay more dialed and absorb more impact.
Threaded fork on the other hand is the most basic and usually comes on the cheaper models. These forks tend to loosen up relatively fast and are not the best for absorbing impact when performing stunts.
So the answer to your question in our opinion is to go with a threadless fork, especially if you are looking to learn new and harder tricks. However, if you are still not comfortable to try hard tricks, the threaded forks might just do the trick as they are much cheaper than the threadless forks.
What Materials Are Scooter Forks Made Of?
When it comes to scooter forks, the two most common materials used are steel and aluminium.
Steel forks tend to be much heavier however, they are more durable making them perfect for beginners. Aluminium forks are much lighter but less durable. Most advanced riders are willing to sacrifice that little extra durability and go for weight reduction by choosing aluminium forks.