Royal Trucks Review

Posted: 2021-01-30 in Gear Reviews

Purchased from a discount bin at Zumiez, I originally bought the Royal 4.0’s for a mini cruiser, although these days, they’re living on a Decomposed freestyle board. The axle width is 6.5″, and the hanger width itself is 3.875″

Equipment Review

How long have you ridden them?

8 years

What Setup are you running them on?

Originally on a handmade board with UFO wheels, as a 70’s sort of knockoff. Currently sitting on a Decomposed Yoyo deck with Speedlab Moonshine Siren wheels.

Typical Discipline?

Flatland Freestyle

How much did you pay for them?

I don’t remember…on clearance, so it might’ve been in the $30 range

Where did you buy them?

Zumiez

What are their weaknesses?

They were sold as 4.0″ wide, but the hanger width is only 3.875″, which makes it a little tricky to dial in on a freestyle board.

What are their strengths?

They turn quickly and snappy while using soft bushings. Because they don’t have a bushing seat casted into the baseplate and rely on cup washers to hold the bottom bushing, they’re incredibly easy to tweak. Cupped washers give you a little more rebound on the back end, flat washers give you a little more initial lean-in, flipped cup washers enhance the turn all the way through. Royals are generally pretty good, though a touch underrated in the grand scheme of trucks.

What similar equipment have you ridden?

Tracker Midtracks, Tracker Fulltracks, Bennett 4.0’s

Would you recommend them?

Yep.

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