FNG here, I’m waiting for my parts to come in and still doing lots of reading and researching. I have a question in regards to trucks and wheels.
I picked up the Caliber 2 44 from Amazon for my dropdeck longboard. Whats the main difference between the 44 and the 50’s? Will the 44’s works fine?
Now onto the tires, i picked up these wheels: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074DG2K97/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I live in the city and from time to time will have to cross over above ground “trolley” tracks. Basically train tracks at ground level that are somewhat recessed. There’s a gap between them. I know with almost 100% certainty that regular LB wheels would get caught in the tracks. Figured the MBS would be better… i was walking around yesterday and I honestly don tthink they’re going to fair that much better. Worst case scenario, i have to carry the board across the tracks.
I really like the pneumatic tires i’ve seen on some of the more pure AT/mountainboard builds. I noticed that since they’re AT, they usually have trucks that have springs. If i’m primarily riding in the city and some light gravel trails, would using pneumatic tires on a regular truck like the calibur 2 be ok?
If not, what do you guys recommend for an “economical” AT truck setup.
EDIT: I found this kit, anyone tried it before.