The Aera RF-1 is a cold forged, machined axle and kingpin, ultra high-end production truck. It comes stocked with Hardcore Bushings, and is sold fully assembled. This truck is stronger than machined or CNC varieties with nearly the same level of precision so there are many advantages. The unique pivot and pivot cup allows the truck to steer deeper while also being more stable. Cold forging is the process of stamping a hardened aluminum material with 30,000lb of pressure - this nets a very precise part, and also one that is stronger since the material flows into its final shape.
There are three models, in two colors, and trucks are sold individually so riders can mix and match:
DH (Downhill) - 46˚ bases - 176mm width - 93a Bushings: This set-up is ready to go for riding downhill at high speeds. It is sold with our hardest Hardcore bushings, and is ready to go 60mph+ or freeride the streets for heavier riders.
FR (Freeride) - 46˚ bases - 180mm width - 90a Bushings: This is the all-arounder in the lineup, and can be used for intermediate downhill, and high level freeride. It’s perfect for the majority of riders.
Carve (Dance or Commute) - 50˚ bases - 180mm width - 88a Bushings: This is the truck that most riders should start with, and it can be used for ALL varieties of longboards. It is especially set-up to be easy to carve, steer around town and over city obstacles, or do some lightweight freeride or downhill. The higher angle 50˚ baseplate is very versatile.