Parts

Pro Scooter Parts

pro scooter parts

Pro scooter parts: When you think about the totality of a pro scooter you might only think of the deck or the bars or maybe the wheels…but in actuality there are a lot more components that make up the total package.

In this write up we are going to educate you on every scooter part involved in making up a complete pro scooter. Let’s start from top at the very tip of the scooter…Let’s start the ultimate Pro Scooter Parts Guide… first things first.

Scooter Bar Ends:

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Bar ends are often overlooked when it comes to pro scooter parts, while they aren’t necessary for the scooter to function properly and be ride-able they do serve a significant purpose. Function of bars ends:

  • Bar ends help keep your grips on your bars  
  • They close the hole on the tip of your bars if this is left open it could potentially present danger if a rider were to get their finger stuck in the opening while riding.
  • Lastly the scooter bar end keeps moisture out of the handle bars, which keeps the structural integrity of your bars intact. Gathering moisture inside the bars can start rust and ultimate lead to snapped bars.

Pro Scooter Grips:

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Grips are another sometimes overlooked component of a pro scooter. The first function grips serve is making handlebars controllable. With no grips handlebars would be very slippery, hands would slip off and a lot more bails would happen. Next think about the shock absorption, scooter riders are typically landing hard from different tricks and without grips your body will take a lot more punishment than it needs too.  

  • Grips allow for comfort, depending on your preference you can select grips that are more soft or more on the firm side.
  • Different lengths of pro scooter grips allow for more or less control of your bars. Every rider has a different idea of that grips should feel like.
  • Save your hands it might sound a little sensitive but not having callused hands is a good thing, some riders like Kota even wear gloves

Pro Scooter Bars


Bars are a huge part of your complete scooter, depending on the size rider and the style of riding you might want bars that are tall, short, aluminum,steel, wide or narrow. Some of the most popular bars ever designed are the Envy Reapers by Flavio Pesenti another leader in the pro scooter bars market is YGW which stands for “Youth Gone Wild” they have made innovative scooter bars for years and have recently gotten into other parts. Trying to push the scooter industry to new heights they’ve even developed a front wheel brake mechanism.

  • Aluminum Pro Scooter Bars: Are typically for park riders, park riders typically want the lightest scooter possible and heavy chromoly bars are the first thing to go. Aluminum was the industry leading material when it came to weight saving but times have changed. If there was a knock on aluminum it was the durability factor. These bars are notorious for bending and breaking, this leads us into our next handle material perfectly.
  • Titanium Pro Scooter Bars: Titanium is the new craze that has scooter riders going nuts, this material is perfect for park guys because it’s even lighter than aluminum but even more durable. Confidence in the titanium bars is so high that some manufacturers offer quite liberal warranties on them. If there was a downside to titanium bars it’s the price some can fetch prices as high as $400 but most are in the $300 range.
  • Scooter Bar Height: Your bar height is really personal preference although there are some guidelines to get bars that fit each rider based on height. For park riding shorter handle bars are the norm. A lower bar height will allow for more trick combinations i.e. kickless, kickless, kickless, kickless. Street scooter riders typically are going to sport a taller bar this is because they aren’t looking to throw excessive combos but are interested in mobbing down gaps, stair sets and grinding handrails.

Scooter Bar Height Guide based on rider height (here are a few tips)

For a rider 6’ or taller get bars 23” or taller

For a rider 5’5 to 5’11 get bars between 20” and 24”

For a rider 5’ to 5’5 get bars between 19” and 23”

Lastly if the rider is 5’ or under bars should at the max measure 18”

  • Scooter Bar Width: When it comes to pro scooter bar width the same principles apply, a lot of the sizing will depend on the individual rider. However street and park riders will be different especially in bar height.

Scooter Bar Width Guide based on rider height (here are a few tips)

For a rider 6’ or taller get bars 23” or taller

For a rider 5’5 to 5’11 get bars between 20” and 24”

For a rider 5’ to 5’5 get bars between 19” and 23”

Lastly if the rider is 5’ or under bars should at the max measure 18”

Remember these are only suggestions each rider will have his or her preferences but for new riders the above guidelines are pretty safe.

Pro Scooter Clamps:


The clamp is something that is rarely overlooked, with not clamp you can’t ride. Clamps are obviously an integral part of a complete pro scooter. Your clamp choice revolves around the type of compression system that you are running.

  • SCS Compression
  • IHC Compression
  • HIC Compression

Based on the compression system you’ll have a different type of clamp for SCS there is a taller longer clamp with a compression bolt that is inside the clamp. In HIC there is a standard clamp but the inner diameter is larger to fit the oversized handlebar that accompanies HIC compression. Lastly with IHC compression the clamp is a standard sized clamp but the inner diameter is a little smaller (actual difference is 1.125 standard and 1.25 oversized)

Your clamp is effective if it is keeping your compression tight and bars and fork in sync.