- 50-DEGREE CONTAINED BASEPLATE
- 10” AXLE
- 184MM (10”) HANGER
- BLOOD ORANGE ULTRA-HR BUSHINGS (89A)
- W/ BARREL-CONE COMBO
- GRADE 8 STEEL KINGPIN
The Fifty Caliber is stable at high speeds while also having an optimal angle for making strong carves. The hanger is not only reversible, but when flipped there is no rake to throw off the ride. The bushing seats are symmetrical with an optimal setup for any style of bushing. The pivot of the baseplate is self contained keeping it from having any weakness. The Blood Orange Bushings at an 89a durometer make for an ideal responsiveness. Perfection…
BLOOD ORANGE BUSHINGS
Blood Orange has been working with Caliber since the beginning of our truck design process. Their premium American-made urethane has proven to us, and our riders, to be superior to the other skate bushing options available. The release of their Ultra-High Rebound bushings now gives Caliber Trucks an even more responsive feel than ever before. The UHR bushings currently come stock in all Caliber Trucks and are available in various durometers as aftermarket components to give you a highly customizable feel. Blood Orange also offers a complete line of high-end aftermarket accessories ranging from slide gloves to grip tape and bearings. Check out their website and see for yourself why the world’s top downhill skaters are choosing Blood Orange…
UPDATED INNER/OUTER STEPS ON BUSHING SEAT
The new Inner-Step provides an increased contact area with the bushing, resulting in dramatically higher rebound and overall responsiveness. The Inner-Step diameter has been adjusted to 25.4 mm to eliminate all slop.
The new Outer-Step is now a perfect circle with a 31.5mm diameter, creating a perfect no-slop-fit with oversized aftermarket bushing combinations.
PIVOT WITH TIGHTER TOLERANCE AND UPDATED CHAMFER
By decreasing our pivot cup seat chamfer, we have increased pivot cup surface area contact with the baseplate. This creates a snugger fit for the pivot pin and prevents side-to-side play as the pivot cup breaks in.
CIRCULAR KINGPIN HOLE WITH UPDATED DIAMETER
With a diameter of 17.4mm, our kingpin hole has been updated to match the specs of our precision trucks. A circular hole provides a consistent and uniform lean, while also allowing proper clearance to avoid kingpin bite on the hanger.
INCREASED TRUCK STRENGTH
With a new in-house heat treatment process at our manufacturing facility, we are able to strengthen our trucks by as much as 40%.
PRESSED-IN GRADE 8 HEX HEAD KINGPIN
We have removed all slop and play by switching to a pressed-in kingpin. This provides maximum control and responsiveness through corners, but can still be hammered out and replaced with different length removable kingpins for extra levels of customization.
We have reinforced our baseplate by thickening the metal towards the kingpin. This provides increased strength and resistance against high speed impact.
THINNER PAINTS FOR TIGHTENED TOLERANCES
Powder coats are very thick and can throw off tolerances and affect overall truck performance. We have switched over to a thinner paint system for optimal performance.