About Atlas Truck Co.

The Atlas isn't your average reverse kingpin truck. Atlas Trucks offer the best of precision and cast with patent pending technology and standout features that set them apart from the pack. Atlas Trucks are stronger, more precise and provide a ride unlike any other. The geometry of the truck provides smooth, linear turning with a predictable progressive dive. These performance characteristics result from a synergy of design innovation within the hanger, baseplate and kingpin assembly- all of which combine to create a whole new level of ride experience.

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Atlas Feature Overview

The Atlas Massive Ball Pivot delivers a 50% increase in load-bearing surface area, providing more precise control than traditional pivots and offering unparalleled turning ability. This CNC-machined ball shape allows the hanger to turn with a full, unrestricted range of motion. All this combines to provide a unique ride with maximum lean, consistent control, and a divey feel.

Patent-Pending Technology

The Atlas pivot cup is self-cleaning, self-centering, and even threaded so you can remove it with your axle for cleaning and maintenance. The Nylon 6 material is a low friction, abrasion resistant material perfectly suited to this type of application.

Built for Downhill.

Slop in your kingpin assembly means you’re not getting the performance you deserve. The Atlas Kingpin is custom made to taper at a 1:20 ratio which allows it to fit snugly inside the precision tapered baseplate hole, which is the reason the kingpin head doesn’t sit flush. As the kingpin nut is tightened the kingpin is pulled up into the tapered bore hole to deliver a self-centering, zero tolerance fit. This provides secure support of the kingpin along its entire length so that the kingpin and baseplate act as one unit instead of two separate parts.

Built for Carving.

Beam theory shows that the I-beam shape is extremely effective in carrying bending and shear loads – there’s a reason you see people building skyscrapers with these. The Atlas Hanger is designed with this same shape in mind. What does this mean for you? A stiff hanger that will resist bending, ensure proper load transfer, and deliver precise performance in your ride.

Built for Freeriding.

A bent hanger is never fun. Atlas has designed an 8mm to 10mm stepped axle design which has over 50% more steel in it than traditional 8mm truck axles. The 10mm core is located where the strength and stiffness is needed most, the center section of the hanger. This provides a stiff, responsive ride. The axle is machined down to 8mm on the ends so it fits a standard wheel bearing size, creating a step which also conveniently eliminates the need for an inner speed ring.

Built to last.

We designed the Atlas truck from the ground up. The Atlas baseplate is made of A356/T6 forged aluminum. It’s designed with an extra thick mounting base and solid construction, no voids or gaps in the baseplate aluminum. Ride with confidence knowing the type of support you have beneath your feet.

Built for you.

The Atlas Bushing seat accommodates most every aftermarket bushing available. Eliminators, stepped cones, cones or barrels- this bushing seat welcomes all kinds. There are countless bushing combinations that suit every rider weight and riding style, so we wanted to be sure that Atlas was designed to be universal. The bushing seat is also designed so that it never makes contact with the kingpin, ensuring you’re protected from any potential interference.

Atlas Truck Comparison: 48° Baseplate vs 40° Baseplate

Atlas also offers two baseplate angle options to better suit the individual needs of riders. The Atlas 48° baseplate trucks are more responsive with a tighter turning radius. These are a great choice for all-around riding, perfect for carving, cruising, freestyle and freeride. The Atlas 40° baseplate trucks create additional lean and a larger turning radius, making these lower degree trucks feel more stable. These are ideal for downhill riders pushing higher speeds.
 

Feature

ORIGINAL

ULTRALIGHT

Axle

10mm/8mm Stepped

8mm

Hanger

350 Gram Forged

275 Gram Forged

Baseplate

48 Degree

48 Degree

RS Bushing

89a Atlas Barrel

89a Atlas Cone

BS Bushing

89a Atlas Barrel

89a Atlas Cone

RS Washer

Flat 25.5mm

Flat 22mm

BS Washer

None

None

Mounting Pattern

8-Hole, Old School / New

8-Hole, Old School / New

Pivot Cup

Atlas Nylon 6

Atlas Nylon 6

Pivot Type

Machined Ball

Machined Ball

Kingpin

Tapered 71mm Grade 8

Tapered 71mm Grade 8

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