A Buyers Guide to Scooter Bars
By: Regan Thompson
The first thing to consider when purchasing a new Scooter Bar is the height of the bar and how that will effect the Overall / Total height of the Scooter.
Scooter Bar Sizing - Height
If you already have a Scooter you can simply measure your existing Scooter Bar in height and compare that against the Bars you are purchasing.
When measuring the bar itself remember to measure the portion of the Bar that goes into the Clamp.
We strongly suggest using this method to choose your bar height as the existing bar provides a solid reference point to base your decisions off.
Tips: Always base your bar height decisions of an existing bar you are used to.
Try not to change your bar height by more than 2.5cm to 5cm at a time.
Scooter Bar Sizing – Width
The width of a Scooter Bar is dictated entirely by personal preference.
Most of our Team Riders and friends have a bar width of their total shoulder width +5cm.
But some of our Team Riders and friends ride bars that are only just as wide as their shoulder width.
Having wider bars makes it easier to manipulate the direction of the Deck and bottom half of the Scooter which can help for tricks like Double Whips, Double Heels and Briflips.
Having thinner bars makes it easier to manipulate the top half of the scooter for tricks like Bar Spins, Rotor Whips and Full Whips.
Thinner bars can also result in a more precise /technical style of riding.
Tips: Always base your bar width decisions of an existing bar you are used to.
Try not to change your Bar width by more than 2.5cm to 5cm at a time
Scooter Bar Compatibility
To avoid the nonsense and complexities we strongly suggest running an SCS Clamp with Standard Diameter Bars. When you browse the bars on our website and read up on their specifications you will see us refer to most of them as “Standard Diameter”.
All SCS Clamps will fit Standard Diameter Bars and about 70% of SCS Clamps will also fit “Oversized Diameter” bars.
Our Scooter Bar product listings each contain informative descriptions outlining which Compression Systems they work with.