Scooter Brakes - Buying Advice
Skates.co.uk has the parts you need to replace or upgrade your scooter. We provide brakes and fenders from popular brands, such as JD Bug, Madd Gear, 81 Customsﾠand Blunt.ﾠDon't worry if your scooter isn't the same brand as the accessory you wish to purchase as these can sometimes be interchangeable. Feel free to give us a call or send an e-mail for advice on whether the part is suitable for your scooter.
Which one is right for me?
There are a wide range of fenders and brakes available, here are some important things to keep in mind when choosing yours.
- Money - You don't want to spend more than is necessary, however the quality of a product can be discerned by the cost. The higher the cost, the better quality you are likely to get.
- Skill Level - All are suitable for beginners and recreational riders, but for anyone more experienced in extreme sports or park riding, you would get the most out of purchasing a higher end product.
- Size - These items are often specific to the scooter as they come in various shapes and sizes, we would only suggest swapping for an alternate brand if we know that it works. To simplify the purchasing process, we recommend that you stay with the same size provided from the manufacturer. This will ensure you have the correct size.
- Spring Brakes - A spring brake is a lower-end part that is pushed down using a spring for flexibility. They tend to be sold on recreational scooters.
- Flex Brakes - A flex brake is a one-piece part that is flexible enough to stop a scooter's wheel when light pressure is applied. These are higher-end and usually sold with stunt scooters.
Ability and Age
The brake or fender provided by the manufacturer will often determine the ability level of the product, we would typically suggest that it is suitable for any age and ability level.
You will need to notify us of any major defects when you first receive your product. There is typically a 90 day warranty on parts, this does not cover normal wear and tear. Once a product has been used the supplier will not usually replace the entire item. We will look at this on a case by case basis to determine the nature of defect or damage and make every effort to provide the best overall customer experience.