RipTide Chubby KranK Formula Bushings provide the best stability of any bushing and performs best with trucks that feature a stepped bushing seat. Although the Chubby is stable, it is still responsive and predictable with a solid level of rebound to set your trucks back to centerline after quick turns. Chubbys are a good choice if you need to restrict the end of your lean to prevent wheelbite or any time you don't want your trucks to be overly responsive.
RipTides Chubby KranK Bushings are perfect for Freeride, Fast Freeride, Downhill, Technical Downhill or any fast application.
Try combining the RipTide Chubby KranK Bushings with a set of RipTide Barrel Bushings. This application is ideal for riders looking for higher speed stability but still maintaining maneuverability for controlled slides and higher speed carving.
Chubby KranK Formula Bushings are designed specifically to change under pressure and are controlled by the amount of compression pressure when adjusting the kingpin nut. Riders can choose between very little pressure to produce a loose feel to two full rotations of the kingpin nut for the tightest feel. KranKs turn similar under the same durometer specifications as other brands. The best washer application for KranKs are cupped, precision flat or precision cupped washers.
The RipTide Chubby KranK Bushing measures .60" tall making them a perfect fit for reverse kingpin "cast" trucks such as Paris, Calibers, Bear Grizzly and Randals.
KranK Bushings are unique in that the urethane is designed to change by simply adjusting the truck tightness. Two rotations in either direction will dial in your desired stiffness and rebound. Since the urethane changes by compression, KranK Bushings do not need a large variety of durometers. Kranks are available in 84a, 87a, 90a, 93a, 96a.