Thursday, November 29, 2012

AO Epsilon Complete Scooter

So I didn't know AO was actually making a complete scooter, but in turns out they have. Their complete features parts from Raptor and 841, and also one piece bars, and new forks..that I haven't heard anything about yet performance wise. To learn more about the AO Epsilon Complete, see the information provided below by AO.

AO scooters are the first decks specifically designed for street. Key
innovation of the deck is a removable soul frame and nose blunt plate which are made of a super tough plastic material. This not only protects your deck but enables you to effortlessly grind anything: unwaxed curbs, concrete and stone ledges, wood and it even gives you more control on metal rails. The grind plate adds significant strength to the deck and opens a wide range of new obstacles and tricks. Now the fun begins on the curb right in front of your doorsteps and you can do tricks on your scooter anytime, anywhere.

The complete Epsilon scooter comes with the finest and strongest components available: The threadless fork is forged in one piece out of a block of aluminum under 5 tons of pressure making it extremely strong yet light weight. The headtube is fully integrated and comes with sealed bearings and hidden internal compression system (HIC) which is the gold standard for bikes and scooters. Other features are an oversized Y-shaped handle bar in 4130 Chromoly steel with a triple clamp in 6061 T6 aluminum, flangeless Raptor Scale grips for easy bar spins and shock absorption and 110 mm 841 aluminum wheels for superfast speeds and perfect grip.

The Epsilon deck is made of re-heat treated 6061 T6 aluminum in one of the world’s leading BMX factories. The slightly concave deck is 4 ½” wide (115 mm) and features a completely flat bottom to maximize the grinding area. It comes in 3 lengths (19 ½”, 20 ½” and 21 ¼”) and weighs 3.8 lbs. (1.6 kg). Other features are a rounded stainless steel flex brake to avoid flat spots on your wheel and 8 mm high tensile Chromoly axle bolts (12.9 grade). 

Epsilon Complete Features: 

- Deck in re-heat treated 6061 T6 aluminum
- Fully integrated system (HIC)
- Flat bottom
- Super tough grind plate
- Nose blunt grind plate
- Rounded, stainless steel flex brake (2 mm)
- 8 mm high tensile Chromoly axle bolt (12.9 grade)

- Head tube angle 82.5
- width: 4 ½” (115 mm)
- Threadless forged fork, 7” (178 mm), closed top, internal thread, compression system
- Sealed bearings
- Chromoly handle bar, oversized, height 23” x width 22” (580 x 560 mm)
- Raptor Scale Grips, flangeless
- Triple clamp, 6061 T6 aluminum
- 110 mm 841 wheels, ABEC 7 Titen bearings

3 Sizes:
Size s: 19 ½” (495 mm)
Size m: 20½” (520 mm)
Size l: 21 ¼” (535 mm)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Steven, i ride for the whole sunshine package and i got to test the most of these parts.

    The raptor grips:
    I really like my raptor grips. They hold up good, and i got big hands so it feels nice and comfy in my hand. The extra thickness for shockabsortion really works, these grips are great!

    AO bar:
    Havent tried it yet, but the people i know who got it had none problems, and man its a bar. Theres not really any difference from steel bars

    Ao clamp:
    Looks ugly, i wouldnt ride it. But i guess it works, so well no problems there. Im just into SCS

    AO fork: I had the last one and rode it for a bit, the reason i stopped was because i didnt like the look of it at all. The look is changed now and it looks sick, so i guess its a good fork for cheap money.
    I also think, that any fork as long as its 1 piece it will pretty much be the same.

    AO headset: Havent tried it yet, i guess its just a headset

    841 wheels:
    I like my 841 wheels. These wheels holds up great for me - or well as long as every other wheel i try (except for protos, they're strong and the longest lasting wheels!)

    AO deck:
    Sweet deck. The new Epsilon is sick. The day i found out that they actually released the old sigma, i was full of shame. That deck sucked! For me it ended up as a banana, and the grind plates wasnt strong at all. I would change a grindplate every week.
    But thats not the problem with the new one. Strong weldings, strong materials and a stronger grindplate. Personally, i dont ride the plugs in the end, but the front plugs are amazing! Noseblunts and crooked so good! As i got this deck, those tricks became sooo dailed. Thats cool! The brake is also good - doesnt flatspot your wheels. I havent had any flatspots as long as i rode AO deck.
    The griptape that comes with it is okay.

    Thats my opinions on the scooterparts from Sunshine and im pro rider for AO, am for elyts.

    Watch out for my part in the AO DVD! The release date will be around christmastime. Got sick footage there, just wait!

    - Jonas Kjær


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