Aera Trucks, the synonym for precision and response just released their newest Aera RF-1 Trucks. After years of development, these bad boys finally hit the market and longboarders from around the globe are already putting them to the test.
The RF-1 Aera Trucks feature cold forged hangers and bases with CNC cut axle holes, permanent kingpins, and bushing seats. These are said to be stronger than other machined or CNC varieties with nearly the same level of precision.
Cold forging is the process of stamping a hardened aluminum material with 30,000lb of pressure – this nets a very precise part, and also one that is stronger since the material flows into its final shape. ~ Aera Trucks
The unique pivots on the RF-1 are paired with in-house poured urethane pivot cups that allow deeper carves, more lean and greater stability. Aera’s RF-1 are completed by Hardcore Bushings and Grade 8 hardware.
Furthermore, the Aera RF-1’s are available in three models in two colors and sold individually so riders can mix and match:
Aera RF-1 DH (Downhill) feature 46˚ bases and a 176 mm width, paired with 93a Bushings. As the new go-to truck for downhill at high speeds or heavier riders, these feature the hardest Hardcore bushings of the bunch.
Aera RF-1 FR (Freeride) provide 46˚ bases, a 180 mm width, and 90a Bushings. Known as the all-arounder in the lineup, these can be used by the majority of riders for intermediate downhill and freeride.
Aera RF-1 Carve (Dance or Commute) consist of 50˚ bases, a 180 mm width, and 88a Bushings. Designed for the masses as great trucks to start with, these can be used for all varieties of longboards thanks to its versatile baseplate. This set-up is promoted to be easy to carve, have fun in the city or do some easy freeride and downhill.