Orangatang Knuckles Bushings (All Durometers)
JUICY BOUNCE, TIGHT PACKAGE
Crafted for quick turning response and smooth edge-to-edge transitions, the new Orangatang Knuckles are the ultimate high-energy bushing upgrade for carving, pumping, dancing, and freestyle longboarding.
Available in two duros: soft (orange, 87a) and medium (medium, 90a). Each pack contains two insert barrel bushings, two gumdrop bushings, two large cup washers, and two small cup washers.
The insert barrel features a small “step” to fill the gap between the kingpin and the hole of the hanger, reducing play in the assembly for a more precise response.
The gumdrop is a smooth and subtle blend between a barrel and the more traditional cone shape, providing enhanced agility. The rounded edge allows for ultra-smooth turn initiation and improved interface with the washers.
Knuckles are sized for compatibility with most trucks and feature precise tolerances for a snug fit on the kingpin. Poured in the same extremely high-rebound Randy Thane formula as the Orangatang Nipples, these two bushing options offer distinct performance characteristics.
Nipples are a great choice for riders seeking maximum rebound for pumping and carving, lively yet supportive turning, and reduced wheelbite. The wide (1” diameter) double-barrel design offers a highly defined center point with immediate resistance to turn that increases progressively with lean angle.
In contrast, Knuckles are well suited for riders seeking quicker edge-to-edge response and deeper carving capabilities. The narrower diameter (0.95”) and combination of shapes provide a blend between a stable base (barrel) and a more free-turning top (gumdrop). The result is quicker and easier turn initiation with less resistance and a greater ultimate lean angle.
Recommended Weight Ranges
Below are the recommended weight ranges for riding under 20mph (32 kmh). If you want to go faster, we recommend going slightly harder.
- Soft/Medium 87a (orange): 60-160 lbs / 27-72 kg
- Medium/Hard 90a (purple): 130-190 lbs / 59-86 kg
Trucks We Recommend With Knuckles
Knuckles were designed around and work extremely well in Paris Trucks. They will also work with Randal Trucks.
We DO NOT recommend Knuckle bushings with Calibers, Bear Grizzlys, Gullwing Chargers, or Independents.
If you are unsure, it is best to measure your current bushings and then compare to the sizing shown below.
- x2 Top Bushings
- x2 Bottom Bushings
- x4 Orangatang Washers (x2 small and x2 large cups)
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