Don’t settle for less. The Atlas Massive Ball Pivot delivers a 50% increase in load-bearing surface area, providing more precise control than traditional pivots and offering unparalleled turning ability. This ball shape allows the hanger to turn with a full, unrestricted range of motion and doesn’t subject the pivot to stress from interference contact with the edge of the pivot cup. All this combines to provide a unique ride with maximum lean, consistent control, and a divey feel – just how we know you like it.
To achieve the precise control the Atlas truck provides, it was necessary to create a new breed of pivot cup. The Atlas pivot cup is patent-pending technology, like nothing you’ve seen before. This pivot cup is self-cleaning, self-centering, and even threaded so you can remove it with your axle for cleaning and maintenance. The Nylon6 material is a low friction, abrasion resistant material perfectly suited to this type of application. Built for Downhill.
Slop in your kingpin assembly means you’re not getting the performance you deserve. The Atlas Kingpin is custom made to taper at a 1:20 ratio which allows it to fit snugly inside the precision tapered baseplate hole, which is the reason the kingpin head doesn’t sit flush. As the kingpin nut is tightened the kingpin is pulled up into the tapered bore hole to deliver a self-centering, zero tolerance fit. This provides secure support of the kingpin along its entire length so that the kingpin and baseplate act as one unit instead of two separate parts.Beam theory shows that the I-beam shape is extremely effective in carrying bending and shear loads – there’s a reason you see people building skyscrapers with these. The Atlas Hanger is designed with this same shape in mind. What does this mean for you? A stiff hanger that will resist bending, ensure proper load transfer, and deliver precise performance in your ride.A bent hanger is never fun. Atlas has designed an 8mm to 10mm stepped axle design which has over 50% more steel in it than traditional 8mm truck axles. The 10mm core is located where the strength and stiffness is needed most, the center section of the hanger. This provides a stiff, responsive ride. The axle is machined down to 8mm on the ends so it fits a standard wheel bearing size, creating a step which also conveniently eliminates the need for an inner speed ring.
We designed the Atlas truck from the ground up. The Atlas baseplate is made of A356/T6 forged aluminum. It’s designed with an extra thick mounting base and solid construction, no voids or gaps in the baseplate aluminum. Ride with confidence knowing the type of support you have beneath your feet.
The Atlas Bushing seat accommodates most every aftermarket bushing available. Eliminators, stepped cones, cones or barrels- this bushing seat welcomes all kinds. There are countless bushing combinations that suit every rider weight and riding style, so we wanted to be sure that Atlas was designed to be universal. The bushing seat is also designed so that it never makes contact with the kingpin, ensuring you’re protected from any potential interference.