After riding 149 Thunders for the past few years, the updates are amazing. The new 149 II is the best turning truck I've ever ridden, hands down. All the updates put this truck on a whole new level! For boards 8.2 and bigger, Thunder just blew away the competition.
- John 'MO' Morgan, Eastern Skate Supply
I set mine up and didn't tighten or loosen the bushings and they felt great from the start. Turning is on point as always, the bushings are holding up. Great clearance and grind. Stoked to keep these things going for the long haul.
- Justin Dougherty, Skate Warehouse
One more thing I was also really psyched on was that even though you ride the trucks loose, you don't get that wobbly ride. The board feels stable and it gives you more confidence. Thanks to the bushings and the superior design!
- Mattias Hasselquist
The New Thunder 149s are the real deal, the Higher Axel is great especially if you ride a bigger wheels. Less Wheel Bite and better Kingpin Clearance. Solid improvements on these bad boys, I would highly recommend them to anyone with a 8.25 board or bigger. You can't go wrong with Thunder!
- Nick, Escapist
The higher set axle is great. I ride really loose trucks so this was a great relief.
- The kingpin nut seems to be more easily accessible.
- The response is quick and precise.
- THEY FUCKING RULE!
All in all man, these are an awesome update to the 149. Thunder killed it.
Mikah, Skatepark of Tampa
They're super good, no more kingpin hangups, and since they're just a little higher you don't get as much wheel bite. I will be throwing my risers in the garbage!
- Nate Hoover, Skate Warehouse
These trucks seriously rule.
- Max Garson, Meta Skateboards
I loved the Thunder 149's before, but with the new higher axle on the 149II's they're perfect, never any wheel bite
- Juan Rodriguez
Thanks Thunder, I love the new 149II truck, perfect quick turn for my 8.25 Deck.
- Ian Bradley
Same Quick response as the original Thunder 149, but now with more kingpin clearance and no hang ups.
- Steve Cornsmith
Smoothest Grinds and Quickest turns, I'm never riding another wide Truck again. Thunder for Life
These trucks are the fucking best
- Kevin Dolt
Good wheel clearance for no wheel bite, plus super light for my big board.
- Tony Park
Clean look and response like no other, the New Thunder 149II are the best.
- Aaron Taylor
I love how the OG Thunder 149's turned, but with the new higher axle the response is even better.
- Alex Davies
Best truck out there for boards 8.25, they fit so good and are lighter than any other wide truck out there.
- Raphael Jeffrey
The feeling on a grind these give you is like no other, Locks in perfect and pops out just the way you need it.
Perfect for sitting in a long feeble grind down a rail.
- Geoff Laskin