Some treats on the New Grit Elite

Grit have made some improvements to the new Grit Elite at no extra cost.

The original version has a standard threaded fork and headset. This is a proven method for a scooter headset and is used by most brands of scooters in a similar price bracket. The problem is that over time the head becomes loose. This is because the threaded headset used on scooters was inspired by bikes. The difference being that bike handle bars aren’t constantly being spun round like we do on our scooters. Although this threaded system works fine, the headset comes loose quite easily and needs regular tightening. This is a simple job but does require a headset spanner to do it properly.

 

 

The original version has a standard threaded fork and headset. This is a proven method for a scooter headset and is used by most brands of scooters in a similar price bracket. The problem is that over time the head becomes loose. This is because the threaded headset used on scooters was inspired by bikes. The difference being that bike handle bars aren’t constantly being spun round like we do on our scooters. Although this threaded system works fine, the headset comes loose quite easily and needs regular tightening. This is a simple job but does require a headset spanner to do it properly.

 
Grit threaded headset

Grit Threadless headset

 

As you can see in the pictures above the new Elite now comes with a threadless headset, threadless forks and an internal compression system. To simplify it, this basically means there is a long bolt that goes through the bottom of the forks, into the handle bars, then screws into a star nut within the handle bar tube. This system works really well and is lot less likely to become loose.

 

 

Some other little tweaks are Grit branded handle bar grips,

 

new Grit gas mask logo grip tape

 

plus some nice Grit branding on the base. Perfect for those mid air bri-whip shots!