Bear Trucks started in 2004 because of a need for stronger Trucks. Downhill skateboarding was growing and so were the size of the wheels being used and the forces riders were putting on their trucks. Bear made several CNC machined precision downhill prototype trucks to meet these demands. After several prototypes and tones of testing by the Worlds top riders the Bear Smokie downhill truck was released. The Smokie dominated the downhill circuit winning countless races and several World Championships. Bear decided to introduce a cast truck for Freeriding with the same goal. The Grizzly was born as a 10mm cast aluminum reverse kingpin truck and was an instant success. With the demands of downhill skateboards constantly changing the Grizzly has evolved over the years into a top allround truck. Bear is dedicated to creating durable and innovative trucks. We are constantly improving our trucks so our customers get the best experience possible on their boards. Enjoy the ride!