Tilt Theorem Scooter
Tilt had the Theorem complete out for a while now, and with their new models coming up, they decided to call those «builds» instead of «completes». Their thinking is that their complete scooters were more like custom builds instead of a classic complete since it comes with mostly aftermarket parts.
It gave us the idea of breaking down parts by parts the Tilt Theorem to check what exactly is composed of, while waiting for their new models to come out!
That complete is one of the most expensive scooter on the market and we'll explain while it's SO worth it! Let's check it out:
Those are super soft, yet durable grips with mostly ribbed patterns for a good durability.
This is one of the parts that is not available aftermarket. It might ressemble a lot the Tilt Rigid Aluminum bars from their Stage3 series, but even if it's also made of 6061-T6 aluminum, the forming process and tapering are not exactly the same.
Still, it is none the less a excellent set of aluminum bars that will last. For the benefit of our experience, let's put it's value around 100$, which is the starting price of most aluminum bars.
The Tilt Theorem is coming stock with the Tilt Stage One SCS clamp that doesn't have the print on the side. Made from 6061-T6 aluminum, it comes in oversized to fit the oversized aluminum bars.
The Theorem does come with Tilt integrated headset, which is normally 41.95$. But the top-cap coming on the complete is different from the aftermarket one to give a better finish to the Theorem. We decided to give it the price of 34.95$ simply because the cheapest (decent) headsets on the market will be that price.
The Theorem comes stock with the Stage One fork that can fit up to 120mm wheels for both 24mm and 30mm width. It's a strong 6061-T6 fork that fits both SCS and HIC compression system.
The Tilt deck that comes on the Theorem complete is a Stage One a different headtube. This one as a cut out in the front and no external tapering at the bearing area. You'll have the same 6061-T6 boxed deck with the welded drop-outs, neck with krook groove and the flex fender.
Even though it's not exactly the same deck, we do value it's price to be the same for the little difference it has.
The wheels on that completes are made with the same spoked core design as the Durare wheels, but with the fabrication materials of the Stage One wheels.
That's why we decided to use the Stage One wheels for our experiment.
It's a basic black griptape.
Even if the Theorem complete is not only composed of aftermarket parts, I think that for the little differences there is, it could be considered as a custom.
As for if she's worth it or not, if you go by our estimate and decided to build your own custom with those parts, it would amount to a whooping 656.60$ where the complete Theorem Scooter is sold for 469.95$. So it is worth it for the price! And I would even go further saying that for a total of 186.65$ saved, if you needed to change several parts on your actual scooter and were thinking about Tilt parts, I would seriously consider the option of getting that complete just for parts. You could just strip it appart and keep the extras as back-ups!