Hey Theeveheads out there, the V3 Theeve is coming soon!
I'm currently preparing my first post about the V3. I'll share the details after Theeve makes their first announcements about the V3.
Two things I can safely share with all of you now is that:
1) the bushing bulge issue is fixed for good on all Theeve models
2) in addition to Theeve's current sizes - 5.0", 5.25", 5.5", and 5.85" - there will be 2 new sizes, the 6.5" and the 8.5".
Based on the average difference between hanger and axle width on Theeve's past trucks, I expect the 6.5" will be about 9.1" long at the axle. I'm hoping it is closer to 9.2". When skaters go above 9" wide on board width, they usually step up to 9.3"-9.5" wide, skipping the 9.1"-9.25" sizes completely. For comparison, Indy's Stage XI 169 is 9.125" long at the axle.
The 8.5" could either be a true 8.5" hanger, like Trackers, and be 11" long at the axle, or it could be a nominal 8.5" hanger, like Independent's 215, and be 10" long at the axle. I suspect it will be 10" long at the axle. These are just speculations, though, we'll have to wait and see.
I've been skating a 9.3" wide deck lately, and I'm continually fighting speed wobbles on my Indy Stage XI 169s and Surf-Rodz 177s, so I will gladly welcome a set of TiAX 6.5s. It's gonna be awesome!