As some of you may already have seen, we had the honour of Youtube star, Scooter Brad, review the RILLA COMMIT Complete scooter last week. Brad goes into detail about the ins and outs of the complete scooter including, the weight, looks, design, components and his overall view.
The review video went live and within the first 2 days, it was already the highest viewed video on his channel! Check out his full review below.
RILLA Scooters COMMIT Testing Video by Scooter Brad
Words from Bradley himself:
So I just want to let you know about what my thought are on your scooter. There will be pro’s and con’s and hopefully I will be able to get across everything in a minimal amount of words.
The RILLA COMMIT Scooter is a good setup. Design wise it is aesthetically pleasing and is well built straight out of the box. Upon opening the scooter I noticed the first flaw, and this may be limited to my own personal preference but the majority of custom built scooters have a fork and clamp consisting of the same colour. The fork and clamp would probably be the first items to go on the scooter mostly because of their appearance rather than performance. Performance wise the two components worked extremely well. The thread in the top of the fork for the HIC is great, I like my headsets as tight as possible to eliminate play and this setup did that well for me. The forks and clamp are a little bulky for my personal taste however they ride just the same as any other set of forks out there. The clamp was real selling point for as the use of 6mm bolts was a great choice design wise, we all know how the typical 5mm ones strip over time and just clamp as well as these bigger ones so this was awesome to see on the complete.
“the use of 6mm bolts was a great choice design wise”
Making these bolts compatible with 5mm allen keys was a killer feature as well. Super user friendly and as the rest of the build uses a 5mm allan it only made sense to have the same heads on the clamp bolts.
The headset itself is respectable. Like I said I gave the compression a good tightening and it ran smoothly with absolutely no issues, no loosening which was great and spins quite well for a complete straight out of the box. Being full sealed and integrated is obviously the industry standard these days but a lot of brands take a bit of breaking in to really settle under different compressions.
The bar I didn’t personally ride as they are waaay to short for someone as tall as myself! But some of the boys I ride with took them from a whirl on this complete and their own setups and said they would ride them without question. Most of them ride Apex Bol Bars so for them to say that these bars feel great was awesome to hear. A few of them use to ride the ICS district bar but all converted to BOL’s when HIC really came about. HIC in my opinion isn’t as trustworthy as SCS in regards to compatibility however the bars were my personal favourite bars in 2014 so to see your ones rocking HIC was extremely refreshing, I’ve been wanting to try out HIC for a long time but simply nobody makes 29″ high bars with HIC so to get the hight I just have to stick with SCS.
Speaking of compatibility the front end of the setup is GREAT for running different forks and clamps. I tried my Quantum, LSV3 and Drone forks all of which are different lengths with both the HIC system and my own Apex and Drone SCS clamps and didn’t have any issues. Not did they need headset spacers and I’m confident this is all thanks to the hight of the head tube on the deck itself. The rear end of the deck however was not as pleasing. I personally ride three pegs and nor my Apex or Flavor pegs were able to fit on the rear axel. The decks channels are simply too thin to fit them in. There probably are thinner pegs out there that would run without an issue on this deck but I simply could not fit my sets. In saying that it wasn’t really the end of the world because the back of the deck does lock into grinds and stalls really well but over time this could be an issue due to the bottom of the deck being worn away.
Over all I think the parts are all of great quality and the scooter itself is an awesome choice to build around because of it’s compatibility on the front end. Trying to find a deck that works with your favourite forks and clamp can be extremely difficult but this deck can almost put a stop to that problem.
“It feels great, it’s light, it’s interchangeable with other parts AND it looks dope”
My favourite thing about the setup would have to be the deck and wheels. Not sure if I’d say that they’re better than River’s but all the same they are great, light weight wheels. My least favourite thing about the complete would have to be that it doesn’t run rear pegs. Other than that I think it’s a great model for kids to invest in. It feels great, it’s light, it’s interchangeable with other parts AND it looks dope.
On a scale I’d probably give this complete an 8/10
Purely taking points away for the peg thing and the hight of the bars. But for most kids whom don’t use pegs and are smaller than myself the Commit would almost have to be a 10/10
RILLA Scooters COMMIT Complete Unboxing Review by Scooter Brad