Complete skateboards

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So here’s one of the cheaper ones I recommend it’s a maple pre-built skateboard which is pretty cheap but perfect for beginners. You won’t get the top of the line components but it’s pretty decent. The CCS complete is one of the cheaper brands but still pretty decent as long as you don’t grind curbs all day.

The wheels are pretty hard which makes it more suitable for skate parks and concrete surfaces but less so for rougher surfaces. If you want more comfort I suggest going for the Santa Cruz I mentioned below.

The bearings aren’t the best so you could consider replacing them with some Bones Reds if you’re planning on visiting skate parks. I would just stick with this board for a while until you can skate and ride with confidence and save up some better components.

Best bang for your buck

If you want something more durable and a better experience, consider the Santa Cruz Skateboard Complete (link to Amazon). It has a perfect width (8.25″) and the best wheels and trucks you can get at this price range. In short, this is a great starter deck and offers the best components at a very fair price.

It comes with Bullet trucks and 53mm, 99a OJ wheels. These wheels are both great for street and parks, 99a won’t feel annoying when riding on the street and you don’t have to push too hard to get some speed in skateparks.

Another great alternative is the Powell-Peralta Vallely Elephant (link to Amazon). 

Cheapest complete skateboard with a graphic

Team positive skateboard

So here’s one of the cheaper ones I recommend it’s a maple pre-built skateboard which is pretty cheap but perfect for beginners. You won’t get the top of the line components but it’s pretty decent. The Positive Team skateboard is one of the cheaper starter skateboards but it’s fine to start out with. It’s actually a Mini logo skateboard but with a different brand name.

The wheels are 99a which makes it more suitable for skate parks and street skating. The bearings aren’t the best but they seem to hold out for some time. It’s easy to replace them and bearings aren’t that expensive. The width of this skateboard is 8.0″ which is about the standard these days.

A skateboard for cruising

Just want to cruise? You’ll need a different setup than mentioned here or at least get some wheels suitable for cruising. Consider a mini cruiser or assemble a skateboard yourself. Assembling one yourself is usually a bit more expensive though.