Tires for rain and for those who plan to off road more??



  • These may not work as they may compromise maneuverability too much but I wonder..if OneWheel has tried a more aggressive tread or 'knobby' tire from Vega?

    I'll be riding mine mostly off pavement/road in the PNW!?

    http://www.vegausa.com/Tires/W5.htm



  • @A.-Sant Those look cool! I wonder if FM would void your warranty if you had those installed?



  • I asked Onewheel directly and see their response below. We may see it one day but I'd hate to compromise the cush ride and the smooths seems damn tough.

    *Congratulations on your Onewheel order! We have considered tread on our tires but haven't made the switch. The tread will definitely take away from the smooth ride you get with the slick tire. The smooth tires have also done really well in all terrain but we haven't ruled tread out completely.

    Thanks for the suggestion and we can't wait to get you riding!

    Cheers,
    Onewheel Team



  • After last nights 4 mile ride through down pouring rain besides my countless hours riding off and an road, I can say confidently that the current tire works great in every situation.

    I think for most of us this subject is the unknown but obviously future motion has tried and seen the pros and cons of each tire as they have actually gotten to test more options.

    I'll just say that obviously the tire works really well on road. Off road it also works really well and tread might help some but I'm not sure traction is as big of an issue for one wheel as it is four wheel vehicles. Last night off road in the rain I was surprised that the board never slipped and still gripped really well.

    At this point I can't say I would change a thing about my board.



  • That's really great to hear..thanks for the info/post!



  • @Franky AGREED👌👌👌

    Excited it was stormy this weekend in LA, lots of miles in rain with no slip issues at all. I'd only like more power+top-speed and nice eat shit rails. Can't wait to get more settings on the one wheel programming.



  • Unless I'm **severely ** leaning back or something into a turn I have had the wheel slip out on me, this is only on really wet grass by the way. I just end up on my butt is all, which then becomes wet. I had one burn out the other night in wet grass going up a hill, was kind of awesome actually. Other than that, I agree with @Franky, shit works awesome!


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    Hey Onewheelers, glad to hear the slick tires are working for you out there in every condition. As @Franky mentioned, we have done extensive testing with lots of different tires and felt the slicks produced the best overall performance. That said, we are still open to new tire designs and treads down the line.

    note: changing the tire is very technical and the board must be re-calibrated after so it needs to be done by us!



  • @Future-Motion @Onewheel-Support How would you guys feel about someone sending you the tire they would like to use with their board for you to install and calibrate?



  • @Onewheel-Support new-michelin-airless-tires.jpg Make a design like one of these for the OneWheel. No worries about punctures or tire pressure. Think this would be prefect



  • @veryous said:

    Unless I'm **severely ** leaning back or something into a turn I have had the wheel slip out on me, this is only on really wet grass by the way. I just end up on my butt is all, which then becomes wet. I had one burn out the other night in wet grass going up a hill, was kind of awesome actually. Other than that, I agree with @Franky, shit works awesome!

    Trying carving on polished concrete which is slightly wet. You can break grip perpendicular to the direction of travel without even leaning that far.
    I've ridden on wet grass many times and nearly every time at some point there will be wheelspin resulting in nose down, me off.
    Mud, particularly river silt is treacherous indeed. Board got very squirrelly and was slipping in every direction.

    It hasn't happened to me personally yet but aquaplaning is a definite possibility on smooth wet surfaces. When it rains I seek out the rough concrete to ride on.

    Note the manual specifically says "off roading is not advised" so the slick wheel is not surprising.



  • @DVO might even be a bit lighter, but I do know some people adjust the tire pressure depending on what they are doing.

    I hope for 2.0 we can replace our own tires, that would be awesome and would let us customise a bit with different rubbers.



  • So when my stock tire needs replacement, it sounds like I have to send the board in. That would get pretty costly for many people, especially for those out of country. FutureMotion, it would be a good idea to look into creating a way for people to do their own tire change. It would obviously have to be simple enough of a process for the regular "Joe" to do.



  • Good question, but change the tire should be possible by yourself. Would be very surprised if not. But its not so easy, because its never easy to change a Kart Tire ;-).


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