A bit more clearance between the wheel and the foot pads
The current 2-3mm clearance feels slightly too little as pieces of gravel small enough to stick to the tire cannot always make that narrow opening. All too often I hear a nasty sound of such getting pressed through and it probably wears the inner edge of the foot pad quite a bit. Just increasing the clearance to 5mm should allow most gravel that sticks to the tire to pass through without hitting the foot pad's inner edge.
I feels like a good idea to even add a brush strip to the inner edge of the foot pad. Little gravel would then more softly pass through and could mostly get brushed off the tire.
Awesome product otherwise. I just demoed it here at the office and the line of people wanting to try it was long \o/
This is why my fender works great. you don't need any tools to take the fender off to get at that little pebble
It sounds to me like the fender is more about keeping your shoes, jeans and board clean. I'm more worried about the damage to the board caused by pebble.
But I guess I'll need to order a fender eventually. I wish I had seen that bundle when ordering the board as I would have definitely taken it. Now I'm looking at separate fender + bumper purchases + the separate shipping & import charges :-/
Any plans for a fender + bumper bundle without the board? :)
What I meant was if something does get stuck you have no problem removing it..
I understand your concern about damaging the board because of peddles.. It happens to me alot but once I hear it I stop and remove it.. Never damaged anything yet..
Ok, good to hear that nothing seems to get broken by it.
It's not that it would have locked up the wheel yet, it just makes a nasty sound.