My Hoosier treaded tire with no mods



  • Well, after seeing threads starting to pop up on my Hoosier A40, I went and changed my tire today to a Hoosier 11x6.5-6 D30A treaded tire. It was easier than changing to the A40 and I had no modifications to do to the board or the tire

    I am running the same tire as No but I believe he has a softer compound. This may be the reason that I didn't have any mods to do, It is a tight fit but I clear both sides at 15.5 psi and could probably go higher with no rubbing. I will email pics to No so that he can put them in his new tire thread he is working on.

    So far i have a few hundrad yards on this tire. I will give you all updates as I ri ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ide....



  • I did a D30 on mine also and although there were slight clearance issues it was not bad enough to have to file the battery box. I remove a bit from the tire when I initially installed it but then I just rode it. After a few miles it was not rubbing anymore. About 15psi is as high as I can go before rubbing.



  • Post some photos here!



  • @Earthpilot Good to hear the harder compound doesn't have the same issues, I think the fear of modding was pushing a lot of people away from trying out the treaded tire. 15PSI is where I'm at now and it's like 0.01mm away from rubbing lol. Have the D30A sitting on my bookshelf ready for the V2...any day now



  • For some reason, i can't post pics but i sent two to No, hoping they go through, still says sending. first one is the top and then i flipped the board upside down to show the minute clearance with the battery box, no issues for two days now.

    Edit: Pics sent



  • @Earthpilot I always just send pics to the cloud with cloudapp. Then I just copy the direct links and use the picture button to paste them in.

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  • I'll try that next time, thanks Drew



  • @Earthpilot So what's the verdict between the Hoosier treaded tire vs the slick? Did you wear out the slick that fast or just swap it out for a different ride?



  • I went throught the slick in 528 miles, that's when I saw threads coming through. When I took the tire off it was paper thin at the edges where the threads were. I am loving this treaded tire No did a review on. It's got plenty of meaty rubber to go through. I think I will get over 1000 miles on this tire, my Vega got 1060 miles before I changed it.



  • @Earthpilot If you had two boards, would you put the treaded tire on both or does the slick have some advantages for street/sidewalk riding? If it's worth it, I might have one board setup for street and the other for off-roading. With my motorcycles, a racing slick vs a standard street tire with treads makes a world of difference but I'm thinking with the limited speed and power of the OneWheel that the advantages of a slick tire with the same profile are minimal. Thanks!



  • You answered your own question. I would put treaded tires on both because i believe that the treaded tire not only will out last the Vega but I do not feel that the tread takes away from my street riding since I love the feel of turns around 7 or 8 mph and higher speed turns are achievable and there is no loss of traction vs a slick. The tire performs very well. I endorse it 100 percent. No debris issues with the clearance thus far.


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