Fender made with a more appropriate material

  • @njacobs I did a small batch of these as an experiment and the leftovers are for sale. I guess if there is significant demand I may come up with a slightly more professionally executed version, maybe introduce different colors, polycarb version etc.

  • @makermarc
    I feel you are on to a great fender option with the “FlexFender” design. I will be keeping an eye on this one.... Great work!

  • I too like the flexible/durable fender idea. Carbon fiber looks great and can be durable for the right circumstances but the onewheel is a terrible application when it is guaranteed to go sliding across the pavement at some point. Magnetic mounted fenders that pop off instead of breaking are not great option either...you don't see any dirt bike or mountain bike parts that take that approach.

  • @makermarc Post photos of the extras. I may be interested in purchasing one. PM me the photo and price.

  • @cbr-954rr True, but their wheels aren't as sexy as the OW, nor do they have the problem of accumulating a pile of shit that will send you flying. Magnetic fender FTW.

  • @ventoriffic when we ride offroad, I constantly have to wait for my buddy to retrieve his magnetic fender when it bounces off with no crash involved. Inevitably he gives up and straps it to his backpack and finishes the ride with muddy footpads and pants. I've only had to remove my fender once while riding, taking less than 2 minute with the hex key I keep in my pack. Between the magnetic fender and no fender, I'd choose no fender.

    IMHO the only "sexy" onewheels are when they are brand new. I give the people that actually ride and beat the hell out of their boards way more respect.

  • @makermarc I'm interested in one of these fenders too. My FM fender has broken several times and I don't think I can repair it anymore :(

  • @makermarc I too am interested

  • @makermarc are you able to choose how opaque the fenders are? I’m thinking a slightly opaque fender may glow very well from properly placed LED’s. The clear one may glow well already, but something with a little shading in it could carry the light better.

  • I am interested in a fender as well. This looks like the way it should have been done!

  • I'd like one too - but in black if you can swing it. Clear doesn't make much sense IMO as it will soon be mud brown from the inside.

    Also, I recommend altering the design slightly if you don't want FM coming after you for copyright / patent violation. Yours looks like an exact replica, which is great but you're exposing yourself to unwanted and unnecessary legal problems. Just change it enough so that it's your "own" design and you should be good to good. Just my two cents.

  • @hoovdini I should have black in a week or so.

  • I like your take on the flexible fender, I'd be in for a black fender also when they are ready.

  • @ventoriffic The white ones are opaque, it just doesn't look that way with the lighting in the picture. I'm sure they would carry light very well.

  • @makermarc I too would like to purchase one. Please post a pic of a black fender when it is finished. Great work! Thanks

  • @makermarc Very cool! What is the price point? I'd be interested in black or a dark blue (Yamaha dirt bike blue). Or I suppose if the price is right, the white may work - I would just paint it.

  • @cascadewheeler Hmm. yea the dirt-bike fenders are made of polypropylene. A perfect candidate for a fender. the only issue is Uv degradation and oxidation. I bet that can be fixed by dipping a mold in a thin protective layer of some sort. It is super cheap and way better than the piece of trash known as the FM fender. It can be made with CnC or injection molding(probably the Injection). It is very strong and flexible meaning it will not break on crashes. this will prevent it from touching the tire but still be strong. I think it would not be difficult to make for onewheel. I might even make my own from a 3d model mold. I really hope onewheel fixes this. This has gotten a lot of attention so maybe FM will notice. We just need to annoy Future Motion enough into noticing us. Thanks for the idea.

  • @njacobs can you tell me what you used to make it.(what mudflap, screws. Whatever that piece of metal was) I think I might make one

  • @ansen-french
    Do a search for "Plain Black Mud Guard 24" - Set of 2" on Amazon and you'll find what I used. The metal is 1" angle aluminum. The metal and screws were purchased a Lowes. I don't remember the details of the screw size.

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