Introducing Onewheel+ XR



  • @glyph in this article from Digital Trends they say its one an extra pound or two heavier. Gibby could be at CES in LV, NV.

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/onewheel-xr-future-motion/



  • What’s the charge time on this new battery?

    I feel as if the current plus battery can’t neccicarily ‘keep up’ with the draw of the motor, so this new battery should offer a more stable current when putting a high load on the batteries - meaning there’s a good chance nose diving or surging most likely will be reduced.

    I noticed when looking at pictures, it looked like there was more plastic on the bottom of the rails at both sides. Is this added protection plates, or is this to accommodate a larger battery/controller.

    I currently run my board with float plates. If this new board actually sticks out more at the bottom, there wouldn’t be enough clearance to instal the protective plates on the bottom.

    I have a V1 and a Plus. I love my V1 much more, and im really bummed they’ve stopped selling it



  • @glyph I think the type of battery is different and that no upgrade is possible as it would not be an electronical card modification.
    shaka wheeler says that they've stopped the OW 1 and that he regrets it compared to his OW + so it seems (and it's understandable) that FM tries to improve her product and so...
    It looks like they are progressing day to day and don't look far further...or are just doing like other big companies with programmed obsolescence.
    A shame if it's so, especially for a company which asked for CROWDFUNDING
    But nobody's perfect ;)



  • @shaka-wheeler "current plus battery can’t necessarily ‘keep up’ with the draw of the motor" Was always interested in Onewheel and almost pulled the trigger, then my friend let me borrow his + for a few days and I started to have second thoughts, mostly range concerned. Have you noticed the board riding differently when the battery is 20% or lower? What is it about the V1 do you prefer more? I'm very close to pulling that trigger again now that the XR is a thing with promise that it has more torque (helpful for that 230lb I'm carrying around, haha.)



  • @ventoriffic said in Introducing Onewheel+ XR:

    @shaka-wheeler "current plus battery can’t necessarily ‘keep up’ with the draw of the motor" Was always interested in Onewheel and almost pulled the trigger, then my friend let me borrow his + for a few days and I started to have second thoughts, mostly range concerned. Have you noticed the board riding differently when the battery is 20% or lower? What is it about the V1 do you prefer more? I'm very close to pulling that trigger again now that the XR is a thing with promise that it has more torque (helpful for that 230lb I'm carrying around, haha.)

    I’d recomend going for the XR over the +. My 210 pound friend has ridden both, and the V1 really doesn’t have enough juice for him. The + does, but as the battery goes down, he noticed surging.

    I believe that this is because of the voltage sag. If the XR battery is bigger, this might not happen.

    As for why i like the V1, it’s much less refined. This makes the riding experience much more fun and connected. Certainly less juice though



  • @glyph

    Nope, just me relaying what I have read, and some speculation, on my part.



  • From what I have read the new battery is NMC. Different chemistry.



  • @sage954
    And maybe they replaced 18650 LFP cells by 26650 NMC, which could explain both the added range and the little extra weight ?
    In that case the board should be few mm thicker



  • @stryder9 they won't unfortunately



  • @douna unfortunately not



  • @future-motion Why not release the full specs of the XR now? I'd like to know what I'm buying exactly for $1800. I have owned a V1 and a + and while the extra mileage is super awesome, what about top speed, weight, and charging time? That would be the minimum information needed to make an informed decision before spending an important chunk of money (again).



  • Agreed, I am going to wait one more generation, I am fine with the plus... I don’t go for super long rides. I going to skip a generation and wait for the vII+XR=mc2



  • @rideonexperience Sounds nice! Didn’t tried the + yet, I love so much my old one...

    I’m quite busy from now but I may call you in next months for a ride together :)

    I usually ride around Grand Théâtre (my working place) so if you see me just yell at me ;)

    Concerning this OW+ XR I didn’t ordered it yet as my girlfriend told me it would be a great gift for my birthday... as I was born on December I think I’ll get a new « OW+ XR+ S-Line » with all new things FM will bring up ^^

    Congrats FM, I really like what you are doing and the fact that the price is always the same for new models and you down the price of older ones 👍

    Good job!



  • @Future-Motion Hi Future. This is Hugo. I am one of your many addicts to the best drug on the planet.

    You are our supplier. I know, that you read the forum posts, yet are quietly watching from behind the bleachers many a time.

    Can you please shed some light on our many questions?
    I have a suggestion. You create a future motion moderated knowledge database of some sort, be it a thread, or a wiki esque page.

    We the forum users, your crafted little addicts, can do most of the answering. We can try and answer as much as possible, and send it in for it to be revised by a future motion employee. (this will offload 90% of your workload)

    By doing this, you can increase the support quality with little effort. We write, you revise ( and then obviously some things only you the employee can answer).

    Secondly, we would be incredibly thankful if you could give us more info on the new board, Company status, future plans, etc. What the new specs are on the XR? how will NMC affect longevity? what to expect? etc.



  • @theredwheeler There's not really a need for the charge port cover, I cruise through puddles and mud, nothing really accumulates and it is easy to clean out with a q-tip, I do occasionally.

    My board was serviced after I had added aftermarket parts, I simply removed them before sending it for service... I don't think they're as strict about warranty issues as you seem to assume.

    Bottom line, FM still has the absolute best ride on the planet, it just got better with even more range. When many of us compare the value of the OW+ or the XR to other options it wins again and again. I pre-ordered the XR with confidence knowing I'll also be able to easily sell one of my extra OW+'s when it arrives.



  • Out of curiosity... Do the people asking if you can upgrade the plus to the XR battery, ask Toyota/Honda etc if they can replace their motor in their 2017 when the 2018 model comes out? Do you ask Apple if you can upgrade your 7 for the 7s camera? It's a new product...You buy new products all the time, stop asking for unrealistic questions that don't help their business thrive. If you want the upgrade, sell your used product and spend the difference. By selling your older product you help spread the stoke to other buyers who might not be able to afford retail prices... this is how every product works! Businesses would never thrive if you can keep your first purchase for 5 years rather than feel the need for an upgrade. For those who bought the plus recently, its still awesome and hasn't lost any value... its a beast, and now the XR is a beast with extended range. Decide if you want the new or not. -endrant



  • @glisse84 we swung once and missed, we will make sure not to miss again. We got your board back today and support should be getting back to you soon.
    We leave no wheeler behind, hang in there just a little longer, we’ll get you sorted out shortly



  • @braswell normaly a person is aware a new model toyota or apple is about to be released thus they have the choice to hold out.



  • @cascadewheeler Bigger companies have "leaks" never does Apple say... hey we're releasing a new phone next month, so until then keep buying last years phone at full retail. You just start learning the companies upgrade cycle and reflect. I for one purchased a plus day 1 preorder, so Ive had a full year of loving it... I actually was in the market to buy a 2nd and then randomly say the FM email announcing the would be expanding the family. I honestly didn't expect them to upgrade a year later as I know they are a small company, but I was so excited about the fact that they were able to improve an already great product just 1 year later. We can now assume they will be releasing something new each year around CES. However who knows! Could be 2 years next time or 1.5 etc.. thats the game.



  • @cascadewheeler btw I totally agree with you and your statement on we should be able to buy now purchase extra footpads and accessories for the OW+ ... it's been a year! lol I really can't explain or defend that decision. I would have purchased a few by now already!


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