How cold is too cold ?

  • @simenlier alright... well i can stay outside without any problem in these temperatures. but do you know if it has a lasting negative impact on the battery life?

  • I would think it could have a impact on the battery, but I'm no expert so dont take my words for it

  • I'm not sure about the long term consequences, but riding at 0°C, I noticed the batterie doesn't last as long as usual...

  • @simenlier mhm... well, i hope somebody got the answer for us ;-) would be pretty helpful to know since "extreme conditions" is very vague.

    @Polle is it significantly shorter than usual?

  • It's been freezing here in Miami the last few days (about 65F degrees), but I didn't notice a battery life difference :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  • @Polle maybe that since the begining you ride better,faster,higher and carving more too.. I joke:grimacing: cold weather,hot rider :smirk:

  • I don't think that the battery takes any permanent damage from riding out in the cold. I mean I've heard about not storing batteries in the cold, but then we are talking storage, not a 30 minute ride.

    Have been riding in -15ºC, and it works fine. But yeah, range is obviously a problem. And I wouldn't recommend starting to ride when the board is already cooled down to that temperature.

  • @forzabucks I should be getting mine tomorrow, and I'm afraid it's gonna be too cold here in Texas (about 60 degrees) to ride it 😄

  • Check the tire pressure, that may explain the faster drain. I don't ride below 32 degrees cuz I'm a wuss.. Lol.. Wearing a full face helmet makes a huge difference, just bundle up but watch out for ice and the shoes you wear..

  • @Incog @forzabucks I don't know how you guys deal with that kind of cold! I live in LA and don't even leave the house if it dips below 70º! Haha.

  • @thegreck My OW is supposed to arrive tomorrow here.. in KS...where its in the 20s.. where's the dedication? lol

  • @OnewheelinWest Haha... I was only kidding. I was out on my OW on the coldest day of the year! ( 55º )

  • If its 60 degrees or below I'm staying in. Lol... Won't hurt the board though... I wouldn't worry about it.

  • @forzabucks I can't believe you just said that 65 Degrees F is freezing! Here in San Francisco, we hope for 65F!

  • @chunibuni I was being tongue-in-cheek. I'm a transplant from the north, and it cracks me up seeing all the people walking around South Beach in down jackets anytime it dips below 70.

  • I don't have a scientific answer either but it's been my impression that if you keep the board in a warm place and ride it in the cold that it should be okay as long as you bring it back to warmth when done riding. I'd also like to hear an official answer on this.

    I started keeping my board inside here in WI when it got cold.
    Even when I recently took my family on a road trip, I waited to pack the car until we were ready to leave because I didn't want my board sitting packed in the cold all night.

    Also I think airline baggage storage can be freezing. I know air travel with ow has other questions but might the board sitting in freezing cold temps for several hours have a negative impact?

  • @Franky I left my one wheel in my truck one night when it was in the teens. It wouldn't fire up and threw 6 or 7 blink code I cant remember. Once I brought it inside and warmed it up it was good to go. For this reason I have been concerned about cold weather riding where you might turn the onewheel off and it might not fire back up.

  • @Franky these things are shipped to cold places in cold trucks and plains, I wouldn't worry about it.

  • @ashewheeler haha seems stupid but i honestly never thought about it that way.. you're probably right that it wouldn't cause any lasting damage. still i'd like to have an official answer. probably going to email the support and then get back to you folks asap !

  • guys, i got an official answer via email:

    "We have ridden our boards in Aspen with a lot of success. The main issue with the cold is actually the damaging the tire. The key to riding in cold temperatures without damaging your board is to follow the guidelines below:

    1. When not riding your board make sure it is being stored inside or in a warmer temperature to avoid damage to the tire. While running the tire is heated up and will not be affected but if left off in the cold it will no longer be able to keep itself from freezing. Do not leave your board outside in the cold!

    2. Always wear a helmet and protective gear - snow/slush/cold terrain is extra slippery.

    3. Pact snow or thin amounts of snow will offer better ride quality. Unpacked snow won't be able to support the weight of the rider and board and ice won’t give you enough traction.

    If these guidelines aren't followed damage to your tire, motor, and yourself can occur. We will also not be able to cover any damage from riding in freezing temperatures under warranty.

    As long as you limit your riding time in the cold and store your board inside you should be fine. We are uncomfortable putting any number on the idea of 'too cold' but generally recommend staying away from sub-freezing temperatures."