@wheelrich you gave me so much hope that I dropped everything, installed the complication and just gave it a quick go. Still no improvement for me :/
Posts made by eckit
RE: Anyone Know Which Tire Tread Lasts Longest For Street Riding?
@Nick-Sabs I’m the same size and ride the same exact conditions. Got about 370 miles out of my first Vega. But I was intentionally running at a super-low PSI (12-14 PSI) which adds a ton of wear. I found it easier and more comfortable to ride super-flat as I started out. I replaced with another Vega myself a few months ago, cheaper than sending it in, and I was back riding in a little over an hour. It’s pretty easy to do. The biggest pain in the ass is breaking the beads, but guys our size can certainly do with a little elbow grease (and putting our weight into it).
I’m also running at the recommended 20 PSI to see if I get any more life out of my Vega.
RE: Cold weather riding
@Maverik me too. And I’ve ridden in single-digit Fahrenheit temps through NYC. I ride for 10-20 minutes at a time and when checking the battery temp at the end of my rides, it drops 2-4° on average.
Those batteries are super dense and they generate a bit of heat themselves just by discharging.
RE: XR constantly losing app connection?
@leo8877 I got one of those workout “cases” for my iPhone. The type that is supposed to go around your bicep.
I strap it around my calf. My phone keeps connection to the board 100%, and my watch keeps connection to my phone.
Been riding my XR for months like that.
I’m not saying that this shouldn’t be fixed by FM; but it is a hack that works for now.
First Tire Change
Just performed my first tire change. Vega for Vega—no treads for this fat, flat, and slick guy.
Found this video tutorial that helped out a ton so I figured that I’d share:
As everyone says; breaking the bead was a pain in the ass—but there’s no need to bring it to a tire shop. Just put your back into it and follow the video tut tips.
Getting the tire on was a pain in the ass, too. But again; not impossible.
The hour or two investment beats the hell out of being without my board for several weeks while FM replaced it for me.
Tip: You’ll need an air compressor to seat the bead of the new tire. Nothing huge, I used my 6 gal pancake compressor and it did the job perfectly.
RE: Beginner Video of my first ride on my OneWheel+ XR near Portland Oregon.
@mr-vince I go over several speed bumps and speed mounds (the super-wide speed bumps NYC puts in school zones) daily on my commute.
I ride normally, then slow down right before I get to the bump. This raises the nose a bit in preparation of ascending over the bump. I also take some weight off my front leg and loosen my knees a bit.
Just practice, eventually it’s real smooth and you can do it without losing too much speed (assuming you’re riding reasonably in the first place between 13 and 15 mph). I wouldn’t advise taking a speed bump at speed if you’re already riding past the board’s limits at 20+ mph.