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Tool to preview what your XR will look like with different add-ons. Mix and match colors. Share your builds.
It's a work in progress, more XR options are in the works. Pint builder coming soon too!
If you have any sweet combos, please share!
My own board is pretty simple, this is what I raced with at FLF3:
My wife just got the FF Whisper tire and I dig her Ultra Reflective FL Sidekicks:
RE: Any Austin Tx owners? I would love to see/try.
There is an Austin OneWheel Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1578084132203670/
We are going to have a group ride downtown next Thursday Sept 14th at 7pm, meeting on Electric Drive near the charging station (there is power there so you can top off).
Placing a new order now? Check the Dealers page
I know the topic of ordering from a dealer instead of direct has been covered, but I wanted to share my info in a dedicated thread none the less.
I pre-ordered my OW+ on Jan-6th and received it April-21st - I love it. My kids love it. My wife loves it. My wife even asked me to get a 2nd OW so we can ride together rather in turns.
So yesterday I came to place a new order and I ended up getting discouraged by the "Shipping In June" notice. Our family Summer road trip starts the first week of June and we want our OneWheels with us.
So I started calling a few dealers in my local state of Texas and in California where we will be traveling through on our road trip - thinking maybe they will receive their boards before we pass by and can pick them up on the road.
To my surprise the dealer in California said, "I have 5 of my pre-order boards not claimed, and they should be here by the end of next week. I offer free shipping and since you are in Texas you don't have to pay sales tax."
My suggestion to those who are in a similar boat with placing a new order right now when supply is constrained and direct shipping is delayed - and there are no direct pre-order benefits like extended warranty, free fender, etc - it might be worth your time to contact a few dealers to see if they have unclaimed boards you can jump on. YMMV.
RE: Low Battery Chirp Built-in
Didn't you get the 'low battery pushback'?
I've found the low battery pushback is good enough as long as you know what it means. Someone who isn't aware of what the board is trying to tell them may try to keep pushing through it.
I think you guys are [mostly] right, I did some more reading in the forums last night and found a thread talking about the pushback and I clicked in my head that I experienced it before losing power. So @CBR-954rr - you nailed it, I tried to push through it.
Unfortunately pushback can occur for other factors like speed, right? So it's not a 100% fool proof indicator that the board is about to die.
While I do think that everyone that rides the OneWheel should be trained - you have to experience pushback to "get it" while instructing someone that, "if you hear a beeping noise it's about to lose power and you should safely stop ASAP" is pretty hard to not understand the first time you hear it.
Overall, I still think that a beep/chirp function could be added with a component that costs under a buck and would be useful.
However - until that day, "low battery pushback" will be a new topic I will be covering with all my family.
Thank you guys.
Low Battery Chirp Built-in
Low battery chirp built into the board with no connected app required.
I am new to the OW family with a + and I am loving it.
However, three times now in the first week I have experienced running so low on power that the board has gone limp on me.
Tonight was the worst case so far as I was at high speed and all of a sudden it stopped balancing.
Luckily I was able to ride it out a bit before I took a tumble. Minor battle scar on my elbow and my noggin was safe in a helmet (which also is now sporting some battle damage).
I know now to always ride with my phone connected and app running to receive alerts.
However, if there was some onboard chirp noise that could have given me a heads up that the board was ready to call it quits on hauling me around it would have saved me a fall.
And more importantly, I am letting my kids ride this when I am not and they do not have phones at all.
Thanks for an awesome product. I hope you at least consider this for any future versions of the OneWheel.