Tire change time
I’ve always religiously used Stan’s sealant in my MTB tires. Has anybody used it on the Onewheel?
Or should I just use Slime?
Suggestions and tips are greatly appreciated
So you were right on both counts. Wobble was from low tire pressure and I do indeed have a slow leak/hole in tire. I’ve tried to patch it with flexseal tape/spray and Stan’s sealant. While I can still ride it, the tire has 600 miles on it and likely needs to be replaced. Ugh. As a result, I’m faced with a bunch of questions:
Stick with the original tire or go for an alternative? I ride a combination of street and trails. Would like better traction off roads, but don’t want vibration on the road that is going to kill my feet.
Changing the tire- I have heard it is miserable to get the tire off and new one back on. I’ve watched the videos and notice they all see to cut off at the moment when the tire is going to come off or on. A new video emerges with a very tired faced person showing the remainder of the install. Anybody in the Boston area that installs them? I sent a note to a place in Swampscott and they never replied.
Send it to OneWheel to have them fix it. It looks like they will install a tire for $99 plus shipping. Has anybody actually done this?
Tune up- with 600 miles mostly road (and I don’t beat on the board) is this necessary?
I have 700 miles on my board so I’m pretty comfortable riding
Board is in great shape, haven’t beaten it at all
Noticed the board has been wobbling when I’m riding on pavement in Mission mode
Going to Delirium mode seems to help a bit
Am I nuts ? Do I need to do a firmware update?
nice pick up
I’ve got 300 miles on my XR
Dumb question but should I be doing some maintenance? I don’t beat on the board and it is in great shape.
Change the oil...clean the carb? Well I guess I don’t need to do those things
Any tips are appreciated
Float Fender- Thumbs up!
Ok, after 3 months of use, here is my review
This is completely idiot-proof. There is a video that shows you how to do it. Took me longer to take off my Onewheel fender than it took to install it.
Things I love about it:
Customer service is awesome!
They need places for folks to try out the new product
I’d regret selling my Plus and not keeping it for the kids, but I want to know how the pint works/feels before I drop another grand
Stuff is too expensive to buy sight unseen
I typically don't ever get the local newspaper. I had a dozen people text me to check out the front page.
Apparently, the reporter doesn't know about OWs. I wished she had stopped and asked me about it, so they could have added in some info on how the OW works.
Oh well, at least I wasn't on the front page for getting arrested.
you are totally right. I never skateboarded or snowboarded, so basically when I stepped on the Onewheel I had no better side. I sucked both ways. I never really thought about it, but I started riding natural foot (which I guess is opposite of goofy foot- again, I never rode anything and had not clue). In retrospect, I wish I had done 50% one way and switched the other way.
If I try goofy foot now, its like day 1.
when your ride long distances and your back foot kills you will be happy if you can go both ways!
I literally didn't go 1 foot on my board before I fell off and messed up my finger (super bad ligament damage) and broke my wrist (which I didn't realize for 6 weeks).
That said, I recovered and watched a bunch of videos and learned a lot.
My basic mistake was I took it out of the box and started, like a dumbass.
In a weird way, it almost taught me respect for the board.
Long story short, I hung in there and actually upgraded to the XR and have almost 400 miles under my belt.
I would reconsider before your sell your board for low $$.
Just play with it on the grass and enjoy yourself.
Lastly read the 5 rules by Jeff McKasker (spelling?)... Great advice..
I live literally on the top of the town I live in Summit Ave. Which messes me up with trying to go places from home without over generating power (but that is a different post).
While the Onewheel is incredible and amazing it is not infallible. When I am coming home from a longer ride and cruising at full power up hill for a long time, I am super sensitive to the pushback. When your are pushing the board really hard you have to respect that at some point it will need to stop. Even with battery power, I am really sensitive to the pitch/grade I am flying up and the speed I'm going at.
I would use 10MPH as the outer limit of your speed. You get at 15mph+ and all bets are off.
That said, if you are at a super steep grade going 10mph expect the pushback because you are pushing the board to her limits. Shut down can happened based on many factors (battery, grade, battery life, weight, how much you lean into the pushback).
Long story short, start out slow and worry less about how fast your are going.
Onewheels are so fun to carve, cruise, just have fun. Be safe!
I live in Wakefield. I typically Mt. Bike in a bunch of places in the area (Fells, Harold Parker, Lynn Woods, etc.).
Riding MTB you fly down the fire roads. I naturally assumed I would be able to cruise these trails with my Onewheel, but way too many large roots, weird rocks and giant crushed stone.
Long story short, looking for recommendations on trails with hard packed dirt trails north of Boston.