Best Onewheel Accessories: The Ultimate Guide
It would be impossible to sit here and list out all of the different types of Onewheel™ accessories you could add on to your board. Some accessories change the look of your Onewheel™. Other accessories protect your Onewheel™. There are accessories that make it easier to do tricks. And there are even accessories that make owning a Onewheel™ even cooler.
So without further ado, here are some of the best Onewheel™ accessories you should get.
The most important accessory and the most hated, is the Helmet. A quality made helmet should be the very next purchase you make after you acquire your Onewheel™. I can’t tell ya, how many times I’ve seen a helmet protect and save friends and fellow riders from serious head injuries. My recommendation is to buy a helmet that you love the look of it so much that you want to wear it because it’s simply that cool. I’ve noticed at times that I forget I am wearing mine and walk around, till someone reminds me. Guess its a good thing!! Here are some of favorite Onewheel™ helmets:
Onewheel™ claims that the Onewheel™ Fender is THE most popular Onewheel™ accessory in existence. And if you just got your Onewheel™, this will likely be one of the first purchases you make. The Fender sits on top of the wheel and keeps all of the dirt and dust being kicked up by all of the awesome things you’re doing from getting onto your feet and the footpads. Fenders are incredibly easy to install. Unscrew the four screws that are on your board. Add the fender, then tighten the screws. Awesome third party companies such as Craft & Ride are now producing magnetic fenders, that are just as strong and their color way options are endless. If there’s a color you want for your fender, chances are good you’ll be able to get it.
There’s also a Onewheel™ Carbon Fiber Fender and according to Onewheel™ it is darn near indestructible, with a rubber gasket seal that helps keep even more dirt and debris off of your feet and the board.
So yeah, buy a fender already…
Getting out onto trails and trying cool tricks and jumps is kind of the entire point when it comes to the Onewheel™. But all of that fun off roading or time spent learning how to jump and do different tricks can take a toll on your stock Onewheel™ bumpers. We think the scratches, bumps, and dents are all part of the charm, but we also like to protect our boards as much as possible from cracks and breaks. Enter the Bumpers wars. With the most recent introduction of Float Life B.A.N.G Bumpers, Flight Fins Butter Bumpers and Badger Bumpers, there are plenty of options to choose from and keep you nose sliding and nose dragging. Yeeeew!
These plastic pieces fit on the bottom of the board underneath each footpad. Replacing these are almost as simple as the fender, which is good because you’ll likely be replacing these a couple of times. Not only can they add a nice pop of color to your Onewheel™, but that beating the bumpers take so your board doesn’t have to ends up wearing down the plastic. Most people swap out the bumpers only when they break, but it’s an easy enough replacement in case you are the type that wants to make sure you always have a fresh looking board.
If you don’t want to spend that kind of money to replace your Onewheel™ bumpers you can always purchase Float Plates. They screw on to the bottom of the board covering your stock Onewheel™ bumpers and they are made to protect your board as well as slicker material for smoother slides or fang drags, if you dare. There is simply one company to go to for Float Plates, and that is The Float Life. They’ve got you covered with the different color way options and both sizes for the Onewheel™ Pint and Onewheel™ XR. If you’re concerned about added weight, don’t be. They barely add any additional weight to the board.
What are Rail Guards, you ask? Rail Guards are super sticky adhesive stickers that help protect the aluminum side rails on your Onewheel™ from dings and scratches. They are also another great way to customize the look as they come in a variety of colors. You don’t need any tools to install these, just a steady hand. Make sure the holes in the rail guards line up with the buttons and other features on your Onewheel™, and you’re all set!
Footpads not only can change how your board looks, they can add comfort and decrease foot fatigue. However, foot fatigue is not going to instantly go away and the only way to destroy foot pain is to consistently ride. You will develop strength and fatigue will dissipate. A great tip is to carve and bend your knees as this will help relieve the some of the pain.
A deep concave on the footpad can give you more control for when you are carving, shredding trails or just trying to push your Onewheel™ to the limit. A flatter footpad is ideal for those moments when you are cruising around town, having a more laid-back time on your Onewheel™.
The most popular Onewheel™ foot pad is the Kush Nug Hi/Low, made by The Float Life and Carve Power. Another preferred choice is the Craft & Ride OneTail Extreme Concave or for individuals with larger size feet, the Craft & Ride OneTail+ back foot pad offers a larger area to stand.
While most serious Onewheel™ riders praise that the tire is the number one thing swap out, replacing their stock Vega tire with a treaded or different compound material tires such as the Burris Slick SS11. In my opinion, this isn’t a must do right away and you really can’t say anything bad about the durability and reliability the stock Vega tire packs. However if you like carving, trail riding and you are looking to upgrade your Onewheel™ tire, here are some great options:
- TFL X Burris Trail Pro Treaded Tire
- Burris 11 x 6.0-6 Slick Tire
- Hoosier 11 x 5.5-6 Treaded Tire
- XtraRad TFL X Burris Pint tire
This is one of those accessories that makes it easy to own a Onewheel™. The Maghandle from Onewheel™ allows you to carry your board around, kind of like it’s a briefcase (does anyone use those anymore?). The Maghandle sits next to the wheel, so it’s out of sight and out of the way when not in use, but right there when you are ready to carry your board.
Looking for alternatives handles for your Onewheel™? You’re in luck! Companies like Craft & Ride make one of our favorite handles called the SilverHandle, made out of aluminum with a rubber grip, this handle is sleek and some say it’s the only handle you’ll need to buy, as it will last forever.
Do keep in mind the Maghandle does come standard on the Onewheel™ Pint, but can of course be swapped out for different colors.
NOTE: To add a Maghandle to a Onewheel™ Plus or Onewheel™ XR, you’ll first need to get and install the Maghandle Mount. The Maghandle and the Maghandle Mount, just like everything else, are very easy to install and swap out with just a few screws. There’s also a Maghandle Pro which is made of rubberized aluminum for a sturdier build.
Onewheel™ Charging Port Plug
Another must accessory is this flexible silicone plug that keeps your Onewheel™ charging port protected from dirt, debris and moisture. They can be purchased directly from the Onewheel™ website, or you can also check out some of these 3D Printed Options that third party sellers are creating.
Charging Port Plug for Onewheel™
Charging Port Plug for Onewheel™ Pint
Stands and Holders
There are a variety of options when it comes to storing your Onewheel™. The Wave and Deep Shack stands allow you to store your Onewheel™ vertically so that it’s not taking up too much space in your garage, living room, bathroom, whatever. Don’t want to store your Onewheel™ vertically? The Side Stand is here for you.
Want to save some money and print one instead? Some individual online has provided all of the necessary files to 3D print your very own stand in any color you like, since you will be printing this one at home. Check out the link here to get the Free files for a 3D Printed Onewheel™ stand.
What about when you’re on the go? If you’ve ever tossed your Onewheel™ into the back of your car you probably heard it rolling around bumping into anything and everything back there. Enter the Car Holder, which is a weighted and rubberized system that keeps your Onewheel™ firmly in place. Better yet, it fits both the XR or a Pint.
A dead Onewheel™ makes everyone sad. Make sure your ride is fully charged and ready to roll. You have your basic home charger, which can charge your Onewheel™ in just about two hours. There are the Pint ultracharger and the Onewheel™ XR Hypercharger which cut the approximate charge time practically in half. And there are even car chargers available for when you need juice on the go.
Flight Fins are an accessory that opens up an entirely new world of possibilities when it comes to tricks you can do on your Onewheel™. These rubber blocks attach to your Onewheel™ and hook over your feet. This means that you can now perform jumps with the Onewheel™! Get bigger air when going over ramps or performing a bonk. Jump and twist and do anything you can imagine, now with a way to keep your feet on the board. Use these to come up with some awesome new tricks. Just make sure to take a video of your new tricks and tag us! Flight Fins are available for the Pint and Onewheel™ XR and they attach to their own versions of a Onewheel™ fender.
Onewheel™ Nose Wheels
You’re riding along, something happens, and the next thing you know you’re in a nose-dive. The front of your board has dipped down and hit the pavement. What happens next? Well, thanks to physics class we know that the added friction is going to cause you to slow down suddenly, possibly coming to a stop. Or more accurately, your board will come to a stop. You, however, will not stop. Not for a couple more feet anyway.
Enter nose wheels. These are little tiny wheels that sit up by your front bumper and can help you recover from those moments where you might otherwise get an up-close and personal lesson about Newton’s first law of motion.
Land Surf, which makes a wide selection of Onewheel™ accessories, has developed Fangs, bumper wheels for Onewheel™. These little guys are designed with the new Onewheel™ owner in mind, helping with “nosedive mitigation” for speeds less than 17mph.
Sonnywheels also has developed their own set of bumper wheels, called The Slider. The Slider is a steel frame that sits on the front of the board and holds two wheels. The wheels are slightly bigger and more visible than the Fangs, but The Slider can also double as another handle, which is a nice bonus feature.
Products like Fangs and The Slider are ideal for new board owners who are just beginning to learn how to ride, although many long-time riders will also enjoy exploring everything they can do with a set of nose wheels that would otherwise be impossible. And remember, even with products like this installed, it doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to ride out every nose dive situation. Keep that helmet on!
Extended Battery Upgrade
If you like going on long rides, or just hate having to carry your charger everywhere you go just in case you run out of juice, you’ll likely look into a battery upgrade sooner or later. Chi Battery Systems makes some of the best-extended batteries around for the Onewheel™. The CBXR is meant to be used with, of course, the Onewheel™ XR and offers a range of 32-38 miles under ideal conditions (assuming a 200lb rider). Chi Battery Systems claims that independent testing rates the cell at 800-1,000 full cycles, and even after that it will still be able to get 70% of its original charge. That’s potentially 10’s of thousands of miles on a single battery!
There is also the Quart for the Onewheel™ Pint, which claims a 12-15 mile range based on a 200lb rider in ideal conditions. And while that’s a far cry of the 32-38 miles from the CBXR, that is still nearly double what you will get out of the stock battery that comes with the Pint
And neither of these batteries add a ton of extra weight to your Onewheel™. The Quart adds about half a pound over the stock battery, while the CBXR adds about 1.5 pounds.
Onewheel™ Tire Sealant / Protection
Have you wondered if you can get a flat tire on a Onewheel™? You sure can, but with a good Onewheel™ tire sealant, you can get a hole through the rubber and not lose any air as the sealant will fill in the hole.
Armor Dilloz red tire sealant is one of our favorite products out there, and is designed specifically for the Onewheel™. Armor Dilloz protects against punctures, flats, blowouts, porosity leaks and tread separation. Unlike that spray can you might keep in your trunk for the next time you run over a nail with your car, Armor Dilloz red tire sealant is put into the tire before the puncture. This way if you pick up a nail or anything else that punctures your tire, the sealant is ready to go to work instantly. Your leak is fixed and you won’t be stuck having to call an Uber to come take you home.
Armor Dilloz has several different types of sealants specifically made for your favorite devices. The red is specially made for the Onewheel™, the Blue for a Scooter tire, and the Green for an EUC or E-Bike tire.
Hub bearings for your Onewheel™ make a big difference in ride quality. Most people ride stock bearings and do not think about upgrading or replacing them. The Float Life offers replacement bearings in steel or ceramic balls that are smoother and more durable than stock bearings. Looking for a smoother ride? Install these bearings and you’ll get just that! Plus, Float Life offers a warranty, so if the bearings fail for any reason within the first 6 months or 1,000 miles you can get a replacement set for free!
Onewheel™ Power Button Cover
These Onewheel™ Power Button covers are not a necessity but I certainly like mine since the trails we ride in Florida are mostly sand and this sand seeps in between the crevasses of the power button, eventually making the button get stuck. This cheap fix works great, it is not permanent and you’re supporting a fellow floater that is 3D printing these buttons and starting their small business on Etsy.
As you can see, there are a TON of options when it comes to accessorizing your Onewheel™. But the best way to accessorize yourself and continue spreading the stoke is to wear some Float Gang Merch. Make sure to check out our graphic tee’s, hats, beanies, jackets, face masks, and more, all in our online store. And represent your love of the Onewheel™, even when you can’t be on your Onewheel™!