Best Onewheel Fenders To Protect Your Onewheel Board

onewheel with fender sitting on a rock

When you’re enjoying the amazing feel of flying down the street on your Onewheel, the last thing you want to worry about is what can get caught in the wheel and flick up at you. This is an issue that can potentially cause problems for you and your Onewheel, but with a good fender, you can relax and enjoy the ride without worries.

Onewheel fenders are designed to protect you and the surface of your Onewheel from debris, rocks, and other obstacles that could otherwise cause damage under normal use. It’s easy to get carried away when riding your board, but you should always ensure you’re doing everything you can to take care of it.

There is a massive range of aftermarket accessories for the Onewheel. We get it; it’s hard to tell what’s worth your hard-earned cash or is a pricey gimmick. Onewheel fenders are known as a most popular accessory among seasoned riders, but why is that?

Fenders are just many of the available Accessories for the Onewheel board.

This article is part of a series starting with “OneWheel: A Complete Guide” which covers everything you need to know about the Onewheel.

What Are Onewheel Fenders?

onewheel pint with red fender

The arch of the fender fits snugly around the contour of the wheel and is usually made from durable plastic or carbon fiber. Onewheel fenders are designed to offer an extra layer of protection from road debris which can get caught in the wheel rotation, all without getting in the way of your riding.

Available in either a magnetic or bolt-on style, fenders are one of those things that you never really think about until you need them, but once you do, they’re absolutely essential.

Why Do Riders Use Onewheel Fenders?

Not only does a fender protect you and your Onewheel from flying bits of terrain, which is especially good if you tend to ride off road, but they also help if riding in wet conditions. We know that riding in the rain or through water is not recommended, but the weather can be unpredictable, and your usual commute can quickly turn into damp weather or an unwanted shower.

The fender acts as a shield between you and the wet wheel, meaning Onewheel fenders are the best way to stop your legs and feet from getting soaked when riding in wet conditions, leaving the days of soggy pants behind you. These bits of kit are also a super cool way to add a personal touch to your Onewheel, as they can come in a good array of colors.

What Are The Best Onewheel Fenders On The Market?

Riding a Onewheel is a unique experience that is unlike anything else on the market. So, it comes as no surprise that there are some pretty cool fenders available to buy. After taking a look at which options are available, we have put together a list of the best Onewheel fenders for you.

Best All-Rounder: Craft&Ride Spectrum Magnetic Fender

Price: $109.99 for fender and mount&ride system, $84.99 for fender only

Available for: All Onewheel models

Compatible with FlightFins: No

Buy from: Craft&Ride

A great option for everyday riders, the magnetic Craft&Ride Spectrum is by far one of the best and more affordable Onewheel fenders available. Made from durable plastic with impact protection, the ultra-strong magnets hold this slick-looking fender in place, making it easier to remove when compared to bolt-on alternatives.

You must have the Mount&Ride system to install these fenders, but once you have one, you can then choose from the vast range of colors and interchange them based on what look you want that day. We must note that these fenders can sometimes come off if you take a tumble, but the magnetic capability has some significant advantages too.

Magnetic mounts are a good option if you don’t fancy full fenders every day as you can remove it in seconds. Plus, this makes it so you can easily clean out any gunk that gets caught in the wheel as it isn’t bolted in place. 

The Spectrum magnetic fender is also one of the most inclusive Onewheel fenders as there is a version for all board models, making it a great option for most riders.

Best For Onewheel Plus And XR: LandSurf’s Contour™ Fender

Price: $99.95 for standard option or $114.95 for thumbscrew attachments

Available for: Plus and XR

Compatible with FlightFins: Yes

Buy from: Land Surf and Approved dealers

The only downside to this fender is that it’s no available for more Onewheel models otherwise we would have happily given it the top spot as the best all-rounder. Made from a seriously durable super-tough Nylon called Dupont Zytel which can absorb some serious impact, and offers decent durability.

The Contour fender is also one of the only Onewheel fenders that are trademarked; this shows you how confident LandSurf is in its product. 

One of the best features of this fender is that you can order them with thumbscrews for easy attachment and removal, or they also state you can opt for the standard fittings and source your own thumbscrews instead for a flush-fit installation.

This super sleek-looking fender is available in only black, but it offers such great coverage and is made of some seriously tough materials, all while at a pretty decent midpoint price tag. If you have a Plus or XR, then this fender should definitely be at the top of your list.

Best For Stunts: FlightFender by FlightFins

Price: $133.90 or $128.90 depending on the Onewheel model

Available for: V1, Plus, XR, Pint and Pint X

Compatible with FlightFins: Yes

Buy from: FlightFins

If you love to perform a good trick on your Onewheel, chances are you’re well acquainted with FlightFins! 

onewheel with flightfins

Luckily for you, these guys have released their own fender, which works in harmony with their add-ons. The FlightFender is made from a super tough and durable polycarbonate which means it can withstand those big landings, making it a great option for freestyle riders.

A two-in-one deal, the dome-shaped shield is removable, leaving two small guards in its place; great if you don’t want a whole fender experience but still require some protection from flying debris. Secured using the 8 included fasteners, this is certainly one of the most secure fender options.

The FlightFender is one of the more expensive options on this list and is incompatible with the Onewheel GT. Still, the quality and minimalist design definitely make it worth the investment, especially if you love to perform tricks on your board.

Best Carbon Fiber Option: Craft&Ride Bolt-On Carbon Fiber Fender

Price: from $179.99

Available for: V1, Plus, XR, Pint and Pint X

Compatible with FlightFins: Yes

Buy from: Craft&Ride

If you’re looking for some Onewheel fenders that not only look awesome but are made of super strong carbon fiber, then this second offering from Craft&Ride is definitely worth checking out. These fenders are bolt-on which makes them one of the most secure options on the market as they won’t come off even if you take a big spill.

Although a lot pricier than the other options, the carbon fenders are made with high-quality materials, and a fantastic finish, making these fenders definitely worth the investment. The smooth layers of carbon fiber weave is not only visually stunning, but it’s also incredibly tough and can withstand some serious wear and tear.

These Onewheel fenders are available in black as standard, or you can pay a bigger price tag of $199.99 to get one in a choice of three colors (blue, red or green. Please also note the Pint/Pint X carbon fiber fender is known as ‘Cyberpunk’, but don’t be fooled; it’s still the same great fender.

Best For On A Budget: Float Fender 2 by The Float Life

Price: $39

Available for: XR

Compatible with FlightFins: No

Buy from: The Float Life and Approved dealers

By far one of the cheapest options on the list, the Float Fender 2 is a brilliant option if you’re looking for something that will do the job without breaking the bank. This fender is designed to fit the Onewheel XR model only and offers good coverage without hindering your riding.

These fenders are also one of the easiest to install, as they take less than a minute to attach with the fittings provided. The coverage you get is actually brilliant; you won’t need to worry about your legs and feet getting battered from loose stones and water.

Compatible with all aftermarket concave footpads, these Onewheel fenders are made of a pretty decent durable but thin plastic, but for what you get, you really can’t argue with the price tag.

So, this fender is a good value for money option for your XR and a fantastic choice if you’re not sure how often you’ll actually use Onewheel fenders.

What About The Future Motion Onewheel Fenders?

installing a new fender on a onewheel board

When you go to buy some accessories for your Onewheel, you might consider going straight to the source and getting a brand new Onewheel fender from Future Motion, the makers of the Onewheel®.

Of course, there isn’t anything wrong with that. After all, they offer a pretty decent fender option for all board models in a huge range of colors, and at a good price point of $75 or $85, depending on the board compatibility.

But sometimes, the aftermarket retailers just know what they are doing; most of these companies are owned by Onewheel riders and create products with other riders in mind. The Future Motion fender is a good option to have but can be prone to cracking, which is why it hasn’t made it on our list of best Onewheel fenders.

Buy From: Future Motion

Final Thoughts On The Best Onewheel Fenders

As you can see, there is a range of Onewheel fenders to choose from. We love the versatility of a magnetic fender, but a bolt-on fender can offer you more security if you ride a little harder than most. It really all does come down to personal preference and what you’re looking for in your fender.

Whichever option you choose, make sure you check that it’s compatible with your particular model of Onewheel! So, have you ever used any of the Onewheel fenders on this list? Do you think they are an essential accessory? Please let us know in the comments below!

Ride Hard, Ride Safe

Grahams and The Boards Sports Team

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