Onewheel Accessories

OneWheel Accessories, riding a OneWheel around town is a blast, but if something goes wrong with your board it can be frustrating. There is only one place in the world you can have your OneWheel board officially serviced, and that is at the Future Motion HQ in Santa Cruz.

The total price and shipping costs of sending your OneWheel to the certified service center, not to mention the wait time for some repairs (which can be up to a month), can put a serious damper on your riding experience.

Luckily for us, there are things we can do to help keep our boards running smoothly and minimize potential wear. OneWheel accessories are more than just a way to jazz up your board, they can also help protect your investment in the long run.

High Priority: Safety Gear

If you have a OneWheel, you should have adequate safety equipment that can protect your board and you. You can buy all the OneWheel accessories in the world, but what is the point if you don’t look after yourself, too?

New and experienced riders alike can fall victim to accidental falls while riding a OneWheel. Safety gear is one of the best ways to prevent injuring yourself and should not be ignored.

Essentially, if you have a OneWheel board you need to own some safety gear before you even think about going for a ride.

There are a few different options when it comes to choosing safety gear, but the number one is a helmet. Protecting you or your children’s heads with a suitable helmet is one of the smartest OneWheel accessories you can buy.

Protective pads are also a great idea when riding a Onewheel. Elbow pads, wrist guards, gloves, and knee pads will help a lot should you have an accident.

We cover all the best safety gear for you to wear on my page Saftey Gear For Onewheel Boards

Now let’s get into the best onewheel accessories to protect and spruce up your Onewheel board.

Added Protection: Float Plates

For those not in the know, float plates are an added layer of protection that sit on the bumpers of your OneWheel board. They help to protect the board from potential internal damage, as well as scratches and dings.

OneWheels are built for a variety of terrain, but adding this extra level of protection will ensure your board will last for longer.

OneWheel Accessories: Fenders

A must-have amongst the OneWheel community is the fender.

This dome-shaped piece of kit fits seamlessly over the singular wheel on your board. The benefits of using something like this might not be obvious at first, but once you have become a seasoned OneWheel rider, you will get it.

The fender provides added protection when riding in wet conditions, it covers the wheel preventing you and your clothes from getting drenched. It also ensures no bits of debris can be flicked up at you and your board while riding on more rocky terrain, a bonus if you often ride off-road.

Aside from the more practical reasons for the fender being one of the best OneWheel accessories, they are an excellent way to customize your board. Fenders come in a huge range of colors, from red to purple, meaning there will be one to suit your style.

OneWheel Tires

Your OneWheel will come with a stock Vega tire, which in itself is a brilliant tire. You may not consider a tire to belong on a list of OneWheel accessories, but if you are looking to upgrade, there are plenty of options available. It’s also a good idea to have a spare tire in case of a problem.

If you are a casual rider then a new tire probably will not be needed for a long time. But for those who take their boards down a more adventurous route, your tire will eventually begin to wear and require a change.

There are different tires on the market with a choice of treads. This could be a good option for those that ride on more tricky terrain, but please note OneWheel does not advise riders to change their wheels themselves.

There are unofficial service shops that offer customization and servicing, but be sure to do your research first and find out which repair shop in your area is the best. If you are still covered by the OneWheel warranty your best bet would be to utilize this first, as altering your board elsewhere could void this cover.

Create A Custom Look: Rail Guards

Rail guards, also known as sidekicks, not only allow you to add a unique flair to your board, but they can be a great shield from damage. Rail guards are also extremely easy to assemble as you just stick and go.

Available in an array of colors, rail guards help ensure your board remains in its original polished state. This will prolong the lifespan of your board while keeping the original structure intact, and free from scratches. Some rail guards are also reflective, a bonus for safer riding at night.

Depending on where you purchase your rail guards from, they can be fairly inexpensive making them one of the most budget-friendly of all OneWheel Accessories.

For Added Comfort: Concave Footpads

Did you know you can purchase an accessory for the footpads of your OneWheel? Very popular amongst the more experienced riders, the concave footpad gives you a more secure footing when riding, as well as carving and performing tricks.

The added grip will also come in useful for those who often ride their OneWheel in rougher terrain or wet conditions. There are varying styles of footpads with different levels of concave (curve in the footpad).

These footpads help to decrease foot fatigue while riding for a long period. So, if this is something you have been suffering with, or want to up your skills on your OneWheel, concave footpads could be a great option.

Impact Absorbers: Bumpers

Bumpers do exactly what you think, they absorb any bumps you may experience while riding your OneWheel: a crucial accessory created to protect your board.

All OneWheel models come with bumpers, but through wear and tear, they will need to be replaced at some point. They are very easily installed and are one of the only structural customizations OneWheel advises you can do yourself. Not to mention the vast color range, this is also an easy way to update your board.

OneWheel Accessories: Backpack

The OneWheel backpack is specially designed to protect and carry your board. If you often take your OneWheel on public transport or want an extra layer of protection while you aren’t riding, the backpack is a worthy accessory.

With space for your charger and a helmet attachment, it features a comfortable design that makes it easy to wear for long periods. Made to fit a range of OneWheel models, the backpack is a brilliant accessory for avid OneWheel fans.

OneWheel Handle

These handles clip on and off easily, creating a handy way to carry your board for times you feel a backpack isn’t necessary. When you are finished carrying your board and are ready to ride, the handle is then stored in the frame of your OneWheel.

If you don’t plan on taking your OneWheel too far from home, or simply want an easy way to carry it, then the OneWheel handle is a great option.

Unique Riding Experience: Flight Fins

If doing tricks on your OneWheel is on your agenda, flight fins can open up a world of possibilities. Designed to give you more stability and control when performing jumps and other tricks, flight fins can help take your riding to the next level.

Flight fins are fitted where a fender would sit, with a curved edge that fits over your foot. This means that flight fins hold your feet to the board, allowing you to do certain tricks which you otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.

On this list of OneWheel accessories, flight fins are best suited to experienced riders, as this addition holds your feet to the board and can be very dangerous if you need to do a quick dismount.

Nosedive Help: Fangs

Nosediving is a known concern when riding a OneWheel. A nosedive is where the board can stop mid-ride and cause you to fall forward. There are ways to avoid the infamous OneWheel nosedive, but sometimes these things are out of your control.

Fangs are two small wheels that attach to the bottom of your board at the front. In theory, if your board came to a sudden stop, the fangs would mitigate the abrupt stop by allowing the board to continue moving forward.

If nosediving or falling from your board suddenly is a concern to you, then fangs would be one of the more appealing OneWheel accessories.

OneWheel Stands

Finally, we have OneWheel stands. While not an accessory you would take on the go with you, a stand is still a great addition for those who own a board.

These stands help to protect your board when it’s not in use, keeping it out the way and somewhere safe. It also means you can display your board with pride, showing off your OneWheel like the prized possession it is.

The Best OneWheel Accessories

While OneWheel accessories are not essential for everyone, they can be a great way to customize your ride and make the most of your experience. From storage options to add-ons that enhance performance, there is a wide range of accessories available to suit every need.

Do you have any favorite OneWheel accessories? What is your OneWheel accessory must-have? Are there any Onewheel accessories you would never try? Let us know in the comments below!

Ride Hard, Ride Safe

Graham and The Board Sports Team

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