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Are you looking to buy a Fangs 2.1 Full Size Bumper Wheels? You have come to the right place!
FANGS™ 2.1 ARE FOR FULL-SIZE ONEWHEELS ONLY, AND FEATURE LARGER WHEELS THAN THE MINI’S. THEY ARE THE MOST WIDELY USED BUMPER WHEELS AVAILABLE, DUE TO THEIR HIGH QUALITY, STRENGTH, AND PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE.
NOTE THAT THESE WILL WORK ON ONEWHEEL+ AND XR MODELS. V1 IS NOT SUPPORTED, NOR DO THEY WORK ON THE PINT. FANGS FOR THE PINT ARE IN PROGRESS BUT NOT YET READY.
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THE FEATURES OF FANGS 2.1 INCLUDE:
FANGS™ reduces the friction of the nose on the ground, so when your Onewheel’s front bumper meets pavement, it won’t stop instantly and throw you off from the sudden deceleration. FANGS™ give you a precious few seconds to either jump off your board in a controlled manner, or possibly regain control and keep riding. They are meant for low to mid-speed nosedive mitigation ( <= 16mph), although skilled riders have ridden out much higher speeds (over 23mph). Proven to be effective by many riders, FANGS™ is now considered standard equipment for new board owners.
Like any performance product for Onewheel, using FANGS™ is a learned skill that takes practice to use correctly. Just as you don’t expect to be an expert on your first day with your Onewheel, FANGS™ works best when you’ve experimented with them on your own for a while.
FANGS™ are especially great at helping go up steep inclines, because in this case when a nosedive occurs, the board is already very close to touching the nose down (due to the incline). Therefore the “fall” of the nose to ground is much shorter and much easier to control than on flat ground.
And it’s fun to do things you can’t do without nose wheels. Like Fang Drag starts! Which are pretty much impossible without some sort of nose wheels.
Check this video for more info.
FANGS™ are an experimental product, and no guarantees are offered in terms of saving a rider from all nosedives. However, they have been proven to work time and again by many riders. The stories are all over the Facebook user groups. The only way to prevent nosedives is to not accelerate too hard for a given speed – thus, no product can “prevent” a nosedive. Gradual speed increases will result in less nosedive events, as will riding at moderate speeds.
Onewheel blogger James Chang created a great installation video.
Printed installation instructions are here.
Fangs™ 2.1 feature a larger wheel (35mm diameter vs. 25mm for Minis) that is more capable over rough pavement. Fang™ Minis 2.0 are smaller and more discreet, with a compact design that is more easily hidden in the bumper recess of the Onewheel nose. They are for experienced riders who want to reduce friction of the nose on the pavement, or for doing endless Fang™ Drags, and are best suited to smoother pavement. If you’re unsure of which to get, then regular size Fangs are a great place to start.
Full size Fangs™ keep the nose of the board a bit higher off the pavement, and extend down from the front bumper more than Minis. Fang™ Minis are compact and streamlined, and due to that, the nose of the Onewheel sits closer to the ground when they are rolling. Therefore, it’s a bit easier to stay on when using full size Fangs™ 2.1, because the nose isn’t at the steeper angle it is when using Minis.
In short, FANGS™ work for many situations. Every rider has their own skill level. Better riders with superior balance or lots of experience will be able to ride out more situations than new riders. Consider that the wheels simply reduce friction of the nose on the ground. If it touches down on the pavement (regardless of speed), you want the least amount of friction possible. Less friction equals slower deceleration. Slower deceleration means you have a better chance of regaining control. And a better chance of regaining control means you don’t fall off as often in these situations. Fangs will give you a few precious seconds to realize what happened when the nose drops, and allow you to jump off or regain control. Like anything else, using Fangs is a learned skill. With practice you will be able to do tricks, ride on the nose for a short distance, and more.
People who claim they “don’t work” have simply never tried them and are more concerned with “looking cool” to everyone else, thinking that being dangerous is better than using reason and logic to help mitigate friction effects. But the fact remains: wheels rolling on the pavement will always have less friction than a hard plastic bumper scraping along the same surface. The more weight that is applied to the nose on the ground while in motion, the more this truth becomes evident. Try doing FANGS™ drag starts with no bumper wheels and you will surely bail.
And now, with over 5000 riders using FANGS™, there is no more debate on their effectiveness. They have been proven time and again to be the best nose wheels in the industry. Several competitors have also appeared, offering the same features at a much higher price. You don’t need a giant, ugly bumper to get nose wheels that work better than any others. Grab some FANGS™, take a few minutes to install them, and ride with confidence.
Always wear your pads and a helmet.
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