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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 2.1 are a great place to start. And Fangs 3.0 bumpers offer many color choices and a sleek appearance to allow for a wide array of customized looks.
Full size Fangs™ 2.1 and 3.0, and the new FANGS GT Bumper 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. Minis should be used by experienced riders for purposely dragging the nose (called Fang Drags), or when simply wanting less drag during times when the nose does a touch-and-go.
The best performing and latest version for XR's is the 3.0 bumper and is the ultimate solution for reliability and an OEM look. For GT's, the FANGS GT bumper is a tough and sleek masterpiece ready for your toughest adventures.
In short, FANGS™ work in many situations, but not all. 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.
Even for a novice rider, Fangs™ are usually the difference between instantly falling face first (and not even realizing what happened as you hit the ground) OR getting a few precious seconds to put your back foot down and recover, or even a planned bail and roll with less bodily damage than having your feet instantly stop, and your body continue to fly forward at 20+mph!
The fact remains: ball-bearing wheels rolling on 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. Even the most "slippery" and self-lubricating plastics (like the UHMW composition of the FANGS™ GT and black Fangs™ 3 bumpers) have much higher friction coefficients when compared to rolling on the Fangs wheels, which feature dual ball bearings and CNC machined axle and CNC axle carriers on each side.
Grab some FANGS™ for your board, whatever it is. Pint, Plus, XR, GT.
Always wear your pads and at least a helmet.
The point of Fangs™ is to simply reduce the friction of the nose on the ground while maintaining a more OEM look. And there isn't much point in going beyond a size that rolls very well on most concrete surfaces. Fangs™ are a combination of function and aesthetics, not simply "save all falls" wheels.
FANGS™ GT has the largest wheel size of any Fangs™ yet at 43mmx19mm. Skateboard wheels of today are not much larger. This is because the bumpers on the stock OW GT are huge, which allows for a greater sized wheel to better match the proportions of the flowing FANGS™ GT bumper design.