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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 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.
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.
The hard fact remains: 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.
Grab some FANGS™, take a few minutes to install them, and ride with confidence!
Always wear your pads and a helmet.
Because the whole point of Fangs™ is to simply reduce the friction of the nose on the ground. In this viewpoint, there isn't much point in going beyond a size that rolls well on most concrete surfaces. Skateboard wheels of today are not much larger. That said, the new Fangs 3.0 bumper has wheels that are much wider than previous Fangs, allowing them to roll over bigger cracks in pavement easily.