Months in development, we are now able to reveal the next evolution in FANGS™ – the best and most widely used bumper-wheel solution on the market!
Fang™ Minis are the next version meant for more experienced riders and those wishing to use bumper wheels for tricks, FANG™ Drags, or just easier curb nudges and nose-grinding protection on steep ramps or dips. They offer the same functionality as the larger Fangs wheels, and have a wheel that is the same width, but a bit smaller in diameter.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THESE EXPECTING THEM TO SAVE YOU FROM A HIGH SPEED NOSE DIVE. They are meant for experienced riders and are more for tricks, Fang™ Drags, and other moves that take learning and skill to pull off.
Note that FANG™ Minis work on Onewheel+ and XR models. V1 is not supported.
The features of FANG™ Minis 2.0 include:
A sleek new design that blends with the design of the board, and allows for easy installation or removal without removing the wheel. A single screw on each mount is now easily accessible.
Made from CNC 7075 Aluminum or choose injection-molded, glass-filled nylon for extreme durability.
Custom, precision-cast urethane wheel (replaceable) that is as wide as the full size FANGS™, but in a smaller diameter.
Stainless steel mounting hardware
Dual ball bearings on each axle
No drilling of your frame or footpad - bolt on and go!
Assembled in the USA of foreign and domestic components.
1-Year guarantee against mount breakage...if it breaks from normal use, we'll send you a new set.
How do FANG™ Minis work?
FANG™ Minis simply reduce 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. No plastic material is as friction-free as a set of wheels on ball bearings...and no plastic plates will last as long. In fact, FANGS™ tend to work well with plates because they protect the front edges from abrasion and early wear.
FANG™ Minis 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, with success stories all over Facebook and YouTube, FANGS™ or FANG™ Minis are 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™ work 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 easier to control than on flat ground.
And it's fun to do things you can't do without nose wheels. Like Fang Drags, where you slam the nose down and accelerate at max speed...and are pretty much impossible without some sort of nose wheels.
Checkthis videofor more info on Fang Drags technique.
FANG™ Minis are an still an experimental product, and no guarantees are offered in terms of saving a rider from nosedives.However, they have been proven to work time and again by many EXPERIENCED riders. The only way topreventnosedives 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.
Watching so many nosedive video on websitet, so I hold the speed on road before I put this wheel on. Also it can prevent some nosedive on quick turning.
Easy install, quick delivery and def saved me.... MANY times!
I have installed fangs on my xr. I have heard about nose dives, but haven't experienced it... Yet. Maybe review again when that happens. I hear it's inevitable.
Great product that is easy to install and were delivered extremely quickly to Calgary, Alberta.
Should be stock on all OW's!
These work as intended. I've spent some time purposely grinding the nose and these roll nicely. I haven't taken a nose dive with these, but have without, and I can see how these will give me enough time to run it out or possibly save it.
That being said, there is an unintended consequence of these that resulted in a crash and a pretty mangled arm for me. Without the fangs, if you're playing around and working on non-speed tricks and put a foot down, the nose gripping the ground is actually helpful in that it stops the board instantly, allowing you to bail pretty easily. With the fangs, my board wouldn't stop because of the wheels and it threw me pretty good, but I can see this being part of the learning curve. Definitely a trade off I'm willing to accept as a nosedive at 15+ mph is much worst. Thanks Land Surf for the great product!
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