FANGS™ 2.1

Land-Surf, LLC.

FANGS™ 2.1 are for full-size Onewheels only, and are being replaced by the new FANGS 3.0. 

Note that these will work on Onewheel+ and XR models. V1 is not supported.  THESE DO NOT FIT THE PINT!

Lose a square nut?  Get extras on Amazon by searching for "M6 square nut".

The features of FANGS 2.1 include:

  • Injection-molded, glass-filled nylon for extreme durability
  • NEW! Redesigned & improved precision urethane wheel
  • Stainless steel mounting hardware
  • Dual ball bearings on each wheel with an aluminum spacer
  • No drilling of your frame or footpad - bolt on and go!

 

How do FANGS™ work?

FANGS™ 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. 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™ 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 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

 

Customer Reviews

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Harold Lewis
Showing my game

I am totally loving the fangs so far. Gear addition to the xr

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Jeremiah Aherne (Edmonton, CA)
Happy customer

Glad I got these overall. I have only had my XR a few weeks and haven't had any major issues with nose dives in my limited experience but I can definitely see where and how they could occur and am very glad to have installed these BEFORE I experience a catastrophe. Super easy to install and I love doing little nose grinds on pavement and it give me a bit of confidence that if (when) my nose ever does dig in I will have a much better chance of running it out or at least avoiding serious injury. One thing I did notice is that they can actually dig in at times when the board wouldn't before. There is a fairly steep single track near my house that I got up relatively easily before and now, with the Fangs, the nose hits. Not a big deal and could avoid if I changed my ride settings but thought it worth mentioning.

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Jonas Bradley (Florence, US)
Nice

They are super nice and easy to install. And work really well I purposely nose dived at full speed and they held up

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Wendy Martinez (Houston, US)
These Fangs should be offered @ POS

My husband bought a one wheel at age 65, after 1 week he had his first accident when front of board dipped & touched the ground. If he had known they had Fangs, it would have prevented his injuries that day. As an ER nurse, I would like to see the Fangs st least offered to the inexperienced or older customers as an option. My husband cracked his helmet & had LOC for10 minutes, also a deep bruise with gross swelling to his Right hip. Fangs would have prevented this. Thanks for listening❤️

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Bryar Turner
Well they are great

But def have to Learn to ride them out if you stay riding the front for a while enjoy and your wear pads

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Ken O (Fremont, US)
Gives you falling confidence

This helps protect the front of your board and gives you a bit of time to hop off in the event if a nose dive.