With more than 5,000 Fangs™ 3.0 bumpers in use worldwide, Fangs™ 3.0 is the 6th generation of the original and most-loved bumper wheels for Onewheel®. And we want you to come along!
Note that Fangs 3.0 DO NOT fit the new GT. GT Fangs are here.
For this milestone release, we went back to the drawing board and created a fresh new design that incorporates all of the feedback and lessons learned from previous Fangs™ versions. Instead of separate mounts, Fangs 3.0 for XR's and Plus boards is now a complete front bumper replacement that fits exactly in the spot the stock bumper is. No headlight LED's are blocked, and the fit is perfect! The wider wheels are set further apart than previous Fangs, allowing for more stability. And the screws are deep-set into the plastic to avoid grinding the heads down.
It's the only bumper with super low-friction, durable plastic and the widest flat wheels of anything else out there. It's made for Onewheel® XR®'s and Plus® models, and we can't wait to see what you can do with it!
Drag the nose of your board whenever you want, and even steer while doing so...the new, 20mm-wide wheels easily handle all sorts of rough pavement, and are far less likely to catch on anything when hitting a trail run. Even hard-packed dirt and trails can benefit. With wide, flat wheels, FANGS™ can roll even on short grass!
The flowing lines, beveled edges, and curved faces mean that Fangs 3.0 slide over dirt and grass efficiently, without presenting sharp edges in the geometry terrain can hit and quickly stop the board. Rounded convex surfaces provide a better sliding surface in nearly every terrain situation.
The bumper's ultra-slick, tough plastic is impervious to water and most chemicals, and is blended with UV stabilizers keep the colors vibrant longer. Normal plastics can fade in the sunlight after some exposure, but Fangs™ 3.0 will keep looking better, longer!
In designing the new Fangs™ 3.0, one goal was that changing out the wheels had to be an easy, fast process with a very low part count. And we succeeded by simplifying the entire assembly. There are no washers or square nuts to lose, and installation couldn't be easier! Changing out a wheel takes less than 15 seconds and only requires one strong stainless steel screw (the axle) to be removed.
We could go on forever about the 100's of features and enhancements, but the message is simple: These are the best Fangs™ yet. We hope you enjoy them!
HOW DO FANGS WORK?
FANGS greatly reduce the amount of friction that the nose of your board generates with the ground when it touches.
It makes the board slow down more gradually, giving you time to jump off or lift the nose and recover. When a nosedive occurs, nearly all of your weight transfers to the front footpad, and you either scrape plastic, with the board stopping instantly (and your body continuing on), or you have Fangs and roll on ball bearings with a far easier to manage rate of deceleration.
It doesn’t take a physics expert to understand that decelerating more slowly gives you more time to react than the board instantly stopping.
Even the least-friction plastic available (such as the UHMW plastic used on our BASH bumpers) generates several orders of magnitude more friction than the Fangs wheels.
Take this simple physics example:
When you're standing on a moving platform such as a Onewheel, your body has a certain momentum that is determined by your mass and velocity. This momentum makes it difficult for your body to suddenly change its state of motion, such as stopping or slowing down. When the board suddenly decelerates from 20 mph to 5 mph over the course of just 1 second, as with a stock plastic front bumper in a nosedive, the change in momentum is very sudden and intense. Your body will tend to continue moving forward with the original momentum (ie, 20mph), and it will take a lot of effort and very quick reactions for your muscles and joints to counteract this sudden motion and keep you upright. It’s nearly impossible except for a few very talented riders worldwide. Less than .25% of all riders fall in this category.
On the other hand, if the board decelerates from 20 mph to 10 mph over 3 or more second (as when using Fangs for example), the change in momentum is more gradual and easier to manage. Your body will have more time to adjust to the changing velocity, and your muscles and joints won't have to work as hard to keep you standing upright.
To summarize: sudden changes in velocity create more intense changes in momentum, which make it harder for your body to adjust and stay upright. Gradual changes in velocity give your body more time to adapt, and are therefore easier to manage. And that significantly less sudden deceleration is what Fangs provide. It's not magic. Just physics.
Please note that Fangs™ 3.0 is only a front bumper for XR and Plus.
Fangs™ 3.0 Feature Points:
A 1/8" ball-hex L-key is included with every order. Fangs 3.0 now uses one size hex drive size (1/8") for all of the screws and the stainless steel axle.
Fangs™ 3.0 is the best version of Fangs™ yet. Get yours today!
Need to grab a set in Europe? Check here! https://onewheelrider.eu
All Fangs™ come with a 1-year warranty and a guarantee. If any issues arise during use, we'll replace it! Just contact us if you ever have an issue.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 only way to prevent nosedives is to not accelerate too hard for a given speed (and battery level) – thus, no product can "prevent" a nosedive. Gradual speed increases will result in less nosedive events, as will riding at moderate speeds. By practicing deliberate nose dives with Fangs 3.0 (aka Fang Drags), you can train yourself using "muscle-memory" to realize when it's occurred (often it happens very fast), and react accordingly.
have pint and xr. took a few H A R D hits. sometimes you cant help it, the front of the board is going to go down. if it hits and there is no landing gear, the board stops and you keep going... in to the ground. Get these and that wont happen! had three bad front hits, got these (orange) and have not had that happen or fall off the front of the board since!
These have saved my face and bones more then once
Better fit than both original FM sets I've had for both my plus and XR. Worth the wait from the US.
Ordered from LS and C&R within 4 minutes of each other on a Thursday. I mounted my Fangs 3.0 ( I came seeking the original )
The mag fender ( C&R) showed up the following Wednesday.
I ride 15 to 20 hours a week across three different XRs running dogs. All of them have fangs 3.0 and I've been glad I have them on at least five or six occasions.
Thankfully didn’t need them yet lol, I got this after my Onewheel nosedived and I broke my arm. So now if my Onewheel nose dives I will be saved hopefully.