The Onewheels are built to give you miles and miles of riding pleasure, but like any vehicle you need to make sure you stay on top of maintenance to keep them in the best working order.
In this guide we cover some of the main topics that we get ask questions about when it comes to Onewheel maintenance.
Cleaning your Onewheel
Whilst you can use your Onewheel across multiple terrains, they are not designed to be used with too much water, therefore when it comes to cleaning you need to use the same caution.
As a result, the best method is therefore to use compressed air. You can either use an air compressor if you have access to one or buy it in tins on Amazon and other retailers.
Start by using it to blow the debris from the charge port, then cover this and the power button with tape.
Next use a stiff dry brush to clean off any mud and loose debris, then use the compressed air to blow anything else from all of the parts of your board.
You can also use a damp cloth to wipe down the rails and deck grip. If the grip is particularly dirty then try using a dry stiff brush, as this should help.
Onewheelers also recommend using a ‘rubber stick’ on deck grip when it needs more than the brush or damp cloth will do.
The tyre on your Onewheel is fundamental to having a great ride, so you need to make sure you keep the tyre pressure optimal.
Use a digital pressure gauge (these are more accurate than a non-digital one) and an air compressor to keep your tyre at a level of 20 PSI or 1.4 bar.
It’s important to never inflate the tyre more than 20psi (1.4 bar) otherwise there is a risk of causing damage to it (or even to yourself).
Onewheel themselves also state that you should not ride it when the tyre is flat or under-inflated, otherwise you can void your warranty.
Replacing the grip tape
The Onewheel comes with grip tape on the front and back decks as standard, but you might find that you want to replace this at some stage – this could be because you’ve worn it out or you want a bit more of a coarser grip to help you ride it even harder.
Most Onewheelers recommend using a hair dryer to remove the grip tape, but you need to do this with caution as the sensors can be damaged.
Set the hair dryer onto a warm setting and very slowly start at one edge of the deck grip and heat it, whilst peeling it back with your fingers. Patience is key here so take your time and go slowly!
Also you need to check you are just peeling the deck grip and not the plastic sheet that covers the sensor.
Once you’ve removed the entire piece, then take your new grip and slowly stick it down into place.
Then get out riding again!