What’s The Best Tire Pressure For A Onewheel?

Nov 10, 2022

Finding the best tire pressure for your Onewheel is actually a bit more tricky than you might think.

Generally Future Motion recommends setting your tire pressure at 20 PSI.

If you want a tool to help check your PSI, I’m cheap so I stick with the old school checker.

But if you want to get fancy, there are some that check the pressure and inflate which is pretty handy.

Or just something simple like this pocket PSI from The Float Life, pretty handy on the go.

If you want to get into the nitty gritty though, tire pressure settings can very a lot.

I personally ride my Onewheel GT at about 15 PSI because the tire is so tough, but I ride my Onewheel Pint at 18-20 PSI because I like the way it rides when its full. I think it carves and rides better.

But now we get into the nuance.

Onewheel tire pressure best practices

Generally it’s recommend that you set your tire pressure to 10% of your body weight and then adjust depending on how it feels to you.

I would start at 20 PSI, ride a little, then lower your tire pressure 1 or 2 PSI and test again until you find the sweet spot for you, your board and your tire.

Another helpful tip is to set your tire pressure to 10% of your body weight.

So I weigh 180 lbs, set I would start at 180 PSI and work my way down from there.

If you weight less than 150 lbs riding at 15-20 PSI is probably a good place to start.

The higher your tire pressure the better mileage you’ll get, so if that’s important maybe keep your PSI around 18-20.

If you want a softer tire that’s also more stable, lower your tire pressure (this is why I ride at 15 PSI).

Lower PSI absorbs impact better on trails and drops, but you’ll probably see a decrease in range.

For me, riding the GT with such an incredible range, I’m not that worried about the range reduction.

Something to note, riding on a lower PSI will likely wear your tire out faster.

What’s the best tire pressure for street riding?

For street riding I usually prefer a higher PSI because the terrain is smoother so a higher PSI makes the tire more round and I want to be able to go father.

So generally for street riding you probably want to be in the 16-20 PSI range.

What’s the best tire pressure for trail riding?

For trail riding, you definitely want a softer and more malleable tire, so I recommend (depending on your board) anywhere from 12-17 PSI.

Like I mentioned, I personally ride my GT at 15 PSI and that’s my trail board and I love having the softer tire pressure because the GT tire is already so firm that reducing the tire pressure provides a really nice ride.

What’s the best tire pressure for trick riding?

This really depends on you and your board but you want the tire to be soft enough that you can handle some drops, but firm enough to climb curbs.

I recommend anywhere from 15-20 PSI for trick riding.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel slick tire?

If you’re riding a slick tire, you’re probably doing a lot of street riding, so generally I recommend 17-20 PSI depending on your board.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel treaded tire?

If you’ve got the treaded tire, first of all I’m jealous. I need to get one for my GT.

Second, you definitely want a lower PSI to be able handle drops, rocks and bumps.

I recommend 14-18 PSI for treaded tires.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel GT?

Future Motion recommends you keep your PSI at 20 for the GT.

I have personally found that because the tire is so firm, lowering the pressure a bit really improves the ride.

I personally ride at about 15 PSI.

You can buy a stock Onewheel slick or treaded tire on Onewheel’s website.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel Pint X?

Future Motion recommends you keep your PSI at 20 for the Pint X.

I actually generally like this tire pressure for the Pint X, the tire is so small and carveable that keeping the PSI high is good.

I also found that having a lower PSI on the Pint X feels kinda weird. But who knows, maybe it works for you.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel Pint?

Would you believe that Future Motion still recommends a tire pressure of 20 for the Pint? Gasp, I know right?

And again, I agree, 20 PSI for the Pint seems to be the sweet spot.

I might drop it to 18 on a trail ride, but generally I agree with the wisdom here.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel XR?

The Onewheel XR is gonna generate a lot of opinions on preferred settings because there are so many mods.

Generally, again, Future Motion recommends 20 PSI for the Onewheel XR.

But because there are SO MANY mods for the XR, it totally varies based on what you like.

If you have no idea, check out my general tips section above.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel VESC?

Now this is just like the XR and believe it or not, Future Motion doesn’t have a recommendation here!

This one is totally up to you, check my general recommendations above, but this will depend on how you ride.

As a general rule anywhere from 15-20 PSI is great for the Onewheel VESC.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel with an Enduro Tire?

It seems like for the enduro the general recommendation is lower PSI than on a treaded or slick tire.

I would say whatever PSI you ride a normal tire with, maybe drop it by 2, so if you ride at 18 PSI normally, try 16 PSI instead.

If you aren’t familiar with the Enduro, check out my post about it or just go buy the tire, they’re awesome.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel with an Burris Tire?

The Burris tire is made by Craft&Ride.

They describe the Burris tire like this:

“The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire features the brand new Super Soft compound from Burris Racing. This new compound is very soft and smooth on and off road and comes in softer than the stock tire’s compound to deliver a cushioned ride unlike any treaded tire before it. The soft compound not only dampens noise while riding on road, but it also helps to absorb impact from drops and extreme off road trail riding. On our quest for the perfect compound, we made sure not to sacrifice an extremely important measure of every tire, durability. The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire will compete with even the most durable tires that we offer.

We’ve worked closely with Burris to produce the ultimate tire profile that caters to the demands of all riding styles. We started by rounding the edges of the All-Terrain with a smooth beveled edge to remove any sharp transitions. This provides the smoothest transition from sidewall to body for those that love to carve on all edges of the tire. Next, we added a Stability Strip centered between the low-profile bidirectional tread pattern of the All-Terrain for increased stability. To finish it off, we gave the All-Terrain a low tread profile for optimal performance and range on road.

With the Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire, you can shape your tire to your liking by increasing or decreasing your PSI. If you prefer a round tire for maximum carveability, simply increase your PSI until the body of the tire rounds to meet your carving needs. If you prefer a stable tire for crushing trails at high speeds, simply decrease your PSI until the body of the tire stabilizes for maximum stability. The

Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire is the best off road tire for the Onewheel Pint, hands down.

The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire features the “Craft&Ride” and “C&R” logos on the sidewall of the tire to give the All-Terrain the finishing touch.

The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire is purpose-built to match the dimensions of the stock Onewheel Pint tire and fit perfectly within your stock fender delete. The All-Terrain dimensions are 10.5 x 4.5-6.”

Their recommendations for PSI are similar to mine, 10% of your body weight and then adjust for taste.

What’s the best tire pressure for a Onewheel with an Hoosier Tire?

The Hoosier is another tire made by Craft&Ride.

They say this about it:

“The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire features the brand new Super Soft compound from Burris Racing. This new compound is very soft and smooth on and off road and comes in softer than the stock tire’s compound to deliver a cushioned ride unlike any treaded tire before it. The soft compound not only dampens noise while riding on road, but it also helps to absorb impact from drops and extreme off road trail riding. On our quest for the perfect compound, we made sure not to sacrifice an extremely important measure of every tire, durability. The

Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire will compete with even the most durable tires that we offer.

We’ve worked closely with Burris to produce the ultimate tire profile that caters to the demands of all riding styles. We started by rounding the edges of the All-Terrain with a smooth beveled edge to remove any sharp transitions. This provides the smoothest transition from sidewall to body for those that love to carve on all edges of the tire. Next, we added a Stability Strip centered between the low-profile bidirectional tread pattern of the All-Terrain for increased stability. To finish it off, we gave the All-Terrain a low tread profile for optimal performance and range on road.

With the Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire, you can shape your tire to your liking by increasing or decreasing your PSI. If you prefer a round tire for maximum carveability, simply increase your PSI until the body of the tire rounds to meet your carving needs. If you prefer a stable tire for crushing trails at high speeds, simply decrease your PSI until the body of the tire stabilizes for maximum stability. The

Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire is the best off road tire for the Onewheel Pint, hands down.

The Craft&Ride x Burris All-Terrain Treaded Tire is purpose-built to match the dimensions of the stock Onewheel Pint tire and fit perfectly within your stock fender delete. The All-Terrain dimensions are 10.5 x 4.5-6.”

Same PSI recommendations here, 10% of your body weight and then adjust for taste.

Conclusion

Tire pressure as it turns out really comes down to taste and preference.

Don’t be afraid to just play with it yourself. When I got my board I was so nervous to adjust any of the settings, but as I have I’ve gotten more comfortable and really improved my ride enjoyment, so just try stuff!

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me or comment and I’ll point you in the right direction.

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