There are many factors that go into the total range of any Onewheel, below are some of the largest culprits that can affect the total range:
- Terrain- The best surface to ride on is pavement for the maximum range. Riding through tough terrain like grass or loose dirt requires more energy and will reduce your total range. We love riding the Onewheel off-road, but it is important to know that it cannot achieve the same range on these surfaces
- Tire Pressure- The tire performs best at 20 psi. We recommend if you notice a change in performance, you should check the pressure of your tire to make sure it is at 20 psi as the tire pressure can change over time if the tire develops any leaks.
- Riding and inclines- Similar to riding through loose terrain, riding up steep inclines requires more energy and can drain the Onewheel faster than flat ground. Although the board has regenerative braking, it does not recharge the same amount of power used to climb hills, so going through a hilly area can affect your range, as can rapidly accelerating and braking through your ride.
- Rider Carry Weight- As the Onewheel has to propel the rider and anything they are carrying, the higher the carry weight, the more power it takes to propel it. The closer the combined weight of the rider and anything they are carrying is to the weight limit on the board the more likely it is to affect the total range of the board.
If you have concerns you are not achieving the maximum range, we recommend using the following parameters to test the total range of the board:
- Check the tire pressure is at 20 psi
- Find a relatively flat route you can ride that is on pavement
- Attempt to ride at a steady speed higher than 5 MPH to allow efficient power use
- Minimize any additional weight carried during the ride