With the launch of the Onewheel GT Future Motion decided to add a custom, proprietary, tire to the board. Before this, all Onewheels had used standard Go-Kart tires, readily available at different third-party tire manufacturers around the world. With the new hub dimensions, 6.5”, the only tire that was available at launch is the standard threaded and slock from Future Motion.
Now have the guys over at thefloatlife made the first prototype of the 6.5” TFL Enduro Tire. Basically, they have taken the popular Enduro and customised it to fit the GT. Making the first Onewheel GT Tire on the market. Let’s see if other companies will come after with their own products.
The Enduro GT has a long history and many prototypes have been made to create this hybrid of a tread and slick tire. A truly custom tire, unique tread pattern giving both stability, grip, and carvability at the same time.
The main issue with the stock tire is the hardness, both for the treaded and slick. It seems the compound is about the same, but the treaded is much thicker so it flexes less. Many riders do lower the PSI to get a soft ride, risking of breaking the rim if hitting an obstacle.
The main issue with custom tires for the Onewheel GT is that the market for a 6.5″ tire is small. It’s not like the 6″ that is used on other types of vehicles.
What is the Onewheel Enduro Tire
The Onewheel Enduro Tire has a proprietary directional tread design with siping patches. This pattern drastically reduces the noise when riding on the street, making the quietest treaded tire on the market. Still, the full wrap sidewall tread pattern boosts off-road edge hold and grip into the turns.
From the product page:
- A semi-soft custom durometer creates a dampened ride which significantly reduces off-road chatter and road noise.
- Progressive sidewall durometer and shoulder shaping create the largest possible edge contact patch while digging deep into carves for unparalleled edge hold and greatly reduced speed wobbles.