Compared to the other Onewheels the Onewheel GT doesn’t follow the same calculation. The initial reports from pro riders indicate that the sweet spot of the new tire is around 10-20PSI.
The compound and tire of the GT is stiffer than the XR and therefore needs a lower pressure to dampen the ride. The sidewalls are also smaller, more rim and less sidewall will result in a harder ride than the XR.
As a new rider, we recommend starting with around 13-17PSI.
Future Motion Recommendations for Tire Pressure
Make sure it is sufficiently inflated, up to 20 PSI. They recommend using a digital gauge and compressor at your local gas station to check and inflate the tire. For a softer, more forgiving ride you can decrease the tire pressure as low as 17 PSI, but note that tire pressure makes a significant difference to your Onewheel GT’s range, top speed, tire wear and ride quality.
There is no standard tire pressure the board comes with, users have reported boards coming out of the box with the tires pressurized to 20-30 PSI.
The Float Life team has tested the board down to 2 PSI. This is not something we recommend as the risk for hitting the rim during a drop or pump increases with the result of a destroyed hub motor.
WARNING: Exceeding the maximum pressure of 30 PSI (2.0 bar) could damage your Onewheel GT and result in injury. It will also void your warranty.Onewheel User manual
CAUTION: Tire pressure makes a significant difference to your Onewheel GT’s range, top speed, tire wear, and ride quality.
CAUTION: Riding your Onewheel GT with a flat or under-inflated tire will void your warranty.
CAUTION: Pencil-type automotive tire gauges can be inaccurate. Always use a quality digital gauge.
The treaded tire is a bit more blocky and feels harder to ride. This most likely comes from the threaded ticker rubber and compound making it harder than the slick at the same pressure..