Onewheel Tire Pressure Guide [with Calculator]

Oskar Fällman

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Onewheel tire pressure

The general rule for setting the tire pressure on the Onewheel is to take your weight in lbs and divide it by 10. Remember to include the weight of the protective gear, shoes, and clothes. For more carving go a bit higher pressure or reduce it to gain stability.

There’s some wiggle room for personal preference, so try and change the pressure up and down to get a feel for it.

General Tire Pressure

The tire pressure makes a significant difference to the riding experience of the Onewheel, it affects the range, top speed, tire wear, and ride quality. The recommended tire pressure range is somewhere around 15 PSI to 20 PSI depending on multiple factors, like rider weight, terrain, or stability.

Higher pressure is better for the range and makes the tire more round increasing the carvability. Reducing the pressure will make the tire more flat increasing the stability and adding traction to the road. This gives a softer more forgiving ride and is recommended for new riders.

ModelTire Pressure
Onewheel GT15 PSI to 20 PSI
Onewheel GT S-series15 PSI to 20 PSI
Onewheel XR15 PSI to 20 PSI
Onewheel Pint X15 PSI to 20 PSI
Onewheel Pint15 PSI to 20 PSI
Onewheel Tire Pressure Recommendation
Onewheel GT in the woods
Onewheel GT in the woods


The terrain does govern what´s the most recommended tire pressure for your board. The ruffer terrain, like trail riding, the lower tire pressure. This makes the tire softer so it can absorb the bumps and vibrations while riding over roots and uneven ground. If you are riding on smooth pavement or sidewalks, then a higher pressure will provide you with a bit more range and speed.

  • Smoot Terrain: High Tire Pressure
  • Trail/uneven Terrain: Lower Tire pressure

It’s also optimal with a lower pressure if you ride a lot off-road.

New Riders

New riders should use a lower tire pressure. This as the lower PSI gives a more stable and forgiving ride. Keep in mind that Future Motion Inc. ships the board from the factory at 20 PSI, e.g. the first thing to do is lower it down to around 15 PSI. When you get more comfortable, then you can start playing with the pressure to find your optimal setting.

It’s recommended to use a lower-tier pressure for beginners to get a more stable ride.

Rider Weight

The general rule for setting the tire pressure on the Onewheel is to take your weight in lbs and divide it by 10. Remember to include the weight of the protective gear, shoes, and clothes. For more carving go a bit higher pressure or reduce it to gain stability.

If you weigh 200 lbs try 20 PSI to start, if you are 150 lbs try 15 PSI.

The rider’s weight has a lot to do with how the board feels, behaves, and performs. That’s why you should not compare your setting to others. A heavier rider will put more pressure on the tire and the board and therefore usually needs slightly more tire pressure than a lighter rider.


The weather does affect the tire pressure in your Onewheel, just like in a car. The warmer weather the more the air in the tire expands and the pressure increases, colder weather has the opposite effect. If you plant to rider in the winter, make sure the test the pressure during the ride if you did set it at home, or slightly offset it by a PSI or two upwards before you go out.

Onewheel tire pressure

Change Your Pressure

If you change your ride terrain/settings often it’s a good idea to invest in a digital battery-driven pump like Xiaomi Air Inflator. I have this one in my backpack at all times, to adjust the tire pressure or if needed pump some more air into it in case of a leak. Want to know more read my review of the Xiaomi Mi/S1 Portable Electric Air Compressor.

If you are having an Onewheel XR and are uncertain, here you can find the optimal pressure for your board.

Future Motion Recommendation For Tire Pressure

A lot of users are running with tire pressure well above the recommendation from Future Motion. Do this at your own risk.

⚠ WARNING: Exceeding the recommended maximum pressure of 20 PSI (1.4 bar) could damage your Onewheel Pint and result in injury. It will also void your warranty.

⚠ CAUTION: Tire pressure makes a significant difference to your Onewheel Pint’s range, top speed, tire wear and ride quality.

⚠ CAUTION: Riding your Onewheel Pint 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.

Future Motion Tire Pressure for Onwheel

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About Oskar Fällman

Oskar Fällman, founder of FallmanTech, is a seasoned Onewheel rider and a visionary system engineer with a master's in Industrial Management and Engineering from Lunds University. With thousands of miles under his belt, Oskar combines technical expertise with a passion for technology and innovation. As a leader in the Onewheel community, he not only rides Onewheel's but also prioritizes safety, new innovations and the growth of the sport. As a system engineer he also holds a multiple patents and innovations. LinkedIn, Academia profile, Contact, Twitter, Patents.