When choosing a hoverboard, you’ll need to consider the hoverboard wheel size. There are three options and to get best hoverboard wheels, you’ll need to consider what you’re looking for in terms of ride, the weight of the rider and the kind of surfaces in mind. Hoverboard wheel size makes a big difference to the ride experience.
These are the three sizes to choose from:
Classic 6.5-inch wheels
These are the most popular wheels and are great for kids. For heavier adult riders, it is worth looking at a bigger wheel size. The classic wheels are perfect for indoor use as it won’t damage or scratch floors and will also tackle smooth outdoor surfaces such as paved areas with ease.
They’re not so good for rougher surfaces because the clearance between the ground and the underside of the hoverboard is relatively low compared to models with larger wheels. For this reason, you should avoid using a hoverboard with 6.5-inch wheels on uneven or grassy surfaces.
The advantage of a classic is that it can manoeuvre well in tight spaces. They are also lighter and therefore easier to carry and because the wheels are tubeless, they cannot puncture. They also take less time to charge.
For a great classic hoverboard, we recommend the 6.5” Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard which has a super silent 350W German motor, built-in Bluetooth speakers and intelligent AUTO Balance Technology.
Hummer 8.5-inch wheels
If you are looking to use your hoverboard outdoors on a range of surfaces, the Hummer is a great choice. With wide off-road all terrain hoverboard wheels, it can cope with a range of surfaces from grass through to gravel and sand. Softer surfaces are easily covered with a Hummer.
It’s a robust hoverboard and ideal for heavier adult riders who want to explore the outdoors.
If you’re looking for a Hummer, we recommend the G2 8.5 Official Hummer Hoverboard, which comes in a range of colours and features precise gyro control for an ultra smooth ride, Bluetooth speakers and an aluminium upper body shell.
All Terrain 10-inch wheels
This beast of a hoverboard comes with inflatable tyres, which means you can tackle surfaces like gravel or grass with ease plus bricks, cement and steep hills are a breeze too. The All Terrain model is also very stable and the clearance between the ground and the board is impressive.
The downside of an All Terrain hoverboard is that they are heavier to carry and owners must take care to regulate the tyre pressure.
All Terrain boards are better for heavier riders (weighing more than 40kg) and we recommend the Vortex Camo 10” All Terrain Official Hoverboard, which comes in an awesome range of high gloss paint finishes, has a top speed of up to 14 km/h and has built in Bluetooth speakers.
Hoverboard wheel size and buying the right model
Now that you understand the difference that hoverboard wheel size makes to the ride experience and how they tackle various surfaces, you can make an informed decision and pick a model that is perfect for you or the person you are buying for. Visit Official Hoverboard for some of the best models on the market.