The electric skateboard and scooter company Boosted has launched a new set of urethane wheels for its long boards that will offer smoother, faster rides. The new wheels are called Boosted 105s and cost $ 169 for a set of four.
The wheels are 30 percent larger than those Boosted ships on their long boards, with a diameter of 105 mm (hence the name), width 65 mm, and 72 durometer – a measure of rigidity. They should add about 2 miles per hour to top speed, which means Boosted Plus will be able to reach 24 miles per hour and Boosted Stealth can hit 26 miles per hour.
The wheels are also compatible with Boosted's second-generation longboard, but the company says it has only "limited compatibility" with the Boosted Mini shortboard . (The company recommends users who want to try to adjust the tightness of Mini trucks to avoid bites.)
Boosted also announced on Thursday a combined headlight / taillight package called Beams, which costs $ 199. . The headlamps reach 600 lumens of brightness, and the taillights illuminate each time the user stops skateboarding. Both are powered by the PCB's battery, and the headlight even has a passable USB charging port that is clean. The lights seem to be compatible with both the newer long boards and the Boosted Mini.
Boosted has sold accessories in the past, but the two new products are the California company's fullest attempt to bite outside the ancillary market that exists around its products. While there are a wealth of Reddit themes and YouTube hands-on instructions on changing wheels or adding lights to Boosted boards, the step here is obvious: make a little extra money and you won't have to spend a lot of work. Given the high prices of Boosted boards, this is probably not the worst bet.