FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Will SUP Wheels ® work with my board?
YES, SUP Wheels ® will carry any board that tapers down to 22 inches (55 cm).
- Evolution and Classic Models- 15 inches (38 cm) or less in the tail of the board
- Evolution-X and Classic-X Models - 22 inches (55 cm) or less in the tail of the board
Just part of the board's tail need to fit into the frame. Between the standard and X models we handle 98% of all the boards on the market. SUP Wheels ® will carry race SUP boards, standard SUP boards, inflatable boards along with other fin boards like windsurf boards. You only need this one carrier to transport just about any type of personal water sport device. If you have questions about your board's fit please
contact us. We will help you select the right model.
**This product is designed to carrier standard paddle boards NOT roto molded "plastic" kayak type paddle boards like the Lifetime or Pelican products.
What is the difference between the Classic and the Evolution models?
The Classic SUP Wheels ® is the cart which is the frame and the wheels. You hold the end of the board with your hand to pull or push the board to move it. Additionally the Classic can carry two boards with a cam strap lashing the two boards together. Cam strap is not included but can be purchase at your local surf/sup shop or hardware store. The Evolution is the Classic but with the added strap handle. The strap handle connects with webbing strap under the board from the axle to the front the nose of the board. The nose lies in an adjustable mesh hammock with a comfortable handle. You hold the handle to pull the board to move it. The Evolution with the strap handle is designed to hold one board. However, you can remove the strap handle to make it a Classic and carry two boards with a cam strap.
Install Strap Handle on Bike Seat
- To install on bike seat twist the handle to make a loop and put the front
of the seat through the loop
- The board should be up against the back of the bike seat and away from the back wheel
- Adjust your bike seat up or twist the handle twice to raise the board above the back wheel if needed
*** The system requires space between the top of the bike seat and the back wheel
How to install the wheel and set the PIN's?
Push the PIN past the first stop then stop pushing. If you push past the first stop it will not hold the wheels in place.
Standard Bungee Configuration
Standard configuration of the SUP Wheels Bungee. With the bungee in front of the arch, hook the bungee to the left and right hooks on the axles. The length of the bungee should be a good estimate of the length of the bungee for a tight fit against the fin. Then pull the bungee over the fin. Make sure the bungee is tight against the fin. Be careful not to drag the bungee against the fin as you pull it to the base of the fin.
Alternate Bungee Method
Hook the bungee to the left and right hooks on the axles behind the arch. Estimate the length of the bungee that you will need for a tight fit. Then pull the bungee between the board and the arch. Then pull the bungee over the front of the fin. Be careful not to drag the bungee against the fin as you pull it to the base of the fin. This configuration will hold the arch up. It will prevent the arch from falling backwards. The arch will hold the board in place on the SUP Wheels paddle board carrier.
Will SUP Wheels ® work on the beach (on sand)?
SUP Wheels ® will roll on the beach and on the sand. See video of SUP Wheels paddle board carrier rolling on the beach video.
Will SUP Wheels ® work with inflatable SUP boards?
YES, SUP Wheels ® will work with most inflatables boards that have a tapered tail. See the Evolution-X and Classic-X collection of Inflatable paddleboard carrier
Will SUP Wheels ® work with a roto-molded boards (plastic that is also used to make kayaks)?
At this time we do not have a model to work with these crossover kayak type paddle boards.
Don’t I need fat blow-up tires to work on the beach or sand?
We have eliminated the drawbacks to pneumatic (air or tube) tire wheels.
Pneumatic tires require air to be pumped back into the tire up every
time you use them. By utilizing the largest wheels in the industry, the
14 inches (35.5 cm) solid rubber tire wheel will roll over sand and
over just about any rough terrain. When you get a flat with a pneumatic
tire it is going to be when you are trying to transport your board back
home from the water. Now you have to carry your board and your wheel
Will I need to assemble SUP Wheels ® or need tools?
No assembly required and no tools required.
Will SUP Wheels ® roll over a standard curb or rocks?
The advantage of the 14 inch (35.5 cm) wheels is that they will roll up or
down over a standard curb and other obstacles. Other carriers with small blow up wheels can’t go up over a curb without you picking up the whole board with the wheels still attached. If you wanted to do that much work you wouldn’t use a SUP carrier.
Do I need a suction cup handle like I have seen on other systems?