Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo GTX Series Electric Skateboard Review

Don’t you just wish that sometimes the roads will not end so you can continue carving on your battery powered skateboard? You can stop daydreaming now because with the Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo GTX Series Electric Skateboard, all surfaces can be a skateboard track as long as you are brave enough.

Features and Specifications

Motor and Batteries

The skateboards that are in the Bamboo GTX series are the All-terrain, Street, and the 2-in-1; the only difference about the three are the wheels. As their name suggests, the All-terrain and Street models have wheels that are suitable for their terrains. However, the 2-in-1 is a board that has interchangeable All-terrain and Street wheels.

All of the boards in the GTX series are powered by dual brushless motors with a total power output of 3000 watts. This is more than enough juice to push the board up to speeds of 25 miles per hour, depending on the wheels used, the weight of the rider, and the condition of the road.

The twin brushless motors also have plenty of torque that it can push the board and its riders up a 25-degree incline from a standstill; which is steeper than what the Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard can do.

The batteries are custom-designed Li-ion, with a 36V output and a 10Ah capacity. The battery supposedly has enough juice to power the board up to 31 miles on Eco mode. The batteries come with a USB charger, and it takes around 3 to 4 hours to completely charge.

The Bamboo GTX also comes with regenerative braking, which means that every time you put on the brakes while you are in motion, the motors charge the batteries a bit. If you use the regenerative braking efficiently, you can actually stretch the mileage of your batteries.

Deck and Wheels

The deck of the Bamboo GTX is similar in design and construction as the Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo ONE Electric Longboard Skateboard; it has 7 layers of Canadian maple sandwiched in between two layers of bamboo. This gives the deck ample flexibility without compromising strength.

The wheels come in different sizes depending on the use. The All-terrain version has 7-inch treaded wheels, while the street version can use either the black Evolve GT 83mm 76A wheels, the Loaded Longboard 80mm Kegels, or Abec 11 flywheels (83mm, 90mm and 97mm).

The Good

There’s a board for whatever terrain you like

If you want to go mainly off-road, then the All-terrain version of the Bamboo GTX is for you. On the other hand, if you are mostly carving the streets then the Bamboo GTX is your board. If you simply cannot make up your mind as to which terrain is better, or if you enjoy the both of them equally, then go get the Bamboo GTX 2-in-1 board.

More than enough power to take you anywhere

The dual brushless motors of the Bamboo GTX series has a total power output of 3000 watts (more powerful than the Exway X1 Professional Electric Skateboard) which is more than enough to power you through the streets and even on dirt trails and on compact grass. The board having this much power also means that it can carry a lot of weight, up to 220 pounds to be exact.

Four riding modes

Even though this board has a scary lot of power, it is still very beginner-friendly. If you are just starting to learn how to ride, use the Slow riding mode so that you can get a good feel of the board. When you have gained enough experience, and courage, you can crank the remote up to the GT mode and brace yourself for the sudden burst of speed.

These are only a couple of the benefits that you can get from the Bamboo GTX Series Electric Skateboards, to really find out what these boards are all about, go get any one of the models and give it a shot.

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The Bad

It is a bit on the heavy side

Because of the upgraded motors and batteries, the Bamboo GTX boards are a bit hefty, making carrying them around quite difficult. You can get a longboard backpack to help carry all that weight.

The package does not come with extra belts

One would think that for the price of the Bamboo GTX boards, Evolve Skateboards could have thrown in a couple of freebies, even some of the essentials like a pair of drive belts would have been great. The sheer power of the twin motors almost guarantees that your belts will be shot after several months of heavy carving, so having extras would have been nice.

Who is it for?

The Bamboo GTX board series is for everyone; from beginners to seasoned experienced boarders will love riding on any one of the GTX boards. Even if you are a complete beginner, the Slow riding mode will help you get your longboard legs in no time at all. Even experienced riders still get shocked when they turn on the GT mode on their boards.

Conclusion

Electric longboards are not just a one-terrain type of ride; if you want to ride on pavement, go ahead, and if you want to go off-road then knock yourself out. The Bamboo GTX series just proves that the only thing holding you back from having the most fun in your life is yourself.

Go get one of the Bamboo GTX series boards and start living your life on your terms.

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