Checked back in my history and see it’s been nearly 2 years since posting for the last time. I was going to build my own board and got to ordering everything but the electronics. Then things like moving to another country etc put things on hold.
Paused but not forgotten. I ride my board a lot but making it electric is never far from my mind. That led me to the Evolve GT line. They look alright and here in Australia they’re decently priced at 1800 Australian dollar (1400 USD).
I do however don’t like the company too much. Something about how they handle things like complaints about their remotes for example, I don’t know. It doesn’t sit right. I think Enertion handles things better, although they have their own problems + they only offer the R2 with regular wheels.
The perfect board really seems to be Kaly’s Urban Cruiser, but all said and done that board is almost twice as expensive as the GTX. I understand where the price difference comes from. His boards are works of art.
But say I’m fine with the performance of a GTX or even a Bamboo GT. Because 25 km/h is enough for me really. I’m getting old an a bit more careful and it would be a commuter board more than anything else. Could I build something with Bamboo GT specs on a Trampa board for the cost of a GTX?
The complete board would be 600 Australian dollar (460 USD) to get here. That would leave about 1200 AUD/960 USD for the rest. I’ve done some quick parts lists, but interested in hearing the expert’s opinions.