Hello all. I’m at the point of deciding on my first purchase and need some pointers. I have been reading a lot, researching, but still have some unanswered questions.
My requirements for an eboard are minimal for performance, but are high for reliability & quality. I am 215 lbs (97 kg), 5’10" (178cm)
I need a range of 5-7 miles (8-11 km) with a top speed of 15-18 mph (24-28 kph). There are no hills in my city. I need to cruise with my son to & from school, and he’s into scooters (non motorized), so I’ll mostly be at lower cruising speeds. But it needs to be a smooth ride, the asphalt & sidewalks are rough. I have no problems riding over them with a skateboard/longboard, as long as I have soft wheels. (78-83 durometer), but the constant vibration alone will be shaking electronics.
Like I mentioned, I need something that is reliable & high quality. I want to do the least amount of maintenance necessary. I want everything to work smoothly, so I’m not constantly needing to mess with something on the drivetrain or order parts. Reliability & quality is paramount.
I’d like a kick tail, but it’s definitely NOT a requirement. I ride skateboards & longboards, very comfortable on both. So I’m good with either.
Also… Availability!!! I want something that I can order & then actually have it in 2 months. My ideal budget is the 1100-1600
Taking this all into account, I’ve come to these options:
-Evolve Bamboo -Boosted Dual (+?) -Raptor (dual?)
I know these exceed my performance criteria, but these are the ones I could find that hit my price, quality, & availability guidelines (based on what I’ve read).
The other option I have is… Build one.
Which, I think I could do. But want to stay away from soldering and special tools. Are there options for this? I know enertion sells trucks with everything pre-mounted, which is cool. But does anyone sell the battery, vesc, with everything pre-soldered? So all I need to do is plug everything in, shrink wrap/tape it, then mount everything?
So, I’d love ANY advice, recommendations, info, referrals you have. They are greatly appreciated, as is this forum. Thanks