No1 is reliability, it’s really hard to get things very reliable for an amateurs builders. You’ll need to go through various builds to discover weaknesses and strength points. No sudden stop at high speed. No kick start. No flimsy wireless connection. No cogging. The list can go on…
No2 is repairability. True you don’t need this if you have the No1, but things tend to break for unconventional reasons time to time. It’s better to make it easy to repair so that 1 - 3 years from now you don’t have to deconstruct the entire builds and wiring just to replace that 1 broken cell.
No3 is water-resistant. I can’t mentioned this enough, but this needs to be done. The moment you can ride in any weather conditions is marvelous. I also like the fact I could just drop them under the shower and cleaned it up after each rides without worrying.
No4 is maintainability. 0 Maintenance build + plug & play. Seriously, I take this consideration seriously. The more plug and play, the more easy to maintain. I like idiot proof things.
No5 is compliant to any surface given. eMTB comes on top here, where you can just have a comfortable ride in gravelly and paved roads. Pavement easily destroyed eboards especially with hub motors. eMTB just ride and glides over it.
No6 is maximum distance. I cared for this alot compared to maximum speed. I prefer to enjoy longer rides instead of a fast ride fast drain. Long distance means you can actually travels with it point to point without ever worrying about pushing the board half the road.
No7 is compactness and lightness. The more compact and light, it’s easier to transport. I think everyone here could agree on that, thats why eboard is here. But no matter how small and compact and light, if above criteria are not met, it’s useless.
No8 is those gimmicks you add - The finishing touch!. This is the fun part and requires no explanations. Extra lights, custom paint jobs, custom battery box, custom wiring, custom electrical upgrades, custom mounts, custom drive unit, custom motors, custom custom and custom… Making it a unique build, your build. Off course, if these things are done poorly, it’s just crap smashing build.
As you can see all of these points are quality build point of view. Thats the most important. The more quality you can pour into it, the more you will like it. The more you pour effort into it, the more you want to upgrade it. The more upgrades, the more attractive it will be. And so the downside of all are cost! Very costly build, but I can see here that members doesn’t seems to mind alot spending 2k ++. I don’t know why I think everyone here are rich, but if I still in high school wants the cool stuff, this just don’t cut it. I guess eboards are just another type of expensive hobbies.
ONE ABSOLUTE thing all builders and members here can agree on is not the premium feelings, but not going home after 3 minutes rides with half a board, 3 broken parts and the need to pay for costly replacement parts + VAT that took 3 weeks to deliver.