A reliable no-frills electric board in the mid-price range.
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Pro Great specs for the price
Benchwheel goes up to 18.6 MPH with a range of 13 to 16 miles. Prices can range from $400 to $1,000, depending on where you're shopping (eBay, Alibaba, Craigslist, etc. tend to offer lower prices).
The dual drive board only weighs 7.9 kg (15 lbs).
Pro Excellent braking
The Benchwheel has very effective braking on downhills, a comfort when going down the steepest roads. Good brakes are a huge help to new riders, who will benefit from a steady start that won’t cause them to instantly fall off.
Pro Can go in reverse
The board can go both forwards and backwards.
Pro Reliable wireless remote
The skateboard comes with a tough, lightweight, small, comfy, and simple wireless remote to control acceleration, braking, and cruise control. It has LED battery level indicators that ensure you don’t run out of juice unexpectedly.
Has a handle which makes it easy to move around and carry if necessary.
Con Lacks a smartphone app
Unlike many competitor boards, the Benchwheel doesn’t have apps for Android or iOS. This means you will always need to travel with the remote on hand.
Con Slow charging
Takes 3-5 hours to charge.
Con No light for nighttime riding
If you want to ride at night, you’ll need to buy your own LED lights separately.