The Marbel can travel at up to 25mph, even while going uphill. This is remarkable considering that the board still weighs right about 10 pounds (10.3 lbs with 76mm wheels). Larger 100mm wheels will add weight.
Marbel is light because it is made from carbon fiber, the batteries used are the latest lithium-ion technology, similar to what is found in the Tesla Model S. Newly shipped boards are 10.3 lbs brand new. They added additional insulation to eliminate some short circuiting affecting wireless recei...
Marbel can run for 12-16 miles off of a 90 minute charge. Which is great for those that commute with the board or use it to go to places where charging is convenient as the charging does not take long in order to get the boards full distance.
Many international backers who paid for this board through Kickstarter have not received it due to restrictions on shipping the battery. Check out the Kickstarter page comments to see how many other international customers are still waiting.
Some international Kickstarter buyers have been waiting for more than a year. While there is a lack of any info on their site as to how long of a delay there will be, the wordage used does not sound like it will be immediate.
It also takes the rider upto a distance of 15 km and at a maximum speed of 40 kmph. This is actually quite a high speed, which needs to be considered. The 15km range is more than some of the higher tier boards, which is good for those that need to go a little further in one go.
These are the four different modes."Rooky Ride (Acceleration 20%, top speed 20km/h), Eco Ride (Acceleration 40%, top speed 30km/h), Pro Ride ( Acceleration 100%, top speed 40km/h), Endless Ride (Acceleration 10%, you push and the cruise control keeps the pace)" You can switch riding...
Estimated delivery is September 2016 for the Kickstarter backers. BUT if you order one now it will take some time until it gets delivered. As they webpage said "Order now and get your Mellow Drive by March 2017."
Since Evolve has been making electronic boards for a while now, you won't have to be afraid of youthful errors, that could be made by a start up company. This also makes for a good chance they will be around to honor their warranties.
The skateboard provides great range/price ratio without sacrificing speed or portability. The bamboo street gives you at least 10 miles of range even if you're constantly going at max speed. If you ride sensibly you will get up to 25 miles of range.
You can change your normal 83mm wheels for 7" all-terrain tires, which work with the electric motors as well. You can then skate on grass, dirt etc. The 2in1 board comes with both. The process of changing the wheels should not take more than 5 minutes.