When comparing Benchwheel Dual vs Unlimited's Eon | World's 1st Electric Skateboard Powertrain, the Slant community recommends Unlimited's Eon | World's 1st Electric Skateboard Powertrain for most people. In the question“What are the best electric skateboards?” Unlimited's Eon | World's 1st Electric Skateboard Powertrain is ranked 26th while Benchwheel Dual is ranked 27th.
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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.
Pro Different ride modes
Pro Swappable batteries
Pro Very very quiet
Because of the hub motors, the board is very quiet.
Pro Remote control usability
Pro Fits on most boards
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.
Con The added weight (15lbs)
You won't get any real performance out of anything that weighs less, but its quite hefty.
Con Not released
There are no hands on for this powered attachment, as it is not released yet and is only a Kickstarter currently.