Bamboo GTX Series
2 in 1
Can’t decide between the GTX Street and GTX All Terrain? You can have both! Switching between setups is now faster and easier than ever before. Simply pop the new Evolve 7” All Terrain rims off, put the Street wheels straight on, and in mere minutes you’re away again.
If ever the Evolve Carbon GT and the Bamboo GT had a love child, this would be it! The Bamboo GTX series (X meaning Extras) combines the high performance attributes of the Carbon GT and morphs these features into a slick new looking Bamboo deck.
We overhauled the Bamboo GT deck with a massive lithium battery whilst fine tuning the deck flex, laser cutting the grip-tape and blinged out the 3000 watt motors to a gold finish. What’s the result you ask? The ‘Mac Daddy’ of electric bamboo boards capable of reaching speeds of 37 - 43km/hr with a huge battery range of up to 30 – 50 km/charge and a sweet deck flex that allows for a comforting ride on any terrain surface thrown at it!
The Evolve Bamboo GTX offers more riding modes than ever before allowing all levels of rider to enjoy the product safely with the added ability to adjust your speed mode while riding to suit conditions and maximize efficiency. Use “SLOW” mode for easy control and a safe top speed, perfect for beginners and first time users. Once you get the hang of things switch to “ECO” mode for a relaxed ride and unparalleled range. Try “FAST” mode to whizz past traffic and turn your commute into your daily adrenaline rush hour, and if you dare, switch to “GT” mode to unleash the insane power and acceleration with the ability to climb hills of up to 25% gradient! To top it all off, you can see this performance in real-time with an industry first from Evolve Skateboards: The all-new Evolve R2 Remote. It gives you instantaneous feedback on your speed, battery level, range and mode selected with a built in LCD screen, right from the palm of your hand!
The Evolve Bamboo GTX 2in1 is the hybrid of unparalleled performance and traditional longboard style, an effortless low profile package guaranteed to draw both attention, and envy.
WARNING: The Evolve GT Series is a high performance electric skateboard. It is strongly advised that children under 14 years, or new to electric skateboarding, operate the boards under supervision with full safety gear including a helmet. FAST and GT mode offers performance capabilities not suitable for beginners AND can allow the rider to get in situations that may increase risk in operation. ie: GT mode will allow the board to climb extremely steep hills that will be dangerous to ride back down, even when using the brake. While programming is in place to limit climbing of dangerous inclines, the rider must understand the power this board can offer must be respected for safe use.
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Bamboo GTX S2
Long battery life of the board. I rode the board for 8 hours before recharging it.
The ease of riding the board.
Good manoeuvrability enabling me to weave in and out of tight spaces.
Very good looking board.
Easy to use R2 controller.
Lots of “how to” tutorials online.
Gears/Modes are relatively easy to cycle through.
The board has a better feel (flex-wise) than the carbon fibre board.
The bamboo boards are only rated to around 100kg. Which could be problematic if you are near that weight and carrying a heavy back pack.
The board is 8kg (17lbs) which is heavy to carry around when not using.
The remote battery life is 1/2 - 1/3 the life of the board. Essentially, the battery on the board could be downsized to match the remote battery - thus reducing the overall weight. Or the remote battery should be increased to match the board’s life.
The battery (at this time) cannot be taken on an international flight.
The battery is not waterproof.
The board is pretty unstable (with the standard rubber bushes) when using the board in GT mode. Even when the trucks are tightened. I found that the board would speed wobble with little warning, requiring the breaks to be applied immediately.
My biggest problem is that the remote will disconnect (for unknown reasons) and not reconnect again. I’ll have to turn both the board and remote off for about an hour before reconnecting them both.
Ultimately I like the board. It is…
Bamboo 2 in 1
Bloody brilliant. Just have to get used to riding it better. Thsnks heaps.
After researching on youtube - I got the GTX 2-1 , I have yet to put on the street wheels , have only done about 40klms , I have snow boarding for over 20 years , and got to say in GT mode you get a buzz out of it , I may need to get another board as My Daughter is loving this board too .