Getting MORE RANGE from your Evolve Skateboard - Evolve Skateboards Weekly Ep. 33

October 06, 2017

In this week's episode we are going to give you some tips on how to get more range and distance from your Evolve skateboard. The team at Evolve Skateboards Australia, USA and UK will give you some of their insights on how to travel further on a single battery charge. When looking at factors around increasing the range or distance an electric skateboard can travel, there are three main factors - environment, riding style and skateboard setup. Each of these play an important part in how much battery is used and thus the ultimate range of your ride. The range of an electric skateboard is an important factor to a lot of riders, especially those that want to commute on their boards. The Evolve electrics skateboards are some of the longest range boards you can buy on the market and are rated to travel a distance of up to 50 kilometers on a single charge. Commuting on an Evolve electric skateboard is one of the best ways to start and finish your day so if you haven't tried it already, we recommend you give it a go. Environmental Aspects: This includes elements such as wind, rough surfaces vs smooth surfaces, hills and riding through a city. Riding Style Aspects: This includes pumping your board, how to best carve, how to ride up a hill efficiently, the benefits of kick-pushing to start, Fast vs GT mode and remote trigger control. Setup Aspects: This includes factors like clean bearings, speed cream and AT wheels vs street wheels We recently performed a range test with Carbon GT vs a GTX and surpassed the rated range of 30 kilometers on All Terrain tires. You can see that video here: We will be doing a number of other range and distance tests soon! If you have any tips or have done any range tests on your evolve skateboard we would love to see the results. Use the #evolveriders in your post so we can check them out.

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ABEC11 107mm Review and COMPETITION - Evolve Skateboards Weekly Ep. 35

October 13, 2017

This weeks video is on the ABEC 11 107mm Review and Competition! In this video we will give you details on our collaboration with ABEC 11 to deliver a new 107mm electric skateboard wheel! The F1 is the offical name of the new ABEC 11 + Evolve 107 wheel and its designed to bring a completely new feel to your Evolve electric skateboard.

We were very lucky to have an interview with Chris Chaput, owner and president of ABEC11. Chris gives us some great insights into the the creation of the new ABEC11 Evolve F1 107mm wheel as well as some background to ABEC11. Chris is a legend of the sport and former world freestyle champion with ABEC11 producing a huge selection of sizes, shapes, durometers and formulas for every type of skateboarding. 

Stay tuned at the end as we will give you information on a competition we are running to giveaway a set of these great new skateboard wheels! You can have a look below for full details. 

In terms of specs - The wheel is 107mm in diameter and 55mm in width. It uses the 74A Urethane Reflex formula that ABEC 11 is famous for, giving you a super soft ride. A complete set of wheels weighs about 2kg (4.4 pounds).

This wheel does fit on most of our Evolve electric skateboards including the Carbon GT, Bamboo GT, GTX and ONE board. It will also work on our older Gen 1 Carbon and Gen 2 Bamboo but it won't be compatible with the pintail and snubnose due to wheel bite.

Two things to note - the belt covers won't fit on the board if your are using the 107mm wheels so you will need to take them off but we do have a new belt cover coming in the next few weeks that will be compatible. The GT remote also doesn't have a 107mm setting but we will be updating this shortly.

The ABEC 11 107mm F1 wheel will work with both our 32 tooth and 38 tooth drive gears, but each will give you a different ride. The 38 tooth gear will brake faster but the 32 tooth will give you a faster speed overall (but slightly less breaking performance). 

As electric skateboard wheels go - the 107mm wheel feels nice and stable due to its large size and should really transform your Evolve skateboard - giving you a great hybrid option between the standard street wheels and AT tyres. You will feel the bumps far less than with the smaller street wheels and its a real joy to ride. 

You can order them now from our website!

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