Reviews for Gotrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter, 8.5" Pneumatic Tire, Max 12 Mile and 15.5Mph Speed, EABS and Rear Disk Brake,Foldable Escooter for Adult
People say Gotrax is really similar to Segway.
This one shouldn’t be overlooked!
I purchased this for my 11 year old son’s birthday. This is truly a fun ride. Easy to set up, a couple of hrs to charge, very quite, smooth and comfortable.To me, the air filled tires are a plus in my book. Gives a much nicer ride. I’m 220lbs and this scooter has gotten me up to 16mph on a flat paved road. I’m sure it carries him even better as he is much lighter than me. He’s gone approx 7-9 miles on a single charge! Which is just about what the manufacturer claims if I remember correctly. It is very important not to totally drain your battery, and to let battery and motor cool down before you start recharging it. My neighbor has a Segway ninebot, and this will keep up with it well enough. Just won’t go as far. For his 90lb body, gradual hills are fairly easy for it. It does slow down a bit but keeps on chugging! With me on it at again 220lbs, it work harder and a bit slower up a 15+% grade. Still really impressive! Info center tells you all you really need to know while riding. The deck is spacious and solid. Brakes with a hand brake to rear disc brake, which seems to stop this confidently. I would purchase this again! Glad to see he got a chance to have fun on it a few months before the snow fell!
Not for bigger people
I am 6’2 and weigh 220. The fastest this ever got was 13mph. The max range I ever got it was 6/7 miles. After 3 months. It would only go 1 mile. The battery sucks. If you weigh over 200lbs I would recommend the Segway. This was good for the price as it saved me more than $200 on short ubers but long term - not good.
Great Scooter For the Price! Only $250
Good battery life for riding around the neighborhood. Yes there are better scooters out there with longer range but this is good enough for me. Charges relatively fast. Id say if you weigh 200 lbs + you will get around 8 miles out of it. 12 miles maybe if you buy it for a kid. I just didn't feel like spending $800 on the Segway brand scooter.
Best $299 ever spent
I’ve been using this every day and love it. It’s really easy to use and cuts my commute time by a ton. I was going to go with a more expensive one after testing both the Segway ninebot and the Xiaomi but decided to go with the cheapest scooter I could find and I’m very happy with this. Definitely would recommend.
Great so far
Love this thing. I am a bit over 200 lbs and this thing handles it really well. I can still go over 15 mph. I was a bit worried that it may have trouble on hills but it is much better than I thought. Obviously, really steep hills would be a problem but just regular hills were fine. I was quite impressed. Now I sometimes go out on a nice night with some headphones on and just ride to relax. My family and I explore trails with this with my daughter on her Segway Ninebot. It's really great; especially at this price point. Recommend.
Surprisingly good scooter for a very fair price!
I recently purchased a Ninebot es2 (which regularly sells for $500-$600). Segway-Ninebot and Xiaomi m365 scooters are generally considered the best in their class. When I got the Gotrax GXL I didn't expect it to offer anywhere near the quality of those brands and models. I was pleasantly surprised. In my opinion the Gotrax GXL offers almost everything that the Ninebot es2 offers - at about half the price. It's also usually less expensive than the Xiaomi m365 and is actually better in several very important ways. Comparing to the Ninebot es2; SPEED The Ninebot es2 is rated at 15.5mph, but depending on your weight and terrain you can usually get a max of 16mph. Surprisingly I was able to achieve 18mph on the Gotrax. The GXL also has superior torque (quicker to achieve high speed). Even though the Ninebot es2 has a more powerful motor (300w) the Gotrax (250w) somehow outperforms it. The Ninebot es2 is rated for a 15.5 mile range. In real world tests, the average rider of about 150lbs-175lbs will probably only get about 8-10 miles (using sport mode - 16mph). The Gotrax performed similarly, getting about 7-9 miles (at top speeds of 16mph-18mph). BATTERY Both scooters have their battery located in the main handlebar pole, which in my opinion is preferable to having it under the deck. When a battery is located under the deck it's more prone to road heat, potential damage from riding over objects, and the charging port is more difficult to access - and also potentially suscept... Read More
HILLS KILL this thing
First off, its a great scooter. I REALLY LOVE riding it around. folds easy, very sturdy, charges easy. All around well built and designed. The only negative is how badly an incline drains the battery and kills momentum on this thing. I have a 1 mile commute to the train daily. Going to the train station I have a 4-5% incline where the scooter JUST makes it up. It slows down to about 5-6mph and the battery goes immediately down from 4 bars to 1! Once I get back on level ground, the scooter goes back up to approx. 15 mph and the battery goes back to 2 bars. I lock it up at the train station and go to work When I come home, I unlock it and start home. Scooter registers 2-3 bars on battery. I make it down the 4-5% grade hill nicely. HOWEVER, on the way home I have a 6% grade that the scoter CANNOT make it up and I have to walk it. I weigh 205lbs. Once I walk it up the hill and it flattens back out, I can hop on and ride it home. Battery is down to one bar. One day I accidently left my lock at home so I scootered to the train station, then back home, then back to the train station, a total of 3 miles. going up the 4-5% grade hill on the third leg of the commute, the battery icon started flashing. when I got back to the train station after work, the battery flashed the entire way home. I got 4 miles out of it. SO, my quick and dirty review is this: fun and great on FLAT surfaces. IT is NOT good at all if you have any inclines. it will kill the battery and the speed. For this I am l... Read More
My only complaint is that it has wires hanging for the brakes. I also bought a segway ine and I like the look.of that one better. This does compete with it though I just prefer the sleeker look of the segway
Solid scooter and Go Trax has great customer service.
This is a solid budget scooter and I am not sure why people are saying gotrax customer service is bad. My wife dumped our scooter and it got pretty jacked up and gotrax sent us a replacement and could not have been easier to deal with. The scooter has two modes and it can get up to over 15 in the 2nd setting and I am 6'3" and 225lbs. It rides nicely and works well for how inexpensive other is. I also have a Segway es4 which was twice the cost and has more bells and whistles but I would honestly say the Go Trax is the better bang for your buck especially if you are buying for kids...
Be careful with collapsing
This is a pretty great electric scooter. It's one of the lightest models around and it's only a few pounds more than a Segway. Be careful when collapsing the scooter. You really need three hands, but I have a good method. I put my shoulder in line with the handles, pull the locking bar and safety pin. That way the bar falls a short distance onto your shoulder and you can lower it down slowly. Otherwise, it will fall down at great speed and possibly hurt you. This scooter is also faster than the equivalent Segway. The battery life has been really great. I was riding this about a half mile every day and only charged the battery every other week. Also, this scooter has one gear. No more annoying gear changes anymore. Overall, I would like it to be as light as possible, but 27 pounds is still pretty manageable.