We’re big fans of electric longboards for their utility in short commutes, saving you from the drudgery of walking while making the erstwhile short trip a whole lot more fun. For those who prefer having something to hold on to while they’re cruising down roads at 20 mph, however, the Cycleboard should offer a more suitable alternative.
A motorized kick scooter, the rig brings the same convenience to your commutes as an electric skateboard, all while facilitating better balance and steering. Granted, it’s heavier and a lot more bulky than a typical longboard (it weighs 44 pounds), but if you’re willing to put up with the size and weight, it should offer a better riding experience.
The Cycleboard comes with a 450W hub motor that allows you to ride at top speeds of up to 20 mph, all while pushing out enough torque to ride up 20-degree incline. Steering is accomplished by simply leaning into any angle you want to turn into, with a maximum lean angle of 45 degrees for carving around tight corners. It comes with two options in batteries, standard and extended, with the former providing a 15-mile range and the latter stretching that to 25 miles.
Features include a trio of shock-absorbing tires on aluminum wheels for better stability, a self-centering suspension, a trigger throttle control with an LCD display, a collapsible handle, and five riding modes. It can accommodate riders up to 250 pounds.
Available now, the Cycleboard is priced at $1,299.