The Onewheel GT is the most powerful model of Onewheel from Future Motion Inc, replacing the Onewheel XR. The board is totally redesigned, taking the best part from the Onewheel Pint and pairing it with an updated powertrain, battery, and controller. Bringing more power and new features to the Onewheel community.
Motor and Battery Specification
The reason for this delay is most likely that the Onewheel GT is a totally new redesign of the powertrain and battery. The upgraded cells and controller will give the board a power boost of 50%, going from a peak power of 2 to 3 horsepower. This is with only a slight increase in the top speed.
The GT has a 18s2 battery of 21700 cells with a nominal voltage of 3.7V-4.2 depending on charge level giving the board a good increase in the Voltage rating.
The top speed of the Onewheel GT is 20mph. Giving some headroom of the available torque of the motor to climb obstacles or potholes.
The available power will make the board much safer and reduce the risk of a nosedive. The pushback will be more pronounced and more like the Pint than the XR, if you want to know more read about the pushback here.
|Range||20-32 miles (32-52km)|
|Top Speed||20mph (32km/h)|
|3hp max Power|
|Motor:||750W Hypercore® hub motor|
|Tire||11.5″ x 6.5-6.5″ Onewheel|
|Dimension||9.5” x 29.5”|
The new upgraded battery comes with an increase in the charge time, If the board is drained the time is 200 minutes with the standard charger or 90 minutes with the optional GT Hypercharger (~$200).
The increased range and changes have made the Onewheel GT the most expensive board to date. The current price is $2.200 for the basic board without any accessories. It´s possible to get it in a range of bundles.
The GT Freeride Bundle with a treaded tire would set you back $2.635, including a fender, bumpers, rail guard, and the Hypercharge. The Hypercharge is optional and set you back $200.
Tire Options – Slick and Treaded Tire
With the Onewheel GT it’s the first time Future Motion Inc is selling a board with a treaded tire. The cost for the upgrade is $50, something I highly would recommend for anyone planning to ride off-road. The availability of aftermarket tires on the market is low as Future Motion Inc has changed the wheel dimensions to a non-standard Go-Kart format.
There are a couple of options like the Enduro from FlightFins.
As the board is a total redesign non of the old accessories for either the XR or Pint will not work for the new board.
Sadly it will result in no fangs for the GT in a while. The added two wheels in front are something many riders, including myself, have added to their board. The fangs will not prevent a nosedive, it will give you a chance to ride it out.
There is a reduced need for fangs with the added power and torque of the GT. Still, it can nosedive if you are not respecting the board.
The Onewheel GT comes with both front and back bumpers installed. Buying one of the more expensive packages will include a spare set. There is also the possibility to buy new bumpers directly from Future Motion when you need them down the road. They come as a set, usually, the back bumper will take more hits and wear down faster than the front.
Digital Shaping 3.0
The board will come with a new Digital Shaping 3.0. This will include the simple stop feature from the Pint. Simplestop will help new riders when they try out the board and make this beast a bit more user-friendly. I disabled a simple stop from my Pint after a while to enable riding backward.
Check this breakdown if you are wondering what the difference is between the old Onewheel XR and the GT.
The Digital Shaping 3.0 comes with new modes for the Onewheel GT. It now has six riding styles and a custom setting if you fully want to customize your ride. Read more about the difference between the modes in the breakdown, Onewheel GT riding modes.
The Onewheel GT comes with a couple of new features like the 90% charge limit, Safety Beep, and adjustable headlights. These features are related to the new controller and power train and sadly will not be possible to retrofit into the older devices.
90% charging limit
The GT comes with a feature that the community has asked for for a long time. It’s now possible to enable the board to only charge 90% of the battery capacity. This will drastically increase the lifetime of the battery pack and also help people who live on hills and need to start their ride going downhill.
Going downhill with a fully charged board will lead to an overcharge pushback and might even damage the board. This is therefore a really good feature that Future Motion has developed and implemented into the new powertrain and controller. Read more about the new feature charge limiter to 90% and how to enable it.
Another new feature is the Safety Beep, a requested feature by the Onewheel Community. The feature produces an audible indication as you approach the board’s limits. This is something that the EUC community has had for a long time and is considered standard on the wheels.
The headlights are not only 300% brighter than the XR, the brightness can now be adjusted in the application to suit your current riding environment. This is a great new feature of the GT.
Onewheel GT Weight Limit
The weight limit for the Onewheel GT is 275 lbs (~125kg). It has been tested and rated for this weight but will handle a higher weight. The drawback will be reduced range and quicker wear and tear of the wheel. So heavier riders may notice decreased range and hill-climbing capability.
It’s a good thing that the higher available power and torque from the board have increased the Onewheel GT’s weight capacity when compared to the XR.
If you are uncertain of the correct tire pressure use the Onewheel Tire Pressure Calculator, it works both in SI and imperial units.
The Onewheel GT is water-resistant and not waterproof. Looking at the refinement of the GT from a build point of view it follows the path of the Pint and Pint X. The controller and battery apartments are built with the same updated design increasing the water resistance compared to the XR.
These boards are a step forward when compared to the XR. Still, the boards are not waterproof and there is always the risk of water getting into the motor at the sealed bearings. There will come bearing cover kits when the third-party companies are getting their hands on the wheel.
Onewheel GT Frequently asked questions
Check out the short review and test of the Onewheel GT done by Tyler James.
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When Onewheel GT ships (Shipped In Mars 2022)
The model was announced in autumn 2021 and the current shipping date of the Onewheel GT is late January. People that have pre-ordered the board were getting an estimated shipping date of around 25 January 2022. The first board did hit customers’ hands on the 07 Mars 2022.