The Onewheel GT is the new flagship model from Future Motion Inc, replacing the Onewheel XR as the king of the throne. As the board is not yet released we will have to wait until next year for a full review of the Onewheel GT.
When Onewheel GT ships
The model was announced during autumn 2021 and the current shipping date of the Onewheel GT is late January. People that have pre-ordered the board are getting an estimated shipping date of around 25 January 2022.
These shipping dates are preliminary and we don’t know how outside factors might impact the timeline.
A totally new board
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 horsepowers. This with only a slight increase of the top speed.
The GT is packing what looks like a 18s2 battery of 21700 cells that has a nominal voltage of 3.7V-4.2 depending on charge level giving the board a good increase in the Voltage rating.
The advertised Onewheel GT top speed 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 of the charge time, If the board is drained the time is 200 minutes with the standard charger or 90 minutes with Optional GT Hypercharger (~$200).
Onewheel GT price
You cannot buy and get your hands on the board. There are working prototypes in the wild and Future Motion Inc has showcased the board in the desert. The current price is set to $2.200 for the basic board.
The GT Freeride Bundle with a treaded tire would set you back $2.635, including a fender, bumpers, rail guard and the hypercharger. The hypercharger is optional and set you back $200.
Onewheel GT Treaded Tire Option
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. At the current time, there are no aftermarket tires on the market as Future Motion Inc has chances the wheel dimensions to a non-standard Go-Kart format.
Onewheel GT accessories
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 is 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.
Hopefully, there will be a reduced need for fangs with the added power and torque of the GT. This is for sure something that will be tested when the board hits the market and we can review it.
The Onewheel GT will come 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 simplestop 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 did disabled simple stop from my Pint after a while to enable riding backwards.
Check this breakdown if you are wondering whats the difference is between the old Onewheel XR and the GT.
Onewheel GT Weight Limit
The weight limit for the Onewheel GT is according to Future Motion Inc 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 has increased the Onewheel GT 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.
There is no information around what rating the Onewheel will have, most likely it will only be water-resistant and not waterproof. Looking at the refinement of the GT from a build point of view it most likely will follow the path of the Pint and Pint X.
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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