Which Onewheel should I buy? Pint, Pint X, (XR) or GT?

Future Motion has three options (XR is getting discontinued) of boards that suit different types of riders. In short Pint for the budget person, Pint X for the city rider and GT for the off-road trail rider or explorer.

Onewheel Pint – the Budget Option

Onewheel Pint riding on pavement

For the price-sensitive person or someone wanting to start riding with a lower budget, the Pint is a good board and the one I have personally. The Pint has a disadvantage when compared to the two other options with the lack of range. The Pint got a range of 6-8 miles, which is something I can confirm too.

As I state in my 1-year review of the Pint I usually ride it to work, ~3 miles one way, with a bit above 50% left. Charging the board at work before going home in the afternoon. I don’t recommend anyone riding the board below 10%. You are increasing the risk of a nosedive.

If you are looking for a good entry board and will not ride longer rides, then the Onewheel Pint is a great option.

Dont get the Onewheel XR in 2021

I would not recommend anyone in late 2021 or later get a Onewheel XR, the XR is getting discontinued. Future Motion has stated that they will carry spare parts, still, I would look into the Onewheel Pint X if you need the range in a smaller package or the Onewheel GT for the ultimate shred machine.

Onewheel Pint X – The long range Pint

Onewheel Pint X

The X stands for eXtended range. The Onewheel Pint X is basically a Onewheel Pint with the XR battery giving it the increased range everyone has been asking for. The range of the Pint X is 12-18 miles. The downside is the slightly larger battery resulting in an increase in weight. The Onewheel Pint is 27 lbs making it 4 lbs heavier than the pint.

Here is full comparison between the Pint X and Pint.

EXTENDED RANGESPEED BOOSTTAKE IT TO GO
Get up to 18 miles on a single charge. Freedom feels good.Pound for pound the people’s champ. At 18 mph Pint X packs a punch.Small enough to fit anywhere. Built in maghandle to grip and rip.

To summarise Future Motion Inc decided to increase the front bumper to match the bigger battery, this is only cosmetics and will decrease the clearance of the board. An easy fix is to change the front bumper to either a stock Onewheel Pint or if you want fangs, the Fangs 2.0 for Land-Surf. They are fully compatible with the Pint X and here is my review of the Fangs 2.0 on my Pint.

The larger battery comes at a price, increasing the base model to $1400.

The Onewheel Pint and Pint X are both nimble machines that really shines in the city traffic and curving down pavements. The smaller wheel and rounder profile makes turning easier and quicker than the old Onewheel XR or the larger Onewheel GT.

Onewheel GT – The adventurer

Onewheel GT hillside

If you are looking for the ultimate machine for trail riding or long-distance rides then the Onewheel GT is the right board for you. The Onewheel GT is the latest evolution of boards coming from Future Motion Inc. It packs a completely new powertrain and battery increasing the available power by 50%, going from 2 to 3 horsepower.

A quantum leap in Onewheel performance.

Also, the upgraded cells will at the same time increase the range of the board to 20-32 miles. From experience, most riders would feel it in their legs if riding this long, even if you are taking pauses. Still, this really enables some good trail riding and exploring the outdoors.

With the Onewheel Pint you are stuck and you can’t ride that far until you need to plan your way back. With the GT the possibilities of places to go to really increase.

Onewheel GT

Another added benefit with the GT, which comes at a price, is the possibility to get a threaded tire from the manufacturer. Installing an aftermarket tire will void the warranty of the board. As stated above for me the GT is a trail/off-road board and I really recommend anyone to buy the board with the threaded option.

For a better breakdown of the threaded or slick checkout my full comparison, Onewheel GT Threaded vs Slick Tire.

What does Onewheel GT stand for
What does Onewheel GT stand for