Gotrax GXL Electric Scooter Review June 8, 2019 – Posted in: Electric Scooters, Product Reviews, Scooters
Commuting is something most people are not fond of especially during rush hour. The congested streets and even the subways are packed with commuters going in every direction which you will have to navigate to get to reach your destination. The lucky ones take the cabs or drive their own car. The practical ones ride their bikes or scooters.
Riding your scooter to workplace or school is the most efficient way especially if it’s just a few blocks or miles away. Now that there are even electric scooters, it’s faster to get anywhere without breaking a sweat. Because they’re compact and slim in build, you can easily navigate even through tight corners, alleys and pathways.
Gotrax GXL Reviewed
Overall rating : 4 / 5
Gotrax is known for their impressive lines of scooters dedicated for different types of riders. They have ones for kids, adults and teens which are designed to cater each of their riding needs. However, if you are looking for an electric scooter that would take you a few extra miles, then Gotrax GXL can surely provide the need.
GXL can reach 9-12 miles range on a single charge with a top speed of 15.5 mph. That’s a good boost and faster than other e-scooters. The max distance and top speed not only guarantee a shorter commute time but an enjoyable and exciting one as well.
Cruising around, you will feel its ultra-smooth ride. That’s because the pneumatic tires are 8.5” in size and designed with excellent traction on pavements and other flat surfaces. Though not meant for off roads, GXL can hold a ride on grassy grounds and bike trail without getting shaky. The ride is less bumpy because of its huge tires that have great shock absorption and anti-slip treads. Plus, it can tackle up to 10 degrees inclines and slopes with ease.
If you think you are getting too fast, then you’ll be at ease knowing that this electric scooter has excellent braking system. It has front and rear disc brakes. The red lever found on the handlebar can slow you to a stop smoothly. If however there is a need for a full hard stop, the rear pedal brake is easy and efficient to use.
Talking about safety features, Gotrax GXL also has a bright built-in headlight that increases visibility at night or during an evening ride.
- 8.5" PNEUMATIC TIRES - Making the GXL the ultimate commuting scooter for overcoming treacherous city streets
- 250 WATT MOTOR - Our most powerful scooter yet, the GXL has a top speed of 15.5MPH and holds a maximum of 220 lbs
- 36V BATTERY - The GXL travels up to 12.5 miles and recharges in about 4 Hours
- UL2271 CERTIFIED - Ride safe knowing our e scooter batteries are Underwriter Labs Certified
Easy to Set Up
Unboxing and setting up the Gotrax GXL is easy as breeze. It’s no fuss, no hassle assemble which takes only a few minutes. Fresh from the box you’ll get the handle and the board plus other paraphernalia for charging. To set up, all you have to do is to unscrew the handlebar, insert the handle unit and reinstall the screws back in.
When it comes to ease of use, this e-scooter is very user-friendly. The design is very straightforward and simple. There’s a red button on the handlebar that controls the 2 speed modules and the front light. The LED indicator on the handle unit also shows a speedometer and battery meter.
Portable and Easy to Store
One of most common feature customers are looking for in a scooter nowadays is portability. In the past, scooters are basically made of heavy metals. They are also often left out in the front yard lying on the ground or put against the wall to keep it standing.
GXL is made of lightweight yet high-grade aluminum steel. Overall, it has a good solid build and frame with sleek stylish design. It has a lever-activated folding mechanism that switches it into a subcompact form to easily carry around. Its 26.5 lbs weight makes it very portable even if you need to take it on a bus or subway. The fold-able feature also makes it easy to store away without taking too much storage space. Parking and keeping it stand is no longer a problem because of its built-in kickstand.
Fast Charging and Regenerative Battery
GXL runs on a Lithium-ion 36V battery and 250W hub motor which can last a distance of up to 12 miles on a single charge. It takes 4 hours of charging to a full charge which is fast enough compared to other scooters with lower battery packs. Another unique feature of this ride is its regenerative battery. Every time you hit the brakes, the power flows back to the battery and extends its battery life.
Overall, Gotrax GXL is an impressive electric scooter. The features are solid yet easy to use and riding experience is fun. The speed, range and other key features makes it the perfect partner for commute. With a very competitive price, no wonder it’s one of the bestselling e-scooter in the market today.