We Tested The Top Speed On The Onewheel XR & Pint. 28+ MPH?

Commuters throughout the world are increasingly turning to Onewheel as a viable alternative.

A lot of people are riding Onewheels on the street now… downtown, schools, office buildings, and so on.

Electric skateboards in the style of unicycles are gaining popularity.

That begs the question for us reviewers…

What do you think about their work?

What’s the top speed?

Asking for safety even if you don’t care about speed or performance is essential. After all, you don’t want to lose your balance while riding a board at fast speed…

How Fast Does Onewheel Claim Their Boards Are?

The Onewheel XR has a top speed of 19 mph, according to their website.

Pint’s maximum speed is 16 mph.

You may not be able to experience this yourself, but Onewheel claims that their boards are capable of this.

How Fast Were The Ownboard’s On Our Tests?

We discovered that Ownboard underestimated its top speed after riding both models for nearly a month.

I’m about 200 pounds, so I expected the XR’s top speed to be a little lower than what the manufacturer advertised.

But…

In most ride settings, I experienced pushback between 16 and 18 miles per hour, depending on the mode of the XR.

 

In addition, I was able to reach the Pint’s claimed 15 mph (below the actual speed) with a pushback of about 13 mph.

Is there anything I could have done better? Possibly… For the Pint, my best estimation is that I could have reached 23 mph.

There’s no use in trying to go much faster, no matter how ridiculous the ride settings were. For my own sake, I didn’t want to press the issue any further.

What Affects Speed?

Regardless of what anyone claims, no electric skateboard will ever reach the same top speed as another.

Numerous things influence the speed of a vehicle:

  • •Rider Weight
  • •Terrain
  • •Incline

We Tested The Top Speed On The Onewheel XR & Pint. 28+ MPH?

Commuters throughout the world are increasingly turning to Onewheel as a viable alternative.

A lot of people are riding Onewheels on the street now… downtown, schools, office buildings, and so on.

Electric skateboards in the style of unicycles are gaining popularity.

That begs the question for us reviewers…

What do you think about their work?

What’s the top speed?

Asking for safety even if you don’t care about speed or performance is essential. After all, you don’t want to lose your balance while riding a board at fast speed…

How Fast Does Onewheel Claim Their Boards Are?

The Onewheel XR has a top speed of 19 mph, according to their website.

Pint’s maximum speed is 16 mph.

You may not be able to experience this yourself, but Onewheel claims that their boards are capable of this.

How Fast Were The Ownboard’s On Our Tests?

We discovered that Ownboard underestimated its top speed after riding both models for nearly a month.

I’m about 200 pounds, so I expected the XR’s top speed to be a little lower than what the manufacturer advertised.

But…

In most ride settings, I experienced pushback between 16 and 18 miles per hour, depending on the mode of the XR.

In addition, I was able to reach the Pint’s claimed 15 mph (below the actual speed) with a pushback of about 13 mph.

Is there anything I could have done better? Possibly… For the Pint, my best estimation is that I could have reached 23 mph.

There’s no use in trying to go much faster, no matter how ridiculous the ride settings were. For my own sake, I didn’t want to press the issue any further.

What Affects Speed?

Regardless of what anyone claims, no electric skateboard will ever reach the same top speed as another.

Numerous things influence the speed of a vehicle:

  • •Classic – Max Velocity 12mph
  • •Extreme – Max Velocity 15mph
  • •Elevated – Max Velocity 15mph
  • •Sequoia – Max Velocity 12mph
  • •Cruz – Max Velocity 15mph
  • •Mission – Max Velocity 19mph
  • •Delirium – Max Velocity 20mph
  • •Elevated – Max Velocity 19 mph

What do other people who own a one-wheel say?

Some riders on Reddit and Onewheel forums say they can go at crazy fast speeds…

One Reddit user said he went over 28 mph on his Onewheel XR, which caused him to crash and get some scratches and bruises. This is the fastest speed I’ve heard of. Obviously, you shouldn’t do this at all, because pushing your board to its limits can have terrible results and cause serious injuries.

Others said that it got up to about 26 miles per hour, which caused some other serious injuries.

Another Redditor said on a forum that he can hit 21 mph, and anyone who says they can go faster is just being way too sure of themselves. He also says, “You might as well wear safety gear in case you nosedive” if you push your board to dangerous speeds.

As for the Pint, I heard that its top speed was 19 mph and that its pushback was about 15 mph.

Keep in mind that these are the fastest speeds, so don’t think you can always go this fast.

How fast is it compared to what else is out there?

The truth is that Onewheel doesn’t really have any rivals…

It’s a car that’s so different that it’s in a class by itself.

I like to compare Onewheel to the three-wheeled “motorcycles” made by Can-Am that you can buy today. People don’t even think of them when they think of motorcycles.

Even though many people think of the XR and Pint as electric skateboards, they are not. But let’s say it’s an electric skateboard for the sake of this argument. How fast are the Oenwheel models compared to others?

They’re a little bit slower, to be honest…

With top speeds of about 19 and 16 mph (respectively) on the XR and Pint, this doesn’t even compare to some brands that make boards that can go almost 30 mph.

  • •Meepo V3 – 28 mph
  • •WowGo Mini – 24 mph
  • •Boosted Plus – 22 mph
  • •Evolve Carbon GTR – 24 mph
  • •Backfire G2 – 24 mph

And these are just some of the choices… I could make a whole Excel sheet with all the faster boards.

So what can we learn from this?

The Onewheel wasn’t made to go fast, or it already goes fast enough, however you want to put it. Problem solved.