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Cycleagle electric off-road skateboard is ready to hit the dirt

Cycleagle electric off-road sk...
The Cycleagle is currently on Indiegogo
The Cycleagle is currently on Indiegogo
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The Cycleagle is currently on Indiegogo
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The Cycleagle is currently on Indiegogo
Power is provided to the Cycleagle by a detachable lithium battery pack, that should reportedly be good for a maximum range of 14 miles (22.5 km) per charge
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Power is provided to the Cycleagle by a detachable lithium battery pack, that should reportedly be good for a maximum range of 14 miles (22.5 km) per charge
The Cycleagle in its natural habitat
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The Cycleagle in its natural habitat
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Sure, you can just go skateboarding on the street, but … wouldn't it be more fun to take things off-road? That's what the Cycleagle is designed to do, and it gives you an electric boost while it's at it.

In its fanciest form, the Cycleagle features four 1000-watt brushless electric motors, each of them driving one of the board's independently-suspended rubber-tired wheels. Power is provided by a detachable lithium battery pack, that should reportedly be good for a maximum range of 14 miles (22.5 km) per charge – if you have a fully-charged extra battery, it can just be swapped in when the first one runs out.

Riders accelerate and apply four-wheel braking via a wireless handheld remote. A top speed of 27 mph (43 km/h) is possible, plus there's even a reverse gear.

The board's deck is made of aerospace-grade aluminum, covered in a protective layer of carbon fiber. It sports a ground clearance of 6.1 inches (155 mm), which its makers claim is significantly higher than that of most other off-road skateboards. And in order to customize the ride, users can tweak both the shock damping and the steering sensitivity to their liking.

The Cycleagle in its natural habitat
The Cycleagle in its natural habitat

The whole rig measures 46.4 inches (118 cm) in length, and weighs a reported 43 lb (19.5 kg) in its four-wheel-drive form – a less expensive two-wheel-drive version tips the scales at 38.5 lb (17.5 kg).

Should you be interested in picking one up, the Cycleagle is presently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign. Assuming the board reaches production, a pledge of US$1,980 will get you the 4WD model, with $1,480 required for the 2WD. Their planned retail prices are $3,699 and $2,699, respectively.

The Cycleagle can be seen in action, in the following video.

Sources: Indiegogo, Cycleagle

ALL TERRAIN OFF-ROAD ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD

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4 comments
Bionic88
It (and the many other off-road skateboards) does not look stable. Basically you're relying on friction to keep you on it. I used to skate, and never felt the urge to take it off-road. It's still limited to mostly clear paths, and my mountain bike can do that and more. This is a niche toy and not for everyone I guess. And "aerospace-grade aluminum" is sales jargon. In the end it's still aluminum. - Signed an aircraft structural mechanic/metalsmith.
guzmanchinky
That looks fun, but I'm super leery after buying 3 Inboard M1 e skateboards only to have the company go belly up so now I can't get any new parts or batteries. At this point I wouldn't buy an eboard from anyone but Boosted or Evolve.
paul314
I notice the video doesn't show a lot of off-road, or even what a cyclist would consider particularly bumpy. But at least it has all the riders in appropriate-looking protective gear.
christopher
An almost identical rip-off of the BajaBoard https://newatlas.com/fastest-electric-skateboard-bajaboard-pantera-45mph/58578/