At a small media occasion in New York Metropolis, Onewheel introduced the Pint, a brand new single-wheeled electrical rideable geared towards novice riders, city commuters, and value-conscious patrons. It encompasses a smaller, extra commuter-friendly design anchored round three new options: the Maghandle (a fold-out magnetic carry deal with), the Lightbar that serves as an LED notification and battery strip on the footrest, and a brand new elective dismount system for inexperienced riders, known as Simplestop.
The Pint has a prime velocity of 16 mph and a variety of 6-Eight miles, locking it in as a short-distance commuter electrical rideable. The Onewheel Pint’s standout function is unquestionably Simplestop, and it’s designed particularly to construct rider confidence. By stepping again on the board as soon as its rolled to a standstill, the Pint’s gyroscope deactivates, permitting you to securely dismount the rideable. This additionally prevents you from embarrassing your self by immediately dropping steadiness, or flinging the Pint towards one other rider or pedestrian.
Onewheel didn’t really permit me to journey the Pint and check how nicely Simplestop works myself, however we shall be reviewing the Pint within the coming weeks.
And in case you’re questioning how the older, heavier, and bigger Onewheel XR fares in opposition to the Pint, it had a variety of 12-18 miles and a prime velocity of 19 mph. Riders of the XR (like myself) can undoubtedly agree that it’s a enjoyable rideable, however has a studying curve that must be surmounted earlier than you are feeling snug driving by means of metropolis streets, for instance. That is the place the Pint’s user-friendly Simplestop function would are available in, if it’s efficient.
Onewheel’s founder, Kyle Doerksen, went over the Pint’s options and the rationale why it represents a brand new model technique for Onewheel — one that permits them to cater to each newbie and skilled riders with the identical product.
For instance, the most recent options have branded names in order that they’re simply understood by newcomers to the electrical rideable scene (i.e. Lightbar). On the different finish of the spectrum, skilled followers of the final two generations of Onewheel will be capable of flip off the Simplestop function within the Android / iOS companion app, in order that they’ll simply hop on and begin their journey as they usually would.
If you wish to be extra expressive — in addition to being stared at by skate boarders for driving an electrical car with a singular wheel — the California-based rideable firm additionally gives a number of completely different equipment which you can add afterward. Onewheel will provide coloured rails, a fender for shielding the rider in opposition to water splashes and particles, and even an aluminum Maghandle with a rubber cowl. The Onewheel Pint may also are available in a number of shade choices, together with slate, sand, and sage (which shall be a restricted launch version shade).
The Onewheel Pint is accessible for preorder for $950 from Onewheel’s website straight, and shall be obtainable at choose sellers within the US and abroad. Delivery begins in Might, in keeping with the Onewheel web site.