Gotrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter 6 Months Review

So today, we’re looking at the GoTrax GXL V2. Electric Scooter, we’ve got this on Amazon. I’ve had it for about six months, so this is like a review about how we have liked it. After six months of use, you know our thoughts on it.

So, for starters, GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter has a range of about 9 to 12 miles. That’s the stated battery range, and I’ve experienced that, so the range has been very good with this—the expected range. I’ve gone a 9 mile trip on this myself, and it still had one bar of battery life left, so it probably could have gone another mile or two. So, I think that the battery life is perfect.

Durability wise we’ve had no issues. Durability wise, things held up. We’ve used this for six months and put a lot of miles on this, used it very frequently over the summer through the fall, and now we’re getting into winter. We probably use it as much in the wintertime, but my son has been taking this to school regularly, and so he’s going, you know, a couple two or three miles a day on this, and it’s held up really good.

We like that. It has, you know, this bill on the handlebar. That’s a really cool feature. The brakes work well. They are a cable break, like a bicycle brake that you’d find on.

It’s not hydraulic; it’s more a cable-actuated brake, so you have to sort of keep up on the brake as far as adjusting the tension on there as the pads get worn down. The brake handle probably needs to be adjusted because it is almost going all the way to the handle grip. So, I need to pull some more cable through. So that the brakes are a little tighter, so that’s probably just regular upkeep and maintenance.

I was concerned about this model because it has air-filled tires. Some models have solid core tires that don’t hold air, so they will never deflate on you. This gives a more comfortable ride with those air-filled tires, and I was concerned. Am I going to get punctures, or will they go flat on me? Six months of use, and we have a lot of like weeds like the real; you know, the spiky weeds that give flat tires and bikes. It’s held up really well, so I’m happy to say we haven’t had any issues with the tires deflating on us.

That’s one concern with this because it doesn’t look like it. Be that like it’s going to be that easy if we had to change. You know, go in and repair the tube or change the tube. Put a new tube in. It might be a little bit harder of a process with that.

With that smaller diameter of the tire, no issues or breaking parts so far. Nothing you know the electronics of all work great. The battery charger has worked excellently as well.

It charges up quickly as well. So, after a ride of probably, you know, 5-6 miles, it will consume approximately half of the battery life. It’ll charge up in, you know, three or four hours or less, so it really does a great job if you’re going to use GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter for your daily commute.

Let’s say you have to commute to work in the morning. You’ve got to go three or four miles. You can charge the battery at your desk, and then by the end of the day, you’re going to be having 100% charge again, so that’s kind of convenient.

Another nice feature of the GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter is its good range. There are other ones, and this is priced at around $300. Sometimes on Amazon, you can find it for less. You probably find it between $250 to $300. That’s kind of the price fall of 2021, which is what we paid for it. And you know, that’s kind of a bug. That’s kind of the budget range of these scooters, and this isn’t one of the high budget ones.

GoTrak makes an $800 or $900 one that goes, you know? 40 miles or something. Something crazy like that in 20 miles an hour. This one goes at a top speed of 15 miles an hour, so it’s not super-fast from my experience.

I don’t think I’m lacking speed. I usually don’t wear a helmet, so I probably should wear a helmet, but I don’t wear a helmet, so really going like, you know, 13 to 15 miles an hour.

That’s fast enough for me. I also feel like you’re low enough to the ground when you’re standing on this, you can quickly just put your feet back down, and you’re back on solid ground. Whereas on a bicycle, you’re up higher, and you could potentially fall over if you know crashes could be more severe.

You’re so close to the ground already that I feel more confident and comfortable. As far as safety is concerned, I don’t feel like it’s unsafe. I don’t feel like it’s unstable. I don’t feel like I’m going to crash, so that’s probably why I don’t wear a helmet.

I probably should. But GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter is a fun scooter to ride around. We have 4 kids, and they all are enjoying the scooter, except we have a 5-year-old who he’s probably too small for this, but my next youngest is she’s 10 and about 54 inches. I would say this electric scooter is suitable for kids as well.

GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter would be a good scooter for them. We have another scooter, but I prefer this one. I like this one a little more just because it has a little bit faster speed, but also, the deck that you’re standing on has ample room for your feet. You know, if you’re an adult and you have larger feet.

I mean, I wear size 11 shoes. They fit on there. Well, I don’t feel like my feet are cramped. I don’t feel like my feet are falling off, and my feet fit pretty good on the deck. There is room to put your feet on there and feel comfortable and stable when I’m riding, so it’s got a nice wide deck.

It does have cruise control; however, it’s sometimes hard to activate, and the reason is that the cruise control has to stay at an exact speed for 10 seconds for the cruise control to be activated. So, what that means is usually they only start if I’m full throttling. If I’m pinning it all the way down and I’m on a flat surface, and there’s no change in elevation, it’s just a flat smooth surface. Then the cruise control would activate.

If you’re going up hills, or if you, let’s say you want it to, let’s say you want to get it to activate it like 10 miles an hour, you have to hold the throttle. Like 3/4 of the way down. And then keep it there, and it has to be the exact speed. Now, this counts the miles per hour. Like a 10.11 point 12.03, you must maintain the speed for 10 seconds. So, if you’re just a point, you know whatever that is 1/10 of a mile an hour off, it won’t activate. So, the cruise control is a little hard to activate, but on those on those longer rides, it’s nice that it does activate. You just push the throttle back down or hit the brake; it automatically deactivates.

The portability of this is really lovely too. I feel like my kids can pick this up easily as it weighs only 27 pounds. So, for example we can fold this up. It folds up really easily. There are just a couple of steps here. There’s a little pin; you pull the pin out, pull the pin in a twist, so it stays out, and then pull down the red bar. Then it comes all the way down. It locks into the position, and the handle locks into the rear Fender and holds up nicely.

At 12 or 13 years old, a kid can pick this up easily. It’s not. It’s not that big of a deal. And then, to open it back up, you just push down the Fender. Lift it back up just like that. So that’s very nice.

The one probably complaint that I would say is the light. To turn on the scooter, you just hold down the red button. Just hold it down for a couple of seconds. The screen flashes on, and then to turn the light on, you just one more press the red button. The lights are not as bright as our other brand. We have a Segway brand that we have as well, and it’s not as bright, but it’s really not that bad of a. It’s not that big of a deal because when we’re riding at night, we will put one of these headlamps you just put on your head, and it’s got more light anyways.

So, the scooter’s light will be shining in front of you. Here. You can adjust this to go a little bit in front of that, and then you have a more extensive field of view, more lighting area, which makes it pleasant because you can really light up. So, the solution to the poor light on the scooter is just, you know, one of these headlamps. These are just a few bucks.

OK, so we’ve talked about some of the features here. I want to talk about sizing. My daughter is 54 inches tall and 10 years old. So a 10-year-old fits really well on here. Handlebars are at a comfortable height. Her feet are right on, and her arms are, you know, at a pretty comfortable level there.

We’re pleased with the GoTrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter. If you’re considering one of these, I’d highly recommend this. One, in particular, has worked out well for us, and I’m really glad we got it.

Everyone in our family loves riding it. It’s held up great, durability wise. It’s been great. No issues at all. Electronics, the battery and charger everything worked well. Hopefully, it continues to stay like that.

But anyway, feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions.