Inspired by the build quality, performance and superior comfort of a classic muscle car, the Bamboo GTR marries the best features of old-school deck craftsmanship with the latest technology to produce the ultimate fun machine. Pimped with our newly forged aluminium ‘Super Carve’ trucks for the ultimate riding experience no compromise has been made when it comes to strength, durability and ride quality.
Our new patent pending Power Flex battery technology and the best 18650 lithium ion battery cells available provide you with real-world range of up to 50km per charge in street mode, turning any road or path into the endless wave of your dreams. This coupled with Bluetooth communication is a game changer for Evolve skateboards as it provides instant power and ultra smooth acceleration and braking performance, placing the ultimate in intuitive riding control in your hands. With 3000 watts of twin brushless sensored motor power driving your choice of our new made in USA Evolve GT 97mm inline race formula wheels OR 7 inch all terrain pneumatic tyres, smooth yet responsive performance is at the heart of this machine.
If you’ve skated before you’ll appreciate the pop in this deck which puts you in the goldilocks zone for flex. Adjust the drop through truck position to make them closer or further apart to dial in your ride and enjoy the low profile feel, just the way you like it. Whether you’re into short and sharp or long and deep carving our bamboo deck has a classic longboard vibe and will give you a softer feeling under foot. But don’t let that fool you, coupled with your choice of wheels this board is like a cheetah unleashed. Super fast, gripy and smooth, the Bamboo GTR Street mode is responsive yet nimble and likes to eat hills for breakfast. Corners will turn into apexes, open stretches into runways, and wide open paths will make your list of favourite powder runs! In AT mode this board will come alive when ridden on pretty much any terrain. From cruising scenic footpaths to shortcuts across huge fields, our pneumatic tyres will eat any surface you throw at it. Looking for more of an adrenaline rush? Gravel tracks will become rally stages and that group of grassy hills will morph into a never-ending set of rolling surf breaks. This board will change the way you see the world and the paths you see in it.
The Evolve Bamboo GTR 2in1 offers even more flexibility for the riding enthusiast than ever before with 2 power USB ports and a new airline friendly swappable battery option for those who want to take their Evolve boards with them when travelling. Now you can also track and share your rides and compete against the world wide community on the new Explore by Evolve app, along with over the air updates for IOS and Android phones.
The Remote and App
The Evolve Bamboo GTR 2in1 offers more riding modes than ever before allowing riders of any level to safely enjoy the product and have the ability to adjust your riding mode while riding to suit conditions and maximize efficiency. Use ‘ECO’ mode for easy control and a safe top speed, perfect for beginners and those ridings wanting a relaxed ride with longest ride times. Use ‘PRO’ mode to whizz past traffic and turn your commute into your daily adrenaline rush hour, and if you dare, switch to GTR mode to unleash insane power and acceleration with the ability to climb hills of up to 25% gradient. For those that want a power curve that is different to ECO/PRO/GTR modes, select CUST (custom) mode on the remote, then open up the Explore by Evolve App and dial in the power curve to suit your riding style. In this mode you can adjust the power to be weaker or even stronger than the stock speed mode settings that come with the R2 remote.
Feel the Difference.
What’s in the box?
Evolve Bamboo GTR All Terrain Skateboard
Evolve Street Kit
Evolve Carry Case containing – R2 BT remote, Fast charger, Y-Tool, Spare screws
The Evolve GT has FOUR speed modes. SLOW, ECO, FAST & GT.
A lot of time has been spent refining each of these modes to perfectly match the mode selected and offer smooth consistent trigger control. While there is a lot involved, the most noticeable affect of each mode will be the torque. As a percentage, a rough guide to these is as follows:
SLOW mode will offer around 20% of available power, with a limited top speed – perfect to learn on.
ECO mode offers around 40% of available power, with more speed but limited to be ideal for cruising and achieving maximum range.
FAST mode offers 60% of available power (still plenty!), and the full range of speed. Our preferred mode for the best balance of performance.
GT mode offers the full 100% power available to attack the steepest hills and provide relentless acceleration!
WARNING:FAST and GT mode offer performance capabilities not suitable for beginners AND can allow the rider to get in situations that may increase risk in operation. Riders must understand the power this board can offer must be respected for safe use.
A lot of factors ultimately control speed. Weather conditions, surface conditions battery charge level, riding style, rider profile and significantly board setup. The GT series is available with a range of wheel options, as well as additional gearing options. A smaller wheel or bigger gear will offer more torque, whereas a bigger wheel or smaller gear will increase top speed. A rough guide for what to expect can be gauged in the following table, referencing gear options and some available wheel sizes.
ECO mode has been designed specifically for this purpose, and all our advertised ranges and testing has been conducted in this mode. Averaging 20kmh, with gentle trigger control and not exceeding speed much is the key. Our tests were carried out in mostly flat conditions, with an 80kg rider, and weight will affect this range somewhat with reference to this. Ensuring proper charging and board maintenance will also give the best opportunity for a long ride!
In testing, the board held up quite well to instances of water. However due to the greater issue that comes with wet conditions – slippery surfaces – we have decided not to state waterproofing a priority feature in our design. A greater priority to Evolve is safe use of our boards. With the power available from the GT, combined with slippery conditions, our testing showed high potential for involuntary safety risks using electric skateboards in wet conditions. For this reason, we strongly advise against use in wet environments.
Our current favourite is our own Evolve GT Street wheels. We took the best bits of our favourite wheels and mashed them together for a wheel perfect for our electric skateboard! But if black isn’t your colour, we still have a large selection to choose from! We have drive gears for the Orangatang Kegel wheels, and gears that work with the ABEC11 Flywheel hubs. These wheels come in quite a few variations so there are sure to be a set perfect for you!
We also have plans to expand options, so stay tuned for future developments!
We designed the 7” Evolve AT wheels to be long lasting, high grip all terrain wheels. They are the perfect complement to the Evolve GT series. We have tested MBS 8” tyres on our hubs with success, but the hubs are not compatible with the standard bearings offered with the GT quick change setup. Similar tyres may work, we advise checking for wheelbite before any use with unmentioned tyres.
In short, sort of. Our tyres will fit on the MBS hubs used in our previous carbon series, but we have not designed a new drive gear yet. The 7” tyre will offer more torque and better off track torque, at the expense of top speed. 5kmh drop in speed has been seen in testing.
As the GT is an all new design, we are not able to upgrade previous generation boards to this setup. Both the electronics and physical design are significant to the performance of the GT – we required a complete redesign that will not be compatible with previous generation boards.
Yes. The boards inclines of up to 25% gradient, in other words INSANELY STEEP for the GT series boards. Riding on hills can be very dangerous, what goes up must come down! So if you ride up an insanely steep hill and you intend to ride down this same hill, this is extremely dangerous and you must know how to control your speed without the use of the electric brakes if ever there was a malfunction or there was a situation where the brakes fail.
Bamboo street - up to 30km and 80mins recharge time
Bamboo AT - Up to 15km and 80mins recharge time
Carbon street - Up to 40km and 120mins recharge time
Carbon AT - Up to 30km and 120mins recharge time
Carbon GT Street - Up to 50km range depending on conditions
Carbon GT AT - Up to 30km range depending on conditions
These specs are tested on fairly flat ground with a few small inclines. Battery life depends on factors such as weight of rider, terrain, inclines and also the way the rider uses the trigger. On the AT boards, battery range can vary if PSI levels get below 40PSI.
WARNING: The Evolve GT Series is a high performance electric skateboard. It is strongly advised that children under 14 years, or new to electric skateboarding, operate the boards under supervision with full safety gear including a helmet. FAST and GT mode offers performance capabilities not suitable for beginners AND can allow the rider to get in situations that may increase risk in operation. ie: GT mode will allow the board to climb extremely steep hills that will be dangerous to ride back down, even when using the brake. While programming is in place to limit climbing of dangerous inclines, the rider must understand the power this board can offer must be respected for safe use.
Malaysia & Singapore
Our Asia distribution base is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Shipping for customers in this region will be overnight courier by land. You will typically receive your board within 2 work days from order.
Outside of Malaysia and Singapore
Due to airline restrictions on shipping equipment with Lithium batteries, all orders to countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines...etc. Orders need to be manually processed and shipped by sea freight via a freight forwarder. Please contact us to learn more about the sea freight shipping process. It will take between 7-10 days to receive your board depending on location.