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GoTrax G3 – Overview
The GoTrax G3 is one of the best electric scooters on the market. The portability of this commuting electric scooter is superb. It can be folded into dimensions that make it possible to store in a car, office, or public transportation. It also features a digital display screen and an odometer that tracks current speed, battery life, cruise control, and digital lock and headlight status. There is also the matter of brake safety. You can bring the scooter to a quick and safe stop with a hand-operated disc brake.back to menu ↑
Who Should Buy GoTrax G3?
The GoTrax G3 is perfect for people in crowded and congested areas who want to get around without a car. It is most suitable for those who live or work in urban areas places with plenty of pavement for pedestrians. If you live in the city, using an electric scooter for your daily commute is much less frustrating than taking public transportation. If you live far away from your place of work, and you prefer to take public transportation to its general vicinity, you can take your G3 with you to travel in the area.back to menu ↑
Features of the GoTrax G3
Here are some of the primary features of the GoTrax G3 electric scooter:back to menu ↑
The scooter has an aesthetically pleasing and rather tidy deck. If the look of a scooter (and you on it) is as important as its utility to you, then you will like what the G3 has to offer. It is made of an aluminum alloy. The black handlebars and deck are offset by the white GoTrax logo along its front and red water bottle and locking clips at the top and back of the bike. The deck itself contains the multifunctional LED console described above-the one that displays speed, battery life, speed mode, and mileage.back to menu ↑
The scooter has 8.5-inch air-filled tires, also known as pneumatic tires. There is a difference between air-filled tires and solid tires. Air-filled tires are more effective at gripping and grasping the ground that they ride on. This will make the G3 scooter that you buy safer. Such solid tires are also created using rubber compounds that enhance their ability to stick to the pavement they traverse.back to menu ↑
The G3 has an excellent rear-wheel and front-wheel suspension system. You should care about the quality of your scooter suspension system for two reasons. One, a good suspension system ensures a smoother ride. Two, a sound suspension system will give you the ability to accelerate, brake, and tackle corners as necessary.
If you intend to use your G3 scooter to commute in a big city, you are bound to run across (quite literally!) small bumps and potholes. Your suspension system will help you navigate these safely. You will also be able to take the scooter on a rough road with the knowledge that your suspension will be able to take the brunt of the impact.back to menu ↑
If you will regularly ride your scooter when the sun goes down, then you will need lights. The last thing you want when speeding along the sidewalk is to fumble around with analog buttons to turn your lights on. You will have an easy time switching on the headlights on your G3. The control buttons are part of the easy-to-use interactive display console. The G3 also has an LED headlight and rear braking red LED light to ensure safe night rides.back to menu ↑
The GoTrax scooter has a safe braking system that ensures quick and secure stoppage. The system includes a rear disc brake and an anti-lock braking system that gives the scooter the ability to stop even at top speed.
Here, a few words more must be said about the scooter’s disc brakes. There are differences between disc brakes and rim brakes. In the latter case, the stopping force is applied by calipers to the outer edge of the rim. With disc brakes, the stopping force is applied to the rotor. The advantages of disc brakes include:
- It gives the greater stopping power
- They don’t heat the rim, which is a known cause of tire blowouts
- It decreases the risk of wheel lockup
- They work better than rim brakes in the rain
- They make it easier to use wider tires
🛴 Max Speed
The maximum speed of the GoTrax G3 is 15.5 mph, with a max load of 220 pounds. The battery-powered engine is powerful enough for you to race up steep hills (up to 15-degrees) with ease and comfort. There are two gears. You can shift down if you need more push and shift up if you need more speed. The first gear-up will take you to a speed of 9mph. The second gear-up will allow you to attain the 15.5 mph max.back to menu ↑
The G3 has a maximum travel range of 18 miles. It is considered a long-range electric scooter, in that the 18-mile limit stands even at max speed. The 36V battery partly accounts for the longer distance.
If you are looking for a range in a scooter, if you have the kind of job and life that keeps you going throughout the day, then you need an electric scooter that not only has get-up-and-go but one that will last between charges.back to menu ↑
🛴 Water Resistance
The G3 electric scooter is not 100% waterproof. It has an IP54 waterproof rating, which means it can withstand splashes and sprinkles of water but not full submersion. You need not put away your electric scooter every time it rains. The G3 can hold up in a light shower. However, you should not use it during periods of heavy rainfall.
In the end, this is an electrically-powered vehicle that is somewhat but not completely protected from the elements. The downpour itself will not be the greatest threat. Running through large pools of accumulated water is the thing that can damage your vehicle.back to menu ↑
🛴 Portability and Weight
The scooter weighs just 36 pounds, making it very light. It is also highly portable. As was mentioned in the beginning of this article, the G3 can be folded into a 15x44x6 inch configuration. This is compact enough to fit into a normal size car trunk. It is also small enough to carry with you on the train or subway that takes you to and from your place of work. You will also find it easy to store the folded scooter in your office and other places you might go during the day.
To ease assembly, the G3 is broken down into a few large pieces. It takes very little time to put it together for service.back to menu ↑
🛴 Quality of Construction
The frame of the GoTrax G3 is made of industrial-grade aluminum alloy. This is the best aluminum one can get on a vehicle, as it conforms to the standards set by the aerospace industry. The great advantage of using this type of allowing is its lightness of weight. This is what makes the G3 so easy to fold up and carry around.
The electric motor is made of copper wires and magnets, and the battery is made of various other metals and minerals.back to menu ↑
🛴 Charging Outlet and Charging Time
A smart battery management system ensures long-lasting charge and power in the scooter. However, you will need to occasionally re-charge your vehicle.
The charger consists of a small and compact box with an easy-to-use connector or outlet. The scooter is battery-powered. The light on the battery will turn red when it is low or completely drained, and yellow when a charge is needed soon.
It takes between 4 to 5 hours to fully charge your battery. Greenlight from the battery itself indicates a full charge. Under optimum conditions, you should expect an 18-mile range once the scooter is charged.back to menu ↑
🛴 Bluetooth App
The GoTrax G3 electric scooter has no Bluetooth or smartphone app connectivity. This has been noticed and commented on by more than a few reviewers. The consensus is that this is a minor disadvantage, and it more than offset by the attractive price and other attributes of the vehicle.back to menu ↑
All GoTrax electric scooters come with a 6-month warranty after the sale. The warranty is non-transferable. You can work through the retailer through which you purchased the scooter or directly with the manufacturer if you discover damage or defect.back to menu ↑
Some of the safety features have already been mentioned. The two most important are the rear braking red LED light and the anti-lock braking system. The G3 is not a high-capacity scooter. The number of riders is limited to one.
OTHER SCOOTERS TO CONSIDER
SPECIFICATION, COMPARISONS, and REVIEWS
|Razor Electric Scooter T25||15.5 mph||18 mi||27 lbs|
|GoTrax Apex||15.5 mph||15 mi||32.1 lbs|
|GoTrax XR Elite||15.5 mph||18 mi||31.88 lbs|
|GoTrax GXL V2||15.5 mph||9-12 mi||26.4 lbs|
|GoTrax G4||20 mph||25 mi||36 lbs|
|Hiboy S2 Pro||19 mph||25 mi||33 lbs|
|The Kugoo M2 Pro||20 mph||18.6 mi||34 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot ES4||18.6 mph||28 mi||30 lbs|
|Segway ES1 L||12.4 mph||12.4 mi||24.9 lbs|
|Segway E45||18.6 mph||28 mi||36.2 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot E22||12.4 mph||13.7 mi||29.8 lbs|
Differences Between GoTrax G3 and Other Models
One of the best ways to figure out if the G3 is right for you is to compare it with other makes and models. Here are a few such comparisons:back to menu ↑
1. GoTrax G3 and GoTrax Elite
The maximum speed of the GoTrax Elite is 14.4 mph and its range is 16.6 mph, which puts it at a disadvantage in speed and distance compared to the G3. Though the Elite has tons of retro-reflectors for visibility, it does not have the advanced safety features found on the G3. With a $200 price tag, the GoTrax Elite is also much less expensive than the G3.
2. GoTrax G3 and GoTrax XR Ultra
The GoTrax XR Ultra has a 17-mile max distance, which is a little less than the G3. Both vehicles have a 15.5 mph max speed. Perhaps the most important difference between the G3 and the XR Ultra is the suspension system. The latter does not have a front and rear-end suspension system. It should also be noted that the charging time for the XR Ultra is 3-4 hours, which is about an hour less than the G3.
3. GoTrax G3 and GoTrax Apex
The major differences between these two involve the distance and braking system. The Apex has a maximum distance of 15 miles. The more significant disadvantage of the model is that it has only a rear disc brake. The G3’s front and rear disc braking system is an important safety feature that cannot easily be dismissed.
4. GoTrax G3 and Segway F30
There are more than a few differences between these two electric scooter brands. Both are lightweight with bold designs. However, the Segway F30 is a little sturdier and can hold two riders as opposed to one.
Both scooters have locking features, LED headlights, and 10-inch pneumatic tires. However, the Segway has an integrated app console. It also has a different suite of battery safety features, which gives added protection for the electric motor.
The G3 offsets these features by having a more modern braking system, a higher top speed, and a longer maximum range.
GoTrax G3 Review
In general, the GoTrax G3 scooter gives you the best value for money in its price range. Among the G series scooter, it has the best speed, the range between charges, the most advanced and effective safety features, and the best weight and portability.
- High capacity 36-volt battery with a travel range of up to 18 miles.
- Multifunctional LED console displays speed, battery life, speed mode, and mileage
- Wide deck, anti-slip pedal, and cruise control for a comfortable ride
- Effective safety features
- Lack of Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity
- Limited to one rider
These disadvantages can be significant to some scooter riders. If you are someone who likes to engage in hands-free conversation with friends and colleagues while riding your scooter, then you may prefer a different brand.
Some may also frown on the limited rider space of this kick scooter. This is certainly not the scooter for those who like to joy ride with friends.
The price of the G3 can also be troublesome. And though there are plenty of budget scooters on the market, you are unlikely to find one with the multitude of features included in this one. The G3 also comes with a solid warranty. You can return the item if you discover any shortcomings or defects after purchase.
The bottom line is that if you have decided to simplify your commuting life by using an electric scooter, the GoTrax G3 fulfills all the aesthetic, functional, and safety criteria you could possibly want in a single-vehicle.back to menu ↑
Although GoTrax G4 has hit the market, there is still a great deal of value to be gained in the GoTrax G3. This model represents a great leap forward in electric scooters. When such vehicles began to appear on city streets and sidewalks a decade or so ago, they were a curiosity. Today, electric scooters are sleek, robust, quiet, and perhaps most important, safe.
If you cannot get one with a bicycle, and you refuse to drive a car in the congested areas of your city, then an electric scooter is the most suitable alternative. The GoTrax G3 is known as one of the most robust and reliable models on the market. You will get great value for the money you spend on it. And you will enjoy every ride you take on it.
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