When you see it for the first time, it’s going to cause your head to do a 180…
I’m talking about the Onewheel Pint.
A device that seems to defy the laws of physics when you first look at it. How the hell can that thing be balancing up on a single wheel like that?
We don’t really know either… And to be honest who cares! We’re here to review the Pint and talk about how cool the damn thing is, not the physics about it!
Let’s do this!
Performance And Specs
Onewheel claims that the Pint puts up the following performance:
- •Top Speed: 16 mph
- •Range: 6-8 miles
- •Hill Climb Rate: 20-25%
- •Motor: 750W Hypercore Brushless
While it’s not the most amazing specs you’ve ever seen, they’re not the worst. And to be honest, this board isn’t built for performance…
If you want more speed, range, and power, buy the XR which has much better speed and range.
The Pint weighs 23 pounds and comes in at 27 inches long, making it compact, portable, and easy to store.
What We Like
Surprisingly, the gizmos and gadgets that come along with this bad boy are actually insanely useful, unlike other companies who are just looking to upsell you some junk.
You can buy them separately, or you can save money and get them in different deal bundles. Regardless, these accessories are worth the investment and actually add style and personal customization to your board.
Here are a few accessories we love!
Maghandle Pro - $70
I’ve always talked about how much of an issue it becomes when you can’t ride your electric skateboard anymore. Whether your battery dies or you meet some crazy terrain/obstacles that make it impossible to pass through. Most have to pick up their large and bulky e-board by the trunks and heave it around. But if you have the Maghandle, carrying your Onewheel Pint around becomes a joke… I mean seriously, it’s like have a personal little briefcase for your electric skateboard. When you need to pick the Pint up, just pull out the handle from inside the wheel frame. When you’re ready to ride again, just place the Pint down on the ground and the handle with snap back into place. It’s super discreet and doesn’t cause any disturbance to your ride!
Fender - $75 (Pint Version)
Want to add a little bit of style and protection to your Pint? Add this fender which easily screws in and protects your wheel. As stated on their website, the fender helps keep your board in mint condition. If you don’t want it for whatever ride/reason, easily take it off within a minute. Comes in 14 different colors!
Bumpers - $45 (Pint Version)
Last but not least, we have the bumpers, which will help protect your Pint from the impact of obstacles like walls, pedestrians, trees, and whatever else you might be riding into. It’s not often that I’ve crashed into anything, but adding this little piece of protection can go a long way! The bumpers are made from Also comes in 14 different colors.
Remotes are annoying!
They’re small, easy to lose, and don’t provide the best control. If you’ve ever rode any e-board with a remote, if you even slightly rush the controls on the remote (speed up too fast or brake too hard) you’ll feel the jerk in the board.
This can be dangerous as well and cause you to fall off your board!
Since remotes are so annoying, Onewheel decided to give them up! Controlling the board is actually much simpler and practical.
Lean forward to go/speed up and lean back to slow down and stop. If you want to turn, just simply lean side to side. Not only do these controls provide improved motion and control but it’s honestly more fun!
It’s extremely nimble and super easy to navigate around traffic or any obstacles in your way. That can’t be said about other regular e-boards which have a hard time making hard right turns…
The Range Makes The Cut
Onewheel claims the Pint rides for about 6-8 miles before needing a charge.
Upon reading this, I wasn’t super excited, maybe because many riders are used to boards putting at least 12 miles of range per charge. 6 miles just doesn’t seem enough!
However, one Youtuber claims he got 14 miles of range on one charge. (Although he stated never hit any real hills or headwind).
And from our own personal experience, we found the Pint to get around 9 miles per charge before dying on us (with a 185-pound rider). So, while Onewheel plays it safe claiming the board only gets 6-8 miles it can actually put out just a bit more…
Other videos on Youtube have proven the same as well, with many riders getting 9 to 11 miles of riding before the Pint gives up.
Like other major e-board brands, Onewheel has an app that can do it all!
You’ll get statistics such as:
- •Top Speed Traveled
- •Battery Level
- •Distance Traveled
- •Nearby Riders
- •Other Ride Details
But possibly the coolest feature of the app is how you can use it to customize your riding experience through ‘Digital Shaping.’
The same way many cars change their ride modes from Sport, Econ, All-Terrain, Hybrid, etc… you can do the same with your Pint!
Different ride modes will affect and change things like your top speed, range, carving ability, hill climbing ability, smoothness, and much more!
Digital Shaping can really improve your overall riding experience and it’s highly recommended you try them all.
Already Installed Lights
There are almost no electric skateboards that come with lights already installed on the deck/board. If you want lights, you have to pick from the very limited options out there…
But if you decide to buy a Onewheel, you’re in luck!
Both models, the Pint and XR, come with both headlights and taillights that easily turn on by using the Onewheel app! Not only do the lights help improve your visibility to others, but they help illuminate the ground in front of you, providing improved safety.
Riding at night is dangerous. I’ve almost been hit by a police car while riding one time… which just goes to show you how hard it can be to see a pedestrian on an e-board.
Just the simple fact the Onewheel added some lights to their boards will help keep you safe and save you from spending any extra money!
This board is agile as hell. Compared to the XR, this thing is only 3 pounds lighter, but you notice it makes a huge difference when riding.
It’s quick, light, and has much more freedom.
I’ll compare it to when you’re driving a bulkier SUV to a smaller and lighter coupe.
While the XR is faster, the Pint is easier to maneuver, squeeze through traffic, and ride through the dangerous streets of any city.
The nimble riding style actually makes it a perfect sidekick to the XR!
One thing I have always loved about Onewheel…
The ability to ride anywhere!
While most electric skateboards have 4 wheels made out of some durable plastic, the Pint has one GIANT rubber wheel that can take on about anything.
Think of it like comparing a Porsche with street racing tires vs a Jeep with off-road tires. The Jeep can go anywhere while the Porsche is confined to the road.
With the 10.5 inch Pint wheel you can easily ride over sticks, stones, gravel, potholes, bumps, and more!
But why stop there?
You can easily take this board off-roading into the dirt or forestry paths. However, if your really serious about going off-road, consider buying the XR. It has a larger wheel and frame, making it more stable and practical for all-terrain riding.
A big win for Onewheel here.
There are a few e-board brands that produce “all-terrain boards” or boards “with all-terrain wheels…”
But none of them match up to the performance and level of the Pint or the XR.
Say what you want… but $950 isn’t as bad as you think.
Yes, I know you’ll probably have to save up, but the price is much more agreeable. I mean the XR is almost double the price!
A lot of people want Onewheel, but the XR is just too out of range… With the release of the Pint, people now have options.
I know $950 is still a lot of money, but it’s actually a perfect price point. The Pint is only 3 mph slower than the XR, has about ½ the range, and is roughly ½ the price.
And if you choose to purchase a bundle you’ll save a bunch on those highly recommended accessories.
The best part is, if you really can’t afford the $950 you can finance the board. Onewheel has financing options for both the Pint and the XR.
The Pint’s financing starts as low as $52 a month for 18 months.
If you really want a Pint but can sum up the $950, I’m sure you could muster $52 every month. Just know that paying the board off may come with a little bit of interest and taxes.
There are three different types of bundles when purchasing the Pint. Keep in mind, you don’t have to pick any bundle, you can just buy the board by itself (the bundle just comes with discounted accessories).
Essentials Bundle - $995
- •Can be financed for $55 a month for 18 months
The cheapest bundle, the Essentials only includes one accessory… the fender. While it might seem silly, this bundle will save you $30 if you were to buy the board and fender separate, so it’s worth it if you really want that fender!
Ride More Bundle - $1,045
- •Guard Rails
- •Can be financed for $58 a month for 18 months
Now we’re starting to talk. Some more accessories that will seriously upgrade your Pint. The combination of the fender, bumper, and guard rails will not only give your board some style, but some much needed protection. Saves you a total of $50 in accessories.
Ultimate Bundle - $1,200
- •Guard Rails
- •Maghandle Pro
- •Finacing as low as $67 a month for 18 months
And last but not least, the most expensive bundle. The Ultimate Bundle includes everything from the Ride More Bundle plus an Ultracharger (for super speedy recharging) and a Maghandle Pro (a handle that attaches to your board for super easy carrying). All in all it’s the most expensive but it’s the most worth it, saving you $67 in accessories. If you’re like me and interested in getting accessories, buy this bundle and save yourself some money.
What We Don’t Like
Now I know earlier I said I loved it for it’s very light feel when riding… but now I’m talking when you have to carry the thing…
This smaller and more compact board is surprisingly heavy…
It weighs a whopping 23 pounds!
It’s not that much lighter than it’s bigger brother, the Onewheel+ XR which weighs 26 pounds.
Even the likes of 38-inch electric longboards like the Boosted Plus and Boosted Stealth only weigh 17 pounds.
Same can be said about the Carbon GTR from Evolve, which only weighs 21.5 pounds! (And I thought that board was heavy…)
Now weight isn’t an issue at all if you don’t have to carry the board, but when you do it’s a real pain in the rear… That’s why we 100% recommend investing in the Maghandle Pro so you can carry the Pint around briefcase style and take an edge off those 23 pounds.
If there’s just one thing I could change about the board… it’s top speed.
All it needs is a little bit more juice!
The board comes with an automatic ‘pushback feature’ which is activated when the board is traveling too fast. Essentially it’s almost like automatic braking for your car. While this an awesome safety feature and helps prevent you face planting into the street in front of you, it’s going to kick in right around 15-16 mph.
That’s just too slow. Maybe it’s just from the experience of riding faster boards, but a little extra kick would be nice.
This board is for those who ride in the city and need to maneuver with agility and quickness, which is completely understandable, but a little extra speed never hurts the inner kid in me…
Should you buy the Pint?
Its unique riding experience will blow away almost all other electric skateboards out there… And to be honest, it’s not even really an electric skateboard! It’s a weird, one-wheeled, magical hoverboard!
Both a ton of fun and super practical, if you’ve never ridden the Pint you won't be disappointed by its awesomeness.
Easy to learn and super safe to use, you really can’t go wrong! Finance it if you must but this is worth the buy!
And for $950, it’s a pretty good deal considering the price and performance of other competition.