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About Miles Board
Miles have dropped onto the eSkate scene with a bang and are bringing with them one of the coolest electric skateboards I have ever seen.
And when I say electric skateboard, I mean there are so many longboards around but there’s not really a good option for an actual electric skateboard.
Well, until now…
Miles Board have now provided riders with a super-fun board that is sensibly sized, powerful and looks gorgeous.
They have surprised everyone with their fancy board and fanciful social media presence. It’s refreshing to see a brand having fun and not taking themselves too seriously.
To say the least, I am mesmerized by how Miles Board have managed to merge the futuristic with the retro.
I am so much of a fan of this board that I have included it in my 2018 roundup of best electric skateboards
Who Is This Electric Skateboard For?
The Miles Boards are powerful, compact, commuter electric skateboards. They are small, yet have insane specs to go with it.
It’s the perfect vehicle for getting to work and back. Whether you want to ride all the way there or use it as the last mile solution.
Because of the boards size and materials used, The Miles is super lightweight. This makes it an incredibly easy eboard to carry around when you’re not riding it.
Imagine yourself leaving home in the morning, riding freely and enjoyably to the train station and being able to easily pick up your board before you jump on the train.
It’s small enough to stow under your seat or in the overhead compartments without being getting in anyones way.
Just think of that super awkward guy who tries to bring his entire bicycle onto the train…
Both of the Miles Boards have a 100% carbon fibre deck, which is unlike some brands that boast a carbon fibre deck while actually having a wooden core and only wrapped in carbon fibre. This is what gives Miles that ultra-modern look.
The perfectly shaped, super-slim deck oozes old-skool skate vibes with a nice kick-tail added for the ideal carving ride.
All of the electronic components are housed inside the board, so it actually looks a lot like a regular skateboard at first glance.
One of the cool things about the Miles board is that they have utilised a swappable grip tape plate so you can quickly and easily change your grip tape without the notoriously frustrating task of changing it manually.
When Miles Board originally released their electric skateboards, they offered two grip tape options. Now they have a ton of new designs for you to choose from!
Check them all out below ⬇︎
WARNING! The video has sound!
The Wheels & Trucks
The Miles electric skateboard reps 80mm, 80A wheels with a 52mm contact patch which will give you a smooth riding experience on most street surfaces.
You’ve got a choice of two wheel colours. Their signature pink wheels, which in my opinion look really nice agains the carbon fibre deck, or you can go for the black wheels.
The have a type of caliber trucks on the front and a custom built set of trucks on the back for the hub motors.
The Miles Single has a 3A 36V 104Wh battery. This is enough to get you up to 13 miles if you ride the board in Slow mode. If you want to jack up the power and ride it in Fast mode, you’ll get probably get around 8 miles.
In the Miles Dual there is a 4A 36V 144Wh battery. So it’s definitely got a little extra juice compared to the Single. You’ll be able to get 18 miles out of Slow mode and around 10 miles on Fast.
Both batteries have the same charge time. It’s around 2 hours at the long end if your battery is completely flat.
As the names suggest, the Miles Board Single runs on a single brushless hub motor while the Miles Dual has two brushless hub motors.
They are packed with power, being able to propel you you to top speeds of 18mph on the Single and up to 22mph on the Dual.
With the Single and Dual’s high torque curve, you’ll be able to climb hills with a grade of 15% and 20% respectively with ease.
Each of the Miles Boards have their own separate remotes. The Single has all of the basic needs in a remote such as the thumb toggle for acceleration and braking. But that’s it.
The Dual on the other hand is decked out with the whole shebang. It has an LED display which shows you information about your current speed, the overall distance you have travelled on your board, a battery level indicator for your board and the remote and it even has a little safety light built in.
In The Box
In the box you’ll also get a remote, charger for the board and the remote, T-tool and a user manual.
What Could Be Done Better?
Because the carbon fibre deck is hollow, there is a lot of space inside the enclosure surrounding the electronics. So, sometimes when you are travelling at high speeds you can hear a slight rattling noise of some of the components. However, I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.
I searched the internet looking for other Miles Board reviews and I couldn’t find a single bad review of it.
Here’s what a couple of happy customers had to say…
The Miles boards are super light and portable electric skateboards yet, they have specs that still pack a full punch of power.
If you’re looking for an eBoard that is versatile enough to be your commute to work while still being able to throw yourself around at the skate park all while getting the milk and bread first thing in the morning, then the Miles Dual or Single electric skateboard is for you.
The Riptide R1X is a sweet electric skateboard. It’s a similar size but it has an all wooden deck that makes it look super vintage. It’s the closest thing to a traditional skateboard cruiser when it comes to style. Plus you can get $100 off by using the discount code NATE-100!
A more unknown shortboard option but still a very good quality board is the WowGo KT. It has a very affordable price tag for a dual hub motor board.
Acton Blink S-R
This is one of the most affordable electric skateboards. If you’re counting your pennies but you still want that compact size and style, then theActon Blink S-R is going to be the perfect fit for you.