Have you always wanted to own a sleek street legal race car that didn’t cost a small fortune? In this Gyroor G-F1 off-road hoverboard review, you’ll learn what this race car-like self-balancing scooter from America’s Silicon Valley is and what’s not. You’ll also know know what this heavy rider self-balancing scooter for pursuing on-road and off-road outdoor fun can and can’t do.
The Gyroor G-F1 is the hoverboard version of that dream car. It looks fabulous, and it tears down streets dang fast (up to 12 mph). What’s more, it offers great app support as well as Bluetooth connectivity so you can rock to soul-nourishing music as you ride.
Additionally, the Gyroor G-F1 off boasts a super sturdy all-aluminum construction. And, its 350W dual motors offer a decent upper limit weight capacity of up to 265 lbs.
But it gets even better. The G-F1 hoverboard comes CE, ROHS, FCC, and most importantly, UL2272 certified. More on these certifications down the road. But there’s still more. This self-balancing scooter with a 12-month warranty climbs fairly steep slopes pretty well. Throw in exciting racing sounds and colorful LED lights, and you’re never going to experience one dull moment while out riding.
*Affiliate Links Disclosure: This website participates in the Amazon Associates program. And as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. However, you won’t pay a dime more for clicking on any of the affiliate links in this content.
Last update on 2021-01-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Specs and Features
- Weight: 33 pounds
- Dimensions:29.6″ x 9.9″ x 8.8″
- Portable: YES, offers a carrying handle
- Frame Material: Tough, light-weight aluminum
- Upper Limit Weight Capacity: 265 lbs
- Motors: 350W dual motors
- Speed: Up to 12 mph
- Certifications: UL2272, ROHS, CE, and FCC certified
- Battery: Certified removable battery for more convenience
- Time Needed to Draw a Full Charge: Under 2 hours
- Water Resistance Rating: IP54
- Hill-devouring Power: Up to 30 degrees*
- Tires: 8.5″ hard-rubber tires that never pop
- Bluetooth Speakers: YES
- App Support: YES
- LED Lights for Night Riding: YES
- Anti-theft Alarm: YES
- Optional Racing Sound
Let’s now jump into this Gyroor F-1 off-road hoverboard review to help you make up your mind on whether to pick it up or not. I’ll take each spec and feature and hold it up to the brightest light possible so you can see its flaws as well as awesomeness.
The Gyroor G-F1’s Design Build Quality
When designing this hoverboard, Silicon Valley-based Gyroor drew inspiration from Formula 1 race car engineering. The scooter sure looks pretty much like a powerful racing car. But that’s not all. It roars like one! Don’t like the racing sound effects? No worries! It’s easy to turn the sound off. Just press the power button twice gently and it’s done.
Do you like announcing your individuality to the world letting everyone know you’re not a captive of the herd mentality? Are you a highly driven person who cares about hitting your performance goals above everything else? If you’re that kind of authentic personality, then the Gyroor G-F1 could be a great hoverboard for you.
This self-leveling scooter looks really badass, an e-vehicle with a next-gen look that makes everyone think, “This guy/girl is different.” The overall appearance is elegant and unique. Everyone immediately notices that this is’t yet another nondescript e-rideable from some little hoverboard brand based out in China or wherever.
When it comes to build quality, the product seems very well designed and constructed. It has a somewhat thin feel, and every part from the all-aluminum frame to the tough-rubber non-pneumatic tires seems pretty solid. Nothing in the overall structure that looks flimsy or like it urgently needs attention.
My significant other, Jason, weighs a whole 230 pounds. And when he steps on this hoverboard, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break under pressure.
A colleague from work sent Jason this thing as a birthday gift last Xmas. The workmate knows my man is an adventurous Sagittarius, and they chose a matching gift for him. The dude from Jason’s work purchased this race-fierce beast because they’d read reviews saying it works great even for big riders like him.
This thing has probably the sturdiest frame we’ve ever seen! Not even the Swagtron T6 that claims to offer a max load capacity of 420 lbs is sturdier! Want to read this Swagtron T6 review? But it doesn’t feel stronger than the Gyroor Warrior 8.5,” its version that doesn’t produce those empowering racing sound effects.
Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard Weight
If you thought you’d easily find a high-quality, long-lasting, and really sick all-terrain self-leveling scooter that’s feather-light, think again. That’s just not possible.
Well-built hoverboards, especially those designed for both on-road and off-road expeditions, are typically heavy. That’s because manufacturers use the sturdiest components they can find to build such hoverboards.
Weighing in at 33 lbs (net weight), the Gyroor G-F1 probably is the heaviest and strongest high-performance hoverboard that can be had at that price point.
As far as weight, the Gyroor G-F1 self-balancing race scooter is as heavy the EPIKGO Sports Plus. The Gyroor Warrior mentioned above weighs 33 pounds, by the way. But while this competitor (the EPIKGO board) looks nice and puts out 800 watts of engine power compared to Gyroor G-F1’s 700 watts, it comes in at twice the price!
Maximum Weight Capacity
How much weight is the Gyroor G-F1 designed to carry around comfortably? The company’s website states that the product supports weights up to the 265 lbs mark. But given how solid and sturdy the aluminum frame of this scooter is, I believe it can work for over 300 lbs riders as well. Still, it’s best to buy a hoverboard with a load capacity that significantly exceeds your body-weight for the best performance.
We’re yet to test the weight capacity claim, though. And that’s mainly because no one in our riding group weighs that much. See, being an outdoors guy or girl helps keep you close to your ideal weight.
Most Americans find themselves hovering (much like these hoverboards that never hover!) around 180 lbs weight-wise. But what does this well-known weight fact mean? It means that with an upper weight limit of 265 lbs, few riders would ever need a sturdier option.
If you’re wanting a high-performance and reasonably priced heavy adult or heavy kid hoverboard with racing capabilities, the Gyroor G-F1 should be it.
Lots of heavy riders have tested this self-leveling scooter, and it hasn’t disappointed.
Motor Power: 700 Watts of Real Power
Some of the fastest and most powerful hoverboards out there have two motors that put out a combined power of as much as 800W. Now, the Gyroor G-F1 pumps out a combined engine power of 700W. Does that seem too bad given a similar scooter such as the EPIKGO Sports Plus gives 800W in comparison while costing an arm and a leg?
Can you believe that the Swagtron T6 in the same price range as the Gyroor G-F1 on/off-road race hoverboard outputs not an ounce over 600W? Evidently, the G-F1 hoverboard offers its owners great value in the motor-power department for the price.
But what does this scooter’s 700W power mean in real hoverboard riding terms? It sure feels like a real mighty ride. Actually, it feels like they got the specs wrong because the machine feels like a 900W ride!
Rolling over smooth surfaces such as pavements and smooth sidewalks is a breeze. But the real power of this hoverboard shows up when going up hills.
But Is 700W Engine Power Adequate for 30-degree Hills?
The manufacturer says that this G-F1 self-leveling scooter packs enough engine power to haul light and heavy riders up 15-30-degree hills. But I must point out something sort of like unethical that I’ve seen hoverboard manufacturers do again and again.
These companies keep telling prospective hoverboard buyers that their special scooter has the chops to take them up super steep slopes. How steep, the eager consumer asks. As steep as 30 degrees, the overenthusiastic company rep says.
I want to be remembered as the girl on the web that decided to call out all those companies that overstate the value of their hoverboard. I won’t mention names here for obvious reasons, though. But I MUST unequivocally state that hoverboards don’t climb 30-degree (almost 58% slopes) with ease.
Think about it.
A 58% slope. Picture that kind of a slope. How steep is that?
That’s too steep that even the most stable human needs their hands to prevent themselves from losing footing and falling. And have you ever seen a truck going up a gradient that steep? You can easily tell that the vehicle finds the climb to be an extremely tough slog. So, I’d take the 30-degree hill-climbing claim with a grain of salt.
It’s More Like 15-20 Than 20 Degree-plus Slopes
I must say that the Gyroor G-F1 on-road and off-road hoverboard demonstrates a pretty decent slope-climbing capability. But this self-balancing scooter almost gave up when my 230-pound hubby asked it to propel him a 25-degree (or 47% slope).
But when Jason requested the scooter to do a more gentle hill (about 20 degrees), the self-balancing scooter did the job with relative ease. It was in the 15-degree slopes though that this built-for-racing hoverboard really wielded its hill-dominating might.
If you’re much lighter than 230 pounds, it’s possible that this hoverboard could show a surprising level of agility scaling 20 degree slopes. And if you’re lighter than almost any rider you know, it’s possible your G-F1 hoverboard could be nimble enough for even 30-degree inclines. Notice how I’ve used could….
Verdict: The Gyroor G-F1 uses motors that crank out enough capacity to conquer moderately steep inclines. Also, this board on rubber wheels provides a decent level of vitality for hills slightly steeper than that provided the rider isn’t too heavy.
How Fast is the Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard?
Let’s now review this hoverboard’s performance in terms of how fast you can zip down low-traffic streets and other such riding surfaces.
What’s the max speed limit of the Gyroor G-F1 self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth? It’s supposed to be 12 miles per hour, but few riders can tell you the exact upper speed limit with absolute certainty.
Jason helmeted up and wore the rest of his carefully handpicked protective gear for electric skateboarding before stepping on this scooter. He put on his wicked Triple Eight Downhill Racer helmet as well and highly protective Triple Eight knee pads, 187 Killer elbow pads, and got into his tough Emerica Reynolds G6 skateboarding shoes and then hopped on the scooter.
The objective was to test how much speed juice this off-road racing self-balancing scooter reaches when doing various terrains. So, he leaned forward, and off he sped.
The first testing environment he performed the speed test over was smooth, high-quality asphalt. And, the kind of performance he saw was simply impressive. The upper limit Jason achieved riding this thing was 10 mph. But that was probably because he’s a little too heavy.
A lighter person sure should hit higher speeds riding the same surface quality. We tested whether this e-rideable ever reaches 12 mph as stated in the product description. And I’ll tell you more about our little experiment below.
Does the Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard Ever Reach 12 Mph?
Our neighbor’s 18-year-old son asked to ride our G-F1 hoverboard, and we said yes do it. The young man is pretty agile. The boy is also a real master when it comes to maintaining balance when riding any kind of board, motorized or not. He weighs 135 lbs, and with great dexterity, the lad successfully achieved the board’s max speed limit of 12 mph riding over high-quality asphalt!
You’d think the board gets extremely unstable at that speed, and it was. But the ride was nothing like unsafely unstable. The typical speed range of hoverboards is 6 mph to 12 mph, but it’s almost always dangerous to ride above 10 mph.
Honestly though, 12 mph is nowhere near a safe hoverboard riding speed. I’d advise you to not test this board’s speed limits unless you have perfect balance and know what to do if dangerous wobbling starts happening at somewhere over 10 mph.
The G-F1 is probably the strongest, most powerful, and fastest racing hoverboard on the market today. Doubt it? If you find another option with a racing car silhouette that looks this good, runs this fast, and climbs hills this well, come tell me.
Performance on Grassy Surfaces and Gravel
Gyroor says that the F-G1 is a confirmed all-terrain hoverboard. That means that the board should show a similar level of performance when riding smooth, less challenging surfaces as it does over tough riding terrain.
We tested that, and well, that claim isn’t entirely true. I mean, we saw no more than moderately good performance over grassy grounds. As for riding over gravel and dirt, the performance was more or less like the performance we saw hoverboarding grassy fields.
In these riding conditions, anything past 6 mph felt increasingly unstable, even dangerous. Again, remember to wear adequate protective equipment when riding challenging surfaces such as grass, dirt, small rocks, and crusty asphalt. It’s easy to hit something and get thrown off-balance. And if that happens, eating crap is almost inevitable. So, gear up and stay safe.
Battery Performance and Charge Time
The battery of the Gyroor G-F1 hoverboard comes UL2271 protected. And it needs less than 2 hours to build up a single full charge. It’s a 36V, 4.4 Ah removable lithium ion battery.
Now, if there’s one thing that makes the G-F1 scooter stand out, it’s that this hoverboard uses a removable battery. The battery being removable means you can cover twice the distance the board’s built to give. The range is 9.95 miles (upper limit). But if you can carry a spare battery to lend a hand to the existing one, you can easily double the maximum stated range/mileage.
What’s more, you can charge the battery separately from the hoverboard. That means you can hop on your board and hit the road, leaving the other battery charging. Which then means you’ll always have enough juice to get you to work and back the next day, huh?
And no, you don’t need any kind of special tools to yank the existing but spent battery out of this self-leveling scooter. A quarter to work the turnkey and remove the drained battery should do the trick. It doesn’t take forever to perform the task.
Lots of competing hoverboards come with non-swappable batteries so that you have to spend an entire afternoon using special tools to open the battery compartment. And as if having to do that much work wasn’t enough, you then find that any kind of consumer meddling with the battery voids the scooter’s warranty! By the way the G-F1 provides a warranty of 12 months vs just 6 months for the battery.
If you’re wondering why the battery offers a 50% shorter warranty, it’s most likely because hoverboard batteries misbehave — frequently. I’ve reviewed quite a few heavy rider hoverboards. And I can tell you battery issues are the #1 concern raised by new hoverboard owners.
4 Certifications Of the G-F1 Hoverboard
Hoverboard safety isn’t something anyone can afford to ignore. Gyroor did everything required to have this hoverboard and its battery certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratory). The board itself enjoys the UL2272 certification vs the UL2271 certification for the lithium ion battery.
Does it mean that this self-leveling scooter can never catch fire or blow up during a ride? No, no hoverboard company can guarantee that.
What it means is that you can expect a decent level of insurance against frequency of electrical mishaps when enjoying your scooter. Don’t worry, though — hoverboards blowing up happens a lot less often these days. That’s because hoverboard engineering and technologies keep evolving. Just like everything else.
The scooter is also ROHS, CE, and FCC approved.
Being ROHS certified means that the G-F1 scooter is made out of materials that are safe. This e-rideable doesn’t use unsafe amounts of certain restricted materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and polybrominated phenyls among others. The ROHS certification emerged from a European directive curbing use of various hazardous materials used to make devices such as this hoverboard.
As for being CE certified, that means that this hoverboard can be sold within the European Union as it meets that region’s health, safety, and environmental protection standards.
But we all know where dead hoverboards end up, right? In the landfill; that’s where. Note that the CE marking of this or any other self-leveling scooter doesn’t mean it’s a high-quality hoverboard.
Finally, this product boasts the U.S. FCC’s approval. The FCC certification is pretty much a U.S. version of the EU’s CE marking. So, you’re looking at a properly certified hoverboard, a product that’s passed tens of electrical safety standards and tests.
8.5″ Hard-rubber Tires (Non-Pneumatic)
How well do the tires of the G-F1 perform? This scooter uses tough-rubber tires that are 8.5″ in diameter. But as already mentioned in an earlier section of this G-F1 hoverboard review, these tires aren’t the surest bet when it comes to defeating the roughest terrains.
Compared to the 10″ pneumatic tires of a hoverboard such as the Swagtron T6, these tires look super smooth. It seems like these tires were built for the smoothest surfaces out there rather than the most rugged riding zones. These tires don’t exactly boast the badass all-terrain performance profile they’re supposed to demonstrate.
But there’s an upside of this self-balancing scooter’s comfortably wide, race car-like tires. The advantage is that these tires are made out of extremely hard rubber. Plus, they’re non-pneumatic. That means you can roll over sharp or thorny stuff in grassy areas and these wheels won’t pop.
There’s more. You never need to inflate these tires because they don’t need it. Nor do you have to worry too much about getting tire pressure right.
Bluetooth Speaker and App
You can ride the Gyroor G-F1 without using the app that this personal transportation device comes equipped to work with. And you don’t need to be a hovering superman to ride this board. Just hop on the scooter and make sure your feet are standing over the sensitive grippy rubber footpads/foot controls.
Sensors underneath the footpads help propel you forward just by leaning forward a bit. The same sensors have the hoverboard reduce its speed or even stop when you lean backward.
This is hands down one of the easiest-to-use hoverboards on the market. The auto self-balancing feature balances the board the instant the sensors become aware you’re standing on the footpads. And that makes it easy and comfortable to find your balance and stay safe during rides. That’s why this product is a great option for kids and beginner adults.
But there’s also the app option that lets you access a battery of cool features that enrich your ride quality even further. The app is easy to use. It connects without glitches for the most part. and it remains active and useful throughout the ride.
Through this app, you can choose either the Adult mode or the safer kids mode. That means riders of all riding abilities and levels can use this scooter without the worry they might fall off their board.
You also get to easily turn the self-balancing feature on or off, dictate what a safety and comfortable speed for you is, and accelerate or decelerate. Of course, you can also power the thing on and off with zero struggle. One more thing: you can monitor battery charge levels as well as the range.
But it gets better.
You can connect the app to the inbuilt Bluetooth speakers for stereo quality music as you have fun. The speakers are good, but they could be louder. That can’t be a bummer if you mostly use your headphones, though.
A Small Issue with the Gyroor App
There’s always that person experiencing trouble connecting to the app. But my research reveals that the app mostly has challenges connecting to older android systems. So, be sure you’re using a recent-ish android system on your smartphone so you can experiment with all the app controls this software has to offer.
Another small annoyance I noted is that if you don’t disable auto-rotate on your phone, the app tends to automatically choose the landscape instead of portrait screen orientation.
That’s not a big issue, though. But I found it a little challenging accessing some features when the screen was in landscape mode. Aside from that, the app works great.
Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Review
So, are Gyroor hoverboards good? Is this particular Gyroor self-balancing scooter any good? Gyroor motorized self-leveling scooters work. At least, they work great all the time they do, and that’s a lot of the time for most users especially when brand-spanking new.
This hoverboard looks sleek, boasts a pretty decent assemblage, uses powerful motors, and supports Bluetooth app controls. The product also lets users jam to soul-uplifting music during powerful, ecstatic rides.
The board is fast, too, with its upper limit speed hovering around 12 mph. Oh, don’t ride this race monster too hard unless you have superb motor and balancing skills. Also, remember to gear up adequately before ever mounting this board, unless you’re prepared to spend days or even months in the hospital with overworked, sulky care providers.
For all the bells and whistles you can access with the G-F1, the price point shouldn’t feel like too much spending. This product feels like money well-spent. At least, it feels that way to lots of its happy owners out there.
But anything can happen if you get a defective G-F1 hoverboard, and that isn’t rare. I hope your hoverboard shopping journey ends in true outdoor happiness for you and your loved ones.