Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Review

Electric Mobility Guide Review

Razor Hovertrax 2.0

  • 299.99 $
Pros
  • Ease of use through ever-balance technology
  • Quick-change battery pack for extra range
  • Top-level safety features
  • Great kids appeal
Cons
  • No water & dust resistance certification
  • Not the most durable/resistant build quality
  • Top Speed: 9 mph
  • Range: 9 miles
  • Hill Climbing: 15°
  • Weight: 26.9 lbs
  • Payload: 220 lbs
  • Tires: 6.5″ rubber

Looking for a perfect entry-level hoverboard? Or a hoverboard for your kid? In that case you will need to consider the Razor Hovertrax 2.0.

This review hinges on five things we think are worthwhile to look into – performance, safety, reliability, portability and value for money. Rest assured that the Hovertrax 2.0 by Razor delivers excellent stats in all those categories for such a low priced hoverboard.

Razor is a well-known brand, a pioneer in the industry, and trusted by many. The Ever Balance technology is what makes this auto-self-balancing, gyro-sensor tech equipped electric hoverboard one of the easiest to learn on.

It also runs on very decent motors that give it moderate power, which is great to have for a beginner’s / kids’ self-balancing hoverboard.

In terms of build quality, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is built durable yet lightweight. It is suitable for any kid to handle. Plus, you or your kid can enjoy hours, and I mean H O U R S of fun as the batteries on this sweet ride are easily swappable.

For an up close review, read on and see if this could be your kid’s new best bud.

Performance – Razor Hovertrax 2.0

Top Speed

True to its form, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 tops at a safe speed of 9 mph, which can be a thrill for very young hobbyists.

9 mph are fast enough for short trips, but if you plan to ride your hoverboard for longer distances, this top speed could be a factor that prolongs your trip.

Range

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0’s max ride time of 60 minutes, which covers about 9 miles in range, is technically long enough for any trip.

However, if the hoverboard is bought for a kid, remember that time flies when kids are having fun.

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Side View

It is a good thing this glitch in the fun department is quickly fixable. Just keep a second battery topped up and swap easily for that much-deserved extra breather.

The swappable battery is a huge plus for the potential range of this hoverboard!

Hill Climbing

Tackling steep uphill terrain may not be its strong suit since it is designed for kids and newbies. Still, with its dual hub driven 350W motors, it can take on inclines of up to 15 degrees.

Think about your hometown. 15 degree inclines are pretty rare, so this definitely suffices. What actually matter is how well the incline is tackled by the hoverboard. In that regard, we have made very positive experiences with the Hovertrax 2.0.

Off-Road Performance

To be honest, with its comparatively small wheels and moderate power, the Hovertrax 2.0 is surely no off-road hoverboard.

Hence, it is strongly recommended to stay on smooth surfaces while riding. But to be fair, no one expects any particular off-roading capabilities from such a low priced entry-level hoverboard.

Riding Modes – Razor Hovertrax 2.0

Having two modes to choose from makes the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 a newbie’s best friend.

The Training Mode and its auto-self-balancing gyro-sensor technology, Ever Balance for short, are great must-haves for your budding enthusiast. They eliminate the pressure of jumping right into the ride. With a lower speed cap, practice becomes fun as the rider is given time to get his bearings and feel confident.

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Review

When learning is fun, switching to the Normal Mode will be done quite quickly. This configuration unlocks the full top speed of 9 mph and maximum responsiveness.

With the Ever Balance tech, which is also active in Normal Mode, your kid is sure to have loads of fun outdoors, cruising and practicing the twists and turns. Finally, away from the screen.

Safety – Razor Hovertrax 2.0

Razor is a highly trusted brand. It is well known for its innovation and commitment to quality. It has received countless accolades including the Toy of the Year and Parents Choice awards.

Razor was also the first brand to receive the UL-2272 safety certification from the Underwriters Laboratories, the global safety science authority. So, when it comes to safety, be assured that Razor has done its due diligence.

The Hovertrax 2.0 is UL Certified, meaning its electrical drive train, battery, and charging systems are safe. Not only that, it has a durable frame, built from steel and shatter-resistant polymer with fender bumper protection.

Additionally, its blue LED light bars in front make cruising in dark areas safer. The anti-slip rubber foot deck provides more grip and is designed wide enough for better foot steering. Finally, a battery power indicator is thrown in for added protection, so you are never caught off guard.   

Portability: Weight & Dimensions

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a gadget kids of ages 8 and up can handle, weighing only 26.9 pounds and having dimensions of 24.5” x 9” x 8.75”.

You will have no problem carrying this hoverboard or even fitting it in your backpack. This makes it highly portable.

Water and Dust Resistance

This hoverboard, being created for paved roads only, has no official water or dirt resistance rating. We hence recommend to not ride in heavy rainfall, through puddles or long stretches of unpaved ground.

In terms of durability, however, the Hovertrax 2.0 has convinced many happy customers, who have left reviews on the official website stating that this hoverboard works as-if-new after several years of usage or storage.

Weight Capacity

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is built to carry a max load of 220 pounds, which is absolutely sufficient. If you weigh 190 pounds and carry a 40 pound backpack that should be no problem either.

Construction – Razor Hovertrax 2.0

Wheels

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Wheels

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0’s wheels are suitably kid-sized at 6.5 inches. It is made of rubber for better traction, but with the drawback of slightly less comfort than air-filled tires.

Its aluminum hubs, aside from providing extra protection against punctures, bear the Razor logo, which adds a dash of awesome to the overall look of the ride.

Battery

Plenty of good news in this department. For one, it comes with an original LG battery which makes it a safer ride. Its charging time will have you smiling, too. It only takes 6 hours the first time and 4 hours thereafter.

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Battery Indicator

Best of all, its 36V Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack is easily swappable. No screws to deal with, just a quick release and replace experience. This comes in super handy when 60 minutes of fun does not cut it, and more importantly, during emergencies.

Just a word of caution though about charging. You need to be careful with the pins inside. They are susceptible to bending or breaking if the charger is not plugged in or unplugged straight.

Motor

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is equipped with silent dual hub motors, giving it 135 watt of cruising power and 350 watt of peak power.

For anyone starting to discover the joys of riding on a self-balancing hoverboard, that much power is more than enough to bask in the thrill of spinning, hurdling small inclines, and just smoothly cruising along for minutes on end.

On a side note, most hoverboards in this range use a pair of 250-watt motors or smaller.  

Lights

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Head Lights

The blue LED light bar display in front is really great to have in dark places and completes the look kids go nuts over.


Razor Hovertrax 2.0: Review Conclusion

If there is one great thing going for Razor, it is its name. Recognized in the industry as the pioneer behind great rides like the kick scooter, electric scooter, and now this awesome self-balancing hoverboard. It has been around for decades. It knows enough to go, for not just what works, but what works safely.

That is what makes it a trusted brand and what makes the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 a high-quality hoverboard despite the low price tag.

Another great thing about the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is it is amply powered. It may not be all terrain, being a beginner’s board, but it can take on small inclines. It is also well-built. Its frame is durable yet lightweight. Definitely kid-friendly.

The Ever Balance tech on the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 gives its rider that shorter learning curve edge. As a special treat, this awesome vehicle’s battery pack is quick to swap with a topped-up one, should it run out.

Finally, aesthetically, it pleases as well. Its blue LED light bar display, the way its fenders are angled, the perfect-sized shiny wheels bearing Razor’s logo, the rugged looking deck, and the eight great hues it comes in – all speak cool. Does it offer great value for money? Well, it’s our best bet. 🙂

FUN FACTOR
9
SPEED
8
RANGE
8
BUILD QUALITY
9
PORTABILITY
10
SAFETY
10
OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE
5
COMPANY REPUTATION
9.5
PROS
Safety
Ease of Use with the Ever Balance Tech
Quick Change Battery Pack
Training Mode for Beginners
Steel and Polymer Lightweight Frame
Great Kids Appeal
Offers best-in-class Power
Front LED lights
CONS
Water and Dust Resistance

Razor Hovertrax 2.0: Full Specifications


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