Pushing My Electric Scooter to Its Off-Road Limits! (Feat. Mountain Biking Dad)

Pushing My Electric Scooter to Its Off-Road Limits! (Feat. Mountain Biking Dad)

Doing some of the most fun riding I have ever done on my Varla Eagle One and pushing it to its limits after making lots of off-road upgrades last week! I work my way up the levels of difficulty from mild gravel roads to full blown mountain biking trails! Timestamps and links to this scooter below.

Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
1:18 Level 1: Dirt & Gravel Trails
4:34 Level 2: Rocky Trails
6:56 Level 3: Steep & Technical Trails
16:27 Conclusion & Outro

RK9 Rides Website: https://www.rk9rides.com/

Get the Varla Eagle One here: https://bit.ly/3o1UrD4
Use code “RK9” at check out for a discount!

Upgrades I made to the Eagle One:
Handlebars: https://www.deitycomponents.com/highside_handlebar_50mm.html
Grips: https://www.deitycomponents.com/knuckleduster-grips.html
Innertubes: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_A79XiJ
Off-road tires: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AL10qF
GoPro mount: https://amzn.to/3uA5fcc

Other Gear I Use:
Recording Equipment:
GoPro Hero 9 Black: https://amzn.to/3ud73Y4
GoPro Hero 8 Black: https://amzn.to/3bNv1TE
GoPro Chest Mount: https://amzn.to/3wgKoMf

Safety Gear I Use:
Demon Podium Full Face Helmet: https://amzn.to/2NSp6DM
Nobleman K2 Half Helmet: https://www.noblemantech.com/collections/helmets/products/k2-half-face-helmet?sca_ref=827549.7nraPdOy2G
100% Strata 2 Goggles: https://amzn.to/3aNJaQq
HWK Motorcycle Jacket: https://amzn.to/2ZKeFol

Other Accessories I Use:
Kryptonite Chain Lock: https://amzn.to/2ZLYAOU
Osprey Daylite Backpack: https://amzn.to/3dGq0hj
Phone Mount: https://amzn.to/39RPxQK
Mirror: https://amzn.to/2EHmvYw
Turn Signals: https://amzn.to/2H8NcXi
Headlight: https://amzn.to/3hIoQ39

50 Comments

  1. Viliam Beňa on December 7, 2022 at 12:29 am

    that’s some crazy content this guy πŸ˜…



  2. paul lee FLOW on December 7, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Hi – been subbed to you from when i had a escooter – Good riding man especially the terrain you was on !



  3. Damemer on December 7, 2022 at 12:30 am

    damn varla should be sponsoring you for a video like this, quality



  4. Just Chris on December 7, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Well, you’ve convinced me – I’ll definitely be upgrading my tires. I gotta get out on the trails! (I live in SLC.)



  5. Lean Rambles on December 7, 2022 at 12:36 am

    What an epic video



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  7. peter maling on December 7, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Not sure why you would want to ride a scooter on some of those stony paths. It made me squirm a bit seeing the punishment the scooter was getting. Having said that, the cinematography was jaw dropping, as others have said. I look forward to your videos on less damaging surfaces.



  8. Electric things on December 7, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Great video love these types of rides on my turbowheel phaeton/11x handles it very well just lose bolts some times but not bad for how hard I ride it



  9. TERRAN on December 7, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Awesome. I love this kind of off road content. Fantastic to see your dad join you for parts of the ride.



  10. Kiyajin | pele4life98 on December 7, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Hey i bought a scooter and dont know what a good tire pressure is, can someone help me out? its a yume s10



  11. MotionStop on December 7, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Were the rocks scraping on the bottom of the scooter most of the time?



  12. Nick lopez on December 7, 2022 at 12:46 am

    The Eagle One can handle more than what’s stated on their site, but this video will prove that depending on the path you can ride easily and take more shortcuts (provided that you have the correct tires). But nevertheless I enjoyed watching this video. I might be changing my front tire to the hybrid tire to really get the full experience.



  13. David Ziemelis on December 7, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Try lowering tyre pressure for offroading, to increase grip



  14. Arbie H. on December 7, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I wish you could share the scooter power setting for different trails!



  15. John Smith on December 7, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Your scooter will never be the same after this ride,must be recycled)))



  16. BushidoHEAT on December 7, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Did a 10 mile run, mostly bike trails and sidewalks. I got up to 36mph in a bike lane with like 50% battery tho shit was fun



  17. TheRufusPrime on December 7, 2022 at 12:48 am

    How many battery packs did you use on this trail? Did you find a significant drop off in power as the battery was depleted?



  18. Stephen Hartley on December 7, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I am looking to get my first e-scooter and considering Kaabo Mantis Pro and the 52V Zero 10X 24Ah but can’t decide, I am about 95kg and want to do some light off road but easy trails not like what you have been hammering, great videos love watching them, hopefully me soon.



  19. TrkTklr4u on December 7, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Awesome Ride/Review.. Great camera views and mix of terrains.
    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€˜



  20. Movelectrics on December 7, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Hi man
    Do you have the rugged clamp upgrade?



  21. J B on December 7, 2022 at 12:51 am

    This was awesome. Do it again with the Mantis 10 V2? πŸ˜€ (Solid props to your dad, too, if he’s handling these trails alongside you!)



  22. Brah Brah on December 7, 2022 at 12:51 am

    "Holy moly, it’s so loose"
    – RK9 Rides



  23. Harold Anderson on December 7, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I’m sure you are going to sell a bunch of eagle ones with this video. The camera work was outstanding. The distant shots were amusing because no one is supposed to do that on a scooter!!



  24. Dr. Dude on December 7, 2022 at 12:52 am

    big wheels win!
    I wonder how the zero 11x does… I ordered mine but won’t be here soon….



  25. banana squad 🍌 on December 7, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Amazing ride! Yeah the eagle one did get pushed to its limits

    Sadly i got a flat and the rear fender on my scooter broke so it’ll be a day or 2 to get it working again. It was close that the brakes stopped working.

    Oh and if you wonder why it broke it was some dude that tried to break my scooter by riding a bike so it hit the back wheel 😐



  26. TrkTklr4u on December 7, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Ok… Has anyone done a similar ride with the Nanrobot D4+



  27. tornadokat on December 7, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Sounded like something metal came off @6:48!



  28. Bama3Dr on December 7, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Great footage man! You’re really pushing this scooter to its limits.



  29. Dennis Golden on December 7, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Nice reviwe good to
    See what the scooter
    Can do.
    Looks like a killer
    Scooter.
    Thanks.



  30. pnsmexico on December 7, 2022 at 1:03 am

    this is why i bought my Eagle One



  31. StanStrong 108 on December 7, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Awesome footage. I love the rearview shots especially! Thx for filming!



  32. TylerHernandez on December 7, 2022 at 1:04 am

    You don’t know me, so I’m sure this doesn’t mean anything to you, but you are by far my favorite electric scooter content creator. I love your calm demeanor, your video format, your opinions, everything about you. I’m 32 years old, and you inspired me to buy my first scooter. Keep up the good work man.



  33. leadhead 73 on December 7, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Great video. I will be getting mine in three days, can’t wait. Been waiting almost a month.



  34. Ian Rice on December 7, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Really awesome video! People will love seeing the scooter vs mtb



  35. Kevin McCall on December 7, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Definitely love to see more of this!



  36. Chrig Dichein on December 7, 2022 at 1:07 am

    you have got a new fan with this one πŸ‘πŸ½ thats how it should be, hammering it for a solid review. Thanks for the beautiful footage, too. Unfortunately we don’t get then here in Australia. Suspension looks like stewed all the way towards tide. Whats your weight? Do you think it would suit heavier riders? What is the range in single motor eco mode?



  37. wilfredo cubero on December 7, 2022 at 1:08 am

    ohh man, may please tell us what came untighten after the ride?



  38. Hopps on December 7, 2022 at 1:09 am

    can you suggest any good dual motor scooters around $1000



  39. Mike Feidler on December 7, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Amazing Riding! Those rocks are as big as your tires! I want to see you try Slick Rock trail in Moab. I think that would be an adventure to see.



  40. Radvilas Gudelis on December 7, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Great video. I will be getting mine in three days, can’t wait. Been waiting almost a month.



  41. Izzy Do on December 7, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Just got my Eagle One today and it’s beyond dope. I’m a lighter person at around 135lbs, but this thing shreds! Amazing video as always and glad to see it perform well off-road with just the tire swap.



  42. KingCobra707 on December 7, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Got a zero 10x 60v after watching your videos! I love it!!



  43. Peter van Brucken on December 7, 2022 at 1:16 am

    That looked pretty challenging for machine and rider alike. Well done…and great video! πŸ™‚



  44. Byron Croft on December 7, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Great video. Scenery was amazing, mad skills on those trails.. I’m more interested in off road scooting than speed scooting.. so these are the videos and scooter trials I’m looking for.. thanks for the work and sharing..



  45. Charlie Collins - MaximEyes Your Advantages on December 7, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Thank You your videos have been very helpful for me learning safety, adding accessories, and keeping my eagle one in top running condition. BUT, my front end has a ton of play and makes for a very unsafe feeling while riding, is this normal? Yes, all is tight and properly fitted on the scooter. I had steering problems when I first unboxed the scooter and took it apart and loosened the steering head, much better. But when I accelerate of brake I have tons of movement/play in the front end. It is the part that connects to the frame, the floor board. Varla has not been helpful at all as of yet. Thanks for any guidance or help you can provide. Charlie



  46. ThirdHorizon on December 7, 2022 at 1:22 am

    That was actually pretty impressive, you know to see a scooter handle some of that stuff really decently



  47. driftmon on December 7, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I hope you did a bolt check after the ride because it was brutal and fun …. Love it



  48. Corwin Morton on December 7, 2022 at 1:26 am

    What I find is if you air down the tires just a couple psi it helps the tire give to the rocks a little and grip way better, this is what I’ve found on my own off-road scooter keep up the good content and hopefully I can join a group ride here soon in the future!



  49. AUDI R32TURBO on December 7, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Great video, any more on this scooter?



  50. Krieger Nyq on December 7, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Oh man do i love offroading . I dont like the non escapable rotor replacment from rocks and obstacles bending and nicking them them lol