Ninebot KickScooter MAX by Segway
Electric scooters have rolled into our lives recently, but they have already gained popularity. In a little while, two-wheelers will compete with serious transport, if they acquire greater autonomy.
The Segway-Ninebot company tried to solve this problem by giving the scooter a powerful battery. And since it does, the power reserve should be enough for winter rides. Let’s test the KickScooter MAX G30P in cold conditions, as it became one of the best electric scooters.
First steps before the ride
It takes no more than five minutes to assemble the scooter. You just need to insert the handlebar into the stand and fasten both parts with six bolts. The kick scooter frame is made of aviation aluminum, the battery and the electric motor are protected against moisture according to the IPX5 standard.
Note that the speed limits of the gadget are set by default. To remove them, you need to create an account in the proprietary application Segway-Ninebot, link transport to an account, and watch a video tutorial.
The main screen of the program displays total mileage, route records regarding the location, the remaining charge in a percentage and kilometers. It also changes the regeneration level, activates cruise control, and updates the software.
It has an extra wide 10-inch pneumatic tire, which offers better stability for riders on all terrains. The handlebar is also adjustable to fit different heights and the brakes are very responsive and easy to control. Additionally, it has a rear shock absorber system, making it easier to absorb bumps in the pavement or other obstacles on the road. The frame and body are made of durable aluminium alloy, which helps provide better resistance to corrosion and wear. Additionally, it has a built-in LED light system that provides visibility while riding in low light conditions or darkness. All these features make the Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX an ideal choice for those who want a reliable, comfortable and safe scooter.
User-Friendliness and Convenience
It has a built-in Bluetooth connection, so riders can easily pair their phone with the scooter to access its various settings and functions. It also has an intuitive LCD display that provides real-time metrics such as speed, battery life, and remaining range. Furthermore, it has a cruise control option that allows riders to maintain a steady speed without having to constantly adjust the throttle. The Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX also has an anti-theft alarm system that can be activated from the LCD display or paired smartphone app.
How to ride Segway Ninebot
All controls are concentrated on the steering wheel: on the right – gas, on the left – the brake arm and a mechanical bell. The on-board computer display is placed in the center. At the top of the screen displayed the current speed, then the driving modes and various indicators such as Bluetooth, headlight, blocking, overheating and malfunctions.
At the very bottom is displayed the battery level, which consists of five bars. There is one multi-function button on the kick scooter. Holding it will turn the device on/off, a short press will activate the front light, and a double press will select the riding mode.
Segway Ninebot On the winter streets
The rear-wheel drive minimizes the amount of slippage with good traction, but during acceleration on ice, there is a great risk of uncomplicated drifting. The design can hold up to 100 kilograms of weight, thanks to the wide deck it is comfortable to stand on KickScooter MAX with two feet.
There are three operating modes: economy – the device accelerates to 15 km/h, standard – to 25 km/h, sport – up to 30 km/h. These values are relevant for driving on the plains, while it was possible to reach almost 36 km/h from the hill.
The wheels here are ten-inch, pneumatic type. We were pleased with the excellent smoothness of motion even with slightly hardened rubber – the joints of the tiles and other small irregularities of the road surface are practically not felt. The long fenders perfectly protect against dirt and splashes at high speeds.
The manufacturer has taken care of the driver’s safety. Electric propulsion is possible only after reaching 3 km/h (just push it with your foot). In the dark, a bright LED headlight will illuminate the way, and the rear brake light will alert other road users of your presence on the road.
The vehicle is equipped with a dual braking system: the front brake is the drum and the rear brake is regenerative, with the help of an electric motor. If you need to brake quickly, the two-wheeler stops like a skid. over, it is equipped with the E-ABS system, which prevents the rear wheel from locking when braking, which is especially noticeable and useful on ice or water.
The main feature of the Segway Ninebot MAX is the large 15000 mAh battery. To put a battery of such capacity, the vendor had to depart from the usual way of battery placing in the steering rack. Now it is installed in the deck. This decision seriously reduced the ground clearance, therefore, while driving, every now and then you touch the ramps with the lower part, small curbs, and lying policemen.
The power supply is now integrated into the body of the electric scooter. On the one hand, you do not need to search for a place in the backpack for charging, on the other hand – the solution increases the already considerable weight of the kick-scooter.
Autonomy of two-wheeled device was tested at.7 degrees, with activated sport mode (gas almost always at full throttle) and with an 80-kilograms rider at the wheel. The manufacturer promises a range of 65 kilometers. It is clear that the designers got such a result in ideal conditions, by analogy with the passport fuel consumption of cars.
In fact, the gadget drove 30 kilometers and 400 meters. But it should be taken into account that in the cold lithium-ion batteries hold their charge 20% worse on average. So, in the warm season, in the “don’t deny yourself anything” mode, you can safely count on 35-40 km of mileage without sockets.
From 0 to 100% Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX has time to recharge in 6 hours. Connectors for charging (220V and 42V) are located on the side of the deck. They are covered with a sealed rubber plug, so you don’t have to worry about driving through puddles.
Segway Ninebot Max G30P Review
The deck of this Segway electric scooter features enhanced safety features, with plenty of standing space and a raised rubber surface with increased grip. Its dimensions are 19.8 in long x 6.8 in wide. The deck has 3.0 of ground clearance, and enough roof for the rider to stand in numerous positions. Whether you prefer to stand with your feet side by side or end to end, you should have plenty of space. The height from the deck to the handlebars is 40.2 inches.
Handlebars/Information Center/Tech Stack
The max scooter features a specialized cockpit with an intuitive LED dashboard. The display is bright enough for riders to clearly read in full sun and automatically adjusts to be dimmer at night when the scooter’s front lights are on.
There’s one button below this display that controls the power, mode, and lights. However, the rider can also opt to download a mobile app in order to control these features.
Cruise control and other buttons are all located in this tech stack as well. The ninebot max electric scooter comes with Bluetooth connectivity as an option, so you can connect to the segway ninebot app. Riders will also find maintenance signals and information about their remaining battery life in this general area.
The intuitive LED dashboard seems well constructed overall, with a clear display that’s easy to use, a thumb throttle that’s protected with rubber, and a safety bell (which is activated by rotating the bell wheel around the handlebars) and brake lever that are easy to access when necessary.
The handgrips are covered with high-textured rubber, providing the grip that a rider needs. These can make it easier to hang on when you’re in a tight spot, and can also provide extra cushion for longer commutes.
The dashboard also shows battery status including the remaining battery life as well as overall speed. You can expect to get a few years of battery life out of these models.
The intuitive LED dashboard also lets you choose between several different riding modes.
There is an Eco mode that will provide you with a max speed of around 11 mph but will give you the most overall range. Then, there’s the “D” mode which will allow the Max scooter to go around 16-18 mph however, in this model you will find that acceleration is relatively slow.
You can change to the next to last of the power levels, the “Sport” mode which gives you all of the acceleration and torque the scooter can handle but you’ll find this mode will eat battery life.
However, if you find that you’ve got an extraordinary climbing slope this is the mode you will want to use. The Max scooter has a powerful drivetrain when using this mode and will propel the segway electric scooter up some serious inclines.
The Segway Ninebot has two 10 inch tubeless pneumatic tires. The tires are designed to be utilized on all types of terrain, without the worry of accidental tire deflation.
The tires are filled with air, but also come prefilled with tire slime. This helps to make the tires more resistant to tire deflation. Segway calls these a self-healing tire. A self-healing tire provides a comfortable cushioned ride on air-filled tires, without adding extra suspension.
This results in fewer flat tires because the slime inside the tire repairs small punctures as they occur. If you have zero desire to change a flat tire in the middle of your commute and need the reassurance that pneumatic tires offer, then this type of scooter may be the perfect option for you.
This electric vehicle features built-in front-facing lights and rear LED lights. It also includes a brake light and side reflectors.
These lights can help ensure that you stay safe and can see and be seen throughout your ride, no matter your destination. When you’re out on city streets in the early morning and late evening, it’s vitally important that you stay as visible as possible.
Having the correct lights on your scooter in the right locations can help make sure that drivers see you, which can prevent dangerous accidents. Segway understands this and has gone out of their way to install safety lights in all the right places on both of these scooter models.
The Segway Ninebot MaxG30P features a highly effective simultaneous dual brake, as well as rear-wheel drive. This innovative regenerative braking system includes a front-wheel mechanical drum brake, paired with a regenerative electrical brake on the back wheel.
The two combine to create a braking system that can stop you faster than ever, keeping you safe when it’s needed most. The braking process is smooth and fast and requires almost no effort from the rider.
The simultaneous dual brake allows for great stopping power because of the increased contact friction you get from having a brake in the front and the rear, even when you need to brake hard and fast, and the brakes only need minimal maintenance.
In our speed tests, the Segway Max G30LP hit 15 mph in 6.6 seconds. This is a second slower than the original Segway Ninebot Max G30P.
The Max G30LP has a kick-to-start motor with rear-wheel drive, so riders have to kickstart the motor up to about 2 mph before it will engage.
Neither of these electric scooters has a zero-start mode. Zero start mode allows the scooter to accelerate immediately when you pull the throttle, but it is not featured on these scooters.
The kick scooter max has a manufacturer’s claimed max speed of 18.6 mph. However, we only hit 18 mph for a few short seconds when on flat land. Some riders report being able to reach slightly higher max speed using the Segway Ninebot app through Bluetooth connectivity.
In our testing, we found that the Ninebot Max G30P had a range of only 13.6 miles with its 350-watt motor when in the Sport mode.
This is quite a bit less of a range than we’d expected, but it’s still quite enough mileage for most daily commutes. When in eco mode, we found that the overall range of the Max G30P was 38 miles. The manufacturer’s specs indicate that you can get 40.4 miles out of a single charge.
The original Ninebot Max provides as much as 28.1 miles of range, however, which is more than enough for you to run about town, commute, and do your errands.
These range tests simulate real-world conditions in the highest performance model that the scooter offers. If you’re concerned about whether this scooter will work for your needs, it may make sense to determine the entire length of your commute from beginning to end, or how much you expect to need to ride your scooter each day. Then you’ll have a good idea of how many miles you’ll need to ride it, and if one of these models will work well for you.
The Max G30LP has a wide variety of safety features and is also quite capable of handling inclement weather. It carries an IPX5 water resistance rating.
While we don’t recommend that you ride in the rain as a regular event, the raised rubber grips on the deck of this scooter will also provide great traction if you get caught in a shower. Segway has built-in short circuit protection in case you do get stuck in some wet conditions.
The pneumatic tires also made the scooter perform amazingly well for us on wet roads. You never know when you’ll be headed to or from work and get caught in a sudden spring shower, so it’s good to know that these scooters were designed with that in mind.
You won’t want to take them out in severe weather or heavy winds, but they should be more than able to stand up to light rainfall or a mild sprinkle.
The Ninebot Max G30P weighs in at just over 41 pounds, making it a few pounds lighter than the original model. While this scooter isn’t an ultraportable model, it’s more than light enough to carry for a short while. This helps to make it a good option when you need a scooter for the first few or last few miles of your commute.
A scooter must be under 30 pounds and have a folding design in order to be considered ultraportable.
Ninebot KickScooter MAX G30P is easy to fold, bending into a manageable size in just 3 clicks. This makes it easy to carry your scooter onto public transit, put it in the trunk of your car, or take it anywhere else that you need to, quickly and conveniently.
Before you purchase your Segway, it makes sense to be sure that you can lift 30-40 pounds and carry it for the distance that you’ll need to.
Otherwise, you may need to work up to being able to carry it, which can be inconvenient, especially if you’d planned to start using your scooter for your commute immediately.
Quality of construction
This scooter has a classic build, which is what makes it a standout in the industry. Segway has really nailed both the large issues and the small details with regard to quality.
They’ve created a sturdy, dependable scooter that’s great to use as a daily commuter and feels like it’s created from one solid piece of metal. While the Max G30LP folds down, it doesn’t have the look or feel of a folding scooter. Its overall build quality is incredibly sturdy, with firmly welded pieces.
Sometimes, electric scooters just feel flimsy, especially when they fold up. You ride them and wonder if they’re going to fall out from under you, or if pieces are going to begin to break off as you use the scooter.
The G30P, instead, looks like a sturdy electric vehicle that will stand the test of time. Its high-quality design fills the rider with confidence before they even climb on board.
Overall, the durability upgrades that have been made help this scooter feel strong and sturdy. You won’t feel like you’re wobbling or balancing on a child’s toy – instead, you’ll feel like you’re using a small electric vehicle to commute to and from work.
Charging Outlet and Charging Time
One incredibly important, but often overlooked, component of a scooter is the design of the charging point. Without a well-designed, secure port and battery door, you may frequently find yourself frustrated while trying to accomplish this vital task.
Unfortunately, the door on the charging port of the Segway Ninebot Max G30P is not as easy to secure as the door on the original Max.
The original model had a battery door that was wider and locked down far more easily. However, if this is our main complaint with the scooter, that’s really not all that bad.
We like that Segway has built-in short circuit protection and overcurrent protection into the battery system. This ensures longer battery life and is critical for battery safety.
Segway tends to have really great quality control, and almost never has manufacturing issues. However, the Segway Ninebot Max G30P does come equipped with a full year’s warranty if an individual purchase it through an authorized Segway dealer. This means that you should be sure that you purchase your scooter from someone who’s authorized to provide you with the warranty so that if you do experience an issue, you can have it serviced or repaired.
Like Segway’s entire range of Ninebot scooters, the Ninebot Max G30P is designed to offer riders a wide range of safety features. The battery is carefully designed to help prevent issues like overcharging and overheating, allowing you to charge it with safety and confidence. It also comes equipped with short circuit protection, overcurrent protection, an environmental temperature sensor for temperature protection, and is equipped to detect increased contract friction. Segway has really doubled down on battery safety, making sure that riders don’t have to stress.
This is great because when electric scooters first hit the market, riders, in general, were quite anxious about some of the issues that developed. Segway has managed to almost eliminate these concerns with this long list of safety features, making sure that you can relax while your scooter charges and drive it without stressing that it will overheat.
Because of these battery safety features, you’ll enjoy the power and performance that the powerful drivetrain from the rear-wheel-drive has to offer, without worrying about battery life, or battery status.
In addition, you can ride your Ninebot Max in numerous types of terrain. You don’t need to stick to only paved roads. Instead, your scooter is equipped to drive on numerous types of rougher surfaces and has a self-healing tire system that can handle almost anything you throw at them, as well as a powerful drivetrain. A self-healing tire also helps prevent tire deflation, keeping you on the road even when there’s an extraordinary climbing slope in your way.
Dual Braking Safety
Segway has also included an innovative regenerative brake system, so your braking is the best its ever been. This helps keep you safe and secure while on the road, especially when you need a simultaneous dual brake. Front-facing lights help ensure that you’re clearly seen, even after the sun has set.
The Kick scooter Max G30 also has an advanced simultaneous dual brake system, so you have the safety of better steering and increased stability. When you’re on your scooter, all you really want is to be able to go when you want to go and stop when you want to stop, without worry or stress.
Segway has gone out of its way to make sure that that happens with a myriad of increased safety features. You may not be able to see each one at work individually, but they combine for a great safety package that helps keep you safe when you’re on the road.
They’ve also added numerous lights, stickers, and reflectors that allow you to see and be seen throughout your commute. These combined safety features create an overall safety package that’s hard to beat. Sometimes, with safety, simple features really are the best, as they help make sure that everyone can see you when you’re out and about. Safety and visibility go hand in hand in urban environments, which is where the majority of Segway’s customers ride their scooters.
Segway Ninebot Max Review (G30P)
Overall, the Ninebot Max G30P is a solid, dependable electric scooter that is a good investment. If you’re a commuter, a student, or someone who needs to get around in an urban environment, it’s likely a great choice for you.
This e scooter has numerous safety features to improve visibility as you commute. In addition, it can reach a very respectable 18 mph. You’ll be able to fold the scooter up to put it in your trunk, take it with you on public transit, or take it into your office after commuting to work. The Max gives you the freedom that you need to get around town quickly and easily, without the hassle of walking.
You can charge it conveniently, see everything that you need to on the easy-to-use dashboard, and rely on the self-healing tire system to stand up to the test of time. It also has a highly dependable and durable build, making it one of the sturdiest scooters on the market today. If you’re considering purchasing an escooter to use for regular urban travel or commuting, we highly recommend this model. It has numerous benefits and very few drawbacks, and it’s a great investment in your mobility.
You’ll soon find that you’re zipping around town faster than ever before, enjoying the sunshine and attending events that you’d have put off in the past. Contact an authorized dealer to make your purchase so that you can gain access to the one-year warranty that Segway offers on their scooters.
In this Segway Ninebot Max review (2021 update), we performance test one of the most popular scooters on the planet. How does it stack up against the Xiaomi Mi M365? Or against the Max G30LP? Spoiler alert: It’s got more range, more standing room, and a sturdier construction. ‘Nuff said.
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Our Take: Built Like a Hammer, the Max Is a Rider Fave for Good Reason
We originally reviewed the Ninebot Max in December 2019, and with this January 2021 update find that it is still a super reliable, beefily constructed, low maintenance machine rivaling the ever-popular king of electric scooters, the Xiaomi Mi M365.
It can go double the distance of the M365 with 21.6 Mi of tested real-world range, and it’s slightly faster than electric scooters from the sharing market with a 18.4 mph top speed. With an additional 100 watts more in the rear hub motor than the M365, the Ninebot Max can propel heavier riders up steeper hills at a faster clip.
The Max also has 22% more standing room than the M365, with a larger deck and large, air-filled tires to cushion long trips. It provides so many user-friendly, comfort-inducing features that it’s possible to overlook the Max’s rather average looks. The Max isn’t a thrilling racer scooter in its performance or appearance, but remains a stalwart machine built for reliable commuting.
The Ninebot Max is an excellent scooter for those who love the general design of the Xiaomi M365 but crave a more durable, longer ranged electric scooter.
The Max is propelled by a 350 watt motor, with 700 watts of peak power. This is 40% more power than the 250 watt motor from the original M365 and similar scooters in the midrange commuter class.
In our acceleration tests, the Max reached 15 mph in 6.0 seconds, which is faster than the original M365. The Max also has better acceleration than its little brother, the Max G30LP, as well as the Gotrax G4, which has a higher 20.0 mph top speed.
As with some other scooters in the budget and midrange classes, the Ninebot Max does not have a zero start mode. Zero start means the motor engages as soon as you activate the throttle.
The Max is a kick-to-start scooter, which means that you must kickstart it to about 2 mph before the throttle will engage the motor. Kick-to-start mode is a common safety feature that you’ll find standard on shared scooters, as it keeps the scooter from running away if you accidentally hit the throttle while powered on but at full stop.
Although kick-to-start is great for beginners, it’s a somewhat annoying feature when trying to power forward to get up to speed from a stoplight or kick your way uphill. If you’ve ridden a zero start scooter, you’ll expect that instant burst of power when pressing the throttle and won’t get it.
The Ninebot Max completed our hill climb test (200 feet, 10% grade, 165 lb rider) in 17.0 seconds at an average speed of 8 mph. The Max climbs about as well as the M365 Pro and is significantly faster than the M365, which maintained an average speed of 8 mph.
Because you need to kick the scooter up to speed, it may be a challenge to go uphill quickly without some practice. On a somewhat steep hill, it took us multiple tries before we could create enough speed to engage the throttle. Going uphill might be especially difficult for smaller (shorter) riders, as you’ll have to kick, push, get onto the deck, and press the throttle before you can tell if you’ve gotten it fast enough to power the throttle.
Overall, the Ninebot Max has good hill-climbing ability. We were able to maintain about 7 mph on some impressive hills and were only halted by the steepest ones.
The Ninebot Max has a 18.4 mph tested top speed, which is fast enough for most riders traveling at safe speeds with traffic. Although the Max doesn’t have exceptional top speed, it is still faster than the average shared scooter, which travels at around 15 mph. In the United States, 15 mph is a good average speed for legal travel with other drivers, generally in the bicycle lane.- but regulations for electric scooters vary, region by region and state to state.
The Ninebot Max G30LP, has a slightly faster top speed of 18 mph, likely due to its second generation motor and possibly its lighter weight (its around 3 lbs lighter and does not have a built-in DC converter).
The Ninebot Max has a whopping manufacturer claimed range of 40 miles. The Max has exceptional range for its class, but that’s a tested 21.6 Mi of range, which is not quite what Segway claims (40 miles). The Max’s tested range is still among the best given its price and weight.
In our real-world testing, we simulate real-world conditions with a 165 lb rider, making frequent stops, going uphill, and riding the scooter as fast as is safe in its highest mode until the battery is depleted.
Actual range will depend on the rider’s size and riding style.
Learn more about our rigorous performance tests.
During our 15 mph braking test, the Ninebot Max performed well, but not as well as its lighter weight brother the Max G30LP in more recent testing. When we re-tested, we found the Ninebot Max has strong braking with a short distance of 11.3 feet. For context, braking distances under 12 feet are excellent.
The Max has one brake lever which controls the front drum brake and rear electronic brake. Together, they provide a redundant braking system should one of the brakes fail. One thing we really like about drum brakes is that they are zero maintenance. The braking mechanism is completed encased within the wheel — protecting it from the environment and incidental damage.
Because the brake cable is short and routed relatively straight from the wheel up to the lever, there’s zero drag. Braking feels smooth and doesn’t require much effort on the rider’s part. On the model we received, we adjusted a tensioning screw on the front drum brake to set the brake where we preferred. Overall, the Ninebot Max’s brakes provide abundant stopping power even when braking with maximum force, and have required minimal maintenance over time.
Some riders are concerned with having a drum brake on the front wheel, and whether or not that could cause you to topple over the handlebars when braking. During our testing, this didn’t happen to us — even when braking hard. However, we generally recommend that you crouch and shift your weight toward the rear wheel for more stability when braking in an emergency.
Despite its lack of suspension, its large 10.0 inch tires and sturdy frame give the Max a better ride than some scooters with dual suspension. On the worst roads, you’ll undoubtedly get a brain massage, but overall the Max handles well over most terrain.
The whole package — with its larger deck, thicker stem, and beefier build — make the Ninebot Max feel like a legitimate commuting machine rather than a toy-level kick scooter. It has a super durable, well-constructed frame but with a slower ride feels like a safe rather than thrilling choice. You won’t crazily carve the roads on the Max. You’ll leisurely put-put among bicyclists and motorist, maintaining a reasonable speed using the comfortable thumb throttle.
However, all those things said — the Max is a well-rounded daily commuter with enough comfort and deck space for going longer distances. When we compare it to the Max G30LP, we felt that the original Max has a more stable ride and for the 100 more is just a better buy given the tested specs and features.
At 42 lbs, the scooter is a bit heavy, although still manageable. Based on our experience, 45 lbs is the absolute highest weight for a scooter to be considered portable. It’s not something we’d want to carry for more than a city block or few flights of stairs. It folds down easily, with the stem latching to the rear fender.
The Ninebot Max has folded dimensions of 46 in long by 19 in wide by 21 in tall. The Max is on the longer, taller side when it comes to scooter dimensions, and it may take some angling to get it into your trunk. We tested it in the trunk of a Honda Accord, which has a large trunk, and it fit pretty easily.
The Max has a folding stem with a latch that holds a lever, keeping the stem upright and making the stem rock solid. It has a safety collar that rotates to lock the folding lever into place. This folding mechanism is ultra solid, and the same mechanism is used on the Max G30LP.
Compared to the Max G30LP, it has 2.5 in shorter handlebars that latch onto the deck that’s 2.5 in shorter, and with the 3.4 lb weight difference, both Maxes are pretty portable.
The Ninebot Max has a great cockpit with a bright LED display that shows all the basic information you need, including speed, battery power, and riding mode. The centered display is bright enough to read in sunlight and automatically dims at night (when front lights are on). A single button below the display controls the lights, mode, and power, but you could also download the mobile app to control these features.
Overall, all the adornments on the handlebars — the easy-to-read display, rubber-covered thumb throttle, brake lever, twist bell, and texturized handgrips appear thoughtfully constructed out of high quality materials.
The bell is loud enough to alert pedestrians but not deter cars. The thumb throttle has a grippy rubber pad on it, maintaining good contact with your trigger thumb. The brake lever is solid without any play or excess friction, activating both the electronic and drum brakes together.
The Ninebot Max has a high-mounted front LED light that’s on the opposite side of the LED display. This is an ideal location for a headlight, providing a wider projection of light for you to see where you’re going. It also has a small rear red LED brake light mounted on the rear fender.
The lights are sufficient for providing some visibility, but if you’re regularly riding at night, see our guide on additional lights to improve visibility.
The Ninebot Max has 10.0 inch tubeless pneumatic tires that function well at damping road vibrations.
Segway calls the tires self-healing, which means that the air-filled tires come pre-filled with tire slime. Tire slime makes the tires more resistant to flats, and we’e seen more scooters with pre-slimed tires for convenient comfort, especially in the budget and midrange commuter classes.
Manufacturers are trying to give riders a more convenient (read: flat-resistant) experience, providing a cushioned ride on pre-slimed air-filled tires often without adding suspension, resulting in fewer experiences with flats because the slime repairs punctures as they happen.
The Ninebot Max’s deck is great, with ample standing space and a grippy, raised rubber surface. The deck is 6.8 in wide and 19.8 in long. It’s spacious enough for a variety of comfortable riding positions, and most riders will be able to stand with both feet end to end (skateboard/snowboard style).
The deck has 3.0 in of ground clearance. The deck-to-handlebar height is 40.2 in.
Overall, the Ninebot Max is all about the build, as build quality is excellent. The scooter is a substantial contender in its class, and feels like a serious commuting machine because of its seriously sturdy construction.
It gives the appearance that it has been carved from a single piece of metal, with clean, rounded lines, cohesive design, and rock solid feeling, especially when you can feel secure that the scooter is solidly upright or folded given the zero-wobble safety collar folding mechanism. Everything just feels well made. The Ninebot Max that we’ve had has lasted well over time with minimal cosmetic damage after over a year in our care.
Along with the slip-proof rubberized deck, the Ninebot Max has an IPX5 water resistance rating, meaning that it can tolerate splashes but not full submersion.
We don’t generally recommend riding in the rain, but the Max’s pneumatic tires perform surprisingly well on wet roads. Practically speaking, the Max can be ridden home if you get caught in the rain.
Our Ninebot Max has a first generation motor, which limits its performance against newer models with a second generation motor. Here’s how to identify what generation motor your Max has in it.
How to identify the motor generation
To identify the motor, locate the serial number on the rear hub motor. First generation motors have serial numbers that start with the number 6. Second generation motors have serial numbers that start with the number 9.
Our Ninebot Max has a first generation motor, which automatically reduces the speed of the scooter (limiting its output) when the battery is below 70%. It also has a max top speed of around 18 mph, which correlates with the data from our performance tests. It’s long range is likely due to its limited output, keeping you from going fast but allowing you to take a longer trip.
Second generation motors, which are in newer Maxes and Max G30LPs, do not limit the speed until the battery drops below 10%, which means they can run at full power until the battery is nearly depleted. Second generation motors have a max top speed of around 20 mph, which we didn’t quite get with our Max G30LP, the Ninebot Max’s slightly smaller, shorter range brother.
Although we have not yet tested a Max with a second generation motor, we expect it to get around 20.4 miles of real-world range.
Segway developed the motors with battery saving technology that limits the scooter’s speed, likely to save the battery’s overall capacity and control overall speed as a safety measure.
As the Ninebot Max rider community has grown, many riders have shared how they’ve hacked their Maxes to enhance performance, including higher top speeds and stronger electronic braking.
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Here’s a video from one of our favorite creators, Adam from Wrong Way, on how to hack a Ninebot Max.
The Ninebot Max has a built-in DC converter with a standard IEC 320 C5 Mickey Mouse ears power connector, which means you can use any cable with this connector to charge your scooter. Additionally, there is a traditional DC port that can be used with the included charger.
This means that you don’t need to carry the heavy charging pack with DC converter around with you, as you can use a relatively cheap and standard power cable for lightweight charging on the go.
This is one of our favorite features of the Max, but it did not make its appearance on the Max G30LP.
Ninebot Max: Review Conclusions
The Ninebot Max sets itself apart from most other scooters with its brand name (e.g., ES1, ES2, ES4, G30LP), providing a truly solid longer ranged scooter for a reasonable price. It has excellent build quality, good hill climbing ability, and rider-friendly big 10.0 inch pneumatic tires that have been pre-slimed for maximum flat resistance (and low maintenance).
When it comes to defining a hardworking machine, the Ninebot Max comes to mind. It has such a durable build that you expect it to give you long lasting, consistent performance, ride to ride, and there are hundreds of riders out there that can confirm or deny that claim.
In our experience, it has done well in both dry and wet conditions, beating its smaller brother and keeping up with others in performance tests. The Max is a consistent, stalwart electric scooter worth its weight in gold (or USD).
The Max remains a great choice for riders willing to carry greater weight for a longer-ranged scooter, and is nicely designed for minimal maintenance and longevity. What it does well, it does really, really well. Let’s put it this way: the Max is not about max speed, but about max lifetime, and the Max is not going anywhere.
If the Ninebot Max doesn’t appeal to you, look at our alternative scooters. You can also check out our Editor’s pick of best electric scooters.
Segway’s 40-mile range Ninebot MAX G30P electric scooter falls 150 to 600 in New Green Deals
Are you tired of using gas and oil for your daily commute? Well, Segway’s Ninebot MAX G30P electric scooter is a great way to get back and forth from work to home without using a single drop of fossil fuels. It’s on sale for 600 today, which is down 150 from its normal going rate and also marks a return to its all-time low that we’ve only seen once before. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.
Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.
Cruise around on a Segway electric scooter
Through next week, Woot is offering a wide selection of Segway electric scooters and more on sale. Our top pick is the Ninebot MAX G30P Electric Kick Scooter for 599.99 Prime shipped, with non-Prime members being charged a 6 delivery fee. Normally 750 at Amazon or Best Buy, today’s deal matches the all-time low that we’ve tracked at Amazon. This electric scooter packs a 350W motor which allows it to reach speeds of 18.6 MPH. While that might not seem super fast, it’ll feel quick quick once you’re riding. The built-in rechargeable battery features a range of up to 40 miles as well, which should be more than enough to get to and from work or the store on a single charge. Once you arrive at a destination, the G30P has a one-step folding mechanism to make it easy to carry as well. There’s also a LED display, Bluetooth phone pairing, cruise control, and multiple riding modes to choose from. Oh, and the onboard display lets you know how much charge is left and what your current speed is. Of course, not a single drop of gas or oil is required for this to function either, making it a green alternative to your normal commute.
Save 650 on Segway’s Ninebot electric GoKart PRO at its second-best price of 1,650
Amazon is now offering the Segway Ninebot Electric GoKart PRO for 1,650 shipped. Normally fetching 2,300, you’re looking at the second-best price to date following a 650 discount. This is 50 under our previous mention and delivering a notable chance to save for unwrapping some electric kart action come Christmas. Geared for riders weighing up to 220 pounds, the Ninebot GoKart PRO can handle zipping you or the kids around the block at up to 23 MPH top speeds with a 15-mile range. Its durable design can also be folded down for transportation, and pairs with other features like an electric brake, integrated headlights, and taillights. You can also detach the included Ninebot S MAX which powers the experience for a self-balancing scooter ride alongside the go kart fun.
On the more affordable front of putting some gokart action underneath the Christmas tree, Amazon is also marking down the Segway Ninebot S GoKart kit to 1,239.97. This package is down to one of the best ever from its usual 1,550 price tag and arrives with 310 in savings attached. It isn’t going to be quite as capable of a cruising machine as the Pro version above, but can handle hitting 10 MPH top speeds with a 13.7-mile range. This Ninebot S model is geared towards riders up to 220 pounds, and can also convert between the four- and two-wheeled configurations.
SWFT VOLT e-bike packs 32 miles of riding for 600
Best Buy is offering the SWFT VOLT E-Bike for 599.99 shipped. Down from a 900 list price, we’ve seen it fall to as low as 500 in the past, but that was way back in January. This is among the best pricing that we’ve seen since. Ready to let you get to and from work without using a single drop of gas or oil. It can travel at up to 19.8 MPH and the built-in battery can last for as long as 32 miles before it’s time to plug back in. The pedal assist mode on SWFT’s VOLT will let you balance between your legs and the built-in motor making the e-bike go forward without having to exert as much effort. This pedal assist function also means that when the terrain gets hilly, the bike can take the hard part out of biking, making it so you don’t have to change how hard you’re pedaling.
New Tesla deals
After checking out the Segway electric scooter on sale above, if you keep read, you’ll find a selection of new green deals that will make your Tesla experience better in multiple areas. From storage to keep recordings on to phone mounts, car chargers, and anything else we can find, it’ll be listed below. Each day we’ll do our best to find new and exciting deals and ways for you to save on fun accessories for your Tesla, making each trip unique. For more gift ideas and deals, check out the best Tesla shop. Keep reading on for e-bike, Greenworks, and other great deals.
- SimpleTire offers up to 20% off thousands of tires
- Discount Tire offers up to 100 off or more on Cooper, Bridgestone, and other tires
- Model 3 CupHolderHero: 12 (Reg. 14)
- Spigen OneTap MagSafe car mounts now up to 38% off starting at 27 via Amazon
- Bring MagSafe to your ride with iOttie’s premium Velox car mount at 42.50
New e-bike deals electric scooter discounts
You can use an e-bike or electric scooter for fun, exercise, or even transportation to and from work or the coffee shop. We have several people here that will regularly commute to coffee shops or offices on their e-bike, as it cuts down on fossil fuel usage as well as allows them to enjoy some time outdoors on nice sunny days. Below, you’ll find a wide selection of new e-bike deals and electric scooter deal in all price ranges, so give it a look if that’s something you’d be interested in picking up. As always, the newest e-bike deal and electric scooter discounts and sales will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.
- Hit the road with up to 790 off Huck Cycles
- Hover-1’s Blackhawk electric scooter with 28-mile range hits new low at 405
- Juiced e-bikes 0% APR financing available
- Micah Toll’s favorite low-cost folding electric bike, the Lectric XP 3.0: 999 (Reg. 1,099)
- Kent Electric Pedal Assist Mountain Bike: 698 (Reg. 998)
- Gotrax’s just-released G MAX electric scooter sees first discount at 100 off, more
Additional New Green Deals
After shopping the Segway electric scooter on sale above, be sure to check out the other discounts we found today. These new green deals are wide-ranging from outdoor lawn equipment to anything else we find that could save you money in various ways, be that cutting gas and oil out of your life or just enjoying other amenities that energy-saving gear can bring. As always, the newest deals will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.
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