Ninebot Max G30 – How to change the tubeless tyre on the FRONT wheel – Segway…

Ninebot Max G30 – How to change the tubeless tyre on the FRONT wheel – Segway KickScooter

Hi everyone, in this tutorial we will show you how to change the tubeless tyre on the front wheel of a Ninebot Max G30.

The goal here is not to show you that it’s an easy repair.But rather to show you that it’s feasible using the right technique and tools.

We tried several different methods before doing this tutorial and this is the one we think is the easiest.

Removing the front fork covers

Alright, let’s start by removing the yellow stickers.To do this you can slide the tip of a cutter under the sticker, to lift the first part and remove it. If you have a hairdryer, you can heat them up, the glue will stick less and it will be easier to remove. Next, remove the two small rubber covers to access the screws of the mudguard. For this, you can use any sharp object like the tip of a knife or a cutter. Remove the 3 screws with a 3mm Allen key. Repeat the same procedure on the other side of the scooter. Now you can pull the two plastic covers of the front fork to unclip them and remove them.

Releasing the brake

In order to remove the front wheel, the brake must be released.So remove the cap nut at the end of the brake rod with an 8mm spanner. Then unlock the two top nuts with a 14mm and an 8mm spanner. Then hold the brake cable with a clamp so that it does not spin on itself and remove the locknut with an 8 mm spanner. And now you can lift the brake lever and remove the adjusting nut by hand. Next, we unscrew the top nut with an 11mm spanner. Lift the brake cable upwards and you can now remove the spring, the nut and the pin.

Removing the front wheel

Finally, the front wheel can be released by unscrewing the two nuts with a 15mm spanner or socket. Pick up the small washer that is placed on the left side between the wheel and the fork. And remove the removable part of the drum brake. Next, you remove the valve cap and check that there is no air in the tyre.You can also simply remove the valve cap, that’s also a good option.

Removing the tyre from the rim

Let’s move on to the key step of this repair, which is to peel the tyre off the rim.

For this, I’m going to use a corner of the table and two good clamps. Personally, without using clamps, I find it to be a real pain. But by using this technique, it becomes very easy and does not require any force or effort.

To avoid scratching the front wheel, place a cloth on the corner of the table. Then place the rear wheel of the G30 Max on the corner of the table. Tighten the edges of the tyre with both clamps until the tyre bead comes out. We’ve managed to get the first side unstuck. To get the second side out, just turn the wheel over and repeat the same procedure.

Removing old tyre

Now that the tyre is unstuck, we can take it out of the rim. To achieve this without forcing, press on the sides of the tyre and fit one part into the rim. Then hold the part of the tyre that is in the rim by tightening it with a cable tie. Lubricate the tyre so that it does not stick. Using nothing more than soap and a little water.

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Tighten the tyre a little more in the rim. Now you can see that by having tucked part of the tyre inside the wheel, the opposite part is already almost out of the rim. Now take our famous Hercules Tyre Levers, put some soap on the edges and go around the tyre to get the first sidewall out. Once half of the tyre is off the wheel, remove the cable tie so that the rest can be removed. To remove the second part of the tyre, simply remove it by hand.

Mounting the new tyre

Then we move on to fitting the new tyre.

To avoid mounting everything upside down, first check the direction of rotation of the wheel and the tyre. And the direction of rotation is indicated on the side of the tyre.

Add a few drops of liquid soap around the tyre and rim. Insert the first part of the rim into the tyre. Then carefully go around with the tyre lever to get the first sidewall in. Then place a cable tie loosely around the wheel. Put both sides of the tyre into the wheel. Only then do you tighten the cable tie so that the tyre stays in the rim. Then continue to install the tyre on the wheel using the cable ties and tyre levers. The trick is to get the tyre into the hollow of the rim. And to move slowly, without forcing it and without wanting to mount a whole rim at once. Now that the tyre is mounted on the front wheel, you can remove the cable ties. And press on the edges to centre the tyre as much as possible in the middle of the wheel.

Pumping and pressuring the Ninebot G30 Max tyre

Let’s move on to the next step: inflating the front wheel of our Ninebot G30 Max. Since it’s a tubeless tyre, you have to pump a lot of air in all at once, so that the air can push the edges of the tyre against the rim, causing the tyre’s beads to “snap” into place. In technical jargon, we say that the tyre should “snap” because when the tyre is correctly positioned you can usually hear it snap. The recommended maximum pressure is 3.8 bar, which is equivalent to 55 PSI.

Remounting the front wheel

Then you can put the drum brake and the little washer back on the front wheel. And install the whole thing on the fork.

Remounting and setting the brake system

Next, we’re going to reassemble the brake system.So first slide the nut and then the spring onto the brake cable. Then pull the brake cable upwards. Install the pin on the lever. And pass the cable through the hole in the axle. Next, push the brake cable down and tighten the top nut with an 11mm spanner. Then install the adjusting nut. After that, screw the locknut and the small cap nut back onto the brake cable. Adjusting the brake is quite simple.You tighten the adjusting nut until you hear the pads rubbing. When you hear the rubbing noise, loosen the nut slightly and fix its position with the locknut.

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Then we replace the plastic covers of the front fork. All that remains is to reinstall the screws. Stick back the stickers and finally, put the rubber covers back on.


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.

Technical Specifications

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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.

Hill Climb

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.

Top Speed

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).

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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.

Ride Quality

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.

Build Quality

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.

Here’s a shop dedicated to upgrades for the Max. If you see anything you like, here’s an exclusive 5 off coupon code (ESG4NORD).

Here’s a video from one of our favorite creators, Adam from Wrong Way, on how to hack a Ninebot Max.

Charging port

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 Ninebot Max G30 E II Electric Scooter

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Exquisite design features give the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II style and it’s super smooth and comfortable to drive, has a top speed of 25km and a claimed maximum range of 65km. The increased battery size adds weight to this electric scooter giving it a low centre of gravity and a feeling of supreme safety. Our tested range is 36km on a full charge.

A whopping 15.3ah Li battery facilitates a maximum range of 65km, driving the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II further than any other model in this class of personal electric scooters. The inbuilt fast-charger allows for just a 6 hour charging time from flat. Granting you a sense of freedom like no other, this is the must-have car boot and campervan accessory for those long weekends away. Get out and explore without worrying about an empty battery. Its battery allows a manufacturer specified maximum range of 65km. LOCO’s experience of manufacturer specified maximum ranges is that you typically achieve about 60% of this under real world conditions.


With a layer of puncture resistant jelly, the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II 10-inch tubeless tyres are self-healing and deliver an astonishingly smooth ride. Driven by a 350w motor in the rear wheel, acceleration is effortless even when travelling uphill. Punctures are at an absolute minimum with the Segway Ninebot Max

Check out Segway’s product demo video on YouTube.


Check out our video explaining why you need to get your new electric scooter waterproofed

Why not fully protect your new Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II from the unpredictable and ever-changing Irish weather? We use a weather proof clear silicone to seal the base and internal components of your electric scooter including the controller and battery. Here’s the best part. we also include water damage in year one of the warranty so if your scooter becomes water damaged we will fix it for free! Select the waterproof option when adding your electric scooter to your cart.

NOTE: electric scooters are not fully waterproof and the manufacturers specify that they should not be used when road conditions are wet or in the rain. Water damage voids the electric scooter warranty so please be aware that unless you select the ‘waterproof’ option, you should not use the scooter in wet conditions.


Our unrivalled warranty on all electric scooters provides you with additional peace of mind. The warranty period for all Segway Ninebot electric scooters is 2 years.

We hold stock of Segway Ninebot spare parts and tyres in our Dublin electric scooter repair centre. We also have a range of spare parts in stock for Zero, Xiaomi, Kugoo and other brands with access to parts for all e-scooters from our trusted suppliers.


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Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Review

Here, we’re going to cover our comprehensive review of the Ninebot Max G30. We’ll go through each and every single thing that you should know about this particular scooter. We’ll give you a detailed walkthrough of every feature and specification, but we’ll also step back for the big picture. This scooter offers numerous results and advantages for those who own it. By reading all of this, you should find out quickly whether or not it’s the right choice for you.

The Ninebot Max isn’t like the scooters that have come before it, and yet, this scooter has quite a bit of ‘experience’ behind it. It’s learned a lot from both the successes and failures of popular and market-tested scooters, including the Xiaomi M365 Pro, as well as previous Ninebot models. We stock the Ninebot here and have a wide range of other escooters.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Specs at a Glance

  • Water Resistance – IP54
  • Max Rider Weight – 100 Kg
  • Weight – 20 Kg
  • Range – 30 km
  • Tested Top Speed – 35km/h

Kugoo G-Max – Features

  • Great Quality Chassis
  • Brushless 500w Motor is Powerful
  • Decent Battery Life
  • Rides well on a Variety of Road Surfaces

Overview Of The Ninebot Max

There are quite a few owners who love the Ninebot Max, and a big reason behind this is its simplicity. The team responsible for this scooter obviously made some savvy choices in specializing the scooter so it benefits many users and owners.

Potential owners really only need to answer one question for themselves? Would they sacrifice a bit of portability in exchange for proven quality and serious range? Any scooter choice involves some kind of tradeoff, but anybody okay with that particular tradeoff is likely to fall in love with their Ninebot Max.

This particular scooter has a distinctly favorable position, and it just is more privileged than any other scooter model in history. It has the best of both worlds at hand, in how the previous Ninebots and the Xiaomi both influenced its design. There simply isn’t another scooter out there with so much wisdom and insight built into it. Other Ninebots and the Xiaomi have sold millions of units. Ride-sharing companies have also used millions of them. That all gives the current Ninebot Max tremendous advantages over previous models.

There’s no doubt that the Ninebot Max happens to be a great escooter, definitely one of the modern greats that is still rather economical for most consumers. This Segway release is a genuine commuter scooter featuring versatility, a full feature set, durability, and quality. It also avoids a majority of issues that haunt other scooters.

High-Caliber Build

When I first look at the Ninebot Max, I do see the Xiamoi influence in its build. It’s only natural to think of them as the same. Still, in terms of overall strength and size, the Ninebot Max happens to be bigger and stronger. The build quality certainly reflects all of this. This isn’t a small scooter, regardless of how it looks to the human eye.

Many of the Ninebot Max parts are robust and big. The stem is a part that typically suffers the most from bumps and vibrations, but it’s really thick on this one, more than capable of withstanding serious punishment. Fortunately, the tires are also bigger, meaning they’ll offer serious shock absorption for you and your scooter.

The Ninebox Max is predominantly made using aluminum alloy. Auxiliary parts are also made using silicon, rubber, plastic, and steel.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Ride Balance, Stability, And Quality

The Ninebot Max offers serious ride quality, far superior to any scooter in the sub-1000 market segment. This happens even though it doesn’t have any suspension when it’s just out of the box. Still, you’ll only feel the biggest holes, cracks, bumps, and road imperfections.

There are two reasons for this.

First of all, something different from the Ninebot ES line is that the Ninebot Max uses pneumatic, or air-filled, tires. These are a lot better in terms of absorbing shock, meaning your rides are going to be more table. The tires are also designed to be self-healing, making them less vulnerable to flats as compared to conventional pneumatic road tires. They can sustain small punctures as large as 6 mm.

Secondly, the new Ninebot Max comes with 10-in. tires, whereas the majority of similarly proiced scooters come with 8.5-in. tires. That might not sound like a lot, but there are serious differences in balance, stability, and smooth riding.

It’s my opinion that the Ninebot Max forged boldly ahead in places that the Xiaomi M365 Pro held back. I’ve had a Xiaomi in the past, and while I liked it, I often believed that had the tires been larger and less prone to going flat, I would have loved it twice as much. The Ninebot Max features tires heavily, which deals with a frequent pain point of Xiaomi owners, being flat tires. The rides are also more likely to be carefree gliding. Nice job, Segway.

The ride smoothness is certainly a huge feature of the Ninebot Max. Having said that, the control and turning are rather awesome in their own right.

When you ride this scooter, you’re going to notice how the noise is rather quiet.

Cruise Control

Not only does the Ninebot Max feature cruise control, but you can turn this on and off using an app on your smartphone. Activate by holding your throttle while riding at a particular speed for a span of 10 seconds.

I would assume many of you already know this, but just in case you don’t, once your scooter is in cruise control mode, there’s no need for you to hold your throttle any longer. The scooter keeps riding along at a consistent speed. You can stop your cruise control by activating your brake.

Daily Usage And Riding Experience on the Segway Ninebot Max G30

I’ve gone through quite a few user reports focused on the Ninebot Max, and one word that comes up frequently is ‘fun’. Users have called this particular scooter ‘a hoot’, ‘a blast’, and even ‘a joy to ride’. Numerous parents tout how their kids can’t seem to get enough from it.

I’m not surprised. The Ninebot Max represents the modern generation coming from the Ninebot and Xiaomi lineages. It’s got the lowest defect rate, far fewer flats, much broader range, and the features and power offer users seriously fun rides.

Commuting With The Ninebot Max

Commuter needs are easily broken down along three lines:

1) Commuters needing to cover serious distance

2) Commuters needing to carry scooters through various transportation modes

The insane range of the Ninebot Max will appeal to group one. Group two might not like how much it weighs. Group three might still adore it, since serious range can be more essential than portability if you need both at the same time.

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In short, this scooter can be a Smart move for many commuters. Having said that, it might not work out well for commuters if their regular trip has a heavy last-mile set of circumstances, where they might need to physically carry their scooter for a stretch.


The Ninebot Max can often go for quite a few months free of any individual major defects. Some online users say they pay no attention to it, and their scooter keeps running efficiently.

As stated previously, the NineBot max learns quite a bit from the mistakes of its progenitors. This current iteration represents serious craftsmanship in the category of affordable scooters. We can expect this scooter to uphold a while, given that. Owners are reporting that this is in fact the case.

Waterproofing, IP Ratings, And Riding In Precipitation

One of the Ninebot Max’s biggest wins is the IPX5 water protection standard. Some crucial components go a step further and are IPX7 for even more waterproof protection.

That sort of IP rating isn’t perfectly waterproof, of course, but there’s still lots of protection from water. In fact, it’s one of the more water-resistant scooters you could find on the current market. It’s high enough that weak water jets from all angles won’t really get to it. You should have no trouble riding this scooter through snow and rain.

Scooters have many crucial components often susceptible to water. These include the screw holes, brake cable, the batter, and the charging port. These are well secured strongly against water ingress.

This has been strongly confirmed by both user tests and reports. Many Ninebot Max models have gone through puddles, snow, and rain. In my own research, I’ve only noticed a single defect reported from water damage. That’s impressive considering the number of reports and rides this scooter has collected.

We can safely assume that in practice that the Ninebot Max handles wet environments and rain really well.

Having said that, riding through rain and water is against the manufacturer’s recommendations. Segway warns against it, despite the sufficiency of the IPX5 standards. If you don’t have any choice but riding in the rain, you might be safe taking that risk. Just remember that any electronic device has risks in terms of water damage. Also, the scooter’s warranty doesn’t cover water damage. So heed caution and avoid riding in the rain whenever you can skip it.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Acceleration, Speed Tests, And Speed

The Ninebot Max has an official top speed coming at 18.6 mph, or 30 kph.

This speed has been confirmed by many speed tests, even in cases of the rider being near the weight limit. The max top speed Ninebot Max users get, short of unlocking a top speed, tends to be 19.5 mph, or 31.4 kph, and this is when going downhill slightly.

There’s something really important to consider here, and that’s how the Ninebot Max can go much faster. Owners who install the custom firmware can get up to speeds of 24 mph, or 38 km, under certain circumstances. Down below, we’ll look at how you can unlock your top speed.

Your scooter will likely be sold ready for your nation’s particular traffic laws. In a handful of European countries, the top scooter speed is only 15 mph or 25 kph, meaning scooters sold there might be set for those speed limitations.

Like most other escooters, the top speed you can get will go down as the battery is drained. The top speed might be only 15 mph or 25 kmh if the batter is close to empty.

Acceleration is rather good. The scooter needs about 4.5 to 5 seconds to get to the top speed, when the battery is charged fully and you have Sport mode engaged. Lower speed modes have slower acceleration.

Charger: Fast/Slow Charging

The battery has a specific charge time of 6 hours. That lines up with user-reported charge times in the real world, ranging from 5 up to 7.5 hours.

There are two charging ports on the scooter.

One of them is for fast charging. You can do it with the 3-Amp charger out of the box. What’s different from many scooters is how the charger is really just a cable without the brick thing. That particular part was built directly into the actual scooter.

That decision has both pros and cons. It’s certainly an advantage in how you just need a single cable and no bulky charger. On the other hand, the weight of the charger is now included with the weight of the scooter, and it wasn’t light to start with.

Additionally, should that part break down, you’ll need to go inside the deck of the scooter. Alternatively, you’d need to visit a repair shop, rather than get a new charger.

This is how the Ninebot Max’s other charging port comes into play. You can use a conventional charger to charge your scooter if the built-in charger winds up breaking down. It’s not nearly as fast, but it does work.

It’s a clever solution, to be sure, although a normal, conventional, fast-charger might be simpler in terms of engineering, as there would be more simplicity and not as many moving parts.

The charging port has protection, thanks to a large cap featuring rubbery parts to plug into the charger holes. That’s effective at protecting the shole scooter from water and liquid ingress.

Portability, Weight, And Dimensions

The Ninebot Max comes in at 42 lbs or 19 kg.

Many adults will find this weight hefty yet doable, especially when they take into account what they get from it.

It’s not high on portability compared to other scooters. This sort of weight will be overly cumbersome for some owners.

When folded, the scooter is 45.9 x 18.6 x 21.0 inches, or 117 x 42 x 53 centimeters for length x width x height. It’s not small, but still regular. The center of gravity isn’t exactly in the middle of the scooter stem, and yet it’s not overly awkward for carrying. Still, some users will still have issues with that weight.

The benefit is better build quality and ride stability, and you rarely get both of these simultaneously. The big issue here is the battery weight, but that’s also what gives the scooter its long range.

Having said all that, if your highest priority is portability, or the 42 lbs or 19 kg of weight is too much for you, then you might want to look at other models.

This concludes our review of the Ninebot Max scooter. Hopefully, this information and analysis helps you know whether or not this model is right for you.

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