Ninebot MAX G30LP Review
Segway is not displacing the original Max with the Max G30LP; rather, it is giving customers another choice. The G30LP is an enhanced variant of the Xiaomi Mi M365, much like the original Max, and has a slightly smaller footprint while maintaining the same high level of build quality and design. But the G30LP loses more than just 6.4 cm in deck and handlebar height; the design of the scooter also reduces part of its range.
It generally keeps up with others in its class in terms of performance. The ability to brake, which ranks among the top 10 best braking distances of the electric scooters we’ve tested, is one of this entry-level scooter’s most unexpected features.
The G30LP expands on what the original Max does well, providing a dependable, comfortable, and user-friendly riding in a sturdy design, making it a great (although dull) entry-level scooter.
A 367Wh battery, a 700 W (0.7 kW) motor, and 10-inch pneumatic tyres are all standard on the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP. Together, those factors give it a lot of power, notably a top speed of 18.6 mph, a range of 24.9 miles (40 km), and a 20 percent hill grade rating. These are some really
How does the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP fare in practical applications, though? fairly well It takes only around 5 seconds to go from 1 mph to 15 mph, which is something to bear in mind if you’re on a busy street or if you’re still learning how to operate or ride an e-scooter. However, since this is still a kickscooter, you must give it a solid kick to start it; a soft, half-hearted kick will not work.
Speed & Acceleration:
A 350 watt motor and 367 watt hours of battery power make up the Max G30LP, which is 184 watt hours less powerful than the original Max (551 watt hours).
The Max G30LP reached 24 km/h in 6.6 seconds during our acceleration testing, which is around one second slower than the original Max.
Remember that the Max G30LP, like the original Max, is a kick-to-start scooter, necessitating a manual kickstart up to a speed of roughly 3 km/h before the motor can be activated.
When you pull the throttle on some electric scooters, the scooter will begin to speed immediately. Although the Max G30LP lacks a zero start mode, some riders have used mobile apps to unlock a higher top speed on their scooters.
With a 74 kilogramme rider, the Max G30LP completed our 60 m, 10% grade hill climb test in 17.9 seconds at an average speed of 12.2 km/h.
The G30LP isn’t the quickest hill climber, but it is a capable one once you figure out how to propel it quickly enough upward to reach (around 5 km/h) before the motor engages.
The G30LP is only marginally slower up hills than the original Max.
The Max G30LP has a range of 21.9 kilometres, which is less than we had anticipated but is still adequate for the majority of commutes, according to our real-world testing.
The original Ninebot Max’s range is still one of our favourites because it has a generous 45.2 kilometres of tested range, which is more than enough for most people to conduct errands without needing to charge.
With a 74 kilogramme rider, numerous stops, hills, and the scooter operating in its highest performance setting, our range test matches real-world situations.
Battery & Range:
It takes roughly six and a half hours to fully charge the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP, which is about average for mid-range electric scooters like this one. Although it may not seem noteworthy, there are scooters on the market that do require more time to charge. That shorter than seven-hour charging period is a blessing if you intend to use your scooter for your daily commute and want to have the choice to charge it fully while at work.
The Segway Ninebot Max G30LP has a range of roughly 25 miles thanks to its 40 367Wh lithium batteries (40km). Theoretically, I could go the entire length of the city and back on that, charging the vehicle only halfway. In a large metropolis with steep areas like Los Angeles, that is saying a lot.
Although the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP has a great range and a long battery life, it also delivers more. Additionally, Segway-Ninebot claims that it includes a Smart Battery Management System that is intended to closely monitor battery state and issue alerts. In this manner, you avoid running out of power in the middle of your journey. When there are battery problems, you are also promptly informed.
I couldn’t tell you how effectively this management system functions because I haven’t yet had any battery problems. Having no problems, however, is also a clue that my e-scooter is well-made and will last me for a while. I’ve read horrifying accounts of people whose electric scooters broke down or experienced battery problems a few months after purchase.
The Ninebot Max G30LP weighs 18 kg, which is doable and only a few pounds less than the original Max. Although it is not an ultraportable scooter, it is light enough to carry for only a short time. A scooter must weigh less than 14 kg and have a foldable design, including folding handlebars, to qualify as ultraportable.
The Ninebot Max G30LP is 112 cm long, 48 cm broad, and 53 cm tall when folded.
Both Maxes are portable in comparison to the original Max, which weighs 1.5 kg more and has handlebars that are 6.4 cm taller and latch onto a 6.4 cm longer deck.
The Max G30LP includes a rotating lock that maintains the lever in place and a folding stem with a safety collar that holds the stem very securely when upright. For simpler transportation while folded, you may quickly connect the metal hook to the rear fender.
The 350W-700W motor of the Ninebot Max is already well-known for its strength. With its brushless direct current motor, the G30LP seeks to ascend to greater heights.
With a brushless motor, you can benefit from greater efficiency and improved performance. The annoying issues that other motors have are overcome by its novel design. You won’t have to be concerned about sparking or worn-out brushes. Additionally, a brushless motor can even take into account the speed of your motor for better control and more effective riding. Having a quiet, tranquil journey is made possible by the fact that this type of motor produces less electrical noise.
With the new brushless motor, there is no need to give up Max’s well-known power. The Max electric scooters are recognised for having a nominal power of 350 W and a maximum power of 700 W. With the Ninebot G30LP, you can have all those interesting enhancements while still enjoying the same specs.
The improved brushless motor in this e-scooter makes it simple to achieve exceptional performance and rapid acceleration. And the MAX G30LP’s amazing enhancements don’t stop there.
Construction & Quality:
Even though it’s a little monotonous, the construction is what distinguishes this scooter as a generally appealing standout. When it comes to build quality, Segway nailed both the major and minor details since the Max G30LP seems like it is made of a single piece of metal. The entire structure is very solid, with welded, finished components. Some electric scooters have a jumbled, glue- and zip-tied-together appearance. The G30LP is the complete opposite; it has the appearance and functionality of a well-made machine. It has muted colour, rounded edges, dependably working components, and a build that can last for miles, so let’s assume it’s comparable to a heavy-duty, high-volume business printer (of road or paper).
Presently, all Max G30LP models include second generation motors, allowing you to continue using the motor to its full capacity until the battery level decreases to less than 10%. Additionally, they are predicted to reach a high speed of about 32 km/h, which is comparable to the results of our tests. Although it’s excellent that you’re getting the battery’s full output for speed, if you’re pushing the speed to the limit on a prolonged journey and aren’t paying attention to your battery level, you could suddenly lose power and wind up doing the scooter walk of shame.
With twin pneumatic tyres, an audio warning system, a high-mounted light, and a rear braking light on the fender, the Max G30LP checks all the safety features’ boxes. Given its IPX5 water resistant rating, it can also withstand bad weather. The raised rubber texture on the deck of the Max G30LP gives exceptional traction in both dry and wet situations, and it performs reasonably well on wet roads—even if we don’t normally advise riding in the rain.
There is only one way to charge the Max G30LP since, unlike the original Max, a DC converter is not integrated within the deck. The spring-loaded battery door on the original Max was broader and a little bit simpler to lock shut than the door on the charging port, which is not nearly as secure.
One of the best features of the original Max was the built-in converter, which allowed you to charge your scooter using a standard IEC 320 C5 “Mickey Mouse ears” power plug (which is the same type of power cable that you find on large office printers with a DC converter).
Suspension & Comfort:
the G30LP Global Edition. With an upgraded motor for more power, updates to tyres, suspension and more, it takes the already awesome Ninebot Max G30 first generation to the next level.
With a smooth ride, plenty of standing room, cruise control, and easy acceleration and braking, the Max G30LP is exceptionally beginner-friendly. You can easily and precisely regulate your speed thanks to the snappy thumb throttle and one brake lever. Given its average dimensions (handlebar height, deck length, weight, and so forth) and average ride quality that is suitable for an average-sized rider, it could be seen as being relatively average.
Even without suspension, the ride is fairly comfortable thanks to the big 25.4-centimeter tyres and the sturdy frame. Although the air-filled tyres do a fantastic job of absorbing the majority of fractures and bumps, they won’t prevent your brain from receiving signals over extremely tough terrain.
Since there is no wobble in the stem and no creaking emanating from the construction.
The Segway Ninebot Max G30LP sports a modest rear red LED brake light positioned on the fender in addition to a high-mounted front LED headlight. As it offers a larger projection area for improved visibility, both for you to see where you’re going and for other drivers to see you, this is the perfect place for headlights.
The lights are enough to provide you some visibility, but if you ride at night frequently, see our instructions on adding more lights to increase visibility.
The Max G30LP had incredible stopping power in our 24 km/h to 0 km/h test, with a braking distance of 3.2 metres. Actually, braking seems to come naturally.
The Max G30LP really has one of the top 10 shortest braking distances of all the electric scooters we tested. Its braking performance is equivalent to that of high-end, well-known scooters, some of which cost more than three times as much as it does, such as the Apollo Pro, Qiewa QPower, and Weped GT 50E.
The Max G30LP includes a hand lever on the left handlebar that operates both the rear electronic brake and the front drum brake, just like the original Max. With a backup brake system in case one fails, this is a great dual braking option for a midrange commuter. Additionally, drum brakes are totally enclosed, which lessens the risk of damage (and easier for new riders to maintain).
Riders may be concerned about falling over the handlebars because the drum brake is on the front wheel. Although we did not encounter this problem when applying the brakes at a high speed, we still advise maintaining an active riding position (sitting back and shifting your weight away from the back wheel) for improved braking
The 25.4-centimeter tubeless pneumatic, pre-slimed tyres on the Max G30LP are effective at damping.
Segway refers to their tyres as “self-healing,” which implies they are pre-slimed for simpler upkeep. In order to prevent flats, tyre slime can be placed inside air-filled tyres. Because the slime filled the hole before the tyre went flat, you might not even notice that your tyre was punctured with pre-slimed tyres. Additionally, you won’t need to change inner tubes because the G30LP features tubeless tyres.
The Max G30LP has an average-sized deck with a grippy, rubber-covered surface that measures 43.9 cm long by 17.1 cm broad, providing enough space for most riders to stand comfortably.
Its ground clearance is 7.6 cm. For taller riders, the deck-to-handlebar height of 102.1 cm may be a tad low.
A centred LED display, texturized, rounded rubber handgrips, a twist bell and brake on the left handlebar, and a rubberized thumb throttle are all that the Max G30LP’s cockpit has to offer. The throttle and brake lever are both simple to use and placed in rather ergonomic places.
One push and the fundamentals are provided on the simple-to-read display (speed, battery, riding mode). In contrast to most other electric scooters, the Max G30LP’s display lets you see the real percentage of energy (even while it is charging), so you always know how much juice you have left.
A spring-loaded metal hook that, when folded, fastens to the fender is located to the right of the display. The cockpit is quite tidy and complete, just like the build, and the few cables are neatly routed into the stem.
Controls & Display:
The centre of the handlebar has a lovely LED digital dashboard that shows your current speed in kilometres per hour or miles per hour, selected speed mode, remaining battery life, whether or not your LED headlight is on, and whether or not your e-scooter is linked to the Segway-Ninebot app.
IPX5 water resistance grade. It can therefore withstand low-pressure water jet spray very fine, albeit it cannot exactly withstand inundation. This implies that even if you get trapped on it in light to moderate rain, it will still be able to function.
Segway is renowned for its exceptional quality control and infrequent manufacturing flaws. If purchased from an authorised dealer, the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP comes with a 12-month warranty.
On steep hills, it didn’t exactly live up to expectations, but on softer slopes, I haven’t had any problems.
let you know when your engine is overheated or when your e-scooter requires servicing.
Specification: Ninebot MAX G30LP Review