Segway S MAX Review

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The Ninebot S Max, a new version of Segway-self-balancing Ninebot’s electric scooter, has officially gone on sale in North America.
The Ninebot S Max, unlike traditional electric scooters like the Bird and Lime, has a hoverboard-style parallel wheel configuration.
Ninebot’s prior version of the scooter had a middle pillar that stopped just short of the rider’s knees. To control steering, riders pushed their legs against the pillar.
This is how the new Ninebot S Max can be controlled, but it also has an extensible pillar with a steering wheel. The steering wheel does not actually turn; instead, it looks to be leaned left and right, as if it were a control column or yoke.
The revised design is expected to enhance comfort.

Summary

It takes something distinctive to stand out in a world when electric scooters are practically ubiquitous. Many of the electric kick-scooter-style scooters you see for hire in metropolitan areas are made by Ninebot, a scooter manufacturer that has been around for a while. Since Segway has been around longer, its original “Personal Transporter,” which most of us are familiar with, made significant waves in 2002. Since Segway and Ninebot combined a few years ago, their child has added a number of scooters with Segway styling to complement Ninebot’s more conventional scooter selection. As an improved version of the Segway Ninebot S, the Segway Ninebot S MAX has a number of differences from the non-max version. A self-balancing personal electric scooter, the Segway Ninebot S MAX. It has a remarkable range and replaces the knee-steering they used on their previous versions with handle-based steering. Light taps on the handlebars spin the scooter horizontally, and pushing or pulling the scooter forward or backward or leaning your body will accelerate and decelerate it.

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Performance Overview:

I had a clear first stop in mind because there was a Target store approximately a mile and a half from my house. I’ve used the rental scooters available in my area to travel to this specific Target previously, but those prior journeys had been incredibly choppy and uncomfortable. The Segway Ninebot S MAX was undoubtedly an improvement over a typical kick-scooter since its bigger wheels were more better at absorbing sidewalk cracks and uneven bumps than its smaller-wheeled counterpart. Additionally, it was much simpler to remain upright the entire journey as opposed to sideways with one foot in front of the other.

Once I got to Target, locking up the scooter was more difficult than locking up a bike because there aren’t any clear places to pass a locking cable or bar. However, I just wrapped the lock as many times as I could around the scooter’s base and then around the bike rack, as instructed in the handbook by Segway. Although it didn’t feel as secure as looping through a bike frame, the scooter would at least need some laborious maneuvering on the part of a burglar to try to remove it. Observe the kickstand in the preceding image as well; it enables the scooter to rest upright.

Being on a scooter while standing does make you broader than a kick-scooter, and some states and towns have different rules on whether scooters may be used on sidewalks, in bike lanes, or on the side of the road. Be careful to verify these rules before using a scooter in your area. If you’re using a sidewalk, you’ll probably take up the full sidewalk, making it risky to cross paths with other bikes, scooters, or pedestrians.

Speed & Acceleration:

Even on the highest settings, the pace is a little slower than I would have liked. Although 12 mph is slower than the maximum speed of most rental kick scooters, it is still substantially faster than walking, making lengthier trips take longer. The scooter also enforces the “speed limit” in an odd way, leaning backward if it is going too fast. When you exceed the speed limit, pushing the handlebars forward has the effect of tilting your entire body backward. The first few times this happened, I thought the scooter was going to fall backward until I fell off. After a few days of riding, I grew accustomed to the little tilting backward.

Hill Climbing:

The scooter handles slopes well up to the recommended limit of 15 degrees, but if you’re in a mountainous region, your range will suffer significantly.

Battery & Range:

the power button, as well as the battery condition. You have to bend somewhat forward when riding to observe the battery level, so I imagine that bikes with removable handlebars couldn’t have these features. Fortunately, the lengthy range means that, unless you forget to charge it or are going fairly far, you won’t have to worry about it much.

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Motor Configuration:

The toughest thing to master was how to cross over little bumps like the driveway-to-road transition or on and off sidewalk ramps since the 500W/2400W peak twin motors perform a superb job of auto balancing when a rider is standing on it. Your brain and body anticipate falling forward when a little impediment is met, yet the scooter itself simply maintains its place during such transitions. This makes the majority of the learning curve look like it was also a mental game.

Construction & Quality:

Although the outward body is almost entirely made of plastic, the handlebar internals are made of metal, and the scooter base is clearly well-made. The wheels are of the usual solid rubber/plastic design seen in electric scooters. In exchange for the lack of some of the shock absorption that air-filled tyres would provide, solid wheels like these provide wheels that will never go flat; it would take significant damage to stop these wheels from rolling.

Ride Quality:

The trips had been uncomfortable and quite rough. The Segway Ninebot S MAX was undoubtedly an improvement over a typical kick-scooter since its bigger wheels were more better at absorbing sidewalk cracks and uneven bumps than its smaller-wheeled counterpart. Additionally, it was much simpler to remain upright the entire journey as opposed to sideways with one foot in front of the other.

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Lights:

You can learn how to ride the Ninebot S MAX safely, modify the rear LED lights, change the speed settings, lock the S MAX, check the battery life and mileage, get firmware updates, and more with the Segway-Ninebot App!

Tyres:

In exchange for the lack of some of the shock absorption that air-filled tyres would provide, solid wheels like these provide wheels that would never run flat; it would take significant damage to stop these wheels from rolling.

Deck:

Lighting can also be modified (headlights and RGB lights that glow from under the scooter deck). Although you can’t really see it yourself because it is just for the benefit of others, the under-deck lights was a delightful addition.

Water Resistance:

effectively shielded by a rubber stopper and a plastic flip cover. The entire scooter is IP54 certified, which means it has a minimal level of water and dust protection (you’ll still want to seek shelter if things get really crazy, though). In relation to the scooter’s front:

Warranty:

How a business handles its customers when anything goes wrong with its product is a crucial component of customer happiness. We posed the questions, “What could go wrong with a board?,” and “What would be the simplest remedy to these theoretical problems?” in order to examine this element of hoverboard ownership. We started by determining the methods of contact that the business offers to its clients. Following that, we utilized these contacts, noting the response time and if it solved our problem. In their email answer to our made-up issue, Segway proved to be prompt and helpful. The guarantee for the Ninebot S, which is only defined as limited, didn’t exactly win us over. No more information could be located, leaving us to make an assumption.

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Maintenance:

The steering column, which isn’t adjustable and requires one to push their knees together to start turns, is the major target of our complaint. If you’re tall, the steering column may irritate your inner leg, causing testers to experience everything from minor irritation to severe pain. However, if you don’t find this to be a problem, this is a great, albeit pricey, commuting alternative.

Specification: Segway S MAX Review

Type
Brand

Segway

Suitable For

Adults

Performance
Motor

2400 W

Max Speed

12.4 mph

Range

23.6 Miles

Charge Time

3 hours

Single-Charge Mileage

23.6 Miles

Suspension

Braking System

Tyres

hollow solid tire

Battery

432 Wh

Hill Climbing

15%

Design
Scooter Weight

50.3 lbs

Max Load

187 lbs

Lighting

Headlight

Product Material

‎Metal, plasctic and rubber

Water Resistance

IP54

Extra features

Artificial intelligence learning

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  1. Cameron

    The scooter has two settings so you may travel quicker if you’re practising a sport. Overall, we are quite satisfied.

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  2. Bronson

    fantastic scooter Ideal for getting around, visiting the sights, and short commutes.

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  3. Joshua

    They are fast and sturdy. The auto-cruise control is also a nice feature. Range so far is excellent. I cannot speak to longevity of the battery as we have only had these a month at the time of this review.

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