Ninebot Segway Max G30

Segways answer to the Xiaomi Pro – does it pass with flying colours?

Segway Max

Range, speed, durability – the Max has it all.

Ninebot Segway Max G30 Electric Scooter Description

 

The Ninebot Segway Max was always meant to be the Segway answer to Xioami’s Pro model of electric scooter, but for no massive reason, the release of the scooter did not have the same impact.

Perhaps the delay in release date didn’t help. Perhaps the fact that the scooter was originally designed for the rental market and not the retail market doesn’t help. Or perhaps the higher price tag just puts it out of mainstream accessibility? Some clever marketing person somewhere will be able to give me some theories on this, but having ridden this scooter extensively, I’m here to tell you – this is an amazing model of electric scooter.

 

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Our Rating

If you have the budget, and the muscles, get this scooter.

“I loved this scooter without developing a …passion for it. What this really means is I find it hard to fault it, but it also didn’t set my World alight. It does nothing wrong, but nor does it do anything spectacular. It doesn’t have the great looks of the Unagi, or the acceleration of the Boosted Rev, but it does have all the specs that should be impiortant such as range and speed, and perhaps most importantly, it feels safe and robiust to ride. Just one word of caution, it’s heavy – if you don’t have Popeye muscles and you need to carry your scooter, this may not be right for you.” – Fern McCoy, Which Electric Scooter

Ninebot Segway Max Media

The Xiaomi M365 is one of those e-scooters you need to see to appreciate it. It looks so much better in real life than it does from a picture, but luckily, we’ve got pictures and videos to wet your appetite.  See our collection below.

Pro’s and Con’s

We test rode the Segway Max for 8 days and completed well over 150km on it. We managed to get a pretty decent idea of the good, the bad and the ugly of this scooter in that time – enjoy :

Pros

Long range ( 40 miles )

Water resistant – IPX5

Robust and resilient

Tubeless pneumatic tyres ( no punctures!! )

Cons

Heavy to carry

Struggles with hills

Frame doesn’t feel robust

Struggles with heavier ( +80kg ) riders

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Ninebot Segway Max Specifications

Every electric scooter on the market has different specifications, and much like buying a car, some of the specifications will be important and some less so, depending on what you’re looking for from your scooter.
We’ve listed the most important specs below along with a summary of what the spec actually means.

Range per charge: 40 Miles

Motor power: 250 Watts

Max rider weight: 100 Kg’s

Top Speed: 17 mph 

Range per charge: 15 miles

Range per charge: 15 miles

Range per charge: 15 miles

Range per charge: 15 miles

Range per charge: 15 miles

Range per charge: 15 miles

The Xiaomi M365 is over specced for the price it retails at. Other electric scooters with similar specifications tend to cost etween £100 – £200 more than the M365. It’s a very capable scooter for every day use, it just doesn’t have anything about it that would make it a specialist scooter or stand out from the crowd.

Its range, rider max weight and top speeds are all average, and it is perhaps this word that sums up the Xiaomi M365 most aptly – it is a really good average scooter. It’s almost the benchmark to judge other scooters by. You probably wouldn’t want to buy a scooter that has lower specs than the M365, but equally, if you’re going to buy something more expensive and with more performance, be really sure what that extra performance needs to be.

Best Deals on Ninebot Segway Max Electric Scooter

Hopefully our review had helped you decide if the Segway Max is the right electric scooter for your needs. Now the fun part – buying one. Luckily, we can help with this as well. We scour the internet everyday looking for the best prices from the most reputable electric scooter shops – below you’ll find thee top 4 stores to buy the Segway Max based on Price, Credibility, Delivery and After Sales Service.

You can see a full review of all the electric stores we feature here : Electric Scooteer Shops Reviewed.

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Our expert opinion on the Xiaomi M365

The Xiaomi M365 was my first ever electric scooter so I guess I have a soft spot for it. It’s a nice ride, you get the excitement of an electric scooter, it reaches a reasonable speed and most importantly, it feels safe.

In terms of what’s not so enjoyable about it, it does struggle with hills of even a slight incline, and compared to its superior relative, the Xiaomi Pro, it does feel a little fragile.

However, as I’ve mentioned several times in this review, for the price, you’re getting a decent piece of kit, and if you’re unsure if  an electric scooter is thee right mode of transport for you, it’s a great place to start.

It’s light enough at 12.5 kg to carry, there’s plenty of accessories available for it and the headlight and brake light means you can use this for more than just Summer evenings to and from the train station.

The pneumatic wheels give a smooth ride over most everyday bumps, but beware of getting a puncture – changing the tyres can be a task that takes hours even for the most qualified mechanic. Our top tip is to use the tyre slime like weldtite to protect yourself.

Pricewise, at the time of writing, you can get a brand new UK model for £298.99, down from £398.99 about a year ago. Second hand models go for around £230 in good condition.

With more electric scooters being released in 2020, expect this price to dilute further by 2021.