Best scooters & equipment according to redditors

We found 399 Reddit comments discussing the best scooters & equipment. We ranked the 200 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Scooters & Equipment:

u/TheGreatZarquon · 73 pointsr/nostalgia

>little wheeled carts

You mean these things?

u/HotCrockets · 61 pointsr/Animemes

Razor Crazy Cart XL

You can probably do it cheaper tho if you find a used one.

u/lordnikkon · 37 pointsr/sanfrancisco

because Xiaomi just flooded the market with these new scooters and 3 different companies started buying them up and slapping their logo on them. You can buy those scooters on amazon for $500

This scooter only came out at the beginning of the year and it is the first electric scooter to be imported to the US in mass numbers

u/InactiveShooter_ · 35 pointsr/videos

$700. We'll both keep hurting, I guess.

u/NDoilworker · 26 pointsr/sanfrancisco

I'm a fan. You can buy one yourself for 500$ apparently the company was trying to keep the manufacturer a secret but here it is:

u/SilfenPath · 20 pointsr/Atlanta
u/atlblaze · 18 pointsr/Atlanta

Not really a rumor, that is what the original Birds were, and many still are.

They've also rolled out new scooters designed by Segway, instead of Xiaomi. Seems like the plan is for these to eventually replace the Xiaomi ones.

They are similar to this:

u/Limeslice4r64 · 12 pointsr/nottheonion

Here's an Amazon link. Probably mobile sorry fellas.

u/fratdaddyZC · 10 pointsr/nashville

You can get the Chinese Spyware version on amazon for cheaper. I've considered doing the same thing, but I worry about all of the dumbasses who will vandalize it either accidentally or intentionally

u/schoj · 10 pointsr/airsoft

Then go ahead and order one of these with it OP.

u/ehmuidifici · 10 pointsr/brasilivre

> rapando todos os patinetes estacionados

Em local irregular (de acordo com a lei).

Só que a maneira que eles estão recolhendo é bizarra: frequentemente eles pegam o patinete e arremessam para dentro de uma caçamba de caminhão, de qualquer jeito. Porque o patinete só destrava via aplicativo.

Imagine um veículo como este sendo arremessado como se fosse um saco de areia.

No Twitter tem alguns vídeos mostrando essas remoções. Muito diferente das mostradas nos telejornais, diga-se de passagem.

Com isso, o patinete acaba sofrendo avarias severas, ficando quase que inutilizado.

A empresa responsável pelos patinetes estima uma perda de 400 patinetes. Supondo que eles custaram cerca de R$ 1800 talqueis...

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Honestly, get an M365 like 90% of us on here. It's a solid scooter, lightweight, foldable, and cheap. You can always upgrade, but it checks all the boxes for most of us. There are certainly faster scooters with better range. But for the price, I don't think it's worth it. I love how light the M365 is and you simply don't get additional range without additional weight/battery. If someone can point me to something that rivals the M365 at that pricepoint, I'm all ears.

u/LinkWithCoffee · 9 pointsr/ufl

I purchased my electric scooter (first paycheck) at the start of Summer 2018, and before that, was that guy on a kick scooter. The climate for electric scooters on campus went from what I could tell was me and another dude I saw once every month, to now seeing at least 3 every day.

I fear that what was once mild amusement to people now will become hatred when millions are everywhere and half the people scooting around purchased one have no idea what common courtesy is and attempt scootihicular pedestrianslaughter on the sidewalks, souring public opinion. Worrying premonitions aside, I can not say enough about how much I love my scooter to get around. It's the perfect combination of vehicle, where you don't have to worry about storing it like a bike, or if you never gained the magical skills to not die on a longboard/skateboard, a pretty easy to use ride. I use mine everyday and it does a good job. If you can use a longboard/skateboard those are very good options for pretty cheap human propelled transportation that are very popular, although I'll always have a soft spot for the A5 Lux Kick Scooter I used to roll around with. Brakes are neat, yo!

As for which scooter to get, I'm not up with the scooter times, but I use the Segway ES1 I purchased at Sam's Club for $350. Judging by the fact I've never actually seen another one of those out on campus (If you see a dude on one of these, probably wearing flip-flops, feel free to wave hello, say hi, and not hate me, I try to be as courteous as possible to other pedestrians/cyclists!), gonna go out on a limb and say they are no longer for sale at Sam's Club. However what I have seen on campus are the Xiaomi Mi or maybe this go trax thing. Can't speak for those at all, but they sure are popular.

The electric scooter market is pretty cheap, with the prices being low, but with the quality being low as well. There was literally like two options when I got mine, with the one I did get being sold off on clearance, but now with the explosion in this segment, the skies the limit, maybe.

Overall, the utility of an electric scooter is a great value for what they cost, and I'd happily answer any questions you've got. Also, yes I am a bit of a electric scooter nut/loser, if this thesis of a post is anything to go by.

u/maximusthered · 9 pointsr/washingtondc

99% sure they’re the same model, which was also available on Amazon for $500 a while back before they sold out

Edit: looks like they’re back on Amazon for $600 now:

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/spacecaseface · 9 pointsr/DumpsterDiving

I use the Might D Light- It is bright, magnetic, and rechargeable with a phone usb charger.

I always bring garbage bags, reusable shopping bags, paper towels, wipes, copious amounts of hand sanitizer, and I bring a step ladder with me. I am 5'5 but I cannot climb easily into some of the taller dumpsters. I keep a gallon of water and a first aid kit in the event of cuts. (you will want to clean it out right away). Much of this could be condensed into a backpack too.

Not knowing where you live, I really cannot say what stores would be best. Just gotta keep at it. You will eventually hit a jackpot. I literally check pretty much every dumpster I come across.. haha.

u/TelescopeFeed · 8 pointsr/Parenting

Just do normal stuff but at 1/10th speed so she can help. And read to her bunches and lots. And don't be a Disneyland dad. And get a scooter for her and one for yourself and go for a scoot.

u/Spooky_Ghost · 7 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding
u/JoshPastnerIsMyDad · 7 pointsr/Atlanta

I think scooter skill and etiquette will improve with time. You still have a lot of people riding them for the first time to try them out.

Side note, does anyone have one of these and know how to lock them to bike racks? I'm passively interested in one but the inability to lock them seems devastating.

u/broserotops · 7 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I noticed that too on Amazon. I checked the price history using camelcamelcamel and you can see that they periodically jack the price way up for a short amount of time and then slam it back down. I've noticed some price creep like this before on amz but nothing with such huge changes.

I think if you wait a short while it'll go back down.

u/atomicmikecane · 6 pointsr/ElectricScooters

The eScooter has been identified by a mod at the electric skateboards sub. I've independently confirmed his id. This crap eScooter:

u/city312 · 6 pointsr/teslamotors

I store a Ninebot Segway ES2 in my trunk:

u/AmigAtari · 6 pointsr/funny
u/solak9000 · 5 pointsr/Harvard

I just finished my freshman year and I'd recommend getting a Razor scooter. This is the type that I (and most other scooter riders on campus) own. It's not too expensive, although I got mine used from someone in Cambridge on Craigslist (not a bad idea to try looking). The thing with biking is that for the paths of most of the places you'll be going to/from freshman year, you either won't be allowed to bike or it will be inconvenient to do so. There's also the problem of theft that others have mentioned. With a scooter, you can easily carry it around (and put it in the back corner of lecture halls and stuff), and you'll be able to traverse sidewalks, yard pathways, as well as bike lanes.

u/kubed_zero · 4 pointsr/sanfrancisco
u/gmazzola · 4 pointsr/flying

I just got back from a month-long camping trip from San Francisco to Alaska. In addition to 150 pounds of camping gear, I carried two folding bikes in a Cessna 172. I removed the rear seats to allow for more cargo space.

I own a Schwinn 20-inch bike and a Dahon Vitesse bike. The Dahon fits nicely in the baggage compartment, though I had to remove its luggage rack to get it through the baggage door. The Schwinn takes some maneuvering, but I was able to load it through the front doors.

It was a little unpleasant to unpack and repack the airplane -- it took about an hour each time, given how much gear I had. But oh man, the folding bikes were invaluable.

If your on-the-ground distances are smaller, and the roads are paved well, I would consider carrying a Razor scooter instead of a folding bike. It doesn't travel as fast, and there's no shock absorbers so your wrists will get tired, but it's about the easiest and most portable ground transportation I own.

u/Inanimate-Sensation · 4 pointsr/indieheads

They look like this

You download an app and it's like 15 cents mile or something. But they are everywhere downtown. Thousands littered all on sidewalks. It's crazy.

u/peanutbudder · 4 pointsr/nostalgia

They're called scooter boards and you can buy them on Amazon.

u/username868 · 4 pointsr/vancouver

Not sure if this is the one you’re looking for but when it was in stock I think it was like $600?

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/Iceman741 · 4 pointsr/subaru

For those wondering on technique (/u/WYLD-STALLYNS and /u/spyrolll so far):

I used several exposures at 30 seconds each -- I used a camera with manual control for this. By slowly walking around the car during each shot with one of these, the light blended together into an evenly-lit shot.

Don't despair if that light scares you off in terms of price. A good LED worklight like this one can do the job almost as well.

The car was lit with a single shot -- I walked slowly from left to right, around 25 seconds, to light the whole car. It's good to follow the car's bodylines so the light is even.

After that, I took two 30 second shots of the snowbank behind -- waving the light first to the left, then right.

Finally, I combined them in Photoshop. I layered all of the shots on top of one another, and used layer masking.

Finally, I cropped out some garbage and cloned out some specks of light that came from nearby streetlamps. It's not perfect, by any means. Still fun.

PM me for more info if you'd like!

edit: this super quick video by Andrew Link (one of the kings of this method) also helps:

u/stairmast0r · 4 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I'm guessing you're in the US since you're referencing FFR. What's your current scooter? I don't normally join circlejerks, but the Xiaomi M365 is a pretty good value and it's below your budget at $379 right now on Amazon. Pneumatic tires will provide better grip and ride quality than solid tires, and if you keep the pressure up high enough (depends on your weight, but around 50 PSI), flats are not that big of an issue. The stem wobble is also better in recently produced units, and if it ever gets bad you can buy cheap rubber dampers to tighten it back up.

u/iamkenthomas · 4 pointsr/Sacramento
u/ShakataGaNai · 4 pointsr/ElectricScooters

eScooters are an up & coming market. Supply & Demand will go wild. The Gotrax GXL has been listed on Amazon from $399 to $535, over the last 6 months according to camelcamelcamel. It's currently the cheapest it's been. As they gain more popularity and more people show interest and buy them, more people are willing to build a business around them (be it manufacturing, distribution, retail, etc). More demand causes more supply. More supply typically means lower prices in the long run. etc.

However, eScooters also fall under "high tech" heading (if you ask me). So waiting will ALWAYS have something newer/better/faster/cheaper coming out. But the premium units are probably always going to be at a premium price point.

So I'd recommend: You decide if it'll bring you value now, or you can afford to wait till later.

u/fakedbatman · 3 pointsr/ElectricScooters
u/bluefootedpig · 3 pointsr/oakland

I have owned 3, GOTRAX is about 300 on amazon and a solid one. I got a ninebot and really the only better thing is solid tires do I don't have to keep pumping up the tires.

I daily commute 3 miles outside bart, I could need to refill tires about one a week, sometimes twice.

u/dapezboy · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

Hey, I own and ride a scooter to work nearly every day. I love it.

As for the laws, I think most people have this covered in the other comments. As for recommendations, I have ridden the GOTRAX Scooter details on amazon ( - I'd rate this as "good Chinese crap". It's not amazing, it'll last MAYBE two years, and then the battery and motor will start to degrade.

I currently am riding a Minimotors Speedway Mini 4 Pro (, which is significantly heavier (30lbs), but I ride it nearly 10 miles each way, to and from work, and still get home with roughly 50% battery. It ships with a limiting wire that makes it only go 15mph but it easily can go 28-30 if you unplug it.

If you have any questions feel free to shoot them my way.

u/robertgfthomas · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

Might want to consider getting a kick scooter. I just bought this one and on Friday rode it all the way from Bethesda to the Roosevelt Memorial via the Capital Crescent Trail, and then all over the city.

I like scooters because they're easier to use than bikes, safer, and infinitely more portable. You always have one foot close to the ground so the likelihood of wiping out is extremely small. You can push off the ground with your kicking foot and easily go over curbs and other obstacles with barely a pause. Razor scooters fold up almost instantly so you can carry them on the Metro and stash them anyplace in an office. Plus, they're much cheaper and easier to maintain than a bike.

Of course they don't go as fast as a bike, but I can easily go at least twice as fast as jogging speed with hardly any work.

u/EUmd · 3 pointsr/UMD

Why not just buy an electric scooter at that cost? $420 for the same model.

u/Santos_Dumont · 3 pointsr/flying

I bought an electric scooter with extended battery and put it in the plane. It goes 15mph and can go for 30 miles.

u/Quisenburg · 3 pointsr/Truckers
u/ttd_76 · 3 pointsr/rva

I haven't done a thorough product research and I have not ridden an electric scooter for more than 5 minutes. So I do not have the qualifications or experience to actually make a recommendation:

But here's the cheap option, and I have seen a bunch of these around town:

And here's the luxury option, which I have never seen but is always talked about as being awesome:

TBF, I don't think they are death traps if ridden with a helmet, and operated in a safe manner by someone with a little practice and who stays aware of traffic.

u/BonesIIX · 3 pointsr/boston

I have the same scooter that Bird uses and use it for daily commute. If you're not overweight (275+) you should be fine on slight hills and such.

I am above that weight limit and still have enough juice to do about 5 miles daily on a single charge.

I use it to get from Rosi village to Forest Hills and then the reverse commute is North Station to South Station and then Forest Hills to home.

It feels much safer and more comfortable riding in bike lanes than sidewalks, cars are not much of an issue I've found, traffic is usually slower than me eve ant 15-16.5mph

The biggest issue is fixing a patch if you pop a tire. Just take the wheel to a bike shop with a new inner tube (they sell thicker ones on amazon too) - costs about $15 to fix a flat. The reason I dont say DIY is cause it's a fucking PAIN to get the tire back on.

All in all, I love how it's modified my commute. I have done the full North Station to Roslindale commute (9mi in about 55min) went from full charge to 20%, but again, I'm a big guy so you have to think about that when considering distance. 3 miles you should be able to do in 20-25min no problem.

u/vikramdesh1 · 3 pointsr/washingtondc
u/thatsmytrunks · 3 pointsr/sanantonio

I ended up buying one of the models that Bird uses (M365 here) and have been in love with it. I use it as my main source of transportation now, and it gets me anywhere I need to go in the city.

I think with time the Public opinion on these will change as they're so much cheaper and energy efficient than cars for small trips.

u/Spamdini3 · 3 pointsr/ucla

If you're willing to carry it around, a midsize scooter is both faster and more maneuverable than a skateboard or longboard. I use one of these and can get from Rieber Terrace to La Kretz in about 10 minutes. The downhill speed when compared to a board is much higher since you can break much later.


Have one of these

I can stand straight and hold the bars. They're lower than the xootr would be but it's ok.

What do you weigh? I'm 224lbs (weight limit is 220) and it's been fine, and I clear 10mph and hit bumps n all. If you're big another one might be better tho.

U/semiviolentchild 's point is well taken. Can't have any shame and use it.

u/djscsi · 2 pointsr/gadgets

What are the criteria? Has to have a hook and be able to stand up? Do you need rechargeable?

Here's one for $22 that does basically what the snap-on one does although it might not be as stable.

And this kinda ridiculous looking but well-reviewed folding light for $30.

edit: try this Amazon search to get an idea of some of the stuff that's out there

u/spartysteve98 · 2 pointsr/msu

I have this one because at the time of purchase the Xiaomi could only be found for $600 on aliexpress (it was sketchy + long wait time) whereas I could buy this Glion on amazon that is american made and comes with a 1 year warranty and have it shipped in 2 days. The Glion is great because it folds up nicely and it can stand up straight as well as it’s impossible to get a flat tire. I’ve read that flats on the Xiaomi are a nightmare to change. If I had to do it over and purchase one right now I would get the Xiaomi though especially since it’s only $400 on Amazon.

u/requiem_mn · 2 pointsr/electricvehicles

Finally, something I can contribute to here. I recently bought Xiami M365 e-scooter (cost me 425€, here is Amazon link, not how I bought it). I think I have it for a month or two. I logged around 270 km so far. I use it from home to train station, then I use train to city I work in, and then from train station to work. Its something like 2.5 km in each city in each direction. Advantage is that it is relatively light and compact (12.5 kg and the handle folds). It goes up to 25 kmh, battery is specified as making 30 km if you are 75 kg person. It can only carry one person of up to 100 kg, but I believe that even heavier person can use it, especially if you change type of tires.

Now, my impressions, it is perfect for me. I can bring it both to my office, and to my apartment (elevator not working, still not too much hustle). I can bring charger with me anywhere to add some extra mileage from it. It can be stored in car trunk (I was able to put it in trunk of Opel Corsa D, rather small car), thou I would avoid this if it is too hot and sunny outside. It is on a cheaper side, so it does have some problems, but nothing too serious, especially if you are familiar with bikes (changing of tire and staff like that).

Also, now, my whole daily is electrified in a country that usually has 55% electricity generation from renewables, which is nice.

Video that I found to be fair review is this one.

Since I'm guessing you are from states, here are some conversions:

12.5 kg = 27.5 lbs

75 kg = 165 lbs

100 kg = 220 lbs

2.5 km = 1.5 mile

25 kmh = 15.5 mph

30 km = 18.5 miles

425 € = 480 $

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

u/vdek · 2 pointsr/bayarea

Get an electric bike or scooter.

Go from your apartment to Caltrain(5 minutes).

Get off at Sunnyvale (10-15 minutes depending on which train you catch).

Scoot to Moffett (10 minutes).

Grab one of these or an ebike

u/happyjared · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/safebrowseatwork · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

Grab a jump bike.

Although given that you’d have a bike lanes the whole way, the scooter can work and the Xiaomi M365 that bird used in gen 1 scooters is only $350 on Amazon.

u/Fiftydollarvolvo · 2 pointsr/Wellthatsucks
u/Ruleryak · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

"tag=slicinc-20" in the link you posted means someone gets a commission every time someone follows that link and purchases that product. Using a link in that format is a bannable offense here. Assuming this was an honest mistake - bear in mind that in the future you want to chop off everything from the question mark onward in the URL to be allowed to share it here. In this case it would just be:

u/jojobeans22 · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

I got some cheap lights. I don't ride a ton at night and I don't ride in the street so I wasn't super worried about visibility. Here is a link.

u/Venasaura · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/KGB420 · 2 pointsr/LimeBike
u/catman723 · 2 pointsr/okeechobeemusicfest
u/Eurynom0s · 2 pointsr/nyc

You can also buy your own electric scooter (presumably a little easier to ride because of the handlebars), but they're illegal in New York so I don't know how much grief you'd wind up getting from NYPD for riding one.

u/artsrc · 2 pointsr/australia

Impressive answer, thank you. I agree that nothing is a forgone conclusion and the existing players have some advantages.

My understanding of the Kodak story is not as positive. More like this:

In some ways I like other answers to the electric world with different form factors like this:

or this:

u/Goofymango · 2 pointsr/ucla

I'm not sure if you are only looking for bikes, but if not, skateboards and scooters are also widely popular on campus.

These kinds of scooters are really popular. The ones with big wheels like this.

Penny boards and long boards and normal skateboards are really popular.

The nice thing about the scooters and skateboards is, around campus, things can get pretty crowded in some places and its easier to navigate the crowds on these smaller vehicles. Also, our campus is really hilly, and skateboards and scooters are easier to take up stairs.

Note though, I don't have experience riding a bike around campus, I ride a pennyboard so I don't know what people's experiences are with bikes.

u/chuyskywalker · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

What the fuck? An m365 for $1,000? Get outta here with that shit.

Here's a REAL offer, damn.

u/Carpe_DMT · 2 pointsr/videos

I agree, as a fellow pedant this is not a traditional go-kart. In fact I struggled with every word of this title in that none of them are technically accurate. "Man" (child) "Expertly"(who knows) "Drifts" (spins) "Go-Kart" ([this but bigger and with a motor] ( "around"(through, maybe) "Office" (if this is what flies for an office these days then I'm quitting my job).

Still, the video needed a catchy, simple, descriptive title, and all of those words were the best that fit after much deliberation.

u/nofear220 · 2 pointsr/videos

You can safely bet the XL barely costs much more to manufacture, but they want to try and cash in big on the adult market. I remember when the original kid-size only product was released and there was a crazy amount of support for an adult sized version on every video comment section.

This adult version will probably be a failed product because the $700 USD price point is simply too high for most people to justify when the slightly smaller version is less than half the price. Did I mention it costs over $1600 in Canada?

u/PieceOfShoe · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Then flash your scooter as a m365 pro. It wont be one but it will be faster and have three speed modes and speedometer will work. I can a bit over 18MPH on the flats now in mode 3. The acceleration is way better too.


u/johnnybags · 1 pointr/rva
u/15feet · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

m365 is 399$. Gotrax is like


idk nothing about them. take my advice with the grain of salt. check out the sticky like the other user suggested.

u/BigShibby · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

M365 on Amazon Canada for $579.99 Cad

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/OrionH · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing
u/m0nkeybl1tz · 1 pointr/WeAreTheFilmMakers

Might I recommend something like this? The only problem is that it may be too bright, so you might want to diffuse it a little.

u/GlassBoddle · 1 pointr/TikTokCringe
u/jscythe · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

This isn't going to end well.

For starters, America has a history of losing their shit over the dangers of electric vehicles. From the scaremongering surrounding "exploding" hoverboards to small towns banning cheap electric department store scooters , Americans see personal electric vehicles as a safety hazard. The only exceptions are golf carts and HoveRounds. Hell, even most of our golf carts are gas powered.

Americans also see electric bikes as low powered "man toys." There's a reason why most of the discussion surrounding e-bikes in the United States revolves around 3000w mountain bikes and trail rights. Electric mountain bikes are an annoying fad right now specifically because Americans see bicycles as toys and big boy toys are all about MOAR POWA!!!!

But even if you get around the inevitable public crackdown and American offroad motorsports obsession, you'll have to deal with the attitudes of the manufacturers themselves. Most of the new models of bikes have the batteries built directly into the frames. The models that don't do this rely on proprietary batteries that are incompatible with other manufacturer's bikes. It's like every e-bike company wants to make the iPhone of e-bikes by locking you into their ecosystem of hardware. The end result is that the bikes become obsolete in just a few years time.

This is all kind of a shame because I can see e-bikes as a way to significantly reduce our consumption of foreign oil. The time is right for e-bikes, but the cultural climate, both inside and outside of the industry, just isn't right for e-bikes to be anything but a sideshow attraction in the United States.

u/owlblackeverything · 1 pointr/Sacramento

I know you asked where you could find one locally, but all the ones I've seen people riding to work have been (I think) adult Razors like this or this one by a different brand.

u/K_17 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

This is what I purchased not sure

u/cynycal · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I was just looking at these tires and they mention a helpful video, FWIW. On a Minipro board one guy said something about using cheap mini bike tools and zip ties. That's all I got--hardly sage, but I mean well. :)

u/Killcraft69 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I seem to be very unlucky with my electric vehicles. I truley do ride them carefully, when I go over bigger bumps i kinda pull up so the tires dont take a big hit and I take smooth roads and stay on bike paths, I never ride it in the rain even though technically I could. I have had an es2 break on me, an acton blink quatro( A $1700 BOARD) break so consistently that it spent more time in SF getting fixed than in my possession. Luckily I am kind of a pain in the ass about getting refunds so I haven't taken a financial hit from these I do take a mental hit when I have to spend hours on the line with tech support and customer service. I just want something that won't break under very normal operating procedures. the m365 seems to be the right one cause there are so many people that own them. I did already purchase the X7 now just cause I need it for transport and the initial answer I got was meh. I'm taking a chance on this one mainly cause the specs are more what I am looking for. Also I would but the xaomi pro if it was on amazon. my es2 refund just came through and it was given as amazon credit which I requested cause it would mean zero processing time and I did need a new one asap. If you're curious I can let you know how it is in a few months or if this one breaks on me too. In that case I would just buy a xaomi once and for all. The current listing on amazon is very odd though It is sold by xaomi but the different buying options weirds me out

u/Hobbits_armpit · 1 pointr/cycling

> if motorists, cyclists, & scooter people knew & obeyed the laws of their own conveyance & respected those of the others', we'd be safe & content.

Can I have some of what you're on? Belgium might be run by sane people, but Australia certainly isn't, and I won't mention the current US administration, as transport is a state issue.

Obedience to laws only makes sense when the laws do.

The rules are frequently written by people who are only interested in pandering to the whims of large voting groups. And if that happens to result in the deaths of an "out" group, those large voting groups are perfectly OK with that. The laws in Australia, for example, with its shitty the bicycle infrastructure, will kill you if you follow the rules. This is why they are broken all the time. The infrastructure and to a smaller degree good social norms, are vastly more important.

Personally, I'm not a fan of electric scooters and I really loathe these sorry excuses for transport. I have come to the conclusion that I hate them not because they are particularly dangerous, but because they are just so amazingly uncool. Like someone wearing a a bright pink jacket and green velvet pants. It's not harming me, but, oh god, please, just... stop....

u/4br4c4d4br4 · 1 pointr/sanantonio

You could have posted the NON-SPAM direct link instead;

Though it's academic since it's NLA at the link.

u/meatspaces · 1 pointr/transit

It was a comment meant partly seriously (see my other comment about CH₄; I'd welcome a reputable source that says that CH₄ quantities in permafrost and below the oceans are actually in the "known" category and not in the "unknown" category), and partly as a tongue-in-cheek reminder that there's more at stake here than whether this single new transportation option proves viable or not.

I'd really like to read a study about the impact of scooters on existing transit systems but I'm sure it's still too early for that. At one point I considered getting one myself as there are some very compact models out there. Having one that I could fold up and take onto a bus would really increase the effective range of my city's bus system (for me, anyway). I don't ride the bus often, but having one similar to this -- which has the incredibly simple design advantage of an extendable handle for wheeling while folded -- would change that. I still think about it.

u/open_it_up · 1 pointr/DaveAndBusters

Compare it to the commercially available version of the Scooter that Bird uses.


Statement based on this:


They both have the same wattage motor and similar battery capacity (I think).


Bird does have larger wheels (8 inches, pneumatic, compared to 6 inch solid), so in ideal conditions, it's top speed is theoretically going to be slightly higher, but in practical use, they are going to operate similarly.


The Bird version is heavier. It has some functionality to reclaim some lost energy, so battery will likely last longer. It also has app functionality.


The Mi is $649, and the Voyager Ion is $200+.




u/danroxtar · 1 pointr/Eugene

Most Lime/Bird scooters are Xiaomi scooters! You can buy one off amazon

u/MicahToll · 1 pointr/ebikes

Could be a bit soon, though some companies have already started their black friday sales, like the popular Gotrax electric scooter that is on sale already for $399.

u/alison73757 · 1 pointr/birdcharger

I got mine on Amazon US with free prime shipping it's in stock now here for 599 US:

u/shitpostcastigator · 1 pointr/gadgets
u/RMCPhoto · 1 pointr/gadgets
u/kinda_a_rapist · 1 pointr/gadgets

Or just buy it for 500 now?

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/hamdmamd · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Here both are allowed in the bicycle lane. I think helmet (bicycle helmet) is mandatory. They're essentially electric mopeds.

Don't get me started on the electric scooters (these: )

u/ketchup155 · 1 pointr/MotoLA

here's a novel idea if you're only concerned about commuting around DTLA. You know those bird/lime scooters with a 15mph top speed?

Get this, you can buy your own one for $500 here. Cruising around on one of the through SM was almost as much fun as my motorcycle.

Other than that I agree with what the other guys said. Your issue isn't a motorcycle issue, it's a lack of ABS issue. If you get yourself a bike with ABS you can just grab a fistful or brake and it won't buck you off, no need to worry about the details.

u/Bose_Motile · 1 pointr/computertechs

Perhaps one of these.

u/SgtBaxter · 1 pointr/funny
u/beyondthetech · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Normally, the weight limit recommendation is directly related to the amount of power it will consume to move the scooter, so the battery usage and maximum range will be affected as a result of that. However, you also have to consider whether or not the frame can handle the additional weight.

That being said, I would more recommend a scooter that has a stronger frame, less welded parts, or just one that specifically states it can accommodate a higher weight limit.

That being said, the Glion Dolly has a max rider limit of 255 lbs. and the Uberscoot is at 265 lbs.

u/zerocoldx911 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Regular version, the pro as $1000


$650 + tax ~ $50

u/CZG408 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

If you want to ride in the night it’s probably best to have a helmet with built in lights like this one or a light for your current helmet like this one. A Strap clip with light would probably be helpful if wearing a backpack: strap clip light holder . Also some lights for the board like Shreadlights or Board Blazers.

u/SOOOHIGHNEEDAIRR · 1 pointr/ebikes

Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 miles long-range battery, Up to 15.5 mph, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight adult electric scooter (US Version with Warranty)

If you live in California they rent them for 10 an hour up in Venice Beach.

I'm happy with it

u/mattreyu · 1 pointr/pics

these have handles, but you can probably cut them off so you can be hardcore

u/nitefang · 1 pointr/pics

You know what I liked more than those? These things. I wonder if they make an adult version.

u/kubernutz · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I used this [solid tire ](OTBBA Solid Tire Replacement for... to replace my rear wheel after it was punctured. (Alternatively, you could buy a [solid wheel already on a rim](GAGAMO Wheel Hub and... and save yourself a lot of effort.)

I put some water in a pot on a stove and heated it until boiling, and poured it into a bucket with the tire in it.

I let it sit for 20 minutes and took it out. It should be warm but not too warm to handle. It may have some white marks like rubber stretching, and there'll be a rubber smell.

I ziptied through one of the tire's holes and through the wheel rim and tightened so they stayed together as I worked around the wheel. With a good amount of effort, I used these [tire irons](Dr.Roc Tire Spoon Lever Iron Tool... to put the the tire on the rim, not worrying about the tire properly seating in the rim. Once the tire is around the rim, use a closed pair of scissors to put through the tire holes and pry up to allow a tire iron scrape under and pull the tire to seat properly.

I did this only with my rear tire and haven't had tire problems since.

u/_-xXswagsenior69Xx-_ · 1 pointr/Scootering

No I'm pretty sure I'm in the right place.

Scooter like the one above, I am not talking about ones like this

If r/scooter does include those than I am sorry for the inconvenience, I just thought that one was more moped based

u/TiikaFiredancer · 1 pointr/UofT

Get a scooter, like one of these razor scooters on Amazon It'll make it a little faster, and it folds up. Last year I commuted on the TTC daily with it, and I took it into class and tucked it under my chair and had no complaints

u/DaMiTrOn · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Looks like it's still there for me. Are you guys in the US? Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter

u/PyroManiacxx · 1 pointr/videos
u/drdesignz · 1 pointr/rva
u/nomadspaceship · 1 pointr/Hawaii

Xiaomi officially entered the US market, and their distributor is Amazon. This is the literal exact model that Bird uses. You can buy directly now:

u/Fry_All_The_Chikin · 1 pointr/germanshepherds

Gotta get her a little scooter for her butt like this

u/at_work_now_ · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Pretty sure Bird and Scoot use this scooter from Xiaomi. I've been debating between buying this or a Boosted Board vs just Ubering it to my office from the Caltrain.

Lime I think makes their own scooter. Their scooter seriously sucks when it comes to handling bumps on the road.

u/the_master_debaterr · 1 pointr/rutgers

Have you seen anyone riding these My friends told me they are very popular in California, but I haven’t seen anyone riding these in Rutgers.

u/mercuric5i2 · 1 pointr/Austin

> I really wanted to ride one

you could always get your own

u/SmashedTX · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Upgrade to a Pro Clone dashboard. I didn't want to mount a phone to see my speed. $30 on Amazon (snip the coupon)....

And a ST-LINK programmer for $8 to flash the BLE:

Active code page: 1251
Open On-Chip Debugger 0.10.0 (2018-07-28) []
Licensed under GNU GPL v2
For bug reports, read
debug_level: 0
adapter speed: 100 kHz
target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0xc1000000 pc: 0x000006d0 msp: 0x000007c0
target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0xc1000000 pc: 0xfffffffe msp: 0xfffffffc
Programming Started
auto erase enabled
wrote 262144 bytes from file CODE_PRO in 51.636986s (4.958 KiB/s)
Programming Finished
Verify Started
target halted due to breakpoint, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0x61000000 pc: 0x2000002e msp: 0xfffffffc
verified 262144 bytes in 1.724835s (148.420 KiB/s)
Verified OK
target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0xc1000000 pc: 0x000006d0 msp: 0x000007c0
Programming Started
auto erase enabled
wrote 256 bytes from file UICR in 1.144035s (0.219 KiB/s)
Programming Finished
Verify Started
target halted due to breakpoint, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0x61000000 pc: 0x2000002e msp: 0x000007c0
verified 1024 bytes in 0.174977s (5.715 KiB/s)
Verified OK
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u/duckduck60053 · 1 pointr/gifs
u/Mr-Tiggo-Bitties · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters
u/Clutch_Johnson · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

You're right, that's what makes Reddit great - people can weigh in with their opinions and have a nice discussion on a variety of topics.

Where I take issue is when a user presents an opinion followed immediately by "don't listen to opinions that are different from mine." ("don't listen to the negative reviews")

In that case I WILL jump in because, like it or not, the data shows a very different picture and OP should read it before making a purchasing decision.

u/learbitrageur · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters
u/isometrixk · 0 pointsr/philadelphia

Yeah it's a kids' gym toy

u/peepeetchootchoo · 0 pointsr/croatia
u/joshua_phillips1983 · -2 pointsr/boostedboards

Board Blazers, The Original LED Underglow Lights for Skateboards, Longboards, Self Balancing Scooters & Kick Scooters