mercane widewheel scooter?

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Madyicstik   10 mW

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mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Madyicstik » Aug 26 2019 9:30am

need some honest none biased info. the wide wheels and the hill climb torque is what caught my attention. what do yoall think??

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Geneticallymodified » Aug 26 2019 10:06am

Following

Also looking for a hill focused lightweight folder. 365 just seems to be the best all rounder??

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by BreakAes » Aug 28 2019 6:26pm

I've read people like this scooter, although I think I'm going to go for one with pneumatic tires for ride comfort, and tire sealant to try to prevent flats. But spec-wise it seems pretty good for the price point, from what I've seen.

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Madyicstik » Aug 29 2019 7:44am

if they only sell wide penultimate tire to fit the mercane id buy this in a heartbeat

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by fechter » Aug 29 2019 7:59am

I had to Google it to see what it looks like
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That does look nice but I would be very wary of the square profile tires. My experience is those are terrible in tight corners where you lean enough to get on the edge. A more round profile is much better. Otherwise it looks good. It would be nice to know how well the suspension works.
"One test is worth a thousand opinions"

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Madyicstik » Aug 29 2019 9:51am

that was my concern too. i mean it has suspension but it has solid low profile tires. im thingking having a non suspension scooter with pneumatic tire has a better ride?

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Dalyjc » Sep 02 2019 3:13am

I've had mine for about 7 months. It's a pretty solid scooter for the most part. The issue of steering is really more a question of whether you are going for tight turns at speed; or are just cruising. The widewheel turns differently from most scooters where you usually just flick left or right by push-pull. You have to (depending on the degree and speed of turn) use your body to initiate and to balance/counterbalance. Honestly you will understand all you need to about how to sterr the WW within the first couple minutes.

I would definitely recommend the dual motor variant. You can still drop it into single motor mode should you wish. However like most, you will find the dual motor w/speedlimiter off is the only way to go.

Final comment:

Insofar as repairs; you will find procuring parts (oem) hit or miss. I am in the US and it's been hell getting a rear wheel and motor replacement. Not to mention expensive . For the most part you can get all the parts via AliExpress but even there it's $$'ish and shipping can take a couple weeks.

Only mention this because it's what I have been dealing with for 2 weeks. The WW is a solid and we'll engineered product. All it's sustems are pretty robust. The weakest link I would say is the motor controller . It's still far and away better then the es4 but ninebot Segway, or the m365. But if you do replace that, it will run about 140 (dual controller variant).

Oh. The headlight is by far the most underwhelming feature, but is easily remedied.

Make sure you don't accidentally buy a cloned WW. They look identical but that is the only similarity.

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Re: mercane widewheel scooter?

Post by Skaiwerd » Dec 17 2019 2:28pm

I had a warranty issue with mine out of the box. The front motor was making a humming sound about once a second then stoped, it never did rotate. The nice folks at fluidfree ride.com are sending me a new front wheeI motor, after sending them a video of the issue. They are the USA distributor.
I took the bottom cover off and tried to run the front wheel with the rear motor controller and no go, same resistance and slight twitch you can feel if you hold the wheel. While apart I removed the battery and tried a 16ah multistar in its place for a test fit. It does fit barley under the cover. I tried one but you’d need two. This would give you 16ah at 50v versus the stock 13 at 55v.
If you buy from fluidfreeride.com the cost of the motors is reduced by $100 if you enter the appropriate code. $120 front-$130 rear is a real good price for this wheel/motor. I’m curious to see if it comes with the tire if it does then things are looking even better.
From what little I rode it with rear motor only it is very fun. It seems if you do some knee bending you start feeling like you are doing some carving in the turns. This may just be the effect of lowering my center of gravity. Basically my 1st time on a scooter let alone a powered one.
Waiting for front motor.

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