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Segway Ninebot ES1 Scooter w/ Extended Battery Review

Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 Electric Kick Scooter

A fun and fast way to get around

4.5 / 5

Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 is the upgraded version of original ES1; it’s also a sleek, alternative way to ride around. Ever thought about upgrading your manual bike? The scooter is the way to go. It’s safe, effective and you have full control at your fingertips. In this case, your thumbs. Push the blue accelerator to get going and the grey brake button to come to a stop. If you’re just getting comfortable with the scooter you can easily push yourself forward just like a manual one. The fun fact about this is that your battery is not being used and is actually re-charging!

Alternative to Biking

The Gen2 scooter can go on most terrains and is water resistant. The scooter can reach up to 15.5 mph, or 22 mph with the Extended Battery Pack and has three rider settings; normal, Sport, and Super-Sport. The scooter can travel up to 15.5 miles and up to 31 miles with the Extended Battery Pack. Just another reason to change up your transportation. Those quick runs to the corner store or after work ‘me time’ rides are that much more effective and fun.

A feature that a bike, skateboard or rollerblades can’t compare to is the Ninebot by Segway Mobile App. This app allows you to lock your scooter and keep track of your travels. Before you start enjoying the wonders of the scooter, register the ownership of your device. The app provides real-time technical information, riding data and allows for factory reset if needed. You can also adjust the light, sensor and speed settings. Take a tutorial, get firmware updates and much more.
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Upgrades and Attachments

If you’re looking to speed, the Segway-Ninebot External Battery Pack (← Amazon.com Affiliate link) is a must. On flatter terrains you can speed over 22 mph and can double the range per charge. The external battery brings the scooter to another level. It’s easy to attach and enhances the experience on the Segway Ninebot scooter.

The Segway Ninebot Attachable Phone Mount is a convenient attachment to have. For the inexpensive price it’s a no brainer to make your ride safer and more enjoyable. Keep your focus on your adventure on the scooter and not fumbling around picking the next song on your phone. See all Ninebot Scooter accessories (← Amazon.com Affiliate link)

After 100 Miles of Use

The scooter has held up well over the first 100 miles of use on the super sport speed setting. The front-tire has taken the most wear – about 60% – 70% in the center, however the radial edges are relatively untouched. We did a quick search on replacing the front-tire. Replacing the Ninebot ES1 front-tire can be done at home with simple tools and a replacement tire that ranges between $30 – $60 USD. Some plastic covers were lost along the 100 mile journey and Segway’s warrantee covered replacement.

Ninebot ES1 Scooter Specs:

  • 8″(F)/7.5″(R) Large Solid Non-Pneumatic Tires
  • Electric Brake + Mechanical Brake
  • Front Shock Absorption
  • Built-In Front LED Lights
  • 15.5 mph Top Speed (22 mph with Extended Battery Pack)
  • 55-220 lbs (25-100 kg) Payload
  • 15.5 Miles Range (31 miles with Extended Battery Pack)
  • 10% Hill Grade
  • IP54 Water-Resistant
Ninebot Extended Battery Pack Ninebot App Dashboard
Pros:
  • Electric / No Gas
  • App
  • Fun
Cons:
  • Parts Quality
  • Battery Charging Time
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