We were at you a few weeks ago they brought an article to our sister portal Xiaomi Planet, in which we informed you about the order of the electric scooter Ninebot MAX G30, and at the same time we described our experience with package delivery.
Since then, we have been actively testing the scooter and using it really on a daily basis. In the following lines, we will describe the pros and cons of the scooter and at the same time answer the question of whether it is worth buying the Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter.
The speed of delivery surprised
We bought the Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter via the DHgate internet portal. Thousands of people have already bought through the link vendor below, so you definitely don't have to worry about shopping safety. Our piece was delivered to us for fantastic two days.
If you are not satisfied with the scooter, you can return it within seven days. As for the complaint, you will have to deal with it on your own. Currently, however, the community around this scooter is growing at a rocket pace, so you can direct any questions / problems there.
The package includes the eclectic scooter itself, six handlebar bolts, an Allen key, a tire blower adapter, a code lock, a charging cable and a brief operating manual.
Processing at a very high level
Although this scooter does not excel at dizzying speeds or huge performance, many people liked it precisely because of its first-class workmanship. The charm of this product lies in its quality and simplicity, which is proven by many happy owners.
The Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter is made of high-quality matt aluminum, which gives it elegance and premiumity. There is also a total watertightness IPX5, wherein the individual components in the scooter have a separate increased degree of protection.
The overall impression of the scooter is at a very high level. Riding it is comfortable and safe. Although the manufacturer does not recommend riding a scooter in the rain, water or snow will not harm it in extreme cases. The problem can occur when moisture penetrates the bearings, but this can be solved by a simple replacement.
The scooter has relatively wide handlebars, which makes driving on the Ninebot MAX G30 even more stable. Under the tread platform there is a quality stand that will allow you to build a scooter wherever it is needed.
A great advantage is the possibility of a quick assembly of the scooter. At the bottom of the handlebars there is a quality folding mechanism, thanks to which you can fold the scooter in a few seconds. This folding mechanism also has a safety device against unintentional tilting while driving.
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Driving is fun
Enjoy lots of fun with the Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter. The main reasons for its popularity are fully sufficient performance, long range and overall reliability of the device. In less than a month of testing, we enjoyed many lively trips with this scooter.
Performance is definitely not lacking
In the rear wheel is a second-generation engine with rated power 350 W and maximum load power up to 700 W. The scooter had no problem exporting a rider weighing 70 kilograms to steeper hills.
The manufacturer declares up to 20% inclines on its website, which we did not really test, but at 14% inclines the engine with 15 km / h still had a decent margin. On a challenging hill, however, you have to count on a lower speed.
The speed control with the throttle lever is pleasantly smooth and well tuned. While driving in the city, we had chosen the medium speed mode (maximum speed 25 km / h), on long-distance sections or on steeper hills, we switched to Sport mode (maximum speed 32 km / h).
The maximum speed that the manufacturer states on its website is 25 km/h. However, this speed is limited due to European Union standards, with the seller on the platform DHgate sells scooters with firmware designed for American users.
In practice, this means that the scooter can easily reach speeds of up to and without any firmware modification 32 km/h. There is also the possibility of uploading modified firmware, which can unlock even higher speeds, but we do not recommend this process due to potential damage to the scooter.
What is the real range?
The Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter has a battery with a capacity of 15,3 Ah / 551 Wh. The manufacturer states a maximum range of 65 km, which is, however, on the fastest "sport" (S) mode in real life, approximately 40-45 km.
The declared range can be achieved on the slowest "eco" mode, which limits the speed to 15 km / h, but the road is then much less lively. There is also a golden mean in the form of the "standard" mode (D), which limits the speed to 25 km / h. The total range as a result depends on many factors, such as the terrain, speed or weight of the rider.
But we were more than satisfied with such a single charge. 45 km is a really respectable range, thanks to which you can happily go on longer trips. Charging the battery from 0 to 100% takes approximately XNUMX minutes with a standard charger 6 hours.
The undeniable advantage of this scooter is also its built-in transformer. This means that you will find the charging "brick" itself directly in the body of the scooter, so you only need the power cable to charge. The manufacturer also offers a faster alternativewhich shortens the charging time by more than half.
Comfort was not an issue
As you may have noticed, the MAX G30 electric scooter does not have any suspension. They therefore absorb all shocks 10" tubeless tires. A nice addition is self-healing gel inside the tires, which can seal the resulting hole to a depth of 6 mm in the event of a defect.
We also had no reservations about the comfort of riding a scooter. We mostly drove on urban and suburban asphalt roads, but even the more demanding terrain did not cause problems for the Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter.
While driving on uneven ground, someone may be disturbed by the unpleasant shaking of the built-in handlebar bell, which makes a rather disturbing sound. But we are used to this "knocking" and we do not consider it a big problem. On the contrary, this built-in bell makes a pleasant and loud sound, which in many cases you will definitely like.
In addition to the bell, the handlebars have a throttle lever, a brake lever, a clip to hold it during carrying and a high-quality display. The display shows the current speed mode, the current speed, the battery charge status (5 sticks in total), the headlight status (on / off) and the connection to the smartphone.
We must not forget to highlight the very solid brakes that the scooter has. On the front wheel you will find a classic drum brake, at the back of the engine there is a motor electric brake, which at the same time recharges the battery, i.e. it works as recuperation. Braking is pleasantly smooth and really reliable. Lever on the handlebars simyou control the front and rear brakes perfectly.
Scooter control and connection to the application
The display on the handlebars can be praised for its very good readability even during the strong afternoon sun. The scooter itself is controlled with a single button. Press once to turn on the scooter, double-click to switch between speed modes, press once again to turn on / off the headlight, and hold down longer to turn off the entire scooter.
The headlight offers a power of 2,5 W and will easily illuminate the road in front of you during the evening. The rear daylight does not excel in its performance, but it is also fully sufficient. A pleasant detail is the flashing of the light during braking for better visibility.
As mentioned above, the Ninebot MAX G30 scooter can be connected to the Segway-Ninebot application. After launching and logging in, an instructional video will pop up in the application, which is necessary for the initial launch of the scooter and will also acquaint you with its basic operation.
In addition, the Segway-Ninebot application has many useful settings. This app can record your routes, shows total mileage, current battery status and many other interesting statistics.
In the application you can also turn on cruise control, (Cruise Control), regulate the force of recuperation in three levels and also unlock a special "pedestrian" mode, in which the maximum speed of the scooter is limited to 5 km / h.
Cruise control is a feature that we really appreciated on longer trips. If you want to go say 22 km / h, just hold the throttle lever at the desired level for 5 seconds and the scooter will then alert you with a gentle beep to the activated cruise control. You can cancel cruise control by tapping the throttle lever or depressing the brake. It also works on Xiaomi scooters, as the Ninebot brand makes them for Xiaomi.
You can also use the application to update the scooter firmware. Updates that are available for download in the application will in many cases limit the maximum speed to 25 km / h and in some situations will remove the cruise control function.
We decided do not update our model, due to the number of dissatisfied responses to this update. Unless you want to lose a speed of more than 30 km / h and other interesting features, we recommend that you do not update the scooter. However, the final decision is still up to you.
If you decide to keep the scooter in front of the store, it may be useful to be able to lock the Ninebot MAX G30 scooter directly in the application. When you try to move, the scooter starts beeping, brakes with the engine brake and sends you a notification to your smartphone.
But nothing prevents the thief from grabbing the scooter and leaving it peacefully. We therefore recommend that you take the scooter with you everywhere, but if it really doesn't work, you can use the code lock that comes in the package with the scooter itself. We decided to raise the security level a bit by this loud alarm on the remote control.
Final evaluation: Excellent price-quality ratio
In the end, we have no choice but to praise and recommend this scooter to all ten. The elegant minimalist design, complemented by decent performance, respectable range and an attractive price, is a combination worth considering.
In addition, thanks to our coupon, you can have a scooter for more than 200 € cheaper compared to the price in Slovak stores. Thanks to this offer, the G30 Max is the best-selling scooter on our website.
Solid tires with self-healing gel, water resistance IPX5 or long range are advantages that would probably be hard to find on other models. A great advantage of this scooter is that it is essentially maintenance-free.
A minor disadvantage for some may be the higher weight (19,1 kilograms) and dimensions. If you are looking for an easily portable scooter for shorter distances, we recommend that you look for more compact models from Xiaomi. In all other cases, you will definitely be extremely satisfied with the Ninebot MAX G30 electric scooter.
Ninebot MAX G30: Frequently Asked Questions
As we have actively monitored the community groups of owners of this scooter during the testing, we know the most common problems and questions you may encounter during use. We will answer the most frequent ones in the section below, but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in the discussion below. We are happy to answer everything.
- The scooter does not want to start, even though I press the throttle and it is fully charged. What should I do?
- The full name of the scooter is Ninebot by Segway Kickscooter MAX G30. It is the word "kickscooter" that indicates the need to bounce first to activate the engine. By default, this value is set to 5 km / h, but by uploading the modified firmware, you can change this speed, even to 0 km / h. For the initial start-up, you must suddenly reach a speed of at least 5 km / h.
- I inadvertently updated the scooter's firmware and want to roll it back. How to do it?
- Since the scooter supports Bluetooth connection, it is also possible to upload modified firmware to it. On this page you can download the original "vanilla" firmware, but also create your own. However, you do this process at your own risk and responsibility.
- The scooter reports an error. How to fix it?
- If your scooter reports an error with a numeric code after switching on, there is no need to worry. On this page you will find a list of codes along with their explanations that you can follow. The ever-growing community around this scooter is so large and helpful that together they will find a solution to the vast majority of your questions and problems.
- How many PSIs is it appropriate to blow a scooter?
- Tire blowing is largely based on personal preferences. Some may like to drive more unevenly, others want to have the greatest possible prevention of defects. We recommend blowing tires at 45-55 PSI, with basically the higher the pressure, the longer the range and the less chance of a puncture. It is ideal to try several values and thus achieve the most ideal directly according to your needs.
- Can I damage a scooter with high recuperation by a long ride downhill?
- Recuperation (recharging the battery while driving downhill) should not, in principle, damage the battery in any way. The choice of the intensity of recuperation depends only on your personal preferences, but we recommend avoiding a longer drive downhill with recuperation at the highest intensity when the battery is 100% charged. In this case, the battery or the entire scooter could be damaged.
- How do I charge the scooter to save the battery as much as possible?
- Before answering this question, it is good to realize that the scooter is a consumer product that gradually wears out with use. The scooter is here to make our daily lives easier and at the same time bring a lot of fun and joy, so we need to look at it as well. As far as charging is concerned, it is basically completely variable, but we recommend avoiding complete discharge. You can easily charge the scooter after each ride so that you always have enough juice. For long-term storage, we recommend charging the scooter to approximately 75%.
We believe that we were able to answer the most common questions related to this scooter. If you still have further questions for us, do not hesitate to write to us in the comments below and we will try to answer them as best we can.
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