Although scooters are typically associated with kids, deluxe versions like the MegaWheels Electric Scooter are becoming increasingly popular with adults. They provide many of the benefits of an electric bike without the extra bulk.
As with any higher-end powered bike or scooter, the MegaWheels Electric Scooter comes mostly assembled. It’s simply a matter of opening the top of the box, taking out the inner support, straightening and locking the front tube, connecting the communication line, tightening a few screws with the included screwdriver, then removing the scooter from the box. Once out, it’s best to charge it with the included charger before giving it a ride.
Although the MegaWheels Electric Scooter is available at a fantastic price, it’s not the least expensive option out there. I will say, though, that in person, you can really see the quality its price point can deliver. The white model I’m reviewing looks great, and, most importantly, feels like a premium product all the way around.
While I’m average height for a man at just over 5′ 9″, I was nevertheless surprised at how large the overall size is, with the handlebars coming to just below my chest. The manual indicates riders can be as short as 4′ 3″ and as tall as 6′ 5″. I believe it.
In terms of load, the scooter had no trouble handling my 210 pounds or so with clothes and helmet. It maxes out at just over 260 pounds.
The LEQISMART app (available for Android or iOS) was easy to install on my iPhone and it was quick to pair with the scooter. The app provides vital stats like battery percentage remaining, total mileage, gear, lets you turn the headlight on or off, etc., and lets you lock/unlock the scooter. It’s quite useful, although I would have liked to have some of the features more accessible from the easy-to-read onboard display. As it is, you’re given one button on the physical control panel/onboard display to do all of the functions.
Although I’m an electric bike enthusiast, I’ve never ridden an electric scooter before and was never a particular scooter fan. Even though I’m not great at balancing on things like skates or skateboards, this was not too bad. With only a few days of practice, I was as comfortable on this as I am on my electric bike.
Overall, if you’re in the market for a high-quality electric scooter at an aggressive price point, it’s hard to go wrong with the MegaWheels Electric Scooter. It’s a fun, durable device and one I’ll be working into the mix with my electric bike.