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Segway Ninebot ES3 Scooter With Dual Battery $579

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It's back. Segway Ninebot ES3 Scooter is available in stores and online.

In Store: $579
Online: $599.99

https://www.costco.com/Segway-Nin...98363.html

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Does anyone have a hands on experience with Segway and Xiaomi? I know they now have the same parent company. But it seems like there must be rather large differences between them as their prices are not that close.

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I highly recommend avoiding any scooter without a proper brake handle.
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Does anyone have a hands on experience with Segway and Xiaomi? I know they now have the same parent company. But it seems like there must be rather large differences between them as their prices are not that close.

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The main difference is the Segway has solid tires while the Xiaomi has air filled. Xiaomi has a smoother ride but you might get a flat tire. I personally prefer the Segway so I don't have to worry about flats.

There's really only the ES1 and ES2 scooters but the added battery makes it an ES3 or ES4. You can buy the battery separately to upgrade your ES1/ES2.

The ES3 seems to be in an awkward place with it's pricing. If you're going to spend nearly $600 on a scooter, you might as well get the ES4 with it's 18% speed increase over the ES3. You could also probably get an ES1 and a battery for less than $600.
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The main difference is the Segway has solid tires while the Xiaomi has air filled. Xiaomi has a smoother ride but you might get a flat tire. I personally prefer the Segway so I don't have to worry about flats.

There's really only the ES1 and ES2 scooters but the added battery makes it an ES3 or ES4. You can buy the battery separately to upgrade your ES1/ES2.

The ES3 seems to be in an awkward place with it's pricing. If you're going to spend nearly $600 on a scooter, you might as well get the ES4 with it's 18% speed increase over the ES3. You could also probably get an ES1 and a battery for less than $600.
Thank you Luz. I appreciate your reply. My main concern is whether these scooters can handle cities that are very hilly. I see people complaining about Xiaomi being slow up hills. Which would be a deal breaker for me as I live in a place that has a lot of hills.

Also do you happen to know how hard it is to wire the second battery if bought separately? And where is a good place to get one for a good deal?

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I highly recommend avoiding any scooter without a proper brake handle.
What do you recommend?
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The main difference is the Segway has solid tires while the Xiaomi has air filled. Xiaomi has a smoother ride but you might get a flat tire. I personally prefer the Segway so I don't have to worry about flats.

There's really only the ES1 and ES2 scooters but the added battery makes it an ES3 or ES4. You can buy the battery separately to upgrade your ES1/ES2.

The ES3 seems to be in an awkward place with it's pricing. If you're going to spend nearly $600 on a scooter, you might as well get the ES4 with it's 18% speed increase over the ES3. You could also probably get an ES1 and a battery for less than $600.
Or just get a quality scooter, like a Turbowheel Dart, and be done with it. The Xaiomi and Segways are all garbage if you're planning to daily commute. If you really want to get serious, check out the Zero 8x/10x (Or Turbowheel Lightning) too. It's like riding on a cloud for half the price of a Dualtron (with a real top speed of over 40 f'n MPH)
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Thank you Luz. I appreciate your reply. My main concern is whether these scooters can handle cities that are very hilly. I see people complaining about Xiaomi being slow up hills. Which would be a deal breaker for me as I live in a place that has a lot of hills.

Also do you happen to know how hard it is to wire the second battery if bought separately? And where is a good place to get one for a good deal?

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Hills are going to be tough with this level of scooter. Xiaomi M365 has max incline of 14%. I think the ES1 is about 10% while the ES4 does about 15%. I went from an ES1 to an ES4 and it was a big jump in hill handling capability but my commute really doesn't have many hills.

The second battery is attached with a mounting plate and some screws. Shouldn't be too difficult. For buying one, I would look for a refurbished one on ebay or elsewhere online. Newegg also has them for $190 right now.

https://www.newegg.com/p/12W-002A...7YS7EF8982
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I saw one of these in the clearance section of a Bed Bath and Beyond by me about a month ago for $298. Should have grabbed it...
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Or just get a quality scooter, like a Turbowheel Dart, and be done with it. The Xaiomi and Segways are all garbage if you're planning to daily commute. If you really want to get serious, check out the Zero 8x/10x (Or Turbowheel Lightning) too. It's like riding on a cloud for half the price of a Dualtron (with a real top speed of over 40 f'n MPH)
These scooters start at $1,000 and go up. I think at that price point I can get an electric bike. Like for example Samebike XD26 that weigh around 20lbs, have a 350W motor and come in around $1,000
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Hills are going to be tough with this level of scooter. Xiaomi M365 has max incline of 14%. I think the ES1 is about 10% while the ES4 does about 15%. I went from an ES1 to an ES4 and it was a big jump in hill handling capability but my commute really doesn't have many hills.

The second battery is attached with a mounting plate and some screws. Shouldn't be too difficult. For buying one, I would look for a refurbished one on ebay or elsewhere online. Newegg also has them for $190 right now.

https://www.newegg.com/p/12W-002A...7YS7EF8982
Thank you again. That was really helpful.

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These scooters start at $1,000 and go up. I think at that price point I can get an electric bike. Like for example Samebike XD26 that weigh around 20lbs, have a 350W motor and come in around $1,000

Thank you again. That was really helpful.

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You're welcome. Also it looks like they have the ES1 on Woot for $299.

https://www.woot.com/offers/nineb...-scooter-8
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The best bang for your buck is going to be an m365 with custom firmware. I got an m365 for $350, CFW was free, solid tires were about $50 for both, extra battery and cabling was about $100. Goes 40-45 miles on a charge, max speed of 22 mph. Not for the average "buy it and be done" consumer though.
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You're welcome. Also it looks like they have the ES1 on Woot for $299.

https://www.woot.com/offers/nineb...-scooter-8
Smilie Saw that. It's refurbished though.
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The best bang for your buck is going to be an m365 with custom firmware. I got an m365 for $350, CFW was free, solid tires were about $50 for both, extra battery and cabling was about $100. Goes 40-45 miles on a charge, max speed of 22 mph. Not for the average "buy it and be done" consumer though.
Thanks. It's good to know that I have options. Now that Xiaomi Pro is out and goes for around $500 here on deal forums. Is it still worth getting the m365 and modding it?

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Or just get a quality scooter, like a Turbowheel Dart, and be done with it. The Xaiomi and Segways are all garbage if you're planning to daily commute. If you really want to get serious, check out the Zero 8x/10x (Or Turbowheel Lightning) too. It's like riding on a cloud for half the price of a Dualtron (with a real top speed of over 40 f'n MPH)
I can't say I'd recommend going over 40 f'n MPH on a scooter LMAO
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Streets are littered with them here in Atlanta.
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