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Jetson Bolt refurb B seated scooter $200

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I bought the refurb B a few months back for a county Ebike rebate (and got it, despite the lack of pedals) for $249. Mine showed up with 10 miles on the odometer and just some very, very minor scuffs. Now the price is down to $200 and I think it's quite fair for that. I get about 17mph top speed and about 10-15 miles range depending on the breaks. I prefer it to my Hover-1 Pioneer (Xiaomi m365 clone with similar specs) by large, mostly due to comfort, and the larger tires are more stable.

Usually $249, one month warranty on refurb, their support is slow and questionable I will be honest.

https://ridejetson.com/products/b...9930124371

only $180 with code Gift10
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Gift 10 did work for me making it $180!
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I looked at the Questions section. My mind was made up when i got to this part:

· a month ago
What is the lifetime (in months/ years) of the battery and is there any way to replace it if it completely goes?
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· 6 days ago

More like 18 months and 100 cycles. Then the replacement battery is as expensive as the whole bike! Avoid this product!
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What's this odometer of which you speak
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Quote from CollegeRamenEat
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What's this odometer of which you speak
It's an instrument that calculates distance.
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I have this bike, purchased in Nov 2018 for 300$ - am about 260lbs

Pros:
-Compact so very easy to store
-You get to sit

Cons:
-I had the tire pop on this before and it was a pain in the ass to replace - had to go to a bike shop
-After 100 miles I can tell the battery life depletes much quicker.
-I get ~6.2 miles range


Notes:
-You can increase max speed in the Jetson app (factory has it set to slower speed)
-To turn on the headlight you have to hold the horn for 3 seconds or turn it on manually in the app

Overall this bike is really great for how compact it is and convenient to carry. I kind of want to replace this with a newer Segway scooter or something with much longer range because it doesn't replace the car or train.

At this price point it's not a terrible purchase but if you want something cheap that you can use for errands within a 6 mile round trip, it's worth it.
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You have to sideload Version 2.9 of the Jetson app to get the full speed. I don't think it really hits 18.5, more like 17. When I'm flying down a hill at 20+, and you hit twist the throttle, the bike seems to actually slow down, as if it is intentionally limiting the speed.

My tires still look great after 100 miles or so. I have taken several 10-12 miles trips and had an indicated 40% remaining. I have about 10-25?? recharges on the battery and it seems to be holding up okay so far. A sad part of being a bicyclist is riding on the side of the road where all the nails, screws, and other pointy debris show up. I have gone 500,000 miles at least by car and had one puncture, I've gone about 3,000 by bicycle/scooter and had 2.

Remember to baby your Lithium batteries. Don't drain below 30-40% if you can help it, don't charge over 80% for long term storage; 40% is ideal. It is best to leave it at say 40-60% and then put it on the charger early morning when you want to use it that day. Full batteries are unhappy batteries if you aren't actively using them. I don't doubt the battery may ultimately be trash, but my fingers are crossed.

The odometer is digital (on the app). The skeptic in me would doubt it being a refurb, but I'm all about transparency. I don't think you can do even 1/2 this good for this price realistically unless you are prepared to wait for one of those really great deals that may come along once in a long while.

Subjectively the smiles-per-mile on this product are quite high. We have 8.5/10 of the performance of a Xiaomi m365, roughly 8/10 or its range, for less than 1/2 of its price, and you have superior ergonomics and a seat to sit on, with a lower and safer center of gravity and great comfort.

Also the newer version doesn't require you to hold down the horn to turn on the lights, it's a dedicated toggle switch.
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