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$799 - Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 (300-600W Motor / 45km Range / 25km/h Top Speed) - Only at Best Buy

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[Best Buy] $799 - Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 (300-600W Motor / 45km Range / 25km/h Top Speed) - Only at Best Buy

Posting this more feedback. Seems competitively priced for the specs. Also, in stock at best buy shops if you can't wait the two weeks for shipping. Thoughts?



Designed for teens and adults at the intermediate skill level, with a maximum weight capacity of 100kg
300-600W motor enables speeds of up to 25km per hour
High-quality batteries and smart battery management system let you ride up to 45km on one charge
8.5" skid-resistant and shock absorbing pneumatic tires allow for a smooth ride
Dual braking system ensures you can come to a complete stop quickly
Cruise control system makes it easy to maintain a steady speed
Multifunctional dashboard allows for easy access to speed settings and more
Lightweight, minimalist frame uses aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and folds for compact storage in seconds
Connect via smart device to the Mi Home app to conveniently check details like the remaining battery power
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If all you are looking for is feedback, you will get more constructive comments in the Shopping Discussion forum than Hot Deals.
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Also make sure it's not illegal to use one where you live.
It's illegal to use in Montreal for example.

Edit: the page refused to even load for me until I stripped out all the referral and click IDs.
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Illegal but zero enforcement in Toronto 🤡
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MrMom wrote: If all you are looking for is feedback, you will get more constructive comments in the Shopping Discussion forum than Hot Deals.
Well, its a discount at bestbuy until Oct 6.
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Anyone know if this is any significant upgrade from GOTRAX GXL V2? not doing anything crazy, just riding up and down he neighbourhood running errands.
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ShinNoodles wrote: Front and rear lights with side reflectors
Nice.

This is one of the few actually street legal scooters that I've seen.

Many lack the lights/reflectors and the bell.
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Went in store and right on the box it states to avoid rain... I'll get the segway.
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Rekognize wrote: Illegal but zero enforcement in Toronto 🤡
I think the issue arises when you accidentally smoke some one and they come after you from a civil point. Although I am not sure how that works since there is no insurance. Recently I was in a construction design review and the consultant had chargers for electric scooters in the design. Had to remove it due to the legality portion.
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Whether this is a good deal for you depends largely what you want in a scooter
Luckily there are so many varieties of e-scooters out there that you can probably find something that suites your needs and just need to wait for a good price

ex.
- How much you weigh
- What distance you want to get before charging
- What top speed do you want it to be capable of
- How many and gradient of hills you need to deal with
- How portable does it need to be (ex. easily carry onto subway, place under a desk at work, fit into a car trunk, travel to another city by storing on a train, etc)
- How light does it need to be (ex. need to carry up 3 flights of stairs each time you use it)
- Do you prefer rear or front wheel motor, depending on riding style, or both
- What sort of weather do you need this to work in
- What sort of terrain (ex. off-road, streets with lots of cracks, gravel, etc)
- Do you plan to ride it at night
- What stopping distance can you tolerate? Many lower end scooters have huge stopping distances, or are basically useless at stopping when coming down a hill at a high speed
- Do you mind having less cushion in the wheels with solid tires at the cost of never having to worry about flat tires or checking air pressure?
- etc

One important thing to note is that almost all consumer-level scooters are made from typically the same or similar suppliers overseas and simply assembled or just branded by a North American or European company along with a 300% mark-up. This is why you may see a bunch of scooters that either look the same or have minor differences, which is just the assembler customizing with slightly different parts from a base template. Also why you may see some of the same looking but different brand (ex. see the Hiboy S2 Pro on sale on Amazon for $715) e-scooters selling from Aliexpress/alibaba etc for 1/3 the price, much bigger discounts for group buying. One nice thing about this is if you buy such a scooter, you can easily find replacement parts for decent prices (especially for the battery and tires) and even customize it yourself with some different parts and firmware (this Xiaomi is one of them) - if you wish to do this then don't buy a scooter that looks like it's composed of or requires proprietary parts you can't buy elsewhere.

Buying one from BestBuy or some other local big box is generally good for anyone looking to get their first scooter due to the ease and support for immediate problems. With that said, I know this Xiaomi has been on sale for at least the past month for the same price ($800) and it's "true retail price" is more like $800, so I wouldn't really call it's current price a deal. Another similar option is to wait for Amazon's October 11-12 Prime sale where there should be many scooters on sale (partially due to the changing of the season) - actually ever since 1-2 weeks ago there have already been numerous good limited time deals for well known brand and well-reviewed scooters. My personal take is to grab one of the highly rated, known brand and trusted scooters (been out for ~1yr or more, where you can find lots of support on Reddit etc) from Amazon's current limited time deals or upcoming Oct 11-12 Prime sales.

Final point is many people go for a level of scooter that although is smaller/lighter/cheaper, is more of a toy than anything else, and end up upgrading shortly after to something better. So try to answer all the questions like those above first, and if possible test drive scooters before buying (ex. rent ride share e-scooters, may cost $5-10 for 30min but you can learn a lot in that time like the weight, bulk, handling, what throttle / brake systems you prefer and much more. For better scooters you'll have to rent from a store which costs maybe $25 / hr, but still a good investment if it saves you from spending $500-800 on one scooter only to buy another right after).
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2700 RMB sold in China, equal to $525 CAD
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Seems like a great scooter and great price and for that reason I'm out.
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top speed is too low.
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