Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 vs. Segway Max G30P & G30LP

First things first, you can never go wrong with the classics, and that is what the Wide Wheel and Max are. The two electric scooter models are great choices in their own rights. Picking one over the other falls down on just preference and what’s most compatible with the kind of ride you’re looking for. 

The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 and Segway Ninebot Max electric scooters are fan-favourites for good reasons. Their incredible and reliable performance endears them to many. But, of course, each model still has differences that make them shine brighter than the others. 

Discover what makes each electric scooter distinct, and see what works best for you by reading on.

The Contenders

Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020

mercane wide wheel pro 2020 electric scooter

The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 is the second generation model of its lauded 2019 predecessor. It is hailed as the most comfortable ride during its debut primarily because of its 10-cm thick tyres. Besides that, riders prefer this electric scooter because of its dependable and powerful performance.

Segway Max G30P

segway ninebot max g30lp electric scooter

When it comes to pioneering electric scooters, the Segway Ninebot Max G30P is a top choice. At the time of its debut, it was considered as the most powerful commuter scooter. Its premium performance, notably its impressive range, is what made many choose it over others.

And though it isn't the most powerful daily commuter today, the reliability and proven track record of the G30P makes it the ideal electric scooter for many riders. Now, it's even more popular with innovative upgrades that make it different from its predecessor. Most notably, the Max G30P is now equipped with a stronger, improved Gen 2 motor (available from Electric Kicks).

Segway Max G30LP

segway max g30lp electric scooter

When you think they wouldn't be able to improve on perfection, Segway launched the Max G30LP, the second generation of the beloved Ninebot Max model. Though similar to its older brother, the G30LP does have distinct features (including an improved Gen 2 motor) that make it work for riders looking for something different. Its most notable differences are in range, weight, and size.

The Challenge

Performance

Right off the bat, the Segway Max models have an advantage as they can handle both on- and off-road riding thanks to their all terrain tyres. But the Mercane Wide Wheel can also handle a bit of light off-roading if you don't do it often.

Speed & Hill Climbing

Now, onto everybody’s favourite feature: speed. All three scooters have above-average speed when compared to most commuter scooters. The Max G30P and G30LP can go as fast as 30 kph when you have the unlocked Global Edition. But the Wide Wheel Pro definitely trumps both with its 40 kph top speed. It can even go faster depending on the terrain you’re on!

The Wide Wheel Pro also has the quickest acceleration and can go from 0 to 25 kph in a mere 3.2 seconds. The Max G30P follows at 5.4 seconds, and the Max G30LP comes last at 6.6 seconds.

When it comes to climbing up hills and ramps, the Max G30P and G30LP perform well at similar limits of 20% slopes. This great performance for a pair of commuter scooters. But, once again, the Wide Wheel Pro takes the cake as it can crush inclines of about 40 degrees! That’s about 4 times what the Max models can do.

However, it is good to note that turning in corners can a bit tricky on the Mercane because of its wide wheels while the Ninebot Max models can do turns effortlessly.

Range

Long-distance riders will be happy to learn that all three electric scooter models have incredible range. The Max G30LP has a maximum range of 40 km which is twice as far as the average commuter scooter can go.

The Wide Wheel Pro (if you get the Dual Motor edition) can go even further with a maximum range of 60 to 70 km. However, the clear winner for this category is the Max G30P which can travel as far as 65 km in a single charge. 

Though, technically, the Wide Wheel Pro might go 5 km farther than the G30P, you have to take into account battery size. The G30P has a smaller battery than the Wide Wheel Pro yet it can go as equally far.

Power

When it comes to motor, the Mercane Wide Wheel takes the top spot with its 2 500W dual motors with a peak power of 800W. The Ninebot Max models feature a 350W Gen 2 single motor (750W peak power). The slightly stronger dual motors of the Wide Wheel Pro allows for the speedier performance of the scooters. But make not mistake, all these motors work reliably and sturdily well. 

As for their batteries, the Ninebot Max G30LP has a good 367Wh battery that allows you to travel longer distances than the average commuter scooter. The Max G30P's 551Wh battery makes it possible to go even farther at 65 km in a single charge. But the one with highest performing battery is the Mercane Wide Wheel Pro with its 48V 15Ah battery (about 720 Wh).

Safety

The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 comes with a dual mechanical disc braking system that does a reliably good job with braking distance, despite coming from top speed. However, the Wide Wheel's braking system has proven to need more maintenance than the Max G30P and G30LP's.

The Segway Ninebot Max models both feature a front mechanical disc and rear electric regenerative brakes that offer incredibly well braking power.

All three models have pretty good braking systems with the Ninebot Max just being a touch better due to its regenerative properties. 

But for long-term, the Ninebot Max models hold up really well as opposed to the Mercane Wide Wheel whose brakes might need adjustment by then.

Ride Quality

One of the most important aspects of a scooter is its tyres. After all, that's what will keep you rolling down the street. The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 has 8-inch, foam-induced, puncture-proof airless tyres.

It is 10-cm wide, wider than the average wheel, and is the reason for the scooter's name. Its wider tyre allows for easier and more stable balancing during your rides. One drawback of its thick wheels is that it makes turning around corners harder to control.

The Ninebot Max models have 10-inch pneumatic tyres that are also puncture-proof. But the Max G30LP goes further with features like self-healing and added suspension.

Though all three have pretty solid tyres, suspension is just pretty okay. It's not the best in the industry today but the Wide Wheel's stiff suspension can still make your rides smoother while on paved roads. The Ninebot Max G30P and G30LP do not have built-in suspensions but their pretty awesome tyres still provide ample shock absorption for comfortable riding for most riders (riders who want suspension on their ninebot max should upgrade to the monorim suspension kit). 

Build Quality

All three scooters are conveniently foldable and portable. The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro is the heaviest at 25.25 kg (not lightweight but still liftable). The Ninebot Max G30P follows at 19 kg while the Max G30LP takes the title of being the lightest at 17.5 kg.

All three scooters are well-built and their frames are known for their durability. Though the Wide Wheel Pro 2020 does require a bit more care and regular maintenance than the Ninebot Max models. Either way, having fun while feeling secure will be no problem at all.


The Verdict

All three commuter scooters are top choices among their class. There's no wrong pick among these three for sure. What makes one scooter a better choice for you than another will be based on what you need for a ride. 

To help you choose between the three scooters, here's a short and sweet recommendation.

For Speed...

If you're after how fast the scooter can go, then the Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 is your best bet. It can go 10 kph faster than both Ninebot Max models and has a zippier acceleration. Its acceleration is about 2 seconds faster than the Max G30P and approximately 3 seconds faster than the Max G30LP.

For Range...

If you're hoping for an electric scooter that can take on longer distance travels, stick with the Segway Ninebot Max G30P. The 65-km maximum range of the Max G30P is thrice farther than an average commuter scooter can go. It can travel 20 more kilometers than the Max G30LP and is conveniently nestled between the possible maximum range of the Mercane Wide Wheel.

For Portability...

If you're looking for the most compact and convenient to carry around during your daily commutes, go with the Segway Ninebot Max G30LP. It's only 17.5 kg which makes it easy to bring along buses and trains. The Max G30LP is about 2 kg lighter than the G30P and approximately 8 kg lighter than the Mercane Wide Wheel Pro. 

Plus, another thing going for the Max G30LP is its price. If you're on a tight budget and are fine with a slightly shorter maximum distance, the Max G30LP is more affordable than the other two scooters. 

Whatever scooter you pick, there's no need to worry. All three are well-known in the industry because of their reliable performance. So you'll still have all the fun you need whichever scooter you finally pick!

Product Comparison

Mercane Wide Wheel Pro 2020 Segway Ninebot Max G30P (Global model) Segway Ninebot Max G30LP (Global model)
PRICE $1,799.00 $,1299.00 $1,199.00
MAX. SPEED 40 kph 30 kph 30 kph
MOTOR 500W, Dual 350W, Brushless, Gen 2 350W, Brushless, Gen 2
RANGE 60-70 km 65 km 40 km
MAX. RIDER WEIGHT 100 kg 100 kg 100 kg
WEIGHT 25.25 kg 19 kg 17.5 kg
BATTERY VOLTAGE 48V, 15Ah (about 720Wh) 551 Wh 367Wh
CHARGE TIME 6-8 hours 6 hours 6.5 hours
CLIMB ANGLE 40+ Degrees 20% 20%
TYRES 8", 10-cm width Airless, Non-Puncture 10" All-Terrain, Self Healing, Pneumatic 10" Self-Healing, Flat-Free Pneumatic
WATER RESISTANCE IP54 (light rain) IPX5 IPX5
OFFROAD No No No
BRAKES Front & Rear Mechanical Disc Front Drum + Rear E-ABS Electric Front Mechanical + Rear E-ABS Electric