WideWheel is the most comfortable electric scooter you’ll ever ride

E-scooters are great for getting around, but the ride isn’t always smooth. WideWheel changes that with some seriously fat tires.

Not so long ago, mini scooters were nothing more than a playground fad. But in recent years, many adults have discovered this mode of transport. Electric models provide a particularly good way of getting around crowded city streets with minimal effort. The only problem with these two-wheeled wonders is that the ride is usually quite uncomfortable. With its enormous 100 mm tires, WideWheel does things very differently. It could be the comfiest electric scooter you ever ride.

A smoother electric scooter

The reason why most scooters are so darn uncomfortable is that they are fitted with small wheels. Like the casters on the bottom of your office chair, these tiny tires do not absorb jolts. As a result, you get a shockwave going up your arm with every crack in the pavement you cross.


WideWheel wants to make the ride more comfortable. It’s just as portable as a mini scooter, meaning you can easily take it on the subway. However, the rubber tires are 100 mm thick.

The tires also contain soft polyurethane foam, and they are connected to the scooter via an advanced suspension system. In combination, these features allow WideWheel to glide across the asphalt.

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So smoooth…

Impressive performance

But WideWheel isn’t only about comfort. This stylish machine has a range of nine miles and a top speed of 22 mph. With an optional battery upgrade, you can scoot for 18.5 miles between charging stops. In addition, WideWheel’s 350W motor is powerful enough to take on 15º inclines.

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Up we go!

You control your speed via a throttle lever on the handlebars. Here, you will also find a battery gauge and the brake lever. The scooter actually has disc brakes built into the wheels, providing better performance in wet conditions.

Furthermore, WideWheel has an LED brake light above the rear wheel. At the front, a bright white headlamp lights the road ahead.

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City slicker

Foldable design

Like most mini scooters, WideWheel folds down for transportation. The handlebars are on a hinge, which allows them to meet the footplate. In this mode, you can carry the scooter with one hand.

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Folding design

That’s the theory, anyway. Quite how far you will want to carry 29.5 pounds on one arm is largely dependent on your fitness regimen.

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Portable…but heavy

However, it would be churlish to complain too bitterly about the weight of this machine. Batteries and motors are always heavy, and the rest of WideWheel is actually quite light. Overall, it’s a great way to get from A to B around the city.

“WideWheel provides a balanced and smooth ride without sacrificing portable features. Thanks to the ultra-wide tires and front and rear suspension, you will experience the ultimate electric scooter ride. ” — WideWheel on IndieGoGo

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An impressive machine

The positives

There is a lot to like about WideWheel. It provides a speedy yet comfortable ride, with a good range and some nice safety features. Additionally, the scooter is very affordable.

Things to improve

Bringing down the weight or reducing the folded size of WideWheel would be a definite improvement. Some people may even prefer to ditch the suspension in favor of reduced weight.

Availability

– IndieGoGo: Until 16th February

– Pledge: $308 USD

– Delivery: April 2018

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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