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Xiaomi Electric Scooter Pro 2 $699 (Save $400) @ JB Hi-Fi

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seems like a popular deal at this price previously

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2

Take the Journey further
Sleek and elegant, portable and safe
High quality batteries guarantee a riding distance up to 45km
Skid-resistant and shock-absorbing pneumatic tires

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    I'm a rather large unit and the Dragon scooter will carry up to 150KG and costs $1600. This Xiaomi is 'only' good for max 100KG

    Does anyone have a comment on the Dragon?

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      ,

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      You can always get a xioami bike, just be weary the local stock is pedal assist only.

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      Plenty about the Dragon in Scootmasters Facebook group.

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      My ninebot takes 140kg no problems on flat road

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      Tbh, to be of health weight people really shouldn't be over 82kg if you're 6ft. Lighter if you're shorter. If you need a scooter with 150kg limit, maybe you shouldn't get one and walk..

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    Hi, anyone know how to tell the difference between Pro and Pro2 ? Visually, is there anyway to tell them apart?

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      Yeah, the Pro has red accents (cables) and a slightly different rear wheel guard. The pro 2 accents are all black and a slightly different rear wheel guard

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    Do they still have the go kart adapter for these?

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    Good price, I got the bigger max for around this price just after new years when JB price-matched scoot-city.

    Also be ware of the new FW for the Xiaomi's - apparently cruise control is disabled to comply with EU regulations (which makes no sense since we arent even in the EU).

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      easily overwrite with custom firmware

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        which custom firmware / app do you use to do this?

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    You wouldn't believe what I saw people riding this inside a Woolworths store and the staff didn't say a thing.

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      Whatttt

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      Riding or pushing?

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        ^ riding. They wouldn't say a word to somebody pushing a scooter.

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          The scooter was "on mode" and has a leg on it.

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      As long as they aren't riding around like a maniac there's no issue. Same as a mobility scooter

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    I just paid $855 at JB 2 days ago. Will I be able to get the difference back from them?

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      Yes

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      is it any good? any feedback please? thanks

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        I purchased it specifically to get to the gym and back during my lunch hour. Distance is 2km each way. It now takes me less than 6 mins door to door. Being in Vic I know I’m taking a big risk as it’s not street legal but my route is through back streets so I hope I don’t get in trouble.

        As for scooter. I love it. I needed something easy to store and this is perfect. It fits under my desk for charging. I easily cruise at 25km even at 12% uphill climb. I weight around 75kg.

        Cons - Small wheels and lack of suspension is felt right away. Even tiniest uneven surface feels like a big bump. Overall ride is quite bumpy. You get used to it but I hope future versions will have suspensions.

        Overall, if it’s legal in your state, this is a good buy as it can make your sub 5k trips a joy ride. If it’s not legal then assess your situation and why you want it. If you just want it for joy rides I suggest wait till it’s legal, you are not missing much. Save your money and possible fines.

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          Great feedback. I'm in Vic but I don't have real use for it yet. But would be good to quickly go to the shops nearby for milk run or something.

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      no

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      Yeah you will be able to under their price protection thing :>
      Just take the receipt and card you used to pay and it's easy done

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    I bought one of these last time. Best money I spent last year. I live inner city and I only ever drove to work now.

    Bought a decent u lock, but rarely lock it up if I can bring it in with me. I walk it around Woolworths and put the basket on the deck. Or I will pop it in the trolley.

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    Sigh. Wish I knew jb price match scootcity :..( still waiting on scootycity back order

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      Check independant bike shops that sell scooters ;)

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    Can any Melburnians who have one of these tell me if they've ever had any trouble with police while riding?
    I see so many of these in the CBD (often riding past police) and they never seem to care.

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      Rode past a few patrolling police cars a few days ago in the CBD and no issues at all. As long as you're wearing a helmet and not going insanely fast, should be fine. They'd be better off fining those yellow delivery eBikes that's breaking the law at every corner.

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        Thats what I’m saying. This scooter speed is max 25km/h while those yellow food delivery e-bike can go much faster and the cops not even warn them.

        The law should favour e-scooter.

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          Both scooters and bikes can be made to go ridiculously fast, its just down to how reckless the rider is. You can be just as reckless if not more even in a manual pushbike etc

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    One big difference between this and the ninebot beside the battery are the tires. The ninebot has tubeless tires, that are much less likely to get flat than the classic pneumatic tires of the xiaomi.

    And these small tires are a pain in the ass to change (and it's coming from someone who changed hundreds of bike tires).

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      My recommendation is go to a bike shop and fill the tires with Slime ( self-sealant). Cyclists use it and it works wonders for small punctures.

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        Unless you have goat heads in your area

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    Can anyone explain why these are illegal in some states yet e-bikes are allowed? Both are forms of motorised electric transport. Ebikes are faster/larger than scooters and could potentially cause more damage if they hit a pedestrian. Just seems like illogical law-making to me.

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      I’ve been investigating the legality before buying electric scooters for the kids. Transport regulations are set by each state. However the NTC made recommendations last year to harmonise national regulations and all states agreed. Framework to be presented in May. Given imminent ‘legalisation’ It seems that cops seem to turn a blind eye to use in Sydney,
      The good or bad news ( depending on your point of view) is that the recommendations were of a speed limit of 10kmh on pavement and 25kmh on roads. I assume they will mandate wearing helmets as they do with bikes.

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        Don’t have a problem with these speeds, as long as it’s legal and I can use my scooter I am happy, will be on bike paths mainly or the road.

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    Thoughts from someone coming from Xiaomi M365 and having used it for 2 years and clocking up more than 4000km commuting, thoughtless design around tyres is enough to cross any variants of M365 off the list. I only ride on proper veloways in Brisbane to get into CBD and still had some periods where I got punctures frequently.

    I spent a good few hours struggling with getting the tyre back on initially. I could probably do it in about 30 min now but it's still a horrendous experience.
    Spend another 200 and get Zero 8 or any one of the rebranded zero 8. It will be much better in every way.
    These aren't worth $1100 to begin with so $400 saving is a bit of a BS. If you really want a variant of Xiaomi, get the Ninebot for the tubeless setup.

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      Or get this xiaomi and just buy the aftermarket tyres and never worry about punctures again.

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        average joe won't be able to replace the tyres on their own without buying the right tools and having some experience, not to mention the additional time and cost required to get it done. Solid tyres are generally not recommended on Xiaomi scooters because they don't come with any shocks and the ride quality will take a beating. Might as well get a Zero 8 equivalent and get something that's better built, has way more power, shocks at front and rear and far easier to replace the tyres. Zero 8 has solid tyre at the back so that somewhat reduces the risk of punctures dramatically.

        My M365 died earlier this week (either control board or the motor) and I just can't recommend the M365 to anyone because of the tyre change issue.
        Even if you slime the tyres AND check the pressure every few days, you will get punctures frequently. I did and eventually ended up having 2-3 spare tubes in stock at all times and the cost of them add up over time also.

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        Have you actually fitted solid tyres on xiaomi before? If you did, kudos to you because I couldn't. Fitting normal tyres was hard enough. Fitting solid tyres was impossible. Maybe I should boiled the tyres and crap, but if it's designed with some thought, you shouldn't have to boil a tyre to be able to have any chance of fitting it.

        I'm currently riding Xiaomi M365 Pro and I also couldn't recommend it to anyone because the product was clearly designed as a disposable item with no thought put into maintenance. Having to drill a hole into the front wheel hub just to be able to fit the tube is so ridiculous.

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          Your doing it wrong.

          Example:

          Enrilior Rear Wheel Tire Disc Brake Tyre for Mijia M365 Electric Scooter https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08FHXLMQP

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            @worker: No, I think YOU'RE doing it wrong if you are spending that much money to replace the entire wheel, tyre and brake when all most will need is a new tube or tyre, which only costs a fraction of the product that you linked.

            How silly and wasteful.

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              @keejoonc: Lol 😝 YOUR getting upset aren’t you ?

              If you can’t do it then this is the next best option. For what it’s worth I haven’t got a flat on mine yet but when I do I will buy the whole assembly and chuck the flat one on the fire. :$

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    Was thinking of using this to pick up my 8 year old from school, would it be safeish for a medium sized adult and 8 year old to be on at the same time?

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      I have one of this and I'd say no it won't be fit for your purpose. Deck is just big enough for one person to stand on it. Ride is quite bumpy as well with tiny wheels and no suspensions so it would not be safe for 2 people to ride it. Also Xiaomi forces you to watch the safety video on their app in order to activate the scooter and they clearly advise not to ride it with another passenger.

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      please don't do it. whether it's safe or not, it's illegal for two people to be on the same scooter at the same time and it's bloody stupid!

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      Any recommendation for the cheapest ebike with a child chair? I assume bike is the only alternative where you can legally ride with a kid?

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      Is it also illegal to tow a bike trailer like this with escooter?
      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184572817932

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    Police is not actively cracking down on these things and chasing people per se. But if one off them is in a bad mood and you're in the wrong spot at the wrong time then yeah you'll get a hefty fine.

    It will be interesting what rules are introduced for these. Riding on footpath at 25km is too dangerous as any collision with another person will definitely result in serious injuries. on the other hand riding this on main road at 25km is not safe either. Compared to bikes, these are quite low in height and drivers can barely spot the rider unless one is wearing lights and reflective gear.

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      I've seen way too many idiots in Brisbane ride along South Bank precinct at dangerous speed without a care in the world. There will be idiots anywhere and everywhere you go. If you have common sense, you will naturally realise 25km/h feels way too fast on the footpath with people around. Pedestrians are extremely dangerous and unpredictable these days with people walking/jogging with noise cancelling earphones with absolutely no awareness of what's around them and they obviously can't hear the bells either.

      I have no idea what you are talking about these being low in height and being less visible than bikes.
      You ride scooters standing up while you ride bikes standing down so how would scooters be lower in height and less visible?
      Scooters are not any less visible than bikes and if anything they are more visible than bikes as you ride them standing up.
      I would still recommend additional rear light for safety if you ride at night.

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      I usually slow down when approaching people on the footpath, to the point where i'm prepared to dismount if I have to. On the footpath pedestrians have the right of way, not bikes/scooters etc.

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    Great way to be a virgin for life

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      and your biggest achievement in life was losing your virginity? lol

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    FYI in the legality department too..

    The National Transport Commission recently presented their recommendations for changes to the Australian Road Rules to all State Transport Ministers. The recommendation is for e-scooters, e-skateboards, e-unicycles etc to be permitted to use footpaths at speeds to 10km/h and suburban roads at speeds up to 25km/h. The recommendation was approved by all ministers and will now be added to the Road Rules. This should happen by May 2021.

    https://www.ntc.gov.au/transport-reform/ntc-projects/Barrier...

    May prove worthwhile editing your post given the hopefully impending legality across the country? $699 for the Pro2 is a great deal.

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      woah thats hectic if true!

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    For anyone in NSW please read the below:

    Thy NTC has produced a recommendation to the Transport Council with draft legislation amendments to be presented at the next Transport council meeting in May 2021. This will be draft amendments only they will be part of amendment 14 is approved. The Australian Road Rules are updated every 2 years and the next amendment (14) will be in November 2021. Even after this amendment is done the states will need to introduce the changes into state law. So it will be at least 10 months for the amendment to become law and then it will be up to Minister Constance to accept the changes into NSW road rules.

    So nothing will change till at least the end of the year at best, best course of action is to partition Minister Constance to bring in laws sooner considering he and the other ministers approved the recommendations last Nov 2020. ACT went ahead and fast tracked it as they knew it was coming anyways in the ARR amendment.

    Till then these devices are illegal in NSW, but the NSW government will be quite happy to take the GST on your scooter purchase, Just wont let you use it anywhere that would be of value.

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    Has anyone tried installing 10 inch tyres. If so, thoughts on:
    1. Install font fender gap and change bolt? Gap with the front fender make you nervous?
    2. back fender changes
    3. What wheels did you buy
    4. Changing tyres easy like I hear in the reviews?

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    Anyone had thoughts on this vs Segway Ninebot KickScooter ES1LD

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    Couldn’t find the end date online so I contacted JB and the confirmed the offer expires on the 28/01.

    Xiaomi though current have a sale for the Pro 2 and a air pump for $699. If you still prefer to buy with JB and use your handy gift cards they can price match with Xiaomi (without the air pump).

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      that's a good deal - worth a post!

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    Looks like deals expired?
    Interestingly enough searching "Xiaomi" on JB no longer yields any results, even at full RRP - tinfoil hat theory is this due to Xiaomi being put on the entity list by Trump a little while ago?

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      Looks like you need to restart your browser. Searching Xiaomi on JB lists 2 products. The scooter and air pump.