The New WideWheel Pro Brings Us The Updates We Asked For!
Posted 3rd January 2020. Category: General.
The WideWheel scooter has been the most powerful scooter we have ever stocked, featuring two large 500W electric motors and a big lithium-ion battery to power them. We are now excited to bring to our customers the WideWheel Pro 2020 model, with the biggest updates being dual disk brakes and a new dashboard LED display.
Dual Disk Brakes
One of the biggest drawbacks on the 2019 WideWheel was the braking system - it featured only a rear disk brake. When travelling at a good speed, the stopping distance from using the rear brake was sub-par. This was due to riders weight leaning towards the front of the scooter while slowing down, and therefore the rear wheel having less traction than the front wheel. The WideWheel scooter doesn't feature electronic braking like some other models, so the rear disk brake was previously the only braking method. Now, the 2020 WideWheel Pro features a front disk brake too, significantly improving the braking distance and safety of the scooter.
LED Dashboard Display
Another large feature request from customers was to have a speedometer and better battery indicator on the dashboard of the WideWheel scooter. The 2019 version has four indicator lights that often became complicated when switching between modes and indicating battery level. The new 2020 Mercane WideWheel Pro features a new dashboard that shows speed and battery life. It is now easier switching modes and changing scooter settings.
The WideWheel Pro now has a larger battery capacity allowing for a range up to 50km, up from 30km on the previous model. The battery size is about 720Wh up from 633Wh, which gives more range and slightly better performance.
The acceleration and handling have remained strong, with the WideWheel having by-far the best acceleration of any scooter we have seen. The handling takes a bit of time getting used to due to the wide nature of the tyres, but are outstanding once comfortable with the system. Speed and performance are slightly improved, as tested by Apollo Scooters in their video 'Mercane Widewheel 2020 (Pro) Electric Scooter Review - Performance & Features', the WideWheel Pro outpaces the 2019 model around an athletic track.
A common question we get asked is 'I have the 2019 WideWheel scooter, can I upgrade my front wheel to add a disk brake?'. The short answer is yes; however, it is quite difficult and time-consuming. We would not recommend doing it yourself, in case you damage your scooter. And due to the cost of labour, it would probably not be worth getting it installed by a professional either, as you would be better off purchasing a new 2020 WideWheel and selling your current one.
We have no doubt the new 2020 WideWheel will be loved amongst riders, and we hope Mercane continues to impress with new iterations of the WideWheel and other models in the future! We look forward to riding them! To learn more about the WideWheel Pro, click here:
WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.