Is the scooter always suitable only for asphalt walks in the city? Is it possible to go off-road, ride on dirt roads or forest paths, fly through a puddle or get into the mud on an electric scooter? To implement all these plans, you need an off road electric scooter.
What is an off-road electric scooter?
This is a powerful scooter with a wheel diameter of 10 inches, which allows you to move both on smooth asphalt and over rough terrain. The scooter of iScooter has protection from water and rides off-road. Thanks to a well-thought-out design and a front shock absorber, it should provide comfortable control and safe movement of up to 40 km on a single charge.
Characteristics worth paying attention to
- Wheel diameter. Scooters with relatively small diameters (6, 6.5, 8 inches) are rapidly gaining speed, quite convenient for traveling on sidewalks, parks and around the city as a whole. But! A small diameter does not cross obstacles, even minor cracks or joints on tiles or asphalt can be fatal. Scooters of a higher weight category with wheels with a diameter of 10 inches and higher are already noticeably easier to cope with bumps and obstacles on the way.
- Ground clearance (the distance from the bottom of the deck to the surface). The greater the clearance, the easier it is to overcome irregularities and the stricter the requirements for the design and suspension of the scooter. The high centre of gravity makes the scooter less stable.
- For Sunday walks in the park, a child’s scooter or basic models with a power of ~ 250 watts will be enough. But to move along difficult routes with climbs, slides, with the need for sharp accelerations, you should choose a powerful model (500 + watts).
- To move outside the city sidewalks, you should prepare a scooter or choose a model with factory protection. We are talking about the waterproofing of the soundboard / battery / controller, as well as the protection of wires and electrical connections. Light rain or a puddle on the way can not only disable the scooter, but also lead to sad consequences.
Thus, if you have chosen or independently prepared your own scooter for off—road driving, then you should imagine what it copes with, and what it does not. It is quite unpleasant to get into a situation when you have driven quite far away, and the scooter “could not”. And then you have to drag him back on yourself. And if the requirements for scooters are lower in the urban cycle, then for off-road driving it is worth choosing a “bigger” and more powerful model.
For serious off-road driving, separate models of electric scooters are provided. As a rule, these are powerful and seriously prepared versions with large wheels and toothy rubber. The soundboard and electrical connectors of such scooters are protected from moisture or dirt.
Be careful when riding on such serious vehicles.
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