Mercane WideWheel Pro Electric Scooter Review -Should You Upgrade?

By Chris Wilson

June 26, 2020


Mercane WideWheel Pro is an upgrade to the already popular Mercane WideWheel, which was launched in 2018.

The original model was quite a successful scooter by all means, but it was troubled with reports of failing stems and swingarms.

The new Mercane WideWheel Pro, however, solves all the issues in the previous version, and more importantly, it adds some nice upgrades making it more practical for everyday commuting.

It builds up to what the original WideWheel models offered, and incorporates handy features like a longer range, more power, a new display, an improved brake system, sturdy construction and much more.

While it’s not entirely a drastic takeoff from the WideWheel older version, it’s a step up and more refined in all the aspects.

But is this scooter right for you?

Who Is The Mercane Widewheel Pro Electric Scooter Meant for?

First, the Mercane WideWheel Pro is suited for the Mercane scooter enthusiasts, particularly those who need to upgrade from the previous WideWheel.

With just about everything on the WideWheel Pro getting a makeover, this scooter might also be an intriguing option for those who simply need a powerful scooter with great range and speed.

I would also recommend the scooter for generally anyone who needs a fast and powerful scooter offering comfort and performance.

Performance of the WideWheel Pro also matches the durability, thanks to the quality construction, so the scooter is also perfect for those in search of a long-lasting and rugged option.

Who is it not for?

The dual motors on the WideWheel Pro might just be rated at 500 Watts each, but when in use, they deliver a combined wattage of more than 1kW, so it would be safe to assume the scooter is not the ideal beginner scooter.

The weight and portability are also not the best features of the WideWheel Pro.

The folding mechanism, in particular, is sophisticated to use and not as smooth as other e-scooters within its class.

Also, at 54 pounds, the weight is quite decent, and while it's possible to carry the scooter for short distances, it might prove to be real pain hauling it for several staircases.

So, yes, the WideWheel Pro might not be ideal for those who need to carry their scooter for long distances.

Finally, the WideWheel Pro is not an off-road scooter. While some of the riders use the WideWheel Pro for off-roading, this comprises its integrity since the design componentry can’t handle the abuse meted by the rugged terrain.

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Features and Benefits of the Widewheel Pro Electric Scooter

In the section below, we shall outline some of the features and the accompanying benefits of this electric scooter.

Design and Construction

The design construction on the WideWheel Pro is everything you would want to see in your ideal electric scooter.

The design build, for instance, is sturdy, and the aluminum-alloy components play a crucial role in bolstering the strength of the scooter.

The fork and stem, which were a tad flimsy on the original WideWheel, have been made thicker for added strength and durability.

Unfortunately, despite the bolstered structural design, it’s a shame the WideWheel has a limited weight capacity of only 220-pounds, which we think is quite lean 

Another design flaw lies on the rather short rear fender that doesn’t prevent riders from getting splashed by water while riding in the rain.

Speaking of rain, this electric scooter has a water resistance of IP54, meaning it can tolerate light rain but can’t be submerged or soaked.

Wheels

The foam-filled, ultra-wide tires, offer an effective way to cushion your ride while reducing maintenance concerns because they don't get punctured easily.

However, their practicality comes at a cost; the foam tires don’t have traction as that of the pneumatic tires, particularly in the wet conditions and under heavy acceleration.

The good news is, the condition is somewhat made better by the braking system.

Braking System

Uniquely, the electric scooter has a dual braking system, comprising both the dual electronic and mechanical brakes.

The benefit of such a system is enhanced safety and a massive improvement over its predecessor, which had a single braking system only.

When in use, you can always be assured that you’ll come to a grinding halt with the least effort.

Comfort

The standing deck and the suspension are the most critical components for determining comfort in a scooter, and it seems the WideWheel excels in this department.

While I agree the deck has a slim standing width of 5-inches, it’s sufficient to allow multiple riding positions.

The dual spring suspension is stiff, dampening the vibrations from the ground, while at the same time taking the edge on the steep bumps.

The ultra-wide 4-inch wheels also extend the comfort factor by providing a sense of floating, excellent stability, and tracking.

Motor and Battery

The WideWheel Pro e-scooter comes with a 720 watt hour lithium battery, which offers 10-15% longer range than the original WideWheel.

Besides the impressive range, the battery takes only 7 hours to achieve a full charge.

The two 500 watt motors (1000 watt combined), on the other hand, provide incredible torque and acceleration for an improved performance.

On top speeds, the electric scooter can achieve anywhere from 24-27 miles.

However, if range is of the essence, you can switch to eco-mode setting and here, you can get at least 30 miles on a single charge.

Controls

WideWheel Pro Controls

The display console on the WideWheel Pro is pretty austere and comes with several upgrades, including LCD, additional brake lever, and upgraded grips.

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Pros

Cons

  • Folding mechanism is sophisticated

Conclusion

The WideWheel Pro is a new and exciting upgrade bringing plenty of impressive features for the ultimate performance.

While it might not be suitable for the rugged terrain, it's suited for use in most of the flat areas and pavements, so it easily fits in the lifestyle of many.

Again, the pricing might be a bit higher, but considering all the new improvements, and more importantly, the performance, you'll see this electric scooter is worth every penny.

Chris Wilson

About the author

Chris Wilson, long time fan of personal electric transportation. Chris is not easily impressed when it comes to the latest technologies, however, when he is, nothing can stop him from wanting to share his knowledge with our readers here at ElectricRideLab.com

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