Crane Black Electric Scooter - online at ALDI for £179.99
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Crane Black Electric Scooter - online at ALDI for £179.99

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Found 1st Jul
I was browsing ALDI’s offers and stumbled across this. I’ve seen recent deals for the xioami scooter but this one is cheaper and is probably dispatched from the UK, can be returned via store and has 3 year warranty.

Info about it

Foldable and lightweight electronic scooter great for easy travel. Features electronic accelerator and front brake with friction brake at the rear.

Contents
1 x Powder Adaptor, 1 x Tool Bag
Features
High-end Aluminium with front wheel suspension
5 inch hard rubber tyres
Acceleration via thumb level
Electronic front brake operated by thumb and friction brake on the end
Range: Max. 14km in one battery load
Weight capacity max. 100kg
Max. speed 22km/h
Foldable design
Foldable handlebar
Lightweight
Max. range up to 14km on single charge
Great for older teen and adult riders
Environmentally friendly
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is 8kg weight typical for electric scooters?
The well reviewed xiaomi is 12kg
I'm just waiting for them to do hover boards with a 3 yr warranty.
14km range bit low, can you get extended battery?
Over 8 Miles is low? It sounds like a long way to me.
I’ve taken a punt on it. I had the ‘emicro one’ which was £750 (returned it as the back tyre couldn’t take uk roads/pot holes) couldn’t resist this at such a low price
The wheels on this doesn't look they would take anything other than a smooth surface? Still like you say worth a go.. seems a bargain!
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1 x Powder Adaptor

Made me laugh that......
Meluk91 h, 19 m ago

The wheels on this doesn't look they would take anything other than a …The wheels on this doesn't look they would take anything other than a smooth surface? Still like you say worth a go.. seems a bargain!


I agree, I’ll post again once it arrives and let you know if it’s any good
theres a review on the aldi website now, basically says the range figures are rubbish...

...The actual REAL range I have found over 5 days [7 trips] has been 2.7 miles-4.7 miles of range until battery runs out. This has been on tarmaced hard standing roads and footpaths; and one cycleway -in dry conditions 28-30 degrees Celsius. The trips were all 'there and back' trips. So any uphill gradient was partly counteracted by the downhill return on the same route...
As cheap and as light as it looks, if your in the market for a proper, reliable scooter with great community support.. pay more and get the Xiaomi M365
Ok it’s arrived.
The scooter is noticeably larger than the emicro one. And as the battery is in the steering column, it’s not retractable.

It looks like they have made the platform larger so that when folded it looks in proportion.

There seem to be a few design flaws, like behind the front wheel, there seems to be holes in the front of the deck. I know that these will fill up with grit and moisture over time. Easily filled with some black sugru
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The build quality seems good. Not excellent.

The charging point in on the handle bars which is good. As the emicro A’s charging point was in the deck and could get damaged.

I haven’t ridden it anywhere except the garden yet.

I think the suspension is a waste of time.
any update
furrygg5th Jul

Ok it’s arrived. The scooter is noticeably larger than the emicro one. And …Ok it’s arrived. The scooter is noticeably larger than the emicro one. And as the battery is in the steering column, it’s not retractable. It looks like they have made the platform larger so that when folded it looks in proportion. There seem to be a few design flaws, like behind the front wheel, there seems to be holes in the front of the deck. I know that these will fill up with grit and moisture over time. Easily filled with some black sugru [Image] The build quality seems good. Not excellent. The charging point in on the handle bars which is good. As the emicro A’s charging point was in the deck and could get damaged. I haven’t ridden it anywhere except the garden yet. I think the suspension is a waste of time.


Any update at all on performance?
It’s great fun! Yet to take it out on any meaningful rides, I plan on going to my office in it which 2.2miles each way.

First one I’ve ever had and my main observation is the size of the wheels. The manual states not to attempt to ride over bumps or objects higher than 1.5cm! Which I obviously tried and nearly went flying off it. Just a very slightly raised kerb (prob about 1.5cm) The wheels are just too small to deal with anything like this.

Performance seems great. It has 3 power levels and the 3rd level seems plenty fast enough.
I rode it around the block. And some of the roads are made of concrete with plenty of stones in. I’m pretty sure the tyre will wear out if I were to use it every day. The front tyre isn’t solid it has thick side walls and is hollow in the centre. I think on smooth flat surfaces it’ll last a long time, but normal use I recon it’ll break up.

I felt that the power going up hill (I live on a hill) was worse than the emicro. But to be honest both were bad (I’m at the top end of the weight scale, around 88kg)

But considering I could get three of these for the price of the emicro I think it’s amazing.

I did notice that the steering column got very hot when riding around the block. But then again it’s been very hot in the uk. The back tyre which had no motor was also very hot to touch.

Again I think the suspension is a waste of time, also the acceleration is pretty sluggish but on a flat surface it’s pretty quick.

There’s a smooth path near me that gets steeper as you go along, and the speed goes from 25kph down to about 8kph.

I’ve not used it until it runs out yet.
furrygg15 h, 11 m ago

I rode it around the block. And some of the roads are made of concrete …I rode it around the block. And some of the roads are made of concrete with plenty of stones in. I’m pretty sure the tyre will wear out if I were to use it every day. The front tyre isn’t solid it has thick side walls and is hollow in the centre. I think on smooth flat surfaces it’ll last a long time, but normal use I recon it’ll break up. I felt that the power going up hill (I live on a hill) was worse than the emicro. But to be honest both were bad (I’m at the top end of the weight scale, around 88kg) But considering I could get three of these for the price of the emicro I think it’s amazing. I did notice that the steering column got very hot when riding around the block. But then again it’s been very hot in the uk. The back tyre which had no motor was also very hot to touch. Again I think the suspension is a waste of time, also the acceleration is pretty sluggish but on a flat surface it’s pretty quick. There’s a smooth path near me that gets steeper as you go along, and the speed goes from 25kph down to about 8kph. I’ve not used it until it runs out yet.


do the wheels look like they can come off to be replaced? My concern is parts and if you can buy a second battery to carry with you? Does the battery come off?
Meluk921 h, 4 m ago

It’s great fun! Yet to take it out on any meaningful rides, I plan on g …It’s great fun! Yet to take it out on any meaningful rides, I plan on going to my office in it which 2.2miles each way. First one I’ve ever had and my main observation is the size of the wheels. The manual states not to attempt to ride over bumps or objects higher than 1.5cm! Which I obviously tried and nearly went flying off it. Just a very slightly raised kerb (prob about 1.5cm) The wheels are just too small to deal with anything like this. Performance seems great. It has 3 power levels and the 3rd level seems plenty fast enough.


sounds great!! my work journal is 5.6 miles do you think it would make it or at least 3/4 of the way? lol are you able to remove the battery as I planned on maybe carrying a second for long journeys?
HOT! Taken a punt on this, as I'm fed up of all the new cycle lanes being put up near home and literally taking over a full driving lane. It's made driving to work annoying. My commute to work is 2.9 miles. Will report back on how it performs!
jpxdude35 m ago

HOT! Taken a punt on this, as I'm fed up of all the new cycle lanes being …HOT! Taken a punt on this, as I'm fed up of all the new cycle lanes being put up near home and literally taking over a full driving lane. It's made driving to work annoying. My commute to work is 2.9 miles. Will report back on how it performs!


awesome man let us know
adam.bullock6 m ago

awesome man let us know


Will do! A bit excited, but also nervous, because I have the worst balance. Wondering if I need to get myself a crash helmet...
jpxdude17th Jul

Will do! A bit excited, but also nervous, because I have the worst …Will do! A bit excited, but also nervous, because I have the worst balance. Wondering if I need to get myself a crash helmet...


not sure if you can on here buddy but some pictures would be great too! im intrigued to see if the batteries come off so to speak so that they can be replaced further down the line
jpxdude3 h, 44 m ago

Will do! A bit excited, but also nervous, because I have the worst …Will do! A bit excited, but also nervous, because I have the worst balance. Wondering if I need to get myself a crash helmet...

haha now im looking at crash helmets haha
furrygg5th Jul

Ok it’s arrived. The scooter is noticeably larger than the emicro one. And …Ok it’s arrived. The scooter is noticeably larger than the emicro one. And as the battery is in the steering column, it’s not retractable. It looks like they have made the platform larger so that when folded it looks in proportion. There seem to be a few design flaws, like behind the front wheel, there seems to be holes in the front of the deck. I know that these will fill up with grit and moisture over time. Easily filled with some black sugru [Image] The build quality seems good. Not excellent. The charging point in on the handle bars which is good. As the emicro A’s charging point was in the deck and could get damaged. I haven’t ridden it anywhere except the garden yet. I think the suspension is a waste of time.


any other pictures buddy?
I’m taking mine on it’s Virgin long haul ride tonight to my work! 2.2miles each way. Going when it’s quiet so if I go flying off it there won’t be people to laugh. No safety equipment as I’m hard core. Lol.

That’s my only concern with stability over uneven ground. No cycle lanes for me so will be mainly pavement. If I feel daring ill record a video for you all
Battery isn’t removable as far as I can tell. If you run out of juice don’t forget u have the old fashioned leg power!
Well just flew to work and back, 4.4 mile round trip and the scooter is still showing half power left. It took all the uneven pavements and sunken kerbs with ease, was very impressed. Took me 14mins to get to work (2.2 miles) so averaging about 10mph. Takes about 8 to 9mins in the car and this was definitely much more fun

On the way back was struggling to get over 11mph, which may sound slow but it doesnt feel slow on a scooter. I weigh about 88kg so I guess i wont get the fastest out of it.
Meluk938 m ago

Well just flew to work and back, 4.4 mile round trip and the scooter is …Well just flew to work and back, 4.4 mile round trip and the scooter is still showing half power left. It took all the uneven pavements and sunken kerbs with ease, was very impressed. Took me 14mins to get to work (2.2 miles) so averaging about 10mph. Takes about 8 to 9mins in the car and this was definitely much more fun On the way back was struggling to get over 11mph, which may sound slow but it doesnt feel slow on a scooter. I weigh about 88kg so I guess i wont get the fastest out of it.


Fantastic feedback thank you!! I think I'm going to order and take the plunge!!
Meluk99 h, 10 m ago

Well just flew to work and back, 4.4 mile round trip and the scooter is …Well just flew to work and back, 4.4 mile round trip and the scooter is still showing half power left. It took all the uneven pavements and sunken kerbs with ease, was very impressed. Took me 14mins to get to work (2.2 miles) so averaging about 10mph. Takes about 8 to 9mins in the car and this was definitely much more fun On the way back was struggling to get over 11mph, which may sound slow but it doesnt feel slow on a scooter. I weigh about 88kg so I guess i wont get the fastest out of it.


Hi mate, how did it handle steep hills?
Only gradient I had was a road which goes over a railway. A fair incline I guess for about 30m long. Scooter kept going fine under its own power. Obviously slowed down a fair bit but took me up with no issues.
The manufacturer (Envivo based in Demark) currently dont provide spare parts which is a shame but they told me they plan on doing in the future
Very pleased with the feedback so far, and gives an accurate picture of what I can expect I think! I also weigh 88kg strangely enough. Based on Meluk9's timings and my calculations allowing for similar weight, it should take me approximately 19 minutes to get to work, which isn't bad (By car it's usually about 12-15 minutes).

I have gotten myself a bell, and will now shop for a small helmet in preparation. Please keep the feedback coming!

P.S. Apparently all these kinds of scooters have speed limiters. Might experiment with removing mine if I feel brave/stupid enough.
Meluk94 m ago

The manufacturer (Envivo based in Demark) currently dont provide spare …The manufacturer (Envivo based in Demark) currently dont provide spare parts which is a shame but they told me they plan on doing in the future


so although advertised as Crane it is actually a Denmark firm? Thats interesting as ive found lots of videos on non branded scooters that look identical!! so potentially folks if we could source damamged "unbranded" we could POTENTIALLY swap parts out ALSO I saw video where in the comments on one of these "unbranded" scooters someone said if you follow wiring to the back of the control unit there should be a blue wire which apparently is speed limiter he said remove that and you can do excessive speeds.... I wouldnt recommend that obiviously but interesting if anyone wanted to mod theres!!
Are these heavy or bulky to carry, as having to use the train/tube as well, they look really fun, where do people ride these on the pavements?
nikki_byrne18th Jul

Are these heavy or bulky to carry, as having to use the train/tube as …Are these heavy or bulky to carry, as having to use the train/tube as well, they look really fun, where do people ride these on the pavements?


Apparently this is only 8KG when folded, which is definitely manageable for commuting I reckon.
a bell is a good idea as obviously its pretty much silent so if your on the pavement people wont jump out of the way

the manual refers to this company for support: envivo.nu/


Great to hear about de-restricting it... someone try it first!
Meluk930 m ago

a bell is a good idea as obviously its pretty much silent so if your on …a bell is a good idea as obviously its pretty much silent so if your on the pavement people wont jump out of the way the manual refers to this company for support: https://www.envivo.nu/Great to hear about de-restricting it... someone try it first!


Thanks for the link! Good to be able to have the manual handy. I will check if the unit has the blue cable that allows delimiting the speed anf report back once I receive it!
jpxdude1 h, 6 m ago

Apparently this is only 8KG when folded, which is definitely manageable …Apparently this is only 8KG when folded, which is definitely manageable for commuting I reckon.

i guess 8kg isn't to bad, its more if its bulky i guess, just wonder how many peoples legs i will end up bashing with it
jpxdude18th Jul

Thanks for the link! Good to be able to have the manual handy. I will …Thanks for the link! Good to be able to have the manual handy. I will check if the unit has the blue cable that allows delimiting the speed anf report back once I receive it!


I've ordered mine buddy- its been dispatched so presumably any day now as long as theyre already in the UK and not coming from Denmark lol
Someone snip the blue cable and let us know what happens!
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