Xiaomi 8.5 inch Tire Folding Electric Scooter (Youth Edition) BLACK £247.12 w/code delivered @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi 8.5 inch Tire Folding Electric Scooter (Youth Edition) BLACK £247.12 w/code delivered @ Gearbest

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Found 25th Sep
Had ALOT of requests for this one, as it seems to be a popular item on Christmas lists! using the code below, you can drop it down to £247.12 delivered.

Use code 'S365YEUK' at checkout to receive discounted price (must be logged in).


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Xiaomi released its youth edition of electric scooter recently. Boasting a unique folding design, this version has been made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and weighs 12kg. Further, it adopts advanced E - ABS braking system, kinetic energy recovery system, cruise control system and intelligent BMS system. Smart and practical, as well as beautiful, you will love it!

Main Features:
● The electric scooter comes with a dual-brake system. The front wheel has E-ABS anti-lock system, while the rear wheel uses mechanical disk brake. 4m braking distance, making your riding much safer
● 250W powerful motor, 120kg loading ability, 25km/h max speed, it can climb 14 degree rampway
● Powered by 20pcs 18650 lithium-ion batteries, 52Ah capacity, offering 20km mileage
● It adopts intelligent BMS ( battery management system ), checking the battery conditions through App downloaded by searching MiHome App or Xiaomi App in Google
● 6 protection functions: short-circuit protection, over-current protection, overcharge protection, over-discharge protection, low-voltage protection, and temperature anomaly protection
● Kinetic energy recovery system. The electric scooter has a kinetic energy recovery system that converts kinetic energy into electric energy and offers a better battery life
● Smart App. It can track your cycling habits, riding speed, battery life, etc.
● 3 seconds quick folding design, stable and convenient
● 1.1W bright front light ( 6m lighting distance ) and rear light

Specification:
- Material: aircraft-grade aluminum alloy
- Wheel size: 8.5 inch inflatable tire
- Braking system: front E-ABS anti-lock system, rear mechanical disk brake
- Waterproof grade: IP54
- Pedal ground clearance: 8.75cm
- Unfolding size: 108 x 43 x 114cm
- Folding size: 108 x 43 x 49cm
- Net weight: 12kg

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50 Comments

Do they have an "old fart" edition?

how would gearbest get this to you, to avoid the UK customs ? they can't put its worth $5 on this one. Anyone purchase larger /high value items from Gearbest?

Xiaomi are like a much bigger, Chinese version of Dragon's Den, aren't they? This company could become one of the biggest on the planet if they roll out international expansion.

morrig28 m ago

Love to try one of these , think might look a plank on one. Review... …Love to try one of these , think might look a plank on one. Review... http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/accessories/xiaomi-mijia-m365-electric-scooter-review-3660427/


Sorely tempted.

is it really legal to use it out door to work?

I didn't think these were road legal?

Hardawan8 m ago

is it really legal to use it out door to work?


Not until we reform our archaic fossil fuel oriented laws. Apparently we're more interested in £XX million infrastructure projects to support the continued use of the car and gridlock our towns and cities.

I remember a Casey Neistat video a year or so ago where he was riding his Boosted Board (electric skateboard) on a 2 lane cycle-way in NYC, was reprimanded by some jobsworth officer who told him he was unable to use this.

I'd love one for about town.

leelou90510 m ago

I didn't think these were road legal?


They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're not allowed to put anything with wheels on the pavement. Anything. Wheelbarrow? Nope. Suitcase with wheels? Nope. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time finding the law verbatim for this, but it's something from the late 1800s.

I'm considering just getting a bike, fitting a BBS02 chinese motor to it (750W), then modifying it to run at the 250W and 15mph limits we have here in the UK (with something a little beefier and faster a button press away, for hills of course). It's legal, it'll get you going at *cough* 20mph which is easily enough to continually take the lane in city traffic.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 25th Sep

CampGareth26 m ago

They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're …They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're not allowed to put anything with wheels on the pavement. Anything. Wheelbarrow? Nope. Suitcase with wheels? Nope. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time finding the law verbatim for this, but it's something from the late 1800s. I'm considering just getting a bike, fitting a BBS02 chinese motor to it (750W), then modifying it to run at the 250W and 15mph limits we have here in the UK (with something a little beefier and faster a button press away, for hills of course). It's legal, it'll get you going at *cough* 20mph which is easily enough to continually take the lane in city traffic.



I was thinking about something simillar and then I found this:
26 inch Smart Electric Front Bicycle Wheel for £277
tomtop.com/p-y…922

Although still waiting for a reply how heavy it is and how waterproof, and how big is the battery (will it fit under the frame etc)>
But overall looks promising
Edited by: "novak100" 25th Sep

The_Hoff34 m ago

Not until we reform our archaic fossil fuel oriented laws. Apparently …Not until we reform our archaic fossil fuel oriented laws. Apparently we're more interested in £XX million infrastructure projects to support the continued use of the car and gridlock our towns and cities.I remember a Casey Neistat video a year or so ago where he was riding his Boosted Board (electric skateboard) on a 2 lane cycle-way in NYC, was reprimanded by some jobsworth officer who told him he was unable to use this.I'd love one for about town.


CampGareth26 m ago

They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're …They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're not allowed to put anything with wheels on the pavement. Anything. Wheelbarrow? Nope. Suitcase with wheels? Nope. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time finding the law verbatim for this, but it's something from the late 1800s. I'm considering just getting a bike, fitting a BBS02 chinese motor to it (750W), then modifying it to run at the 250W and 15mph limits we have here in the UK (with something a little beefier and faster a button press away, for hills of course). It's legal, it'll get you going at *cough* 20mph which is easily enough to continually take the lane in city traffic.



It needs to have indicators on it.

migavupe6 m ago

It needs to have indicators on it.


Like a bicycle, or a non-motorised scooter? The law is daft.

It's a silly area of the law which proliferates the continued air pollution in our inner cities, it's no wonder 9-in-10 people have some form respiratory disease.

The law makers are too busy being chauffeured around to care.

I have the Pro edition of these which gives you 30km range rather than 20km as per the Youth Edition (these are the manufactureres claims anyway).

I did a round trip of 8 miles and there was still plenty of juice left in it. I just use it in the cycle lanes. Police have never said anything to me.

novak10011 m ago

I was thinking about something simillar and then I found this: 26 inch …I was thinking about something simillar and then I found this: 26 inch Smart Electric Front Bicycle Wheel for £277https://www.tomtop.com/p-y5429us.html?mid=10000008783&utm_source=EDM&utm_medium=Normal+EDM&utm_campaign=Y5429&utm_design=2430&utm_content=2958&aid=TTEDM170922#flow_qaAlthough still waiting for a reply how heavy it is and how waterproof, and how big is the battery (will it fit under the frame etc)>But overall looks promising


Hub motor vs mid-drive is a whole debate in itself. The key bits are hubs are cheaper, lower torque, more quiet and generally simpler to use. They can be more efficient along flat ground but won't get you going from the lights easily.

I'd rather have a mid drive which is more expensive, louder, but uses your gears for better torque. Can be more efficient if you've got hills to contend with. Plus less in the way of spinning mass and can be transferred between bikes.

migavupe14 m ago

It needs to have indicators on it.


That's something, if it's a moped it needs indicators and I'd love to have those on a bike to stop me having to wave my arms while taking a corner in traffic but... you guessed it, indicators are illegal on bicycles. No lights other than white at the front, and nothing but red at the back. Since an indicator on the handlebars is visible from both front and back it's not allowed.

The_Hoff13 m ago

Like a bicycle, or a non-motorised scooter? The law is daft.It's a silly …Like a bicycle, or a non-motorised scooter? The law is daft.It's a silly area of the law which proliferates the continued air pollution in our inner cities, it's no wonder 9-in-10 people have some form respiratory disease.The law makers are too busy being chauffeured around to care.


The last time I looked, any motorised self powered vehicle that is used on the road has to have a fullset of lights and reflectors. They were also supposed to be registered and have a number plate which in this type would have been a “Q” plate but I’m not sure if that is still the case as we no longer use the single letter reg plate system.
Edited by: "migavupe" 25th Sep

migavupe10 m ago

The last time I looked, any motorised self powered vehicle that is used on …The last time I looked, any motorised self powered vehicle that is used on the road has to have a fullset of lights and reflectors. They were also supposed to be registered and have a number plate which in this type would have been a “Q” plate but I’m not sure if that is still the case as we no longer use the single letter reg plate system.


Yup, and these have lights and reflectors, alas no indicators.

The_Hoff4 m ago

Yup, and these have lights and reflectors, alas no indicators.


It doesn’t have rear reflectors.

migavupe2 m ago

It doesn’t have rear reflectors.


Well, the rear light is also a reflector.

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The_Hoff1 m ago

Well, the rear light is also a reflector.[Image]


Nope. It’s a light, not a reflector.

Funny enough, it doesn't need lights. Last time I looked into this stuf you need Indicators, a horn, tax, a seat, insurance and a numberplate, but not lights. If it has lights, they have to work and if it doesn't, you can't use it at night time. Mind you, last time I looked was some 5-10 years back....

migavupe47 m ago

Nope. It’s a light, not a reflector.


Look again, see the red reflective stuff? It's reflective.

novak1001 h, 59 m ago

I was thinking about something simillar and then I found this: 26 inch …I was thinking about something simillar and then I found this: 26 inch Smart Electric Front Bicycle Wheel for £277https://www.tomtop.com/p-y5429us.html?mid=10000008783&utm_source=EDM&utm_medium=Normal+EDM&utm_campaign=Y5429&utm_design=2430&utm_content=2958&aid=TTEDM170922#flow_qaAlthough still waiting for a reply how heavy it is and how waterproof, and how big is the battery (will it fit under the frame etc)>But overall looks promising


The battery is built into the hub. If you look through the pictures it shows the battery and where it fits.

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Edited by: "alphamusic" 25th Sep

The_Hoff34 m ago

Look again, see the red reflective stuff? It's reflective.


Brake lights are not reflective.
reflectors reflect light back at you making it look like it’s lit up, brake lights don’t reflect light or it would look like they were on and you were braking. Why do you think cars have reflectors in the bumpers etc?

CampGareth2 h, 55 m ago

They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're …They're not, but the laws on this are pretty silly. For instance you're not allowed to put anything with wheels on the pavement. Anything. Wheelbarrow? Nope. Suitcase with wheels? Nope. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time finding the law verbatim for this, but it's something from the late 1800s. I'm considering just getting a bike, fitting a BBS02 chinese motor to it (750W), then modifying it to run at the 250W and 15mph limits we have here in the UK (with something a little beefier and faster a button press away, for hills of course). It's legal, it'll get you going at *cough* 20mph which is easily enough to continually take the lane in city traffic.

I agree with your thought, but your proposed ebike would not be legal unfortunately.

migavupe1 h, 34 m ago

Brake lights are not reflective.reflectors reflect light back at you …Brake lights are not reflective.reflectors reflect light back at you making it look like it’s lit up, brake lights don’t reflect light or it would look like they were on and you were braking. Why do you think cars have reflectors in the bumpers etc?


Reflectors are required if your rear lights fail and people thinks it's a motorbike.

The_Hoff4 h, 38 m ago

it's no wonder 9-in-10 people have some form respiratory disease.


I'm gonna need a source for that

garethsmith726 h, 50 m ago

how would gearbest get this to you, to avoid the UK customs ? they can't …how would gearbest get this to you, to avoid the UK customs ? they can't put its worth $5 on this one. Anyone purchase larger /high value items from Gearbest?


Hi, I got the big one of these delivered from gearbest 6 months ago and didn’t get hit with any customs tax. They shipped it through Belgium.

What’s the ‘other’ edition?

What age do these suit upto, is there an adult version?

th8413 h, 19 m ago

I have the Pro edition of these which gives you 30km range rather than …I have the Pro edition of these which gives you 30km range rather than 20km as per the Youth Edition (these are the manufactureres claims anyway).I did a round trip of 8 miles and there was still plenty of juice left in it. I just use it in the cycle lanes. Police have never said anything to me.

What speed are we talking?

e-scooter for fat kids, what next e-bikes for fat adults..

I got the 30km version of this... It's a great bit of kit. Do have to say with my weight (80kg) and going full throttle, i get about 20-24km range, also its quite a bit larger than your typical micro scooter, and the height of the handles is not adjustable so not ideal for shorter youths!

Does anyone know the exact different in the capacity and performance of the Original Version Battery and Youth Version battery? Is the youth version any slower/less powerful?

CrackFox4 h, 49 m ago

I got the 30km version of this... It's a great bit of kit. Do have to say …I got the 30km version of this... It's a great bit of kit. Do have to say with my weight (80kg) and going full throttle, i get about 20-24km range, also its quite a bit larger than your typical micro scooter, and the height of the handles is not adjustable so not ideal for shorter youths!


How tall are you? Are the handles the perfect height for you?

surpoob15 h, 36 m ago

How tall are you? Are the handles the perfect height for you?


I'm 6ft and its ideal for me. I'd say it might not be as comfortable for people under 5ft.

jameswalker45726th Sep

What speed are we talking?


Think they get up to 16mph. Feels plenty fast enough when you're on it and you'll be overtaking most bicycles

surpoob26th Sep

Does anyone know the exact different in the capacity and performance of …Does anyone know the exact different in the capacity and performance of the Original Version Battery and Youth Version battery? Is the youth version any slower/less powerful?


I think the Youth edition just has less battery cells so has a reduced range. Same motor though

Yes, I think you're correct. The Original edition appears to have 30 batteries in the power pack and the Youth Edition has 20pcs in the power pack.

Lets make an e petition to get the laws changed
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