Xiaomi 8.5 inch Tire Folding Electric Scooter (Youth Edition)  -  BLACK **Now £203.22** w/code @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi 8.5 inch Tire Folding Electric Scooter (Youth Edition) - BLACK **Now £203.22** w/code @ Gearbest

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Found 11th Nov
Update 04/12 dropped in price again, now £203.22

Update - code working again

Insane price for this and a few of you are after this for xmas!

Really tempted to purchase one for my boy, he got one for TRUS recently and wasn't amazing so going back

Can't fault the brand whatsoever - Use must use the code MiScooterUK at checkout and MUST be logged in for the code to work






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!

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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


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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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Top comments

Just wear very long flares and the fuzz won't stop you, they will just thing you are walking very fast and smooth

Coffee1008 m ago

Anyone know how much it is to register with dvla?

Yes. It costs absolutely nothing as you can't register a stand up kids scooter with dvla!!

GlentoranMark58 m ago

Try getting this through an MOT, taxed and insured We had a similar …Try getting this through an MOT, taxed and insured We had a similar discussion in NI recently as it seems ALL e-bikes need MOT, insurance and vehicle tax because our laws weren't updated when England and Wales updated them 10 years ago (Scotland has different laws as well.)On the plus side, no-one has ever been prosecuted for owning an E-bike or scooter so it's highly unlikely any kid will get a ticket. Maybe more of a ticking off if they are riding this dangerously. Bottom line is you are the parent so you should be teaching your child safe road sense.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40902211I plan on building an E-bike in the new year btw.



If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q battery. With a programming cable it'll put out 1.5kw illegal obviously but will get you up any hill on throttle alone. The hub based motors won't as they need to be spinning fast. They're great on flats but rubbish on a moderate hill. I can pedal 32mph quite safely which means I feel safer and don't have to ride in the gutter. The lycra brigade don't have much of a sense of humour as I blast past them but the policeman had a laugh when I kept up with his van from some lights.

I'd love to be legal, and whilst I could get insurance, add a horn headlights and number plates I can't get type approval. In fact no one in the UK has managed to get type approval for a self build (mines on a Boardman hybrid comp bike). Final tip, hydraulic disc brakes are a must if you're carrying 25+ of bike, battery and motor and want to stop consistently.

naveedxo26 m ago

I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort …I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort of law that unless you pay to register it with the DVLA or something you can only ride it on private property because of the motor?


Yup, these are illegal to ride on public roads unless you register them, I think they come under the same category as mopeds. You could push it along with your foot though and that'd be fine. It's a shame decent ebikes aren't this cheap since they're actually legal, a similar weight and can be used for longer journeys.
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Grrrr dropped since i bought mine bloody typical x does anyone know what UK charger will work with this?

What makes this the "Youth Edition"?
I can't see any difference between this and the "adult" M365.

For anyone wondering, these are great fun! I was "testing" one yesterday.

An electric scooter?

Yet people wonder why kids are getting fatter...

Fair play to the Chinese firm making these, they know their market well, selling a "youth" scooter with a 120kg weight capacity
Edited by: "SpaceChip" 11th Nov

Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know if they had to pay any customs or any other taxes?

thecrater5 m ago

Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know …Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know if they had to pay any customs or any other taxes?

I didn't pay anything.

I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort of law that unless you pay to register it with the DVLA or something you can only ride it on private property because of the motor?

cutthroat_jake28 m ago

What makes this the "Youth Edition"?I can't see any difference between …What makes this the "Youth Edition"?I can't see any difference between this and the "adult" M365.For anyone wondering, these are great fun! I was "testing" one yesterday.


How does it cope with hills?

cutthroat_jake30 m ago

What makes this the "Youth Edition"?I can't see any difference between …What makes this the "Youth Edition"?I can't see any difference between this and the "adult" M365.For anyone wondering, these are great fun! I was "testing" one yesterday.



250w 20km mileage towards 280w 30km mileage, only difference i can see ?

cannibalwombat10 m ago

How does it cope with hills?



Not fantastically with my fat ass on it (110kg).
This video is a great guide........

naveedxo26 m ago

I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort …I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort of law that unless you pay to register it with the DVLA or something you can only ride it on private property because of the motor?


Yup, these are illegal to ride on public roads unless you register them, I think they come under the same category as mopeds. You could push it along with your foot though and that'd be fine. It's a shame decent ebikes aren't this cheap since they're actually legal, a similar weight and can be used for longer journeys.

this is great

CampGareth22 m ago

Yup, these are illegal to ride on public roads unless you register them, I …Yup, these are illegal to ride on public roads unless you register them, I think they come under the same category as mopeds. You could push it along with your foot though and that'd be fine. It's a shame decent ebikes aren't this cheap since they're actually legal, a similar weight and can be used for longer journeys.


Anyone know how much it is to register with dvla?

Coffee1008 m ago

Anyone know how much it is to register with dvla?

Yes. It costs absolutely nothing as you can't register a stand up kids scooter with dvla!!

fireman19 m ago

Yes. It costs absolutely nothing as you can't register a stand up kids …Yes. It costs absolutely nothing as you can't register a stand up kids scooter with dvla!!


some people saying you gotta register because its too powerful, so what gives? is there a legal way to use this on public roads?

naveedxo1 h, 40 m ago

I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort …I wanted one of these but I'm sure I read somewhere that there's some sort of law that unless you pay to register it with the DVLA or something you can only ride it on private property because of the motor?


True but it's unlikely police will get you banged up for riding one. I haven't heard or read any stories at least

michaeljb39 m ago

some people saying you gotta register because its too powerful, so what …some people saying you gotta register because its too powerful, so what gives? is there a legal way to use this on public roads?


Keep in mind even if you could register it you then need to do all the things you would with any other registered road vehicle, so insurance etc.

thecrater2 h, 6 m ago

Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know …Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know if they had to pay any customs or any other taxes?

Don't choose any DHL delivery option, they have a much higher chance of getting taxed.

Coffee1001 h, 0 m ago

Anyone know how much it is to register with dvla?



Try getting this through an MOT, taxed and insured

We had a similar discussion in NI recently as it seems ALL e-bikes need MOT, insurance and vehicle tax because our laws weren't updated when England and Wales updated them 10 years ago (Scotland has different laws as well.)

On the plus side, no-one has ever been prosecuted for owning an E-bike or scooter so it's highly unlikely any kid will get a ticket. Maybe more of a ticking off if they are riding this dangerously. Bottom line is you are the parent so you should be teaching your child safe road sense.

bbc.co.uk/new…211

I plan on building an E-bike in the new year btw.

On 15km on a full charge, it's OK for short distance unless you keep a charger with you all the time

cycle to work?

Just wear very long flares and the fuzz won't stop you, they will just thing you are walking very fast and smooth

Looks goo

I have the adult version and it goes like f**k!!

GlentoranMark58 m ago

Try getting this through an MOT, taxed and insured We had a similar …Try getting this through an MOT, taxed and insured We had a similar discussion in NI recently as it seems ALL e-bikes need MOT, insurance and vehicle tax because our laws weren't updated when England and Wales updated them 10 years ago (Scotland has different laws as well.)On the plus side, no-one has ever been prosecuted for owning an E-bike or scooter so it's highly unlikely any kid will get a ticket. Maybe more of a ticking off if they are riding this dangerously. Bottom line is you are the parent so you should be teaching your child safe road sense.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40902211I plan on building an E-bike in the new year btw.



If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q battery. With a programming cable it'll put out 1.5kw illegal obviously but will get you up any hill on throttle alone. The hub based motors won't as they need to be spinning fast. They're great on flats but rubbish on a moderate hill. I can pedal 32mph quite safely which means I feel safer and don't have to ride in the gutter. The lycra brigade don't have much of a sense of humour as I blast past them but the policeman had a laugh when I kept up with his van from some lights.

I'd love to be legal, and whilst I could get insurance, add a horn headlights and number plates I can't get type approval. In fact no one in the UK has managed to get type approval for a self build (mines on a Boardman hybrid comp bike). Final tip, hydraulic disc brakes are a must if you're carrying 25+ of bike, battery and motor and want to stop consistently.

What age is this from ,would a 7 year old be ok

I thought anything with a motor on would be illegal on pavements except shooters which OAP's ride on...and u dont need to register it if its manual power assisted ie:- like a bicycle where the motor assist the pedals.

Even 'hoverboards' are illegal on pavements

jaydeeuk110 m ago

If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q …If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q battery. With a programming cable it'll put out 1.5kw illegal obviously but will get you up any hill on throttle alone. The hub based motors won't as they need to be spinning fast. They're great on flats but rubbish on a moderate hill. I can pedal 32mph quite safely which means I feel safer and don't have to ride in the gutter. The lycra brigade don't have much of a sense of humour as I blast past them but the policeman had a laugh when I kept up with his van from some lights.I'd love to be legal, and whilst I could get insurance, add a horn headlights and number plates I can't get type approval. In fact no one in the UK has managed to get type approval for a self build (mines on a Boardman hybrid comp bike). Final tip, hydraulic disc brakes are a must if you're carrying 25+ of bike, battery and motor and want to stop consistently.



I'm not bothered about the legalities TBF.

I've a 3 mile commute and was thinking about one of these. Batteries was thinking about 3x12v suitable rated motorbike batteries to keep prices down. I haven't researched batteries much but I think 3 will cost around £45. If I went the 48v route then 4x of those batteries. Speed is not important though, normal cycling speed would do me as it's all urban streets in a flat area.
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 11th Nov

Not CE approved? Then its likely to explode at some point. Bye bye feet!

michaeljb1 h, 51 m ago

some people saying you gotta register because its too powerful, so what …some people saying you gotta register because its too powerful, so what gives? is there a legal way to use this on public roads?

There is no way to legally use this on public roads. Exactly the same as its obvious that you can't use a skateboard on the road or roller blade down the local bypass!
Not sure why people would see that as obvious but then ask how you could go about legally using this on a public highway!

jaydeeuk111 m ago

If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q …If you are building an ebike I can highly recommend a bbs02 motor with 30q battery. With a programming cable it'll put out 1.5kw illegal obviously but will get you up any hill on throttle alone. The hub based motors won't as they need to be spinning fast. They're great on flats but rubbish on a moderate hill. I can pedal 32mph quite safely which means I feel safer and don't have to ride in the gutter. The lycra brigade don't have much of a sense of humour as I blast past them but the policeman had a laugh when I kept up with his van from some lights.I'd love to be legal, and whilst I could get insurance, add a horn headlights and number plates I can't get type approval. In fact no one in the UK has managed to get type approval for a self build (mines on a Boardman hybrid comp bike). Final tip, hydraulic disc brakes are a must if you're carrying 25+ of bike, battery and motor and want to stop consistently.


That sounds cool. Do you have a blog or youtube channel of the build?

barneyonion38 m ago

That sounds cool. Do you have a blog or youtube channel of the build?


No I haven't sorry. I don't have a clue about bikes and I'm useless at diy but adding the motor and battery was incredibly easy, the controller is inside the motor so no wiring to do. Only complicated bit, if you can call it that, was soldering the battery connections. Took an hour, could do it in half that now. The throttle and screen just plugs in, like a HDMI cable.

GlentoranMark50 m ago

I'm not bothered about the legalities TBF. I've a 3 mile commute and was …I'm not bothered about the legalities TBF. I've a 3 mile commute and was thinking about one of these. Batteries was thinking about 3x12v suitable rated motorbike batteries to keep prices down. I haven't researched batteries much but I think 3 will cost around £45. If I went the 48v route then 4x of those batteries. Speed is not important though, normal cycling speed would do me as it's all urban streets in a flat area.


If no hills then could probably get away with something like that. Voltage gives you the torque, not speed, that's in the amps that the controller can take. I'm lazy and unfit so needed the 48v 🤣

jaydeeuk111 m ago

If no hills then could probably get away with something like that. Voltage …If no hills then could probably get away with something like that. Voltage gives you the torque, not speed, that's in the amps that the controller can take. I'm lazy and unfit so needed the 48v 🤣



I'm fit and a window cleaner and only use my bike when my cheap cars break down (which is regular). I find cycling knackers me (using different muscles) so an E-Bike would be ideal for the commute on such occasions.

It's all urban and side streets and highly unlikely I'll be stopped.

I'm unsure of amps v volts but I do know you need to match. For that link above I'd need 3 x 12v batteries with an ampage of 8.8a or greater. Higher amps run the battery run down quicker but will give faster speeds? Speed isn't important as long as it's 10mph+

GlentoranMark25 m ago

I'm fit and a window cleaner and only use my bike when my cheap cars break …I'm fit and a window cleaner and only use my bike when my cheap cars break down (which is regular). I find cycling knackers me (using different muscles) so an E-Bike would be ideal for the commute on such occasions. It's all urban and side streets and highly unlikely I'll be stopped. I'm unsure of amps v volts but I do know you need to match. For that link above I'd need 3 x 12v batteries with an ampage of 8.8a or greater. Higher amps run the battery run down quicker but will give faster speeds? Speed isn't important as long as it's 10mph+




Ah is the battery capacity. A 15ah battery won't make the bike quicker. Mine are 12ah so will probably get up to 30 miles max but are the better rated q batteries rather than e so capable of supplying a higher number of amps.
It's a 250w continuous rated motor so it's road legal, even if it can handle 500w peak ( controller looks like 7amps peak in questions but then someone else says 15a.)

I'd recommend going on the pedelec forums, they're the experts on there (and they're the ones that convinced me not to go down the hub route and get a crank drive)

My first ebike was from a deal on here, a 24v 250w foldable bike. Was underpowered, slow and useless on hills making it unsuitavle for my needs but it was cheap. If you can see if you can try out a hub based bike versus a crank drive bike.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 11th Nov

jaydeeuk13 m ago

Ah is the battery capacity. A 15ah battery won't make the bike quicker. …Ah is the battery capacity. A 15ah battery won't make the bike quicker. Mine are 12ah so will probably get up to 30 miles max but are the better rated q batteries rather than e so capable of supplying a higher number of amps.It's a 250w continuous rated motor so it's road legal, even if it can handle 500w peak ( controller looks like 7amps peak in questions but then someone else says 15a.) I'd recommend going on the pedelec forums, they're the experts on there (and they're the ones that convinced me not to go down the hub route and get a crank drive)



I've been on that forum but unsure of the questions to ask. It's only when I see threads like this that it gives me an interest again but I will build one in the new year. Thank you for the help btw.

thecrater4 h, 48 m ago

Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know …Could someone who bought this in the past from Gearbest please let me know if they had to pay any customs or any other taxes?

Just got mine. With insurance I got it in 10wdays. No custom

vladwt2 h, 45 m ago

Don't choose any DHL delivery option, they have a much higher chance of …Don't choose any DHL delivery option, they have a much higher chance of getting taxed.

Yes, for the seat I bought was delivered by dhl and had to pay custom /£3/ still cool

GlentoranMark14 m ago

I've been on that forum but unsure of the questions to ask. It's only when …I've been on that forum but unsure of the questions to ask. It's only when I see threads like this that it gives me an interest again but I will build one in the new year. Thank you for the help btw.


This looks like a bargain (almost too good). If you don't buy it I'll get it for the wife! It'll be much better than the Amazon one, and it's still road legal ( but also capable of putting out 500w) and will be easier to fit (assuming you have the tools, I had to buy a bike maintenance kit with pulley)

m.ebay.co.uk/itm…7dw

Edit - still can't work out if it's legit, should be around £300
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 11th Nov

jaydeeuk19 m ago

This looks like a bargain (almost too good). If you don't buy it I'll get …This looks like a bargain (almost too good). If you don't buy it I'll get it for the wife! It'll be much better than the Amazon one, and it's still road legal ( but also capable of putting out 500w) and will be easier to fit (assuming you have the tools, I had to buy a bike maintenance kit with pulley)https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Bike-Umbau-Kit-Bafang-8FUN-BBS01-36V-250W-Mittelmotor-C961-Umrustsatz-PEDELEC/122799375155?hash=item1c9769c333:g:QQ4AAOSwa3BaA7dw



I don't have a maintenance kit but that wouldn't bother me, I'm not ready to buy until after XMas.

thanks op - ordered
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