Macwheel MX PRO - $429
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Paul Somerville
August 18, 2022

Rider Guide’s Editor-in-Chief is a seasoned expert in the electric scooter industry. With a wide-ranging background that includes managing scooter warehouses, selling thousands of motorcycles, and restoring high value (+1M) European sports cars, his expertise is unmatched. Having personally tested more than 100 electric scooters, he offers invaluable insights and recommendations to our readers. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team, as his diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure top-notch reviews.

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Macwheel MX PRO Review

This electric scooter looks like the world-famous Xiaomi M365, but it’s not. What it is, is the worst electric scooter we’ve ever tested at Electric Scooter Guide: the Macwheel MX Pro electric scooter.

This review of the MX Pro electric scooterwill tell you six deal-breaking flaws to watch out for.

We’ll also reveal one performance test, where the MX Pro electric scooter somehow beat every other scooter we’ve tested PLUS a feature we found hidden deep in the app, that we wish all other scooters had.

Those things aside, this is a really interesting electric scooter, in a similar way to a dumpster fire or traffic accident, in that you just can’t stop thinking about how (or why) it happened.

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PROS
Best Maximum Range Per Dollar We’ve Ever tested
It’s cheap
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CONS
Worst Ride Quality Ever
Poor Braking Performance
Unsafe/Rattling Stem Latch
Unreadable Display

Technical Specifications

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Tested Top Speed:
15.4 mph
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Water Resistance:
IPX4
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Max Rider Weight:
220 lb
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Weight:
28.8 lb
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Tested Range:
19.6 mi
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Acceleration:
7.7 s
Based on our independent performance tests which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.
The Macwheel MX PRO is available in United States from Amazon.
Our content is independent, but using our links supports our hard work!

Macwheel MX Pro Alternatives & Competitors

Hiboy  S2
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S2
Better flat-free tires, plus rear suspension, and higher top speed, but only a 6-month battery warranty. Machweel MX pro has better range and is lighter
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KQi2 Pro
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Higher speed ,Outstanding braking, ride, and build quality plus a 2-year warranty.Machweel MX pro has better range and is lighter
See Full Review

Our Take: The Worst Electric Scooter we Have Ever Reviewed!

The MX Pro electric scooter is a clone of the Xiaomi M365, an older but hugely successful electric scooter. 

You’d think that making a knock-off would be pretty straightforward: take someone else’s design and see if you can make it cheaper, if not somehow better. But the Macwheel MX Pro electric scooterhas basically failed in every way except one (which we cover later).

Even Macwheel themselves seem to have moved on from this model, as it’s no longer available on their site. However, Amazon still sells an electric scooter called the MX Pro electrical scooter with identical specs for $375.

It sounds cheap, because it is. But this is not a great value scooter. Please don’t buy it.

If you want to buy a great electric scooter for the ultimate riding experience, with we’ll highlight three similarly priced electric scooters (i.e. still not expensive scooters) that we think are better alternatives to the MX Pro or the M365.

Performance Summary

Acceleration (0 to 15 mph) 7.7 seconds
Top speed 15.4 mph
Braking distance (15 to 0 mph)        23.4 feet
Range 19.6 miles
Hill climb 22.6 seconds

Acceleration/Hill Climb

The MX Pro’s acceleration and hill climb speed are both on the slow side, but not far behind its peers, with a 0 to 15 mph time of 7.7 seconds, and an average speed of 6 miles per hour up our 10% grade test hill.

Top Speed

The MX Pro’s tested top speed is 15 mph , the same firmware-limited speed as the M365 and many other electric scooters of this size.

Range

Range is where things get weird. With a real-world-tested range of 20 miles and an MSRP of just $429, the Macwheel Pro has the best maximum range per dollar of any scooter we’ve ever tested. It’s not just best in class, but best overall, due to a combination of low rolling resistance, low top speed, and a relatively large battery for the price.

Braking

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Then things get weird again.
The MX Pro scored the second-worst braking distance we’ve ever recorded, taking 24 ft to stop from 15 miles per hour.
This is partially due to the awful tires, but also because it has just a single disc brake at the rear and no regenerative braking at all, not even a foot brake.
Anything more than a mild application of brakes sends the electric scooter into a skid, often kicking out sideways. 

Ride Quality

The MX Pro electric scooter has the worst ride quality of any electric scooter we’ve tested, and there are three main reasons.

  1. The tires. After testing close to a hundred electric scooters, we’re used to the trade-offs. Air-filled tires have a smoother ride but can get flats. Solid tires don’t get flats but have a bumpy ride. The solid tires on the MX Pro are next-level awful, though. Your vision literally goes blurry riding it on even moderately bumpy pavement. It’s distracting and makes it hard to enjoy the ride.
  2. The handlebars. It has the third shortest handlebar height of any electric scooter we’ve ever tested. At 37 inch above the deck, the bars are more than 4 inches lower than the ones on the Ninebot Max, making the MX Pro electric scooter awkward to ride and downright uncomfortable after 10 miles.
  3. Throttle lag. Taking the last spark of joy out of the ride, there’s a significant throttle lag. At higher speeds, it can take as long as 5 seconds to reach full throttle again if you let off.
The Macwheel MX PRO is available in United States from Amazon.
Our content is independent, but using our links supports our hard work!

Macwheel MX Pro Features

Portability

Like all M365 clones, portability is good. The handlebars don’t fold. But it’s otherwise, light, easy to fold, and compact.

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Cockpit

One of the quirks of the original M365 was its incredibly simple display: Four dots that let you know how much battery you have left and what riding modes you’re in e.g. if you’re in eco mode.

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At first glance, the Macwheel Pro’s display seems like a step up. It’s got battery level, speedometer, headlight, and mode indicators, but then you take it outside, and it’s completely unreadable even in the shade.

On the plus side, cable routing works well. And it’s not a bad-looking electric scooter.

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App

It comes with an app, which lets you set the riding mode, turn on the headlight, lock the electric scooter, toggle between miles and kilometers, and switch cruise control on and off.

The app also has a navigation function consisting of a route map but no turn-by-turn instructions.

We found one shockingly advanced feature hidden deep within the app. It will estimate the electric scooter’s remaining range based on rider weight.

If you enter your rider weight, including the weight of any gear you wear, the number it comes up with matches the RG range test result to within a tenth of a mile.

Power Button Functions
  • 1 long click: turns power on or off
  • 1 short click: select riding mode (not documented in the manual)
  • 2 short clicks: turn the headlight on or off
  • 3 short clicks: select mph/kph
  • 5 short clicks: selects zero-start, or kick-to-start (not documented in manual)

Tires

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Unlike the air-filled tires on the M365, the MX Pro’s 9 inch diameter tires are “solid rubber.” The plus side is you’ll never get a flat tire, but they have an unforgivable flaw, and that’s tire wear.

After just five hard stops, the rear tire on our scooter developed flat spots from skidding, causing noticeable vibration when riding. Once you’ve got flat spots, they never go away.

Build Quality

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Stem Latch

You know that sound when you realize you’ve grabbed the worst cart at the grocery store? Our Macwheel MX Pro electric scooter made that sound non-stop and did so right out of the box.

You can fix the sound by tightening the stem latch, but it’ll come back because even though there’s a locking screw, every time you open or close the latch, it turns the head of the adjuster bolt.

When we unboxed the electric scooter, the only thing keeping the stem from folding while riding, was a little latch on the stem.

So if you hear this sound, it’s the electric scooter telling you to stop and adjust your latch immediately.

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Safety-wise the lighting is typical: a high-mounted headlight, fender-mounted tail light that blinks when the brakes are applied, and it has the standard side reflectors front and rear.

However, considering the janky stem-latch, poor braking performance, and low overall traction, the Macwheel MX Pro gets a D-minus for safety. 

Macwheel MX Pro Conclusions

The Macwheel Pro is really not an electric scooter we would ride for fun. But utility-wise, it does have one use case: if you absolutely had to cover 19 miles in one charge and had a budget of around $400, the MX Pro electric scooter might literally be the only choice.

But given any other set of circumstances, it would be our last choice and only marginally more fun than walking. 

Macwheel MX Pro Electric Scooter: Technical Specifications

Make Macwheel
Model MX PRO
Weight 28 lb
Folded dimensions 42 by 17 by 19 in
Motor power, continuous         350 W
Top speed 16 mph
Range 25 mi
Battery capacity 360 Wh
Battery recharge time 4 to 6 hrs
Max rider weight 220 lb
Brake type None + Disc
Tire type 8.5 in Solid + Solid
Built-in lights Front + Rear
Water resistance IPX4
Technical Specs Comparison
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Model
Macwheel MX PRO
Hiboy S2
NIU KQi2 Pro
Okai ES20 Neon
Top Speed**
15.4 mph
19.0 mph
16.3 mph
16.0 mph
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Range**
19.6 mi
12.7 mi
15.7 mi
13.8 mi
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Weight**
28.8 lb
31.9 lb
40.8 lb
39.0 lb
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Price
$429
$469
$599
$699
**Based on our independent performance tests which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.

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