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Segway Ninebot F2 Pro Review
Segway’s Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter is unbelievable value for money, with above-trend stats for speed, acceleration, range, and hill climbing. Not to mention, the feature potential is unlocked with the Ninebot App.
Segway has a reputation for delivering high-quality electric scooters known for their durability and reliability. Their scooters are designed with advanced technology and innovative features, making them popular among riders looking for a smooth and efficient commuting experience.
In 2023, Segway’s been quite busy, replacing the famous Ninebot G30 Max electric scooter with the feature-packed Ninebot MAX G2, launching the E2 and E2 Plus scooters at prices lower than we ever thought possible for Segway. And now the new Segway Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter is here, a model that gives us much of what we love about the MAX G2 but at a lower price and a lighter weight.
Segway is once again shaking up the entry-level category with what could potentially be the best affordable and portable adult scooter on the market, chock-full of features and boasting the best ride comfort in class.
Let’s take a look at the middle child of Segway’s commuter lineup and see how it compares to our favorites at the same price and talk about who should get the F2 electric scooter rather than the E2 or the MAX G2.
Segway Ninebot F2 Pro Summary
Real quick, just to clarify, Segway makes a lot of different scooters, and their lineup can be a bit confusing, especially for someone new to the brand. They offer a wide range of models with varying features and specifications, catering to different needs and preferences.
However, Segway seems to be remedying that in 2023, condensing their various models into a single, new, and improved model at each price. The Ninebot F2 is the successor to the previous F line of scooters, which included the F25, F30, F40, and F65, which are popular on Amazon and found in big box retailers like Costco.
Today’s post features the Segway F2 Pro electric scooter, the latest and greatest F-Series model. Our initial thoughts are that Segway nailed a perfect balance with the F2 Pro. It is a capable, high-quality, well-rounded product that offers a bit of punch on the performance side while staying relatively portable and affordable.
This scooter promises a lot of bang for the buck, with a claimed top speed of 20 mph and a claimed range of 34 miles. In addition, its powerful motor ensures a thrilling ride and can carry heavier riders, with a max rider weight of 265 lbs.
The scooter also connects to the Ninebot App, which is a lot of value to the users. Through the app, riders can access various riding stats and remotely access the scooter, enhancing the overall user experience and adding convenience to the scooter’s functionality. The scooter also connects to Apple’s vast ‘Apple Find My’ network, a one-of-a-kind anti-theft feature.
We give our comprehensive take on the Segway Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter, highlighting its key features, performance, and overall value for money. So, read along.
Our Take: Performance on a Budget Done RIGHT!
Segway Ninebot F2 Pro Alternatives & Competitors
For those of you who are comparison shopping, here are the three closest Segway Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter competitors Rider Guide has tested.
The NIU KQi3 Pro puts up similar performance numbers with a beefier design, including a rear tail. However, it weighs more than the F2 scooter and has no suspension.
The Gotrax G5 electric scooter also has a bit more solid, beefy design and has suspension like the F2, but falls behind a bit on the performance side with slower acceleration and hill climb time.
The Turboant X7 Max is the only scooter here with a removable battery, but it feels a little outdated compared to the Ninebot F2 Pro.
Is it Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?
For bigger, heavier, and taller riders on a budget, the Segway F2 Pro is an adequate scooter.
With a weight capacity of up to 265 pounds, the Segway Ninebot F2 Pro scooter can comfortably accommodate heavier riders. And thanks to Segway’s sturdy build and durable construction, the F2 electric scooter is guaranteed to carry the extra load without compromising performance.
Mitchell, who weighs 215 lbs, spent time with the Ninebot F2 Pro and reported outstanding stats for acceleration, hill climbing, top speed, and even range—all above the expected threshold for scooters in its class. Furthermore, the new suspension setup and the large tubeless air tires on the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter make it an ideal choice for heavier riders looking to comfortably navigate city streets or explore light off-road trails,
The scooter’s adult dimensions also allow comfortable rides for taller individuals, with the wide handlebars sitting 40 inches above the deck. Additionally, the Segway F2 Pro’s 19-inch long and 6-inch wide deck provides ample space for riders to comfortably position their feet while riding, ensuring a stable and enjoyable experience for users of all sizes.
Ninebot F2 Pro Review
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With its powerful 450-watt motor, the Segway F2 Pro scooter accelerates quickly, allowing riders to experience thrilling speeds in no time. We saw the Ninebot F2 Pro out-pace other scooters in its class, reaching 15 mph from a standing start in just 5.4 seconds. The scooter’s streamlined design and responsive controls further enhance the speed and agility, making this one of the most fun scooters to ride in the entry-level class.
In comparison, the more expensive Apollo Air Pro, Anyhill UM-2, and NIU KQi3 Max reached 15 mph in 6 seconds, 5.9 seconds, and 5.2 seconds respectively. It left the competitors, GoTrax G5 and Turboant X7 Max, by a significant margin, making the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter the ultimate sporty choice in the entry-level class.
The Segway F2 Pro electric scooter has an amazing top speed of 19.98 mph, though let’s be generous and call it 20 mph. This exactly matches the manufacturer’s claimed speed, and even better, this was the stat by a 215 lbs rider. With its impressive top speed, the Segway F2 Pro scooter offers an exhilarating and efficient mode of transportation whether you’re commuting to work or exploring the city.
The speed per dollar also makes this scooter quite the steal. A look at the comparison scooters: the pricier KQi3 Max reaches a max speed of 22 mph, the GoTrax G5 has a top speed of 18.9 mph, while the Turboant X7 Max goes as fast as 18.6 mph. The Ninebot F2 Pro scooter even rides faster than the reigning speed-per-dollar champ in the budget class, the Hiboy S2, with a tested top speed of 19.0 mph top speed.
The F2 Pro scooter did well on our hill climb test, reaching the top of our 200-foot 10% grade test hill in 16.9 seconds and accelerating the whole time. Its powerful 450-watt motor with a max output of 900 watts and the scooter’s lightweight design allowed it to effortlessly conquer the inclines on our hilly range test course, leaving us impressed with its performance.
In addition, this hill climb time is as good or better than everything at this price and as fast as double the speed of some of the competition. For perspective, the GoTrax G5 is a complete outlier in this category with a hill time of 40.1 seconds on the same grade test; the Turboant X7 Max completed the climb in 23.6, while the KQi3 Max had a slightly better performance in 14.4 seconds. Basically, at the price, there isn’t much that can hang with the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter on the torque or acceleration side of things.
The Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter wasn’t too shabby on our range test course. Segway claims a 34 mile range under ideal conditions--said conditions being: riding with a full battery, with a 165 lbs rider, in 77°F weather, at the speed of 9.9 mph, on average on pavement.
The F2 Pro scooter showcased impressive performance with Mitchell (215 lbs) behind the steering, riding in full perfromance mode to achieve a range of 16.4 miles. For consistency with our other tests, Paul (165 lbs) retested the scooter’s range under the exact conditions that Mitchell rode in, and it went even further to 19.2 miles. This demonstrates that the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter has a reliable and consistent range, regardless of the rider’s weight.
One thing, however, is that both riders noticed a bit of a drop in performance towards the end of battery. This is expected of 36-volt scooters like the F2 Pro. For comparison, the F2 pro’s closest competitor, the NIU KQi3 Pro electric scooter, has a 48-volt battery. In their last couple of miles during testing, both Mitchell and Paul rode the F2 Pro in speeds of under 10 mph. That said, the lower voltage won’t be noticeable unless you are regularly riding to the very end of your range.
The front disc brake and rear electronic braking offer very mellow stopping, not locking up, no matter how strongly you pull the brake lever. The advantage is that this minimizes wear and tear on the brake components, resulting in longer-lasting performance. Also, you never have to worry about going over the handlebars when braking while still getting a sub-2 second stopping time.
The flipside is that it resulted in a longer stopping distance of 17.1 ft from a speed of 15 mph, which could be a drawback for experienced riders or those who prefer a more responsive brake feel. That said, the extended stopping distance can be compensated for by maintaining a safe following distance and anticipating braking situations in advance.
The ride quality of the Segway F2 pro electric scooter is great for its price. Not only does it provide a smooth and comfortable ride, but it also offers impressive stability and control. The scooter does a great job of integrating new and interesting features that put it a step above the previous generation.
The front, single-spring suspension is the best we have ever tested on a scooter at this price. The suspension provides an exceptional riding experience and enhances the scooter’s overall performance, making it stand out among other scooters in its price range. In addition, the suspension is protected from dust with a sleeve which also helps keep the design and styling cohesive.
….You can’t even really tell that it even has a suspension from looking at it, but then you step on it, and “ahhh,” it’s so nice.
The self-healing, tubeless pneumatic tires are also a dream from both a riding comfort and maintenance standpoint. These innovative tires, with what Segway calls a “jelly layer,” are designed to seal punctures automatically, eliminating the need for frequent repairs or replacements. It’s a great solution as opposed to solid tires that negatively impact the ride feel.
The F2 comes kick-to-start out of the box, but you can use the app to change how fast it needs to go before the throttle engages. If you set it to zero-start, you can use the throttle without kicking off. However, this will turn on a park mode that engages if you are stopped for more than a few seconds. This ensures you don’t accidentally use the throttle from a stop when you don’t want to. To turn off park mode, you have to pull the brake lever, or you can just kick off and use it like a kick-to-start scooter.
Mitchell had this to say about this particular feature:
I totally understand why this feature turns on when zero starts is active, and I think a lot of people will appreciate the extra safety, but I would like to see this as an option you can turn off if you don’t want the scooter going into park every time you stop at a stop sign or traffic light.
The scooter will also beep at you whenever the displayed speed exceeds 20 mph, which occurs most often when going downhill. It’s supposed to be a warning to make sure the scooter stays at a safe speed. However, having the option to turn off the beeping feature would benefit users who prefer a quieter ride or frequently ride downhill. And we think riders should have ultimate control over their scooter’s settings and personalize their riding experience according to their preferences.
Lastly, the riding ergonomics are catered for as well. The tall and wide handlebars and chunky grips inspire confidence when handling the scooter at speed. The riding platform has a reasonable amount of foot space, though it would have been nice to see a rear tail for a bit more riding position flexibility. Overall, the suspension, air-filled tires, adult-sized dimensions, and decent motor power make the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter quite enjoyable and comfortable to ride.
Segway Ninebot F2 Pro Features
The Segway F2 Pro e-scooter is a performance dream not just for its price but also for its weight. Weighing in at only 41 pounds, this e-scooter offers great portability without compromising power. The succeeding effortless maneuverability makes the Ninebot F2 Pro a strong contender for this year’s Best Lightweight Commuter Scooters.
In addition, when folded, the scooter is small enough to fit in the trunk of your car or store out of the way at the office or home. This is the biggest advantage that this scooter has over the G2 Max and even other competitors at the price; it’s smaller and lighter while still comfortably handling an adult rider, with a max rider weight limit of 265 pounds.
The handlebars latch down off-center and still use the old-style latch that we don’t love since it leaves a bit of play when the handlebars are folded down. However, this old style of latch works just fine, even if it isn’t glamorous.
The center display on the Segway Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter is nothing to write home about; it looks and feels antiquated. It’s small and not so easy to read in direct sunlight. However, despite its lackluster appearance, the center display on the Segway F2 Pro is very functional. It provides all the necessary information, such as speed, battery life, and distance traveled, ensuring a seamless riding experience. Additionally, its simplicity and straightforward design make it intuitive to navigate through various settings and modes.
The good news is that the scooter connects to the leading Ninebot app, which is the star of the show. The Ninebot app provides a seamless user experience, allowing riders to easily customize their scooter settings and access real-time data such as battery level and estimated remaining range right when you open the app. You also have buttons to quickly change how you activate the cruise control and how strong the regenerative braking is; you can also turn the scooter on and off using the main screen.
The app also offers advanced features like GPS tracking using the built-in map and anti-theft measures, enhancing the overall functionality of the Segway Ninebot F2 Pro. You can further open the “more functions” section to customize a number of settings like adjusting the max speed for the sport mode or setting a code to lock and unlock the scooter, plus you get access to the Segway Ninebot lab, which gives you access to the features in beta mode like traction control.
Riders can check out rides and photos from other members of the Segway community. And, for IOS users, you also get Apple Find My support, so you can always see where your scooter is and track it down if it gets lost or stolen.
Safety is a priority for the Segway Ninebot F2 Pro scooter; in light of that (pun intended), the scooter has a comprehensive lighting package. This lighting package includes a high-mounted decent headlight and taillight that doubles as a brake light, ensuring excellent visibility for riders even in low-light conditions. Additionally, the Segway F2 Pro is equipped with turn signals that are not common in this scooter class, further enhancing road safety.
The Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter is fitted with a pair of 10-inch by 2.5-inch self-sealing tubeless pneumatic tires. These tires provide a smooth and comfortable ride, absorbing shocks and bumps on the road. Additionally, the self-sealing ability ensures that any small punctures or leaks are automatically sealed, reducing the chances of getting a flat tire while riding.
Segway executes the tire’s self-sealing nature through what they’ve described as a “jelly layer”. We’re fans of the self-sealing technology as it saves time and money and enhances safety on the road. With it, Segway F2 Pro riders can also confidently navigate through various terrains without worrying about sudden deflation or loss of control, which is not a luxury on most budget-class scooters.
The Segway Ninebot F2 Pro’s electric scooter’s deck is adult-sized at 19 inches in length and 6.0 inches wide. The deck dimensions provide ample space for comfortable foot placement and offer more riding surface compared to popular scooters like NIU’s KQi2 Pro and the famously ‘small’ Vsett 10+.
Additionally, the deck is designed with a non-slip rubber surface with the Segway logo imprinted, ensuring a secure grip even in wet or slippery conditions. And the 4.8-inch ground clearance of the F2 Pro’s electric scooter allows for smooth navigation over bumps, uneven terrain, and obstacles.
The scooter’s styling is not too different from the previous f-line but still has a fresh, modern feel with the smooth, curved riding platform and black semi-gloss finish. The scooter’s sleek design is further enhanced by its LED headlight and taillight, adding a touch of sophistication to its overall appearance. Additionally, the incorporation of the LED display panel and integrated Bluetooth connectivity elevates the scooter’s functionality and user experience.
That said, the small central display, like the one on previous models, isn’t super visible in bright sunlight. Another feature we’re not thrilled to see carry over is the same simple deck latch mechanism that locks down the handlebars at an angle. This angle does help a bit with ease of carry, but the latch itself feels a bit outdated. Other than that, the F2 scooter does a great job of integrating new and interesting features that put it a step above the previous generation.
Notably, this is one of the least expensive scooters we’ve seen that comes with turn signals, and not only that, but they are actually bright and visible from both the front and rear. The Segway App allows you to have them make a noise so you know when they are on. And you get both a bell for gently warning pedestrians of your presence and a horn that probably isn’t loud enough for cars to hear but should pierce through the AirPods of a jogger in your way.
The scooter is also IPX5 rated for water protection and has good fender coverage. This means you can confidently ride the scooter in light rain without worrying about water damage. The extensive fender coverage also ensures that you stay protected from splashes and dirt, keeping your clothes clean during your rides.
There are several safety features on the Ninebot F2 Pro electric scooter, and it seems like Segway has thought these choices through. These safety features include a dual braking system consisting of both a rear regenerative electronic brake and a front mechanical disc brake, ensuring efficient and reliable stopping power.
Additionally, the Ninebot F2 Pro has bright LED headlights and taillights, enhancing visibility during nighttime rides. The turn signals communicate the turning intentions to other road users. And for riding in the rain, the IPX5 waterproof rating and good fender protection of the F2 Pro ensure that it can withstand light showers and splashes without compromising its functionality. Then there’s the bell and horn to warn unwary passengers.
Finally, the GPS monitoring feature on the app allows you to keep track of your rides and easily navigate unfamiliar routes. This also doubles as an anti-theft measure, especially for Apple users, who have the added benefit of ‘Apple Find My‘ that can help locate their scooter if it gets stolen.
Segway offers a 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects, effective from the day you receive your scooter. During this period, Segway will cover the cost of any necessary repairs or replacements caused by manufacturing defects. However, it is important to note that the warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, accidents, or normal wear and tear. If you encounter any issues with your scooter during the warranty period, simply contact Segway’s customer service, and they will guide you through the repair or replacement process.
Segway Ninebot F2 Pro:Review Conclusion
Lots of people buy Segway scooters because it is a brand that they know and trust. The Ninebot F2 Pro is another example of why Segway is one of the best brands on the market. You get performance and quality at a great price point, and it is an excellent alternative to its big brother, the Ninebot G2 Max, for those wanting to save a bit of money or get something more portable.
The front suspension puts it in a category of its own for ride comfort at the price. It’s a dang good scooter that will undoubtedly be seen everywhere in cities across the world very soon. Additionally, its impressive battery life ensures long-lasting usage, perfect for individuals constantly on the go.
The F2 also comes in 2 other lower trims, the regular Ninebot F2 and Ninebot F2 Plus, with the big difference being motor power and top speed. However, the F2 Pro seems like the best option given its expected pricing and value you get at that price, but you could look at the lower models if you wanted to save a bit of money.
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Segway Ninebot F2 Pro : Manufacterer Specifications
|Model||Ninebot F2 Pro|
|Folded Dimensions||45.25 by 22.25 by 21 In|
|Motor power, continuous||450W|
|Top Speed||20 Mph|
|Battery capacity||490 Wh|
|Battery recharge time||8 hrs|
|Max rider weight||265 lbs|
|Brake type||Disc + Regenarative|
|Tire type||Pneumatic (Tubeless)+Pneumatic (Tubeless)|
|Built-in lights||Front + Rear|