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TurboAnt X7 Review
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The scooter is sturdy and has some of the features we really like: three independent braking mechanisms, flat-resistant tubeless pneumatic tires, and a removable battery pack.
The 3.3 pound, 230 Wh battery will give you around 9 miles of real-world range in the fastest sport mode setting
With zero-start enabled, the Turboant has average acceleration, and a touch of noticeable lag before the motor really launches you. The motor is fairly quiet -- even at top speed or under high torque conditions.
A cool feature of the X7 is that it is one of a growing number of scooters that have a removable battery. You can carry an additional battery with you for an extra 9 miles of real-world range.
A hand lever controls the electronic and disc brake simultaneously. The lever itself has some slop in it and noticeable brake cable drag when you pull down on it.
The electronic brake has about 1/2 second of lag. Out of the box, we had to tighten up the disc brake, which was loose and rubbing noise.
Overall, the redundancy is appreciated for safety reasons. The braking distance for this scooter is on par with other scooters in its price class.
TurboAnt X7 Features
The folded size is 42 inches by 17 inches by 17 inches — about the same as other compact scooters. This should be fairly easy to carry into a building and onto public transit. The main thing you have to pay attention to is the handlebars, which have a tendency to bump into things.
One of the shining features of the Turboant is a very sturdy stem folding mechanism. It is much thicker and stronger than other quick folding mechanisms like it.
When locked into place, there is nearly no play in the handlebars and steering feels really good.
The folding mechanism is a plastic twist collar (for added safety) and a standard metal latch.
To fold, you twist the safety collar then pull down the latch. Because the latch is fairly hefty, you'll have to pull quite hard to loosen it. This is the downside to having such a stiff stem with no wobble.
The neck of the scooter has a hook that engages with the rear fender, locking the scooter in a folded position for easy carrying.
The rubberized throttle is nice and has power and mode buttons integrated into it. The throttle also integrates a cruise control feature that is enabled by default. This is good for long stretches of road but can catch you off guard (even with its audible beep).
The handlebars, which are one of the few things you have to install, are covered in textured rubber and have average quality. They have a tendency to loosen up while you are riding -- you may have to re-tighten them.
Turboant X7 P-settings
- P0: Mph / Kmh
- P1: Cruise Control On / Off
- P2: Kick Start Required On / Off
For extra safety, we always recommend using additional lights.
Tubeless tires have all the benefits of pneumatic tires, but have stronger sidewalls and are more flat resistant. You don't have to worry about pinch flats (where the inner tube becomes pinched internally and punctures). We also have a higher success rate repairing tubeless tires with tire slime.
Learn more: preventing and repairing flats with slime.
The deck is coated in a texted rubber finish that provides grip for your shoes, even in wet conditions.
The TurboAnt X7 has a max rider weight of 275 lbs, which is a bit higher than the Levy, an identical scooter with a 230 lb weight limit.
The X7 has good build quality, and the stem and folding mechanism are quite solid. Some of the little touches like the handlebars and other plastic pieces are just average. The scooter is quiet, and all mechanical parts are smooth.
TurboAnt X7: Review Conclusions
The X7 has a sturdy folding mechanism, redundant brakes, and acceptable performance.
It is currently one of the cheapest electric scooters with a removable battery and a direct competitor to the Levy scooter (typically $100 more).
If you don't need a swappable battery or need something different, look at our alternatives to the TurboAnt. You can also check out our Editor’s pick of best electric scooters.