Hiboy MAX3 Electric Scooter Review: Fully-loaded eScooter for $459
The Hiboy MAX3 is the third iteration of the popular MAX electric scooter by Hiboy. Its predecessors, MAX and MAX V2 electric scooters are among best selling commuter scooters on the market, and with the price of only $459, MAX3 will probably follow their fame.
It is packed with practical features like 10-inch solid tires, compact and foldable design, top speed of almost 20 mph, fantastic brake system as well as front and rear lights that increase its safety. It has wider standing platform than earlier iterations for comfort and new bars bars for greater control. The MAX3 is a part of new 2021 line of electric scooters by Hiboy. Beside MAX3 new models are Hiboy Titan Pro and Titan electric scooters.
Speed, Range, Power and Overall performance of Hiboy MAX3
When it comes to commuter, foldable scooters, you can’t do much better than the Hiboy MAX3. This is relatively fast and afforadable scooter that can keep up the pace mile after mile. It’s loaded with convenient and practical features like head and tail lights, a LCD display, and wide standing deck.
It features 10-inch pneumatic tires for more comfortable ride the ride over bumps and potholes. However, the MAX3 is intended for flat urban terrains, so the rider won’t be experiencing a lot of bumps and potholes. Additionally, the single lever, dual brake system is easy to operate, leaving you free to maneuver the vehicle when the unexpected happens. Compared to similar products, with the price of $459 it’s quite affordable and offers same or better features than more expensive competing models like Ninebot MAX G30, Xiaomi M365, Glion Dolly, Gotrax G4 etc.
It’s best to easily cruise with MAX3 because at the cruising speed of 12 mph the battery lasts longer, Of course, if you like to speed up you can reach its top speed of 18.6 mph, but in this case the battery drains faster. This model is made for a 200-pound rider with a maximum travel range of ~17 miles. I just hate when I can’t ride it at least an hour and a half continuously on a single charge. This is my biggest complaint about MAX3, but you need to know that lower price usually mean smaller battery. The MAX3 uses 36 V, 7.5 Ah Li-ion battery. Good thing about the battery is that you can recharge it relatively fast (between 4 to 6 hours to fully recharge the battery).
Its 350W brushless motor provides enough power to easily overcome hills up to 15 degrees and to reach its top speed of 18.6 mph. However, do not expect these speeds when going uphill or with the rider of 200 lbs. The steepest the hill and the heavier the rider the MAX3 is going to feel bringing the speed down to 7-8 mph. Also, the battery drians much faster in these conditions.
While it’s easy to get carried away with fast ride and wind blowing through your hair, braking and slowing down is also important. Thanks to the innovative brake system on the MAX3, you won’t have worry about it because the system works so well. It features dual brake system (manual disc brake combined with electronic brake) like so many others in the class.
The MAX3 has compact and portable design. It is good to know that because, eventually, you’ll have to carry and store the thing. Most manufacturers take this into account and work to reduce the dimensions and weight of their products. The Hiboy MAX3 weigh 40 lbs and thanks to simple latch mechanism it folds/unfolds in just a few seconds.
The Hiboy MAX3 is a good value. It features eye catchy intuitive design with aesthetic lines and in a commuter scooters’ department it stands better than similar competing models. If you want to put miles on your electric scooter, this machine is well worth the investment.
Its well-designed cockpit has wide bars for better steering, and an LED dashboard display providing important information. The wide pneumatic tires add traction and smooth out the bumps in the road. The MAX3 is not the best electric scooter you will find, but it has great price/performance ratio.