The Mercane WideWheel PRO gets users anywhere in any city (stair sets and curbs included). Capabilities include a 26-mph top speed, 22-plus mile range, and impressive ability to scale a 30% incline. Dual 500W motors kick it in gear. “Ultra” wide airless tires and front and rear suspension keep it planted on the pavement no matter the circumstances — unless you’re airborne while sending a sick gap or grinding a rail, that is.
If that’s what you usually do on your morning commute or coffee runs, the Mercane WideWheel PRO has you covered. For anyone interested in electric skateboards, the electric scooter is the logical progression.
Mercane WideWheel Pro Scooter Specs
The WideWheel PRO’s two 500W motors give it a serious giddy-up. I don’t have one, and if I did, I think it would scare me — the videos are intense. One rider wears a motocross-style helmet. Make no mistake, 26 miles per hour feels effing fast when you’re riding what amounts to two sticks with wheels attached.
But the WideWheel PRO is so much more. Its dual suspension, dual 120mm disc brakes, and wide tires should help it ride easier and tame the panic factor. You’ll never get a flat with its airless tires. And the suspension looks legit, flexing at least an inch or two. The ride should be more than comfortable for sidewalk cracks, and the scooter should even handle potholes and loose gravel pretty well.
A 48-volt, 15Ah lithium-ion battery charges and recharges the scooter. It’s unclear exactly how, but we suspect a USB cable.
A display between the handlebars delivers speed, mileage, and voltage information. It also enables intuitive gear selection and cruise control. Wait, cruise control? My truck doesn’t even have that…
Options & Portability
Mercane makes a keylock version of the WideWheel PRO available to help deter any sidewalk senders with sticky fingers. Note that any such person would have to be pretty strong to push it away manually — the rig weighs a robust 54 pounds.
Its weight and bulk make it a questionable choice for bus commuters, who are unlikely to do a bunch of cool spin tricks and then sling it over their shoulder a la Hansel in Zoolander. But Mercane points out that riders can still carry it in one hand, and it should fit in most cars’ trunks. I mean, it also has a 22-mile range — you could just ride it between A and B.
How To Pick Up the Whip
It’s a shame to put a price tag on the experience of looking really cool on your way to work or the grocery store, busting out 180s, manuals, grinds, and bunny hops, but somebody’s gotta do it. The capable WideWheel PRO comes with a $1300 MSRP; start saving and start sending.