when I recieved my Mantis I was so excited, I read great reviews amd expected a sturdy high performance scooter. The first thing I noticed was that the rear wheel made a scraping sound when it spun and after less than 28 miles the rear tire flattened mid ride while I was commuting home. The speed and pick up are wonderful, the shocks are great
But it feels like a beta version of a product, not the one that should be sold for nearly 2k. It didnt come with a replacement innertube and the website is sold out. So Im just SOL.
No problems. Scooter is great and the process of getting the scooter was great. No concerns or complaints
Just do it. It's amazing. Fast, steady, comfortable, great mileage. Add the fast charger and tire sealant. Get some grease and ferrofluid for the motors. It's all worth it.
The Mantis started when i saw it online before i bought it. I waited for it to be delivered and on the day it arrived. The tire got a flat. Fixing the flat was difficult because the tube's valve was stuck in the rim. Then it was the battery not charging. I spent more time fixing it than i do riding it. Mostly because i couldnt reach the valve to air the tire up. I still havent figured out if its the charger or the battery that is not working. The first day! Since ive bought it the day i got it in the mail, ive ridden it a few times. After that day its been difficult to fix up enough to ride. As of now its sitting waiting to be fixed.
I bought this scooter after several days of research. I looked at all major brands/models and decided to go with Inokim Light. My impressions after about 6 weeks of daily use are the following:
The scooter has performed reasonably well in the unforgiving streets of New York City. I use this scooter mainly for relatively short commutes (back and forth to the office, about 7 miles round trip). The unit feels sturdy and well made.
The scooter has performed well and the battery has held up so far. Although riding at higher speeds or up inclined slopes could shorten the distance. Some days I have noted the battery going all the way to one bar after 8 miles, which makes me wonder whether 15 miles is realistic. Perhaps if you ride on smooth straight roads at medium-low speeds. I have not drained the battery down yet, but something tells me 15 miles is overly optimistic
The pneumatic tires help make the ride smoother. Although they are prone to punctures and damage. I have already gotten 2 flats, which is quite frustrating. Perhaps independent suspension and harder tires could be a better combo for the streets of New York City. Also, finding the right inner tube (8.5 x 2) was hard. These are Chinese made and I had some trouble finding the right model online. There are also not that many retailers that carry this brand, which makes it a little harder to service.
I wish it was a little lighter. You can certainly carry it in one hand, but it is a little heavier than I would have liked. In hindsight, I would have probably looked at other lighter models more carefully. I guess sturdiness comes at a price.
The scooter is great looking. It certainly stands out from the rest. If looks is your thing, this is probably the smartest looking one you can possibly buy.
Overall I think it is a great scooter. Really well made and sturdy, good looking, speedy (not the fastest out there, but at 20 mph you probably do not need more power anyway), reasonably smooth ride. Considerations: not that light, tires prone to punctures, difficult to find parts.
WIDEWHEEL PRO - Unique Design & Dual Motor Power
I have had my Mantis Pro now for many months. I wanted to get many hours and miles (over 500 miles!) on it before providing my review. That's what really matters to me is not day 1 or even 7, satisfaction. First off, nothing at all has diminished with this scooter. The battery life, acceleration, top speed, build quality, and ride quality all remain exactly the same as the first day I rode. The suspension remains just as good too. This is important to note as I am a 230lbs rider. I love jumping off curbs too. I have 4 kids and they too have some scooters from Fluid Free Ride (and others I will not name). We love riding together as a family and have spent some really high quality time together. Also, to note my satisfaction with Fluid Free Ride... My first Mantis was faulty, after about 20 miles. So much so, it was certainly not field serviceable. It was super quick and super easy to convince Fluid Free Ride of this. They quickly got me a return shipping label via email. They also let me know that if I provided a photo of the FedEx drop off or pick up receipt, they would immediately ship me my replacement. They even allowed me to purchase the upgraded Pro version in this warrant exchange. Can't say enough about the scooter and the company. Thanks and happy riding folks!
It has been nothing, but joy to ride the Mantis in NYC. Great range, power and power delivery adjustments for different conditions. This company has an outstanding service department and quick response time!!!
Awesome fast charging, about half of the time vs. original charger block. I also like the adjustments and the cooling fan.
Smooth braking with great pad area over the stock brakes. I also like that you can adjust the front and back pads without any tools. Also setting the entire brake has much more adjustability as well. I highly recommend it.
I really enjoy riding my new WideWheel Pro scooter however, the more you ride it—over time you start to notice the various little things they could have done to improve the overall quality of the scooter, especially at this price point. Some of these things may seem nitpicky, but for this price, if I noticed them, you likely will too. When I read reviews, I tend to find the negative/critical reviews most helpful, so here you go:
The wide wheels certainly take some time getting use to and in my opinion limits your maneuverability. You can’t make sudden or sharp turns without losing balance and almost falling. However, with enough riding time and practice you get better. The wheels are also very flat and have little traction at all, so of course, no off-roading. You may also find yourself sliding on some surfaces upon stopping or accelerating. It would be nice to see some alternative wheel/thread options. I can already start to see my tires bald after minimal use.
Though this is not a huge issue, it would have been nice to have a mobile app to compliment the scooter and possibly show some additional data metrics, control/display customizations or even updates. Many other scooters at this price point have this.
This one is particularly bothersome for me. I spend too much time turning that flimsy dial to fold and unfold the scooter. It’s often a struggle if it’s too tight, too loose, or not in the right position. They could have saved us SO much time if they simply designed a clever latch that we could engage rather than the manual labor of making sure everything was aligned before we can start turning the dial. Additionally, when riding, I’m starting to hear a lot of creaking noises coming from the stem of the scooter making it sound cheap or requiring me to tighten the dial even more. As for the handlebars, it’s nice they fold as well but they don’t stay firmly folded and when transporting/moving it (i.e., putting the scooter in the trunk of a car), they often unfold annoyingly right when you don’t want them to.
It’s heavy! This is not something anyone will want to carry around even short distances. For the next iteration, it would be nice to see some better lightweight materials used without sacrificing quality.
The “suspension” is very minimal in my opinion. I rarely ever experience a bounce or shock absorption when riding the scooter unless I forcefully bounce myself. In other words, I highly doubt the little suspension it has is doing much in terms of absorbing minor bumps in the road. Going over even slight bumps sometimes feels/sounds like the scooter is made of cheep plastic.
The handlebar grips are the most ergonomic aspect of the scooter. Your palms and fingers will form nicely around the grips however, when you combine the break positions, throttle, and grips, everything starts to feel out of place/like you’re reaching. It could just be me but it’s a challenge trying to focus on what’s in front of you while managing your grip, the breaks and acceleration all at the same time. I think more work could have been done to alleviate this. Perhaps aligning the breaks under the grips for easy/quick access so not to take your hands off the grips entirely and to maintain control at high speeds. Yes, it’s very easy to lose control and wipe out at high speeds if not extremely careful.
I can hear my disc brakes rubbing, squeaking, and making all sorts of noises depending on if you’re turning, going high speeds, or slowing down. My friend and I purchased the same scooter and we both experience the same issues. He discovered there were internal brake parts damaged and got them replaced. I also kept noticing he would always go considerable faster than me all the time and I couldn’t figure out why (all our settings were the same). We came to learn part of the reason was the back break was too tight. However, loosening it up only caused the break handle to loosen, requiring me to squeeze all the way down to stop (extremely dangerous). The squeaking and disc rubbing is still an issue, I think something is bent or off. Suffice to say, the breaks are all over the place—they’re either too tight, too loose and or too noisy and we shouldn’t have to make these adjustments out of the box.
It’s okay. Though an HD screen with an actual battery percentage rather than a voltage indicator would have been nice.
The wires and cords sticking out on the front of the scooter is another component that’s minor but could have been tucked in neatly.
This is something I immediately noticed. Even slightly accelerating caused the scooter to jolt aggressively into high-speed verses taking off smoothly and maintaining a low speed if desired. Changing the throttle fixed this, however, causing an even odder hand position where you need to push th...
Great scooter!! A little lag when accelerating but when it does you have to hold tight or get left behind by your scooter! Rides stable and goes fast!! Suspension could be better but manageable.
Been using the Horizon for a couple of months for a 4-mile commute to work each day. After 200 miles, it's going strong. Several people have stopped me on the road to ask about how it works, and are impressed with the power and 25-mph speeds. Tires stick to the road like glue. With my backpack, I'm about 250lbs and it only struggles on the very steepest hills, but a quick manual kick gets me over the top. I would buy a second one, but I can't imagine I'll need to because the one I have is so reliable. Thanks!
Great choice, great ride
62 yo. First scooter purchase. I ride for fun only. Having a ball and glad I got a Mantis. This thing destroys any of the hills around here. In two weeks I’ve gotten more pleasure from this scooter than I have from any motorcycle or jet ski. I have had one issue. I wanted to remove the front wheel but have been unable to do this. The entire brake assembly is affixed to the swing arm by two small screws. These were overnighted from factory and couldn’t be removed. This winter I will drill them out. Hopefully, FluidFree will send me replacements. Also, I’m curious as to wether my particular model had the upgrade to the bolt in the steering stem. Also wondering if I need to complete any registration for warranty. Haven’t crashed yet and getting lots of strange looks in my little town!
The scooter looks great, rides well, and seems well constructed. I'm a touch sad at the less than zippy acceleration, even on flat ground. I bought this to replace a less-well made (Chinese) scooter, which eventually broke, but that scooter definitely had more torque, and accelerated faster (it's top speed was comparable).
Well constructed, solid, light; I love it!
I have now gotten 2 scooters from them! By far the best.
Scooter is well built and powerful. Bad is power surges from throttle are dangerous. Shocks are stiff and cause scooter to jump around.
The Inokim Light 2 was not my first choice. The online research changed my mind — specifically the mechanics of the folding mechanism and the speed-to-mileage ratio. Rides beautifully. 21 mph and about 20 miles per charge. Unexpected benefit? It the air-filled tires provide for magnificent and zippy gliding. A tad heavy to carry folded, but that’s off-set by the folding handlebars that make for very easy closet storage. My only complaint is that the cap that covers the charging port doesn't always snap back into place easily. Overall, very happy.
It should come as standard!
Product was exactly as described and is an awesome upgrade to my Mercane Widewheel. Most importantly is the service level I received here at FluidFreeride! I ordered this from Canda on the premise it was duty paid. It arrived and I had to pay duty & fees. Upon calling FluidFreeride, they promptly refunded me the duty and fees. I was very impressed with their communication and prompt response. If you have any reservations about purchasing any products from FluidFreeride, don’t. They were fantastic, and I would encourage any Canadian buyers to order with confidence from this retailer. I bought my scooter from a Canadian retailer( Apollo) and their service pales in comparison. If cost is your concern, be assured, even with dollar exchange, FluidFreeride is competitive and in my case was more cost effective than buying from a Canadian Supplier.
My next scooter purchase will be FluidFreeride.....no doubts!
Very happy with this scooter, I use it to commute in NYC instead of the subways. Good speed, folds up nicely and fairly lightweight. I also use it to run simple errands. I like the hook on the front for bags. So far so good.
I am 6’3” 230 lbs. I was looking for a scooter that was not only high performance, but had good range, and could comfortably support a person my size. I read many reviews and watched numerous videos on youtube about the different high performance, long range scooters. Of all the scooters available in this category the Mantis Pro fell into the right combo of range, performance, weight, and cost. I havent seen another scooter on the market that hit the sweet spot as well. It isnt perfect and some of the reviews talked about a few of them. The main complaint regarding the loose post seems to have been corrected as mine is very sturdy feeling. Im not a huge fan of the throttle finger actuator as its not super comfortable on long rides and its very sensitive, especially in dual motor mode, but thats a minor complaint overall. The build quality is high, the performance is way more intense than i expected, and the range is amazing. Most importantly I can lift it with one hand when folded. I have heard about problems with the tubes in the tires, so I have ordered a couple of replacemets just in case but so far I havent had any problems. I have about 100 miles on the scooter now so its pretty well broken in. I also read about people sealing the scooter against water intrusion, but its not rainy season now, so I havent done that yet. I ordered a Widewheel Pro for my wife, which she loves and is a good fit for her much smaller size and weight, and the Horizon for my son which we havent received yet. Ill post a review of it once we get it on the road.