Mercane WideWheel Pro Review – The Best Solid-Tire Scooter I’ve Tried

Mercane WideWheel Pro Review

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Quick summary: The Mercane WideWheel Pro is a specialized scooter known for its build quality, resilience, and dual motors providing speed and climb power. With foam-filled solid tires that never go flat, it’s well-received, boasting low defect rates and a long lifespan among scooter enthusiasts

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Ranked #1 in price range $1101 – $1200
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  • Good overall quality
  • Excellent balanace
  • Sturdy, tough build
  • Super-cool design and unique look
  • Good for commutes
  • Decent performance
  • Great brakes
  • Decent suspension


  • Rides can be bumpy
  • Wider turn radius
  • Small weight limit
  • Not good for wet environments
  • Somewhat narrow deck
  • Wobbly handlebars

When to buy

The Mercane WideWheel Pro is an excellent choice for riders seeking a powerful and versatile electric scooter. Its dual 500W motors provide ample acceleration and climbing ability, enabling it to handle various scenarios with ease. Its long range of up to 40 miles makes it ideal for commuting or long-distance rides. Additionally, its comfortable riding position and wide tires ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride experience.

When not to buy

The Mercane WideWheel Pro excels in specific use cases, ranking among the best scooters globally for those scenarios. However, for other use cases, there are better models available. Notably, it’s not a lightweight scooter, so if portability is your priority, exploring other scooter options is advisable. The Pro is not suitable for off-roading due to its wide, smooth, solid wheels. While the actual weight limit may exceed the advertised 220 lbs / 100 kg, heavier adults are better off exploring scooters specifically designed for their weight range. The Mercane WideWheel Pro will not be a good winter scooter. Now, it’s generally recommended to not ride in the winter at all, but I know many of us will do it anyway. Finally, and obviously, if your budget is not between $1200 and $1300, you will probably want to check out some more affordable models.

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The Mercane WideWheel Pro excels in specific use cases due to intentional design and exceptional quality. To decide on a purchase, align your desires and needs with the scooter’s intended purpose.

This review is based on my experience and aims to assist in both understanding the scooter and determining if it suits your preferences.

Mercane WideWheel Pro specifications

Mercane Widewheel Pro Specifications

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Top speed42 kmh
Top speed26 mph
Range35 km
Range22 mi
Motorsdual motors
Power1000 W real, 1600 W peak
Climb angle18 °
Battery720 Wh, 48 V
Battery typeLi-ion
Charging time8 h
Ingress protection (IP)IP54
Weight24.5 kg
Weight54 lbs
Weight limit100 kg
Weight limit220 lbs
Tire size8 in
Tire typewide solid, never-flat foam filled
Foldable handlebarsyes
Build materialaluminum alloy
Brakesdual disc brakes + rear hydraulic
Shock absorbersfront and rear springs
LightsLED front + rear
Controlsmart display
Speed modeseco, power
Cruise controlyes
Warranty6 months
Return period15 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)109 cm * 22 cm * 41 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)43 in * 9 in * 16 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)109 cm * 55 cm * 110 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)43 in * 22 in * 43 in
Deck to handlebar height94 cm (est)
Deck to handlebar height37 in (est)
Adjustable handlebarno
Notesreinforced build; tested 35 miles range;


The Mercane WideWheel Pro is an electric scooter that combines style and performance. It’s designed for those who know exactly what they want in a scooter.

This iconic and original scooter excels in reliability, quality, power, torque, range, balance, and overall enjoyment.

As an upgraded version of the highly successful Mercane WideWheel, it represents a step forward in creating the ultimate solid tire scooter.

The standard version typically costs around $1249, while the keylock version is priced at $1299.

Unboxing and assembly

Mercane WideWheel Pro leaning on its kickstand

The scooter arrives in a big box, with plenty of styrofoam and protection. The package contains:

  • scooter
  • bell
  • suspension covers
  • charger
  • wrench and Allen keys
  • user manual

You only need to connect the brake cables, install the bell, and attach the suspension covers, which takes about 15 seconds in total.

This scooter has one of my favorite features, which I’m not sure why is not the default already, and that’s foldable handlebars.

Ok, I actually know why foldable handlebars are not the gold standard yet – getting them right is challenging, but these handlebars are easy to set right.


rear view of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

Here are some of the performance aspects of the Mercane WideWheel Pro.


The scooter boasts a powerful motor setup with dual hub motors – one in each wheel.

This configuration delivers a combined real power of 1000 Watts and a peak power of 1600 Watts, making the Pro one of the most potent and torquey scooters in its price range.

Dual motors are one of the best things that a scooter can have in my opinion.

The suspension upgrades enhance every aspect of the scooter: power, speed, acceleration, climb angle, torque, and overall control.

It’s a valuable feature not commonly found in scooters at this price point.

26 mph / 42 kmh
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Speed and speed test

The Mercane WideWheel Pro has a top speed of 26 mph / 42 kmh. From what I could tell during my tests, the scooter could reach this speed even when the battery was not full.

The acceleration is rapid (and managed always to put a smile on my face), taking about 8 seconds to reach top speed. If it feels too intense, switch to Eco mode for a gentler experience.

The advertised top speed can be initially locked to 18 mph / 30 kmh for safety or legal reasons, but unlocking “ludicrous” mode is straightforward and explained in the manual.

I recently took my Mercane WideWheel Pro for a speed test and was impressed with its capabilities. The scooter reached a top speed of 28 mph / 45 kmh on a flat road, which is above its advertised top speed of 26 mph.

While the scooter is fairly fast for a regular scooter, it will be nowhere near fast enough for the true speed demons out there, and if that’s you, I recommend checking out my guide on the fastest electric scooters.

30 mi / 48 km
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Range and range test

The official range of the Mercane WideWheel Pro is 22 mi / 35 km in the Power mode, and 30 mi / 48 km or more in the Eco mode. My test results vary a bit in regards to the range, but they mostly confirm both of these ranges.

One time I managed to surpass the range and get up to 25 mph / 40 km of range in Power mode. Other times, I got lower ranges, roughly averaging around 19 mph / 30 km in the Power mode.

Regardless of the speed mode, the range is ample, especially in Eco mode.

Scooter range typically varies slightly from the advertised range, some get less, a few get more, but most hover around the specified range.

If you’re close to or exceed the weight limit and consistently use power mode, expect around 1-2 mi / 2-3 km less.

In general, I found the range to be satisfactory, but I usually prefer scooters with an even longer range.

Climbing and climb test

person climbing a hill on a Mercane WideWheel Pro

The Mercane WideWheel Pro, with excellent torque and powerful dual motors, is among the best hill-climbing scooters.

Officially rated at an 18° climb angle, it handled steeper hills around 25° with ease. The dual motors significantly contribute to its climbing capability, making it perfect for areas with lots of hills and valleys.

I only managed to climb a hill of around 23° with ease, while the 25° hill was very hard and the scooter at one point completely stopped.

Ride experience

handlebars of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

In my experience, the Mercane WideWheel Pro proved to be quite a powerful scooter. The scooter is very fun, the rides are very enjoyable, and things simply work without stressing out the owner!

The two motors accelerated very quickly, and I was able to hit exciting speeds in no time.

The scooter includes a cruise control feature, activated after 5 seconds of holding the throttle, but users have the option to turn it off, recognizing the divided preferences among scooterists.

In fact, I believe that being able to turn the cruise control on and off is the perfect solution, and I definitely got used to it.

Sometimes I feel like I need it for the longer, chill rides, but other times I’d rather not have it, like when navigating busy streets and traffic.

While not lightweight, it folds compactly for easy transport through doors, though carrying may be challenging for smaller individuals.

The scooter can survive off-road attempts without damage, but the ride is uncomfortable, as it’s not intended for such terrain.

Mercane WideWheel Pro vs other electric scooters

Let’s see how the Pro compares against some other similar scooters.

Mercane WideWheel Pro vs Mercane WideWheel

mercane widewheel

The older version will save you a few hundred dollars, but I really don’t think that’s a good enough reason to choose it over the Pro version.

It’s not just that the Pro is an upgrade, but more importantly, it has ironed out many issues and problems with the old version.

This is just a short list of all the things the Pro improves upon:

  • 2 brakes instead of 1
  • faster top speed
  • more range and better battery
  • better screen
  • better build quality and robustness
  • tougher stem
  • more efficient controller

The upgrade is really worth it.

Mercane WideWheel Pro vs Ninebot Max

mercane widewheel pro vs ninebot max

The comparison isn’t entirely fair, given the Mercane WideWheel Pro’s almost double cost compared to the Ninebot Max.

However, there are reasons to opt for the Ninebot Max. It’s a more versatile and proven general-purpose scooter, offering good performance across various aspects.

Choose it if you want to save money, prioritize range over top speed, and prefer a slightly lighter weight despite sacrificing some climbing power.

Check out the complete review of the Ninebot Max if that’s what you’re after, otherwise, stick with the Pro.

Mercane WideWheel Pro vs EMove Cruiser

mercane widewheel pro vs emove cruiser

The EMove Cruiser and Mercane WideWheel Pro, though an uncommon comparison, complement each other in some aspects.

They share similar costs, top speeds, and weights but have notable differences.

The EMove Cruiser provides more range, better waterproofing, and a higher weight capacity.

However, it has air-filled tires, making it prone to flats, a single motor for slower acceleration and less climbing power, and it’s less compact when folded.

The Pro, with its cool and fun appearance, offers several reasons to prefer it.

If for some reason you didn’t find the Pro appealing, you may want to check the full review of the EMove Cruiser for a different kind of scooter in the same price category.

Mercane WideWheel Pro vs Apollo City 2022

mercane widewheel pro vs apollo city 2022

While different in many aspects, the Apollo City 2022 and Mercane WideWheel Pro, priced similarly and from reputable brands, often face comparisons.

The Apollo City 2022 features larger pneumatic tires, ensuring more comfortable and stable rides. It outperforms in range, weight limit, and water protection. Despite a weaker motor on paper, both scooters have similar speeds.

The Mercane WideWheel Pro excels in flat tire immunity, with a slightly smaller weight and dimensions for enhanced portability.

If the advantages of the Apollo City 2022 sound like a good deal to you, check out the scooter at the official Apollo store.

Build quality

folded Mercane WideWheel Pro standing on a dock

This scooter is robust and genuinely looks the part.

Its wide, sturdy appearance reflects its actual construction – featuring not only wide wheels but also a broad stem, strong fork and neck, wide connectors, and robust individual parts that are well-integrated.

The new version incorporates reinforced materials, emphasizing durability with which I was presently surprised.

The Pro, drawing lessons from its predecessor, the Mercane WideWheel, successfully implements improvements, making it a substantial upgrade evident in visual and feature comparisons, as well as user experiences and reports.


Here are some of the features of the Mercane WideWheel Pro.

Battery and charging

Mercane WideWheel Pro charging

The Pro’s long range is powered by a significant 15 Ah, 48 V Li-ion battery, a major upgrade from the previous version, with a 720 Wh capacity.

Despite the 15 Ah battery, the 2 Ah charger takes about 8 hours for a full charge. This relative charge time is fast compared to many budget scooters with half the range taking the same time.

I was definitely not expecting that fast of charging time, even after my friend had told me. I needed to see with my own 2 eyes to believe it.

Charging indicators include a green light for a full battery and a red for charging. The charger port, located on the deck’s front, is protected by a rubber cover.

Charging costs during off-peak hours average 4 cents in the US, 7 pennies in Canada, 20 pence in the UK, and 13 cents in the EU.

During peak hours, the costs rise to 12 cents in the US, 9 pennies in Canada, 23 pence in the UK, and 20 cents in the EU.


Mercane WideWheel Pro brakes

The Mercane WideWheel Pro features 120-mm mechanical disc brakes on both wheels, with each lever controlling a specific brake (left lever for the rear brake, right lever for the front brake).

When I was testing the scooter the brakes were excellent and they stopped the scooter in about 12 feet / 3.5 meters, and are adjustable for shorter distances.

Prioritize the rear brake unless it’s an emergency, where both brakes can be engaged simultaneously.

Despite brake cables being outside the stem, their strength and the brakes’ sensitivity make them effective.

Wheels and tires

front wheel of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

The Mercane WideWheel Pro’s standout feature is its wide foam-filled airless tires, a personal favorite. The 8″ x 3.9″ tires are flat-resistant, requiring no maintenance or replacements.

I consider them among the best solid tires in the electric scooter world, they provide a signature look and feel to this iconic scooter.

Ideal for road use and fast rides, the tires lack patterns, making off-roading and rough terrain unsuitable for this scooter (see my guide on the best off-road electric scooters if that’s what you’re after).

The trade-off is that the ride is less smooth due to their solid and small diameter construction.


a Mercane WideWheel Pro mid-air

The Mercane WideWheel Pro comes with excellent dual spring front and rear suspensions, a necessary feature for solid tire scooters to mitigate bumpy rides.

While bigger bumps may cause some shaking, the suspension generally ensures comfortable rides throughout.

Lights and riding at night

rear red light of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

The Pro features a strong LED headlight on the top front of the stem, casting light about 4 meters in the night.

The rear deck hosts a red rear brake light. I rode the scooter a few times during the night and these lights definitely are effective for night rides, ensuring road visibility and making the scooter street-legal.

Adhering to standard scooter rules, limit night rides and consider upgrading lights if riding frequently in low-light conditions. (a USB-rechargeable bike light set is both bright enough and very affordable on Amazon).

Deck, stem, and handlebars

deck of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

The Pro’s deck has a unique, non-rectangular shape, being narrower in the middle.

However, the wider front and rear sections offer a comfortable standing surface. The thick stem enhances the scooter’s tough appearance and feel.

I must say that the deck wasn’t slippery even when wet.

The handles feature rubber covers for additional grip, designed wider on the outside for better control and comfort, deviating from the typical cylindrical handles.

The handlebar height is not adjustable, although the default height should accommodate most people of all heights except the tallest people (check out the best scooters for tall adults for that).

Dashboard and screen

digital screen of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

The small dashboard on the handlebar center includes a display screen and two buttons beneath it.

The first button toggles the scooter on/off and changes the speed mode, while the second button controls the cruise control and the light.

The bright proprietary screen remains clearly visible even on sunny days.

The screen can display:

  • current speed
  • speed mode
  • distance
  • voltage
  • battery level
  • cruise control

Weight, dimensions, and portability

dimensions of the Mercane WideWheel Pro

The Mercane WideWheel Pro weighs 54 lbs / 24.5 kg, prioritizing long-range over lightweight design.

When folded, it is compact, measuring 43.1 x 8.6 x 16.1 inches / 109 x 22 x 41 (L x W x H). The foldable handlebars enhance portability, making it very compact when fully folded with minimal space requirements.

While it gains portability points for its small folded volume and lack of sticking parts, the weight offsets most of these advantages.

While it will not be a problem for the average person and in the majority of situations, people after a portable scooter will want to look somewhere else.

Weight limit

The official weight limit of the Mercane WideWheel Pro is 220 lbs / 100 kg.

This may be a bit underreported, as the scooter clearly has both the motor power and the build quality to support heavier riders, and owners over that limit have reported almost no problems.

Anyway, it’s best to go with the recommendations, and if you are over the weight limit, check out some other scooters made for heavy adults.

Key and lock

Choose between two versions of the Pro: standard and keylock.

The key version requires the key to power on, making theft more challenging, though not impossible. The key version is $50 more and consider it if you frequently leave your scooter outdoors.

If you ask me, I would go with the key version every time, and extra safety is never bad.

Regardless of the version, always use a scooter lock, which is more crucial than the key lock.

Water resistance and IP rating

The Mercane WideWheel Pro has an IP54 rating, offering reasonable protection against water splashes from all angles.

However, it’s not advisable to ride in rain, snow, or wet conditions due to the scooter’s solid and smooth tires, which provide limited traction and increase the risk of slipping. If you live somewhere rainy, it’s better to go with a waterproof scooter.

Accessories and customizations

Shoei RFSR helmet on a white background

While most budget scooters can support generic accessories, true high-end models like the Mercane WideWheel Pro have their own set of accessories that fit perfectly, which you can also find at the FluidFreeRide page for Mercane WideWheel accessories.

Some of the must-haves include:

Also, see my guides on the best scooter helmets and scooter accessories for some more options.

Tradeoffs and downsides

This scooter proved to be great in many areas, but I noticed a few blind spots as well.

One design concern for me is the brake cables sticking out, though they are well-protected, mitigating the issue but still protruding.

Some users find the deck in the middle not wide enough, affecting comfort, which is a valid objection.

A few users reported wobbly handlebars, and some noted the lights aren’t strong enough, though most owners are satisfied with both.

The wider turn radius, a tradeoff due to the wide wheels, has been discussed online, but most owners adapt to it over time.


a Mercane WideWheel Pro leaning with palms in the background

The Mercane WideWheel Pro is highly specialized, excelling in various areas. It’s an ideal upgrade or second scooter, often chosen by those moving from lesser-quality scooters to the next level.

Commuters with long trips appreciate its range and speed, making it perfect for boring commutes.

For those navigating terrible roads prone to flats, the Pro is a wise choice, eliminating flat tire concerns. Its dual motors and excellent torque make it an excellent climber for hilly terrains.

Not limited to the typical 15 mph / 25 kmh budget scooters, the Pro appeals to adventurous riders seeking higher speeds.

With its durability and quality, it’s a great option for those wanting a long-lasting scooter or a luxury model from a reputable brand.

Most importantly, for riders seeking a stylish, fun, and exciting scooter experience, the Mercane WideWheel Pro is a perfect match.

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