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MonoRover R2 Self Balancing Scooter Review

MonoRover R2 Self Balancing Scooter Review

Pros

  • – Everything needed comes out of the box
  • – Nice mileage cover with its adequate battery
  • – LED lights

Cons

  • – It feels a bit
  • – The colours it can come in could be cheaper

The MonoRover R2 Self Balancing Scooter is a safe, sleek, two wheeled scooter that is the perfect choice for anyone interested in exploring the freedom that self balancing scooters offer. Whether you are just dipping your toes into the scooter world, or you are just looking for your next great buy, look no further than MonoRover’s R2 and its precise control.

The MonoRover R2 is a great purchase no matter who is going to be using it. While the R2 has a steeper learning curve than other similar scooters, children and adults alike will soon be zipping around with unrivaled control. With the increased skill needed to master the scooter comes increased handling and control, leading to safer rides. Be sure to supervise children and always have the rider wear a helmet and protection for extra safety. MonoRover recommends that children under 14 and adults over 45 have supervision while riding, ensuring the safety of all involved.

Like many of its competitors, the R2 has few color choices available. Choices include white, black, burgundy, ice blue, or white. Unfortunately, other colors like red and blue cost more money, often around $100 more. For the budget friendly consumer, the price for a different paint job is simply not worth it. For those with a bit more money to spend, it is worth noting the all color options do look fantastic, including the basic white. Bright blue LED lights light up the road in front or behind of the user, depending on how they face the scooter. The lights contrast or compliment the color of the scooter chosen in the most eye catching way possible.

The performance of the MonoRover R2 is second to none. Its top speed maxes out around seven and half miles per hour and can ride for nearly twelve and a half miles per charge. With a short charging time of two to three hours, it is easy to get back on the road in the blink of an eye. The R2 offers a unique design that allows the user to spin in a 360 degree circle on the spot. This control is unmatched by any competitor and really excels in tight places, such as hallways in a house. Nothing is more frustrating that having to get off your self balancing scooter and manually turn it around, and the R2 ensure you will never experience this discomfort. The weight limit of the R2 is 225 pounds.

When you buy the MonoRover R2, everything is included in your purchase to ensure you are ready to ride. This includes the R2, a charger, instructions, and if you have bought from an official retailer, a one year warranty. The one year warranty covers faulty scooters, and MonoRover will replace your scooter for free. Although the MonoRover R2 is a great product and generally works perfectly, the warranty is essential to ensure that if a problem does occur, your purchase is covered and you have nothing to worry about.

For everything the R2 does right, there are a few negatives that are worth pointing out. They do scratch somewhat easily, and if you are one that paid an extra $100 for a nicer paint job, this can be a serious problem. Take extreme care while riding them outside and around obstacles. While the tires are seven inch tires, they can have some trouble going over large obstructions, so rough ground can really give the R2 some trouble. It excels on flat, even surfaces, and can only go up inclines of approximately 15 degrees or less. This varies based on the rider’s weight and the road conditions, including the temperature of the surface of the road. It is important to know whether or not you can make it up a slope, as the scooter weighs nearly 27 pounds and can be difficult to carry for long periods of time. It is worth noting that many other self balancing scooters suffer these same drawbacks, but it is worth mentioning nonetheless.

The MonoRover R2 is a great self balancing scooter that is sure not to disappoint. It controls better than most on the market and shines in situations where utmost control is needed. However, keep in mind that it still suffers from the same drawbacks most other self balancing scooters do. If you take care of your MonoRover R2 and do not mind paying more for premium colors, you will surely not be let down by your purchase

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Updated: January 17, 2018 — 4:16 am

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