When it comes to e-scooters, the market is full of options, making it challenging to choose the right one. But after careful consideration, I decided to invest in the Mantis King GT. There are several reasons why I chose this particular model, and in this blog post, I’ll share my thoughts on what makes it stand out from the competition.
First and foremost, the Mantis King GT offers an excellent bang-for-buck. While it is not a budget e-scooter, it is priced in the intermediate-high-end range, making it an attractive option for those who are willing to spend a little extra for quality. As a man of luxury, I appreciate the high-end features that this scooter offers.
One of the most impressive features of the Mantis King GT is its off-road capabilities. With its adjustable suspension and large, air-filled tires, this e-scooter can handle rugged terrain with ease. I enjoy taking this scooter on dirt roads and exploring off-the-beaten-path areas that would be difficult to access with a traditional scooter.
Another significant advantage of the Mantis King GT is its top speed of 45mph. While I don’t always ride at this speed, it’s nice to have the option to go faster when I need to. This scooter is also equipped with a TFT LCD display, which provides a clear and easy-to-read interface. Compared to other e-scooters with tiny, calculator-like displays, this feature is a real game-changer.
There’s conflicting information about the advertised range of the Mantis King GT. Some sources claim that it has a range of 57 miles, while others suggest that it’s closer to 37 miles. In my personal experience, I haven’t been able to fully test the scooter’s range, but some YouTube videos have shown that the typical range is around 37 miles with normal use and 20 miles when at full-throttle. It’s important to keep in mind that the range can vary depending on factors such as rider weight, terrain, and weather conditions. I cannot imagine going full-throttle for 20 miles as this scooter is plenty extreme at 20mph and operating over 20mph in my state on any road or bike path would be illegal, not to mention dangerous. If I ever take it to full speed (on private terrain), I’ll make sure I’m fully and completely decked out in safety racing gear, with both elbow and knee pads, and possibly an armor vest to protect my back and ribs.
The Mantis King GT comes with turn signals, lights, and RGB lighting effects, making it a great choice for night riding. I appreciate the attention to detail that went into designing this scooter, as it adds an extra layer of safety and visibility while riding.
Of course, no product is perfect, and there are a few cons to the Mantis King GT. For one, the thumb throttle has a dead zone that can be annoying, especially when trying to navigate tight spaces. The anti-lock brakes also feel a bit clunky and could be improved, and the out-of-the-box hydraulic brakes could use some adjustment which I am still investigating how to adjust.
One con that other reviewers may have missed is that the Mantis King GT is difficult to lock up with a bike lock. This is something that I discovered after purchasing the scooter, and it can be frustrating when I need to leave it unattended for a short period. Additionally, the pin-code lockout doesn’t make me feel confident that the device will not be stolen. I imagine that defeating the pin code would be far too easy to deter theft… it probably just requires a forced hardware reset.
In conclusion, the Mantis King GT is an exceptional e-scooter that offers a great balance of performance, features, and price. As someone who values quality and luxury, I am more than satisfied with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high-end e-scooter.