When it comes to scooters, you sometimes just need a solid, well-built, decently fast scooter to get you around. The Sisigad Arrow Max is an entry-level scooter that does exactly that. I’ve been riding it around a bunch lately – and so far – I find it to be a fun, affordable scooter that works well for commuting and getting around the city.
In this Sisigad Arrow Max scooter review, we’re going to look at the features of the Sisigad Arrow Max, what my experience with it has been like, and whether this is the right scooter for you.
Before we get into the review, let’s take a look at the general specs of the Sisigad Arrow Max:
- Motor Power: 350w motor, with 600w peak power.
- Speed: Top speed of about 18 mph. For some reason, the website says it has a top speed of 15.5 mph, but I found it actually has a top speed closer to 18 mph.
- Range: Their website advertises a range of 35 miles. I haven’t done a range test, so I can’t say for sure, but I can’t see it getting 35 miles on a single charge unless you’re riding in the lowest power setting. Realistically, it’s probably more like 15 miles of range if riding at normal speeds with standard elevation changes.
- Tires: 10-inch air-filled tires. [DOUBLE CHECK THIS]
- Brakes: Rear mechanical disc brake.
- Portability: Stem folds up easily. The scooter is fairly lightweight, making it possible to bring inside with you easily.
- Weight Capacity: Advertised weight limit of 220 pounds.
My Experience with the Sisigad Arrow Max Scooter
As a daily commuter, the Sisigad Arrow Max scooter has been great. Ride quality is obviously important when it comes to a commuter scooter and the Sisigad Arrow Max provides a surprisingly good ride quality thanks to the air-filled tires. Using air-filled tires is nice, but of course, it does come with the downside that you can get flat tires, which can be a pain to change on a scooter. For an entry-level scooter like this one, I’d actually prefer if it used only solid tires.
For a small scooter, it’s also surprisingly fast. You’ll get a max speed of about 20mph, which is faster than I expected it to be. Entry-level scooters like the Sisigad Arrow Max are similar to shared scooters from companies like Bird and Lime, which typically max out at about 15mph. Knowing this, being able to hit 20 mph is nice.
One thing to note is that I did notice that on uphills, the scooter would slow down a lot, most likely because the motor isn’t that powerful at just 350 watts. It’s not an issue for me since I live in a generally flat city, but if you live somewhere with a lot of hills, this is something you’ll want to think about when it comes to the Sisigad Arrow Max. Kicking to get a bit of extra power also helped to get some extra power on particularly steep hills.
In terms of range, I found it had good range from my usage and I never found myself worried about running out of battery. Sisigad advertises a maximum range of 35 miles for the Arrow Max, but I can’t see it getting that much range in a real-world setting. I haven’t done a range test yet, but from my usage so far, I’d expect to get closer to 15 or so miles of range if you’re riding in a high-power setting. But, again, I haven’t done a full-range test yet, so I can’t confirm how much range it actually gets.
One small thing that I really like about the Sisigad Arrow Max is the handlebars. It uses a slightly swept-back design, which I find makes for a more comfortable ride. Most other scooters use straight bars, so having this slight sweep with the handlebars is a small differentiator for them that I approve of.
In terms of braking power, the scooter uses a single rear mechanical disc brake. Since this isn’t a high-powered scooter, having a single brake is fine and provides sufficient stopping power. I never felt out of control or like it wasn’t stopping fast enough. I also like that it uses a disc brake as opposed to a drum brake, mainly because I understand how disc brakes work more than drum brakes and it seems easier to service myself.
Finally, the Sisigad Arrow Max is nice if you are looking for a fairly lightweight, portable scooter. The stem easily folds and then latches to a hook on the deck, giving it a small footprint when not in use. It’s not light enough that you’re going to carry it around with you, but it’s definitely lightweight enough for you to bring it inside with you or bring it onto a train or bus. That makes it perfect to use for multi-modal transport.
Using the Sisigad Arrow Max Scooter To Deliver For DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub
In addition to regular commuting, I’ve also been using the Sisigad Arrow Max to deliver food with food delivery apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. The scooter has worked out well for this use since it has a good top speed and solid range.
If you’re doing food delivery full-time, you’ll probably need to get a larger scooter with more range, but for someone like me who does food delivery as a side hustle, it’s perfect. What I particularly like is how small the scooter is. It makes it great for getting through traffic since I can squeeze between cars or hop onto the sidewalk as needed. The small footprint of the scooter also makes it easy for me to make quick turns, and I can bring it indoors with me, saving me time from having to lock it up when I go into restaurants or other buildings.
I also found the scooter surprisingly good for riding around at night. The Sisigad Arrow Max has front and rear integrated lights which you turn on automatically when it gets dark. The front headlight is surprisingly bright too, which isn’t something I expected from this scooter. Being visible obviously helps out a lot when riding around at night.
The Sisigad Arrow Max Scooter is a great scooter for anyone looking for an affordable, entry-level scooter to get around with. I think it’s best suited for commuters with relatively short commutes (around 1-4 miles is probably the sweet spot for this scooter). It can also be useful for food delivery, although it’d be best suited for someone who does deliveries as a part-time side hustle.
Overall, I’m happy with the Sisigad Arrow Max and it definitely surpassed my expectations in terms of speed and comfort. I think it would help if it was a little cheaper, as the entry-level scooter market is a crowded field with a lot of options. In my view, so long as the scooter remains around $500 or less, it’s a good buy.
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