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WideWheel 2019 Throttle and Keybox upgrade

Sale price Price $79.00 Regular price $79.00

Purchased your 2018 WideWheel from us? Use code SAVE40 at checkout and get yours for $39.

Retro-fit your 2018 WideWheel with this original Mercane throttle. Get most of the advantages of the 2019 model for your existing WideWheel:

  • Smoother acceleration in comparison to the 2018 throttle
  • disable your scooter by removing the ignition key
  • better judge battery status with the integrated live voltage display

Includes unlimited fluidfreeride support so you can install this by yourself at home. We will share a video once you receive the throttle.

FREE SHIPPING in continental US - $10 to most other places.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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D.S.
Not really a better throttle... more of a key-start add-on

Like many other users of the Wide Wheel, the two things about it that I disliked were its jerky throttle and lack of key start. For throttle, you were either not accelerating at all or you were accelerating to full speed in the space of 1/8 inch of throttle travel. This makes the scooter very difficult to navigate anywhere you need to travel at a slow, consistent pace (like amongst foot traffic).

I purchased this throttle based on the Fluid Free Ride review saying it was much smoother, and had eliminated the issue that plagued the first version. I didn't find this to be much the case at all. The throttle does engage a bit sooner, but it again goes 0-100 the moment the throttle engages. There might be a SLIGHT improvement in ability to ride at slower speeds, but you're constantly having to lift your thumb off and put it back on sofly to create that slower speed rather than just holding it in the same spot at a lower speed.

All in all, I'm disappointed. Yes, this does add a key start which is nice, so if that's a real issue for you then this solves the problem, but don't expect a totally different throttle. The voltage gauge is ok I guess, but I don't see it adding too much value. Additionally, I like the rubber feel of the old throttle better (this one is just plastic), though that's personal preference. I absolutely love everything else about the Wide Wheel and when I heard that they'd fixed the oft complained about throttle issue, I jumped at the chance to purchase it b/c every thing else Fluid Free Ride has said about the scooter has been totally on point thus far... but this didn't live up to expectations. I really hope there will be an even better version developed soon. Fluid Free Ride customer service has been great up to this point; I hope that continues.

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C.C.
Easy to install, but design is lacking.

This new throttle does provide a bit smoother acceleration, but the design seems to be an afterthought. For starters, the throttle side handlebar can no longer fold down all the way due to the key section, as seen in my photo (the black thing is a clip I designed and 3D printed to keep the handle bars from flopping back to the extended state). The key section also makes it uncomfortable to engage the throttle, which has a longer range than the 2018 version. Instead of just rotating your thumb down to accelerate, you now have to poke it with the tip of your thumb to keep from hitting the key. This also requires you to loosen your grip quite a bit just to get your thumb in the correct position. Also, the old model would engage the motors at about 50%. The new model engages at about 25%. So, the dead zone is still a bit much. The only thing I've ever hated about this scooter is the throttle. I love everything else about it. In my opinion, the new throttle could do without the key or the voltage display and just focus on a smoother responsive acceleration and less dead zone. Making it out of metal would also be nice. I had high hopes for this new throttle, but I hope an even better design is released.

f
f.k.
it’s cool

this 2019 upgrade throttle is good :)

P
P.
Excellent product

This is the best upgrade for one of the fastest and best looking scooter out there.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
50%
(3)
17%
(1)
17%
(1)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
D
D.S.
Not really a better throttle... more of a key-start add-on

Like many other users of the Wide Wheel, the two things about it that I disliked were its jerky throttle and lack of key start. For throttle, you were either not accelerating at all or you were accelerating to full speed in the space of 1/8 inch of throttle travel. This makes the scooter very difficult to navigate anywhere you need to travel at a slow, consistent pace (like amongst foot traffic).

I purchased this throttle based on the Fluid Free Ride review saying it was much smoother, and had eliminated the issue that plagued the first version. I didn't find this to be much the case at all. The throttle does engage a bit sooner, but it again goes 0-100 the moment the throttle engages. There might be a SLIGHT improvement in ability to ride at slower speeds, but you're constantly having to lift your thumb off and put it back on sofly to create that slower speed rather than just holding it in the same spot at a lower speed.

All in all, I'm disappointed. Yes, this does add a key start which is nice, so if that's a real issue for you then this solves the problem, but don't expect a totally different throttle. The voltage gauge is ok I guess, but I don't see it adding too much value. Additionally, I like the rubber feel of the old throttle better (this one is just plastic), though that's personal preference. I absolutely love everything else about the Wide Wheel and when I heard that they'd fixed the oft complained about throttle issue, I jumped at the chance to purchase it b/c every thing else Fluid Free Ride has said about the scooter has been totally on point thus far... but this didn't live up to expectations. I really hope there will be an even better version developed soon. Fluid Free Ride customer service has been great up to this point; I hope that continues.

C
C.C.
Easy to install, but design is lacking.

This new throttle does provide a bit smoother acceleration, but the design seems to be an afterthought. For starters, the throttle side handlebar can no longer fold down all the way due to the key section, as seen in my photo (the black thing is a clip I designed and 3D printed to keep the handle bars from flopping back to the extended state). The key section also makes it uncomfortable to engage the throttle, which has a longer range than the 2018 version. Instead of just rotating your thumb down to accelerate, you now have to poke it with the tip of your thumb to keep from hitting the key. This also requires you to loosen your grip quite a bit just to get your thumb in the correct position. Also, the old model would engage the motors at about 50%. The new model engages at about 25%. So, the dead zone is still a bit much. The only thing I've ever hated about this scooter is the throttle. I love everything else about it. In my opinion, the new throttle could do without the key or the voltage display and just focus on a smoother responsive acceleration and less dead zone. Making it out of metal would also be nice. I had high hopes for this new throttle, but I hope an even better design is released.

f
f.k.
it’s cool

this 2019 upgrade throttle is good :)

P
P.
Excellent product

This is the best upgrade for one of the fastest and best looking scooter out there.