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Old 06-29-2020, 02:18 AM   #11
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I also love my X2 Golf, but I understand the reasons for stopping production. They are too expensive. They are built too well.Service was terrible. Parts and accessories were hard to find and also way too costly. The corporate value was not the machine, it is the IP and the thousands of patents that goes with the company. Will we continue to receive service and parts in the future? Yes, we will for a while, but after 10 yrs., it will become very scarce for sure. If you want to continue use beyond my guess of 10 yrs., you had better stock up now with spares now.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:31 PM   #12
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This really is a shame to hear

Whilst I thought their cards were marked from the day Ninebot acquired them, I had hoped that somehow they would live on forever. The plant that is closing in New Hampshire is the company behind the 'real' Segway brand. The products it manufactured were the products that I fell in love with back when I first discovered them in 2003.

The company that lives on is obviously more successful at selling products into their target markets but they are a far cry from the vision that started it all off.
The story revealed in Steve Kemper's book, Code Name Ginger, was one set on changing the world, revolutionising human transport, cities... it wasn't to be.

Still, for all of those miles racked up on two self-balancing wheels, what a glide it was.

Good luck to all of the employees from the factory and the various businesses that my be affected by this change.
Well Said.

The smaller models and variations will never match the design quality of the original . . . i2 model being best overall IMHO . . .

As much as I love gliding should be up front. Since purchasing a high end e-Bike (nearly the price of my i2) have not glided more than a mile and e-bike is nearing 960 miles. SEG is more fun, SEG is better uphill, while e-bike has had no objections from the uninformed-about-EPAMD-laws, e-bike has more range and overall greater speed.

Can't bring myself to sell the SEG. For now it's in storage with batteries charged before they were removed.


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What happens to all the cities that were re-designed for Segways?


http://content.time.com/time/busines...186660,00.html
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What happens to all the cities that were re-designed for Segways?


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You were there at the beginning and you are here at the end. Fitting. Your position did not waiver throughout.

I'd say Universal Design was the biggest influencer for cities in the end. City's are becoming more accessible for pedestrians, bicycles and mobility devices, not the Segway PT specifically. Less emphasis on single occupancy multi-seat vehicles propelled by diesel and petrol, more on cleaner, smarter human transporters.
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