Actually, the first concern I had with the VOMO related to it being underpriced.Vanarian wrote:The VOMO looks like a pile of bulls*** overpriced.
When somebody brags about wanting to make "the best compact EV in the world" he better get ready to back his words. I don't hate scooters but this one I don't like.
This ^ I didn't know previous price was 400$, I only saw 649$. At 349 or 399$ I would agree considering it being fairly priced but yea, when you add taxes, incomes, insurances and everything else around it is quite low price.torqueboards wrote:I don't think the Vomo copied EcoReco. EcoReco is nothing but a cloned escooter from China branded and distributed in the USA.
I paid $399 it's now $649.
Of course!torqueboards wrote:ahh Ha! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vomo ... r#/updates
Delayed 14 days
Actually the VOMO has several features the EcoReco lacks, which I believe is the entire point. E.g., air-filled tires, disc brakes, multiple power settings, larger battery, etc. And with those air-filled tires it really doesn't need a suspension. In fact, these tires alone will make the scooter more comfortable to ride than any suspension is able to do. I rode a Curie Phat Flyer SE for a couple years, and it was the same set-up: no suspension but air-filled tires. It's hard to describe how huge of a difference air-filled tires make over solid tires.scoot-e wrote:First, the Vomo is heavy and doesn't have many features at all, especially compared to the EcoReco (the Vomo 'stole'/copied their folding handlebars exactly) and yet doesn't have front or rear suspension which is a must for higher speeds on small tires especially solid/airless tires like the EcoReco has (not saying they're cheap or the best either...). EcoReco also has a big presence in the US and in major retail e-bike stores and has a great service/support background vs Vomo and it's unknown company in Hong Kong with zero service/support/US presence...so you're comparing apples to oranges really.
Second, your quotes from Alibaba are for retail to overseas customers, Chinese manufacturers get the parts at a 1/4 of those costs especially at scale but yes, the first 100 sales or so are 'loss leaders' to draw attention so Torqueboard and others who jumped on quick got a steal as the prices are now over $700+ shipped for the vomo but at $300something plus shipping it's probably worth it compared to a similarly priced Razor escooter for example...imho
Honestly, I don't think you're ever going to see this scooter. There are SO many red flags on this one, it's almost comical people actually gave him money.torqueboards wrote:And then it will ship to me and then you'll be like and I'll be like
Wouldn't call it miles, in fact I'd say they're in the same class and only one exists currently, it has no suspension (and trust me, ride a razor and then ride a full suspension on 8" tires and you will totally see the difference) and is virtually the same weight (5 lbs less without suspension) and both go 20mph and similar range and low power for hills (no hills). Disc vs drum makes zero difference on these small scoots, they lock up and skid either way and are plenty strong and the eco is cleaner lookng not having to see an exposed disc in my opinion but so be it) but I suppose apples to apples minus the suspension and if you get it for under $800 shipped (vs $1200 for eco in the US) and don't care/need/use service/support/replacement parts then it's not bad if/when they deliver. It may be delayed a bit longer but in the end they will deliver, it's not so expensive to make and they aren't paying what call "wholesale" on Alibaba, they go direct and have the battery suppliers build the batt packs from single cells and they are all located in a similar factory area so trust me they pay much less than what you see quoted in English on Alibaba for a typical American customer to buy since those are resellers mainly as you mentioned not the factory itself. But the more scoots the merrier and good to see it pulling a quarter of a mil so far.torqueboards wrote:Yeah, I think the VOMO is miles away from the EcoReco M5. Tubeless Air Tires, DIsc Brakes, 350W vs 250W, 11ah vs 8ah.