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The HiBoy S2 and the HiBoy S2 Pro have become some of the most popular models from HiBoy. Since they are popular models, if you are a commuter you might be considering adding a seat to your hiboy electric scooter. Adding the Hiboy S2 Pro Seat makes your scooter function more like an electric bike and will provide you with a nice smooth ride to work. For those last-mile commuters, these e scooter models both feature a folding lever and the ability to remove the S2 pro seat which allows them to fit in a car trunk easily. Read on for more details about the HiBoy S2 Pro seat.
The Hiboy S2 Pro Seat: The Specs
Before diving into the pros and cons of this unique seat attachment, it is important to take a closer look at the specifications. A few important points to keep in mind include:
- Even though there are plenty of optional seat attachments for scooters, there is a specific one that has been made for the Hiboy S2 and S2 Pro. This seat attachment is not going to work with other scooters, and trying to shoehorn it into other models will lead to safety concerns.
- The seat attachment comes with a sturdy aluminum rod that creates a stable, durable ride.
- The seat attachment features a retractable and adjustable height to fit different people. The height can be adjusted from 20.9 inches to 30.7 inches.
- The saddle cushion is made from leather and can stand up to a significant rider weight.
- The seat is relatively easy to take care of with routine maintenance.
With these specifications, what do you need to know about the seat? Learn more below!
The Installation Process
When you receive your seat, the first thing you need to think about is the installation process. Fortunately, this is relatively easy. After taking the seat out of the box, you will notice that there is one hex head bolt. This is all that is required to install the seat. Simply insert the bolt, tighten the seat against the deck, and you are good to go.
The Riding Experience
Once the seat is installed, you will want to take it out for a spin. The seat cushion has been designed for an average person. Therefore, if you are a bit larger, you may have a difficult time getting comfortable on the seat. Do not be afraid to slide another cushion on top of the seat itself. This could create a more comfortable ride for you.
Keep in mind that this electric scooter utilizes a solid tire on the front and rear of the e scooter. It also does not have a beefy rear dual shock absorber. Therefore, you are going to feel the vibrations as you ride. If you stand on the deck, you will probably not feel as many vibrations as you will in a seated position. As a result, you should be prepared for a bumpy ride if you take the scooter off-road.
If you ride the scooter on a bunch of rocks while seated, you may have a difficult time maintaining your balance. It is far easier to balance on this scooter from a standing position than a seated position because it is easier for you to shift your position on the deck. Therefore, if you are a bit larger and you take the scooter on uneven pavement, make sure you take the appropriate safety precautions.
In general, it is our preference to have an e scooter with pneumatic tires but, still, the Hiboy S2 scooter and Hiboy S2 Pro are great models that provide ample speed, scooter acceleration, cruise control, and all of the other bells and whistles that make them appealing to a lot of the marketplace.
Transporting the Scooter with the HiBoy S2 Pro Seat
One of the biggest issues you will encounter with the seat is that you will have a difficult time transporting the scooter. For example, the vast majority of trains and buses will require you to fold out the scooter before you get on. If you have the seat attached, it is impossible for you to fold the scooter. Therefore, you will either have to skip the train or the bus or you will have to remove the seat before you get on and use the folding lever to fold the scooter.
Of course, if you take off the seat, you now have two separate things to carry, making the commute much more difficult. With this in mind, think carefully before you decide to install the seat attachment. You may have a difficult time getting on trains and buses.
If you’re a last-mile commuter and need to fold your Hiboy S2 scooter or HiBoy S2 Pro scooter to get it into your car trunk, you’ll need to remove it as well.
Adjusting the Height of the Seat
One of the nice features of this seat is that you can adjust the height relatively easily; however, the more you adjust the height of the seat, the harder it is going to get. When you first install the seat, it is possible that it might be so loose that you need to shove a piece of cloth in between the rod to get it to stick.
On the other hand, as you adjust the seat more often, the friction could cause the metal to wear out. As a result, it might start to stick. Make sure you keep this part clean and lubricated. That way, it is easier for you to adjust the seat when you need to.
The Issue of the Elements
Another major factor to consider is that the weather could play a role in your ability to use the seat. If you let the seat attachment get wet, it could wear out faster. Aluminum is prone to rust, and this can cause the seat attachment to degrade. If the seat attachment starts to rust, you might have a hard time adjusting it.
You also need to make sure to protect the seat itself against the rain. While the seat provides some measure of water resistance, it is not designed to get soaked. Therefore, you might want to use a waterproof cover to help you.
Should You Get the Hiboy S2 Pro Seat?
So, should you get the seat for your Hiboy S2 Pro scooter? The answer is that it depends. The seat is not too expensive; however, you need to think about how you use your scooter. If you tend to ride the scooter on the pavement most of the time, then you might benefit from having a seat attachment. On the other hand, if you like to take the scooter off-road, and if you take the scooter on trains and buses, the seat attachment might not be for you. You will feel the vibrations much more off-road, and you will not be able to fold up the scooter to take it on the train or bus.
The Verdict: The Hiboy S2 Pro Seat
Ultimately, the Hiboy S2 Pro Seat is a solid seat attachment. It is easy to install, relatively durable, and comfortable to use. It also has an adjustable height option. While it does make it hard to fold, this seat attachment could be a solid option for some people.
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