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Escend is bringing neck-breaking micromobility to your feet  

By Editor - Thu Sep 15, 10:03 am

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Escend is a U.K.-based startup that must have figured that scooters were too big, instead deciding to shrink micromobility even further (what are we calling this — picomobility?), adding a battery pack and motors to rollerblades. The company started selling its ‘blades today. The blades use regenerative braking, and have been designed to last; between a sturdy-looking chassis and a modular design that lets users easily repair or replace any broken parts, they should be ready to zip you from place to place for years to come. The skates feature 4-inch (105mm) diameter shock-absorbing tires that look as if they’ll deal with most surfaces with great aplomb. Good thing, too, because with a range of about 10 miles, a top speed of 16 mph and two 400-watt motors, you’re going to be shredding some pavement, and, if you are feeling brave, some light off-roading too. The front and rear wheels use the same tires

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