Looking for something easy to carry? Check out our Maxfind Max C review.
The one thing all the great and fast Boards have in common is how big and heavy they are. Meant just for riding, not for carrying it on the train or taking them with you while traveling, that's totally okay, but that's where all the new small electric cruiser boards step in.
We see more and more of them with prices ranging from anywhere as much as 600$ for a Lou board or as low as 199$ for an Archos (which we will test as soon as we get some good skating weather).
All of them differ in power, design, range etc. Right somewhere in there we find the Maxfind Max C, which seems to have a good balance between speed, style and range while still being affordable at only 399$.
But it also comes with one big flaw…
What's in the box?
In the box you will find all the usual gear, like the charger, the remote, USB cable and a T-tool. The manual is in english, but honestly don't bother reading it… Take the Max C out of its box, check whether it's charged, turn the board and the remote on and you're good to go.
Maxfind Max C Specs
- Price: 399 USD (was 289$ on Indiegogo)
- Weight: 3.5 KG / 7.7lbs (battery included)
- Max Speed: 20 KM/H (12.5mph)
- Max Range: 20KM (12.5 miles)
- Max Rider Capacity: 80KG （176lbs)
- Wheel: 70mm 85A PU
- Motor: 500 watts
- Battery: Samsung 18650 Lithium 2.2Ah/36V (10 cells)
- Charging Time: 60 min
The board is with its 68cm length a pretty short board, but it accelerates very good and reaches a top speed of 20 km/h, if you don't weigh more than the max weight of 80kg.
The ride quality was surprisingly well! I have a Pennyboard and was expecting the Max C to ride the way the Penny does, but it is way better and more stable. The trucks keep you on track at high speeds, but are also soft enough for some carving and tight turns at lower speeds. I was very impressed with how good this small board handles the speed!
You can enjoy cruising around at the top speed.
The deck is made from some carbon fibre plastic mix and has a handle integrated at the nose. This handle though is also the boards biggest weakness, but more about that later.
At its low weight the Max C is easy to carry or you can just strap it to your backpack like a normal skateboard.
Handling the remote is very easy, all the main functions are labelled, so you won't have to remember any LED patters etc. But the remote is also just some generic china remote which look exactly like a Wii-Nunchuk plus it also features the left and right stick movement which obviously is unnecessary for an e-board.
The integrated LEDs at the front (white) and back (red) are controllable via the remote and very bright, so you will be seen at night.
Why it's kind of bad…
Now for the one big flaw of the max c we found in our Maxfind Max C review. The quality of the material the deck is made of. It doesn't feel or look cheap, but on our first test ride, at the first crash, the nose just snapped.
That is probably due to the shape of the integrated handle, which is the reason why the deck is so thin at the front.
When we asked Maxfind what we could do about that, whether we could get a replacement deck or anything, they just told us they were sorry and we should try it with some glue… Well that's great customer service, considering we bought it for the full price.
After all, fixing the deck with some epoxy worked, but it just doesn't look good.
Now I'm in constant fear of breaking the board when riding it.
So I would say, don't get the board, if you are into customer support.
Maxfind Max C review - Conclusion
If you are looking for a small board that handles great and is not too expensive, go with the Max C! And don't forget, that at 289$, it is rather cheap.
If you want something that is more rugged, maybe try the Lou board, but you will also pay a lot more for that.
But in the end, I have to admit, that the Max C is still one of the best small electric skateboards. It has its flaws, but the fact that I use it all the time when I'm going somewhere by bus or train and don't want to walk the last mile, just speaks for itself.
But it obviously is far from being the perfect cruiser board, so our hunt for a great daily commute board is still on!
We hope you enjoyed our Maxfind Max C review and please compare the Max C with our boards in our electric skateboard comparison.
More info at: maxfindboards.com/products/max-c