Razor Scooter Buying Guide

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Razor Scooter Buying Guide

Razor scooters have been a popular toy since their launch in 1999, and were largely responsible for the “scooter mania” that gripped the world over the last decade. With the introduction of powerful and easy to use electric scooters, Razors have proved to be a popular choice for buyers around the world.

 

Types of Razor Scooters

Razor offers smaller scooters for children, faster models for older users interested in freestyle scootering, and electric variants intended to replace bicycles for short distance travel.

Kick Scooters

This is the traditional scooter type that utilises muscle power for movement. Kick scooters are designed to be easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to store. They are ideal for children and young adults new to scootering. Some models also come equipped with spark generating tail-ends and wheels with embedded LED lights.

Pro Scooters

Razor’s Pro scooters are designed for use in skate parks and scootering competitions. While they borrow the same design cues from Razor’s range of kick scooters, pro scooters are generally faster and built from performance grade materials. They also have higher weight bearing capacity and feature light-weight aluminium construction, bigger urethane wheels and larger foot decks.

Select models in this range if you are an experienced scooterist and want something that can withstand the rigours of competitive use.

Electric Scooters

Razor’s range of electric scooters run on electric power and are designed for commuting over short distances. Top of the line models can reach speeds of up to 24 km/h with over 40 minutes of usage time on a single charge. Once the battery runs out, you can use it as a conventional kick scooter. They are a great alternative to bicycles and kick scooters for short distance travel.

Since Razor’s electric scooters are designed for commuting, they feature larger decks and bigger front wheels for enhanced stability. The target audience for these scooters is older teens and adults, although Razor also makes a handful of smaller models for children.

 

Selecting the Right Scooter for Your Age

Razor manufactures a variety of scooters meant for different age groups. Scooters for younger users typically feature shorter handlebars and smaller wheels to keep speeds low. Scooters for older users tend to be bigger, heavier and significantly faster than other models.

Ages 3 and Above

Razor’s smallest scooters are meant for young children. Razor offers two models for this age group: Folding Kiddie Kick and Razor Jr. 3 Wheel Alloy.

Ages 5 and Above

These scooters are slightly larger and are perfect for children between the ages of five and ten. Depending on the type, you can select from the following models:

  • Kick: A, A2, A3, Berry
  • Pro: Black Label A, Storm A

Ages 8 and Above

This is Razor’s largest category and includes a variety of scooters meant for both older children and adults. You can select from the following models:

  • Kick: A12, Spark, Spark 2.0
  • Pro: Black Label Ultra Pro Lo, Pro X, Pro XX, Storm Ultra Pro
  • Electric: E100, E125, E175, E90, eSpark, Trikke E2

 

Selecting the Right Scooter for Your Weight

Besides age, another key factor in selecting a Razor scooter is the rider’s weight. Most scooters are designed for young adults with a maximum weight limit capped at 70kg. Razor’s performance-oriented scooters for older users, on the other hand, can bear weights in excess of 100kg.

20kg or Less

These are children’s scooters with small wheels and short handlebars, meant to support kids three years and older. Models include: Razor Jr. 3 Wheel Alloy, and Folding Kiddie Kick.

65kg or Less

This is a very broad category that includes a majority of Razor’s scooters for young adults. Select from one of the following models:

  • Kick: A, A2, A3, Berry, Spark, Spark 2.0, Graffiti
  • Pro: Storm A
  • Electric: E100, E125, E175, E90, Trikke E2, eSpark

99kg or Less

These are Razor’s heavy-duty scooters designed for older users and professional scooterists. You can select from the following models for this weight range:

  • Kick: A12
  • Pro: Black Label A, Black Label Pro, Black Label Ultra Pro Lo, Pro, Pro X, Pro XX, Storm Pro DLX, Storm Ultra Pro, Ultra Pro
  • Electric: E200, E300

 

Conclusion

Razor offers a wide variety of scooters for both children and adults, in stores and from online retailers. The Kick range of scooters is ideal for beginners and young adults, while the Pro range fits the requirements of performance-oriented users. Razor’s electric scooters are an efficient and cost-effective way to commute over short distances. Whichever scooter you choose, Razor makes getting from place to place both fast and fun.

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