How to choose a scooter for the city

Scooter has long ceased to be children's entertainment - people of all ages meet behind its “wheel”. What you need to pay attention to when buying this vehicle, we tell along with the American brand of scooters Razor.

How to choose a scooter for the city

The American brand Razor appeared in 2000 - a group of people developed and patented a children's scooter Razor A Model. This model is considered the first modern scooter. In the first year, the company manufactured and sold more than 5,000,000 models worldwide - this, of course, “blew up” the market.

17 years have passed, and Razor every year only increases speed and is not going to stop. During this period, the company has sold more than 70 million scooters. Needless to say, such indicators are a synonym for success, popularity and love of customers? The brand became so recognizable in the USA that it was even included in the Mono26193y Em42ire board game.

In 2010, the world's most popular brand of Razor scooters (in general, the company also produces electric scooters, rollers, scooters) came to the Russian market - and the local buyer definitely has something to love for Razor scooters. Later you will understand why, but for now we will tell you what you need to know when buying a scooter.

How to choose a scooter for the city

Where do you most often go? Surely this is an office, a fitness room, a shopping center, a favorite cafe and some kind of cinema. To get to your destination, you most likely have to take the subway, bus or tram. You must admit that pushing there with a scooter is not very convenient; moreover, you will collect all the sidelong glances of your fellow travelers. But waiting for your stop with a folded scooter is a completely different matter. Yes, and it is desirable that this scooter does not weigh like a stuffed hiking backpack.

How to choose a scooter for the city

If you think that these two parameters cannot be combined in any way, you just did not hear about the scooter Razor A5 Lux . What is this model good for? There are hardly enough fingers of one hand to list them all:

  • wheel diameter - 200 mm. As a rule, wheels from 125 to 200 mm are built into the city scooter. But this is the case when the more the better. Such a diameter provides an o lower roll-up (10-15 meters from one push; this effect is achieved thanks to proprietary bearings), makes it easier to drive through irregularities and surface defects, makes the ride "softer" and more comfortable;
  • the robust and durable construction is made of aviation aluminum, which makes this scooter the lightest in its class - it weighs only 3.

    86 kilograms. No heavier than a backpack with a laptop and an umbrella;

  • can accelerate to 30-40 km / h. Well, who will now say that a scooter is tedious and slow?
  • simply and quickly develops. Even after several months of active use, no backlash will appear;
  • there is a special "foot" for parking;
  • soft grids made of foam are installed on the steering wheel (special handles worn on the steering wheel where it is behind it hold), which allows the palms to "breathe";
  • suitable for adults and children from 8 years old;
  • and also it just looks cool and stylish.

How to choose a scooter for the city

If you are not going to limit yourself to asphalt and tile and plan to travel outside the city where sand, clay and dirt are found, then buying the first scooter you get is a bad tactic (generally such a tactic not suitable for buying any thing).

In this case, you need a real "SUV" among scooters, which means that you must first pay attention to the wheels - their size and material. Let's go through each parameter.

Wheels. As you already know, the larger their diameter, the better, and tires should be wide and powerful. Otherwise, you will be shaken in every hole, skating will turn into a headache and waste of nerves, you can forget about pleasure.

Material: instead of polyurethane, it is worth choosing rubber - for better cross-country ability.

How to choose a scooter for the city

These are the parameters of the new product of 2017 - Razor A5 Air . This is an optimized model Razor A5 Lux specifically for Russian roads. Here are the main advantages of this scooter:

  • the diameter of the wheels remained 200 mm, but the wheels themselves became inflatable - this improves patency and increases the comfort of movement;
  • wide pneumatic tires on road rubber and excellent grip with the surface - believe me, there is little road to stop this scooter.

But you have to pay for convenience by weight - this model has become heavier by one kilogram.

Although for the class of "SUVs" this scooter is still considered easy.

The advantages of the Razor A5 Lux were inherited by the Razor A5 Air, the creators only changed the flu material - from foam to silicone so that the hand does not slip off the steering wheel, added plastic tips to the handles - this minimizes vibration and backlash on the steering wheel . And the reliability of the folding mechanism of the scooter has become even higher.

How to choose a scooter for the city

Well, if your usual way to work runs through the dirt or rough road or paving slabs are constantly found, the American brand has another suitable model -

Razor A6

. Its main feature is large wheels with a diameter of 254 mm.

This will help to overcome the flaws of the road smoothly and comfortably. And thanks to this wheel size, the scooter feels more reliable and serious - ideal for those who have never before embarked on this type of transport.

How to choose a scooter for the city

There are no shock absorbers in Razor scooters, and there is a good reason for this. Shock absorbers are an unreliable design, they require careful attention and care, almost like an engine in a car. There - in the shock absorbers - dirt constantly gets in, which, of course, will have to be cleaned.

They must be lubricated regularly to get rid of rattle and other unpleasant sounds. And the shock absorber spring will stretch over time, so that extra backlashes can not be avoided. It is unlikely that you expected to find so many problems from buying a city scooter.

Here is another unobvious minus the presence of shock absorbers. On a scooter with a shock absorber (especially if there are two of them) you will have to push your foot off the ground more often - with a push from the surface, the leg that is on the deck will press the deck as it were, thereby extinguishing energy when repelling it.

How to choose a scooter for the city

  1. The scooter should be light (up to five kilograms) and made of durable material, such as aluminum.
  2. The scooter should simply and quickly fold.
  3. The diameter of the wheels should be at least 200 mm - for a comfortable and "soft" ride.
  4. The scooter does not always have to be equipped with shock absorbers - most often they cause continuous inconvenience.


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