Monday, May 14, 2012

Kick Scooters!

Well, after riding the A-Bike replica... I decided to try out skate scooters... I mean, its just less a seat and pedals right?

Long ago I have read rave reviews on the Xootr Adult skate scooters... The ridiculous price tag however has stopped me from getting them. Many reviews said how fast they were and they glide effortlessly. So I decided to do some research again, many more models of the Xootr have emerged and also some alternatives...


The exclusive distributor for Xootr scooters is apparently Life Cycles, and yes the price is still sky high. I wanted the lightest... That would mean this model: Roma



Wanted to go down for a test ride, than while you-tubing I found that Razor had a similar model too! The Razor A5 Lux:

After uncle Google directed me Razor's Singapore Facebook page where others were quoted SGD$269 , I tried Chinese suppliers but to no avail... Than Amazon.com had a good deal for SGD$188 ) including shipping, so I thought... Why not!

And than AFTER I placed my order I came across this: Fuzion City glide


It was cheaper and from a review better to ride (worse bearings but wider handlebar)... But I find it in Singapore online, and it seems to be out of production...

And than probably the mother of kick scooters... The Go-Ped KickPed:


Rugged tires that look very forgiving and yes, you get bragging rights to owning a "Lefty" fork. Again pricey, but will definitely pick this against the Xootr. I believe they are more well known for their powered scooters... And having said that... I saw disc brakes... Holy...  And pardon me but can you guess the name of their electric scooter? The "I-Ped"

So a quick week later and it's delivered, my Razor A5 Lux:






Only 3.67kg, it's light! Shall test ride later. Confident it will do better than the A-Bike!


Update 12/05/2013: The price of this scooter keeps going down, it might be getting old but it's definitely the most valued for money!
Update 30/11/2013: Want more choices? Kickscooters 2!

46 comments:

  1. How has your ride been so far?

    Contemplating between Razor, Xootr and Micro. The GoPed is too heavy for it to be carried in malls and MRT stations. My eval criteria:

    1. Must be affordable. (the markups by the agents here are ridiculous especially Micro).

    2. High enough handlebar and tough enough for heavyweights (I am 90kg @ 183cm)

    3. 2 brakes are preferred, I can live with 1.

    4. Bigger deck (length wise, width wise or both)

    5. Big wheels to not get caught in the drainage covers.

    Enjoy the ride!

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  2. I will write a review of it some time later, have not seen the 200mm wheeled micro in Sg though, so no idea on price and it's deck.

    The Xootr seems to be the one for you, however you know about the high price. No harm giving it a scoot (try), before purchase... Which was what I had in mind... But the Razor just being 1/3-1/4 the price I went for that.

    The Razor must be the cheapest one available right now... The deck is rather small I have to slant my legs if I want both legs on (like //).

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  3. Just found out GoPed is S$388 today. Better price than Xootr, close to Micro.

    I tried the Micro Black at a Novena Square http://www.hvpersport.com. Think it's consigned from WhiteandBlackTrading.com. Didn't really like the deck length.

    You might want to look at this list: http://www.shawguides.com/pages/ks.html

    Tried the Xootr, OK with it. Just wanted to try the A5 before I part with my money. Unfortunately both Kidz Story and Action Toyz has no stock.

    What's your height?

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    1. The GoPed is still quite steep in terms of price!

      Nice link, it makes my purchase that much sweeter! Best performer in many areas, the most important has to be price, weight and effort required.

      If can give mine a try, drop me a mail.

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  4. Kick scooters are really appreciated by kids and their parents as they are three wheel scooters and comfortably carried by the kids.

    kick scooters

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    1. I must say, giving kids a kick scooter is a definite small step to getting a bicycle and gives a good idea of how to handle a two wheeler!

      I guess being able to handle their own equipment is a huge benefit, albeit a seemingly overlooked point.

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  5. I am searching for good quality kick scooter for adults. I want to get the good one with good brand, price doesn't matter.

    kick scooter for adults

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    1. Going with my gut here... Get the GoPed

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  6. I can't decide whether to get my son an electronic or a kick scooter. He really wants the motorized one but I'm thinking that he needs the exercise. Any advice? Please help me out.
    micro scooters

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    1. Well, if he wants the motorized one... Why not? If he runs out of batteries its a normal scooter right (of you could just keep the battery till you think he deserves it, lol!)?

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  7. Hey

    Wanna sell your Razor A5?
    I'm looking to buy a 2nd hand...
    email me if interested paultham @ live.com

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  8. hi has anyone tried rockboard scooter? is it good?

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    1. Hey is the A5 easy to carry around on trains or public transport? The wheels look humongous when carried it around like a sling. Does it come with a bag? I am deciding between this or A3 which has slightly smaller wheels.

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    2. Well, I would say, relatively easy. When compared to say, foldable bikes... Having said that, I haven't actually taken a foldable bike up public transport.

      But I have taken the A5 twice on the MRT, I carry it horizontally when I have space, and vertically when it gets crowded/on escalator. I have seen someone wheel a 200mm kickscooter recently and it's really easy to do so. The problem is often where to leave the scooter.. On the floor, you can only leave it horizontally on its side. So I just carry it, not that easy for longer rides.

      It doesn't come with a bag, I'm passively looking for one too...

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  9. May i know the URL you bought this scooter from?

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    1. www.amazon.com
      Btw, it's now sold by a reseller which doesn't ship to Singapore. Good luck though.

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  10. Hi, can I check where to get the goPed? And which reseller in amazon did you get your A5? Tks.

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    1. I am taking orders for the goPed as well. Both the Kickped and Goped.
      Contact me at 9137 505 eight. Or you can get them from the Goped facebook page.

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  11. Is there a way to lock an adult kick scooter, something like the chain and lock for a bike?
    adult kick scooter

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    1. probably a cable lock will do... Why not bring it in? Or with you? Save the possibility of it being nicked of vandalized.

      If you really want to, i guess you can have the cable go through the pivot point and wheels. The grips can be cut off though... Cut see a way to replace them either...

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  12. Hi, chanced upon ur blog while looking up skate scooters. i am thinking of getting one actually..budget is ard $200. perhaps u can give me some advice?

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    1. Hi, You can get them from Amazon.com or get a cheaper Chinese scooter that has 200mm wheels.

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  13. Hi,
    Where can I get the goPed in sg? Is there any link to any websites? Thank you..

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  14. Hi,
    Is there any link to any local distributor for the go Ped?
    Thank you!!

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  15. I tried my daughter's kick scooter and was surprised at how much enjoyable it was. I'm searching about purchasing one for me so we can ride together when we go to the park or outside from the home.

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    1. Sounds like you know what you want, so how can I help you?

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  16. Selling a Brand new A5 lux, contact me at 9137 505 eight

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  17. Hi .. how much you selling the A5 Lux.. been wanting to relive the good old days when i had a skate scooter in my teens.. back then it wasnt that popular but it seems its catching up now... text me 90two eight two 6 zero nine..

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  18. Hi, thanks a lot for providing all these info, i just brought Razor A5 Lux after reading your article=)do you mind to tell me some drawbacks of this scooter? I'm a bit concerned about the safety, coz I heard the brake doesn't work on wet surface...did you have any bad experience scooting this one?

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  19. hey how much u selling ur A5 i need 1 for work. can contact me @ 90909568

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  20. How much are you selling the A5LUX? Email me: happyleo94@Hotmail.com

    Thank you.

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  21. Im waiting for a shipment frm states
    Bought a razor Pro Xxx in blue/black!

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  22. Hi there,I am keen on the kicked. Seems that it is not retailing here. WIll you be ordering it in?

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    1. Only bringing in the Goped Kicker and Knowped

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  23. Hi I just came across your blog.
    Any opinions on the razor A4? Am thinking of getting it since its rather affordable. And dam, sg retail price 269 for the A4, but on amazon only 60! But we have to fix it up overselves, any comments on Amazon deals? Or are you bringing in some razor scooter as well. Thnks

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    1. No idea, but think the wheels are two small. Why push more to glide less?

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  24. Hi,

    Are you still taking order for A5? Or else, which is the best way (aka lowest cost) to get A5 from amazon?

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    1. Hi,

      Yes, get it from amazon when they have sales!

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  25. Hi, I m thinking to get one for work only, as my office has shifted and it's a long walk to the main road, though mayb the skate scooter can help? But I am new to this. Any details to keep a lookout for, as I am not good in balancing. Thank you

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  26. The skate scooter can definitely help! Well just get one with bigger wheels, min of 150mm and that should help you with your balance :)

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  27. Anyone know any scooter repair shop? I need to change the tubing of my 10 inch scooter wheels

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