Why Choose a Xootr Kick Scooter?

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Featured in Wired magazine, there’s many reasons why you should choose a Xootr kick scooter.

Why choose a Xootr?

In an urban setting, Xootr kick scooters are the fastest way to travel distances of less than a mile. Walking a half mile on level ground takes about 10 minutes for a reasonably fit adult.

On a Xootr kick scooter, you will travel the same distance in 3 minutes. This is great news for people who make frequent trips of about a half mile. These time savings can add up to several hours a week.

Now, you already know that bicycles are slightly faster than scooters once you get up to speed. But unlike a bicycle, kick scooter don’t require cumbersome lugging in and out of a building or locking/unlocking.

In most settings, a kick scooter beats a bike door to door for trips of up to 3/4 mile.

Another reason why to choose a Xootr scooter is they’re a blast to ride.

A Xootr scooter feels liberating while denying friction with two wheels and a platform.

Scooters enable social connections.

Two people can comfortably ride side by side on a walkway and carry on a conversation. Scooters work well in crowds at low speeds, enabling a rider to navigate a crowded boardwalk or campus path.

Scooters are great for just hanging out. There’s no better feeling than scooting from the cafe to the dorm or scoping out the surf.

So, why should you choose a Xootr kick scooter?

Well here’s another reason as to, “why choose a Xootr kick scooter.”

These cool, lightweight, fun, folding kick scooters have been around for decades. That’s because Xootr scooters continue to reinvent the category.

A Xootr scooter offers these benefits:


    : In an effort many viewed as overkill, the Xootr was designed by a team that normally designs race cars. The Xootr has ultra-glide polyurethane tires running on nearly frictionless bearings. These wheels give the Xootr the lowest rolling resistance of any small-wheeled vehicle and are the key to all Xootr kick scooter’s speed. The glide is several times better than in-line skates, skateboards, and pneumatic-tired portable scooters. Xootr wheels are also the secret weapon used to win numerous soup box derby car races. How’s that for FAST? Competitors are using ever increasing sized wheels just to be able to generate the same speed, but that requires you to bend your leg further in order to reach the ground when kicking.


    : Did you ever ride a bicycle or scooter too fast and the handlebars would begin to shake? It’s a very unsettling feeling, and given the speeds you can achieve with Xootr’s scooters, they never wanted their customers to experience such a thing. The steering geometry (camber, trail, wheelbase, etc.) was optimized for quick, yet stable handling. Many of the push scooters on the market today use a basic bike fork design. We think these other scooters are dangerously unstable.


    : The Xootr goes from fully deployed to a compact folded configuration in a couple of seconds. The small size allows the Xootr to stow in the trunk of a car, under a desk, in a locker, or behind a door.


    : Because of Xootr’s superior wheels, you will not spend all of your time kicking. You will be able to kick and “cruise.” Unlike all the other adult kick scooters out there, theirs is the only one meant for real adult feet. Many of their decks are wide enough for two adult feet to be side by side when cruising, and all are long enough to have both feet on the deck goofy-style.


    : The Xootr goes with you on the bus, train, office, classroom, etc. You don’t need to worry about it being stolen from a bike rack or locking it up. Simply fold it up and take it with you.


    : The Xootr has been described by normally jaded Silicon Valley engineers as “a work of art.” The industrial design of the Xootr was done by Lunar Design, one of the five most award-winning design firms in the country.


    : That’s correct! Xootr takes such pride in what they build that they stand behind it for life. This obviously does not cover wear items such as wheels, brakes, grips, etc. However, they do offer a full range of parts when those items need to be replaced. Surprisingly, most kick scooters on the market have no replaceable parts at all.


    : Several of their customers have remarked that companies just do not make products like this anymore. The Xootr is crafted of solid aluminum and magnesium and then carefully assembled by hand in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.


Originally, the Xootr was expected to be primarily for college students. Amazingly Xootr customers defy categorization. Students love the Xootr, but other awesome customers include: middle school youth, commuters, senior citizens who view the Xootr as a nostalgic reminder of their youth, manufacturing engineers in factories, urban dwellers who use the scooter as their primary mode of transportation, and families that stow a pair of Xootr scooters in their boat or RV.

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