Xootr Cruz Versus Xootr Mg Scooter

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As many of our readers already know, I own and ride a Xootr Mg scooter, same as our Xootr scooter expert, Jonathan Kelley, who writes a phenomenal article every Thursday. We both love to ride our Xootr scooters everywhere, take photos, and share our experiences on our Kick-Scooter Guide. While we are both content with our Xootr scooters, the Mg model isn’t the only scooter that Xootr offers to it’s loyal customers. Before Xootr offered various models to choose from, they offered the Xootr Cruz.

What is the Xootr Cruz?

The Cruz is the original foot scooter that Xootr offered. It has that old school look, making it a push scooter classic.

It’s deck is made from 9-ply Baltic Birch with a polyurethane clear coat, with anti-slip die cut grip tape applied.

The scooter’s wooden deck provides a skateboard feel that provides a bit of flexibility, offering comfort, but can still hold over 800 lbs (363 kg) due to being bolted to an all-aluminum chassis.

This flexibility offered by this scooter’s wooden deck makes it more forgiving while riding over road and sidewalk imperfections (potholes, cracks, etc)

The wide deck also provides more comfort by allowing you to have both feet side by side on the deck, unlike any other adult kick scooter on the market.

Just like the Mg, the Cruz has a wide deck, that allows you to be comfortable while cruising by allowing you to put both feet side by side.

What is the Xootr Mg?

Known as the most advanced kick scooter in Xootr’s lineup, the Mg has a magnesium deck, providing the lightest deck structure of any Xootr model.

The deck on the Mg has a beautiful, sleek, modern look, making it the most advanced push scooter ever made, also making it Xootr’s best selling model.

Xootr Cruz versus Mg

As first glance, the Xootr Cruz might look dramatically different from the Mg, but in reality they both share many of he same features and characteristics.

Both foot scooters now share the same all-aluminum chassis, capable of supporting over 800 lbs (363 kg).

You can also change the decks without buying a new scooter. 

They also offer a wide deck that allows adults to put both feet side by side while cruising between kicks.

Both scooters also feature the following:

  • Wheels: 180 mm diameter, on die cast aluminum rims
  • Bearings: Shielded, shielded, self-lubricating, R8ZZ bearings
  • Grips: Black conformal foam (ergonomic, gel padded grips available)
  • Folding mechanism: QuickClick Latch
  • Wheelbase: 28.3 inches (720 mm)
  • Overall length (deployed): 35.4 inches (900 mm)
  • Folded dimensions: 31.1 inches L x 9.4 inches H x 12.6 inches W ( at handlebar) (790 mm L x 240 mm H x 320 mm W
  • Min handlebar height: 25 inches (635 mm) from deck
  • Max handlebar height: 38 inches (965 mm) from deck, accommodating adults up to 6’ 7” (201 cm)
  • Handlebar: TIG-welded 4130 steel
  • Brake: Front brake with BMX-style brake lever. Rear fender brake included
  • Max rider weight: 800 lbs (363 kg)

Here’s how both Xootr scooters are different:

  • Cruz weight: 10.9 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Mg weight: 11 lbs (4.8 kg)
  • Cruz max deck width: 7.9 inches (200 mm)
  • Mg max deck width: 7.4 inches (187 mm)
  • Cruz max deck length: 23.6 inches (600 mm)
  • Mg max deck length: 23.4 inches (594 mm)

How does the Cruz ride compared to the Mg?

Both these scooters have the same 7.1 inch wheels, providing the same pleasant ride over smooth surfaces. Over rough surfaces the ride can be very jarring, and you’ll have to be careful while riding over uneven sidewalks, potholes, and sewer grates to prevent crashing.

Mg ride compare to the Cruz?

The Xootr Mg provides a very stiff and efficient ride due to the magnesium deck that doesn’t flex at all. While this is great for power transfer, it makes the Mg very noisy over rough surfaces.

Cruz ride compared to the Mg

With a laminated birth deck, the Cruz is not quite as jarring, because the deck flexes a bit. This also makes the Cruz much quieter while going over rough surfaces.

Another thing to consider with the Cruz, even though it’s not very noticeable is the loss of power transfer while kicking. Because of the deck flex, I’d assume it would loose some power transfer, even though we didn’t test it.


No matter which Xootr scooter you choose, both options are a great choice for your daily commuting. They both get you to your destination 3 times faster than walking. And fold up fast and small once you get to your destination.

And if you have to carry them on public transportation or walk up a lot of stairs, they are light to carry.

For storing in places where’s there’s not much room such as under your desk at work, in an RV, or a tiny apartment, the Xootr scooter is hard to beat for urban commuting.

To learn more about Xootr scooters, go to: xootr.com/

Don’t forget to check out Jonathan Kelley’s website at JonathanKelley.net.

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