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Razor A5 Lux Scooter: less pushing, more riding

picking the right scooter

My daughter likes to dawdle on the school run, she reminds me of my mum, head in a weed growing out the side of a wall, rescuing snails and watching wood lice. It’s lovely when you aren’t in a rush, but, because my son gets similarly absorbed in play, but inside the house, we rarely have much time on the way to school. On the way home she can dawdle all she likes, but the way there we zoom,  that’s the deal. Just when the school run was starting to really lag, Asda sent Miss L a Razor A5 Lux Scooter to test. With it’s big wheels and larger frame she was suddenly making a lot more headway.

This scooter is very good because it is very fast. It makes me feel on top of the world, like when I climbed Mount Etna!
Miss L aged 7 3/4

Mr G had his eye on her old scooter, so that was both of them suddenly sorted. I also can’t quite believe L has finished Infants and is off to Juniors, the sites are 10 minutes away from each other, so we will really need the scooters come September.

I’m impressed with the Razor A5 Lux Scooter, at first the big wheels seemed strange and a couple of kids commented on them on the school run. But when you see it in action, it makes perfect sense, you cover more ground with less effort. Spend less time pushing and more time riding. Suddenly Miss L can make up the time spent dawdling really easily.

The only downside is it is a little bigger and bulkier than other scooters, and we have both banged our ankles on it a few times getting used to it, which can be painful, but again, all new things take time. Miss L is not quite 8, so at the bottom end of the age bracket, so it is going to seem especially big to her. It does fold down easily to fit in the car.

Features:

  • Smooth rolling 200mm urethane wheels with RZR Pro bearings
  • Aircraft grade aluminium deck
  • Steel handlebars
  • Kick stand
  • Pro-style T-bar handlebar
  • Prostyle non-folding rigid down tube
  • Double head tube clamp
  • Patented rear fender brake
  • Freestyle rubber grips
  • Max rider weight: 100 kg
  • Age 8 plus

The scooter is £79.97 which seems a very fair price to me for this kind of kit. If you have a child who is using it to get from A to B with less effort, then this could be the perfect scooter.

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2 Comments

  • Reply kscooter

    I think this one’s okay for a kid, but for an adult, it leaves a bit more to be desired. More thoughts @ http://kickscooter.org/razor-a5-lux-scooter-review.

    16/03/2015 at 2:12 am
  • Reply John

    Kick scooters rock! Here are some ways to re-purpose an old cheap scooter. We’re all about being eco-friendly! http://www.xootr.com/blog/better-uses-for-cheap-kick-scooters

    03/05/2015 at 7:58 pm
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