New Years Eve Resolutions For Kick Scooters!

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As we say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016, it's always smart to make some resolutions for the New Year. Since we love efficiency, we like to make New Years Eve resolutions, so you can get started right away! So what should all scooter lovers be thinking about next year? Kick scooters are a lot of fun to ride, but many riders forget about upkeep and general care of their transportation. A new year means a new outlook, and that includes a new outlook on your tech. Resolutions are a great way to … [Continue reading...]

2015 Holiday Gifts for Commuters

2015 Holiday Gifts for Commuters

As 2015 comes to end, the time has come to go shopping for friends and family. If you're like us, finding the right gift for your friend or family member can be difficult. Great gift ideas come from knowing the type of person you're buying for. When it comes to us, a similar interest we find in our friends and family is commuting. Whether for work, exercise or fun, commuting can be a big part of a person's life. So we decided to come up with commuter gifts that could make traveling easier and … [Continue reading...]

Upgrade Your Kick Scooter Gear

Upgrade Your Kick Scooter Gear

To those in the scooter community, the true appeal of riding a kick scooter is understood. They have felt the wind rush through their hair as they propelled themselves forward with their kicking, seen the sidewalk blocks whizzing past under their wheels, and watched as onlookers everywhere gazed at them in a combination of jealousy and amazement. However, while the common scooter enthusiast may be familiar with all this, it is also more than likely that he/she is not fully maximizing his/her … [Continue reading...]

Best Commuting Tips For Urban Scooters

Best Commuting Tips For Urban Scooters

You already know we love using a commuter kick scooter for our daily trek to work, but what happens when the leaves start to change and the weather starts to cool off? The more timid amongst you may decide it’s a good time to start driving or taking public transportation, but real die hard urban scooter fans are undaunted. Cities can be a pain when it comes to commuting, but using urban scooters can be practical and fun. We know autumn doesn't seem like a great time to ride kick scooters, but we … [Continue reading...]

Kick Scooter Power: How Much Do You Need?

Kick Scooter Power: How Much Do You Need?

I've seen scooters and cycles claiming 200 Watts and 18 mph top speed and others claiming 400 Watts and 12 mph top speed. How much power does it actually take to move a person around on a scooter or cycle? Bicycles, scooters, and even automobiles are all governed by the same fundamental power requirements. At constant speed, the power required to move the vehicle and the passenger goes to three places: The power required to overcome the rolling resistance of the wheels on the pavement. The … [Continue reading...]

Bike commuting tips for Fall

Bike commuting tips for Fall

Now that summer has come to an end, it's time to welcome autumn with open arms. However, this also begins a countdown to winter, which everyone in the northern part of the country identifies as "the staying inside season". One of the worst things about this snowy season is the fact that riding your bike becomes unpleasant, a hassle, and quite frankly more dangerous. Most people lock their bikes away until spring. That's why fall is so important. It marks the last few months that a person is able … [Continue reading...]

The Back to School Accessories You Need!

The Back to School Accessories You Need!

There is nothing worse than heading back to school after a delightful summer of sun, fun, and being lazy. Getting up to catch the bus is depressing, and trudging from class to class is downright heartbreaking. Whether you're in high school, college, or grad school the thought of commuting from one place to another is enough to quit education all together. There's got to be an easier way to travel that's fun and time conscious. Luckily, Xootr has come to the rescue. With a Xootr kick scooter … [Continue reading...]

Creative Ways to Combat-Bike Theft

Creative Ways to Combat-Bike Theft

Every day we see more and more articles about bike thefts happening across the country. People are having a harder time than ever keeping their bikes, scooters, or other modes of transportation safe. What can be done? If bike theft continues to be a problem, people will soon give up their easy way of commuting and trade it in for more costly measures. Having to constantly worry about your bike and whether it will still be where you locked it up can become frustrating, adding unnecessary stress. … [Continue reading...]

Xootr Kick Scooter spotted in New York Fashion Video!

Xootr Kick Scooter spotted in New York Fashion Video!

We just love seeing people riding our Xootr scooter. We love it even more when it gets featured in a style video! The legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham took to the streets of New York to discover fashion on wheels. He noticed an abundance of people on bicycles on their way to work, but was surprised to see more and more individuals riding on kick scooters. We've known for a long time that Xootr kick scooters are fashion forward, but we are happy to see kick scooters … [Continue reading...]