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Xootr Blog

The Grateful Eight: Hunt for the Best Cold Weather Gear

We went looking for some of the best clothing, gadgets and gear for commuters of all kinds to stay safe and warm when it’s cold out. They had to be things that worked for bikes and kick scooters, and come highly recommended. Here’s the best cold weather gear we found… #1 Stop wheel theft with … [Read more…]

Your Kick Scooter Accessories This Valentine’s Day

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Show your Swift or Xootr some love this February with these awesome tech gadgets and kick scooter accessories. There’s a little something on our list for everyone, so get ready, get set and get to spoiling that ride of yours! Our picks for kick scooter accessories For music lovers: Wearing headphones or earbuds when driving … [Read more…]

Winter Storage Tips

You don’t have to live in a small apartment or tiny house to appreciate the compact design and easy fold-ability of a Xootr or Swift, just like you don’t have to have a garage to keep it in. Urban environments present unique storage challenges, and when it’s winter you’ve got even fewer options. Below are … [Read more…]

The Six Commandments of Winter Bike Theft Prevention

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We’re going to talk about something a little more serious than usual today: stolen bikes and how to prevent your bike from getting stolen. According to a few recent studies, surveys and FBI statistics, year-round cyclists are 90% more likely to have their bikes stolen than seasonal or occasional cyclists. Additionally, there are just over … [Read more…]

Cold Weather Care Guide

Despite being thoroughly treated to prevent oxidation, with prolonged exposure to ice, salt and other watery conditions, the metal components of your bike or scooter can prematurely wear and break. No problem, you’re careful to wipe it down after getting caught in a rainstorm and you never use harsh cleaners on it. When cold weather hits, … [Read more…]

So You Got a Xootr for Xmas, Now What?

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It may be January, but if you got a new Xootr (pronounced zoo-ter) kick scooter for Xmas and are itching to get out and get moving, we’re right there with ya! You don’t have to wait for the spring thaw to get to know your new toy, you can start playing around and practicing right … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

The Backlash Of Hoverboards

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New reports have revealed that hoverboards may not be the best gift for the holiday season. Apparently, hoverboard fires have sprung up in a number of homes across the country due to malfunctioning batteries and plugs. Because of this, the products are being investigated by a Federal Agency and Amazon has removed 97% of of … [Read more…]

Highway Transportation Bill – Why We Love It!

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Commuters rejoice! With the passing of the new $305 billion highway transportation bill, $205 billion will be spent on highways and $48 billion will be spent on transit projects for the next 5 years. Exciting news for bike lovers, kick scooter enthusiasts, and transit riders across the country. It is the first long-term national transportation … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]