A kick scooter for commuting
We have two articles that provides some concrete analysis. One focuses on how using a kick scooter can shorten your overall commute. The other article shows how using a push scooter for commuting can save you both time and money.
Our push scooters glide so effortlessly that you can get to where you need to be without breaking a sweat. Our proprietary polyurethane wheel formula allows you to generate quite a bit of speed with just a few kicks and then you can comfortably rest both feet on our generously sized platforms. Of course, if you want to get your heart pumping you can do that as well.
We know that nowadays there are a lot of options available if you are considering a kick scooter to help ease your commute. We are not into a bunch of hype or sales gimmicks here. Because everyone has different needs on what is important to them, we can't definitively say a Xootr kick scooter will work best for you. How is that for some honesty? We do hope that a Xootr kick scooter at least makes it to your shortlist. We just want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, no matter which brand you choose. What we can do though is brag just a bit. We are very proud of our perfect rating with ResellerRatings and our excellent rating through Trustpilot. And no, we in no way compensated customers for any of those reviews.
There is a plethora of information available to assist you in making a well-informed decision. Of course, should you need any assistance at all we would be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. If you call, don't be alarmed. You will speak to a real person, most likely Steve, right at our factory and not a recording (unless it's after hours, in which case we will call you back ASAP). You can also send us an email if that is easier for you.
Some reasons to consider a Xootr
Lifetime warranty: That's right, we stand behind our push scooters for as long as you own it! Does it cover the wear items (wheels, brakes, bearings, etc.)...no. Typically you can expect 3-5 years of life from your wheels, although we have seen wheels last much longer. Brakes are much harder to predict. Obviously if you commute through a rather hilly area like San Francisco you could wear out your brakes in 6 months; otherwise, if your commute if fairly flat they may last a couple of years.
Replaceable parts: We continue to be surprised by all the various scooters available that offer no replacement parts. We assume this means that you have to throw the scooter away when you need wheels, brakes, or your kid takes it for a joy ride and returns it in less than perfect condition. Don't laugh, we have heard quite a few stories over the years.
Large platforms: We have a variety of different decks on which to rest your feet. Some are narrow and others are wide. All are long enough to stagger your feet one in front of the other (i.e. goofy-style), but our wide decks allow you to place your feet side-by-side on the deck while you are "cruising". Most of our customers opt for the wider deck models, but if you commute through crowded subways or busy sidewalks/streets a narrow deck model may be in order.
Patented folding mechanism: Our patented QuickClick™ folding mechanism allows you to fold/unfold your kick scooter is 2-3 seconds. No levers to fuss with. A simple press of a button will allow you to quickly fold your scooter when getting on the bus, train, subway, etc. When you have arrived, press the button again to unfold the scooter and leave your fellow travelers in your dust.
Super-fast glide: Being that our kick scooter was designed by a team who normally designed race cars, you would expect them to be fast and handle really well. If so, you would be correct. The secret to a Xootr's speed lies in our ultra-glide polyurethane wheels. If you compare a Xootr to various other kick scooters on the market, you will notice that a Xootr looks completely different. That's because the steering geometry (camber, trail, wheelbase, etc.) have all been specifically designed for superior stability and handling.
Assembled by hand in the USA: Each and every kick scooter is carefully assembled by hand right here in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. Individual pieces all arrive at our factory where all the magic happens.