Why a Xootr?
Under many conditions, scooters are the fastest way to travel distances of less than a mile. Walking a half mile on level ground takes about 10 minutes for a reasonably fit adult. On a kick scooter, you can travel the same distance in 3 minutes. For people who make frequent trips of about a half mile, these savings can add up to several hours a week. Bicycles are slightly faster than scooters once you get going, but they often require cumbersome lugging in and out of a building or locking/unlocking outside. In most settings, a kick scooter beats a bike door to door for trips of up to 3/4 mile.
Push scooters are really fun. There is something liberating and fundamental about denying friction with two wheels and a platform. Scooters enable social connections. Two people can comfortably ride side by side on a walkway and carry on a conversation. Scooters work well in crowds at low speeds, enabling a rider to navigate a crowded boardwalk or campus path. Scooters are great for just hanging out, scooting from the cafe to the dorm or scoping out the surf.
Folding kick scooters have been around for decades, yet Xootr scooters continue to reinvent the category. A Xootr scooter offers these benefits:
Speed: In an effort many viewed as overkill, the Xootr was designed by a team that normally designs race cars. The Xootr has ultra-glide polyurethane tires running on nearly frictionless bearings. These wheels give the Xootr the lowest rolling resistance of any small-wheeled vehicle and are the key to our kick scooters speed. The glide is several times better than in-line skates, skateboards, and pneumatic-tired portable scooters. It's no wonder our wheels have been used on winning soap box derby cars. Competitors are using ever increasing sized wheels just to be able to generate the same speed, but that requires you to bend your leg further in order to reach the ground when kicking.
Sweet ride: Did you ever ride a bicycle or scooter too fast and the handlebars would begin to shake? It's a very unsettling feeling, and given the speeds you can achieve with our scooters something we never wanted our customers to experience. The steering geometry (camber, trail, wheelbase, etc.) was optimized for quick, yet stable handling. Many of the push scooters on the market today use a basic bike fork design. We think these other scooters are dangerously unstable.
Gets small quick: The Xootr goes from fully deployed to a compact folded configuration in a couple of seconds. The small size allows the Xootr to stow in the trunk of a car, under a desk, in a locker, or behind a door.
Sized for adults: Because of our superior wheels, you will not spend all of your time kicking. You will be able to kick and "cruise." Unlike all the other adult kick scooters out there, ours is the only one meant for real adult feet. Many of our decks are wide enough for two adult feet to be side by side when cruising and all are long enough to have both feet on the deck goofy-style.
Goes where you go: The Xootr goes with you on the bus, train, office, classroom, etc. You don't need to worry about it being stolen from a bike rack or locking it up. Simply fold it up and take it with you.
High design: The Xootr has been described by normally jaded Silicon Valley engineers as "a work of art." The industrial design of the Xootr was done by Lunar Design, one of the five most award-winning design firms in the country.
Lifetime warranty: That's correct! We take such pride in what we build that we stand behind it for life. This obviously does not cover wear items such as wheels, brakes, grips, etc. However, we do offer a full range of parts when those items need to be replaced. Surprisingly, most kick scooters on the market have no replaceable parts at all.
Assembled by hand in the USA: Several of our customers have remarked that companies just do not make products like this anymore. The Xootr is basically crafted of solid aluminum and magnesium and then carefully assembled by hand right here in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.