Xootr Ultra Cruz
First of all, understand that Xootr scooters in general are the best portable kick scooters on the planet. The Ultra Cruz model (our basic model) will outperform any competing kick scooter out there and is guaranteed to evoke "wows" from anyone who rides it. It also looks really sweet. In fact, the majority of the industrial designers at Lunar Design (the firm that did the original design) have bought Ultra Cruz models. These are very picky, aesthetically sensitive folks. This is all to say that you can't go wrong with the Ultra Cruz. If bucks are tight, this is definitely the way to go. The Ultra Cruz comes standard with an ergo pin and our ultra wheels.
The Xootr Mg is our newest and most advanced push scooter. It's the "Mg" (we say "em - gee") because the deck and frame are an integral magnesium casting. Magnesium looks a lot like aluminum, but is 1/3 lighter. We powder coat the deck either black, blue, or red and then CNC machine the "dots" for traction and for bright visual accents. It's a stunning piece. Magnesium is not just for show. The Mg is quite a bit lighter than the equivalent sized Xootr Street. Because of structural efficiency, we're able to get the deck more than a centimeter lower to the ground (with the same ground clearance) for more efficient kicking. Why is the Mg less expensive than our CNC-machined kick scooters? Frankly, it costs us less to make… so even though it's our most advanced foot scooter, we are pricing it near the bottom of our line to make it available to as many people as possible. Naturally, the Mg comes standard with an ergo pin and our ultra wheels.
Xootr Neon Mg
The Xootr Roma is our lightest kick scooter and offers the smallest deck in our line-up. The deck is CNC-machined from a solid block of 6061 aluminum just as the Venus and Street models. Due to the narrow deck, kicking efficiency is improved because your kicking foot can be close to the centerline of the push scooter. The narrow deck also creates a compact folded configuration for tight subways or buses.
The Xootr Venus offers our most intricate deck and sized between a Roma and a Street. The deck is CNC-machined from a solid block of 6061 aluminum similar to the Street model. The Venus has improved "kickability" over the Street due to its narrow mid-section. If you are seduced by craftsmanship and like a techie look, the Venus may be just what you are looking for.
The Xootr Street is the "tank" in our lineup. The Street model is a unique artifact. The deck of the Street is machined by a computer-numerically controlled (CNC) machine tool from a solid block of 6061 aluminum. We start with a 10 lb. (4.5 kg) block of aluminum and we remove all but less than 2 lbs. of it (and then recycle the scrap…). This is a pretty rare thing to do in these days of stamp-it-out mass production; designers and engineers in the know gasp when they see the bottom of the deck.
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WHAT MAKES OUR KICK SCOOTER WHEELS SPECIAL?
Xootr wheels are the key to our kick scooters high performance. Our wheels are custom made for the Xootr push scooter and are not available on any other product. These wheels are made by molding polyurethane onto aluminum centers. Our wheels (pictured at left) offer the lowest rolling resistance of any small-wheeled vehicle.
Why should you care about rolling resistance? In a human-powered vehicle traveling at speeds of about 10 mph (16 kph) on level ground, nearly all of your effort goes into overcoming rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is pure dissipation of your energy… the less resistance, the less effort you have to apply to get where you're going. See the chart below for a quantitative assessment of what this means to you. Frankly, after riding the Xootr, skateboards, in-line skates, and competitive scooters feel like they are rolling through mud… the Xootr is that fast.
Xootr has plenty of type-A, hyper-analytical engineers on the team. To further support our claims of wheel superiority, they ran some tests with the Xootr and the obvious competitive devices. They simply measured the speed of these products rolling down a 1% grade (a just noticeable incline). The Xootr rolls almost twice as fast as a nice skateboard (with Kryptonics 65mm wheels) and 50 percent faster than the cheap scooters that use 100mm in-line wheels like the Razor brand scooter. Pneumatic-tired scooters with wheels smaller than 200mm (about 9inches) barely roll on this incline… we wouldn't even recommend one of these for a child.
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HOW DO XOOTR SCOOTERS COMPARE TO "RAZOR" SCOOTERS?
Side by side comparison of the Xootr kick scooter compared to a razor scooter The "Razor" and the various other "in-line skate" scooters are quite popular and can be fun to play around on. We feel that they make nice toys for kids. The primary weakness of the Razor as compared to the Xootr is that it allows only one adult-sized foot on the deck and that the wheels are quite small and can get easily hung-up in cracks and imperfections in the riding surface. The Xootr is a high-performance vehicle for adults and young adults. Unlike toy scooters, the Xootr has ultra-fast urethane wheels and bearings, a rugged CNC machined structure, and high levels of craftsmanship applied throughout.
Note: The Xootr scooter pictured is an older rear brake model, but the overall dimensions of the scooter are the same.
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WHY BUY A XOOTR SCOOTER?
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.
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.
Scooters have been around for decades. Yet the Xootr scooter reinvents the category. The Xootr scooter offers these benefits:
- Sweet ride. 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. The glide is several times better than in-line skates, skateboards, and pneumatic-tired portable scooters. (detailed discussion of wheels.) The steering geometry (camber, trail, wheelbase, etc.) was optimized for quick, yet stable handling.
- Gets small quick. The Xootr goes from fully deployed to a compact folded configuration in less than 10 seconds. (See the Xootr fold.) The small size allows the Xootr to stow in the trunk of a car, under a desk, in a locker, or behind a door.
- Goes where you go. The Xootr goes with you on the bus or train. It goes with you in the office or classroom. You don't need to worry about where you left it. You don't need to worry about it being stolen from a bike rack.
- 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.
- Assembled by hand in the USA. Several of our customers have remarked that companies just don't make products like this anymore. The Xootr is basically machined from solid chunks of aluminum and then carefully assembled by hand.
Who Uses a Xootr?
Originally, we expected the Xootr to be primarily for college students. We've been amazed that our customers defy categorization. Students love the Xootr, but our customers include: middle school youth, commuters, senior citizens who view the Xootr as a nostalgic reminder of their youth, manufacturing engineers in factories, urban dwellers who use the scooter as their primary mode of transportation, and families that stow a pair of Xootr scooters in their boat or RV.
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Your satisfaction is very important to us. If at any time within 30 days of the time of purchase you are not satisfied with a Xootr scooter product for any reason, and if you bought the Xootr directly from us, simply return the item to us and we will refund the full purchase price less shipping.
We warrant to the original owner that Xootr kick scooters are free of defects in materials or manufacturing for a period of one year from the date of purchase, except as noted below. If at any time within one year of your purchase, you discover a defect in materials or manufacturing, please contact us or your dealer. We will repair or replace the product.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear, including wear of tires and brake pads.
This warranty applies only to products manufactured and sold by Xootr LLC.
Damage caused by stunt riding, racing, or other abusive treatment is not covered by this warranty. This is a consumer warranty and does not apply to products used commercially or in rental operations.
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