If you are a baby boomer, you are certain to remember scooters from your youth. You remember: the two wheels one behind the other, with a narrow platform barely big enough for you to stand on with one foot, and handle bars. You can regain that joy today with one of the new Razor scooters, like the Razor A Kick scooter or a Razor e100 electric scooter.
Scooters were simple and fun. We rolled around the neighborhood, never too fast, just to play in the electric skateboard wheels summer sun. They went out of style long ago, replaced by finer bicycles, skateboards, go-karts and miniature cars. Scooters have made a comeback in recent years, and the most popular are the Razor scooters.
There are several popular models, including the Razor A Kick Scooter which is human-powered, or should I say kid-powered. The Razor A Scooter is the original kick scooter. It’s light at only six pounds and folds easily for storage and carrying. It’s suitable for a child age 5 and older, although some reviewers of this model report their younger children also enjoying it. Just like with a bicycle, you’ll want to have them wear a helmet and help them get started until they are comfortable with riding.
When your youngster outgrows a manual scooter and wants something a little more powerful and daring, you should consider one of Razor’s electric scooters.
The Razor e100 electric scooter is one of the most sold electric scooters. It gets high marks from customer reviews and can reach speeds up to 10 mph. According to the technical details, it can be driven for 40 minutes of continuous use on a single charge, but some customers report longer use of over an hour, at least when the battery is new. It is equipped with a hand-operated front brake, adjustable handlebars which can be folded down, and a variable speed chain drive. It also comes with a rechargeable battery.