Do you feel the need? The need… for speed? Old Top-Gun references aside, it is nice to have a means of transportation that doesn’t cost a fortune and, if you’re a teen, doesn’t require asking mom to borrow it. Razor scooters are pretty cool, but what if you need a little more oomph?
Presenting the Razor E100 electric scooter. Meant for young kids up to 120 lbs, the E100 runs on a battery and reaches up to 10 miles per hour. Sure, you could ride a bike that fast. But you’d work yourself to death and be really sweaty doing it.
What Are The Common Features
Once you get going with the Razor E100, you will really get going. Twist-grip acceleration control gives you immediate manipulation of your speed. Use the hand-operated rear brake just as easily for slowing down. For your stability, it has a full size deck and all-steel frame and fork bigger than the less-expensive E100. It’s not quite as large as the E300 or Razor e200, but requires less of an investment of your hard-earned money. The 8” pneumatic tires make changing between road and off-road terrain both safe and easy. For power, the E200 features a high-performance torque, chain-driven motor that will ensure you can maintain your speed better over time.
The Razor E100 also comes with a 24-volt(two 12-volt) sealed lead acid battery, with its own charger. On a full-charge, it can run up to 40 minutes of non stop use, enough for a decently long ride. And since it runs on a battery, there’s no dealing with gasoline or fumes.
Let’s hear it for a decent means of mechanical transportation that’s environmentally sound! The retractable kickstand makes this 40-lb scooter easy to prop. And when you get the scooter, you can rest assured that all the tools you need to assemble it will be there.
But you might be asking, do I really have to stand on this scooter all the time? If you want the comfort of sitting on a bicycle without having to break a sweat pedaling uphill, it might be worth it to you to invest a little more and buy the Razor eSpark Electric Scooter. The only difference in this model is that there is a detachable seat that you can use when you want, and stand when you don’t.
Customers find the Razor E100 particularly easy to use and great for pre-teen and teenagers. The small size that Razor scooters are famous for makes the scooter simple for kids and also easy to store. For safety, the pneumatic tires automatically slow down when the terrain changes from smooth to rough, making control of the scooter easily and decreases chances of a tip over or accident.
What Does It Cost?
For the budget-conscious, the price ($134.99 on Amazon) makes it a great choice for encouraging outdoor exploring. An excellent consideration for the E100 is its use for teens who can stand but have mobility problems. With this scooter, they can easily keep up with their friends. One drawback is the size and weight limit. The size of the scooter is closer to the E300, which is intended for adults, than the E100, which is intended for pre-teens. But some found it less comfortable to use, even when they were under the weight limit. And there was some concern that the E100 would struggle to increase or maintain speed if you come close to the weight limit.
Overall, the Razor E100 is a great electric scooter for younger kids and teens. You can get the speed you need without losing your breath or breaking a sweat. And with the popularity of Razor, you’re guaranteed to look cool while you do it.
Kevin Stard – professional sportsman in category MTB. Participant of the Downhill World Cup #1