About Xootr

Manufactured in Pennsylvania, USA, Xootr is the best kick scooter and the gold standard of adult kick scooters. With their super light-weight, easy to fold frames and compact size, not to mention their larger, faster, safer, smooth-gliding wheels.  Xootr kick scooters outshine all others. Whether you want to zip through your urban commute with ease, or just take a pleasure cruise, Xootr kick scooters are a great way to get where you want to go.

And when you're done riding, or need to hop on the bus or train, your Xootr folds right up into an easy, portable shape. With five different models to choose from, like the sleek Xootr Roma, the classic Xootr Cruz, and the popular Xootr MG, we know you'll find the right Xootr scooter for you

Why Buy A Xootr Scooter?

Under many conditions, scooters are the fastest way to travel short distances. Riding your Xootr, you will travel three times as fast as walking, arriving at your destination in a 1/3 of the time.  These time savings can add up to many hours per 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 short trips.

Scooters are really fun. There is something liberating and fundamental about denying frictionmile 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:

xootr ultra cruz

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. This 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.


What Makes Our 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 right) 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 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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