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*Est. $30
Reviewed
November 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Razor A

Basic kids' kick scooter

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to balance
  • Good for beginners
  • Inexpensive
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Several color choices
Cons
  • Not sturdy enough for stunts
  • Geared more toward smaller/younger riders

With its appealing price tag and sleek design, the Razor A wins praise from owners and independent reviewers alike. This basic kick scooter isn't for riding on rougher surfaces or doing tricks. But in terms of pure fun for the money, most critics agree it's a great choice for kids who just want to cruise around the neighborhood. The Razor A is easy to assemble and lightweight enough for a child as young as 5 to handle comfortably, yet still offers plenty of zip.

A few reviewers even point out that the Razor A is compact and maneuverable enough to be ridden indoors without marking floors, and kids who want a more custom look can choose from several varieties with candy-color accents. The Razor A gets overwhelmingly positive reviews from most sources, although we found some isolated complaints about durability. Many experts say these issues can be mitigated by ensuring the Razor A is a good fit before you buy. It has an aluminum frame rated for riders up to 143 pounds, and it folds for easy storage and transport.

Retail websites Amazon.com, Walmart.com and ToysRUs.com offer the greatest volume of owner reviews for the Razor A kick scooter, while experts at Kids-Scooters.org provide a helpful comparison review of the Razor A to other Razor models. Editors at Cheapism.com focus on value for the money in their write-ups of the Razor A.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Hundreds of user reviews for the Razor A agree that its fun factor and value are high. One benefit of Amazon.com's layout is that shoppers can see both the average rating and the number of reviews without having to click on each product, but for some reason the site groups the reviews for the similar Razor A and A2 together.

Review: Razor A Kick Scooter, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Nov. 2011

2. Walmart.com

Site visitors have made the Razor A one of the highest-rated kick scooters at Walmart.com. Although more navigation is required here than at Amazon, Walmart.com's product pages are well-stocked with specifications and feedback from owners. Products are separated by trivial variations such as color, however, so it can be harder to determine the true popularity and ratings of a specific model.

Review: Razor A Kick Scooter, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of Nov. 2011

3. ToysRUs.com

The ToysRUs website doesn't have as many owner reviews for the Razor A and separates ratings for each available color, but it does offer a helpful summary of the most common pros and cons (as provided by owners) on each product page. Most reviewers here say the Razor A is fun, durable, and easy to assemble and use, with only a few dissenting opinions.

Review: Razor A Kick Scooter, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of Nov. 2011

4. Cheapism.com

The focus of Cheapism.com is to find the best products for the lowest price, and editors put the Razor A kick scooter at the top of the list among inexpensive kids' scooters. However, they appear to compile owner reviews rather than conduct their own tests, and they don't offer a great deal of detail on features or specifications.

Review: Scooter Reviews, Best Scooters, Editors at Cheapism.com, Aug. 23, 2011

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