Deck (platform): Powder coated solid magnesium cast
Anti-slip: CNC machined dots
Frame construction: Magnesium structure integral with deck
Wheels: 180 mm diameter, ultra-low-resistance polyurethane tire (black) on die cast aluminum rims
Bearings: Shielded, self-lubricating R8ZZ bearings
Grips: Black conformal foam, cork and colored silicone available
Locking pin: Push button ergo pin
Handlebar: TIG-welded 4130 steel
Brake: Front brake with BMX-style brake lever. Additional rear brake available.
Wheel diameter: 7.1 inches (180 mm)
Wheelbase: 28.3 inches (720 mm)
Overall length (deployed): 35.4 inches (900 mm)
Folded dimensions: 31.1 inches L x 9.4 inches H x 12.6 inches W (at handlebar) (790mm L x 240mm H x 320mm W)
With our recent category shake up, our new Boys Toys category is causing a stir here at Daily Reviews, un-surprisingly every member of our teams wants to know when the next toy is arriving. We kicked off this category with a Daily Reviews exclusive: the SwiftyAIR scooter, so continuing our manual transportation, today we are going to be looking over the Xootr MG Black kick scooter. With a completely different design and purpose, the Xootr is one scooter we are eager to test out.
The Xootr Mg is the latest Xootr kick scooter. The deck of the Mg is solid magnesium (no kidding) providing the lightest deck structure and lowest deck height of any Xootr scooter to date. We believe the Xootr Mg is the most advanced push scooter ever made, which is why it is our best selling model. The deck is available in three colors: black, blue, or red. It also offers a wide deck which provides comfortable cruising, allowing you to have both feet side by side on the deck unlike other adult kick scooters such as the Razor A5 Lux, Know-Ped, or Micro. The Mg has a beautiful, sleek, and modern look.
One of the many biggest selling points of the Xootr MG is it’s versatility, not only is it incredibly lightweight, making it a great option for city commuters, but it’s also easily folded away for storage. The folding mechanism is controlled with a push button ergo locking pin that sits on the underside of the deck. With the frame being a solid magnesium structure and the deck being made from a powder coated solid magnesium cast, the Xootr MG is capable of high speeds. The handlebars are TIG-Welded 4130 steel, TIG welding is a more complicated process of welding above others but produces a better quality weld that is suited to the nature of the Xootr whereby hard-wearing/strong components are an absolute must.
The Xootr MG comes pre-fitted/equipped with a single front brake, which should make the novice user feel more secured and safe in the knowledge that if needed one can brake quickly and with ease. Taking a walk down retro lane and the brake lever used is a BMX style lever. Listed as an additional extra (but pre-fitted on our review unit) is the rear fender/brake kit. Other customization options/features that you can add to the Xootr MG is a carry strap, carry bag, and even a crossrack (which is essentially a bicycle bag but adapted to fit the Xootr scooters).
The deck itself sits lower to the ground than other scooters of this variety, not just because they want it to look cool, it serves a purpose in the fact that a lower to the ground deck increases kicking efficiency which in turn produces a faster overall travelling distance/speed. In addition the deck is wider than normal to allow for side by side feet positioning – so for the beginner rider, this is perfect. The deck dimensions are: 7.4 inches wide by 25 inches long. Inlaid on the deck surface are CNC machined dots, these provide great traction and extra grip during kick.
The Xootr MG is sitting on 180 mm diameter, ultra-low-resistance polyurethane tire (black) on die cast aluminum rims. Xootr Wheels are custom made for their push scooter range and are therefore not available on any other product. The wheels are made by molding polyurethane on to aluminum centers. The hours and hours of testing and polyurethane blending ensured the right combination of both speed and durability – a wheel that stands the test of times. The Xootr MG wheels offer the lowest rolling resistance of any small wheeled vehicle, and while they have a smaller overall footprint they are large enough to ensure any road/pavement surface imperfections are dealt with efficiently.
The Xootr MG’s design and overall features make this one of the few scooters that can actually say they provide it’s rider with the most efficient energy using, smoothest, and speedy mode of manual transportation. There is one small exception though, and that would be the typical British pavements & roads. Notorious for their poor condition with pot-holes, cracked paving and general wear and tear that has gone un-repaired over years of mother natures abuse. The Xootr is indeed suited to the smoother surfaces that really allow the speed bar to be opened up and the scooter pushed to it’s full potential with minimal effort. Poor conditioned riding areas mean the Xootr MG’s main feature of offering maximum speed with minimal effort is somewhat lost and what you end up with is a scooter that requires a little more kick effort. In addition, un-even ground is a slight issue due to the lower than normal deck height. All this of course is no fault of the Xootr MG, but more aimed at the UK’s councils: take note, we want to ride our Xootr’s the way they are meant to be ridden!!!! It is however an issue that should be noted – smooth riding areas a breeze, un-even ground, better leave it at home.
The Xootr MG is a scooter made for the modern way of life. With the main focus being everyone needing to exercise more, the Xootr MG fits in well with this theory, offering a pleasant and less sweat inducing way of getting around town, while throwing in some exercise for good measure. Portability wise, the Xootr MG adapts well to the modern lifestyle offering a full sized scooter that is incredibly lightweight, but at the end of the day can also be stored away in to even the smallest of places. A wide range of add-ons/accessories means the Xootr MG can be employed/used by almost everyone from the novice looking for a healthier way to get around right through to the professional scooter rider who demands a little more in the way of features – the Xootr MG is your go-to-scooter.