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Boys and their Toys: Why Razor’s New E-XR Is the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

By Paige Gilmar x Vaughn Lowery

As Father’s Day blows out its one-hundred-and-ninth birthday candle this year, the holiday is often written in our thoughts with Elmer’s glue, popsicle sticks, Crayola boxes, and construction paper. Though the sappy Hallmark jingles and tie-themed gift wrap have only lasted a century in America, the European Father’s Day descends from the creaking gray-haired epoch of the Middle Ages. Trading in medieval flails for millennial frappes and bubonic plagues for bong-pong party games, the meaning of Father’s Day has changed as many times as the meanings we give ourselves as humans. Now in a time of drone delivery-men and talking cell phones, it seems the 1950s-era of homemade coupons and black coffee in bed won’t cut it anymore these Father’s Days. In order to give your Father’s Day an edge, it needs Razor.

In 2000, American designer and manufacturer of electric personal transportation RazorUSA, simply known as Razor, took corporate to the sidewalks and launched its first scooter design the Razor Model A Scooter. With one simple brand, the clunky, rickety classic scooter became a sleek way to travel, making kids and adults alike rethink the stereotype of the dreaded “pooper-scooter.” For almost twenty years, Razor has defined and redefined the meaning of personal transportation, with dads drooling and sons swooning to the new innovations this company produces year after year. 2019 is no different, and these industrial pioneers introduced their latest, most sophisticated electric personal transportation: the E-XR Electric Scooter.

Rather than waste your income on Bird ($.20/min) and Lime ($.15/min) scooter rentals, the cost-effective E-XR fits elegantly with some of life’s greatest drugeries and diversions. Commuting to work, having a little joy-ride, walking the dog–there will be no need to run errands when you can simply glide uphill, downhill, and everything in between. With a perfect synthesis of power, speed, design, and comfort, the E-XR has a speed of up to 17 mph (or 27.4 km/h), a run time of 60 minutes, and a distance of up to 20 miles (or 32 km). With a 350-watt motor with kick-to-start, high-torque, and brushless hub features and an electronic, thumb-activated throttle with variable speed and paddle control, the E-XR gives the ultimate power and ultimate convenience to its riders.

Razor is a brand that listens, and after hearing of how hard some of its previous models took urban bumps and cracks, the company remodeled its E-XR to have large a 9-inch (229 mm) pneumatic front tire and an eight-inch (204 mm) airless, flat-free rear tire to soften rough roads for a velvety smooth ride. Just as the E-XR fits many types of trips, it also fits many people with a max weight of 220 pounds (100 kg). The E-XR overcompensates by also including a hand-operated rear disc brake, a three-stage LED battery display, and a battery charge. Whether you’re an early bird in love with a flying start or a fly-by-night owl, the front and rear lights assure sight while the standard-sized u-lock assures safety every trip. The sturdy aluminum frame prevents rattling, and the rechargeable 36V lithium-ion battery pack makes the E-XR a great option for you and the environment.

Make this Father’s Day more than just another stiff card and store-bought cake. Make it an experience. Make it Razor.

For more information, visit Razor.

RAZOR E PRIME

By Vaughn Lowery

With the insurgence of e-scooters on the rise in most major urban centers throughout the world, it was only a matter of time that Razor would come up with an optimal solution. A retractable and compact all-electric scooter which better simplifies a micro-transit lifestyle for millennials.

Affordability

Let’s be honest, here. With e-scooters hailed from an app, at best you’re shelling out at least 15 cents per minute. Subsequently a few short trips to the local grocer, you’ve already spent close to $6 to $10 per trip. At just $379, Razor’s E-Prime is the best investment for long term usage.

Ergonomics

Unlike many of its competitors, Razor’s E-Prime has adjustable handle bars (for height) and thumb controls for throttle as well as braking.

Performance

With a top speed of 15mph and ample torque, you can easily maneuver through traffic and avoid accidents due to heavy congestion. Electronic, thumb-activated braking isn’t as responsive, but the rear fender scrub brake is far more efficient because it is applied by the rider’s foot. While charging your model, the power box’s indicator light will turn green (from orange). Razor lists up to 40 mins of continuous drive time at 176 lbs or less which is equivalent to approximately 7 miles. As tested, we weighed in at 161 lbs and continuously rode our E-Prime for 32 minutes at highest speed for 4.6 miles.

Next Gen

New upgrades for 2019 are the E-Prime Air and the E-Prime Plus, which will also provide a smoother ride with a pneumatic tire as well as an increased max weight. Both improvements will most likely increase charge life.

Conclusion

If you, like many, who reside near where you work this is the one of the best purchases you can ever invest in. The Razor E-Prime charges relatively quickly and makes a dreary 2 mile commute to the office, restaurant or gym more exciting than ever. With the wind sweeping across your cheeks, the ride in life feels less bumpy with a charger in tow which fits in any outlet. Not to mention, once folded, you can take it into Trader Joe’s (place in shopping cart), LA Fitness (fits easily into one of their larger lockers) and/or tuck it under the table while plugged in at Kay & Dave’s Cantina.

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Razor scooters, 360 magazine