“urahoho” from YouTube has recently bought bought Razor A5 Lux Red and Razor A5 Lux Blue and is giving us a video comparison review.
Besides the obvious color difference, he gives a thorough breakdown of the other differences between the 2 models that he has on hand.
YouTube views at time of publishing article: 5,604. Video was originally published on 20 December 2014.
He thinks that the Razor A5 Blue is a newer model compared to the A5 Red because the BASEBOARD of the Blue’s has a bigger grip than the Red’s, which is a good improvement.
According to him, the grip on the blue is “all the way down” and can be seen in the video capture.
As for the Razor A5 Red, the grip on the baseball is a smaller oval section.
B. FENDER BRAKE
Both of the models have the same fender brake.
The tires are also the same. 220mm tires.
The Razor A5 Blue comes with a kickstand which is a good feature, which means it can stand by itself. He calls it a “nifty feature”. whereas the Razor A5 Red does not come with a kickstand.
The Razor A5 Red that he has, comes with a wider handle bar (18.25 inch), compared the the Razor A5 Blue (12.25inch). (This is not for true for all A5 Blues, to our understanding, there are some riders who have recently bought Razor A5 Blue with wider handlebars as well)
He mentions that the wider handlebars, makes it more stable to ride for the A5 Red, and gives you more control.
They both come with a height adjustable lever.
Which means whether you’re riding it or sharing it with another person, the kick scooter’s handlebar height can be customised to your height easily.
Just flick out the lever, adjust the height and flick back the lever. (Similar to adjusting a bicycle seat’s height)
F. FEEDBACK ON RIDING
He mentions that he’s in his 30s, and he rides his A5s to the bus-station, and back to his home. He says “It’s a nice fun ride, even in the winter…”.
He does about 5 tp 10 miles on them each time.
He also shares that you can fold it up and get it up the bus without any problem.
The built quality according to him is “pretty good”. But there is a little bit of wobbiliness in the front. Otherwise it is pretty stable. “No Flex. Strong. Rigid. Excellent…”.
G. WEIGHT LIMIT
He shares that the weight limit is 220 lbs. He weighs at 265 lbs, but he hasn’t had any problems using it even though he is over the weight limit.
H. FOLDING MECHANISM – PUSH PIN
By lifting the extruding pin shown in the screengrab below “UP”, the kick scooter will fold down easily.
He proceeds to show us the folded scooter in it’s compact state.
I. HEIGHT FROM FLOOR TO BASEBOARD DECK
No difference in height between the 2 scooters.
J. FOOT SIZE AND FOOT POSITION/DIRECTION ON BASEBOARD DECK
He shows us that his foot size is 9.5 and when he places it on the deck, there was still some space left between his foot and the back brake.
Instead of placing his feet vertically striaght on the baseboard, he prefers to place it an an angle (Like “Snowboarding”), so that his other foot can also be placed on the baseboard at adhoc times, such as when he’s cruising.
K. SCOOTER TIRE BEARINGS
In addition to his A5 Red and A5 Blue comparison, he shows us the difference if you’re interested in changing the bearings on the tires of the Razor kick scooter.
Pretty interesting and nifty tip!
The original bearings are in silver. And the replacement bearings he bought are from Bones Precision Skate Bearings. They are the same size.
He’s disgusted at the difference once he’s changed the bearings on the front tires of his Razor A5 Blue.
He gives it a spin in front and compares it with a spin on the back wheel.
The front wheel with the Bones Bearings seem to go on endlessly, spinning and spinning.
Whereas the back wheel stops within a short while, even with aided repeated spinning from him.
This means that you can go a lot further in one kick, just by upgrading your tire bearings.
We noticed that he switched the handlebars from the red scooter to his blue one as well. Pimping his ride! All the right moves!
He added a summary of his tips at the end as follows: