Razor A5 vs A6 - Which Is the Best Scooter for You?
The Razor range of big wheel scooters are great for older kids, teens and adults. But it can be confusing as to what the exact differences between each scooter is and which is best. This article answers these questions and compares 3 scooters the Razor A5 Lux, the Razor A5 air and the Razor A6.
|Feature||Razor A5 Lux||Razor A5 Air||Razor A6|
|Price||Check Price on amazon||Check Price on amazon||Check Price on amazon|
|Handlebars (height adjustment)||75 - 97 cm||Adjustable||Up to 106.7cm|
|Deck Size||32cm x10.5cm||34cm(l)||34cm (l)|
|Max Rider Weight||100kg|
|Brake||Rear Fender Brake||Rear Fender Brake||Rear Fender Brake|
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The Razor A6 is the latest model of the scooter. But the A5 is still a good big wheel scooter if you prefer something lighter and smaller. And the A5 Air is a good option if you want air filled tyres.
Pehaps the biggest differences between the three scooters are the wheels.
The A6 has the largest wheels at 254mm compared to the 200mm wheels on the A5 scooters. The bigger wheels are great for commuters and for scooting longer distances as they will get you up to speed more quickly. They will also get you further and faster while expending less effort. Of course, the downside of bigger wheels is that they add weight to the scooter and it makes it more bulkly when folded but we'll come onto this later.
The A5 air wheels offer another difference. They are air filled. The advantage of air filled/pneumatic wheels is that offer a more comfortable ride absorbing the bumps and shocks as you go along the pavement, making them a good choice if you value a comfortable ride. Additionally, the tyres offer more traction when it's raining or wet.
On the downside, the tyres need more of a kick off to get up to speed and therefore the A5 Air scooter tends to be slower than the A5 Lux and the A6. Air filled tyres also require some maintenance such as making sure they are inflated correctly and dealing with punctures. Finally, they are heavier and add additional weight to the scooter.
The A5 scooters are smaller than the A6 scooter. The maximum height on the A5 handlebars is 97cm compared to 106.7cm on the Razor A6. This means that the Razor A6 is a much better choice for taller teens and adults as it has one of the tallest handlebars on a kick scooter.
Weight of Scooter
The A5 Lux scooter is the lightest of the scooters coming in at 3.83kg. This makes it easier to carry if you need to. Consider you may need or want to carry it more if you use public transport with the scooter or you will be using your scooter uphill.
The Razor A6 weighs 5kg , but the air tyres on the Razor A5 Air make it the heaviest of all at 5.6kg
Anti - Rattle Technology
One of the criticisms of the A5 Lux is that it can sound noisy and rattly. Therefore Razor updated the a5 Air and A6 have with anti-rattle technology. The A5 Air and A6 feature patent-pending, anti-rattle handlebars and an anti-rattle folding mechanism which means there is a reduction of rattling when riding the scooter as compared to the A5 Luux. This can be a major consideration when choosing the scooter.
The maximum rider weight on the A5 Lux is 90kg whereas it goes up to 100kg on both the A5 Air and A6.
All 3 scooter are foldable.
All 3 scooters have a kickstand so no worries there.
The Razor A6 tends to be the most expensive of all three scooters, with the A5 air coming in second and the A5 being the cheapest.
Razor A5 Lux Scooter
Great for older kids and teens
200mm big wheels give a quick, smooth ride. Much faster than scooter with smaller wheels.
On the lighter side for a big wheel scooter making it a good choice if you have to carry on short commutes
Can be a bit noisy / rattling when scooting
Razor A5 Air Scooter
Air filled tyres are good for shock absorption and offer a comfortable ride.
The tyres offer better traction on slippy or wet surfaces.
Features anti-rattle handlebars and folding system.
The air filled tyres can make it a lot slower than the urethane tyres on the A5 and A6
It's the heaviest of all 3 scooters making it harder to carry when you need to.
Razor A6 Scooter
The handlebars extend to a whopping 106cm making this an awesome option for taller riders. Fantastic if you're offer 6 foot.
The 230mm wheels are fantastic for commuting, offering the quickest ride of all 3 scooters with the least effort. It is extra zippy so perfect for getting to places quickly.
The anti rattle handlebar and folding mechansim means it offers a quieter ride than the A5 Lux scooter.
The extra long 34cm deck make it a good choice for longer feet.
It's heavier than other scooters as the bigger wheels add weight.
The rear brake isn't the best for stopping on a wet surface.