I tried two other brand before one every child possesses M...o and the other is German brand H...ra mosly used by adults all expensive (over £150) but not as study and easy folding as OXELO scooter. I love mine the ride is smooth when the pavement is not bumpy and does not feel slippery riding in the rain. The double brake are a bonus I use both that function well however the hand brake is a bit hard. For improvement a slightly larger platform, a stand, reduce the weight without compromising the STURDINESS and folding system make OXELO UNIQUE after trying other brands. Incorporate an inside luck in the handle bar and flashing light would be great. Price wise it is a good value for money. I ride it with my children who now want my OXELO.
The idea of scootering on the pavement whilst my kids are cycling, on our morning commute, became a reality when I bought this scooter. It was short lived. Within 2 months there was a massive problem: if I leant just a touch forward I would be thrown of the scooter, regardless of what speed I was doing. I have no technical knowledge of suspensions, but there seemed to be more of the inner metal, underneath the red rubber covering, showing than was visible previously.
Got my dad on the job. He said it's not safe. Sadly it has been in the shed since.
I called customer services who told me that I would need to make an appointment to take it to my local branch to be fixed. Probably fine for others, but I bought it online as I live nowhere near a branch. And I had no car to get it there anyway.
Still wanting to fix it, as I was good at first. Believe there is a guarantee if I sent it back at my own cost. But I loathe spending any more money on it.
Scootering in general.
I've been using Oxelo Town 9 scooter almost every day since last April. I covered distances as long as 8km in 40 minutes. I live in Dublin, Ireland and have never had any problems with scooting in the rain or on wet footpaths (rather bumpy and uneven). I use the shoulder strap when doing grocery shopping, going to the gym and I even bring it to the cinema. It is the best means of transport in a traffic congested city. I meet fellow Oxelo scooter owners few times a week while gliding through the city or waiting for the tram. I would be lost without it!
Large wheels, easy folding, very fast, sturdy
Kick stand would be useful
It's been almost a year since I bought this Oxelo town 9 easy fold with the child carrier. The scooter is excellent so far, I cover 2.2 miles Mon-Fri during school days with my 4 yo son and there was never problem. I am 60kgs and my son 20kgs+, this scooter never rattles or wobbles during our rides. The only thing that bothers me is when the road is wet and slippery. The child carrier is also amazing, my child and I even sing along the way and talk about anything under the sun. This is so far the best pusrchase I ever had. Highly recommended!
The recall re handlebar thing was very good indication of concern from Decathlon, it only shows that they care about the customer's safety and satisfaction. Thank you!
Sturdy and durable
Wet grounds. :-)
Have now owned my Town 9 EF for over 6 mths. Initial impressions good. Ready2go out of box. Very quick to fold and unfold. The hard material of the wheels and smooth gliding bearings mean low rolling resistance. The deck, whilst not the biggest is more than sufficient for my size 9s.
There are a few downsides though. The front suspension has gone soft - completely compresses under my weight (I am within the design weight limit). This in turn means the font mudguard chaffing with frame (resolved by me removing a plastic guard that it fouled against). Not a criticism but just a fact of having hard compound tyres is thatfirm wheels whilst aiding low rolling resistance and good wear become slippery in the wet along with much reduced brake efficiency. Wet use requires care not just with braking but when turning in case scooter slides out from under you.
Overall, I am happy with the scooter use it often and am happy to recommend. However the flaws mean I can't give the full 5 stars
Low rolling resistance. Quick fold. Good in dry.
Weak suspension. Handbrake dubious
I purchased my scooter last year to use for exercise. I'm lucky as i live on a housing estate that has reasonably good foot paths and nicely landscaped. I try and scoot for half an hour a day at least 5 days a week. I have worked out a circuit that suits me, and i do this twice and that takes me half an hour.It is important though that you swap legs at regular intervals.Due to what i have read from others i am a fair weather scooter...don't want to risk falling off in the wet. At first i felt very self conscious and dreaded meeting people..now a year on and i'm loving it.I always smile as i go by and some people stop me to chat. I always give warning as i approach the bell is a great extra.I have managed to drop 2 stone with a healthy diet and this regular exercise. It is great for toning you up.I even had a compliment paid about the scooter by a teenager as i passed the local skate park :-)...At 51 i really enjoy my daily work out, far better than going to a gym. I hope this review will prompt more of you more mature ladies to get out there!
Great fun, and brilliant form of exercise
Nothing at all negative to say about this model
A great adult scooter that is great for commuting in the city without looking like I'm looking for a skate park.
Ive had several different makes of scooter but I don't think I'll ever have to look for anything better again.
It looks fantastic and rides like a dream.
Stylish, professional, great for the tube.
None I can think of
Been using my Town 9 EF now for about three weeks & it's been great. It's cut my walk to work in half. Sadly though wheels are very treacherous in the wet & I suspect rubber would be a much better choice. I have heard a rumour that the next model may be listening & going with rubber wheels,if true, hopefully they will be comparable with my current scooter so I can switch them out!
Generally a great product though & I would defiantly recommend it. I do have to carry it at times though & it is quite weighty, so far I've found little use for "trolley mode", which comes over more as a gimmick then anything due to it been too awkward.
The optional child carrier is great though I've only used it a couple of times.
On another plus side, it really does confuse other people who are not used to seeing adults on a scooter!
Fun & efficient.
Slippy in the wet, quite a big problem in the UK!
They have thought of everything. Easy fold and trolley mode works great. Build quality is excellent.
Comes with a strap which they don't even mention.
Trolley mode, fast and easy fold/unfold.
A little heavy, not easy to carry on shoulder.
If i have read the reviews first...I may well would not have brought it for the price i paid. you can NOT use the break in damp or wet weather, ( pointless for the UK customer then) it just does not work. the back foot break isn't that good either in wet or dry actually.... ...and it just slips from under you for no reason in wet weather. I've fallen of twice and only going slowly. I take it's because its un treadded wheels and smooth plastic rather than rubber...or if they are rubber they have no tread/ grip.
positive side tho ..you do cover miles quicker and as it's for the adults mainly the handle bars to raise high enough so not to hurt you knee as I kept doing so on my child's scooter...with the more bend at the knee. This didn't hurt at all. . Would I recommend?.... with the above caution only
Covers miles quickly
can;t use break in the wet weather and slips away