Top positive review
Delighted with this scooter!
September 18, 2015
I have severe arthritis in both knees, do not want knee replacement surgery, and use unloader knee braces. I need to limit the amount of time I spend walking and standing with my weight on my knees, or they will start to hurt. For serious exercise, I ride a recumbent tricycle, but my trike is too heavy and bulky for me to use it as a mobility device on busy city sidewalks, in parking lots, or in shopping malls. So I purchased this scooter for use in places where I need be be out and about in crowded places or on narrow paths. It's perfect. I adjusted the height of the seat and handle to about the same height as I would use on a bicycle. I've found the best way to push myself is to use one leg at a time, with the other leg resting on the footrest bar. So I push about 15 times with my right leg, switch legs, and then push another 15 times with my left leg.
I'm familiar with quick release bolts and locking pins, so I had no problem assembling the scooter in about ten minutes. Since the scooter only weighs 24 pounds, someone who has trouble assembling it might want to put in in their car and take it to a bike shop. The basket is easy to pop on and off, so I only put the basket on the scooter when I need to carry something that won't fit in my pockets or my shoulder bag. Yes, it folds! It is designed to be folded. You can completely fold it in about 120 seconds. The steering post folds down 90 degrees; you just open the quick release latch and pull back the inside pin. The seat and seat post can be removed by opening the quick release latch on the seat post and removing the seat post pin. Also, in response to the reviewers who complained about the steering post/assembly, you have to get the screw inside the base of the steering post very tight, using the included Allen wrench, to properly secure the steering post to the front wheel/axle. The printed instructions included in the carton I received were very clear. However, if you aren't, familiar with assembly of bikes, trikes, scooters, and wagons, try taking it to a bike shop. A bike repairman can assemble it and show you how to fold and fold it.
The only problem I've found with the scooter is with instability when hitting bumps and potholes. The small wheels are not stable on rough or bumpy pavement, so when approaching cracks in a sidewalk, speed bumps on a road or parking lot, or broken pavement, it's important to slow down to a snail's pace. I would love to see the manufacturer offer an option to put more rugged wheels/tires on this particular scooter, especially on the front.