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Early Problems from Cheap Construction
on October 16, 2011
After using the same model for a couple years, my 10 yr old son received this model as a replacement. Within a couple months of scarce riding (he goes a week or more without riding it at all), 2 critical problems developed which make the Razor unrideable:
1) The steering column sometimes will move independently of the front wheel. Adjusting the hex nut where the two primary halves of the steering column connect does nothing.
2) The back tire developed a large dent. My son is far from a professional user, and the jumps and tricks he does are very tame compared to a middle school or high school student. But he does go off low curbs. But he's ridden the same way for years on his previous Razor. The tires are clearly different on this newer model...they are transluscent instead of opaque. And at some point, he must have gone off a curb, putting a large dent in the back tire. The tire should be able to support modest tricks by a modest rider, just as previous versions have.
Since neither of these issues can be fixed at home without expert knowledge and replacement parts, and since the product failed to stand up to what I consider very tame use in its first 2 months, I'm giving this Razor the lowest score possible. I fear the manufacturer is taking a successful design and just making it cheaper and cheaper. My son's first Razor developed unsolvable problems too, but only after a couple years of use.