Razor E100 Review
The Razor E100 is the Parents Choice Award for kids electric scooters. It is one of the cheapest electric scooters on the market, delivers hours of fun and comes in multiple colors so you’ll be able to choose the perfect model for your son or daughter.
- Parents Choice Award
- Ultra quiet chain-driven motor
- 12 hour charge time for only 7 miles
14 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy the Razor E100
You may already be aware from my summary above, but for those of you who have skipped that to dive straight into the 14 things you need to know, it is important for you to be aware that the Razor E100 is a kids electric scooter.
If you’re looking for a kids electric scooter, great! If you’re not, you should take a look at my list of best electric scooters for adults.
I know what it’s like when you are trying to make a decision about which electric scooter is best for your needs, whether it’s for yourself or a gift. There are so many review articles on the web but, I felt that none of them really gave a full service and answered all of my questions when I was buying my first electric scooter.
That’s why I have decided to share my first hand experiences and hundreds of hours of research to provide you with a comprehensive review of the Razor E100 leaving no stone unturned.
So, now we’ve got that covered, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of reviewing the Razor E100.
Who is it Best For
Will the Razor E100 Be a Good Fit For You?
As a Parents' Choice Award winner, the Razor E100 electric scooter is ideal if you are looking for a kids electric scooter. It has been designed for ages 8 and up, and has been built with a kid-sized deck and frame.
The Razor E100 is a great option for beginners that have not used an electric scooter before. It is incredible easy to use, safe to ride and will give your child endless hours of fun.
Does the Razor E100 Look Good?
As you would expect from an electric scooter that has been designed for kids, it is visually appealing and bright in color.
In fact, the E100 is available in a range of colours including; black, blue, red, purple and sweet pea (pink), meaning you’ll be able to find the perfect color for your little one, whether they are a boy or girl.
How Fast Can the Razor E100 Go?
The Razor E100 has a top speed of 10 mph.
10 mph is generally on the slower side of the speed scale. Some electric scooters can reach up to 18 mph. However, considering the E100 is a kids electric scooter, a slower speed is preferable (depending on age).
The top speed of 10 mph will let your child have fun, safely gliding around the block, but also give you reassurance that they can’t go too fast.
Mileage and Battery Performance
How Long Can You Ride the Razor E100 For?
The Razor E100 has a continuous run time of 40 mins. If you do that math, that equates to about 5-7 miles.
This is, from experience, more than enough to satisfy and entertain your kid before they get bored and play with another one of their toys!
Also, this environmentally-friendly electric scooter is powered by a super quiet 100W chain driven motor which will be applauded by your neighbors.
Weight and Weight Load
How Much Does It Weigh and How Much Can It Support?
Due to its kids-sized frame and deck, the Razor E100 is one of the lightest electric scooters in the Razor range. In total, it weighs 29 lbs.
Again, because the E100 has been designed for kids between 8 and 12 years of age, it can support riders up to 120 lbs.
If are worried that the weight limit of 120 lbs is not enough, but you like the Razor brand then I would recommend the Razor E300 (it can support up to 220 lbs).
Foldability and Portability
Is It Easy to Fold and Carry?
Above I mentioned that the Razor E100 is one of the lightest electric scooters in the Razor range, weighing 29 lbs.
With that in mind, the Razor E100 is easy enough to carry around. However, it does not have a folding mechanism. You can dismantle the handlebars from the scooter to make it smaller if you need to store the scooter in a trunk or want to save space in your house, which is great, but this will require an allen wrench.
From experience, kids don’t need to have a scooter that they can fold and carry. Having a scooter that is light, can be easily folded and carried is more of a requirement for adult electric scooters, especially for commuters.
As long as kids can have fun riding the electric scooter round the neighborhood, the need to be able to fold and carry it becomes redundant.
Features and Durability
What Features Does it Have and is it Durable?
Aside from the top speed of 10 mph, run time of 40 minutes and range of color options, the Razor E100 also has:
- An easy to use twist grip throttle
- 8 inch tires to ensure a smooth riding experience
- Hand operated brake on the handlebar for safety
- Parent's Choice Award winner
Thanks to its robust design, the Razor E100 has been built to withstand the wear and tear that would expect on a kids electric scooter. Razor are well known for their quality products and from my personal experience, I would agree.
If you want an electric scooter that is going to last for a long time then you can’t go wrong with the Razor E100.
How Safe Is It?
The Razor E100 has been equipped with a hand operated brake on the handlebars which can be easily pulled to bring the scooter to a safe stop.
This may seem like something that you would automatically expect an electric scooter to have but, from my experience, some scooters actually have a rear brake at the back of the scooter deck that you have to press with your foot to activate, seems crazy, right?
One thing that not many people know about the Razor E100 is that the scooter has been designed to cut power to the motor when the hand brake is applied.
Overall, you be can confident that your kid will be safe while riding the E100.
Does the Razor E100 Require Assembly?
I mentioned assembly earlier in the review but to recap, yes it does.
I can hear you saying ‘Assembly? I didn’t think I’d have to assembly it’.
Well, don’t get too carried away.
You’ll be glad to know that it’s not like putting together a piece of IKEA flat pack furniture. Instead, all you need to do is slide the handlebars into the front post above the front wheel, and tighten the collar clamp with an allen wrench.
For anyone who has just read that and thought – ‘I have no idea what you just said’ – trust me, it is extremely easy to do (you can follow Razor’s instructions) and it will only take 10 minutes.
Pricing and Value For Money
How Much Does the Razor E100 Cost and Is It Worth it?
You’ll be glad to know that the Razor E100 is the cheapest electric scooter on the market.
The price of the Razor E100 varies based on the colour you opt for but as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to pay around $124.99.
Is the Razor E100 worth $135. Yes.
You’re getting an electric scooter that will not only put a big smile on your child’s face but one that is endorsed by parents. After all, it won the award for Parent’s Choice.
Overview of the Razor Brand
Who are Razor and Can You Trust Them?
There are so many brands popping up selling electric scooters that it can seem overwhelming knowing which brands you can trust.
Generally, there are 3 established brands which dominate the market, these are Razor, GoTrax and Swagtron.
To put this into perspective, Razor are the worldwide leaders in scooters. They have sold a staggering 34 million scooters (13 million of those were electric) and won multiple awards for their quality and innovation.
So, can you trust them? I’ll let you decide.
How Do I Rate the Razor E100 Overall?
Considering that the Razor E100 is the cheapest electric scooter on the market, comes from an established and reputable brand, and will provide guaranteed fun for your child, I rate the the E100 extremely highly.
I have reviewed a lot of scooters but the Razor E100 is by far the standout model for both boys and girls.
If you want your child to step away from the screen, get out into the fresh air and have fun being a kid, then you can’t go wrong with the Razor E100.
The Razor E100 is the Parents Choice Award for kids electric scooters. It is one of the cheapest electric scooters on the market, comes from an established and reputable brand, will deliver hours of fun and comes in multiple colors so you’ll be able to choose the perfect model for your son or daughter.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
Below I have listed 2 alternatives to the Razor E100 electric scooter. Both alternatives are good options for younger kids, teenagers and adults. They are all-round models.
See some more alternatives in my guide of the best Electric Scooters for Younger and Older Kids
Razor E100 FAQs
Where Can I Buy the Razor E100?
While Razor don’t often sell their own scooters on their own website, they do partner with online retailers.
I’ve found that Overstock.com is often the best place for Razor scooters. They have a vast range of scooters and you can often find a good deal as they have regular sales.
Also, Overstock.com have a dedicated customer service team that you can easily contact to answer any questions you may have.
Does the Razor E100 Come With a Warranty?
No matter where you buy your Razor E100 from, it will come with a 90 day warranty – so, you can be confident that you are buying a high quality product that is built to last. That goes for all Razor electric scooters.
Can I Purchase Replacement Parts?
Yes. Because Razor is a global brand, you can easily find replacement parts.
Although, I doubt you’ll have to!
Typically, the part that you may need to replace is the battery. But, with that being said, I think it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need to do this unless you absolutely run the scooter into the ground by riding it consistently every day of every week.
Is There an Owners Manual?
Yes. You should receive the owner's manual with the scooter. But, if you don't, you can find the Razor E100 owners manual here.
How Do I Install the Razor E100 Battery?
Installing the battery is extremely simple. All you have to do is:
- Using a Phillips screwdriver to remove the six screws holding the deck plate in place
- Again, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the battery strap
- Connect the battery wire connector to the control module
- Screw the battery strap and deck plate back into place
- Install complete
Does the Razor E100 Need to be Serviced? Where Can I Do It?
It’s up to you whether you want to service your scooter or not. There is no obligation to do so, it’s totally down to personal preference.
If you decide that you would like service your Razor E100 to make sure it is in tip top condition, like you would with your car, then Razor have a network of service centers where you can do this.
Specification: Razor E100 Review