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The Razor E300 vs. E100: Which Is Best for You?

Nov. 15, 2014
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The holidays are just around the corner and if your child is already asking for an eco-friendly Razor scooter, you should know that there are a few models on the market, which are made with several different features. So, which one should you purchase?

Here, the main differences between the Razor E300 and the Razor E100 to help you make an informed decision:

Who Should Ride?

The age and size of the rider will be a significant factor in deciding which Razor scooter to purchase.

The Razor E100 is made for children who are least 8 years old, and can carry a maximum weight of 120 pounds, while the Razor E300 is build to provide a fun ride for teens 13 and older (as well as adults). The Razor E300 can handle 220 pounds.

Which Has More Power?

If you are looking to purchase a scooter for your child that provides a faster and more powerful ride, you will want to purchase the Razor E300 over the Razor E100.

The Razor E300 packs a 250-watt motor with a maximum speed of 15 mph, compared with the Razor E100, which features a 100-watt motor, and can travel 10 mph.

With its 250 watts of power, the Razor E300 will be able to climb hills much faster and easier than the Razor E100.

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How Far Will It Go?

While both the Razor E100 and the Razor E300 come with rechargeable batteries, with about 90 minutes each of ride time, the Razor E300 will get your child a bit farther. On average, the Razor E100 will travel five to 10 miles on a charge, while the Razor E300 can travel more than 10 miles before it runs out of juice.

Big or Small?

The Razor E100 is the lightest and smallest of all of the Razor models, with a kid-sized deck frame with dimensions of 32.5 inches by 16 inches by 36 inches. It weighs just 29 lbs.

The Razor E300, by comparison, is 41 inches by 17 inches by 42 inches, and weighs 52 pounds. So, if you are looking for a scooter that is on the smaller side, you will want to buy the Razor E100, which also received a Parent’s Choice award.

The Tires

The Razor E100 also has smaller tires than the Razor E300, with an 8-inch pneumatic front tire and a urethane rear wheel. The Razor E300 is a bit sturdier with its 10-inch pneumatic tires.

Can You Sit?

Only one of these two models comes with a detachable seat: the Razor E300. So, if having a seat on your child’s scooter is important, you will want to buy the Razor E300.

Hitting the Brakes

While both scooters have twist-grip throttles, kickstands and a chain-driven transmission system, they differ when it comes to brakes – which isn’t a major sticking point, as they will both stop when the brake is squeezed. However, it should be noted that the E100 features a hand-operated front brake system, while the Razor E300 uses a hand-operated rear brake system.

You Get What You Pay For

When comparing the two models, you will easily realize that the Razor E300 is bigger, has more power and includes an extra option or two, so that means it will set you back a few more dollars than the Razor E100. You can buy a Razor E100 for as low as $118.99 at Target, and a Razor E300 for about $130 more for $249.99 at Walmart.