Is The Oxelo Town 9 Premium Adult Kick Scooter Worth The Price?

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Oxelo scooters and in particular this Town 9 EF get a 5 star rating from Toyrider!

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I have been riding the Oxelo Town 9 for about a year. In urban areas it is the perfect solution to the "last mile problem". A 30 minute bus commute takes me 10 minutes on the Oxelo Town 9. I use the Town 9 to run errands and go to restaurants in my neighborhood and I don't have to lock it up outside. It is easy to fold and carry on the subway. With this said, I need to warn everyone that Decathlon has issued a recall on the Town 9 due to a faulty handlebar. I have reached out to Decathlon and they initially said that would issue a refund for those in the U.S. but I have not received any paper work. Futher emails to Decathlon have not been returned. It's a shame. I love this scooter and I would like to purchase the new and improved 2017 version.

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Hi David, Thank you for the comment and information. I researched the recall and could only find information from Decathlon Ireland. To be clear, the product recall only applies to Oxelo TOWN 9 EF models produced before week 26/2016. Each scooter is fitted with a traceability sticker that shows which week it was manufactured. More information in the Decathlon PDF information sheet here https://www.decathlon.ie/RecallTownScooter.pdf

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You review was very helpful, thanks for do that. I saw that in the beginning from this page you said: "The French are rather protectionist about their manufacturing so it's unlikely that the Oxelo scooters will be made in China anytime soon" However I found a Oxelo scooter was made in China and the scooter looks exactly the same.

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Hi Jose, glad you enjoyed the review! You are quite right. I checked my Oxelo Town 9 and I I is indeed made in China. I did some digging and it seems that Oxelo keep their design and prototyping department in France. They have 55 people there. I will change the review. Thanks!

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Very nice review. I've had one of these a couple of years and I absolutely love it. My son (6) rides on the child carrier when I take him to school. I must say I am astounded at the high price of a carrier in the US. Here in London they cost £8 - about $10, and they're probably slightly cheaper in continental Europe. I've found that over time the clips become far less effective at holding the handlebars when folded. Also, I wouldn't dare to use it if the pavements (sidewalks) are even slightly damp. The wheels have zero grip and I've nearly come a cropper a couple of times. I had my scooter fixed without issue after the product recall. Hopefully it will last me for many more years to come. They're becoming a much more common sight in London, and it's not surprising. They're an excellent mode of urban transport (when it's not raining, anyway).

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Thanks @Slim. Yes I totally agree that this is a great kick scooter. My model was made after the recall dates and I don't have any issues with the frame. I've also found that the handlebar clips become less effective but that seems to be due in part to the super strong elastic that they use to secure the bars, it's a little too elastic. I also agree that this is not for wet conditions. Most scooters use this urethane type tires and they are not for wet pavements at all. Rubber tires work best so for wet roads I would go with an air -filled or solid rubber tire like on the Razor A5 Air here: https://www.toyrider.com/is-the-razor-a5-lux-the-best-value-adult-kick-scooter. Glad you are enjoying the Oxelo overall!

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Great review! You've really helped with my research. This scooter ticks most of the boxes I have, but am a little concerned about its performance in damp conditions - a concern facing most other scooters too, apart from those with air-filled/solid rubber wheels! My question is this - are there any wheels that you're aware of that could be fitted to this scooter that would improve its performance on wet pavements? Many thanks

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Thanks Wayne, I agree that the polyurethane wheels are not so great in wet conditions but I cannot find any replacement wheels that would fit the Oxelo that also have the right tires for a wet road. In my experience it's only really a problem if you try to make a tight turn because the rear wheel will slip. Maybe your best bet is to look at the so-called off-road kick scooters with pneumatic or solid rubber tires. Strangely enough most electric scooters seem to have these tires already fitted.

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Thanks for pointing that out, Barry. I have updated the review.

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