RAZOR ECOSMART SUP REVIEW
Razor Ecosmart SUP Summary:
Let’s start with the appearances. The scooter is stunning out of the box, with a dazzling white finish and a large bamboo deck. The steel frame welds are crisp and the finish is smooth, which is a great touch.
The SUP is an upgraded version of the EcoSmart Metro, with a larger deck replacing the seat. (If you’re wondering, SUP stands for stand-up comedy.) It’s really comfy, and adult riders will have no trouble finding a comfortable posture. Smaller riders should be aware, however, that there is no flexibility here — the bars do not shift, so try before you buy.
The large wheels, which make this electric scooter seem more like a bike, are hard to overlook. On the road, the huge air-filled tyres are excellent at handling kerbs, potholes, and other common (and odd) road hazards.
We’ll go into the performance in more detail later, but it’s mediocre all around. A 12 mph range isn’t exceptional, and a peak speed of 15.5 mph is ordinary.
Then there are the parts that aren’t so good. Because the scooter is so large, it might be difficult to control for smaller riders. It’s heavier than most e-bikes, at 63 pounds (28.5 kilogrammes). It also does not fold, making it difficult to handle. And don’t even think about carrying it up a flight of stairs.
There is no display, lights, or even a front brake on the kit. The 12V lead-acid batteries are an older technology that can help keep costs down while increasing weight.
Razor doesn’t make any excuses for its weight, and it doesn’t have to. This scooter is designed for the weekend warrior or leisure rider who values stability above speed and is unconcerned about weight. Oh, and someone who lives on the ground level and has enough room to store this bamboo monster safely.
Let’s not forget about the room’s elephant-sized scooter, which weighs in at 63 pounds. When you go on the road, though, all of it fades away, leaving you with a smooth ride. A 350-watt rear-hub engine is powered by unrefined 36V lead-acid batteries, which will get you up to 15.5mph easily enough.
The Ecosmart SUP electric scooter, according to Razor, can travel up to 12 miles on a single charge. That may be true for little riders, but if you’re an adult approaching the high weight limit, as we are, you’ll receive less. Much, much less.
Another issue has arisen. It takes a long time to charge lead-acid batteries (12 hours, to be accurate). This means you’ll only receive one ride every day. Also, unless you have some additional lights, don’t try to ride it at night.
The ride is super-smooth, as we’ve already mentioned, thanks to the huge wheels and deck. The foot room is fantastic. It’s a motorcycle that instils confidence in riders, with only the hand throttle and brake to contend with.
The Ecosmart SUP electric scooter’s stripped-down attitude applies to the brakes as well, with the scooter simply possessing a rear hand brake. Sure, it’ll stop you in a reasonable amount of time, but we’d prefer to see a front brake as well.
If you’re wondering if there are any further bonuses, the answer is no. There’s no display, Bluetooth connectivity, suspension, or much in the way of further aesthetics.
On a commuter scooter, these items might be considered vital, but we’ll give the SUP a pass. This scooter isn’t trying to be something it isn’t. It’s made for everyday riding, but it’s also great for weekend hopping on and off.
If speed and specs excite you, you should search elsewhere. It’s certainly worth a look if you want a dependable and enjoyable scooter that’s huge, bold, and well-built.
Speed & Acceleration:
It’s just ordinary.
The highest speed is limited to 15,5 mph (though we doubt the 350-watt rear-hub motor could go much faster).
The acceleration from a twist of the hand throttle is smooth but gradual, but that was to be anticipated given how hefty it was.
It’s all about cruising here, not racing. You’ll get there eventually, but it won’t be soon.
Battery & Range:
A full charge should last 60 minutes or 12 miles (2 kilometres), according to Razors. That may be true if you’re a tiny rider, but we think you should expect less if you’re a normal-sized rider. A LOT less if you’re pushing 100kg.
The unrefined lead-acid battery is most likely to blame (not the li-ion battery packs fitted to most electric scooters).
It’s supposed to be pleasant to ride a scooter, but worrying about charging capacity may rapidly deplete that enjoyment.
Let’s put it this way: the SUP electric scooter is wonderful for short stints around the suburbs, but we wouldn’t trust it for a 10-mile commute.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on quick charging. If you completely drain the battery, it will take at least 12 hours to fully recharge it.
We loved how Razor equipped the Ecosmart SUP electric scooter with a super-reliable 350-watt rear hub motor. It isn’t very quick or polished, but it has enough pick-up and power to get us moving.
The identical motor has been used on previous Razor scooters, so we’re certain it’ll endure a few years of regular usage.
Construction & Quality:
Steel is heavy and clunky, but it is extremely durable. It’s nice to see such precise welds and a fantastic finish on the SUB. The polished deck and gaudy green cover complement each other nicely.
The running equipment is all capable and has well tested. So far, Razor has sold more than 13 million scooters, and we believe this one is made to endure.
If we’re being fussy, the rear mudguard is fragile, and the wiring might be neater, but these are minor flaws. This scooter will survive a long time if you can deal with the constraints.
Suspension & Comfort:
The Ecosmart SUP electric scooter has no suspension (front or back). Fortunately, the tyres take care of keeping you firmly planted on the road and comfy when travelling.
The SUP is solid, smooth, and sturdy, according to us (and other reviewers).
Seriously, the SUP electric scooter’s 16″ bike-sized wheels and good-quality tyres are a wonderful mix. The large deck makes it easy to find a comfortable posture and handle the twist-grip throttle.
Because the handlebars aren’t adjustable, you’ll need to make sure you’re in a comfortable riding posture.
The Ecosmart scooter comes without any lights (front or back), so you’ll have to provide your own.
The rear brake provides basic braking. The Ecosmart lacks regen braking, ABS, and other sophisticated braking features. It’ll come to a complete stop in a timely manner, but you’ll need to learn how to control it, especially because this scooter is so large.
It’s decent, but not spectacular, and we believe Razor should improve it.
The Ecosmart SUP isn’t very portable unless you’re a weightlifter or have some serious weapons. You can try dragging the 62lb (28.5kg) scooter up and down the steps, but it will be difficult.
On this scooter, nothing folds or moves. That’s all there is to it once it’s created. This can make it difficult to transport.
And unless you have a lot of room, storage might be an issue. This isn’t little enough to tucked away. It will fill half of your hallway or a significant portion of your bedroom.
To keep this safe, you’ll need a garage or a storage area.
These massive 9″ pneumatic tyres are impossible to overlook. The tread pattern indicates that these creatures are serious about business, and they provide a smooth and responsive ride on the road.
Air-filled tyres are known to be more comfortable than solid tyres, so we’re delighted Razor chose them for the E300.
We find it strange that a scooter built for tiny people has such a large deck (product dimensions: length 26.2″ (66cm), width 8″ (20cm), but we really like it. The large deck and frame make it simple to find a comfortable posture. The greater foot room boosts confidence as well as comfort.
If we’re being critical, there’s a tendency for foot sliding on board, so wear a good pair of shoes or choose for a scooter with a rubber surface to feel more secure.
Controls & Display:
The twist and go hand throttle and the rear brake lever are the only controls you’ll need to consider.
There are two LEDs that indicate whether the battery is full or low, but that’s it.
Don’t ride in the rain since the Ecosmart SUP isn’t water-resistant or splash-proof.
Razor, the E300’s maker, has sold over 13 million scooters worldwide, and you don’t achieve that by selling substandard goods!
To be clear, this is a low-cost scooter that isn’t built to last. On electric scooters, Razor only gives a 90-day guarantee, which seems too short to us. Customer evaluations provide minimal information, but there are few true horror stories.
Speaking with Razor has mentioned as a problem by some. Others have experienced trouble acquiring spare parts using Razor’s online ordering platform.
Razor has sold millions of scooters, and while issues sometimes arise, they do not appear to be widespread. Broken or damaged chargers, as well as battery packs that don’t retain a charge, known difficulties.
The battery charging period is a whopping 12 hours, and a fully charged battery may not last as long as you expect – especially in cold weather.
Customers have complained that the scooter is larger and heavier than they expected, so be cautious. Look for something different if you can’t handle the weight.
You’ll need to monitor your tyre pressures and wear (and deal with any punctures if they happen). To address this, we recommend investing in tyre sealant, which we believe is well worth the money.
One of the best things about the E300 is that pars are readily available on the internet, and the scooter’s basic design makes maintenance simple. You may even replace (or improve!) the 250W motor if necessary.
Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?
The Razor Ecosmart SUP some limitations up front, but if you’re aware of the difficulties presented in this review, it’s a fantastic investment. It’s big, hefty, and rough around the edges. It is, however, simple to ride, pleasant, and steady.
This isn’t the scooter for everyday journeys if you’re seeking for anything portable. This is a wonderful alternative if you want a pleasant weekend ride for short journeys around the suburbs.
Before you buy, be sure you have enough place to keep it. And don’t try to carry your body (particularly your back) up too many flights of stairs if you have any regard for it…
Specification: RAZOR ECOSMART SUP REVIEW