Weight limit: 200 lbs.
Nextsport Corporate Office, 5900 Hollis St. Suite S, Emeryville, CA 94608, 1-800-727-0331,
The self-powered push scooter crafted for adults. Created in 1997 and inspired by the original Sport gas-powered scooter,
the Know-Ped has all the design features of the Sport without the motor. Handcrafted from the same high quality aircraft grade materials
that all Go-Peds are made from, the Know-Ped is strong, durable and portable. It stands out as the new standard in push scooter design and construction.
Based on a new Go-Ped® chassis concept using a single-sided rear axle assembly, the Know-Ped offers an
aircraft-quality, chrome/moly steel frame and both a front caliper brake as well as a new heel-operated friction brake on the rear wheel.
Manufactured by Patmont
Motor Werks, the Know-Ped
Go-Ped® Scooter is:
- Great First Go-Ped® for Younger Kids!
- Carries up to 400 Pounds - Great for Adults, too!
- Classic American Styling!
- Made-in-U.S.A Quality!
- Ride It Anywhere!
- Only 12 Pounds... Easy to Lift!
- Human Powered!
- New Rear Wheel Fender Brake!
- Great for Indoor or Commuter Use!
- No Assembly Required!
- Available in Flaming Yellow, Ferarri Red, and Beach Boy Blue
- Electric Transportation Solutions, 445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102, White Plains, NY 10601, 866-343-5551,
- NYCeWHEELS, 1603 York Avenue,
NY, NY 10028, (212) 737-3078, http://www.nycewheels.com
- Patmont Motor Werks,
Livermore, CA, http://www.goped.com/products/Know-Ped/default.asp
- UrbanScooters.com, 1107 Fair
Oaks Avenue #244, South Pasadena, CA 91030, 626-799-2099,
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000
Comparison: Know-Ped & Xootr
My nephew has a Know-Ped (by
GoPed), and we were very interested in finding out just how they
compare, especially in terms of rolling efficiency. So yesterday we
went out to a nearby parking lot to conduct some comparisons. They
were very interesting.
In terms of rolling
resistance, the Xootr was the clear winner. All three of us tried
both scooters, with the very unscientific test consisting of using
only three of the hardest starting kicks we could muster and then
osbserving how far they rolled from there. Consistently, the Xootr
rolled three to four times as far on the three kicks for each of us.
Rollllllllliiiiiinnnnng is what the Xootr does best -- it just keeps
going and going. I think it's very safe to say that there is
currently *no* other folding kick scooter out there that rolls as
effortlessly as the Xootr. This very low rolling resistance is what
makes the Xootr the hands-down best kick scooter if cruising for
medium to long distances is your game.
Achieving such rolling
efficiency comes with what some might consider a compromise -- a firm
ride. The Know-Ped's softer rubber tires soak up bumps and ollie
landing impacts better, but they are also much of the reason that the
Know-Ped doesn't roll nearly as efficiently as the Xootr. The firm
ride of the Xootr is something I don't mind at all.
Even with the new front
brake, the Xootr still doesn't stop as fast as a Know-Ped. The
Know-Ped's front caliper brakes will lock up the front tire with
little effort. This is at once reassuring and scary, as it is
definitely more zero-sum in nature than the Xootr's front brake. The
Xootr can be made to brake almost as hard as the Know-Ped, but does
require more hand effort to do so. The one big advantage the Xootr
brake has over the Know-Ped's front brake is that it can be applied
more gradually, and so provides a much greater range of braking
effort -- it's more like a dimmer switch compared to the Know-Ped's
on-off toggle switch of a front brake.
One big advantage the
Know-Ped has over the Xootr is that it is equipped with a rear
fender-brake. As a brake, it can be used to slow the Know-Ped down (it
doesn't brake nearly as hard as the front caliper). Most importantly,
though, it protects your legs from the wet stuff when you run through
puddles and the like, and keeps your shoes from getting scuffed up by
the rear wheel. From what I understand, the makers of the Xootr will
be releasing a rear fender for its Xootr models sometime in the near
future. Just as soon as they're available, I fully intend to get one.
As far as build quality
goes, the Xootr is far superior to the Know-Ped. The Xootr's
fit-and-finish is superb. Built like a Rolex, there were no corners
cut or compromises made. I have the Street model, and its machined
aluminum deck is a beautiful thing. I can make the following
statement with the utmost confidence: there is no scooter that comes
close to the Xootr in terms of build quality and/or quality of materials.
This comparison is getting
long-winded, so let me wind it up. The Know-Ped is an excellent kick
scooter, and it amazes me that people even buy the Razor scooters
when, for less than the top-of-the-line Razor, you can get a *far*
superior Know-Ped. The Know-Ped is a fantastic scooter for shorter
distances and for doing tricks, and it'll take you a lot further than
any Razor will.
If budget permits, however,
and cruising for longer distances is what you'll be doing, then there
is absolutely no kick scooter out there that can touch the
liquid-smooth rolling ride of the Xootrs. They have to be ridden to
be believed -- they are *that* good. Mind you, the least expensive
Xootr costs more than twice as much as a Know-Ped. And my Street
model, at $389, costs around three times as much as a Know-Ped. But it
was well worth it to me. Ride one, and I think you'll feel the same way.
- The Original Mountain Scooter
Diggler is the innovator of this
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DIGGLER HAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED to
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Scooters & Boards. Find
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The Mongoose BikeBoard
gives the instant feeling of carving the wild waves or cutting down a
snow-covered mountain. It doesn't matter if you are new to the
Mongoose BikeBoard and Boarding Sports or a seasoned pro, the
Original Mongoose BikeBoard offers all who ride it a new and
exciting mode of transportation and sport.
This Mongoose BikeBoard has
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The Mongoose BikeBoard
Group, 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite B-30, Encinitas, CA
92024, 877-BIKEBOARD, http://bikeboardusa.com/Original_Bike_Board.asp
Bikeboard is the cross between
bike and board styles: Snowboards on Snow, Skateboard and 3 wheels on
Road or Offroad and Wakeboard on Water. The lightweight aluminium
frame has a reinforced fork, foldable Stem, height adjustable
handlebars and can be quickly assembled to the four different board styles.
All-Season fun with Bikeboard
Snow, Bikeboard Water and Bikeboard Street/Offroad
More adventages: No special
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available for easy transport.
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The Trikke is a 3-wheel vehicle
that reinvents how you propel yourself on wheels without pushing or
peddling. Using motion like that of skiing or in-line skating you
simply lean with the handle bars to drive the Trikke forward. The
added stability of three wheels and handle bars plus dual rear
brakes, allows the rider to reach speeds of 18 mph on flat ground
with total confidence and safety. It is not battery operated. It also
provides unsurpassed safety, control and agility for riders of all
sizes and ages. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, has 8 inch
urethane wheels, can handle riders up to 350 pounds and quickly folds
down for easy storage.
Because of the three-wheeled
stance, the Trikke is extraordinarily stable. Dual rear brakes
provide superb braking power. Independently controlled, the brakes
also allow for unusual lateral control for trick riding. Rated as the
safest vehicle on the road by the Los Angeles Safety Foundation, the
Trikke provides unsurpassed safety, control and agility for riders of
all sizes and ages. The Trikke 8 is fast and stable for Trikkers
young and old wanting speed, and durability.
All Trikkes are made from
aircraft grade aluminum, have polyurethane wheels, and share the
patented Trikke cambering mechanism, folding mechanism and braking system.
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Kickbikes are offered by several
different companies, most from outside the U.S. borders.
Go to Google
and search on "kickbike".
StrideGlider push scooter is great for transportation, fitness, and
its fun. Our engineers and inventors worked to create a scooter
with the highest safety, and freedom of movement. Freedom of movement
was so you dont hit the downtube or bars with your knees when
riding, plus smaller 20 tires allowed higher kicks backwards.
One common question we receive is
frequently about the weight load. The StrideGlider is the only
scooter that has been FEA Tested for weight load capacity. It
can withstand 1000lbs static weight and about 350lbs dynamic weight
(when youre riding it.) It was actually designed with such a
high weight load because our German co-inventor, Ulrich Trojer, kept
breaking other models when he rode them.
Each StrideGlider is hand-made in
Michigan. This allows us the ability to have tight control of the
quality of the StrideGliders and since its made in the US,
were supporting our economy. The base cost of the
StrideGlider is $350 (this includes your choice of street or off road
tires). Shipping costs depend on your location. Typically shipping
Stride Glide, llc, 820 Center
Street, Owosso, MI 48867, 989-723-8837
Willy, Freestyle, Downhill, City
and ... Micro are not the latest characters on your favourite
animated television show! Some call it a skateboard with handles ...a
bicycle without pedals or seat ... but you've got to see it to
Kickstart Scooters Ltd,
introduces the Sidewalker; a scooter designed for a fresh new form of
fun, fitness and transportation for ages 3 to 83. Developed and
designed in Austria, Sidewalker's sleek chro-moly frame is available
in a variety of dynamic colours and designs, boasts 12, 20 and 26
inch rims, V- brakes, chrome fenders and total weights of 6 to 13 kg.
All scooters have a bell and kickstand.
The Sidewalker Micro has the largest
wheels of any folding push scooter. The cro-moly frame and 12"
tires withstand even the toughest scooting. The folding design allows
for easy transport. Europe's finest folding scooter is now available
is the USA dealer for Sidewalker Scooters
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