A box on our doorstep… and it started growling… what could it be? Razor’s high-end pro scooter, the Beast! Will it live up to its name or is its bark worse than its bite?
In the world of stunt scooters, you simply cannot ignore Razor. This brand, founded in 2000, continues to develop and reinvent scootering in general. They even support the stunt scooter scene fully with their team of professional home riders. Thus Razor have made a name for themselves in the United States and worldwide.
Not only does the beast and the razor logo look killer on this scooter – but even the box is pure eye-candy. The Beast what is it all about. Currently only used for stunt scooting, the beast is the only real pro stunt scooter model Razor make.
The Beast is well up to the job. It has a strong welded aluminium deck with a very grippy top. Unfortunately, this great looking grip tap can get loose pretty fast, especially when doing your tricks in the skate park and exposing it to heavy wear and tear. It comes with strong steel handlebars with a huge advantage: you can put a bike lock on them to lock up your prize possession.
The overall feel of the Beast is not that heavy. It is almost comparable to the higher end scooter for strength. There does seem to be some variation in the fittings on this model. Ours came with non-spoked wheels and a quad bolted headset clamp. But the Razor clamp is top quality and very trustworthy. Of course you can exchange the clamp with any clamp available on the market. The Beast is easy to assemble and to add extra or exchange parts to it.
The 100 mm wheels produce a smooth and fast ride. This means this scooter is perfectly suited for skate parks and surfaced paths. Using this scooter for rougher ground would assume an upgrade in the wheels.
So what didn’t we like on this monster of a stunt scooter? We found out that the paint finish is easily damaged and that the rear brake is made out of plastic rather than robust metal. The rubber handlebars will last a long time but pick up a lot of vibration and the major issue we had was that the front wheel can get out of line very easily.
The Beast is a beast but not THE beast. It is a great stunt scooter for more advanced riders but it still needs some improvement if you want to enjoy this scooter for a long time.
- Bars: Fixed riser handlebars: width 17.75”, height 21.5”
- Deck: Pro-style deck, width 4”, length 19”
- Fork: CNC style, steel fork
- Wheels: Metalised urethane 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels with ABEC 5 smooth rolling bearings
- Grips: Soft Rubber comfort grips
- Clamp: Triple stacked clamp
- Headset: Diecut downtube & headtube
- Bearings: ABEC 5
- Grip Tape: Full Length Custom Graphic
- Brake: Pro-Style stamped steel rear fender brake
Pros and Cons
|Smooth & Fast Ride||Grip tape can get loose.|
|Awesome grip tape design||Front wheel can get out of line|
|Easy to assemble|
3.5 wheels out of 5
- Aircraft-grade aluminum frame
- Soft rubber grips
- Fixed riser handlebars
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