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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fuzion Cityglide Scooter for Teens and Adults (a review)

Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided by the sponsor.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

Your child takes out her well-loved scooter and discovers that she’s too big for it. 

The deck is too small to accommodate her ladies’ size 10 feet, the handles are too low for her to hold them without hunching over, and the wheels are too small to give give her a smooth ride.  Somehow over a period of months, she grew into a full-size person and she needs a scooter built for teens and adults.  The Fuzion Cityglide was built for her.

Fuzion Cityglide Scooter for Teens and Adults a review at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

My 12-year-old daughter, Mary, recently had the opportunity to try out the Fuzion Cityglide Scooter for Teens and Adults. 

The scooter comes in a box folded and needing to have the handles attached.  Assembly was fairly simple, but the picture only instructions were a little confusing---I had some trouble unfolding it at first, but got the hang of it.  After adjusting a screw and then folding and unfolding the scooter a few times, it was a cinch to fold it or unfold it.

Fuzion Scooter disassembled6" wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scooter comes with a little hex wrench and a shoulder strap the can be hooked onto the front for easy carrying.

Here it is fully assembled:

Fuzion Cityglide scooter fully assembled

 

And here it is folded:

Fuzion Cityglide scooter folded

Mary chose the red/black color combo, but the Cityglide is also available in green, yellow/black, and black.

Measurements:

  • Wheel center to wheel center: approximately 27”
  • Height from ground to top of handle bars: approximately 37” at highest setting
  • Foot bed: 4-1/2” wide by 13” long from handle to wheel
  • Wheels:  approximately 6”

Here’s how the Cityglide looks next to my daughter’s feet so you can get an idea of how large it is:

large wheeled scooterscooter for teens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is how it compares size-wise to one of our old kid scooters:

fuzion cityglide size compared to razor kick scooterfuzion cityglide size comparisonYou can see the big difference in wheel-size, height, and length.

Mary has been putting the Cityglide through its paces. 

She’s been impressed with the smooth, quiet ride, but she does prefer to ride it without the shoulder strap attached (it rattles like crazy if it’s hooked on while she’s riding it).  The strap is a little finicky to take off and put back on again, so we leave it off.  As she probably won’t use the shoulder strap anyway, this isn’t an issue for her, but something to consider if you specifically want an easy to carry scooter. 

It has a weight limit of 200 lbs, so it’s unlikely my daughter will outgrow it.  The height is great for her 5’5” frame, but I think even if she grows a few more inches she’ll be able to ride it comfortably.

Most of the Cityglide is made of metal, but the wheels and the break are plastic.  The handles have soft foam cushioning.  Unlike some scooters that have a molded non-slip texture on the deck, the Cityglide has a stick-on decal that feels like colored sandpaper.  I am a little concerned about the durability of this scooter.  We have had it for about a month and it has only been ridden a few times (weather issues), but the non-slip sticker has already started to come up near the back.

large wheels, plastic breaknon-slip grip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do not know how well the wheels and break will hold up with constant use.

wheel wearThe finish on the black painted metal also seems a bit thin and is chipping off in some places:

finish wear

Overall, we like the Fuzion Cityglide a lot and would recommend it for the smooth ride.  One of Mary’s complaints about her old scooter (in addition to it being too small) was the vibrations it sent through her arms.  This is definitely a big step up from a her rattle-y old kid’s scooter, and Mary is enjoying her new wheels. Only time will tell how well it will hold up.

Check out the video to see the Fuzion Cityglide Scooter in action:

Mary is looking forward to getting a lot of use out of her new Fuzion Cityglide Scooter now that the weather is cooler.

Do your teens like to ride scooters?

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