FEATURES - 90%
EASE OF USE - 77%
COMFORT - 75%
SAFETY - 96%
RANGE - 82%
We love the RiderXpress Mobility Scooter because it features a mono-shock suspension and electromagnetic wheels which increase its safety and stability.
If you are looking for an affordable mobility scooter, yet you are not ready to sacrifice performance and convenience features, you needn’t worry: believe it or not a mobility scooter needn’t be either efficient or affordable. The RiderXpress is in our opinion, a value investment as it is one of the few mobility scooter on the market that offers power, convenience and affordability, all in one pack.
Facilities and comfort
We like this scooter because despite its 4-wheel design, it has the turning capacity of a three wheel scooter. It is very stable and has a good range. Its design is quite flattering, featuring Silver, Metallic Blue and Sunset Orange shade options. The digital display is very user friendly. As far as comfort goes, this scooter feature flip-up armrests with side adjustments that allow for an easy transfer, and a folding angle adjustable tiller. You can also adjust the height of the seat and the scooter provides a fairly decent 10″ leg room. It comes with a black wire mesh front basket and an optional cup holder.
RiderXpress has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds and can reach a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour. This four wheel scooter has a 15 miles range which is pretty good, considering its price. The vehicle has a 2,8 inches ground clearance, a 38,6 inch turning radius and a maximum recommended incline of 12 degrees. It is available with freewheel mode and it features a 70 amp / P&G S Drive controller.
Ease of use
Fully assembled, this scooter weights 135 pounds. For easy transportation and storage, the scooter can be dissembled into 5 components, the heaviest one weighting 46 pounds and the battery weighting 32 pounds. This makes the scooter relatively easy to use. There are a few scooters on the market which are slightly lighter, but we find the RiderXpress to be relatively ease to use. The off board battery takes about 6-8 hours to fully charge, after which it provides enough power for a 12,5-15 miles range, depending on the user’s weight. The range is fairly decent and for daily tasks, it should suffice for 1-2 days of use, without the scooter needing to be recharged.
One of the things that we most like about this mobility scooter is the fact that it comes with a mono-shock suspension. This is not something that we see in most scooters, which is a shame because such a suspension ensures a more consistent braking and handling. Basically, when you encounter a bump on the road, a dual-shock suspension compresses both its shocks, yet not in equal length. With one shock compressed more than the other, the stability is affected. This problem does not appear with a mono-shock suspension. We also like the fact that the RiderXpress is equipped with electromagnetic brakes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of brakes, you should know that they create a negative power that equals to twice the motor’s maximum power. Furthermore, without using any friction, these type of brakes can regain the energy lost in the braking process. For a high level of safety, the scooter is also equipped with anti-tipper rear wheels.
Price and warranty
This scooter can be purchased for $1,398.99, a very reasonable price considering the fact that there are energy scooters on the market that cost twice as much yet they have twice as little features. The scooter comes with a 1 year warranty for the drive train, the electronics and the battery and a three year warranty for the frame. This is not what we call a satisfactory warranty package. For starters, it only covers the parts, meaning that if something were to go wrong, the customer were to pay for the labor. Furthermore, a durable frame should be covered for life or at least for ten years. However, according to numerous customer reviews, the scooter presents itself very well, even after being used for a while and there were no significant reports of production defects.