Kick 'N Go Xcelerator Scooter

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Review of Pulse Kick 'N Go Xcelerator

The Kick 'N Go Xcelerator by Pulse is a two-wheeled scooter with a unique chain-driven, kick-pedal, self-propulsion system which distinguishes this from more traditional scooters like Razor or Xootr. The Xcelerator line of Kick 'N Go is a reengineered version of the original 1970s Kick 'N Go.

The updated design is touted as a more rugged and durable scooter than its lightweight competitors. As a result, the Kick 'N Go scooter rides smoothly over small cracks in sidewalks, bumps on a street and asphalt driveways. Use of the scooter is not suggested on gravel, grass or any surface that is near water or busy traffic.

Some users of the Kick 'N Go scooter have commented that using the self propulsion system to travel uphill is more challenging than expected. In addition, some find it strange that the chain-driven system prevents the rear wheel from rolling in reverse.

Benefits of Pulse Kick 'N Go Xcelerator

  • Promotes concentration, patience and thinking
  • Develops balance and hand-eye coordination
  • Encourages physical activity

Available Colors:

  • Stealth Black
  • Hypersonic Red
   
Kick 'N Go Xcelerator - Pulse
 Specifications, Safety & Care

Product Information:

Company:
Pulse
Product Dimensions:
Height:
37 (inches)
Length:
16 (inches)
Weight:
25 (pounds)
Width:
7 (inches)
Package Dimensions:
Height:
6.8 (inches)
Length:
37.1 (inches)
Weight:
24.7 (pounds)
Width:
16.2 (inches)
Color:
Stealth Silver
Part Number:
140948.0
Model Number:
139236
   

Product Description:

Technical Features of Pulse Kick 'N Go Xcelerator
  • Oversized Hi-tensile strength steel blade forks
  • Non-stretch braided steel brake line
  • Stationary, single-piece Aero downtube with lateral torsion limit
  • Upgradable BSB ABEC 7 Precision Speed Bearings
  • 230mm 89A Urethane Reinforced Hubs
  • Ultrafine Traction strip on an ultra-stiff H-T steel deck
  • Single-action, dual sided, T-bar propulsion pedal
  • Unique "Pulse XT" upgradable propulsion
  • Open-class, torque-limiting box frame construction
  • 175mm, 89A Urethane wheels with nylon reinforced hubs
  • Grind plate with subframe brace
  • 2-finger brake lever
  • Kraton dual-density control grips
  • High powered band brake system
  • Internal Downtube folding mechanism
 Images/Videos

Product Images:

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 Amazon Reviews

Customer Reviews:

Average Amazon Rating:
3.0
Total Amazon Reviews:
30
   
Rating:
5
Helpful Votes:
0
I really enjoy this scooter. The hand brake is so much easier than the traditional foot brake. It will not go backwards, but who needs that feature. If you want a leg work out you'll get it at about 11 miles per hour. I use this scooter to have my dog pull me on, it's a blast.
   
Rating:
5
Helpful Votes:
0
I love this scooter. I had one in the 70's, and this one is even more fun. It was easy to put together, as all I had to attach was one wheel and to slide the handlebars into the fork that holds the front wheel. The handlebars stuck, so I called support. They told me that it was a common problem and to use a lubricant. I hosed it down with a WD-40. That did the trick. In other reviews, I kept reading that the t-bar that does the pumping was hard to push. I sprayed the chain with cycle chain lube. No problems. While going up hills is not particularly easy, I can get going pretty fast on level asphalt. The scooter turns on a dime. And it's fun for this "kid-with-experience."
   
Rating:
2
Helpful Votes:
0
I orderd this scooter for my 10 year old daughter as a Christmas gift from my parents. It arrived at their house and they could not assemble it because the front fork was bent so much the tire could not be attached. My husband had to make a special trip to their house (an hour away) to repair the scooter and finish assembling it. My daughter was happy with it for a week or two after Christmas, but now has gone back to riding her old scooter. She says it is too hard to kick the pump and that it doesn't go fast enough. The kick pump gets in the way when she tries to ride it like a regular scooter. It's a lot of work to ride and you need to keep switching legs often.
   
Rating:
5
Helpful Votes:
0
I grew up playing with the 70's model of the Kick 'n Go and was a bit skeptical about whether the new model would be as fun. I was really pleased - and my kids were thrilled. The scooter is very well built, sturdy and fast. We all had the hang of it in a few tries (it does take a little bit of practice). The speed is what impressed me - I could see using this as a reliable way to get around town (it folds down easily to fit in the trunk of a car, too). This is not cheaply built at all. For the price, this is a great value. And in terms of the kid's "wow" factor, every one of my children's schoolmates wanted a try as soon as they saw the scooter. Definitely a great gift.
   
Rating:
2
Helpful Votes:
0
Great on flat surface--otherwise it goes faster with feet-to-ground push offs (distance from stand pad to ground is higher than the Razor and the Xootr so you have to dip further to push off with your feet); the back kick is useless where there is the slightest incline; when road is flat the kick bar is good and will keep you going effortlessly without the up and down bobs; solid construction; a bit heavy; I think Xootr would have been better--buying the Xootr--will post review later. This item is useful and fun if you live in a very flat area.
   

Summary of User Comments:

Average Review:
 3.5of 5
Number of Reviews:
2

User Comments & Ratings

Rating:
 3 of 5
By:
Angel
Date:
05.20.2013  5:56:01 PM
Comment:

I have a pulse kick n go scooter but the chain it had on came off but nw i cant figure out just how to reassemble it back on is there anyone that can help me out and can tell me hw to put the chain back on

Rating:
 4 of 5
By:
rick oppy
Date:
04.02.2013  8:52:26 PM
Comment:

please advise how to adjust the hand brake on the pulse kick n go scooter

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