Being an adult can be cool sometimes because today you have so many choices apart from the standard bike.
Mongoose Expo Scooter is a 12-inch wheels kick scooter which is originally designed for kids. Because of the size and the max weight of the rider which is 220 lbs. this kick scooter is used by many adults.
That’s why we decided to write a review of this kick scooter. As you probably know we like a lot Schwinn Adult Shuffle Scooter, and Razor A5 Lux Scooter. They are very different by design but both are extremely fun to ride.
Mongoose Expo Scooter Review
OK, let’s get back to the scooter which we are going to review here. The Mongoose Expo Scooter is a standard non-folding scooter which weighs around 20 pounds.
It rolls on 12-inch pneumatic tires which is one of the main differences from the other scooters on the market. Mongoose Expo Scooter is much bigger than for example the Razor A5 Lux which has much smaller wheels.
As you might presume a kick scooter with 12-inch pneumatic tires can wheels much better on over paved bricks, sidewalks and other objects on the road which you can feel with 7-inch tires on a small kick scooter.
Thus the Mongoose Expo Scooter is much more versatile and useful for all type of terrains. It’s much more stable, and the comfort of the ride is incomparable to the other small kick scooters.
Features of Mongoose Expo Scooter
Let’s talk a little bit about the quality of the components and the product in general. Mongoose Expo Scooter is a very high-quality product.
The quality of the frame and the dropouts are excellent. Dropouts are very well melded into the frame with very solid weld which makes the whole construction very stable.
In my opinion, Mongoose Expo Scooter 12 is one of the best scooters on the market in terms of quality. By the way, this is true for most products by Mongoose company.
Another great feature of this kick scooter is the frame. It’s a very well made, solid and reliable frame which can hold up to 220 lbs weight or around 100 kilograms.
This makes the Mongoose Expo Scooter usable by adults, despite the fact that it’s not selling as an adult scooter.
What most people including us at Yes Cycling love about the Mongoose Expo Scooter is that you can make BMX-style tricks with it. The scooter is designed for 360 degree+ tricks and you should definitely try to learn some tricks yourself and try it.
It’s available in three color combinations: black/blue, grey, and pink. Personally, I prefer the grey option which has some eye popping green elements. The pink one is great for girls.
One of the downsides which we found while testing the Mongoose Expo Scooter is the plastic deck on top of the frame.
The plastic deck is definitely not the best part of this scooter and you should probably replace it with some kind of metal deck if you want to use the scooter for many years.
Another thing that most riders don’t like about the Mongoose Expo Scooter is the brake pads. They are easily adjustable and the assembly is not complicated at all, but the quality of the brake pads is not on par with the rest of the scooter.
You should probably change those with better, and more expensive pads. Actually, you can buy a very good pair of pads for less than $15 if you wish to upgrade this component.
Assembly and Owner’s Manual
The good news is that the assembly of the Mongoose Expo Scooter is really a breeze. You don’t have to do a lot and you can assemble the whole thing in less than 10 minutes.
If you have some issues you can always refer to the user manual which is excellent by the way. It’s on the of the best owner’s manuals I have ever seen.
Mongoose Expo Scooter is a very good scooter for adults that you should consider if you are looking for a smooth, and comfortable ride.
The scooter is a great value for money because it sells normally for less than $100. Similar quality scooters for adults cost much more and most probably deliver less.
It’s really a very good choice for a 12-inch scooter if you are OK with the small and insignificant downsides of it.
I would recommend the Mongoose Expo Scooter 12 for everyone who wants to have some fun and want’s to try something different than a bike. So for cyclists, this is a very nice choice to try something new and exciting.
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