Today we decided to put the spotlight on the Root Industries Lithium Lotus SE Complete. Located at the under 300$ retail price, it's clearly one of the contender for the best hybrid scooter in the price range. 
Let's check out why -»

Packed With Aftermarket Parts

Aftermarket parts are usually made stronger / better / lighter than parts you'll find on a normal complete scooter and when you go with the high end scooters, most of then will come with those parts that you can even buy separately.
So when you check a scooter that the parts are sold aftermarket, it usually means you're looking at something worth the shot!

So what about the Lithium Lotus SE? 
Well, the only thing not sold aftermarket is the deck, so I would say that for the price, it'll be hard to find a scooter as packed as this one within the price range. 

R2 Grips at 19.95$
Made super soft, long and thick. Not only that, the little flame design is a nice little touch to add.

The Root Industries Lithium Lotus SE Complete Freestyle scooter is the best hybrid scooter on the market for its incredible price and quality. The R2 grips and the Lithium aluminum bars are coming stock on the scooter.

Lithium Bars at 119.95
Made from High-Modulus Alloy, those aluminium bars are one of the strongest one out there and come with nice unique gussets. 

Lithium Clamp at 29.95
Simple design 2 bolts clamps that will do the job perfectly for as long as you need it and you don't have to worry about stripping those M8 bolts. 

The Root Industries Lithium Lotus SE Complete Freestyle scooter is the best hybrid scooter on the market for its incredible price and quality. The AIR integrated headset will keep your barspins smooth while the Lithium clamp will hold your set-up perfectly.

AIR Integrated Headset at 39.95
Reliable integrated headset that comes with a sweet cylinder type top-cap.

Lithium Fork at 99.95$
Nice forged aluminium IHC fork that Root Industries decided to put aftermarket after a while because they thrusted the fork to be worth the shot even by herself.

The Root Industries Lithium Lotus SE Complete Freestyle scooter is the best hybrid scooter on the market for its incredible price and quality. The Lithium IHC compression fork is also available aftermarket and the Lotus Wheels are also available in 110mmx24mm and 110mmx30mm

 

Lotus Wheels at 99.95$
One of the best looking wheel out there! I remember when those came out, I was flabbergasted by them. On the complete, they come in a 30mm wide PU for a standard 24mm core. With this set-up, even if you don't really riding 30mm after a while, you can switch out for a standard 24mm wheel set any time! 

Lithium Deck 179.95$
The Lithium deck is not sold aftermarket in black but once came in Root's Afterburner color. To be fair, that color is more expensive to make so the actual black deck would be more around 149.95$.
It comes with a strong neck and overall construction. Squared back end with integrated plastic deck-ends. A nice hybrid deck! 

The Root Industries Lithium Lotus SE Complete Freestyle scooter is the best hybrid scooter on the market for its incredible price and quality. The Lithium deck comes squared with boxed plug plastic

Price wise, now retailing  (at time of article) at 239.95$ and considering that the total calculable value of all the aftermarket parts is over the 500$, I would say that it's a pretty decent bargain!

Check out all the specs of the scooter on the product description. click here!

Conclusion

Overall, the Lithium Lotus SE offer more than any other scooters in its price range. It's a perfect hybrid scooter for an intermediate rider that doesn't know is preferences yet: Not to large but squared. Not to heavy nor light. Large light wheels easily switchable. 
You won't regret trying it out!

Cheers

June 09, 2022 — Gabriel Vinet