Two Wheel Scooters - Top Picks
When looking for a 2 wheel scooter it’s also worth bearing in mind your child’s age and ability. We have scooter guides for all age groups. There is also a lot to learn in terms of scooter features including which is the best material for scooter wheels, the ideal handlebar height and how much the scooter should weigh. Check out our scooter buying guide for a lowdown on all the features you should know about.
JD Bug Jr Street Scooter - Best Scooter for Younger Riders
This is the perfect option for young scooter riders who are ready to graduate onto 2 wheels. It is designed for kids from age 4 plus.
It has an adjustable handlebar with the lowest height setting at 63cm and the highest at 84.5cm. For the best control, a handlebar should come up to around waist height on a child. You can therefore adjust the handlebar to the perfect height.
The scooter is also lightweight at just 2.4kg. This will make it easier for younger children to control.
Micro Sprite Scooter - Top Of The Range
The Micro Sprite is an excellent recreational scooter designed for kids from around age 5 to 12 years old. It's recommended for kids between 110 to 152cm. This scooter isn't cheap but if you're looking for something high quality with a comfortable ride, that's light, foldable and will last, look no further.
Its height-adjustable handlebar will grow with your child. The telescopic handlebar allows you to choose any height you want within the height range (65cm to 95cm)
The PU wheels are sized and made to offer a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride. The front wheel is 120mm and the back is slightly smaller at 100mm. A bigger front wheel means the scooter goes over cracks in the pavement more easily and the smaller, lighter wheel makes it easier to control.
What's really outstanding with the scooter is that it's extremely light and portable. Weighing just 2.7kg (about 6lbs), easily fold it up and walk away when you need to. The handlebars fold in so you can put it in a locker at school or fit it in the boot of your car. Take it into the classroom or onto the bus. You can also attach a strap (sold separately) and carry it over your shoulder.
Additionally, it has a kickstand, so you can stand up upright. And the spring loaded brake is very easy to use.
The Micro Sprite is made by the same people who make mini micro scooters. Their scooters are little more expensive but are well designed and made with high quality materials so offer a smooth, quick, quiet ride. Each part is repairable and / or replaceable. This means that the scooter can last for years making it an eco friendly choice. Pass it down to siblings and friends and save it from the landfill.
Overall, if you're looking for a kick scooter that's light, durable, foldable and will last kids through their childhood - this is it!
JD Bug Street Scooter - A Great All Rounder!
JD Bug street scooter reviews are excellent, it's one of the UK's most popular brands and on paper, this scooter looks good as well. It's recommended from age 8 but I think it would be fine for some children who are a bit younger than that as well.
This scooter folds with a single action folding/ unfolding mechanism and has a carrying handle too. A great choice for parents of children who want a 2 wheel scooter but may want you to carry it from time to time.
It has 100mm / 86a clear wheels. The 86a refers to the durometer (hardness) of the wheel. The higher the number, the harder the wheel. Softer wheels absorb more of the vibrations of the road. Harder wheels are more durable.
The handlebar is height adjustable so will grow with your child. The minimum height is 63 cm and the maximum height is 95 cm. The footplate is 51cm x 10cm.
This is a great scooter for cruising. Great for the school run. It has a weight limit of 100kg so adults can have a quick zoom on it too.
Not sure whether to get the JD Bug Junior Street scooter for younger children or go with the JD Bug Original Street Scooter for older kids, then check out our JD Bug Junior Vs Original comparison
Razor S Sports Scooter - Best Value
The Razor S Scooter is a good solid kick scooter, that is durable and designed to last at a midrange price. One of the great things about this scooter is that it's very portable. It's lightweight at just 2.4kg which makes it easy to carry when kids have had enough. The fixed handlebar is foldable so easy to store and transport.
The scooter has a 100kg weight limit so can take the weight of most adults but it's recommended for children between the ages for 6 to 10 years old.
It features 100mm urethane wheels which offer a smooth ride. It also offers a patented rear fender brake for speed control.
Best Budget Scooter (in Blue and Unicorn Designs)
If a low price is the top consideration, the Ozbozz scooters are one of the cheapest brands available. Ozbozz scooters have been around for many years and they are our top pick of the very cheapest scooters.
The Ozbozz two wheel scooters are aimed at kids from aged 5 plus (although some 4 year olds will manage the scooter too).
The design and flashing wheels make them very popular with kids. They feature two designs, a standard blue one and a pink unicorn option. The Ozbozz scooters are also foldable and height adjustable too.
Read an indepth review of the Ozbozz scooter.
Big Wheel Kick Scooter - Hudora 205 wheel
Big wheel kick scooter have lots of advantages of smaller wheel ones. The bigger wheels make it a much smoother ride over cracks and bumps in the pavement and they are also quicker too.
They make good kick scooters for older kids as they generally have handlebars that extend higher and they are speedier too. They are better for older kids as the bigger wheels tend to make them a bit heavier so not as easy for little children to handle.
The Hudora 205 kick scooter has 205mm wheels (hence the name!). The 87a PU wheels offer a smooth, comfortable ride along the pavements, scooting easily over any bumps on the way. The Hudora features a handlebar that extends from 79 to 104 cm. The scooter folds and has adjustable shoulder straps making it easy to carry when needed. It's suitable for kids from aged 8 up to adults. The weight limit is 100kg.
The low level deck makes it easy for kids to scoot along as there isn't as much distance for the kicking leg to reach the ground making it very easy and comfortable to ride too.
If you want even bigger wheels, the Hudora 230 scooter is one to check out. It makes a great scooter for getting from a to b quickly.
Micro Cruiser Big Wheel Scooter
The Micro brand has also recently brought out a big wheel scooter. Micro is well known for its high quality and well-designed scooters and this one is no exception. It is a 200mm scooter aimed at kids between ages 5 and 10 (height ranges between 110cm and 146cm).
The 200mm wheels mean that kids can go faster, smoother and further with less kick effort. The big wheels can also give a feeling of stability for the younger riders who are just graduating onto a 2 wheel scooter.
The low deck also adds stability, giving them a great feeling of confidence. The low deck makes it easy to get and off too.
Wider choppy handlebars allow kids to have enhanced control when scooting. They also give a retro look for extra street cred.
Micro scooters have replaceable and repairable parts, meaning that if something wears out you can replace it instead of having to buy a new scooter, keeping it out of landfill longer.
The scooter weight is 4.5kg, so it's on the heavier side. This is because of the bigger wheels which obviously will weigh more.
A kickstand is a great finishing touch to keep your scooter from looking untidy lying on a floor! The scooters come in a range of different colors to suit all personality types.
Air tyres will offer kids a smooth and comfortable ride over a variety of surfaces and are good at riding on wet surfaces when it has been riding. No worries about slipping around.
The Bikestar is one of the few scooters that offer air-filled tyres for kids aged 7 years plus on a scooter. The scooter is spring-suspended and well-cushioned for rides over sticks and stones.
Other unique features of the scooter include a hand brake, which is unusual on a kid's scooter (most will just have a rear foot brake). The hand brake has the advantage of offering extra safety and is also a great way to practice for riding a bike.
The scooter also has mud guards to protect trousers from the wet and dirt. There is also a side stand so it can be kept upright when stored or when having a rest. No need to get the handlebars on this scooter dirty.
It is heavier than other kids scooters which can make it go a bit slower so it's not the best choice for the speediest of riders. However, it still picks up some speed and is a great option for riding over uneven and rougher terrain as well as on wet, slippery surfaces.
Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Junior Replica - Stunt Scooter For Kids Under 8
This is an excellent choice of first stunt scooter for younger kids under the age of 8.
Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter - Stunt Scooter for Kids Aged 8 and Up
There are many excellent entry level scooters so it's hard to pick out an overall top pick. However, a step up from the Nitro Circus RW Junior Replica is the Replica. in width but slightly bigger than the under 8 scooter.
The Nitro Williams Replica is a great beginner scooter for the 8 plus age group. It's appropriately sized for the younger rider with 22" bars in height and 18" and the total height of the scooter is 80cm. It features 110mm wheels, which are the preferred size on stunt scooters for many pros. Bigger wheels are going to spin faster and last longer because of more urethane. The wheels feature alloy cores so are super strong for withstanding jumps and tricks.
The scooter weighs 3.4kg which is super light. A light scooter is always better for beginners, as lighter scooters are easier to control.
The bright colours and sleek design are going to look great on the skatepark.
It also features a double collar clamp (2 bolt), steel threadless IHC fork and soft feel bar grips.
Chilli Base Stunt - Top Entry Level Stunt Scooter
The Chilli Base is a well designed stunt scooter for beginners at the skate park. Despite being for beginners it doesn't compromise on quality. It has excellent features and is made of the finest materials.
The 110mm wheels not only look cool but are smooth and quick on the ramps. Many stunt scooters of similar prices have 100mm wheels which are not as good for doing tricks and they don't last as long as there is less urethane.
Weighing just 3.5kg, the stunt scooter is very light making it easier for kids to learn to control the scooter when attempting their first tricks.
The handlebar measures 79cm from the floor to the top. Chilli recommends that the scooter should not come higher than belly button height when ther rider is on the scooter.
My 8 year old tested the chilli base scooter on ther ramps and you can read a full indepth review of the Chilli base scooter here. We have had the scooter for just over a year now and it's still going strong.
Razor Electric Scooter - Extra Fun!
There's lots to consider if you want to buy an electric scooter. If you do, it's worth checking out our buying guide to electric scooters.
If you are looking for a scooter with a fun factor for your child or something that will get them to school quickly in the morning, consider an electric scooter.
The Razor E90 scooter is a great choice for the younger child.
The best thing about this scooter is that it offers up to 80 minutes of continuous use on one charge. It will reach speeds of up to 9mph.
The push button control and the front hand brake offer easy control functions for the younger child.
The maximum weight is 54kg so is definitely not to be used by adults.
If you are looking at electric scooters, it may also be worth checking out the E100 and E200 razor scooters. Although these scooters offer fewer minutes of continuous use (up to 40 minutes), they feature pneumatic tyres and go slightly quicker too, which may be better for older children.