3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children




3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children

3 wheel scooters are becoming more and more popular with older children for many reasons. Some children prefer the stability of being on 3 wheels. Other children may have dyspraxia or other conditions which means they prefer using 3 wheels.

The good news is there are many options of 3 wheel scooters for the older age group.

The scooters below are 3 wheel scooters designed for older children from around aged 5 or 6 to 12 years old.

✔️ Top Tip - When choosing a scooter the handlebar should be adjustable so that it is around hip to waist height on the rider. A handlebar which is too low or a too high makes the scooter very difficult to control. 

Maxi Micro Scooter (Classic Version)



 

This scooter is expensive but you get a durable scooter which is designed to last. They have a good resale value on sites like ebay too.
Long lasting
The scooter has modular parts which are all replaceable so it should in theory last forever. It definitely can be passed onto siblings.
Age Recommendation
It's aimed for kids aged 5 to 12 but younger and older kids have used this scooter too (some as young as 4, some as old as 12). In reality, it's best to ignore the recommended age and go for look for the height of the handlebar.

Handlebar

The lowest handlebar setting is 67cm. Ideally you want the handlebar to come up to waist height on a child, and the lowest height setting of 67cm will be fine small children.  The heightest handlebar setting is 93cm which will be fine for many 12 year olds as long as they are under the max weight of 50kg for this scooter.
Adjustable 
It features a height adjustable handlebar with height ranges from 67cm to 93cm. The handlebar has a quick release clamp so you can easily set it at any point in this height range. This means it will be the perfect height for your child when they are using it and as they grow.
Wheels
The wheels are 120mm wheels at the front and a 80mm wheel at the back. They are made of high quality PU and offer a really smooth, quick ride along the pavements.
Non foldable
It doesn't fold but you can take the handlebar out of the base for storage or for travel.
Steering
​It features a lean to steer mechanism, so you lean to turn left or right. This is great for "surfing the sidewalks".
Weight
It's slightly heavier than the mini micro but still super lightweight at just 5.5 pounds or 2.5kg.
Weight Limit
The weight limit on the maxi micro is 50kg.
Price
It's on the more expensive side (about £114) but you a really paying for the high quality parts which are durable, strong and will last. It can be passed onto siblings and you may never need to buy another kick scooter. It offers a very quiet and smooth ride, there won't be any rattling parts on a maxi micro scooter.
Verdict:
Best for - This is a great scooter for all age ranges. It's low handlebar setting will accomodate younger, smaller children and the highest handlebar height many tall children. It is lightweight and built to last so very difficult to go wrong. You won't need to buy another 3 wheel scooter for your child.
Not Ideal for - those on a tight budget or those looking for a foldable scooter.

✔️ Top Tip - Lightweight scooters can be advantageous. They are easy to carry and easy for younger, smaller children to control. For example, it's easier for them to lift up and down steps and kerbs. 

Maxi Micro (Deluxe version)

There is no a deluxe version of the maxi micro that has all the features of the classic version (as above) but a few more too.

Foldable
The first change is that it's foldable. This makes it easier to carry and store. You can now fit it into a boot, under the stairs, or in a school locker.

Handlebar
The handlebar is made out of anodised aluminium which means that it's less likely to corrode. The classic's handlebar is made of aluminium.

Footplate
The footplate has a raised, branded grip which  not only gives extra stability but makes sure you have a genuine Micro scooter

Price
It is more expensive, but if you have the extra budget being foldable can be a valuable extra featur

✔️ Top Tip - Folding scooters can be more convenient and make the scooter easy to store and carry. However, a folding mechanism will add weight to the scooter so even though it can be folded it may make it heavier to carry. 

I Scoot Pro V2

This iscoot pro v2 is another a great alternative to the mini micro scooter, especially if you are on a budget. 

Age Recommendation
The Iscoot is another 3 wheel scooter designed for kids aged 3 and older.

I actually bought this for a friend's son who was age 6 at the time and wouldn't go on 2 wheel scooters.
The reports back were that he loved it and used it a lot. 

Foldable
The scooter has a folding mechanism that is great for storing, carrying and transporting a scooter in the car.
Height Adjustable Handlebar
​ It has a height adjustable handlebar so will grow with your child. The handlebar adjusts from 69cm to 84cm.
Wheels
The wheel size is 120mm. This makes the scooter great for cruising as larger wheels tend to go over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily giving a smoother and faster ride. The wheels are made of PU material and they have ABEC 5 bearings.
Weight
The scooter weighs approximately 4kg so is quite a bit heavier than the maxi micro and iscoot blaze.
Price
The scooter costs just under £45
On paper, this scooter looks good and it does have some very good reviews on amazon. However, the reviews aren't as consistently good as for the micro maxi but it's over half the price cheaper.  The maxi micro scooter is also more lightweight which can make it easier to control and go a bit more quickly too.
Verdict:
Best For: 
Younger or smaller children who need a handlebar on  a low height setting.
Not Ideal for - those who are looking for a lightweight scooter that's easy to carry. At 4kg it's the heaviest scooter featured. Also tall children will want a scooter with a higher handlebar setting.
✔️ Top Tip - 120mm are slightly bigger than standard sized wheels on two wheel scooters but bigger wheels will give a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. 

LA Sports V2 3 Three Wheel Tri Scooter

 

This scooter is designed for kids aged 3 to 12 so it's designed for older kids.

Height Settings
It has five different height settings at 62cm, 75cm, 80cm, 85cm and 90cm. So there should be a height to suit most older kids.

Wheels

The scooter features 120mm front wheels and a rear 100mm wheel Bigger wheels mean less kicks to get you speed up.  The big wheels also mean a very stable ride. The wheels are PU so offer a smooth ride too.

Maximum Load
The maximum weight is 80kg (12 stone 5 pounds)

3 Style Scooters

Age Recommendation
The age recommendation for 3 style scooter is recommended for the age of 5 to 10 years old. However, the lowest handlebar setting is 58cm so much younger kids should have no problem using this scooter.

Handlebar height 
The handlebar is adjustable from 58cm to 85cm. However, there are only two adjustable height settings in this range, whereas with a scooter like the maxi micro you can adjust it to any point within the height range stated.

Foldable
The scooter is foldable. 
​Weight Limit
The weight limit is 50kg
Weight 
The scooter weight approximately 3.23kg.
Price
The scooter costs just under £50
Verdict:
Best for - best for young and small children as they lowest handlebar height is 58cm.
Not Ideal For - not ideal for people who want a scooter which can be height adjusted to any height.

Max Street Board

 

The Max Street Board is recommended for children aged 6 plus to adult with a weight limit of 100kg.

Handlebar

The handlebar is height adjustable from 70cm to 97cm so this handlebar has the highest setting featured on this page and is a good choice for taller children. The handlebar is foldable so it's easy to store.

Weight of Scooter

One thing to notice with the max board scooter is that it weighs 5.5kg so if you're looking for a scooter you might have to carry a light it is probably worth going with a lighter scooter.

Homcom Tri Scooter


Another option of 3 wheel scooter for older children are tri scooters, also known as flickr or caster scooters.

The Homcom works by sliding your feet, twisting your hips and moving from side to side propel the scooter forwards. The scooter allows the rider to propel forward without ever having to pedal or touch the ground, a low-impact exercise.

It's ideal for use on smooth flat surfaces.

It's great for building strength on legs, body coordination and balance.

The scooter can be folded up for easy storage and transport;