10 Speedy Big Wheel Scooters That Kids Will Love
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Looking for a children's scooter with big wheels? Big wheel scooters have a lot of advantages over those with smaller wheels.
Bigger wheels go faster and further with less effort. It takes fewer kicks to get bigger wheels up to speed.
They offer a smoother and more comfortable ride than their smaller wheeled counterparts as the bigger wheels will absorb more of the impact and shocks from bumps and cracks on the road.
This can make them a great commuter scooter as you can get where you're going to quickly and with less puff.
On the downside, they weigh heavier than scooters with smaller wheels. This is something to be considered if you have to carry them for long distances For example, when kids get tired, go up hill or you have to take the scooter on public transport.
There can be a compromise to be made in these cases as there are scooters with medium-sized wheels that aren't quite as heavy. Some of which are featured in the article.
There are big wheel scooters for kids of all ages. Little kids, bigger ones, teens and the biggest kid of all (the adult!).
Read on for our top ten suggestions.
The creme de la creme of kids scooters with big wheels, you can't go wrong with the Micro cruiser. Yes, it's more expensive than most but the quality is second to none. What you will be getting is a scooter will an exceptionally smooth ride. The parts can all be repaired and replaced so the scooter can be kept out of landfill and passed onto siblings or sold second hand.
Down to the specifics, the scooter is recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. Having said this, some taller riders may find that they outgrow the top handlebar height quickly so ideally the scooter is best for the 5 to 8 year old range. It's worth paying attention to the height recommendation which is 110cm to 146cm.
The 200mm wheels are big, perfect to get little legs where they want to be quickly. The handlebar is height adjustable from 74cm to 88cm so will grow with your child.
Micro have thought of everything to make this scooter easy and comfortable for kids to ride. The wide, retro-style chopper handlebars make it easier to control for younger riders.
It's also easy for little kids to hop on and off, thanks to the low to the ground footplate which has a 6cm ground clearance. A lower footplate makes it easier for kids to kick along, as there is less distance to lower their kicking leg and push along.
The scooter weighs 4.5kg, so it is quite heavy if you have a child who is always wanting to get off and walk a lot. But a bigger wheel scooter is always going to be heavier than a smaller wheel one, so this is where you may have to compromise.
On the plus side, it does fold down, so you can easily pick it up and put it in a car boot or away to store.
A well designed, expertly engineered, top quality big wheel scooter which is ideal choice for kids between 5 and 8 and should last them until they are around 10 years old (about 146cm tall).
Razor A5 Lux Scooter
The Razor A5 Lux is best for older kids and teenagers. With its height adjustable handlebar from 72cm to 97cm, it's will accommodate kids and teens as they grow, even being an option for adults under the maximum weight capacity of 90kg.
There is much to like about the A5 Lux in comparison with other brands. It's low to the ground deck, which means your kicking leg doesn't have far to go to push along, leading to a more comfortable ride. Scooter enthusiasts will easily glide along.
The 200mm polyurethane wheels get older kids faster, further and when they get there they can easily fold and carry their scooter. Weighing 4.2kg it is light enough to carry onto public transport and easily put in the boot of a car.
The deck size is 32cm by 10cm which is ideal for the older kids/teenage group. Not too small but large enough to comfortably ride.
The rear fender brake gives effective stopping power. However, it has to be said there are better options for more control and better braking on wet or slippery surfaces. Yes, you can ride the scooter in the rain but Razor doesn't officially recommend using the scooter in rainy weather.
The handy kickstand makes it easy to keep the scooter upright when storing or parking.
Perhaps another small criticism of the Razor is it can rattle a little but overall this is an awesome mid range kick scooter with a quality build and design from a well respected brand.
A decent big wheel scooter for older kids and teens from a respected brand with some useful features.
Super-sized 254mm urethane wheels and a height adjustable handlebar that extends to a mighty 106cm make the Razor A6 an awesome choice for teenagers who are looking for a commuter scooter to get them to school or college in rapid time.
The foldable scooter weighs 5kg. Sure, it's not the lightest but most teens will still be capable of easily carrying it folded onto the bus or train or up a flight of stairs.
Razor has worked hard on this scooter to eliminate rattling with an anti-rattle folding mechanism.
Like the Razor A5, the deck is low to the ground meaning it's super-comfortable for that kicking leg.
There's a rear fender brake for a swift stop and a useful kickstand too.
An upgrade from the A5 Lux, the A6 big wheel scooter from a notable brand is the optimum choice for taller riders who are serious about scooting.
JD Bug Pro Commute 185 Complete Scooter
JD Bug is a long-established German scooter brand, well known for its sleek, light, well-made scooters for children.
The 185 complete scooter is ideal for use by both kids and adults. With a height adjustable handlebar with settings between 74cm to 106cm, there is a handlebar height to suit everybody in the family. It also makes a good choice for a fast growing older child or teenager.
The large 200mm polyurethane wheels give a quick and smooth ride. The folding mechanism folds quickly and easily with a single lever, perfect for hopping on or off public transport. It weighs 5.4kg. There are lighter big wheel scooters on the market but this one is still light enough that you can pick it up and carry it up a flight of stairs if you need to.
The scooter has been ergonomically designed to reduce stress on the lower back when scooting with a low deck so your foot doesn't have to reach as far to the ground when kicking along and a super adjustable handlebar to find the right height for you.
The scooter is designed for riders with a weight capacity of 100kg or less which means that most adults will also be able to hop on and have a go.
Other features include full grip tape, integrated stand, 100mm soft foam grips with bar ends and a rear flex fender brake to bring you to a slow and controlled stop.
An excellent mid-wheel scooter, lighter for carrying but not quite as fast as scooters with 200mm wheels. A good option for kids, teens and adults.
Xootz Kids BMX Scooter
If you're looking for a scooter with air-filled tyres, check out the Xootz Kids BMX scooter. Think of it as a hybrid between a scooter and a BMX bike.
The air-filled tyres offer a more comfortable ride on tricky terrain such as uneven paths, over gravel and off-road.
The scooter's weight is around 8.5Kg. The scooter is heavier than other scooters because of the larger pneumatic tyres and the durable steel frame, therefore it's going to take more effort to get it up to speed. It's not as speedy as the other big wheel scooters because it's made for going over uneven ground rather than going quickly. The air filled tyres will also offer more grip on wet surfaces when it's been raining.
The other difference between the Xootz and other scooters are the hand operated brakes. Most scooters have a rear foot brake on the back wheel, but the Xootz has brakes like a bike.
The scooter is 84cm in height and it's recommended for kids aged 6 and up, although 7 or 8 year olds would probably do better on it. The handlebar is a fixed height and not adjustable.
Please note there is some assembly required out of the box.
Airfilled tyres on the Xootz make this a good choice for off road riding as well as a more comfortable ride on uneven ground. A sturdy scooter with hand operated brakes.
Hudora Big Wheel RX-Pro 205
The German made Hudora 205 scooter is ideal for fun-seekers for ages 8 to teen (or even adults!). Perfect for a quick way to get around. The PU, 200mm wheels offer a speedy ride.
The height adjustable handlebar extends from 79cm to 104cm and is easy to fold. The aluminum footplate measures 33 cm (l) by 11.5 (w) which is a nice size for older kids. The rear brake is perfect for quick stops.
The build of the scooter is durable and reviews show that the scooter can withstand frequent use. However, compared to higher end scooters such as the Micro brand, it's not as easy to replace parts that are worn or break.
If we were to pick faults, the deck is slightly higher than on other scooters such as on the Razor brands. This means that a kicking leg will have to go further down to push along.
What's really useful is the convenient carry strap combined with its low weight of just 4kg makes this scooter ultra-portable, a good option if you have to carry it up a flight of stairs or onto a bus.
An excellent mid range scooter which is competively priced. The big wheels make this a good option for speedy school runs.
Bikestar Kick Scooter with Air Tyres
The bikestar scooter is an sturdy choice for young adventurers for ages 5 upwards (from approximately 105cm).
The 10 inch pneumatic wheels on quality rims offer a cushioned ride over uneven terrain. It's ideal for comfortable outings over bumpy pavements and goes over sticks and stones easily. The air filled tyres also offer good traction on wets surfaces so no worries about slipping and sliding when it rains.
The practical height adjustable handlebar extends from 67 to 74cm so it will grow with kids.
Unfortunately, it isn't foldable and it is on the heavy side. It weighs 6.2kg but it is expected that a scooter will weigh more if it has airfilled tyres.
The skid-proof footplate is sturdy and safe. The Bikestar also features a big and strong rear foot brake and and a front wheel hand brake for responsive stops.
This is one of the only air filled big wheels scooters for young kids out there. It has rave reviews over on amazon. So if you're after a comfortable ride with good traction this is a good choie.
Evo Commuter Scooter
Halfords has a range of big wheel scooters suitable for kids. One of the more affordable brands they stock is the EVO commuter scooter.
True, it’s not as sleek as pricier models but it’s got some useful features – an adjustable handlebar that has four height adjustments ranging from 87 to 102cm. The highest handlebar setting would suit many adults as well as kids so there's plenty of growing room. Plus older siblings, parents and carers can step on and have a quick go too. The maximum weight cpacity is 100kg.
The 200mm PU wheels offer a speedy ride so it's great for the school run. There's a removable carry strap which makes it ten times easier to carry if you need to. A handy kick stand means you don't have to lean it against walls or on the floor - great for storage and when out and about.
If you’re on a budget, this scooter – aimed at kids from aged 8 plus – is well worth considering it will grow with your child. It may not as durable as the higher-end models, but the EVO commuter scooter does what is required for a school run commute.
Affordable with some handy features. Ideal for speedy school runs or for scooting around the neighbourhood from a to b.
Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter
The Razor A5 air commuter scooter is super for older kids and teens for ages 8 all the way up to adult for a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. Brilliant for enjoyable urban commuters like the school run.
The 200mm pneumatic wheels offer shock-absorbing, reliable performance. The anti-rattle height-adjustable handlebar extends from 75cm to 97cm and is foldable featuring a super strong easy fold t-tub. The soft rubber grips for enhanced comfort, grasp and control. The low to ground footplate measures 13.4 cm (l)
The razor features a rear-fender brake for safe stops. The scooter weighs 5.6 meaning it's light despite the scooter having air filled wheels.
A scooter with pneumatic tyres for the older kids and teenage riders. The air filled wheels may be slower to start up but will offer a comfortable ride and more traction on the pavements when it's been raining.
Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter
The Micro Flex is a top of the range scooter for older kids, teens and adults. With a handlebar that can adjust from 72cm to 103cm, it can accommodate tall riders.
Like all Micro scooters, the scooter is of top notch quality and is built to last. The PU 200mm wheels are a great size for getting from a to b. The scooter has a unique ultra-flexible deck (being made of flexible fibrewood and glass) so it helps absorb the shocks and vibrations from the road adding to a smooth and comfortable ride.
It weighs 4.7kg which is similar to other scooters with 200mm wheels. It folds down to a compact 74cm x 12.5cm x 30cm so it can easily fit back of a car or to store.
Ergonomically designed for superior comfort, the Flex Deluxe features a low deck to lessen the strain on your back. The footplate measures 33cm by 13.5cm. Micro has some nice finishing touches. The handle grips are durable and provide unbeatable control and incredible comfort.
As with all micro scooters each key part of the scooter is replaceable or repairable keeping the scooter out of the landfill and in working order for a lifetime.
A 200mm wheel scooter investment which is ideal for commuting comfortably and speedily to school or college or whizzing around the town. A superior, comfortable ride on a scooter that can last years if looked after properly.