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The Best Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

If buying a scooter for 11 or 12 year old the best scooter will depend on the following:

What will the scooter be used for? Stunts, cruising along pavements, off-road use or all three?

Bang for your buck - the best features for your money.

Height of your child - the scooter should be the right size for your child to use. If you anticipate that they will have a growth spurt in the near future, can the scooter accommodate this?

Coolness factor - is this important to the child? Read on for some suggestions of some excellent 1.) kick scooters 2.) stunt scooters 3.) three wheel scooters 4.)dirt scooters 5.) electric scooters for this age group

Top Tip -  If an 11 or 12 year old wants a scooter to do tricks on it is vital to get a stunt scooter with a fixed (non-adjustable) handlebar which can withstand the punishment of doing tricks.  Check out some stunt scooters here.

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Top Kick Scooter - JD Bug Street Scooter

The JD Bug is an excellent scooter for cruising along the streets, great from getting from a to b, fab for the school run. It’s not the right scooter for doing tricks. If he wants to take it to the skate park look for a dedicated stunt scooter instead.

JD Bug is one of the most popular brands of scooter in the UK, so it’s difficult to go wrong.

Height Adjustable Handlebar
The minimum height  is 630 mm and the max height is 950 mm

A handlebar is comfortable around waist height when scooting along, so this will accommodate most 11 and 12 year olds and even offer growing room.

Light, Foldable and Portable
It weighs just 2.78kg. If the rider ever needs to transport it for any reason, it’s light for them to pick up.
It’s also foldable which is useful for storing, for taking on public transport or for putting in the boot of a car. And as a bonus, it has a built-in shoulder strap making it a breeze to carry.

✔️ Large or small wheels - you will see kick scooters with small and large wheels for 11 and 12 year olds. Small wheeled scooters (100mm and 110mm wheels) tend to be lighter, more compact when folded and easier to carry. Larger wheels (120mm and higher) will be speedier and cover longer distances in shorter time. They also tend to offer a smoother and more comfortable ride as they cover over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily.

Hudora Big Wheel Scooter

The Hudora Big Wheel scooter is ideal for older kids, teens and adults alike. Its big wheels are excellent for cruising along the streets.

Handlebar and Weight Limit

The handlebar is adjustable and the ideal size for 11 and 12 year olds. With a range of between 79cm and 104cm, it will accommodate them into their teen years. The maximum rider weight is 100kg, so even adults can use this scooter for commuting.

The handlebar is also foldable, so it is easy to store and carry when needed. It weighs 4.7kg, so it isn't the lightest scooter but will be light enough to carry short distances.  There is also an adjustable shoulder strap which makes it easy to carry when walking and taking on and off public transport.

Wheels

The scooter features extra big high-rebound 87 A PU wheels. 87a means they are solid wheels that are resistant to wear (the higher the number the more solid the wheel). The wheels are 205mm and offer a safe but quick ride over distances. The wheels help make it a good commuter scooter too, perfect for getting kids to school on time. The bigger the wheels the quicker the ride and the fewer vibrations over bumps and cracks in the pavement. There is a rear friction brake on the back wheel for slowing down.

More Features

The scooter features a stand to keep it upright when not in use.

✔️ Portability - how portable will you need the scooter to be. Will it need to be carried on a bus, train or transported in the boot of the car? Will they have to carry the scooter up a hill or into school? If so, it might be worth considering how heavy the scooter is. Is it light enough to carry? Can it be folded down compactly so it can be stored at home or school or transported in the car? Kick scooters range from extremely lightweight (under 3kg) up to around 5kg.

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

This is a top-notch scooter for older kids and teens. It's made by Razor which is a well respected US brand of scooters. It's a great size for 11 and 12 year olds. With the bigger wheels, the scooter stands taller than other scooters. It's height adjustable handlebar allows them to have the scooter at the best possible height for them. The big wheels also ensure a smooth and comfortable ride for the older child.

Wheels

The bigger urethane 200mm wheels with RZR pro bearings give a smooth, comfortable ride. Bigger wheels go faster, further which is appreciated by the older kids. They can get to their friend's house in record time and leave later to scoot to school!

Deck

One of the excellent features of the Razor big wheel scooter is that they have low to the ground decks. This is especially advantageous with a kick scooter as you don't have to bend your kicking leg as far to get to the ground when pushing along. This leads to a much more comfortable and more efficient ride. The Razor A5 Lux is only 6cm off the ground so it really is an excellent choice for an enjoyable ride.

The deck length is 32cm by 10cm so a very nice size for 11 and 12 year olds.

Handlebar

The handlebar is height adjustable between 75cm to 97cm, so again a good choice for this age range.

Portability

The Razor A5 can be folded down and carried when needed. It weighs 4.2kg (so is very lightweight for a big wheel scooter). It's folded dimensions are 78ccm x 12cm x 31cm so it can be folded down easily to fit in a boot of a car, use on public transport and even put in a large locker if needed.

Other Features

The Razor has a rear fender brake for slowing down (although it's worth noting that in wet weather like with other kick scooters the brake is not as effective). It also has a kickstand for easy storage.

Verdict - overall this is a mid range kick scooter with a quality build and design. It's sizing makes the perfect big wheel scooter for 11 and 12 year olds to whizz around with on the streets.

✔️ Height Adjustable Handlebars - adjusting the height on the scooter handlebar can be important on a kick scooter as ideally the most comfortable handlebar position is about waist height. If you think about riding a scooter, too low a handlebar will mean it's uncomforable to bend down to reach the handlebars and too high handlebars will lead to a lack of control.

JD Bug Street 150 Series Scooter


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Another ideal kick scooter for 11 and 12 year olds, the JD Bug 150 differs from the first JD Bug scooter in this article as it has bigger 150mm PU wheels. The bigger wheels offer a quick, smooth roll along the footpaths but aren't so big as to a vast amount of weight to the scooter. This means the scooter is still light, weighing just 3.3kg. So if it needs to be carried, on trains, buses or just because you've had enough scooting - it's not a problem!

Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar is tall, extending up to 99cm, which means there is growing room for 11 and 12 year olds even if they have a significant growth spurt in the next couple of years.

Wheels - the big 150mm 85a PU wheels offer fast, easy transport and a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Easy to Fold -  The scooter features a simple folding mechanism. The folded dimensions are 83cm x 13.5cm x 32cm.

Deck - The large footplate measures 20" cm (l) by 4" (w).

Scooter weight - light, light, light! This scooter weighs just 3.3kg - easy to control and carry.

Brake -  It features a rear spring loaded brake for hasty stops.

Finally, for a bigger wheel scooter which is so light, this is competitively priced.

Micro Sprite Scooter

The Micro Sprite Scooter is the ultimate high quality scooter designed by the well known brand of Swiss Engineers renowned for their precise engineering and long lasting scooters for all age ranges.

Age Recommendation

This scooter has an age recommendation of 5 to 12 years. It's recommended for a maximum height of 152cm so may not be the best choice of a tall child but will be great for the average 11 year old with some growing room. The maximum user weight is 100kg.  It can also be height adjusted so can be passed down to younger siblings. These scooters are designed to last for years. Each part is repairable or replaceable and they also hold their resale value well on sites such as ebay.

Handlebar

The handlebar is height adjustable and can be very easily adjusted at any point between the height ranges of 64cm to 93cm ensuring the perfect handlebar height. The handlebar can be folded quickly and easily.

Wheels

The wheels of the Micro Sprite scooter are made from 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear. The Micro Sprite scooter wheels use ABEC 5 bearings, measure 120mm at the front and 100mm at the rear.

Lightweight and Convenient

The sprite is super lightweight at just 5.9lbs (2.9kg). This makes it easy to carry when you need to and it's easy for kids to manage too.

Micro Speed Scooter


Micro's step up from the Sprite, is the Micro Speed. It's aimed at kids from age 10 plus. It has bigger 145mm wheels, an extendable handlebar which goes up to 98cm (5cm higher than the Sprite).  It's well built with sturdy construction. It weighs only 3.75kg, which is light for a scooter with bigger than standard wheels.

Who's It For? 

This scooter has an age recommendation of 10 years up to adult (it will take up to 100kg) perfectly sized for 11 and 12 year olds. The handlebar adjusts at any height from 68cm to 98cm, so there is a lot of growing room and will last kids into their teen years and beyond. As it's light, you can easily carry it onto a bus or other public transport. You can also attach a strap (sold separately) to make it easy to sling over your shoulder. It is a good scooter for the school run and for short commutes.

A comfortable, enjoyable ride

The bigger 145mm wheels will go further, faster - taking a few minutes of the ride to school. A shock dampening system on the wheels lessens the impact from bumps in the road as you scoot along. Lightweight foam handles are comfortable on the hands. Rubber ends on the end of the handlebars means there is less impact on your hands and on the scooter if the scooter falls over. The aluminium deck is fairly wide for foot space when scooting. Grip tape on the deck stops feet slipping around.

Convenient Features

The Speed has several useful features, including a handy kickstand, so you don't have to leave it lying on the floor. The handlebars fold down easily and quickly for easy transportation and carrying. The handles also fold down, which makes it easy to store in a slimline space. Finally, the brake doubles up as a mudguard to keep dirt away from your trousers when scooting.

Verdict

The Speed costs more than the Sprite, but you get a scooter that will last longer with bigger wheels for a quicker ride. As will all Micro scooters, the parts are replaceable and repairable so this scooter does not have to end up in landfill but can last for years.

 

 

Micro Rocket Scooter

For older kids, teens and adults the Rocket scooter is a kick scooter with a difference, the "fattie" wheels. Why fattie wheels? The larger footprint on the wheels offer greater grip and control. Better for uneven surfaces such as cobbled stones. Ideal for going on the school run or around the streets.

The Rocket also looks cool giving older kids some street cred when riding. Also perfect for giving that extra bit of stability to their ride.

Like most kick scooters, the Rocket has a height adjustable handlebar. It adjusts from 66cm to 96cm and folds like a dream. There's a rear brake for comfortable stops and a clever kickstand allowing the scooter to stand upright when you need to hop off.

The Rocket isn't cheap but like all micro scooters it's an investment. The scooter is durable and built to last. All parts can all be replaced meaning it's kept out of the landfill and on the streets for as long as you want.

All in all an excellent scooter for hop on / hop off journeys. A good choice for older kids on the school run.

We Skate Scooter

The Weskate scooter is designed for older kids, teens and adults with 3 height settings to suit people from 120cm to 185cm tall so would be an ideal sized kick scooter for the  11 to 12 age group. It's one of the most affordable kick scooters for older kids and adult in the same price range as the Hudora scooter (featured above).

Handlebars
The handlebar adjusts to three different height settings at 90cm for kids with a height of 120cm, 95cm for kids/teens/adults above 160cm up to 100cm for teens/adults up to 185cm.

Wheels
It has 200mm wheels, the bigger wheels are quicker for the school commute and getting to the park and friend's houses than smaller sizes.

Suspension
The scooter also has a dual suspension system to accommodate a smooth ride.

Easy Folding
There's a 3 second easy-folding-carrying mechanism for quick storage and transportation.

Weight of scooter

Perhaps one downside of the Weskate scooter is it weighs more than similar scooters at 6.12kg. It should be fine if you will not carry it or take it on public transport a lot. However, if the rider is going to have to pick it up and carry it, there are probably lighter options to consider.

Other Features
There's a kickstand and a large aluminium reinforced brake pedal which is easy to use for quick and firm stopping fast.

Stunt Scooters

Many 11 and 12 year olds will want a stunt scooter which enables them to do tricks, stunts and jumps at the skate park. Stunt scooters are more expensive especially than street / commuter scooters like the JD Bug above ​ as kids get older and bigger as they need to be built the scooter to withstand the weight of the child and the impact it takes when doing jumps and tricks.

✔️ Size of Stunt Scooter - an important consideration is that the scooter is the right size. There are certain measurements that will help find the right scooter. Firstly the height of the bars. Many scooters for this age group have bars around 21.5 inches to 26 inches  (55cm to 66cm) and this is generally a good size for the average 11 and 12 year old.  If they are on the small side look for lower bars and if they are taller higher bars.

Also, bear in mind the size of the wheel. 100mm wheels are the smallest wheel size you can get, but may scooters have 110mm or 120mm wheels which will add a bit more to the height of the scooter.

Some scooter specs give the measurement of the entire height of the scooter, which is useful. For beginners, ideally, you want the bars to sit between hit and waist height for better control. As kids, get older and more experienced they may prefer bars which sit lower as many pro stunt riders prefer. Bars which are too high can cause more of a problem as the arm is at an uncomfortable position when riding and it's easier to knock the bars into your face on the ramps.

Fuzion Pro X-5  Stunt Scooter

If you're looking for an entry level / intermediate stunt scooter at a competitive price, the Fuzion Pro X-5 scooter could be the choice for you.  It features some excellent features that only seen on pro scooters. It's strong and durable but also light making it a dream to do tricks.  

The bars are 21.5" high. As you can see from the pic below this is the best size for small 11 and 12 year olds or for those who like their bars to sit low. It's important to note if you're expecting the bars to come up to waist height it is probably better to go with another scooter. Having said this, many skate park pros do like their bars to sit lower so it comes down to personal preference.

The premium urethane wheels have a strong alloy core to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. The Fuzion Pro X-5 comes with 100mm wheels but it can fit 110mm wheels if your child wants to upgrade at any point. Bigger wheels are generally preferred on a stunt scooter as they last longer and they are faster and smoother too.

Overall, a robust beginner scooter with the option to upgrade the wheels if needed.

✔️ Budget Stunt Scooters Vs Pro Stunt Scooters - there is a huge disparity in price when it comes to buying a stunt scooter. Budget stunt scooters have their place. They are good for lighter kids who are just trying out a few tricks and stunts. However, if your child is serious about the skate park, it's worth spending a bit more money. Pro scooters are generally designed to be strong but lightweight. The lighter the scooter, the easier it is to control and do stunts but it needs to be strong to withstand the impacts of continuous landings.

Budget scooters may compromise on some of the features. Their wheels may have plastic rather than the alloy cores found on pro scooters. Wheels tend to be smaller so won't be as smooth or fast or durable. They may be strong but heavier so more difficult to control. Pro scooters are more likely to be made of strong but light material such as chromoly steel. It should also be easier to upgrade parts on pro scooters meaning your scooter should last longer.

The key is to weigh each scooter on its merits and price and the requirements for your child.

Bargain Beginner Stunt Scooter  - ​Two Bare Feet - Cipher Model


The Two Bare Feet Cipher model is dirt cheap. However, it's important to be realistic, a stunt scooter at this price point isn't going to be as durable and as well designed as a higher end pro scooter. You will be compromising on some features such as smaller wheels with plastic cores and some weaker parts.

However, for trying out a few beginner jumps and tricks, it's a good version to try before graduating onto something stronger. It does have good reviews, but it seems that most of the reviews are for people who use the scooter as a kick scooter rather than at the skate park.

It's super for smooth scooting along the pavements and / or if your kid is a little rough with their kick scooter. If an 11 or 12 year old wants to use the scooter mainly at the skate park it's probably best to get a stunt scooter with alloy core wheels which is a little more robust.

Bars - The bars measure 83cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars. They are 43cm in width which is on the narrow side (compared to some pro stunt scooters).
Deck - a 4 inch wide (10cm) deck. It's narrower than some other stunt scooters but still okay for beginners.

Weight - It's lightweight at just 3.5kg. A lighter scooter is easier to learn to do tricks and stunts on.

Wheels - The wheels are 88A, 100mm PU and offer a smooth ride along the pavements.

Crisp Ultima 4.8 Pro Stunt Scooter

The phenomenal Crisp Ultima 4.8 stunt scooter is ideal for the adventurous 11 or 12 year old rider.  Great for riders who like to dabble both at the skate park and on the street.

The super high rebound PU wheels measure 120mm by 28mm. Most stunt scooters offer wheels sized either at 100m, 110mm or 120mm. Bigger wheels that are sized at 120mm are faster at the skate park and offer a smoother rider when crusing the streets (cruising more easily over bumps and cracks). They also last longer as they have more urethane.

The scooter is nicely sized for 11 and 12 year olds with an alloy hive handlebar extends which measure 23" (height) by 22" (width). Additionally the generously sized footplate measures 20" (50.8cm) (l) by 4.8" (12.2cm) (w).

The scooter weighs 3.45kg which is light, perfect for trying out some new tricks. It also come with a hybrid alloy fork with HIC compression.

Ethan - Age 11

We picked a stunt scooter our son Ethan on his 11th birthday. He's not very serious about doing tricks and stunts. He mainly uses his scooter to cruise around. However he does do a few jumps and gives his scooter some punishment moving around on it. Therefore I wanted to get him a scooter that was sturdy, durable and could take some roughness. A sturdy stunt scooter at a reasonable price point like the Crisp Ultima 4.8  fits the bill for many 11 year olds.  They will love it. Also if they do decide  take their scooter to the skate park they have the option to do it with a stunt scooter scooter.

Madd Gear ​MGP VX8 Team Stunt Scooter

Madd Gear Pro (MGP) is another well-known brand of stunt scooters who excel in scooter design. The Team VX8 scooter is super strong, looks amazing in different colors, is durable with plenty of footspace. Perfect for beginners to learn tailwhips and intermediates to hone their skills and learn a few new tricks.

Go for this stunt scooter if you are beginner or intermediate rider who wants to develop their skills an is serious about scootering. Or if budget isn't a consideration, it makes a lovely, sold scooter for kids who subject theirs to a lot of punishement when crusing along the streets.

Wheels -  120mm 88a fuse core wheels. The bigger wheels are speedy, durable and smooth.

Deck: 4.5" (W) x 19.5" (L)  (approx 11.4cm by 49.5cm) A wide deck which is great for extra stability. A slightly longer deck. Offering a lot of foot space to ride comfortably. A good choice for older kids with growing feet. It has a flat bottom deck which is super nice and easy to grind with.

Lightweight -
the scooter weights 3.93kg.
Bars - a standard size one-piece t-bar made from Chromoly which is 23" wide by 24" high (58cm by 63cm). The total height of the team is 82.5m (32.48")

Grips - the grips are soft and comfortable and feature nylon bar ends.

Design - comes in tons of different colours.
Overall a solid scooter, excellent quality, perfectly constructed with a nice deck.

MGP VX9 Extreme Stunt Scooter

Summary - The MGP VX9 Extreme scooter is a slightly bigger size in the Madd Gear scooter range aimed at kids aged 12 plus or for kids from 4 feet 6 inches tall and above. If you have a 12 year old who is super focused on his skate park stunts and tricks, this is an excellent scooter. The specs for this scooter are excellent.

Light - This is the lastest version of the Extreme scooter and one of it's standard features is that it's so light. It's 9% ligher than last year's VX8 extreme version making it easier for tricks and stunts in the air.

Handlebars - It features slightly bigger handlebars than the MGP Team (featured above) at 26 inches high and 23 inches across (66cm by 58cm) so is perfect for the older kid or teenager.

Wheels - The 120mm alloy core wheels with ABEC bearings are super quick for fun at the skate park.

 

Blunt Envy Prodigy S8


The Blunt Envy S8 Prodigy is a super light scooter and looks amazing with an awesome range of colours to choose from. The Blunt S8 series are well known and respected stunt scooters within the communtiy. This scooter just screams awesome design, style and high quality througout.

Summary - A really cool looking scooter for intermediate /advanced riders who want to progress with their skills. The scooter is easy to upgrade with higher end parts if you want to.

Design - cool colour choices which all aesthetically look great.

There is a cut out in the bottom of the deck with lips which have been moulded onto the underside of the scooter. This is your grinding surface and will mean less scratches and wear and tear to the bottom of the deck.

Bars - the aluminium reaper style bars effectively mean lightewight but high density - they are strong. No issues with snapping or bending. The bars are 62cm in height by 54cm in width (24.5" by 21.25"). Great height and width for all from intermediate and advanced park riders.

Brake - a really nice nylon brake, offers plenty of stopping power and is nice and quiet.

Wheels - comes with 120mm by 24mm, gap core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings.  Bigger wheels are better for a smooth ride.  The wheels can be upgraded up to 125mm if you want even bigger wheels in the future.

Compression - IHC compression.

Double clamp - nice clean look

Deck - a lovely enlongated deck which measures 49.5 cm long by 12cm in width (4.72 inches wide vs 19.5 inches). The deck has nylon inserts on the back and front to protect ankles and other body parts from any sharp ends.

Fork - the exposed fork with a major cut out in the headtube is not only weight saving but looks super cool as well.

Hand grips - soft comfortable, cool colors, 160mm long.

The ideal choice for any kid who is serious about working on their skills and spends their time at the skate park doing just that.

Slamm Strobe V3 Lazer Stunt Scooter

If there was an award for the best looking scooter, the Slamm Strobe V3 would be a contender. However, not only does it look amazing, it is also jam-packed full of premium components. This works well for kids of all abilities. One thing is for certain, you will stand out on the skate park with the fantastic looking scooter.

It's one of Slamm's top end scooters and it excels in many areas.

One area where the Strobe stands out is it's larger deck. The heat treated aluminium boxed channel measures 4.8" by 20", so there is plenty of room for your feet. This is great for a comfortable ride when on the street or at the skate park.

If your kid also wants to use this as a kick scooter, the 100mm alloy core wheels offer a smooth, graceful ride. But more than that the wheels are strong and fast with ABEC 9 bearings for tricks and stunts on the skate park.

The reinforced steel riser t-bars is nicely sized for 11 and 12 year olds. The dimensions measure 585mm x 622mm (W 23" X H 24.5"). The overall height of the scooter is 86.5cm and the ride height is 80.5cm (the ride height is the measurement between the top of the deck and the top of the bar grips).

Overall the quality is excellent. The Slamm Strobe V3 is built to last. And it's finished with team grips with impact resistant bar ends and both front and rear deck blocks.

 

Ten Eight Jury Stunt Scooter

The Ten Eighty Jury Scooters rate highly on looks with stunning colours and graphics! If looks are important to the rider, this might be the right choice.  The scooters are a UK  brand and made by a company called SDJ sports who sell a wide variety of products. The 1080 brand seems exclusive to amazon and it's not one that you will find in specialist scooter shops so make of that what you will.

The specs of the scooter are as follows:

Wheels - The wheels are alloy core 88A PU 110mm wheels, the preferred size for many pros.

Bars - The handlebars measure 34" / 87cm approx (this must be from floor to top of the bar - although this isn't specified).  The width is 20" (51cm)

Weight - The scooter weight is 5kg, which is on the heavier side for a stunt scooter.

What To Look for When buying a Stunt Scooter

How much you spend and the features you look for when buying a stunt scooter will very much depend on the what the kid wants to use it for and how much they are into scootering and doing tricks and jumps.

Beginner / Low stunt level use

If they are a beginner and just want to start doing a few tricks. Or perhaps they mainly use their scooter as to get from a to b but may do a few jumps or bash it about a bit on the street than one of the beginner style stunt scooters from Madd gear, Slamm or Grit will be a good choice.

Intermediate Riders

If they are a regular at the skate park and are using their scooters a lot, it's worth spending a bit more to make sure the scooter lasts. Again the Madd gear, Slamm and Grit brands are some good choices. Other brands may include Lucky, District, Envy and Blunt.

Advanced Riders

An advanced scooter rider will probably have a clear idea of exactly what they want so it's worth consulting them.  Some scooters will start at around £200 plus but they will be designed to be lightweight with extra reinforcement. The detail on the design of the scooters will be find on the wheels and bars.

Scooter Essentials Explained

There are lots of things to know and look for when buying a stunt scooter. Here are some essentials explained:

Bar - Always make sure the bar is a one piece.

Wheels - Metal solid (alloy) core wheels are better than plastic core wheels. They will last longer. Alloy cores tend to be standard on all mid range stunt scooters.  The higher end metal end cores will weigh less, so it will depend on how much  you want to spend.  Also look for high quality PU wheels.

Bar height - the bar height on stunt scooters generally sit between waist and hip height.  Beginners should aim to start with scooter bars about waist height. As kids start to perform tricks they may develop a preference for lower bars or prefer a higher set up. It can depend on their style and what feels comfortable for them.

Decks - decks come in all different lengths and sizes. Wider decks are better for street riding. So if he / she likes to ride his scooter along the streets as well as do tricks a wider deck is worth looking out for.

Compression -  scooters for beginner riders will use a threaded compression system, which clamps the bars onto a threaded fork.  More advanced scooters will have different types of compression. Look out for HIC ( Hidden Internal Compression), ICS (Inverted Compression System) and SCS (Standard Compression System). All of these compression systems are different but offer more resiliance, robustness and performance when compared to threaded fork systems.

You can read more about what the different specifications on scooters mean in our guide to stunt scooters.

3 Wheel Scooter

There are many 3 wheel scooters available to suit older kids and adults who prefer them. The one featured below has an extendable handlebar height of 97cm making it a good choice for the older child / teen. But you can check out more 3 wheel scooters for older kids here.

Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for an 11 or 12 year old, the Maxi micro scooter is worth considering.

Age and Height Recommendation
It’s recommended for kids aged 5 to 12 years old. It aims to accomodate children up to 152cm, so if you're child is nearing this height, it may be worth considering a 3 wheel scooter for adult such as the micro kickboard scooter. 

Height adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be adjusted from 67cm to 93cm, so you can make sure it’s the right height for your child. The handlebars can be removed from the base for storage and transportation.

Steering
It uses a lean to steer steering mechanism.
Wheels
The PU front wheels 125mm and the back ones are 100mm.
Weight
It is superlightweight at just 2.5kg, so easy to carry up steps, up steep hills, in and out of the home or car or whenever needed. . Check these and other ones out on the 3 wheel scooter for older kids page.

✔️ Scooters with Pneumatic Tyres - some kick and all dirt scooters will features air filled tyres. Pneumatic (air filled tyres) have both advantages and disadvantages. Pneumatic tyres tend to give a slower ride on a kick scooter and they take more effort to push off and kick along. However, they have much better grip on the road which is invaluable when it's raining or slippy on the road surface as they offer more traction and better stopping power. Pneumatic tyres will also give a much more comfortable ride, giving cushioning over bumps and cracks in the pavement much like a bicycle does.

Dirt Scooters

 

Dirt scooters add an extra dimension of fun to a scooter. They allow kids to scoot off terrain, on grass, dirt tracks not just on the pavement.

The Osprey dirt scooter is an excellent choice with really good reviews.

Tyres
It features 200 mm off road tyres for grip on any surface

Strong
The chromoly handle bars with large rubber grips help give a comfortable ride. The tough aluminium deck withstands the punishment from stones and gravel on dirt tracks.  The stainless steel rear brake gives durable and reliable stopping power.
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Electric scooter - Razor E300


The E300 electric scooter is a great electric scooter for 11 and 12 year olds with a high fun factor

Max speed
It can reach speeds of up to 15mph. No kick start is needed! Just twist the throttle and off you go. It is speedy, so it's worth being cautious the first few times you use the scooter.

Ride Time
It offers up to 40 continuous minutes of rider time per charge.

Wheels
It features pneumatic tyres on the front and back wheels so offers a very smooth ride over bumps in the paths.

Handlebars and kickstand

It also features a retractable kickstand and comfortable hand grips. The brake is also operated from the handlebar.

Weight
The maximum weight is 100kg so there's nothing to stop adults under this weight limit having a go too.
Read our full review of the Razor E300