MGP VX9 Scooter Series Review – Pro, Team, Nitro, Pendulum & Extreme Stunt Scooters

Madd Gear Pro VX9 Scooter Series Reviews


Madd Gear Pro is a well-known stunt scooter maker and their brand is well known and respected in the stunt scooter world.

In 2019, Madd Gear brought out the VX9 series of scooters. The scooters are designed with different bar heights and deck sizes, so you can pick the right one for your height and style. It's almost like having a custom scooter ready-made for your scooter needs.

One thing that MGP has done is to make these scooters ridiculously lightweight. This means a scooter which is easy to control, super light beneath the feet, perfect for use at the skatepark.

There are five different scooters in the series are

Pro - for around kids 6 plus

Team - for around kids 8 plus, it comes in 2 editions. The Team has a 4.5" wide deck and the Team Fuel has a 4.8" wide deck.

Pendulum - made for the streets. Aimed at kids from aged 10 plus. This comes in 2 deck sizes with a choice of 19.5" in length and 21.5 inches in length.

Extreme - Aimed at the 12 plus age group, another light stunt scooter perfect for the skate park. This comes in two deck sizes (the 4.5" wide and the nitrous which is 4.8" wide)

Nitro - Also aimed at the 12 plus age group with a slightly larger deck than the extreme.

The article below looks at each scooter in the VX9 range to help you pick the right one for you.

Madd Gear VX9 Pro Scooter

 

The MGP VX9 Pro scooter is perfectly sized for kids, ideal for both beginner and intermediate riders. The awesome thing about this scooter is it's super light under your feet, perfect for learning and performing tricks. It's probablyone of the best entry level scooters you can get. I

Age recommendation - MGP recommends the pro for ages 6 and up with a height range of between 4'3" to 5" (the 6 to 11 age group).

Bars - This is the smallest of the VX9 range aimed at younger riders with chromoly low rise bars at 58cm high and 53cm across. (23" by 25")

Grips - soft mixed grips. They look cool with a two-tone colour scheme which matches the design on the rest of the scooter.

Deck - heat-treated and fluted - 4 inches across - 19.5inches long. There are inserts on the deck which helps makes the deck a lot lighter than previous models (about 20% lighter than before). Grip tape is high quality

Weight - the scooter's weight is 3.16kg so really is light.

Wheels - the two-tone wheels look exceptionally cool. They are 110mm hollow corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings

Brake and clamp - a nylon brake and a standard double clamp.

Madd Gear VX9 Team

A step up from the Pro scooter is the VX9 Team scooter. It's recommended for riders from aged 8 and up or with a height of 4 feet and above. Like the Pro scooter, the Team is amazingly light (nearly 10% lighter than it's predecessor). There's' 8 different colours to choose from so a look to suit everyone.

Weight - 3.41kg - a light scooter for a much speedier ride which offers more control.

Bars - steel Chromoly bars which measure 25" tall and 23" across. (63cm by 58cm) They are strong and light.

Deck - 4.5" across and 19.5" in length. Slightly wider than standard which offers more stability.

Wheels - durable 120mm corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings, giving a fast, smooth ride.

Summary - this is an awesome scooter which is suitable for kids aged 8 and up who are serious about improving their skills at the skatepark.

 

MGP VX9 Team Edition Neo X Stunt Scooter

If you want to stand out from the crowd, than the two tone design of the Team Neo scooter could be the choice for you.

MGP VX9 Pendulum


The Pendulum is a new edition to the MGP VX9 range in 2019 which has been designed for the street rider. It's recommended for kids aged 10 and up or for riders over 4 feet and 6 inches tall.

It's an MFX inspired scooter for the streets and the specifications reflect this.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 4.29kg which is slighly heavier than the other scooters in the VX9 range but street scooters tend to be slightly heavier and stronger.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across.

✔️ Deck - the deck is strong. It's 21.5 inches long and 5 inches wide. The scooters's deck is sized for the streets. Scooters for the street have slightly wider decks than scooters aimed for the skate park. This is because, it's more comfortable to ride a wider deck on the streets, whereas lighter and smaller decks are better for doing whips and other tricks at the park.

The strong deck is heat treated and fluted with a box size which again is perfect for the streets.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

MGP VX9 Extreme Scooter


Aimed at the skate park rider from ages 12 and up, the extreme is super lightweight making it perfect for all serious skate park riders.

✔️ Bars - Standard MGP Chromoly handlebars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. They have soft TPR swirl grind grips which match the look, design and colours of the scooter.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm alloy core, ABEC 11 high speed bearings.

✔️ Weighs - 9.3% lighter than last year making your arial trips, whips and tricks even easier.

✔️ Deck - Fluted and heat treated. 19.5 inches by 4.5 inches. The MGP team have also produced a version of the extreme with a slightly larger deck at 4.8" wide and 20 inches long to accomodate for the preference of different riders.

MGP VX9 Nitro



The Nitro is a stunt scooter perfect for the skate park aimed at kids aged 12 and up.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 3.55kg making it one of lightest nitro scooter every produced by MGP.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. The bar style is straight across rather than the y shaped bars of the extreme scooter.

✔️ Deck - the deck is 20" long by 4.8"across.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

Top 7 Best JD Bug Scooter – Street, Stunt and Pro Scooter Reviews

Top 7 JD Bug Scooters - Kick, Stunt and Commuter Model Reviews

JD Bug have been a popular scooter brand with kids and adults in the UK for many years.

JD Bug produce some of the most well designed, durable and well though out scooters available on the market today. Their kick scooters in particular are a grade above the rest. They tend to be very lightweight, speedy, easily foldable and strong but available at very competitive, affordable prices. There is little to compare them with in the same price range.

There are quite a few JD Bug scooters available with models availabe for kids, teens and adults. They include kick scooters, stunt scooters and commuter models.

Check out the top JD Bug scooters below.

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

The Junior street scooter is a smaller kick scooter which has been thoughtfully designed for kids aged between 4 and 8. It's the most affordable stunt scooter that JD Bug do so is an excellent choice for the youngest child. Here are some of plus points:

✔️ Super lightweight - at just 2.3kg, this is one of the lightest 2 wheels scooters on the market. As it's so light, it makes it a breeze for younger children to learn to scoot on a 2 wheeler and is easy for them to control and manoeuvre. As it's so small and light, it's no problem to put in the boot of a car and take it with you wherever you want to go. Even take it on holiday. It's very light for parents to carry when needed too.

✔️ Small Footplate for smaller feet - the footplate is smaller than a standard scooter footplate at just 44cm in length by 9cm in width. A smaller footplate is again a lot easier for little kids to control.

✔️ Wheels - there is a 120mm wheel on the front which gives the scooter some extra power up front, making it easier for little kids to get places. The 86 A durometer PU wheels offer a smooth ride and are speedy too.

✔️ Height adjustable - the handlebar can be adjusted between 63cm to 84.5cm which is quite a range. The scooter really does grow with your child and will last them a few years if you buy it when they are young.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds when you need to store it somewhere compact or for carrying.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter

A step up from the Junior scooter is the original street scooter. This scooter is aimed at 6 plus years but the height adjustable handlebar goes right up to 94cm which means there is no reason that younger teens shouldn't be able to use this scooter.

✔️ Built in Shoulder Strap - the shoulder strap is quite unique to JD bug scooters but super useful. As the scooter is very light, it makes it easy to carry when needed. You could even take it onto public transport very quickly and easily without obstructing anybody.

✔️ Light - like all JD bug street scooters, this original is very light. It weighs just 2.8kg making it one of the lightest scooters for school age kids and teens out there. This makes the scooter ideal for travel.

✔️ Height adjustable - this scooter has an impressive height range with a miniumum height of 63cm and a maximum height of 95cm. The height range will suit kids of all ages so it really can last years.

✔️ Foldable - like most kick scooters, the scooter is quick and easy to fold.  The folded dimensions are 65cm by 19cm by 11cm so this scooter could fit in a bag or luggage of the appropriate size if needed. It could also fit under a school desk.

✔️ Wheels - the high quality 100mm 86a PU wheels give a super smooth ride.

JD Bug MS 120 Street Scooter

The MS120 Street scooter is similar to the orginal street scooter with two main differences:

✔️ Wheels - The wheels are slightly bigger at 120mm. Bigger wheels can be advantageous as they will go faster and get you where you need to be more quickly. The downside is that bigger wheels can add more weight to a scooter. However, they MS120 compensates for this by having a handlebar which doesn't adjust quite so high, so the weight of this scooter is actually slightly lighter than the original but the handlebar doesn't adjust as high.

✔️ Handlebar - The handlebar adjust from a miniumum of 64cm to a maximum of 87cm, so there is not quite as much growing room on this one as on the original street scooter.

 

JD Bug Street Pro Scooter


This is an excellent recreational kick scooter which has excellent build quality and is super value at an excellent price point. If you are buying a kick scooter for a child or teen, this should definitely be in your list of ones to consider. Like all JD Bugs it has some brilliant features:

✔️ Wheels - the scooter features 100mm / 90A  wheels with black strengthened hubs. The 90A measurement refers to the durometer (or hardness) of the wheels. The durometer measurement on scooter wheels is always a number followed by an A. On scooter wheels you will normally see a number between 84A and 90A. The higher the number the more hardwearing the wheels are. The lower the number the softer the wheels. Harder wheels are more durable and generally faster, whereas the softer wheels absorb some more of the shocks from the road. So, the 90A durometer wheels on this scooter are extremely durable and will last. They will also give a speedy ride.  Reviewers report the wheels give a quiet and smooth ride

✔️ Light - approximately 3kg, easy to carry and transport.

✔️ Height Adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm all the way up to 97cm. This is quite tall - even adults can adjust the scooter for their own use. So there is tons of growing room and this is a great choice of kick scooter for teens (unless they would prefer a model with bigger wheels)

✔️ Strong - everything about this scooter has been designed to be strong, durable and to last. The scooter has been upgraded from previous models to include  black double collar clamps and a reinforced fork (JD Bug pro series fixed fork). It's been constructed from aircraft grade aluminium so it's frame is strong but light.

✔️ Other Features - it's foldable, fully foldable handlebars and a removable carry strap - so it's super portable. It also features a spring loaded brake. The scooter has also been awarded several safety awards, it's simply one of the safest folding scooters in Europe.

✔️ Verdict - this is an excellent kick scooter with no much else that compares with it in it's price range. The only reason to get something different is if you would prefer a scooter with bigger wheels or need a stunt scooter as the scooter is not designed for use at the skate park.

 

JD Bug Novato Pro Stunt Scooter

JD Bug have a lot of stunt scooters perfect for beginners and entry level riders. The Novato Pro Stunt scooter is one of their excellent entry level range. It's the ideal option for kids who want to try out a few tricks on the street or at the skate park.

✔️ Bars - one piece t bar measuring 79cm in height by 46cm in width.

✔️ Wheels - the wheels are 100mm with a resin core. This resin core is okay for an entry level scooter but intermediate riders would want a stunt scooter with an alloy core.

✔️ Weighs - just 3.2kg which is very light for a stunt scooter, perfect for younger kids to manoeuvre.

✔️ Deck - a lightweight alloy deck measuring 48.5cm by 10cm which is a nice size for beginners. A fully printed anti-slip grip tape covers the deck.

✔️ Fork - a threaded steel fork for maximum strength.

Verdict - a nice strong but light scooter perfect for younger kids doing entry level stunts.

JD Bug Pro Stunt Scooter

 

The JD Bug Pro xtreme t is a good entry level / beginner scooter aimed at the 8 plus age group.

✔️ Design - it has an aircraft grade aluminium frame, meaning that it's strong but lightweight and it has a threaded steel fork for maximum strength. This is a strong scooter for beginner level stunts at the skate  park.

✔️ Wheels - it features 120mm wheels with a resin core, which is a good entry level scooter wheel. The 120mm wheels are bigger than the standard 100mm wheels. Many stunt scooter riders prefer bigger wheels as they are faster but it comes down to a rider preference. Bigger wheels also get you from a to b more speedily, so fab for a kick scooter as well.

✔️ Scooter Dimensions - the scooter is 80cm high by with a bar width of 46cm. Ideally stunt scooters sit a bit lower than a kick scooter would with the handlbars ideally coming to around hip height.
 

JD Bug Series 200 Commuter Scooter

This is an impressive commuer scooter, great for the school run or commutes to and from work. Quick, speedy, comfortable to ride and easy to fold up to take on public transport. All this at an affordable price. There are not many comparable commuter scooters in this price bracket.

✔️ Wheels - the big 200mm 85a PU wheels with ABEC 9 rated bearings will give you a super quick, smooth and effortless roll from a to b. Bigger wheels are advantageous on commuter scooters as they will always give you the fastest ride from a to b with fewer kicks. Therefore the rider doesn't have to expend as much energy on their commute.

✔️ Comfortable To Ride - the scooter has a low footplate which is one of the most important features on a commuter scooter because it makes it more comfortable to ride.

✔️ Height Adjustable Handlebar - the handelbar adjusts from 74cm to 106cm so it can be adjusted to the ideal height for adults of all sizes as long as they are under the maximum weight limit of 100kg.

✔️Folds quickly and easily - there is a single lever that folds the scooter, making folding a breeze. Very convenient for taking on and off public transport.

✔️ Weight - it weighs just over 4.5kg which is very comparable to similar commuter scooters. Light enough to carry when needed such on and off the bus or train.

Verdict - this an solid, durable and well designed commuter scooter for teens and adults.

 

Hudora Vs Razor [Big Wheel Scooter Comparisons]

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Hudora Vs Razor Big Wheel Scooters


Hudora (scooter brand in Germany) and Razor (scooter brand in US) are both well know brands of scooter and in this article we compare their big wheel scooters.

Both Razor and Hudora make more than one scooter with big wheels so in this article we have compared the following scooters which have competing features:

Hudora 205 vs Razor A5 Lux

Hudora 230 Vs Razor A6

Hudora Air Vs Razor Air

Hudora 205 vs Razor A5 Lux

FeatureHudora 205Razor A5
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Handlebars (height adjustment)79cm to 104cm75 - 97 cm
Wheels205mm
polyurethane
87a durometer
200mm
polyurethane
Deck Size33cm x 11.5cm32cm x10.5cm
Scooter Weight4.7kg4.2kg
Max Rider Weight100kg
15.7stone
90kg
14.1stone
FoldableYesYes
Folded dimensions98cm x 11.5 cm x 25.5cm78cm x 12cm x 31cm
BrakeRear Friction BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5ABEC-5
Deck Height
(from ground)
8cm6cm
Other FeaturesCarry Strap
Kickstand
Kickstand

Pros of the Hudora 205 Big Wheel Scooter

Plus Points

Taller and Heavier Rider - This is a good choice for the taller rider as the handlebars extends all the way up to 104cm as opposed to Razor's 97cm top height. It also has a max rider weight of 100kg (15.7 stone).

Carry Strap - the carry strap can be extremely useful when you want to carry the scooter on and off public tranport or perhaps up a steep hill.

Pros of the Razor A5 Lux

Plus Points

Low Deck - The A5 Lux has a lower deck to the ground at 6cm between the ground and the deck (as opposed to 8cm on the Hudora). This can be quite advantageous as a lower deck tends to offer a comfortable ride. A lower deck means that your pushing leg has less to drop when pushing against the ground. The more it has to drop, the more your leg has to bend  which means more work.

Reviews - Over on amazon.com this scooter has thousands of positive reviews which are worth checking out.

Hudora 230 Vs Razor A6

FeatureHudora 230Razor A6
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Handlebars (height adjustment)88cm to 106.5cmUp to 106.7cm
Wheels230mm front wheel
205mm rear wheel
polyurethane

254mm
polyurethane
Deck Size44cm x 14cm34cm (l)
Scooter Weight5.2kg5kg
Max Rider Weight120kg
18.8stone
100kg
17.5 stone
FoldableYesYes
BrakeRear Wheel Friction BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5ABEC-5
Deck Height
(from ground)
11cm (approx)6cm
Other FeaturesCarry Strap
Kickstand
Kickstand

Pros of the Hudora 230 Adult Scooter


Plus Points

For The Heavier and Taller Rider - This is a good choice for the heavier rider weight of 120kg (18.8 stone). The handlebar also extends up to 106.5cm so it's a good choice for taller riders too.

Bigger Footplate - the footplate is 44cm long compared to 34cm in the Razor. The width is 14cm. This means the Hudora will accommodate bigger feet much more easily.

Carry Strap - the carry strap can be extremely useful when you want to carry the scooter on and off public tranport or perhaps up a steep hill.

Hudora - Hudora is an establised brand in Germany of (designer and maker of scooters).

Pros of the Razor A6

Plus Points

Bigger wheels - the Razor A6 has very big wheels. The bigger wheels at 254mm (10 inches) will take riders further much more quickly and effortlessly. Bigger wheels also offer a more smooth and comfortable ride as bigger wheels absorb vibrations and shocks from the bumps in the pavement much more easily.

Extra high handlebar  - the handlbar adjusts all thw way up to 106.7cm meaning that it makes a good choice for taller riders who are under the 100kg weight limit.

Low Deck - Like the A5 Lux, the Razor A6 has a lower deck to the ground at 6cm between the ground and the deck. It's much more comfortable to ride a scooter with a lower deck because the leg which pushes has to bend less.

Razor - is an establised brand in the US of (designer and maker of scooters). Over on amazon.com this scooter has thousands of positive reviews which are worth checking out.

Hudora City Scooter Vs Razor A5 Air Commuter

FeatureHudora City Scooter
With Pneumatic Tyres
Razor A5 Air
Commuter Scooter
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Handlebars (height adjustment)85cm to 105cmAdjustable
Wheels230mm
pneumatic

200m
pneumatic
Scooter Weight6.7kg5.6kg
Max Rider Weight120kg
18.8stone
100kg
17.5 stone
FoldableYesYes
BrakeDual brakes
(front and rear)
Rear Fender Brake
Other FeaturesKickstand
Kickstand

Pros of the Hudora City Big Wheel Air Scooter



Plus Points

For The Heavier and Taller Rider -  Like the other Hudora scooters, this is another great option for the heavier and taller scooter rider. The maximum load capacity  is 120kg (18.8 stone). The handlebar extends up to 105cm, not quite as far as on the other models but still very high so it's a good choice for taller riders too.

Dual Brakes - this has a front handbrake, which is a very nice option, often only find on higher end scooters. The rear foot brake is still there too.

Wheels - at 23omm the wheels are bigger than on the Razor Air A5, meaning they will get you further faster.

Hudora - Hudora is an establised brand in Germany of (designer and maker of scooters).

Pros of the Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter

Plus Points

Low Deck - like all the other Razor scooters in this article, the Razor A5 commuter scooter has a deck which is very low to the ground. This is generally good as it means that your pushing leg has to bend less to push you along meaning a more comfortable ride. It will make kicks easier and riding long distances a lot less tiring. Some people have criticised the Razor for having too low a deck clearance but a higher deck will be more tiring to ride. So it's a personal decision but if definitely don't exceed the weight limit on this one.

Razor - is an establised brand in the US of (designer and maker of scooters). Over on amazon.com this scooter has thousands of positive reviews which are worth checking out.

Scooters for Heavier Adults




10 Top Kick Scooters for Adults Over 100kg  or 15.7 Stone

 

Many scooters have a weight limit of 100kg (15.7 stone). However as scooters are becoming more and more popular as a method of commuting, there is an increased demand for scooters for adults who weigh more than this.

This article has lots of suggestions of scooters with a load capacity ranging from 120kg to 150kg to a whopping 363kg in weight. They accommodate different budgets ranging from the crème de la crème to more affordable options.

Some of the scooters feature pneumatic (air filled) tyres and others have urethane tyres.

Scooter Rider Weight
SwiftyOne MK3
Holds up to 150kg (330lbs or 23.5 stone)
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Swifty Air MK2 Dirt
Holds up to 150kg (3301bs or 23.5 stone)
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Hudora Big Wheel 230
Holds Up to 120kg ( 264Ibs, 18.8 stone)
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Hudora Air Scooter
Holds up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone)
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Xootr MG

Holds up to 363kg (80lbs, 57 stone)
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Yedoo Friday
Holds up to 150kg (330lbs or 23.5 stone)
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Yedoo City
Holds up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone)
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Xootr Cruz Ultra

Holds up to 363kg (80lbs, 57 stone)
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Kickbike Scooter City G4
Holds up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone)
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Kickbike Scooter City G4
Holds up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone)
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SwiftyONE MK3

Who's the SwiftyONE MK3 Good For and Why?

The SwiftyONE MK3 is a high quality commuter scooter very much designed for adults who want to get from a to b quickly. It makes a great alternative to a bike.

Key Features

The large wheels with high pressured pneumatic tyres give a speedy and comfortable ride. At 1.3m by 55cm, the scooter is like a bike in stature, large enough to get you where you want to quickly. But it also can be folded down compactly (1.06m by 16cm)making it easy to fit on a luggage compartment on a train, in a hallway at work or home or wherever you want to store it.

Wheels - larger wheels on scooter will get you faster, further with less effort and there aren't many scooters with wheels as big as the swifty. The 16 inch (305mm) wheelsets offer optimum comfort, speed and stability. The air filled tyres will offer comfort absorbing vibrations on even the most bumpy of urban terrain.

Frame Geometry - the frame has been designed to offer a comfortable upright, riding position so you will look good while scooting and more importantly will feel comfortable.

Rider height and weight - The max rider height is 6'2" (188cm) but there are riser bars available for 6'5" (195cm). It will accommodate riders up to 150kg.

Front and rear brakes - the scooter has both a handbrake and rear footbrake which you don't find on many commuter scooters.

Verdict - this is a excellent top of the range commuter scooter perfect for adults that are serious about their scooter rides.

Swifty MK2 Dirt

Who's the Swifty MK2 Dirt Good For and Why?

The Swifty MK2 Dirt is a dirt scooter, designed for off terrain adventures. It's brilliant for off-road trails, jumps and dirt riding. This scooter can be taken on any terrain. It's solid, durable and strong but also light enough to carry or to fit in the car.

Key Features

The large wheels with high pressured pneumatic tyres give a speedy and comfortable ride. At 1.3m by 55cm, the scooter is like a bike in stature, large enough to get you where you want to quickly. But it also can be folded down compactly (1.06m by 16cm)making it easy to fit on a luggage compartment on a train, in a hallway at work or home or wherever you want to store it.

Wheels - the wheels are 16 inch (305mm) and wrapped in Aresbikes A-class tyres. They features double wall rims,  strong and fast alloy hubs, sealed with cartridge bearings and 36 black, stainless steel spokes per wheel. These wheels are strong and fast and designed to take you anywhere.

Weight of Scooter - the scooter weighs 8.9kg. It tests riders carried their scooter up to peaks over their shoulder and rode down.

Where to take the Scooter - the scooter has been tested on iconic peaks such as in Snowdonia in Wales. It could also be used on canal paths, country paths or any countryside trails.

Rider height and weight - The max rider height is 6' (182cm) but there are riser bars available for 6'2" (188cm). It will accommodate riders up to 150kg (330lbs).

Front and rear brakes - the scooter has both a handbrake and rear footbrake.

Verdict - this is an scooter for adventures but it could also be used on a commute where traversing over rougher terrain is required.

Hudora Big Wheel 230

Who's the Hudora Big Wheel 230 Good For and Why?

The Hudora big wheel scooter has a large 230mm front wheel which will take you further more quickly. With it's big wheels, shoulder strap, reflectors on the the handlebar and deck and folding mechanism it makes a good commuter scooter for adults in an excellent price range. The height adjustable handlebar means it can also accommodate kids and teens as well as adults.

Key Features

The large wheels with high pressured pneumatic tyres give a speedy and comfortable ride. At 1.3m by 55cm, the scooter is like a bike in stature, large enough to get you where you want to quickly. But it also can be folded down compactly (1.06m by 16cm)making it easy to fit on a luggage compartment on a train, in a hallway at work or home or wherever you want to store it.

Wheels - the scooter features PU casted wheels which measure 230mm at the front and 205mm at the rear. It's powered from the front to go quickly.

Weight of Scooter - is 5.2kg which is fine to carry on and off public transport. The scooter has an adjustable shoulder strap and is foldable which makes it easy to carry when you need to.

Where to take the Scooter - the large urethane wheels mean the scooter is good for urban terrain such as concrete paths and pavements.

Rider height and weight - the handlebar can be adjusted from 88 to 106.5 cm so it's great for adults of all sizes including the taller rider. It will accommodate riders up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone).

Brakes - the scooter features a rear fiction brake.

Deck - the footplate is a good size for larger feet measuring 44cm by 14cm

Verdict - the hudora 230 is a fab scooter for urban commuters. It folds down quickly and with it's carry strap it's great to take on public transport when needed.

Yedoo Friday

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Who's the Yedoo Friday good for and why? 

With 16 inch wheels, handbrakes and air filled tyres, the Friday is good for commuting from a to b and  commuting around town. It offers a comfortable ride on the pavements with the ability to go on more uneven terrain during a commute if needed. It doesn't fold but weigh sunder 7kg, so is lighter than other similar scooters to pick up and carry when needed.

Wheels 

The 16 inch pnuematic tyres give a smooth and comfortable ride. The wheels have quick release levers, which means they can easily be taken off if you want to transport your scooter in a car or on public transport.

Rider Weight and Height

The scooter is suitable for people from 130cm and is aimed at 12 plus to adult. It has an adjustable handlebar from 90 to 100cm and the maximum load capacity is 150kg.

Other Features

The deck is 40cm in length. The scooter has a low ground clearance of between 6.7 to 8.7cm (this is how far you'll have to bend your scooting leg as you push along). The front handlebar brakes are comfortable and easy to use.

Verdict

This is a great scooter for getting around town, for the school commute or the commute to work. At 7kg, it's easy to lift and carry for shot amounts of time. It can be taken on public tranport, although  a scooter which folds down may be more convenient. The quick release levers on the wheels may help on public transport or to put in the boot of the car. It is more affordable than the swifty scooters, which could mean it's a winner.

Xootr MG

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Who's the Xootr MG Good For and Why?

The Xootr MG is another top of the range commuter scooter for adults. What's different about this scooter is that it's lightweight but strong. At 4.7kg it's one of the lightest on the market but it can accommodate riders of all weights.
The design of this scooter offers comfort and convenience with a wide deck and front handlebar brake. As it's lightweight and can be folded down very compactly it's a great one to take on public transport.

Key Features
It features a solid magnesium wide deck which is lightweight but strong. The wide deck makes this scooter comfortable to ride as you can rest both feet side by side. It's height adjustable, has 180mm wheels, can fold down very compactly and looks modern.

Wheels - the wheels measure 180mm and will give a quick commute without adding weight to the overall scooter. Bigger wheels will get you there quick but they will also be heavier to carry on public transport.

Deck  - the wooden deck offers flexibility meaning the Cruz is forgiving over road and pavement bumps and cracks such as postholes. The deck is wide (at 20cm (7.9") so you can cruise with your feet side by side.The length of the deck is 61cm (24").

Lightweight - the scooter is lightweight for a kick scooter for adults at just 4.7kg. This means it's easier to carry when you need to.

Rider height and weight - The scooter accomodates adults up to 6'7" and the load capacity is 800lbs (363kgs).

Front and rear brakes - the scooter has both a handbrake and rear footbrake which you don't find on many commuter scooters.

Verdict - this scooter is very strong and durable so can accommodate all riders but it is also lightweight enough to carry when needed. It is perfect for if you have to scooter and carry it on public transport.

Hudora 14005 205 Big Wheel Scooter

Who's the Hudora 14005 205 Big Wheel Scooter Good For and Why?

The Hudora 14005 205 Big Wheel Scooter has 205mm wheels equipped with pneumatic tyres so will offer a smooth, comfortable ride on adult commutes especially if you have to go over rougher terrain Pneuamtic tyres also offer more grip on wet surfaces so great when it's raining. The scooter has a height adjustable handlebar with a large height range it can also be used by older kids as well as adults.

Key Features

The 205mm wheels, height adjustable handlebar, carry strap, adjustable stand, pneumatic tyres make this a good all round commuter choice.

Handlebar - the handlebar can be adjusted from 85cm to 105cm so it is a good choice for even the tallest of riders but can be used by children as well.

Wheels - the scooter features 205mm wheels with pressured pneumatic tyres on alumnium rims and ABEC 5 bearings give a speedy and comfortable ride

Weight of Scooter - is about 5kg which is fine to carry on and off public transport. The scooter has an adjustable shoulder strap and is foldable which makes it easy to carry when you need to.

Where to take the Scooter - the large urethane wheels mean the scooter is good for urban terrain such as concrete paths and pavements.

Rider weight - It will accommodate riders up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone).

Brakes - the scooter features a rear fiction brake.

Other Features - a front and mudguard helps riders from getting dirty.  A kickstand will help you store it upright. A folding mechanism means it can be folded quickly and easily.

Verdict - the hudora 230 is a fab scooter for urban commuters who want pneumatic tyres to offer a bit more comfort on their ride and a bit more grip on slippery surfaces when it's raining.

Yedoo City

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Who's the Yedoo City good for and why?

This Yedoo city is exactly what it says, good for navigating the city. It's easy to control and can manoeuvre easily around corners and bends. It's also more affordable than the Yedoo Friday but can accomodate riders up to 120kg.

Wheels

The city is front powered with a 16 inch front wheel and a 12 inch rear wheel, making it easy to control around more crowded areas. The pneuatmic tyres will give a smooth and enjoyable ride. More grip when it's raining and in other less favorable conditions.

Riders

The smallest riders it can accomodate are 140cm and the youngest age recommendation is 12 years. The handlebar will extend from 92 to 102cm so it will be good for taller adults as well. The maximum weight capacity is 120kg.

Other Features

It has a kickstand, so you can sit back and enjoy a coffee outdoors and stand it next to you. Unfortunatley it isn't foldable. It weighs 9kg, so you can pick it up and carry when needed but it will get heavy quickly if carrying it for longer distances.

 

Kick Bike City G4 


Who's the Kick Bike City G4 Good For and Why?

The Kick Bike City G4 is perfect for adults between 150 to 190cm (4'11" to 6'3"). It's has big wheels so can pick up some speed when going downhill and on the flat. If you are going up a steep hill, it might be that you have to get off and push. The basket on the front makes it a good scooter for running errands, doing some light shopping but it also makes a great scooter for taking the energetic dog on a walk too.

Key Features

The 205mm wheels, height adjustable handlebar, carry strap, adjustable stand, pneumatic tyres make this a good all round commuter choice.

Handlebar - the handlebar is 102cm but the footboard and be adjusted slightly at either 7.5cm or 11cm.

Wheels - the scooter features a large 26" front and small 16 rear wheel for maximum freedom of movement very versatile handling. The large wheels can pick up some speed but they also offer stability when going quickly as well.

Weight of Scooter - is about 10kg. It's not foldable so not a great choice for taking on public transports.

Where to take the Scooter - the scooter is great for urbane environments.

Rider weight - It will accommodate riders up to 120kg (264lbs, 18.8 stone).

Comfortable to ride - Of the stem and a offset Handlebar allows a very relaxed riding position.

Verdict - the kickbike scooter can reach high speeds when needed but the smaller rear wheel means that it can be controlled around busier environments as well. It's a great choice for dog walking or running errands in the town or ciy. .




14 Best Scooters For Adults | Buying Guide and Recommendations




The Top 14 Adult Scooters - A Guide On Which One to Buy

Many adults ride scooters. They are great for commuting.  Avoid the traffic, travel through the park on the way to work, cut down on petrol and other travel costs, keep fit and do your bit for the environment too. Many scooters will fold on public transport.

They are also good for the school run and when you want to get out with your kids. Use them to scoot along with them at the park and be able to keep up.

But what should you look for when buying a scooter for an adult? Read on to find out as well as ten suggestions of great adult scooters.

✔️ Weight Limit - To ensure that the scooter is suitable for adult use, check the weight limit. Many scooters have a weight limit of 100kg (15.7 stone) or 120kg (18.8 stone).

JD Bug Street 200 Series Scooter

The JD Bug Street 200 series scooter is a good all rounder. It's on the lighter side and features a superior folding mechanism while sporting 200mm wheels that will give you a quick and smooth ride so perfect for commuting.

Design - ergonomically designed to help prevent unnecessary curvature of the spine, the scooter has a low footplate and a perfect height adjustable handlebar to ensure each ride is a comfortable one.

Scooter weight - the scooter weighs 4.5kg which is on the lighter side for an adult scooter

Height Adjustable Handlebar - the handlebar adjusts from 74cm to a maximum height of 106cm so it's one that can be used by children and adults.

Wheels - the 200mm 85a wheels with speed hubs and ABEC 9 rated bearings give a very smooth, speedy and comfortable ride.

Brake - it features a spring loaded, rear foot brake, (which also acts as a mudguard)

Deck - the aluminium footplate measures 50cm by 10cm so has plenty of space to accommodate the larger foot size.

Foldable - Superior folding mechanism that folds quickly and easily with a single lever perfect for hopping on or off public transport.

Folded dimensions - 76cm (L) x 12cm (W) x 25cm (H). The measurements are ideal for working out if it will fit under your desk.

Verdict - this scooter is a perfect for the school run but also awesome for the commute. It can be quickly folded and is lighter than similar models so easier to carry when needed.

✔️ Wheel Size - Standard scooters have a wheel size of around 98mm which is fine. However if you want the scooter for commuting or for going longer distances its best to look for a scooter with a bigger wheel. The larger the wheel the faster you will go and the less kicking you will need. So you will conserve energy and finish your journey quicker. So for commuting you can look at scooters from wheels ranging from 120mm to 230mm. The further you have to commute, the bigger wheels you should consider.

 The width of the wheels is also worth considering. The wider the wheel base the more stability the scooter offers at faster speeds. Look for wheel bases around 65 to 72cm  (25.5 to 28.5 inches).

Hudora GS 205 Big Wheel Scooter

This has a great adjustable handlebar range which means it can be used by both adults and kids. It's features include:

Wheels: the 87a PU wheels on this scooter are large at 205mm which makes is a good scooter for going longer distances.

Height adustable -it's handlebar can be height adjusted between 79 and 104cm which makes it easy to get it the perfect height.

Weight of scooter - it weighs 4.7kg. Not the lightest option but far from the heaviest. This weight should be fine for most people to fold and carry for a short while.

Foldable - the handlebar folds down.

Folded dimensions - 98cm (l), 11.5cm(w) and 25.5cm (h)

Brake - provides a rear friction brake.

Max rider weight - 100kg.

Additional features - it has a carry strap and a kick stand

Verdict - good value for money if you are buying on a budget and will be using it for light to medium use. The big wheels means that it's a great choice for commuting.

✔️ Cheaper vs Expensive Scooters - Sometimes a scooter looks really good on paper with all the features you could want but the price is low so it seems too good to be true. If you are buying a scooter on the lower price end, it may be that parts like the brakes wear out more quickly. It is worth reading several reviews to get a feel for whether the scooter will last. Of course it will also depend on how heavy the usage of the scooter is. A cheaper scooter will be fine for the odd outing but if you are commuting everyday it may be worth spending more to ensure your scooter will last. Reading reviews is a good way to get a feel if the scooter is for you.

Hudora City Scooter Big Wheel Pneumatic Tyres​



If you are considering going longer distances on  your scooter and / or over bumpier terrain you may want to consider a scooter with pnuematic tyres like the Hudora city scooter featured.

Wheels - 205mm wheels with pnuematic tyres. The tyres will offer a smooth comfortable ride. They are still best on flat surfaces but will go over and bumps, gravel, twigs etc on the path without you feeling the vibrations.

Scooter weight - the scooter weighs 5.6kg so it's not the lightest to carry onto public transport which may be worth bearing in mind.

Height adjustable - the handlebar is height adjustable from from 85 to 105cm.

Foldable - yes

Brakes -  The scooter features a big wheel air 205 dual brake.

Weight limit  - 120kg

Verdict - if ride comfort is your priority and you may be going over bumpier paths, than a scooter with pneumatic tyres is worth considering. This scooter may need a little extra push when getting going but the air filled tyres offer the same ride comfort as a bicycle.

✔️ Wheel durometer - If the scooter has PU wheels ou may also see a measurement which tells you the wheel durometer. This normally varies from around 75A to around 88A. The lower the measurement the softer the wheel. A softer wheel will give more comfort when riding but it will wear out more quickly.

Micro Flex Deluxe Adult Scooter

 

Micro scooters are well know for their excellent build and enginnering and the micro flex deluxe adult scooter is no exception.

Wheels- the 200mm wheels on this scooter are the biggest that Micro do meaning you can get around faster with less effort.

Deck - the deck is the unique selling point on this scooter. The name of the scooter (flex) comes from the ultra flexible deck which acts like a shock absorber, softening bumps along your ride ensuring that it's comfortable and smooth.  It's therefore a good scooter for riding over bumpy and uneven ground.

Built to last - what's really good about all micro scooters is that they are designed so that key parts of the scooter can be repaired and replaced. This means  the scooter can have a long lasting life and stay out of the landfill. If you are planning to use a scooter a lot, this may save you money in the long run as you can just replace parts instead of the whole scooter.

Height adjustable handlebar - The handlebar adjusts from 73-103cm.

Footplate size - measures 41cm by 12.7cm (quite wide for larger feet).

Maximum rider weight - 100gk (15 stone, 7lbs)

Weight of scooter  - the scooter weighs 4.7kg so pretty lightweight considering the large wheels

Foldable - yes

Folded dimensions - 73cm (l) x 12cm (w) x 33cm (h)

Kickstand - yes

Verdict - if you have a bit more in your budget and need a scooter with larger wheels to get you from a to b, then this is an excellent choice. ​

✔️ Handlebars - The handlebar should reach your waist for maximum comfort and efficiency. You can get adjustable handlebars so you can set the right height.

Electric scooter - E300



An electric scooter is another option to consider. The E300 is designed for teens and for adults.

Speed - the maximum speed on this scooter is 15mph. It doesn't have a variable speed. The max speed may be effected by factors such as how heavy the rider is and if they are going uphill.

Run time - up to 40 minutes of continuous use per charge.

Max rider weight - 100kg

Wheels - it features pneumatic tyres on the rear and front wheels.

Please note that technically, these aren't allowed to be driven on the pavement or public paths. So it may be one to use with the kids when on private land.

Verdict - a fun scooter which is designed so that adults and teens can have a go.

​✔️ Urethane wheels vs pneumatic (air-filled) tyres - You will see urethane or polyurethane (PU) wheels on many commuter scooters. Generally these type of wheels are fine on adult kick scooters as long as you don't intend to or go over bumpy uneven paths or off road or you want some extra grip on your ride. The great thing about urethane/polyurethane wheels is that they are puncture proof.

However, maybe you want to use your scooter to go over bumpier, rugged terrain or perhaps cobbles. Or you may want a wheel that absorbs the shocks and bumps from the road. In these cases, you may want to consider pneumatic tyres. Pneumatic tyres will also offer more grip on surfaces when it might get slippy due to the rain or frost.

The main advantage of pneumatic tyres is that they offer a smooth, comfortable ride even over uneven terrain such as bumps, twigs and lumps in the path much like a bicycle does. Pneumatic tyres will also wear down less quickly. The disadvantage is they add some weight to the scooter making it heavier to carry if you need to. Air filled tyres will also require more maintenance (punctures etc) and they tend to be more expensive. Which ones to get really very much depends on the rider and the surfaces it's used on.

Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter

The Razor A5 has been around for many years and has good reviews, so it's stood the test of time. Razor is a well known scooter brand and the scooter has all the features many adults want, big wheels, lightweight, easy to fold and low deck at an affordable price.

Wheels - features 200mm PU wheels

Max rider weight - 90kg or 14.1 stone.

Weight of scooter - this scooter is lightweight (only 4.1kg)

Handlebar - Easily adjustable handlebars include soft foam grips for enhanced comfort.

Foldable - Like most other scooters, it folds easily with its patented folding system.

Verdict - if you're looking for an affordable scooter from a well known brand the Razor A5 Lux is a good choice. Due to the 90k weight limit, there are better choices for taller and heavier riders. It may also be worth consdering the Razor A6 (featured below) as for a little bit more your budget you can get bigger wheels and an increased max rider weight. However the A6 is heavier to carry.

✔️ Height of Scooter Deck - a deck which is low to the ground is more comfortable to ride. The greater distance there is between the deck and the floor the more your legs have to bend when riding a scooter to push it along. So a low deck means you have to bend you legs less.

Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter




The Razor A5 commuter scooter is believe it or not a great choice built specifically for everyday commuting specifically for urban terrain. The air filled tyres give a comfortable ride over uneven terrain and will give more grip over wet and slippy surfaces. .

Wheels - as you would expect with a commuter scooter, the wheels measure 200mm. This will mean greater distances will be covered with less kicks and effort. The scooter has air filled tyres to add comfort to the ride.

Max weight - 100kg.

Height adjustable - The handlebar is height adjustable handlebar.

Scooter weight - 5.6kg, so on the heavier side which is to be expected due to the extra weight of the tyres.

Deck length - 34cm by 10cm

Verdict - a good option of commuter scooter if you are looking for a comfortable ride over more uneven terrain.

✔️ Budget - Consider how you will use the scooter when deciding how much to spend. If you're travelling shorter distances so your budget needn't be as big for those short trips out with the kids or to the shops. You will probably want a bigger budget if you're going to be using the scooter for commuting.

Razor A6 Scooter

The Razor A6 scooter is a particularly good choice for commuting as it has huge wheels (the biggest of all scooters on this page) so will take you further more quickly.  It has an extra high handlebar which also means it's a good pick for taller riders. The weight limit is 100kg about 15.7 stone.

Handlebar height - the adjustable handlebar can adjust to as high as 106.7cm which is the highest of all the scooters featured.

Wheels - the scooter has 254mm (10 inch) urethane wheels. A huge plus of this scooter is that the extra big wheels travel further and faster more effortlessly and offer a smooth comfortable ride.

Footplate - the length of the footplate is 34cm.

Weight - The maximum rider weight is 100kg and the weight of the scooter is 5kg. It isn't the lightest of scooters so it's probably not one you want to have to carry for long distances on a commute.

Anti-rattle folding mechanism - the folding mechanism doesn't rattle which adds to a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.

Kickstand - there is a useful kickstand which is great for storage.

Rear fender brake - the scooter features a rear fender brake for easy stopping power.

Age Recommendation -  8 years to adult (under 100kg)

Verdict - this scooter has huge wheels which will get your further faster. They wheels aren't pneumatic so are best suited to smooth surfaces such as pavements. The high handlebar and long footplate make this a good choice for taller adults and teens.

✔️ Suspension - Some scooters have suspension which is a spring like mechanism attached to the front and / or back of the scooter. The advantage of suspension is that it offers a really comfortable ride as it absorbs the shock from the bumps and cracks along the pavement and roads. The disadvantage is that it can add extra weight and cost to the scooter.

Should I get a scooter with suspension?
If the roads you are likely to be riding the scooter on are generally smooth, suspension is a nice to have but not a must. Bumpy roads may feel more comfortable to ride on if your scooter does have suspension.

Hudora Big Wheel Style 230 Scooter


The Hudora big wheel scooter has a large 230mm front wheel which will take you further more quickly. With it's big wheels, shoulder strap, reflectors on the the handlebar and deck and folding mechanism, it's an option to consider for the commute.

Wheels - the scooter features PU casted wheels which measure 230mm at the front and 205mm at the rear. It's powered from the front to go quickly.

Handlebar - the handlebar can be adjusted from 88 to 106.5 cm so it's great for adults of all sizes including the taller rider.

Footplate - the footplate is a good size for larger feet measuring 44cm by 14cm

Brake - the scooter features a rear fiction brake.

Maximum user weight is 120kg

Weight of scooter - is 5.2kg. The scooter has an adjustable shoulder strap and is foldable which makes it easy to carry when you need to. However, it isn't the lightest of scooters so it's not one you would want to carry for a long while.

Scooter dimensions - the scooter's length is 97cm and width is 44cm which will give you an idea of how much space is needed to store it.

Verdict - this is a good option to consider if you want to use the scooter for a short commute. The large wheels can pick up some speed. It can be easily folded and carried with the shoulder strap. There is also a kickstand to keep it upright when storing as well.

✔️ Bearings - You may see ABEC rating on scooter descriptions. Generally you will see ABEC 5 or ABEC 7 bearings. In theory the higher the number, the better the bearing. ABEC 7 bearings should have more precision and a lower rolling resistance/friction than ABEC 5 bearings meaning a faster, smoother wheel roll.

However, in practice there can be a big difference between the performance of two bearings that both have the same ABEC rating, so much so that some high quality ABEC 5 bearings have a better spin performance than ABEC 7 bearings.

Therefore it doesn't always pay to look at the ABEC bearings rating alone. Generally, higher priced and branded scooters often have the best quality bearings.

iScoot Ultimate X50

The iScoot is a good budget option of scooter with large 200mm wheels for a quick scoot. One massive plus point with the scooter is the 30 day money back guarantee so you can try it out and return in 30 days if you're not happy.

Wheels - it has 200mm x 24mm PU wheels which features a nylon core.

Maximum rider weight - is 100kg or 15.7 stone.

Dual front and rear suspensions - which really add to a comfortable ride even on bumpier paths.

Footplate - the footplate is sized between 46.5cm x 13.5cm.

Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights 89cm, 97cm and 105cm.

Foldable - the scooter features a one button easy folding system.

Additional features include a mud/ rain guard to keep the dirt and water off your trousers.

Verdict - this scooter offers a comfortable ride due to it's suspension. A good option to consider if you are on a budget.

✔️ Weight of Scooter - Another factor which may be important when choosing the best scooter for you is the weight of the scooter. For example, a lightweight scooter is easier to lift and carry on public transport. If a lightweight scooter is important to you it may be important to compromise on some of the features that add weight to a scooter. For example, the bigger the wheel the more weight it will add to the scooter although it will go quicker. Adjustable handlebars and folding mechanism can also add weight to the scooter.

It may be worth compromising on some of the features or spending a bit more money to get a lighter scooter if this is an important feature.

Good For the School Run - Micro Scooter

This scooter is a good all rounder. It's a great choice for scooting with the kids, on the school run or short commutes to work. Here is a round up of the features:

Wheels - It's 87a 145mm PU wheels are larger than average size and add the comfort of the ride. Yet they are not so big that they add too much to the weight of the scooter. If you are looking for a scooter to do longer commutes, this is not the best option (go for one with larger wheels to get you further faster). For short distances this is great.

Height adjustable - the handlebar is height adjustable with the max height being 92cm. ​

Weight of scooter  - it weighs 4.23kg. This is lightweight for an adult scooter so it should be easy just to put away in the cupboard when finished.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable, making it easy to store and transport when needed.

Deck size - it has a deck length of 33cm by 13cm.

Max rider weight - is 100kg

Verdict  - this is a the lightest adults scooter featured, so easier to carry when needed.  It's a good option for short journeys and for getting out and about with the kids. For longer distances, go for a scooter with a bigger wheel.

✔️ Deck size - The deck or footplate size on scooters vary considerably. If you have a larger foot, it is best to get a longer and wider deck size for obvious reasons. Larger deck sizes can also be more comfortable because you can change foot position or move your weight around more easily when scooting. A longer deck also generally means a longer wheel base. A longer wheel base has many advantages including a more stable, efficient, less bumpy and comfortable ride. A longer wheel base will also roll in a straight line more efficiently making it a good choice for longer commutes.

The disadvantage of a larger deck size is that it adds weight to the scooter making it heavier. It will also need a bit more leg power to start it up and slow it down. The smaller the deck, the less weight it adds to the scooter so it will be lighter to carry. So the best advice is to go for the deck size appropriate to your foot size.

Micro Suspension Scooter

If a luxurious, smooth and comfortable ride is a top priority, the micro suspension scooter will give you just that. The built in suspension irons out bumps along the way.

Wheels - 200mm wheels will provide the rider with a quick, speedy ride.

Suspension - the suspension is provided front and back; vertically from the front wheel and horizontally from the rear wheel, below the deck. This means scooting becomes altogether smoother and more comfortable, whatever surfaces you may encounter en route. Having said this, it won't make rough ground easier to scoot over, it will just absorb the shocks from the paths along the way so you don't feel them.

Weight 0f Scooter - at 6.4kg this scooter is significantly heavier than other scooters. This is pay off for the suspension so it may be a black mark if you have to carry this scooter for long distances (although it should still be fine for lifting on and off public transport). If it's just to get from a to b, the smoothness of the ride will be worth the extra weight.

Foldable - the scooter is super efficient to fold. One quick release lever and a button to make the handle bar drop down. The folded dimensions are 80 x 40 x 31.

Handlebar height - adjusts from 84cm to 106cm so accommodates adult riders of all sizes.

Weight Limit - like many scooters it will support up to 100kg (15.7 stone)

Other features - a kickstand and soft handle grips to help filter out any vibration offer excellent finishing touches to this scooter.

Verdict - this is a top of the range scooter which offers a lovely smooth ride that few other scooters can rival. The price tag is on the steep side but like all other micro scooters, each key part on this scooter is easily fixable or replaceable meaning it could last for years and years to come.

✔️ Build quality - Scooters may have excellent features on paper, but this does not always translate as good build quality.
Branded scooters such as Micro have a reputation of being well designed, well made and having precision engineering so although branded scooters tend to more expensive, their build quality is generally better.

Lower quality scooters can have problems which may include rattling parts, parts becoming loose, paint chipping off and scooters breaking more easily. Often lower quality scooters don't have parts which are easily replaceable which means that they can be difficult to repair so a new scooter purchase is inevitable.

Spending less on a scooter is generally okay for occasional use but if you are looking to use the scooter heavily it may be worth spending a bit more to ensure a higher build quality.

Reading reviews is always a great way to determine any potential problems with a scooter.

WeSkate Adult Scooter With Dual Suspension

The Weskate adult scooter provides dual suspension for riders who don't want to blow the budget.

Height Adjustable Handlebar - there are 3 height adjustments from at 90cm, 95cm and 100cm. It will suit adults and children with a height range from around 120cm to 185cm in height (4 to 6 foot).

Foldable - it's easy to fold and the folded dimensions mesure 84cm(l), 38cm (w) and 25cm (h).

Suspension - the front & rear shock-absorbing system reduce vibration and make a smoother ride.

Weight - it weighs 6.12kg. It's heavier than most adult scooters due to the extra weight  from the suspension.  Not great if you have to lug it a long way but fine for most people to carry on and off public transport.

Weight Limit - there is a weight limit of 100kg.

Wheels - the scooter has 205mm PU wheels for a smooth and quick ride.

Deck- the deck is fairly long and wide measuring 46.5cm by 13.5cm.

Additional features - a carry strap is a useful addition to help carry it when needed.

Verdict - if you're on a tight budget but ant the advantages of having a scooter with suspension, this could be the scooter for you.

✔️ Mudguards - Another quality feature that you will find on my scooters (especially commuter scooters) are mudguards. Mudguards fit over the scooter wheels and help prevent splashes and mud from the wheels ending up on your leg or trousers.

Micro Downtown Scooter

Another top quality scooter by Micro is the Downtown scooter, this one features a handbrake, ultra wide handlebars, a kick to fold system

Kick to Fold System - this makes folding a breeze. Simply kick the folding block and the downtown folds instantly. It mkaes folding the scooter up for public transport super quick and easy.

Hand and foot brake - the handlebar mounted brake works just as a brake would on a bike, so is much more intuitive to use for many adults. There is also a rear foot brake if you prefer too.

Wheels - the 200mm wheels ensure a super smooth and quick ride.

Handlebars - the handlebars are ultra wide giving riders extra stablility. They are also adjustable from 82cm to 102cm.

Scooter Weight - the scooter is on the heavier side at 6kg.

Deck Size - the deck measure 35cm by 14 cm.

Verdict - this isn't a cheap scooter but it offers stability and useful extra features including a kick to fold system and a hand

✔️ Scooter Brands - there are many well known scooter brands. Here is a round up of a few to look out for:

Micro - Swiss designed and engineered scooters are renowned for their durability. Expertly crafted to be long lasting and robust every single Micro scooter undergoes a gauntlet of tests to ensure it can withstand the pressure a child or adult can throw at it.

Razor - Razor is a well known brand and US company which have been making kick scooter since 2000. According to their website Razor is the number 1 brand in wheeled action sports in the UK and globally.

Hudora - HUDORA is a German manufacturer for many outdoor activities and specialises in scooters and scooter spare parts.

JD Bug - JD bug is a German company that has been a popular brand of scooter in the UK for many years.

 

Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters – Buying Guide

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Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters - Buying Guide

Dirt scooters are an awesome addition to a scooter collection. They are different to kick or stunt scooters in that they are designed to be ridden off road on all kinds of different terrain. They can cover all kinds mud tracks, drops, grass and other terrain which would be inaccessble on a traditional scooter. This access to new terrain adds another fun factor to the scooting experience. Dirt scooters need to cope with the uneven terrain such as mud. Therefore they do tend to be heavier, stronger, with bigger wheels and tyres to absorb the off road shocks.

Older kids, teens and adults may also be keen to use dirt scooters on bmx trails and dirt tracks where they can try out jumps and high impact manoeuvres. They are amazing for adventurous kids who want to try out something fun, exciting and a bit different away from the skate park. It's important to choose the right scooter which is strong but lightweight to cope with the extra force required in landings.

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What to consider when buying an dirt scooter.

Like all scooters, there is much to consider when buying a dirt scooter. Some questions will be can the rider cope with the extra weight of a dirt scooter?

Age

If you are buying for a child, than the age, height and weight of the child you are buying for will be need to be taken into consideration. It is important the scooter is strong enough to withstand off road riding, however if it is too heavy, it may be difficult for younger and smaller kids to control. In this case you will need to look for a dirt scooter which is specifically made for the younger rider. They will be lighter and easier for them to use. Some dirt scooters will have a recommended age range.

Weight of the Scooter

Some dirt scooters can be very heavy. This is fine if you are an older, stronger rider. However, ulitmately you want the lightest dirt scooter that your budget can accommodate as lighter dirt scooters tend to be easier to control and nicer to ride. More expensive scooters tend to be made with stronger materials but are designed in such a way that they are more lightweight.

Wheels

The main difference between traditional scooters and all terrain scooters are the wheels. The wheels are bigger and will feature high pressure, all terrain tyres so they can cope with the rougher ground. Like car tyres, they will have different treads and patterns. The type of tread may offer increased traction when riding so is something to consider.  Look for a nobbly tyres which will offer increased traction.

Wheel size

The wheel size may be a factor you want to consider when choosing your scooter. Larger wheels offer smoother ride on some of the toughest terrains which is why generally dirt scooters all have a large sized wheels. If you want a little more control perhaps to do a few off road jumps and stunts (perhaps on a bmx trail), you may want to consider slightly smaller wheels.

Wheel Hubs

If you're looking to use a dirt scooter to do jumps, tricks and stunts along dirt and bmx trails it is important to look for a wheel that has a metal core to withstand the extra external force demanded when landing

Split Core Hubs

Split core hubs on dirt scooter wheels are something to look out for as it makes it easy to change the tyres. However, they do tend to be on more expensive models and are not a necessity.

Maximum Weight of Rider

Like all scooters there will be a maximum weight that the scooter can accommodate. This is important to note as you want to make sure a dirt scooter will last for a growing child. You also want to make sure that it will accommodate a teen or adult if that is what you want from the scooter. If possible get the lightest scooter that will accommodate your weight.

If you or your child is not very heavy, a scooter with a high maximum weight will normally be more expensive, heavier to ride and you won't need it, so look for something lighter. As well as the maximum rider weight you may also see a maximum rider weight for agressive riding which will be lower.

This is the maximum weight for a rider who may be riding the scooter down drops or jumping over earth mounds and the like. This is because the impact on the scooter will be greater when used for these kinds of activities.

Type of Terrain

Most dirt scooters can be ridden not only on uneven terrain but on pavement and smooth surfaces as well. However, they may take a little more effort to ride on smoother surfaces and won't be as quick. Some dirt scooters are designed to be super strong so that they are perfect for heavier rides who want to do jumps on BMX trails and the like.

If you have this in mind, make sure that the scooter will take your maximum weight when riding aggressively. Also look for a dirt scooter with a fully welded aluminium construction which is light enough to do tricks but strong enought to take the impact. It would be possible to get a scooter that could for the school run in the week and off road fun on the weekend. If this is the case look for one that is easy to ride on smoother surfaces like pavements as well as off road.

Handlebars

The handlebars should be at a comfortable height so it's easy to control the scooter. This tends to be around mid hip to waist height although some people do prefer them to sit lower. The handlebar will be fixed, not adustable. This is because the scooter needs to be strong, a foldable or adustable handlebar creates weak points.

Wider bars are generally preferred for any stunts and tricks you may want to do. Most handlebars will feature soft grips for comfort when bumping over the ground. All handlebars should feature Hidden Internal Compression.

You will see a y style handlebar or a straight handlebar. Either is fine and is a matter of preference.

Kick Stand

Not all dirt scooters features a kick stand and it shouldn't really be a deciding features but a kick stand is nice to have so you don't have to store it lying down.

Deck

The decks should offer superior grip. They will vary in length and width. Like all scooters a shorter deck is better for smaller riders. Choose the deck which is more comfortable for you. Ideally it should be strong and lightweight.

Brakes

Most scooters will features a spring brake so you can slow down. Look for one which is easy to change if you expect to use this scooter a lot.

Cost

Higher end scooters will tend to feature stronger and more durable parts and should in theory last longer. They may also feature stronger parts but be lighter which is always an advantage. The amount you pay will very much depend on how much you will use the scooter, your budget and what specifications are important to you.

Which Brand Should I Get?

Depsite being such a new innovation, there are now quite a few scooter manufacturers which make dirt scooters. Perhaps one of the most well known brands is Razor who makes the RDS (Razor Dirt Scooter). But there a variety of other brands including JD Bug, Osprey and Grit that also make them. The one to buy will depend on what specifications are important to you. Check out an option below.

​Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

The Osprey all terrain scooter is perfect for tackling dirt tracks and downhill runs.

Wheels and Tyres
The large (200mm) off road tyres are perfect for scrambling around off road. The nobbly tyres offer excellent traction. The wheels feature three piece CNC aluminium metal hubs which are strong to withstand high impact manoeuvres.

Handlebars and Deck
The chrome handlebars feature large rubber grips to keep you holding on and comfortable when riding. The hardwearing aluminium deck is designed to take the punishment of any flying rocks and gravel on dirt tracks.

Stopping Power and Terrain
The stainless steel rear brake is built to offer you durable and reliable stopping power whatever the terrain. ​If you're looking for something which is solely for off road use, might like to try out a few dirt tracks or bmx trails and maybe do a few jumps and tricks - this is an excellent choice.

Maximum Weight and Age Recommendation
The maximum user weight is 100kg and it's recommended for older kids through to adult.

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Brakes, Mudguard and Air Tyres

The Bikestar scooter is a good solid and study scooter choice for younger children (around 7 plus years) who want to go off road over grass, muddy paths and uneven terran. It's not a great choice for BMX trails and couldn't be used to do jumps, tricks or at the skate park because it's too heavy. But it's a good choice for an off road and on road kick scooter for kids age 7 plus.

Wheels, Weight, Brake and Steering

It features 12 inch (approx 300mm) wheels with pnematic tyres great for handling grass and rougher terrain. It weighs 7.2kg so is heavy so it's not a scooter you want to have to carry for long distances or do tricks or jumps with on dirt trails.

There's big and strong rear and front wheel handbrake. The steering bearings make sure the scooter is easy to steer

Two Bare Feet Dirt Scooter

The two bare feet dirt scooter is a mid range priced scooter which is a possible choice for the kid who wants to have a go at navigating a few dirt trails. If you are serious about the dirt tracks and doing tricks, go for a higher end scooter which will have metal wheel cores and other features to withstand jumps and trick. This scooter is a good choice for younger children and those who are just out beginning and want an introduction to off road scooting.

Wheels The wheels have 190mm x 40mm pneumatic off road tyres. The wheels aren't a knobbly as some other dirt scooters but they do offer grip and traction on a variety of surfaces.

Weight - It weighs 5.5kg so it's should be fine smaller kids to manoeuvre and control on off road terrain.

Age Recomendation - it's suitable for ages 7 plus and has a weight recommendation of 100kg. You can also buy this scooter on ebay.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

If budget isn't a problem, the Lucky dirt scooter is top of the range, extremely well designed and durable. This is an expensive dirt scooter, so what are you getting for your money? Well it's extremely strong while still being lightweight. If the kid you are buying for is serious about doing tricks and jumps on the bmx trails and dirt tracks, this will be an excellent scooter. And as a bonus it's a stylish too.

Construction - the bar is made of 4130 chromoly and TID welded so at 5.1kgs is extremely lightweight for a dirt scooter but super strong too.  It features a 5” wide x 25" long deck made from aircraft grade aluminum and robotic welded. The scooter has a total height of 97.5cm and the bars measure 58cm high and have a width of 58cm.The scooter features an SCS compression system which is the strongest compression system out there.

Brake - the brake uses 18 gauge spring steel. It's the perfect angle and comes with an anti-vibration pad which is brilliant if want a top of the range dirt scooter.

Grips - the scooter uses Lucky Vice Grips. They have been designed to be "super grippy" but are also super comfortable and durable. Fab when flying around over the mud.

Wheels - Lucky partnered with Kenda to add dirt-gripping 200mm wheels with strong aluminium cores which will have you flying down the dirt tracks.

Ascent Dirt Scooter


This is an excellent solid mid range budget dirt scooter perfect for kids scooting offroad. If you are serious about tricks, the Lucky dirt scooter or Osprey are probably better choices. But this is great for younger kids who want to try out some off road scooting, along grass and uneven terrain.

Wheels - Heavy duty nylon 2 piece wheel hubs, (not metal hubs so not the strongest for withstanding aggressive impact) The wheels are fitted with 200 x 50mm pneumatic tyres

Scooter Weight is approximately 5.8kg, not the lightest but should be fine for scooting along off road.

Full scooter height - it measures 83.8cm from top to bottom. It's recommended for kids (aged 7 and above) through to adults. Ideally the handlebar should come up to  between hip and waist height for better control.

Razor Pro RDS Stunt Scooter

Another great dirt scooter for kids, the Razor Pro RDS Stunt scooter is a strong dirt scooter (on the lighter side) which has wheels and tyres perfectly designed for tackling the dirt.

Wheels The scooter features 200mm pneumatic tyres with an aggressive tread pattern which are perfect dirt tracks. The wheels feature molded Nylon 6 (PA 6) hubs with 60 psi to help withstand the impact from jumps and bumps on dirt tracks.

Handlebars The handlebars are fixed riser Y-style handlebar, measuring 510mm (20") tall, 495mm (19.5") wide. They features soft rubber grips. Age Recommendation It's recommended for ages 10 plus to adults and has a maximum weight of  100kg (15.7 stone)

Frame and Weight It has a strong but lightweight frame made of aluminium. The scooter weights 5.2kg so is on the lighter side for a dirt scooter. The lighter weight and it's build and design make it good for use on BMX dirt trails (see the video below)