Micro Downtown Scooter Review

The Micro Downtown Scooter Review

The 2 wheel Micro Downtown scooter is designed to get around town and commute with ease. It's made by Micro which is a brand well known for it's iconic, award winning and precision engineered scooters. The perfect urban ride. An easy get around for busy people.

Who's It For?

The Micro Downtown Scooter is for teens or adults who want to commute to college / work or go further on their scooter. The 200mm wheels get you further, faster.

It's also good for adults who are new to scooters. The ultra-wide chopper style handlebars offer increased stability and control.

How Does It Feel To Ride?

The 200mm PU wheels on the scooter offer a quick, smooth and incredibly comfortable ride with minimum effort.

The extra wide handlebars (at 52cm) on the scooter offer stability and makes steering a breeze. If feeling sturdy and safe on a scooter is a priority for you, the Micro Downtown scooter is an excellent choice

For easy stopping, there is a handbrake - which may be a priority for many adults.  A handbrake is often more intuitive to use than a footbrake, especially for people who have been used to breaking on a bicycle. A gentle touch is all that's needed to bring the Downtown to a smooth stop.

A rear footbrake also comes as standard. The foot brake is really useful for quick stops.

The ground clearance of the scooter is just over 4cm. A low ground clearance is a real plus point as it means your kicking leg doesn't need to go down as far to push along. The low ground clearance makes it best for smooth pavements around the town and the city. If there are a lot of bumps, twigs, stones etc on your route there is a risk the scooter may scuff along the bottom, so a scooter with a higher deck clearance may be better for you.

The handlebars are height adjustable to any point between 82cm and 102cm. Easily adjust the handlebar to the optimum height for you. The right sized handlebar is especially important for a comfortable ride Too low and you will stoop. Too high and you will lose some control and manoeuvrability.

If you are a tall adult, there are scooters where the handlebar adjusts up to 106cm which may be more suitable.

 

See the Micro Downtown In Action

Weight Capacity

How Heavy is It and Can It Support My Weight? 

The weight limit on the scooter is 100kg or 15.7 stone. There are scooters for heavier riders if the weight capacity isn't enough.

Is It Foldable and Portable?

Can I carry it easily? 

The Micro Downtown scooter has an innovative kick-to-fold system, so it's easy to fold when you need to. When you have finished riding, the scooter stands on its own. Or just gently kick on the folding block and it folds down easily.

The folded dimensions are 83cm x 21cm x 52cm. The folded dimensions can be important if you're looking to fit the scooter under a desk at work or in another small space.

Watch to, stand kick and fold the Micro Downtown

The Downtown scooter weighs 6kg which will be fairly easy for the majority of adults to pick up and  carry on public transport, put in the boot of the car and store.  There are lighter scooters such as the JD Bug Street 200 series scooter (check out other scooters for adults) if 6kg sounds too much or you are likely to be carrying the scooter for a long distance or length of time.

Construction, Design and Durability

The Micro Downtown is constructed from aluminium which is lighweight but strong. It's a solid scooter. The deck measures 33cm(l) by 14cm(w). The footplate should be able to accomodate on foot flat.

Being made by Micro you can be reassured that the scooter has been well designed and constructed. The Swiss company places great emphasis on how their scooters are precision engineered and great attention to details is paramount.

Every Micro scooter has been built to last. Their parts are repairable and / or replaceable so the scooters should last a lifetime.

If you look after a Micro scooter you should be able to keep it out of the landfill, making the downtown a solid investment.

Overall Verdict

The Downtown is a robust, durable, well designed scooter that's ideal for commuting longer distances. Get further and faster with less effort.

The unique selling points of the Micro Downtown are the handbrake which are rare on kick scooters, the ultra-wide handlebars and the kick to fold system. If you are looking for any of these features on a scooter, it's well worth considering this scooter.

The scooter is an investment. You an easily replace the wheels or other parts that get worn out when needed, which will allow you to use the scooter for years to come.

If you are looking for a reliable, safe and comfortable scooter for a commute - this is an excellent choice.

Technical Specifications

FeatureMicro Downtown Scooter
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age RecommendationTeens and adults
HandlebarsFully height adjustable from 82cm to 102cm
Wheels200mm PU wheels
80 +/- 3, A Shore
Weight of scooter6kg
Max rider weight100kg
FoldableYes
BrakeHandbrake
A rear foot brake
Handlebar Width 52cm
Scooter Deck Length x Width 33cm x 14 cm
Scooter Folded Length x Width x Height 83 cm x 21 cm x 52 cm
Ground Clearance4cm
Scooter MaterialAluminium
Other featuresStands alone

The Best 3 Wheel Kick Scooters for Adults

The Best 3 Wheel Kick Scooters For Adults

 

Are you looking for the best 3 wheel kick scooters for adults? There are many reasons why adults want a 3 wheel scooter.  They are an eco-friendly way to get from a to b quickly. They offer stability when scooting - perfect for mornings when it's wet on the pavements. Less chance of losing your balance or skidding on slippery surfaces.

3 wheel scooters are also a good option for adults who want to start scooting for the first time or have mobility challenges.

Whatever the reason there are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a 3 wheel scooter for an adult.

1.) Weight capacity

It's essential to make sure the scooter can accommodate the weight of it's rider. There are 3 wheel scooters specifically designed for adults which have a weight capacity of 100kg and are featured in this article.

For smaller adults, particularly women who tend to be lighter - there is an option with a weight capacity of both 80kg.

2.) An adjustable handlebar with big enough height adjustment

Look for a handlebar which can be adjusted so that's it's an optimum height for riding. A handlebar which is too low means the rider will have bend over or stoop. This is very likely to result in a bad back.

The three wheel scooters designed for adults featured in this article have a maximum height of up to 103cm and this should be fine for adults of most heights. The tallest people might prefer a 2 wheel scooter with a higher handlebar but most adults will be okay with 103cm or less.

3.) Wheels

Most 3 wheel scooters have either 100mm or 120mm wheels. The bigger wheels are probably the better choice as bigger wheels will go faster and more quickly. They are also less likely to wear down as quickly. Most wheels are made of urethane which so no flat tyres or punctures. Urethane offers a smooth, fast and durable wheel.

The options for 3 wheel scooters that accommodate adult are currently limited. However, we have found 3 options to choose currently choose from.

The big scooter brand micro make two of them (the Micro Kickboard and the Micro Monster).

The third option (the LA sports scooter) is a well reviewed scooter over on amazon. It's competitive on price and is a good option for smaller adults.

Micro Original Kickboard Scooter

This is a foldable 3 wheel scooter aimed at kids and adults from aged 12 plus.

It has a weight capacity of 98kg (15 stone and 7 pounds).

It features a robust frame.

The deck is constructed from shock-absorbing, flexible, wood and fibreglass deck which ensures a smooth ride.

The scooter weighs 5kg and at it's easy to fold, it's perfect for taking on and off public transport or putting in the boot of a car.

The handlebar is adjustable from 71cm to 100cm so you can make sure it's the optimal height when navigating the streets.

The wheels are 120mm and the 3 wheels are perfect for teens and adults who want a stable ride.

The handlebar on this scooter is interchangeable. So you can use a traditional T-bar handle to give optimum control or surf pavements in style with the joystick handle.

To steer the scooter, lean in the intended direction of travel.

Micro Kickboard Monster

The Micro Monster is aimed at teens and adults from aged 12 plus.

It features three 120mm wheels which are extra wide so this scooter really does add extra stability.

Like the Micro kickboard (featured above) the Monster features an interchangeable joystick and T-bar handle allowing you to mix and match your scooting style. There is a T-bar handle for new riders who prefer the stability and a joystick handle for a fast, exhilarating “surf” like scoot.

The maximum rider weight is 100kg and the handlebar is adjustable from 69.5 to 102 cm.

The scooter folds with the folded dimensions measuring 75 x 32 x 18 cm. The weight of the scooter is 5.3kg.

 

La Sports V2 3 Three Wheel Tri Scooter

The LA sport scooter is an option to consider for smaller adults. It is predominately a kids scooter but it can also be used by adults who are under the weight capacity.

The weight capacity on the scooter is 80kg and the highest handlebar adjustment is 90cm.

Like the 3 wheel micro scooters (featured above) there is a lean to steer steering system. Riders must lean in the direction they want to travel.

The quick release T bar allows it to be folded easily especially for carrying or to put into the car. It's a folded dimension is 62 x 27.5 x 20.5cm.

The scooter weight just 3kg so is light to carry.

 

Other Options to 3 Wheel Scooters

There are other options to 3 wheel scooters.

Scooters for wet weather

If you are looking for a scooter to be more stable in wet weather, another option would be to go for a scooter with pnuematic tyres which will have more of a grip on the pavement. Although they are harder to manoeuvre uphills and tend to be heavier.

Scooter which feel stable

An option is to look for a scooter with a deck which is low to the ground. Also scooters with big wheels can offer the feeling of more stability.

Electric Seated Scooters

If you're looking for something which is easier to ride if you have mobility problems, consider an electric seated scooter.

Razor A5 Vs A6 – Compare Razor Big Wheel Scooters

Razor A5 vs A6 - Which Is the Best Scooter for You?

The Razor range of big wheel scooters are great for older kids, teens and adults. But it can be confusing as to what the exact differences between each scooter is and which is best. This article answers these questions and compares 3 scooters the Razor A5 Lux, the Razor A5 air and the Razor A6.

Comparison Table

FeatureRazor A5 LuxRazor A5 AirRazor A6
Scooter Pic
PriceCheck Price on amazonCheck Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Handlebars (height adjustment)75 - 97 cmAdjustableUp to 106.7cm
Wheels200mm
polyurethane
200m
pneumatic
254mm
polyurethane
Deck Size32cm x10.5cm34cm(l)34cm (l)
Scooter Weight4.2kg5.6kg5kg
Max Rider Weight90kg
14.1stone
100kg
17.5 stone
100kg
17.5 stone
FoldableYesYesYes
BrakeRear Fender BrakeRear Fender BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5ABEC-5ABEC-5
Deck Height
(from ground)
6cm6cm
Other FeaturesKickstandKickstandKickstand

 

The Razor A6 is the latest model of the scooter. But the A5 is still a good big wheel scooter if you prefer something lighter and smaller. And the A5 Air is a good option if you want air filled tyres.

Wheels

Pehaps the biggest differences between the three scooters are the wheels.

The A6 has the largest wheels at 254mm compared to the 200mm wheels on the A5 scooters. The bigger wheels are great for commuters and for scooting longer distances as they will get you up to speed more quickly. They will also get you further and faster while expending less effort. Of course, the downside of bigger wheels is that they add weight to the scooter and it makes it more bulkly when folded but we'll come onto this later.

The A5 air wheels offer another difference. They are air filled. The advantage of air filled/pneumatic wheels is that offer a more comfortable ride absorbing the bumps and shocks as you go along the pavement, making them a good choice if you're planning to scoot on more uneven terrain. They also offer more traction when it's raining or wet. The downsides are that they may need some maintenance such as making sure they are inflated correctly and dealing with punctures. They also add weight to the scooter.

Handlebar Height

The A5 scooters are smaller than the A6 scooter. The maximum height on the A5 handlebars is 97cm compared to 106.7cm on the Razor A6. This means that the Razor A6 is a much better choice for taller teens and adults as it has one of the tallest handlebars on a kick scooter.

Weight of Scooter

The A5 Lux scooter is the lightest of the scooters coming in at 4.2kg. This makes it easier to carry if you need to. Consider you may need or want to carry it more if you use public transport with the scooter or you will be using your scooter uphill.

The Razor A6 weighs 5kg , but the air tyres on the Razor A5 Lux make it the heaviest of all at 5.6kg

Anti - Rattle Technology

One of the criticisms of the A5 Lux is that it can sound noisy and rattly. Therefore Razor updated the a5 Air and A6 have with anti-rattle technology. The A5 Air and A6 feature patent-pending, anti-rattle handlebars and an anti-rattle folding mechanism which means there is a reduction of rattling when riding the scooter as compared to the A5 Luux. This can be a major consideration when choosing the scooter.

Other Considerations

The maximum rider weight on the A5 Lux is 90kg whereas it goes up to 100kg on both the A5 Air and A6.

All 3 scooter are foldable.

All 3 scooters have a kickstand so no worries there.

The Razor A6 tends to be the most expensive of all three scooters, with the A5 air coming in second and the A5 being the cheapest.

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

Pros
Great for older kids and teens
200mm big wheels give a quick, smooth ride. Much faster than scooter with smaller wheels.
On the lighter side for a big wheel scooter making it a good choice if you have to carry on short commutes

Cons

Can be a bit noisy / rattling when scooting

Razor A5 Air Scooter

Pros

Air filled tyres are good for bumpy terrain and absorbing shocks on surfaces such as cobbled streets
The tyres offer better traction on slippy or wet surfaces.
The extra long 34cm deck offers more foot room for riders with larger feet.
Features anti-rattle handlebars and folding system.

Cons
The air filled tyres can make it a lot slower than the urethane tyres on the A5 and A6
It's the heaviest of all 3 scooters making it harder to carry when you need to.

Razor A6 Scooter

Pros

The handlebars extend to a whopping 106cm making this an awesome option for taller riders. Fantastic if you're offer 6 foot.
The 230mm wheels are fantastic for commuting, offering the quickest ride of all 3 scooters with the least effort. It is extra zippy so perfect for getting to places quickly.
The anti rattle handlebar and folding mechansim means it offers a quieter ride than the A5 Lux scooter.
The extra long 34cm deck make it a good choice for longer feet.

Cons

It's heavier than other scooters as the bigger wheels add weight.
The rear brake isn't the best for stopping on a wet surface.

Excellent Video Comparison of Razor A5 Lux Vs A6

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.

 

JD Bug Pro Commute 185 Complete Scooter

The JD Bug 185 is another awesome option of commuter scooter. JD Bug believe it's the best commuter scooter they have ever designed. Why?

1.) It has a new dual Bearing System for a Faster, Longer, Smoother Ride
2.) It features a new sleek Design taken from our popular e-Scooter range.
3.) An integrated stand.

Other great features include:

✔️ It folds! A single lever mechanism makes it easy to fold.

✔️Big and fast wheels. 200mm 82a wheels with speed hubs and chrome Abec 5 bearings

✔️ Ergonomically designed. Reduces stress on the lower back when scooting.

✔️ Height adjustable handle bars. Ranging from 74cm to a maximum height of 106cm.

✔️ Other Cool Features. 100mm soft foam grips with bar ends, full grip tape, rear flex fender brake to bring you to slow and controlled stop.

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 | Reviews




The Top 14 Adult Scooters Reviews - 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 lots of suggestions of great adult scooters available in the UK (whether that be for commuters or scooting around the town, with the kids or at the park).

JD Bug Street 200 Series Scooter

The JD Bug Street 200 series scooter is an extremely good choice for commuting and is a perfect all rounder for adults.

It's super light for an adult scooter at just 4.5kg which makes carrying it a breeze when you need to. It's also easy to fold. The superior folding mechanism folds quickly and easily with a single lever perfect for hopping on or off public transport.

The 200mm 85a wheels with speed hubs and ABEC 9 rated bearings give a very smooth, speedy and comfortable ride also making it ideal for commuting.

The height adjustable handlebar (from 74cm to 106cm), allows adults and teens to adjust it to the optimum height for their comfort (not stooping or having to reach up too high). The low footplate means that you don't have to move your kicking leg too far to the ground as you push along, leading to a much more comfortable ride.  The scooter has been ergonomically designed to help prevent unnecessary curvature of the spine while riding.

The JD Bug features a spring loaded, rear foot brake, which also acts as a mudguard, to keep your trousers clean.

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

Finally when folded it's very compact with just 76cm in length, perfect for fitting underneath a desk. (folded dimensions = 760mm (L) x 120mm (W) x 250mm (H)

 

Pros - what we like

✔️  Easy folds and light to carry

✔️ Big height adjustment range - accommodates the smallest to the tallest riders

✔️ 200mm wheels offer a fast speedy ride for commuting

✔️Overall Verdict

This 200mm wheels on this scooter are perfect for the school run but also awesome for the commute. For the price tag, you get amazing bang for your buck! It can be quickly folded and is lighter than similar models so easy to carry on public transport.

 

Hudora GS 205 Big Wheel Scooter

If you're looking for an affordable scooter - this is an excellent choice. It has all the features needed for a quick commute without a huge price tag. It's also available in many different colors.

The high rebound 87a PU wheels with ABEC 5 bearings are a nice size for commuting at 205mm. Big wheels get you there faster and absorb the shocks from bumps and cracks on the pavement more easily.

The handlebar has a good height adjustment range between 79 and 104cm. It's also foldable so can be taken on public transport. The folded dimensions are 98cm (l), 11.5cm(w) and 25.5cm (h)

The Hudora is light at 4.7kg, so when folded should be fine for most people to carry. It also has a carry strap included for easy portability. And when you get to your destination, it's easily stored with a kick stand.

Pros - what we like

✔️Affordable

✔️A good all rounder (light, foldable and good handlebar adjustment)

✔️200mm wheels good for commuting short distances.

✔️Overall Verdict

Excellent value for money if you are buying on a budget and it's ideal for light to medium use. The big wheels means that it's a great choice for commuting.

 

Hudora City Scooter Big Wheel Pneumatic Tyres​



The pneumatic tyres on the Hudora City Scooter will offer more traction on wet/slippy surfaces and a more cushioned ride over bumpier terrain.

The 205mm wheels with pnuematic tyres 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.

Air filled tyres do tend to make the scooter a bit slower and more effort is required to get going. However, this is often outweighed by their cushioned performance on cobbles and other bumpy surfaces as well as the traction when it rains.

​The scooter weighs 5.6kg so it's not the lightest for carrying long distance but will be fine for most people to lift on and off public transport.  Scooters with air filled tyres are always going to weight more than their rubber wheeled counterparts.

The handlebar is height adjustable from from 85 to 105cm, so a good choice for taller people.

It's foldable and features a big wheel air 205 dual brake.

✔️Air filled tyres - better grip when it rains, cushioned ride

✔️High weight capacity (120kg)

✔️Hand brake for easy stopping

 

✔️Overall 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.

 

Micro Flex Deluxe Adult Scooter

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

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

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.

What's really good about all micro scooters is that they built to last. They're 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.

The height adjustable handlebar has a good height adjustment range from 73-103cm.

The footplate measures 33cm by 13.5cm.

Mirco excels at making light scooters and the deluxe flex is no exception weighing 4.7kg. It can be folded down to 73cm in length. The folded dimensions are 73cm (l) x 12cm (w) x 33cm (h).

And for easy storage there's a kickstand too.

Pros - what we like

✔️Flexible shock absorbing deck (great on bumpy paths)

✔️Built to last, parts can be easily repaired and replaced

✔️A very smooth, quiet ride

✔️ Looks stylish, respected brand.

 

✔️Overall Verdict

Do you want a scooter that is durable, ticks all the boxes for commuting and is well built by a respected brand? The Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter is an excellent choice.

 

Electric scooter - E300



If a fun factor and leisurely rides are important to you, consider the E300 electric scooter. Good for going to and from the local shop, short rides with the kids and fun around the neighbourhood.

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.

The maximum rider weight is 100kg, but bear in mind, heavier riders may find it harder to reach the top speed of 15mph.

It can run up to 40 minutes of continuous use per charge.

The scooter is heavy (23.67kg), so not one for carrying. It also doesn't fold.

The pneumatic tyres on the rear and front wheels offer a smooth cushioned ride.

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.

Pros - what we like

✔️ Speedy up to 15mph

✔️Up to 40 minutes of continuous use (about 10 miles in one charge)

✔️ Great for fun

✔️Overall Verdict

A fun electric scooter which is designed so that adults and teens can have a go. Perfect for trips around the neighbourhood.

 

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.

It's size makes it a good choice for smaller adults and teens.

It features 200mm PU wheels, offering a smooth ride on pavements.

The maximum rider weight is 90kg or 14.1 stone.

If you're looking for something super light, this is the lightest scooter featured on this page at only 4.1kg!

The easily adjustable handlebars include soft foam grips for enhanced comfort and it folds easily with its patented folding system.

✔️Light

✔️Respected brand

✔️Foldable, easy to carry

✔️Overall 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 considering 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.

 

Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter




The Razor A5 commuter scooter is another option with air filled tyres. The air filled tyres give a comfortable ride over uneven urban  terrain and will give more grip over wet and slippy surfaces. .

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 maximum rider weight is 100kg

The handlebar is height adjustable.

The scooter weighs 5.6kg, so on the heavier side which is to be expected due to the extra weight of the tyres.

The deck measures 34cm by 10cm.

One excellent feature of the Razor A5 commuter and other Razor scooters is that the decks are low to the ground. This can make them more comfortable to ride as you have to lower your kicking leg less distance to reach the floor to power along.

Pros - What We Like 

✔️ Air filled tyres - better on wet surfaces

✔️Respected brand

✔️

Built for everyday commuting

✔️Overall Verdict

A good option of commuter scooter if you are looking for a comfortable ride over more uneven terrain at an affordable price point.
 

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 tall riders. The weight limit is 100kg about 15.7 stone.

The adjustable handlebar can adjust to a whopping 106.7cm and the scooter can be folded down for easy portability

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.

The length of the footplate is 34cm.

The maximum rider weight is 100kg and the weight of the scooter is 5kg. The bigger wheels do add a bit to the weight of the scooter. It isn't the lightest of scooters but should be no problem for most people to take on public transport.

The anti-rattle folding mechanism is quiet which adds to a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.

There is a useful kickstand which is great for storage.

Finally there's a rear fender brake for easy stopping power.

Pros - what we like

✔️Big wheels for the quickest ride with less effort

✔️Tall handlebars for the tallest riders

✔️Great option for commuting

✔️Overall 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 make this a good choice for taller adults and teens.
 

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 excellent for the commute. It's larger size and bigger weight capacity also make it a good choice for the tall rider.

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.

The maximum user weight is 120kg which is larger than most standard scooters which generally is 100kg. The handlebar can be adjusted from 88 to 106.5 cm so it's great for adults of all sizes including the tall rider. Additionally he footplate is a good size for larger feet measuring 44cm by 14cm

The scooter features a rear fiction brake.

The scooter weight is 5.2kg. It 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.

Pros - What we like

✔️ Awesome for the larger rider with bigger weight capacity, tall handlebar and large footplate.

✔️ Big 230mm front wheel for a faster ride

✔️Excellent for a faster commute.

 

✔️Overall Verdict

This is a good option to consider if you want to use the scooter for commuting . 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.
 

iScoot Ultimate X50

The iScoot is a budget option of scooter with large 200mm wheels for a quick scoot. An affordable option if you just want to try out a scooter to see if you like it and actually use it.

The 200mm x 24mm PU wheels which features a nylon core.

Despite the low price tag, the scooter features dual front and rear suspension which adds to a comfortable ride even on bumpier paths.

The footplate is long and wide sized between 46.5cm x 13.5cm, so may be good for bigger feet.

The handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights 89cm, 97cm and 105cm.

The large footplate and high handlebar make it an option for taller riders with feet on the larger side.

The scooter features a one button easy folding system.

There's a mud/ rain guard to keep the dirt and water off your trousers.

Pros - what we like

✔️ Good for those on a budget

✔️ Front and rear suspension

✔️One button folding system

 

✔️Overall Verdict

This scooter offers a comfortable ride due to it's suspension. A good option to consider if you are on a budget or want to try out something affordable before committing to spending a lot of money.
 

Good For the School Run - Micro Speed Scooter

This scooter is a good all rounder, but best for smaller adults. A good option if you want smaller wheels. Ideal for Mums who want to scoot with the kids, on the school run or short commutes to work.

It's 87a 145mm PU wheels are smaller so they don't 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, .

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

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.

The scooter is foldable, making it easy to store and transport when needed. It's fairly compact when folded (dimensions 73cm x 12cm x 33cm)

It has a deck length of 33cm by 13cm.

Pros - what we like

✔️ Compact when folded

✔️Light

✔️Good option if you want smaller wheels

✔️Overall Verdict

This is one of 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.

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.

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

The suspension is a selling point on this scooter. It's 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.

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.

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 80cm x 40cm x 31cm

The handlebar adjusts from 84cm to a big 106cm so accommodates adult riders of all sizes including the tallest.

Like many scooters it will support up to 100kg (15.7 stone)A kickstand and soft handle grips to help filter out any vibration offer excellent finishing touches to this scooter.

Pros - what we like

✔️ The suspension - makes the ride super comfortable.

✔️ Handlebar adjusts up to 106cm for the tallest rider.

✔️ Easy one quick release leaver folding system.

 

✔️Overall 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.

WeSkate Adult Scooter With Dual Suspension

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

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).

It's easy to fold and the folded dimensions measure 84cm(l), 38cm (w) and 25cm (h).

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

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.

The scooter has 205mm PU wheels for a smooth and quick ride.

The deck is fairly long and wide measuring 46.5cm by 13.5cm.

A carry strap is a useful addition to help carry it when needed.

Pros - what we like

✔️Front and rear suspension

✔️Affordable

✔️ Carry strap

 

✔️Overall Verdict

If you're on a tight budget but want the advantages of having a scooter with suspension, this could be the scooter for you.

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

A kick to fold system this makes folding a breeze. Simply kick the folding block and the downtown folds instantly. It makes folding the scooter up for public transport super quick and easy.

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.

The 200mm wheels ensure a super smooth and quick ride.

The ultra wide handlebars give riders extra stability. They are also adjustable from 82cm to 102cm. The scooter is on the heavier side at 6kg.

The deck measure 35cm by 14 cm.

Pros - what we like

✔️A kick to fold system

✔️Handbrake

✔️Ultra wide handlebars for stability

✔️Overall Verdict

A well designed and constructed high quality scooter which offers extra stability, a handbrake and a unique kick to fold system. It's not the lightest but very robust for commuting. Read more about the Micro Downtown scooter here.

Adult Dirt Scooter

 

The Osprey dirt scooter is ideal for all terrains including dirt, grass, rough trail and trails. If your commute takes you off the beaten path, or you just want a scooter for some off road fun, this is the scooter for you.

The 200 x 50 mm off-road pneumatic tyres with 3-piece aluminium metal hubs are durable and maintain a strong grip, ideal for tackling tough terrain

The scooter is 93cm in height, aimed at teens and adults. The chrome handle bars with large rubber grips are ideal for traction when traversing tricky downhill slopes.

The hardy aluminium deck is designed to take the punishment of flying rocks and gravel on dirt tracks and the stainless steel rear brake is built to offer you durable and reliable stopping power in the most unforgiving off road conditions

It's worth noting the scooter is heavy and doesn't fold as it needs to be sturdy to withstand the impact from off road riding.

Pros - what we like

✔️Specialised tyres designed for riding off road and on dirt tracks and grass

✔️Solid and durable

✔️Can even be used for jumps

✔️Overall Verdict

An excellent scooter for any off road riding. Perfect for fun weekend use on bmx and dirt tracks but also idea if your commute features some tricky or rough terrain.

Frenzy 205mm Kaimana Folding Commuter Scooter

The cool blue and the dipped bars of the Frenzy commuter scooter look stylish (it also comes in grey too) but it also offers a comfortable ride and has everything you need in a scooter for commuting. It doesn't have the tallest of handlebars, so if you are a tall rider, there are better choices.

The wheels are perfectly sized 205mm 82A PU Cast Wheels

It has an adjustable handlebar between 86cm and 96cm. The handlebar features an anti-wobble top bar clamp. The natural rubber gum color bar grips add comfort when riding.

There is an easy fold system, awesome when you want to fold it down or take it on public transport

The scooter weighs 4.7kg which is fairly light.

It's fitted with a slick steel foot brake which sits neatly around the back wheel

Pros - what we like

✔️Stylish look

✔️Light

✔️Good all rounder for teens and smaller adults.

✔️Overall Verdict

a good option for smaller adults who want a stylish look. Light, good sized commuter wheels and easy fold system.

Micro Merlin Adult Electric Scooter

The Micro Merlin scooter has been well designed and engineered by Micro and it ticks lots of boxes. It's lightweight, foldable, has a long battery life and is quick to charge. There's much to like.

The scooter can travel up to 15 mph on one charge and it only takes three hours to charge up again.

There are four speed settings to suit every type of journey, making it a good choice for the commute or run around with the kids as well as ideal for a quick trip to the shop.

This scooter is impressively light at just 11kg, so possible to lift the Merlin on and off public transport. Compare that to the 23.4kg of the E300 Razor scooter and it shows you the difference there can be between two different makes of branded electric scooter.

The acceleration controls and brake are on the handlebar. There is also an LCD display which shows stats such as speed, distance covered, battery level and more.

The tyres are solid rubber so no worries about punctures. These wheels are best suited to flat, smooth pavements.

Pros - what we like

✔️ Light, can fold, take it on and off public transport

✔️4 speeds up to 15mph

✔️15mph on one charge 

✔️ A quick 3 hour charge time.

✔️Overall Verdict

The Merlin isn't cheap but you get amazing features on this electric scooter. Light, foldable, quick to charge, 4 speed settings, and a 15mph top speed - this is the perfect electric scooter for an easy commute.

Adult Scooters Buying Guide

★ 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).

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).

★ 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).

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ Handlebars

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

★ 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.

★ Deck Ground Clearance

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.

One thing to be wary off is if the deck is very low to the ground there is a danger the ground may scuff the bottom of the deck when it goes over bumps and objects on the way such as twigs and stones.

If you are likely to be using your scooter over smooth pavements and roads then it makes sense to keep with a deck which is low to the ground as you are unlikely to go over many bumps and cracks.

If your ride is likely to be more bumpy with more "obstacles" in your path a slightly higher deck may be better to avoid the scuffing!

Bear in mind that scooters with bigger wheels will require less kicks to build up some speed but smaller wheels will require more kicking.

 

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Electric Scooters Legal in the UK?

As the law stands it's currently illegal to drive electric scooters on the roads in the UK. Despite this, it's becoming more of a common site to see electric scooters on the streets of the cities and beyond.

Electric scooters are classed as Personal Electric Light Vehicles (PELVs). As such they aren't subject to road tax or registration so can't be used on the road. As they don't have pedals and have a motor they can't be used on cycle paths or on the pavement either.

The really good news is that the Government is looking at current legislation with a view to changing these laws. An initiative is set to launch this month (February 2020) with a goal to legalise electric scooters in the UK. The reason behind this is a move towards greener transportation.

It's likely that the electric scooters will be classed the same as bicycles and be allowed in cycle lanes. It isn't clear yet what kind of requirement scooters will have to meet (lights / reflectors / size of motor etc), what the speed limit will be (likely around 15 mph) and whether riders will have to wear a helmet. But the answers to these kind of questions should become clear soon.

How Fast Can You Go on a Kick Scooter? / What are the Top Speeds on a Scooter?

There is no one set answer to these questions. It will very much depend on a whole range of factors.

Firstly the scooter. As stated many times elsewhere in this article, scooters with bigger wheels will go further, faster. And less effort is required. So if you have a long commute, scooters with bigger wheels will get you there more quickly. Look for wheels between 200mm and 254mm. Urethane wheels are faster on smoother paths. Air filled wheels take more effort to push along but will be more efficient on uneven terrain.

Secondly, the pushing power of the person riding the scooter. Obviously a more powerful push for a taller, stronger, fitter person will make you go more quickly.

Thirdly the terrain. A smooth and comfortable pavement or path will mean a smoother and quicker ride. Downhill and flat is obviously easier to transverse than uphill.  And in a busy city with lots of people will mean you will have to go slower.

A better way to think about answering this question is to imagine you are going to walk the distance you want to scoot. You can get an estimate on google maps of how long it will take to walk the distance. Scooting should almost always at least half this time, but if you are quick and have a fast scooter you could get there three times as quickly (perhaps even quicker). According to micro scooters, the average person takes 20 minutes to walk a mile but just 6 minutes to walk it.

Should I Get a Kick Scooter or a Bike?

This will very much depend on the types of journeys you want to make.

Kick scooters are better for shorter journeys and rides where there may be people around. Many people prefer them to a bike for city commuting and they are also popular on a college campus.

Bikes are better if you have to go over rough terrain, up hill or have a longer journey. They are also better when it rains, unless you have a scooter with air filled tyres.

Kick scooters fold compactly for going on public transport so may be a better option if you have to take a bus or a train. Many kicks scooters fold down compactly and will easily fit under a desk at work.  They are normally light enough to carry when needed too.

Bikes are more efficient so it will take you less energy to pedal on a bike to work than push along with your foot on a scooter but for shorter commutes it is a good workout.

 

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.

Skip the buying guide and go straight to the top dirt scooter picks.

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.

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)