Razor S Sports Scooter Review

Razor S Sports Scooter Review

Scooter Specifications

FeatureRazor S Sports Scooter
PriceCheck Price
Age Recommendation6 plus
HandlebarsFixed height
82.55cm
Wheels100mm wheels
Urethane wheels
Weight of scooter2.76kg
Max rider weight100kg
FoldableYes
BrakePatented Rear Fender Footbrake
Dimensions60.96 cm x 29.21cm x 82.55cm
Other featuresFoam Handlebar grips

Plus Points

✔️ - Lightweight - the scooter only weighs 2.7kg, which is really lightweight for a kick scooter for older children. This makes it easy for parents to carry when needed as well as easy for young kids to control and manoeuvre. It also makes it a good scooter for travel. It will easily fit in the boot of your car and it's super lightweight to carry on public transport.

✔️ Easy to fold and carry - it's quick and easy to fold and when closed down, it's easy to carry too - thanks to it being so lightweight. It folds down to a compact size and can fit in a bag when folded. This again can make it easier to carry.

✔️ Weight limit is 100kg - this means that it can last children many years as they grown

✔️ Handlebar height - the handlebar height is fixed at around 82cm. This will mean that the scooter is a nice height for kids for kids aged around  6 to 10 years. The handlebar height isn't adjustable which may be seen as a downside for some. However a height adjustable handlebar adds weight to the scooter. One of the reasons the Razor S Sports is lightweight is because it doesn't have a height adjustable handlebar. Also some height adjusting mechanisms are prone to rattling.

✔️ Assembly - minimal assembly is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do stunts on the Razor S Sports?

No. The scooter is not strong enough to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. One reason is because it has a folding mechanism. Stunt scooters will never have a folding mechansim as this is a weak point which might break when doing tricks.

Is this Scooter Suitable For An Adult?

Not really. The stunt scooter's handlebar doesn't really adjust high enough for an adult, although the weight limit for a rider is 100kg.

So, it may be okay for adults around 160cm or less and under 100kg.  However it is recommended for the 6 to 10 age group so adults would really be better looking for another scooter. Having said this, there would be nothing to stop an adult under 100kg from having a go on this scooter to try it out.

If you're buying for an adult, check out our top 14 scooter picks for adults. 

Is this Scooter Suitable for a 4 or 5 Year Old?

The scooter is aimed at kids aged 6 years and older. If they were as tall as the average 6 year old and they were confident on a 2 wheel scooter, it may be an option but it would vary from child to child.

Is this Scooter Suitable for an 11 or 12 Year Old?

The maximum handlebar height is around 82.5cm and ideally you want the handlebar height to come around waist height on a kick scooter. So it will probably be okay for most 11 or 12 year olds. However as it doesn't have a lot of growing room for them, so you might be better looking at other options as well. Check out this guide on scooters for 11 and 12 year olds.

Does This Scooter Turn 360 degrees?

Yes, it does

Are The Wheels Rubber Or Plastic?

The wheels are made out of urethane which is a common material for manufacturers to make scooter wheels out of. Urethane is a great material for scooter wheels because it's soft enough to give a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavment but it also offers toughness and durability.

Does The Scooter Stand Upright Without Support

No, there is no kickstand so it doesn't stand upright without any support.

What Alternatives Are There to The Razor S Sports?

Razor is a mid range price scooter. There are cheaper scooters but they will most likely not be as well constructed as the Razor. The Razor is solid, durable and very portable which are great features in it's price range.

However there are alternative to consider. For example, there are more expensive scooters like the Micro Sprite. Micro Scooters are well known for their precision engineering, excellent quality and fact they are built to last but you will pay over twice the price for it.

If you can increase your budget just a little bit more,  there is the JD Bug Street Scooter which is a great kick scooter (there is little to rival it in the price range). Plus you get a height adjustable handlebar, carry strap, it's still super lightweight (2.78kg) and foldable too.

About Razor

Razor is the company that make the S sports scooter. It's always worth looking at the company that make the scooter to help decide if you want to buy their product. This is because some companies only make or sell one brand of scooter wheras others make many more and have a brand reputation to keep.

Razor makes many different scooters so have lots of experience in that area. They are a US company and have been establised since 2000. Their kick scooters have been on sale for many years so have stood the test of time. They are also well known scooters for their high quality. Razor have a reputation to keep up so their scooters are generally well made and durable.

Razor offers a full line of award-winning products, not just scooters that are sold around the worl. They also have products for other popular action sports including motocross and BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.

Best Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

 

The Best Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

If buying a scooter for 11 or 12 year old the best scooter will depend on the following:
What the scooter will be used for? Stunts, cruising along pavements, off road use or all three? 
Bang for your buck - the best features for your money.
Height of your child - the scooter should be the right size for your child to use. If you anticipate that they will have a grow spurt in the near future, can the scooter accommodate this.
Cooless factor - is this important to the child?Read on for some suggestions of some excellent 1.) kick scooters 2.) stunt scooters 3.) three wheel scooters 4.)dirt scooters 5.) electric scootersfor this age group
Top Tip -  If an 11 or 12 year old wants a scooter to do tricks on it is important to get a stunt scooter what fixed (non adjustable) handlebar which can withstand the punishment of doing tricks.  Check out some stunt scooters here.

Top Kick Scooter - JD Bug Pro street Scooter Version 3

This is a great scooter for cruising along the streets, great from getting from a to b, fab for the school run. It’s not a good scooter for doing tricks if he wants to take it to the skate park look for a dedicated stunt scooter instead.

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

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

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

Lightweight and Foldable
It weighs just 3kg. If the rider ever needs to carry or transport it for any reason, it’s light for them to carry.
It’s also foldable which is good for storing, for taking on public transport or for putting in the boot of a car.​

Hudora Big Wheel Scooter


The Hudora Big Wheel scooter is a scooter that can be used by older kids, teens and adults alike. It's big wheels make it great from cruising along the streets to get from a  to b instead of walking.

Handlebar and Weight Limit

The handlebar can be adjusted from 79 t0 104cm which is great for 11 and 12  year olds and will definitely accommodate them into their teen years. Even adults can use this scooter for commuting. The weight limit accommodates riders up to 100kg so no worries there either.

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

Wheels

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

More Features

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

Micro Sprite Scooter

 


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

Age Recommendation

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

Handlebar

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

Wheels

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

Lightweight and Convenient

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

Stunt Scooters

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

Beginner Stunt scooter - ​Fuzion X-3 Stunt Scooter



If you're looking for a beginner stunt scooter on a budget, the Fuzion X-3 Stunt scooter could be a good choice.

Features include:

Wide handlebars - at 18", the batwing style handlebars are good for a beginner doing stunts

​Wheels - The wheels are 100mm cast PU wheels with Fuzion metalized ABS composite cores. It's always good to have metal cores on a stunt scooter wheel rather than the plastic cores you find on kick scooters. The PU wheels also give a smooth ride.

​​Lightweight  - at just 3.18kg, this is a great lightweight scooter to start while learning to do stunts.
​​Price - Around £60
Verdict - great for light beginner stunt scooter use. It's a good choice for when an 11 year old just wants to try out a few tricks and jumps without having to committ to spending huge amounts on a first stunt scooter. If he or she likes it, more can be invested in a stunt scooter later on. So it's a good entry level scooter so they can improve their tricks before progressing onto the next level.It's also a sturdy, lightweight scooter for crusing along the streets. As it's so lightweight it can easily be carried when needed. It's a good choice for the school run too.

What To Look for When buying a stunt scooter

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

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

Intermediate Riders

If they are a regular at the skate park and are using their scooters a lot, it's worth spending a bit more to make sure the scooter lasts. Again the Madd gear, Slamm and Grit brands are some good choices but look for the mid range price scooter starting at around £119. Other brands may include Lucky, District, Envy and Blunt.

Advanced Riders

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

Slamm Urban Scooter



Key features of this stunt scooter. Summary - an excellent entry level stunt scooter. Offers a smooth ride for kids who like to cruise the streets as well as do some tricks.

Price - around £99

Wheels - 110mm wheels with an alloy core.  Most stunt scooters will have 100mm or 110mm wheels. The slightly larger 110mm wheels offer a smooth ride as the larger the wheel the less they are affected by uneven pavement surfaces. They are 88a PU cast wheels so are hardwearing and the metal cores mean they are durable for doing tricks.

Deck - 4.5″ X 18.8″ (approx 11.4cm by 48cm)  boxed channel deck. ​The wider deck provides a stable platform for riders.
Fork - Threadless aluminium one-piece fork
IHC Compression - it's fitted with an internal compression system. IHC compression is a lighter version of HIC compression.
Bars - the Slamm offers reinforced steel dipped Y-Bars with impact resistant bar ends, 20.5” X 22.5" (52cm by 57cm)
Flex brake
Scooter weight -
approx 3.7kg which is on the light side for a stunt scooter. This is good for doing tricks. 

Ethan - Age 11 on The Slamm Urban VII

The Slamm Urban VII was the scooter we chose for our son on his 11th birthday. He's not very serious about doing tricks and stunts. He mainly uses his scooter to cruise around. However he does do a few jumps and gives his scooter some punishment moving around on it. Therefore I wanted to get him a scooter that was sturdy, durable and could take some roughness. The Slamm Urban VII seemed to fit the bill and he really does love it. Also if he decides he wants to take his scooter to the skate park he has the option to do it with this scooter.


  

Gritt Fluxx

The Grit Fluxx is an awesome stunt scooter for 11 to 13 year olds who are serous about stunts at the skate park

The wheels are top notch for withstanding excessive force from landing. They are alloy core 88A PU 110mm wheels, the preferred size for many pros.

The handlebar is  510mm wide x 550mm high to suit teenagers and kids alike. It features soft feel grips for extra comfort while riding.

Scooter Essentials Explained

LIghtweight at just 3.45kg, but super strong featuring a high tensile steel fork and alloy double clamp.

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

  • Always make sure the bar is a one piece
  • Metal solid (alloy) core wheels are better than plastic core wheels. They will last longer. Alloy cores tend to be standard on all mid range stunt scooters.  The higher end metal end cores will weigh less, so it will depend on how much  you want to spend.  Also look for high quality PU wheels.
  • Bar height - the bar height on stunt scooters generally sit at or just below the hips.
  • Decks - decks come in all different lengths and sizes. Wider decks are better for street riding. So if he / she likes to ride his scooter along the streets as well as do tricks a wider deck is worth looking out for.
  • Compression -  scooters for beginner riders will use a threaded compression system, which clamps the bars onto a threaded fork.  More advanced scooters will have different types of compression. Look out for HIC ( Hidden Internal Compression), ICS (Inverted Compression System) and SCS (Standard Compression System). All of these compression systems are different but offer more resiliance, robustness and performance when compared to threaded fork systems.

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

Madd Gear ​MGP VX8 Pro Stunt Scooter




Madd Gear is another well known brand of scooters and there new stunt scooter range for 2018 includes the mgp vx8 pro stunt scooter.

Summary - an excellent choice of stunt scooter for the beginner and intermediate rider who wants to develop their skills. If there serious about scootering features can easily be upgraded as their riding does.

Price - around £149.95

Wheels -  110mm 88a solid corrupt core wheels with MGP's new polyurethane. Again a great wheel for a smooth ride over any bumps and durable too.

Deck: 4.5" (W) x 19.5" (L)  (approx 11.4cm by 49.5cm) A wide deck which is great for extra stability. A slightly longer deck than the slamm urban VII. 
Lightweight -
the scooter has been a lightweight as possible compared to previous models.  The downtube cutout and the cut outs on the double clamp help this. It weighs approx 3.67kg
Bars - a one piece t-bar made from Japanese chromoly which is21" wide by 23" high (53.3cm by 58.4cm).
Threadless fork
HIC Compression System
Brake - 110mm MGP Composite Blitz brake
Design - comes in tons of different colours and designs.

Blunt Envy Prodigy S6

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

Price - £199

Design - great color choice. A color choice on all the wheels too (different colors / gold lettering on some of the wheels etc). All aesthetically look great. Cool color. The  hand grips feature really cool colours too.

Bars - 4130 chromoly steel. It features gussets to make sure the bar stays strong.  No issues with snapping or bendingThey are 24.5 high by 22.5 inches wide. Great height and width for all from beginners to intermediate

Brake - a nylon, offers plenty of stopping power and is nice and quiet.
Wheels - comes with 120mm wheels.  Bigger wheels are better for a smooth ride.  £199 is a good price point for bigger wheels. The wheels can be upgraded up to 125mm if you want even bigger wheels in the future.
Compression - IHC compression.
Double clamp - nice clean look
Deck - is 4.75 inches wide vs 19.5 inches long. comes with plastic ends in the back of the dropout to protect ankles and other body parts from any sharp ends.  They help with sliding
Fork - thinned out fork, cool looking fork.
Hand grips - soft comfortable, cool colors, 160mm long.

3 Wheel Scooter

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

Max Street Board

 

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for an 11 or 12 year old, the Max Street Board scooter is well worth considering.

Age Recommendation
It’s recommended for kids aged 6 plus to adult with a maximum weight limit of 100kg

Height adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be adjusted from 70cm to 97cm, so you can make sure it’s the right height for your child. The handlebars fold down so it's great for storage and transportation.

Steering
It uses a lean to steer steering mechanism, so that's worth bearing in mind in case  your child would prefer handlebar steering.
Wheels
The front wheel is 125mm and the back ones are 100mm.
Weight
It is quite a heavy scooter at 5.5kg, so if you are likely to carry it a lot, it may be worth  looking at another brand like the maxi micro scooter. Check these and other ones out on the 3 wheel scooter for older kids page.

Dirt Scooters



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

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

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

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



The E300 electric scooter is  a great electric scooter for 11 and 12 year olds with a high fun facto
Max speed
It can reach speeds of up to 15mph. There is one speed and you control the acceleration by a twist throttle on the handelbar
Ride Time
It offers up to 40 continuous minutes of rider time per charge.
Wheels
It features pnuematic tyres on the front and back wheels so offers a very smooth ride over bumps in the paths.

Handlebars and kickstand

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

Weight
The maximum weight is 100kg so there's nothing to stop adults under this weight limit having a go too. ​

Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds




Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds



There is a bit of a lack of stunt scooters on the market for younger children aged 5, 6 and 7. This may be for a few reasons. Firstly many kids this age are happy just scooting along. Secondly as kids this age are lighter and smaller the impact they make on the scooter with the jumps and tricks they do isn't as harsh as older, heavier kids and teens.

Stunt scooters tend to be more expensive as they have reinforced and more durable parts to withstand the abuse from the stunts but materials have to be light as well. Therefore many parents may be reluctant to spend the extra on a stunt scooter that will last just a couple of years and will be used the majority of the time just for crusing.

Having said this if you have a younger child that wants to do tricks and jumps on their scooter, it's important  to find a scooter that will take some abuse. There are a couple of scooters on the market that will be suitable for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. There are some options below.

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The are three things to consider when buying a stunt scooter for a younger child:

1)  You want to look for is a scooter with a handlebar which will come up about waist height or lower on a younger child. If he handlebar is too high the scooter may be difficult to control.

2.) The scooter needs to be as lightweight as possible. Stunt scooters need to be strong and durable so they tend to have heavier parts, but a stunt scooter which is too heavy will be too difficult for a youngster to do tricks on.

3.) The deck length should ideally be shorter than a standard deck so that it's easier for young kids to manage.

4.) If you're buying for a young child some (not all) scooter bars can be cut down after purchase so this is another option to consider.

It's also worth checking out the guide to stunt scooters for kids to find out what all the specification and technical terms mean.

Top Choice For Younger Riders

Find below 5 excellent stunt scooter choices for kids aged from 5 to 7 years. At the end there is a chart comparing the features and prices of all the scooters featured.

Grit Mini flux



This scooter is aimed at the 4 to 8 year old crowd so is an excellent choice from a leading scooter brand.

The bars are 50cm height by 46cm wide (19.6" by 18"). The deck is also smaller than standard  at 10.2cm wide by 43cm long (4" by 17"). The smaller bar and deck sizes make it much easier for younger kids to manage.

The wheels have a metal core which means that it will withstand the impact of tricks and jumps (avoid plastic cores at all costs on a stunt scooter). The 110mm size means they soak up all the bumps while riding offering a smooth ride.

It is lightweight at just 3.3kg.

Grit Extremist





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The Grit Extremist is a good entry level scooter which is worth considering for the younger rider. It is lightweight for a stunt scooter at 3.4kg which is lighter than other stunt scooters for younger users to control.

Price - Around £99.99

It has a smaller handlebar height than other stunt scooters (from the deck to the top it measures approximately 71cm which is a smaller size than standard.

The wheels are good. It features 88A PU wheels with an alloy core.

Slamm Tantrum VI Scooter



The Slamm Tantrum V​I scooter is designed for the younger rider with a lower handlebar. This makes it easier for younger kids to be able to control.

Price - around £64.95

The features include 100mm wheels with a nylon core, ABEC 7 bearings and the quad clamp for extra strength to withstand the impact from a younger rider's tricks.

The handlebar height is 19.5 inches.

The scooters are hand built by Slamm. A strong scooter which looks cool too.

The maximum rider weight is 75kg.

Madd Gear MGP VX7 Mini Pro Scooter



The Madd Gear MGP VX7 Mini Pro scooter is designed for younger kids and is smaller than a standard scooter but it still has high end specifications such as only normally seen on expensive high end models. So the strength and quality of scooter you get for the price you pay is really good.

Price - Around £99

The deck is 2.5” shorter and the bars are proportioned for younger riders at 22” height x 18” width.

Some good design features of the scooter include 100mm MGP 88a alloy core with high rebound PU & anodized cores which like the other scooters featured should be perfect to withstand the tricks of a younger child as well as cruising the streets.

It's fairly lightweight for a stunt scooter at 3.55kg. This makes it a lot easier for younger kids to control and use for tricks.

Grit Atom



The Grit Atom is another good choice for the younger, smaller scooter stunt rider from around 5 or 6 years old. It is slightly less expensive than the Grit Extemist from above but forgoes some features such as the alloy core wheels

Price: Around £69.99

The bar measure 18" inches wide by 19.6 " high (46cm by 50cm). From the bottom to the floor it measure approx 70cm.

The weight of the scooter is around 3.3kg.

The wheels are 100mm 85A PU Nycore Wheels

Brake is a super coil spring brake.

It features a threaded fork,

​MICRO MX TRIX STUNT SCOOTER



This is a scooter designed by the same people who make the mini and maxi micro scooters.It's designed as an entry level scooter for kids aged 5 to 12 so that they can do basic tricks, jumps and stunts.

It has a one piece aluminium deck and a triple clamp so is strong to withstand the impact of tricks.

The PU wheels are 87A in durometer and have a metal core so are also strong to withstand the abuse from jumps. They have ABEC 7 bearings which is a very hight quality bearing.

The total weight is 3.8kg which is on the lighter end for stunt scooters making it perfect for the younger rider. ​

If you are on a budget this is an excellent starter stunt scooter.The handlebars measure approximately 68.5cm from the deck to the top which is a good size for a younger rider. Also, the deck is slightly shorter which makes it easier for 5, 6 and 7 year olds to control.

It should last for quite a few years and be suitable to be passed onto siblings so worth considering as an investments. ​

Comparison chart

ScooterBar Height / WidthDeckWheelsWeightPrice
Grit Atom50-46cm48.3 - 10cm100mm
85A durometer
PU nycore wheels
3.3kg£69.99
Grit Extremist51-53cm48.3 - 10cm100mm
88A durometer
PU alloy core wheels
3.5kg£99
Slamm Tantrum49.5-50cm47.8 - 10.7cm100mm
88A durometer
PU nylon core wheels
3.3kg£64.96
MGP VX7 Mini Pro46-56cm43.1 - 10.2cm100mm
88A durometer
PU wheels
3.55kg£99.95
MX Trixx53-45cm48 - 10cm100mm
87a shore wheels
3.8kg£124.95
Gritt Mini Flux50-46cm43 - 10.2cm110mm
88a durometer
PU wheels
3.3kg£119.95




A boy on a stunt scooter at age 9 and age 10

Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds

 

The Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds


 

So you're looking for a best kid's scooter for a 9 or 10 year old? It can be confusing to pick the perfect one when there are so many different types to choose from. A stunt scooter, kick scooter, electric or an off road scooter? What about 2 or 3 wheel scooter for an older child?

Looking at scooter descriptions can add to the confusion. What are PU wheels? Do I need a fixed handebar or adjustable one? Why can't I get a stunt scooter with a folding mechanism?

If you have questions like these and more, worry no longer. Read on for our ultimate guide to help you decide which is best scooter for a 9 or 10 year old.

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 The Best Scooter In Each Category

CategoryType of ScooterRRP
Best Kick Scooter
JD Bug Street Scooter
£54.95
Best Stunt Scooter
Slamm Urban VII
£109.95
Best 3 Wheel Scooter
Maxi MIcro
£119.95
Best Off Road
Osprey Scooter
£99.95
Best Budget

Razor S Scooter
£34.99

Which Type of Scooter?

The first question you will need to answer when choosing the best scooter is the which type of scooter your child needs. Here is a rundown of your options.

Kick Scooters  are used for cruising along paths and pavements and getting kids from a to b. They're great for the school run and park.  Kick scooters are often foldable with adjustable handlebars. They aren't ideal for doing stunts on as they aren't designed to withstand the impact of stunts and tricks but they do tend to be cheaper than stunt scooters.  If your child is interested in doing stunts, go for stunt scooter.

Stunt Scooter - are made of strong but lightweight materials so they are sturdy enough to withstand the impact of tricks but light enough to do them. Stunt scooters can also be used like a kick scooter to get from a to b. If your child is interested in doing any kinds of tricks at all, go for a stunt scooter. You won't find adjustable handlebars or folding mechanisms on stunt scooters as these become weak points and are more likely to come under stress from jumps and stunts.

Three Wheel Scooters -  most 9 and 10 year olds are very confident on 2 wheel scooters but some prefer 3 wheels. There are many cool 3 wheel scooters for older kids including the maxi micro and the iscoot. 3 wheels scooters are also great for kids who have dyspraxia and physical disabilities.

Off Road Scooters - are scooters with pneumatic tyres which are designed to be used on uneven terrains such as in woodland and on bmx trails. Some kids also like to use offroad scooters to do stunts and tricks, much like the ones you see kids doing on a bmx.

 

Ethan age 9 using a razor pro scooter

Scooter Features Explained

Handlebar - on kick scooters height adjustable handlebars are great to grow with your child. Ideally a handlebar should come up to around waist height on a child, this makes it more comfortable to ride. However stunt scooters never have adjustable handlebars, they are always fixed. A fixed handlebar is important on a stunt scooter as they are stronger to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. Often a stunt scooter's handlbar will sit a little lower than on a kick scooter (between waist and hip height).

Wheels - most kick and stunt scooters have PU wheels which offer a smooth ride. Standard kick scooters have 100mm wheels which is the perfect size for 9 or 10 year olds to scoot along.The best stunt scooters have alloy wheel cores rather than plastic cores making them stronger to withstand the impact of tricks.

Foldable - folding mechanisms are popular on kick scooters and are great for transporting and storing scooters.
Stunt scooters never have folding mechanisms as they create a weak point which is more likely to break when doing stunts.

The Best Kick Scooters for Ages 9 and 10

Check out some great options of kick scooters below.

Top Choice - JD Bug Original Street Scooter

The JD Bug Street Scooters are one of the most popular brands of scooter at the moment in the UK.

They are robust and hardwearing and have lots of features. This one is great for the school run and for scooting along the streets in general. Its not designed for stunts though, so bear this in mind.

Wheels
The 100m wheels are hardwearing with ABEC 5 bearings and a durometer of 86A (the measurement 86A refers to the hardness rating of the wheel. 86A is quite a hardwearing wheel but still soft enough to give a smooth ride - softer wheels tend to absorb the shocks from the pavement better).

Check out the scooter buying guide for kids to find more out what it all this means.

Foldable
The scooter come in different colours and you can fold them. As it's foldable it's not recommended for tricks and stunts but to cruise along the street as the name suggests.

Adjustable Handlebar​
​It has an adjustable handlebar measuring 630mm to 950mm. This will suit pretty much all 9 and 10 year olds regardless of their height and will give them growing room too.

Long lasting
There are reviews of older teenagers using this scooter so it should last a few years.
The scooter is actually recommended for kids from 7 years to adult and has a weight capacity of 100kg. So most adults will be able to have a go as well.

Lightweight
It weighs about 2.8kg so is fairly lightweight for a scooter for older kids. It also features a built In black shoulder strap so is designed to be easy to carry when not in use.

Razor Sports S Scooter



Strong but lightweight
This scooter features a robust steel t tube and aluminium deck which is designed to withstand frequent use, and be durable so that it lasts.  It weighs 2.76kg, so makes it easy to carry when needed.​

Foldable
It's foldable so is great for storing and carrying.

Wheels
The wheels are urethane and have smooth rolling bearings.
There is also a rear fender break to help with safety and control.

Handlebars
The handlebars are fixed and aren't height adjustable so this may factor in your decision whether to buy. From the floor to the top of the handlebars, the handlebar measures 82.5cm.

Age Recommendation
This can be used for kids and adults. The maximum weight limit is 100kg so there's nothing to stop older siblings, teens and adults have a go as well.

They come in cool bright colours including pink and green and it's reasonably priced too.

Micro Sprite

The Micro scooters brand are a  known for their excellent quality, well designed and built to last scooters. The Micro sprite is no exception. It's a two wheel scooter aimed at older children between the ages of 5 to 12. Here are some of it's main features.

Lightweight, strong and smooth ride
This scooter has been designed lightweight as possible while retaining extra features such as a kickstand and all the strength and durability required when being handled by children. It weighs 3.28kg (not as light as the jdbug but the sprite does have the kickstand so it can stand upright on it's own which will be one thing adding some extra weight)

Foldable and height adjustable
The sprite can be folded quickly and easily. The handlbar is also height adjustable from 63cm to 92cm

Wheels
The wheels of the Micro Sprite scooter are made from 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear. But they are still soft enough to give a smooth ride.  The micro sprite scooter wheels use ABEC 5 bearings, measures 120mm at the front and 100mm at the rear.

Age Recommendation
The age recommendation is from aged 5 to 12 years. The maximum weight is 100kg so as long as you are under that teens and adults can have a go as well.

 

The Best Stunt Scooters

Age -  9 or 10 is a great age to get the first stunt scooter as most stunt scooter are designed with kids aged 8 plus in mind so, you don't have to worry about the stunt scooter being too big for them.

Strong - They tend to be heavier scooters with reinforced parts to withstand the impact from tricks and jumps.

Cost- Because they are made of heavy duty materials they tend to be more expensive than a traditional scooter.

Longevity and Use - Stunt scooters are likely to last a lot longer, potentially for years if you buy the right scooter. You can use stunt scooter for cruising the streets as well as doing tricks but you can't use traditional scooters for doing tricks as they are not designed to withstand this kind of punishment.

There are tons to great stunt scooters out there that are perfect for 9 and 10 year olds who are beginners to an intermediate level on a scooter. Some of the names to look for include Razor, Grit, Madd Gear and Slamm.

Grit Flux Pro

 

If you're looking for a stunt scooter for a 9 year old child and want to get something really good, the Grit Flux is just that. Don't worry, if you want something a little less grand, there are tons more options below. But this is a good option for 9 and 10 year olds that are serious about a stunt scooter. Its great both for beginners and intermediate riders.

Pro
It comes with features you will often see on much more expensive scooters. including 110mm alloy core wheels.

It is designed to last the abuse that kids will put it through when attempting tricks and learning new stunts at the skate park.

Wheels
It features wheels with a 100mm x 24mm 88A PU alloy core wheels with ABEC9 bearings. Alloy core wheels are a good choice for kids who are serious about doing jumps and tricks at the skatepark as they will withstand the impact needed from these kinds of moves. The wheels are strong and fantastic for doing tricks.

Strong and easy to control
​The scooter has been designed to be as lightweight (3.5kg) as possible but extrememly strong. Lighter stunt scooters are obviously easier for kids to control when doing stunts and tricks.

Deck and Fork
​The deck is made of  6061 heat treated alloy. It measures 102mm (4") wide x 483mm (19") long.  The scooter also has a hi tensile steel HIC fork and alloy double clamp.

Bar height
The bars measure 21.6" inches / 55cm. The scooter is designed at kids age 8 and above. Ideally bars should sit around the bottom to the middle of a child's hips.

If you're not sure what the specifications mean check out the stunt scooters buying guide.

Two Bare Feet - Budget Stunt Scooter

 

Stunt scooters can be expensive as they need to have high quailty materials to last and stand the abuse riders put on them.

However, perhaps the child you are buying for just wants to try out a few tricks and it may be a something they only do for a little while before moving onto a new hobby. If so, the two bare feet budget scooter is a choice worth considering. You should normally be able to pick this up for under £35.

Wheels - the scooter features 1100mm 88A  high rebound PU wheels. They downside with the wheels is that they do have plastic cores which aren't the best for withstanding the impact of lots of tricks at the skatepark. If your child is serious about doing tricks, it's best to look for scooters with alloy core wheels. There are some scooters like the Fuzion X-3 and the Razor Beast (featured below) which do have composite or metalized wheels which are obviously better than plastic but not quite as good as the alloy core wheels on higher end stunt scooters.

Other features:
It has some fantastic features including a heavy duty quad clamp and a strong deck.

Handlebar height
The handlebar height from the ground to the top is 31 inches (approx 79cm).

Verdict
- This is a great budget scooter to buy when you don't want to fork out lots of money on a hobby that may only last a short while. ​ It's probably best for the child who wants to scoot from a to b and just have a go at doing the odd trick or two.

Fuzion X-3 Stunt Scooter

 

The Fuzion X-3 is currently a best selling stunt scooter over on amazon. It is priced around £69.99 and has some good features for the price. It's probably a good choice for kids who will do a few stunts on it and use it for scooting around as well. It's a good entry level scooter for kids who just want to try a few tricks out.

Wheels - the metalised abs core PU wheels are 100mm, which are better than plastic core wheels. However, if they are going to use the scooter a lot at the skatepark, the grit flux (above) or slamm urban VII below are probably better choices as they have alloy core wheels, so will withstand more hardcore use on the skatepark.  ​

Other features - it has a threadless headset which is normally see on higher end pro stunt scooters and a IHC compression system. There is a nylon / steel custom flex brake and soft pro handbrakes. If you want to the 100mm wheels can be swapped for 110mm wheels which are often preferred by some stunt scooter rider.

 

Razor Beast



 The Razor beast is another entry level stunt scooter at a much lower price point or around £59.99. Razor is a well known brand name that is particularly popular in the US but also in the UK as well.

Handlebars
It features fixed pro style riser handlebars with a height of 21.5” (54cm) and a width of 17.75” (45cm). The handlebar on stunt scooters tends to come to just between hip and waist height, although many riders like the handlebars to come up to just below their waist as this can be easier to control when doing stunts.

Wheels
It has metalised core 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels. The metalised cores are not as good as alloy core wheels that you find on more  expensive scooters but better than plastic cores. For a beginner stunt scooter the metalised cores should be fine.

Deck
It also has a rather cool pro-style deck, with full deck grip tape and featuring stylised a beast logo.

Weight
The scooter weighs 3.1kg so it's quite lightweight for a beginner scooter rider

It also features a triple stacked clamp for optimum clamping performance.

Top Choice - Slam Urban VII

An excellent choice for the entry level / intermediate stunt scooter rider. It's a scooter which features some really high end specs and is great for developing trick and stunt skills.

Handlebars
The handlebar height is 22.4" tall & 20.5" wide.  The handlebar height from the floor to the top of the handlebars is 30.5" (75.5cm). It's deck is 4.5 inches wide and 18.8" long.

​Wheels
It features 110cm 88a PU cast alloy core wheels, which are durable and will withstand all the punishment a 9 or 10 year old rider will through at it.

The great thing about this scooter is that as it's slightly larger than the other scooters feautres it should last for years to come, until they are a teenager. You can always replace wheels and other parts if needed. ​

Dirt Scooters

Dirt scooters are designed for rougher ground, off road. They are great for scooting over grass, gravel or on dirt tracks. Many kids like to try them out on bmx trails. They can also be used for off road tricks, stunt runs and manoeuvres. They are also strong and made of heavy duty parts to withstand the impact of different terrain. The wheels are also bigger for the same reason. ​​ Perfect for introducing 9 and 10 year olds to an action sport and getting them out experiencing different environments.

The Osprey offroad dirt scooter is a solid and well constructed scooter designed to take the punishment on rougher terrain.

Handlebars
It has chrome handle bars with large rubber grips for superior traction and a hardy aluminium deck.

​Wheels
It has 200 x 50mm front and rear, pneumatic rubber tyres, supported on hardy aluminium core wheels (3 piece hubs) which offer great grip on all surfaces and will allow you to perform high impact manoevres.

The stainless steel rear brake gives extra stopping power - even on dirt!
The scooter has been well tested and is at an excellent price point too.
If you're interested in a dirt scooter, consider checking out our dirt scooter buying guide. 

Three Wheel Scooters

3 wheel scooter are becoming increasingly popular with older children. The Maxi Micro and iScoot Pro are both excellent 3 wheel scooters for both 9 and 10 year olds.

Maxi Micro

There are some great 3 wheel scooter available for 9 and 10 year olds at the moment. The top of the range choice is the maxi micro deluxe scooter.

Age and Height Recommendation
It is recommended for kids between ages 5 and 12 or who are between 110 and 152cm tall. The maximum weight limit is 11stones 1lb or 70kg.

Handlebar
It has an adjustable handlebar with a height range of 67cm to 92cm. The handlebar stem is anodised aluminium to prevent corrostion. It is also foldable

Super smooth ride
The scooter has high quality PU wheels and bearings which offer a super smooth ride. No worries about a rattling scooter here.

Easy to carry and store
It's super lightweight at just 2.5kg. This makes the scooter easy to carry when needed and as it can be folded down it's easy to store too.Read a full review of the maxi micro scooter (with classic and deluxe versions included).

iScoot Pro

 

iScoot Pro is another great 3 wheeler perfect the older child.

Handlebar: the handlebars have 3 adjustable heights between 69cm and 94cm.

Wheels - is has 120mm PU wheels for an easy and smooth cruise.

The scooter can be folded for easy storage and transport.

It weighs just 2.4kg so is easy to carry too.

 

Also check out some more 3 wheel scooters for older children.

Electric Scooters

Electric scooters are fun and offer some super speed for kids.
Razor electric scooters are a popular brand in the UK.
The E100 is a good choice for 9 and 10 year olds.

Top speed
It can reach speeds of up to 10mph. A kick start is requried to get the motor started.

Brake
The brake is hand operated at the front and there's twist-grip acceleration control.

Run time
The scooter provides up to 40 minutes continuous use on one battery charge.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Scooter

Coolness factor - at this age kids may be concerned that they need to have a scooter that looks cool. So its worth checking in with them about the kinds of styles they like and prefer. Plus reading reviews from other purchasers to see if their kids liked the scooters. Stunt scooters are probably considered to be cooler at this age and they can be used for cruising too so this may effect your decision.

Sturdy - my almost 10 year old primarily uses his scooter for getting for a to b. However he naturally tries little jumps on his scooter so he definitely needs something robust to withstand the abuse he gives it. ​

​An older child might be covering longer distances on their scooter when crusing so they may benefit from a scooter with larger wheels. Scooters with larger wheels are great for going quickly and covering longer distances. So, are worth considering if the commute to school is a longer distance or they may be travelling further distances as they get older (perhaps to high school).

More Types of Scooter

Space Scooters
The space scooters deck is curved and the back is much higher than the deck at the front. To use it hop on the deci, then shift your weight between your feet to get going. Essentially you have to pump the platform up and down. However, the space scooter can also be used like a traditional kick scooter, giving two scooter experiences in one.

Scissor Scooters
A scooter that has become more popular in recent years is the scissor scooter. This type of scooter has two footplates, one for each foot so you don't propel the scooter with a foot like you do with a traditional push scooter. Instead, you either move your legs in and out, move from side to side or wiggle your hips to move the scooter.

These scooters are fun and they are great for building leg muscle and improving co-ordination. I'm not sure they will replace the traditional kick scooter but are perfect for taking down the park for some fun. ​

Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite

 

Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite Scooter - A Comparison

Razor and Micro scooters are both popular manufacturers of scooter throughout the world.  This article compares the features and specifications of the Razor S Sport scooter with the Micro Sprite.

The main consideration people have is the price. The Razor S sport scooter is much cheaper than the Micro sprite. So is the micro sprite much better or will spending a bit less and going with the Razor be sufficient?

Comparison at a glance

Feature
Razor S Sport Scooter
Micro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation
6 plus
5 to 12
Price
£39.99
£89.95
Handlebar Height
83cm​
64cm to 93cm
Wheels
98mm urethane wheels
87a PU wheels (120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel)
 Bearings
ABEC 5​
ABEC 5​
Weight of scooter
2.76 kg
3.28kg
Maximum rider weight
100kg
100kg
Foldable
Yes
Yes
Kickstand
No
Yes
Brake
Rear Foot brake
Rear foot brake

Razor S Sports Scooter



If you're looking for a well built, solid, no nonsense kick scooter at an affordable price for a child aged 6 plus, then the Razor S sports scooter could be the best choice for you.

Easy to fold - it's quick and easy to fold the scooter. Razor makes a selling point out of the fact that it can be easily folded down to fit in a bag. It's extremely portable.

Lightweight  - the fact that the scooter is so lightweight adds to it's portability. It only weighs 2.76kg which is a lot less than the micro sprite.

Handlebar - the handlebar is one size. It is 83cm. Ideally the handelbar height on a scooter should measure up to hip to waist height on a child. 83cm is probably a good height for most 6, 7 and 8 year olds. However, the fact that it’s not adjustable means that the razor will have a shorter life span than the micro sprite which has large adjustable height range.

Wheels - the wheels are 98mm and made out of urethane which is a good material for scooter wheels.

Frame - the frame and deck are made out aluminium which is a strong yet lightweight material

Longevity - the razor s sport is built to be durable and sturdy. It is a good scooter that should withstand the abuse kids put it through as long as it is used for it’s recommended use (which is a kick scooter rather than a stunt scooter).
However, the lack of adjustable handlebar might be a negative for some people as it means that other scooters may accommodate children of different heights and it will last longer. Kids will get to a point where the handlebar will be too short for them to use and little kids will prefer a smaller handlebar.

Verdict - This scooter gives great bank for your buck. It's a good buy for the 6 to 10 year age group.

Micro Sprite Scooter

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The Micro Sprite scooter is a quality build that has been designed to last. This scooter can acommodate kids from age 5 up to an adult so you may be spening more money initially but if it’s the only kick scooter you buy your kids, it will save you money in the long run.

Easy to fold - Like the razor scooter, the micro is quick and easy to fold.

Weight -It’s not as lightweight as the Razor scooter but it does have an additional height adjustment mechanism which will add to the weight which the Razor doesn't feature. Even though it’s not as lightweight as the Razor, it’s still pretty lightweight at 3.2kg. Therefore, it can still be folded down and is light enough to carry.

Handlebar - The main advantage that the sprite has over the razor is that the handlebar is height adjustable. The handlebars can be adjusted from 64cm to 93cm. This obviously means that the handlebar can be adjusted to the perfect height for your child. It also means the micro sprite can accommodate a much wider are range. It states from 5 to 12 but actually the highest handlebar height is so high that it will be able to accommodate many teens and many adults as long as they are under the weight limit of 100kg. I wouldn't recommend the sprite as an adult scooter but adults may like to have go. Older siblings and teens might like to have a go too.

Wheels - the micro sprite has ABEC bearings and two 87A polyurethane wheels, which means the wheels are durable, solid and give a smooth, comfortable ride.. The front wheel is 120mm and the rear wheel is 100m which means that the scooter can power from the front over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Designed to last - Another huge advantage of the sprite is that it has been engineered and designed to last.  Each key part can easily be repaired or replaced. Therefore that the scooter should have a long lifetime. It can be passed down to friends or siblings or be resold secondhand once finished with.
This means that the scooter is much more eco friendly than other scooters which are more likely to end up in the landfill more quickly and another scooter bought in its place.

Kickstand - the scooter has a kickstand so it can be stood up wherever you want to store it. This can also help scratching the paintwork against walls.

Verdict - the micro sprite scooter is an excellent choice for children of all ages. It’s foldable, lightweight and has an adjustable handlebar which can be set at the perfect height required.It gives a smooth, comfortable ride. It will set you back a bit but it’s can last for years if looked after. What’s not to like?

Razor or the Sprite - which to get? 

If budget is a big consideration, the razor may be the only option. And you do get a lot for your money. A sturdy, well designed scooter that is strong but lightweight and able to stand up to the abuse that kids often put things through. However, if money is no object or you can afford to splurge out a little bit, the sprite is an excellent choice. It’s difficult to go wrong with a micro scooter as one thing you can be sure of is a quality build (there’ll be no rattling with their scooters). The scooter will also last a childhood and potentially longer if taken care of properly.

Best Electric Scooter for Kids Aged 6 Years to Teens




Best Electric Scooter for Kids (by Age)



If you are buying an electric scooter for a child, than the age you are buying for will be very important. Younger kids will want a scooter with lower speeds to make sure that they are safe. Older kids, teens and adults will want more powerful scooters.

Do you know about twist grip acceleration, expected battery life, the best deck size and the top speeds you should be aiming for? As well as recommendations of electric scooters by age there are also top tips on what to consider when buying an electric scooter.

Age:  3 - 5 year olds

There are electric scooters for kids as young as 3 but the speeds they reach will be as little as 2mph. Otherwise you are looking at scooters with the lowest speeds of 8mph.  If you're buying for a very young child, it's a good idea to buy a 3 wheel electric scooter like the iscoot featured below:

Iscoot Electric Scooter



These 3 wheel electric scooters make a perfect first motorised scooter for little kids.
The top speed is 3.5 km / h so you don't have to worry about them going too fast.
There is  one button push control and there is a run time of 40 minutes on one charge. The scooter takes about 8 hours to charge.

✔️ Tyres - Electric scooters will have either polyurethane or pnuematic tyres. Polyurethane are fine for lighter use and for younger children but older kids and adults will definitely require pnuematic tyres to give them more tread when riding and to take the extra weight. However, pnuematic tyres will cost more. 
Polyurethane wheels will only be suitable for use on smooth surfaces and it is more likely to wear quite quickly but they won't puncture. If you intend to use the scooter for long commutes or for use off road you will when to choose a scooter with pneumatic tyres. 

Razor E90: Recommended Age: 8 Years Old



This Razor Scooter is aimed for kids age 8 plus. However, ther are 6 and 7 year olds that can used this scooter.

It goes up to speeds of 10mph. If they ride a bike, they may very well go faster than this electric scooter when riding a bike so that gives you a benchmark as to how fast the scooter is and whether it would be suitable for your child.

The scooter has a kick start and also a push button throttle.
It has a puncture proof urethane front wheel.

​It gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. It takes about 12 hours to charge.
There's a hand operated front brake. ​
Verdict - a good first scooter for younger children.
✔️  Battery Life and Ride Time. Most scooters have a ride of around 40 to 50 minutes of continuous use on one battery charge. However, the more powerful scooters will require a larger battery to give the same amount of ride time. 

Razor E100 - From 8 Years Old



The E100 is also aimed at kids from aged 8 and goes up to 10mph.

It does differ somewhat in comparison to the Razor Power Core E90. The frame height and width is slightly bigger. It has a twist throttle on the handlebar rather than a push button throttle. It has a slightly higher maximum weight ride at 54kg.

It can have 40 minutes continuous ride time. The initial battery charge takes 12 hours but users report that it is quicker to charge when charged after this.

It features a 8 inch pneumatic front tyre and a urethane rear.​

Not sure whether to go for the Razor Power Core E90 or the Razor E100 electric scooter. Check out a comparison here.  ​

✔️  Speed - The speed of the most common and popular electric scooters tends to range from 10 to 15mph. There are some scooters which have 8mph as their lowest speed and  there are electric scooters that can reach speeds of up to 20mph. If you choose an electric scooter with a seat the speeds reach around 25mph depending on the weight of the rider.

Razor E200

This is another great electric scooter option with a recommended age of 13 years and above. However, there are reviews of much younger children using this scooter. It has a bigger frame than the E100 but smaller than the E300, it's a good size for older children.

It's features include a rechargeable 24V battery which allows the scooter to go up to speeds of up to 12mph / 19km/h.

It's easy to operate with a twist-grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake. The scooter has one speed, and no variable acceleration.

The E200 has two 8 inch pneumatic tyres (as opposed to just the front wheel on the E100) so offers a smooth and comfortable ride. It has an all steel frame and fork and a high torque chain driven motor

✔️   Push button vs Twist Grip Acceleration - Some scooters features a button which will start and stop the electric scooter. However, for finer control over the speed the scooter goes look for twist grip acceleration. A push button may be easier for younger kids to control and get used to whereas older children may prefer the functionality of twist grip acceleration. Many electric scooters for kids only offer one speed. However,
some electric scooters offer variable twist grip acceleration. These tend to be higher end models.

Razor E300 Scooter - Recommended for age 13 plus



The two 12 volt batteries combined with a 200 Watt motor  makes this scooter powerful enough to travel up to 15mph.

It has rear brake controlled by the lever on the handlebars . It has solid air filled tyres which are inflated to around 40psi. The pneumatic tyres offer a comfortable ride,  It has plenty of tread for urban environments. It comfortably goes over about bumps and lumps on the pavement.

​You can fold the handlebars down so it’s easier to transport or store.

The throttle is a twist throttle, it's either on or off. There is no variation in the speed.
It features a chain driven motor. The scooter requires a kick start. It can be used by adults and teenagers.
Not sure if the E300 is right for your child? Check out a comparison of the E100 vs E300 scooter to help you decide.

✔️   Foldable - Some electric scooters have the capacity to fold. This makes them easier to transport and store. It can also make it easier for commuting. For example, you can use a foldable electric scooter to go to the train or bus station and fold it down on public transport. 

Other Features To Consider

A Retractable Kickstand

A retractable kickstand is extremely useful. This will allow you to stand the scooter up when not in use.

Kick Start

Many scooters require a kick start of around 3mph before the electric motor starts. Some require less and some scooters don’t require any kick start for the motor to work. Kids should have and trouble getting a scooter up to 3mph but it may be something you want to consider when purchasing.

Type of Terrain

If you are likely to use a scooter off road you will want a dirt scooter with pneumatic tyres designed to withstand rougher terrain.

Maximum Weight

Pay careful consideration to the maximum weight of the rider. Some scooters have a faily low weight limit so will only be suitable for children. The weight limit of the scooter may also affect the length of time your child will be able to use the scooter too.

Brakes

Scooters should either have a hand brake or a foot brake to slow down

Purpose

Why you are buying the scooter will very much affect the one you choose. If you are buying for a child, factors such as fun, safety and battery life will be most important. However, many people now use electric scooters for the commute to and from work or via a train station. Therefore considerations will relate to top speeds, battery life, the weight of the scooter (will you have to carry it on public transport?) or whether or not to have a seated scooter will affect the decisions of which ones to buy.

Built In Light

If you are choosing a scooter for the commute another feature you may want to consider is a built in light so you can see where you are going in the dark evenings. Some have just a front light. Others feature a rear one too

How long does it take to charge?

Another consideration is how long the scooter battery will take to fully charge. Again this can be important if you intend to use the scooter daily. A fast recharge time is definitely a bonus. ​

Seat or No Seat

Some electric scooters designed for commuting also feature a seat for extra comfort. Others have the option of removing the seat.

Cost

Obviously the amount you pay will have to be weighed up into consideration to the features the scooter has. When looking at the price of the scooter make sure you have the best features for the money you are paying



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. You can also buy this scooter on ebay.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

Ascent Dirt Scooter


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

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

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

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

Razor Pro RDS Stunt Scooter

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

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

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

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

Ozbozz LIghtning Scooter Review

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Ozbozz Lightening Strike Scooter Review

We bought the Ozbozz scooter for my eldest son for his 4th birthday. It has flashing lights which my son loved. He had been used to riding a 3 wheel scooter since he was 3 and made the transition to 2 wheels very easily.

What I loved about this scooter was it was easy to fold and carry.

I used to be able to put it on the back on my youngest son's pushchair when my 4 year old got wanted to walk or eat something instead of scoot. It was also fairly light to carry (not as light as other scooters without folding mechanisms) but easy enough for most people to carry along. The folding scooter made it easy to put it in the car and take to the park.

My son enjoyed using the scooter. The ride isn't the smoothest or quietest but was good enough for my little boy.

The handlebar is height adjustable with three different heights so will grow with your child.

The flashing lights on the scooter was a nice initial surprise for my son but we lost the back of the battery compartment so after a while we didn't bother with them. My son forgot about them, they are a nice extra but not that important.

We used the scooter pretty much daily for a couple of years although it did get a bit rattly as time went on, but that is a downside of the cheaper scooter. Having said this, it held up to my son using it very well. At this point, the scooter was still useable but the folding mechanism was getting stiff and it was on its way out. However we still have it for when our nephews come around to play. For the price we got a lot of use out of it.




Scooter for 5 and 6 Year Olds




What are the Best Scooters for 5 and 6 Year Olds?

At age 5 and 6 years old, my son was very capable of riding a 2 wheel scooter but there are some cool 3 wheel scooters for this age group too. This article details the best features to look for in scooters for 5 and 6 year olds based on my experience with my son. There are suggestions of ones we have tried out  as well as suggestions of stunt scooters, electric scooters, dirt scooters and scissor scooters.
In a hurry or just curious...

✔️ This scooter is the most popular one on this page with our readers.

Best Two Wheel Scooter

JD bug are the leading brand of scooters in the UK and they are of excellent quality and top rated too. For 5 and 6 year olds there are 2 choices of JD bug scooters to consider. The first is the JD Jr Street Scooter MS100 which is designed for 4 to 8 year olds and the JD original street scooter. The features of each are discussed below.





JD bug junior street scooter is a great first scooter for kids and is designed for young kids (around age 4) to around 8. It's a fab scooter for the school run and travelling from a to b.

It has 120 mm wheel at the front and 100mm at the back and ABEC 5 bearings which give a fast, smooth ride. The bigger the wheel the faster you can go without lots of kicks so the 120mm wheel (which is larger than standard) means it's a great for scooter for cruising for younger school age children.

It is foldable so you can carry it for youngsters when they have had enough and want to walk. It's fairly light to carry at 2.3kg, not the lightest scooter out there but not too bad!

​The handlebar is adjustable so will grow with your child. The maximum handle bar height is 84.5cm and the minimum is 63 cm. The wheels are made of PU with a hardness of 88A so are very durable.

The smaller footplate ( 44 cm x 90 cm) makes is a good choice for 4 to 8 age range too. ​
​This would probably be a great choice for a 5 year old - perhaps for a 5th birthday gift. It comes in many colours for boys and girls.
It also scores highly on value for money, giving excellent features at such a low price point.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter



For six year olds it's worth considering the JD Bug original street scooters too. They have a maximum weight of 100kg so adults on the lighter side can use these too and it means the scooter will last for years.

It's another scooter that's great for the school run. It's great for cruising with100mm/86A Clear Wheels wheels with ABEC 5 Bearings. It's foldable and lightweight too so you can easily carry it when you need to and it's easy to store. There's also a carry handle which obviously makes it easy for carrying too.

It's heavier than the JD Bug MS100  (featured above) at 2.7 kg, so heavier to carry. Having said this it's quite lightweight compared to other two wheel scooters for similar age ranges.

The handlebar is height adjustable so this scooter will grow with your child. The minimum handlebar height is 630mm and the maximum is 950mm. It is more expensive than the MS100 featured above but as the handlebar can adjust to 950mm so it's likely to last your child a lot longer. The footplate is 510mm x 100mm so slightly larger than the Junior scooter above making it a better ride for slightly older school age children.

Not sure whether go for the JD Bug Original Street scooter of the JD Bug Junior Street scooter. Then check out a comparaison of the junior vs the original JD Bug.

Best 3 Wheel Scooter

3 wheel scooters are great for kids who have never had a scooter before, as well as kids who are less confident about using a scooter. Or perhaps they just like three wheels. They extra wheel tends to mean they are a slightly safer than their two wheel counterparts.





The Maxi Micro is officially designed for ages 6 to 10 but it would be fine for a 5 year old too. If you're unsure you could also consider the mini micro scooter which is by the same company but made for 3 to 5 year olds. Check out a comparison between the mini and the maxi micro here. 

The maxi micro is a well designed scooter made with high quality materials so offers a smooth, quite and quick ride and is durable too.

Read an indepth analysis of the maxi micro on our 3 wheel scooters for older children page.

Also, check out a comparison of the maxi micro and micro sprite 

Iscoot



Another 3 wheel scooter designed for older children is the iscoot. It has some good features (PU wheels, adjustable handlebar and the scooter folds).

It is a lot cheaper than the maxi micro but there may be a few compromises on the features.

Read more about the iscoot featured on the 3 wheel scooters for older children page.

Stunt Scooters

Some 5 year olds are very keen to try and start doing some small tricks and jumps on their scooter. If this is the case, it's important to get them a stunt scooter. Stunt scooters are designed to be sturdy and withstand any abuse from tricks and jumps. They do tend to be more expensive as the materials used are stronger but still need to be lightweight for easier control. If you are considering buying a stunt scooter it's worth reading our stunt scooter buying guide and we also have a page with some suggestions of stunt scooters for younger children. Also find a good suggestion for a beginner stunt scooter below.

Many stunt scooters are designed for kids aged 8 years and up, although this is changing and there are some stunt scooters designed for the younger child from age 5. If you do want a scooter that a younger child can do some tricks and jumps on, look for a high durability scooter with a one piece handlebar. It shouldn't be able to fold or be height adjustable to withstand the hard wear needed for jumps and tricks. Read my guide on stunt scooters to see what you should be looking for.
Also check out my article on stunt scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds.

Slamm Tantrum VI Scooter



This stunt scooter has been designed for a younger rider with a lower bar. It is aimed at kids from aged 6 plus.

The lower bar at 19.5" (49.5cm) means it's designed to be a good height for young kids to be able to control when doing stunts.

The scooter has been designed to be strong with a reinforced deck with strengthened neck, oversized triple clamp, and tapered headset, so will take all the abuse that younger kids. However, it's also lightweight enough for smaller kids to manoeuvre although stunt scooters are generally always heavier than kick scooters.

​Perfect for younger kids.

Scissor scooters  are a fun type of scooter that you see a lot of kids on. They have two footplates and you place a foot on each one. You can either move the scooter by moving your legs in and out. Or you can move your hips to get the scooter to move. They are best on flat, smooth surfaces but not for use for tricks or in skate parks.  Lots of fun and a great way to keep youngsters fit and active.

Scissor Scooters



Scissor scooters are the new rage at the moment and lots of kids are using them. I haven't been on one myself although my niece and nephew have both got one which they seem to enjoy. Apparently they are very good for building the muscles in your legs. I'm not sure they will replace the traditional scooters in getting from a to b, but are good to have as an extra fun scooter to take to the park or to play with friends outside.

There are quite a few models to choose from but if you're looking for a younger child from 5 to 6,  make sure you get one that isn't too big. There are generally scissor scooters aimed at kids from around 3 to 6 or at age 5 plus and then other scissor scooters aged for older kids from 7 plus or 9 plus.

Electric Scooter


Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter



Another thing to consider is an electric scooter which are super fun.
To get an electric scooter its probably advisable that the child is already very confident on a push scooter. A 5 year old may be a bit too young, but a confident 6 year old will most likely love it.
The scooter featured can reach up to 10mph.
It will give up to 70 minutes continuous use on one charge.
It requires a kick start to begin the motor.
It also features a high-torque hub motor, push-button throttle, hand-operated front fender brake, urethane front wheel, and retractable kickstand.
The motor is maintenance free.

Dirt Scooter


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Dirt scooters are designed to go off road on rougher terrain.
Most dirt scooters are designed for older kids.
However, the bikestar scooter  featured opposite is a great option for younger children.

It's designed for kids from aged 5 years. The scooter features air filled 25.4cm (10 Inch) tyres on quality rims. The footplate is smaller than a standard scooter so perfect for smaller legs.

It's a good option for scooting on surfaces such as gravel and grass, so can be used in the garden as well as on the pavement.

More 2 Wheel Scooters

There are some great 2 wheel scooter for 5 and 6 year olds who've never ridden a scooter as well as kids who are on their second or third scooter. Many 2 wheel scooters for this age have additional fun features such as scooter with lights and ones which also feature characters from their favourite TV shows or movies.

Top Of The Range Choice





The Micro Sprite scooters are 2 wheel scooters from the same company that makes the maxi and micro mini scooters.

These have high quality PU wheels with ABEC 5 bearings and a durometer of 82A. This all contributes to a scooter with a smooth, quiet and quick ride.

The handlebar is adjustable from 660mm to 960mm. . The scooter folds for easier carrying and storage too.

It weights 2.7kg. The steering on this scooter is excellent. It steers like a bike with 360 degree turning.

Another plus point is the kick stand which most scooters don't have, so it can stand up when you store it. ​
The Micro Sprite is aimed at kids from aged 5 to 12 years and will grow with your child too. It is is more expensive then other scooters but it's an investment. It can last for years and be passed on to younger siblings too.

There are some great specifications on this scooter such as the 100mm 88A nylon core high rebound PU wheels are both great for doing tricks and cruising along the streets.

The scooter featured is aimed at the 5 to 10 age group. It is height adjustable and is aimed at kids between 1.1 meters and 1.6m. The maximum weight is 50 to 80kg.

Just remember it's best used on a smooth, flat surface.

Is the micro sprite worth the money? See a comparison between the JD Bug Original Scooter and the Micro Sprite to help you make up your mind.



The Bopster is a very competitively priced scooter at around £32.
It is currently one of the bestselling scooters on amazon which is why it's been added to this page in 2018.
Here is a review of some of it's features:
Lightweight - weighs just 2.8kg. Easy to transport and for young kids to control.
120mm PU wheels - the larger than standard wheels offer a smooth ride and less kicking is required for little feet to go faster and further.

Adjustable - There are 4 settings on the height adjustble handlebar as follows 62-74-79-84cm.
Other features - it has a rear brake and max weight load of 100kg which means that some adults will be able to have a go on this scooter. ​

Character Scooters



If you're after a fun, cheap scooter then there are lots of character scooters available.

Generally these are a lot cheaper than other scooter.
They are fun to ride but normally the quality isn't quite as good and they may not last too long. However, they can be really appreciated by kids.

The scooter featured is a Frozen inline scooter and is typical of a character scooter.

It features a light weight frame, easy grip handles, height adjustable handle bars and folds down for storage

Razor S Scooter



Razor is another well know and popular brand of scooter.
The Razor S scooter comes in a fabulous green colour but there are lots of other colours to choose from as well.

It is foldable and weighs 2.4kg so is not too heavy to carry. It features 98mm urethane wheels which feature ABEC 5 bearings.  The wheels offer a smooth ride.
There is a rear brake for safety.

It's designed for kids from aged 6 plus.

What To Consider When Buying a Scooter for 5 and 6 Year Olds

Foldable / Lightweight Scooter - at ages 5 and 6, there were times when my son had enough of using his scooter and he'd ask me to carry it. This is why a scooter that folds was still very useful. A folded or lightweight scooter is easier to carry. However, if they want a scooter to do tricks on they will need one without a folding mechanism. A scooter with a folding  mechanism is not strong enough to withstand the impact from jumps, stunts and tricks.

A scooter that offers a smooth and fast ride - at ages 5 and 6, children want to be able to cruise fairly quickly. Some 3 wheel scooters can be built so safely that they are slow and difficult to maneouvre. Lightweight 3 wheel scooters are normally faster than the sturdier and heavier counterparts.
If you see an ABEC rating for the bearings, a higher rating generally means a faster and smoother ride. The best scooters usually have an ABEC rating of about 5.
Wheels made of high quality polyurethane (also seen as PU) generally offer a smoother and quicker ride too.

A safe scooter - safety is should be a top factor for anybody buying a scooter for a child. However, if safety is a major concern there are extra features to look out for. Look for a footplate which is close to the ground making it easier to get on and off and there's less room to fall. Make sure that the scooter is the right size. The handlebars should come up to about waist height, this means that it is easier to control. A smaller footplate is another features which means that it's easy for a child to control the ride. Look for a foot brake that is easy to use and make sure they know how to use it. Also don't forget helmets, knee and elbow pads and little ones can wear bright clothes and reflective jackets so they can be easily seen by cars and other pedestrians.

Price and Longevity - you can buy scooters that will last your child for quite a few years. These are normally more expensive but will last a few years and you should be able to sell them if you decide to buy a different scooter. You may decide that getting a cheaper scooter that will last one or two years is a better decision. If your child is likely to grow lots, move from a 3 wheel scooter to a 2 wheel scooter or perhaps grow a lot in the next few years, it may be worth getting a less expensive scooter and buying a new one in a couple of years time.

Best electric scooter for 11 year old

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The Best Electric Scooter for An 11 Year Old

There are numerous electric scooters that are suitable for 11 year olds. The main question you may need to answer before you choose which one is suitable for an 11 year old is how much power and speed do you think they will be able to handle?

Check out some reviews of scooters below as well as a comparison chart which shows at a glance all the scooters which may be suitable. And scroll to the end for some videos of each scooter in action.

Classic E100 Scooter



Award Winning Scooter
The classic E100 scooter has been around since 2003 and has won awards. So one thing you can be sure of is it has stood the test of time.

Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has twist grip acceleration on the handlebar. The max speed of the scooter is 10mph. There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it's on (at one speed) or off.

Run Time
It has a run time of 40 minutes on one charge.

Tyres
There is a pnuematic wheel at the front which will add some comfort going over bump and cracks in the pavement. The rear wheel is urethane.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.

✔️ Speed - Most electric scooters for kids have one speed of between 6 mph and 15mph. Most 11 year olds will be fine with 10mph. It's not too slow or too fast. Most kids will go this fast on their bike. However, if you have a particular confident child, you may look at a scooter which goes a little quicker than 10mph. These are often aimed at teens but some 11 year olds may have the ability to use them. Of course, it will depend on the child, so it's your call. There are videos at the end of this article where you can see the scooters in action and this may help you make a decision.

E200 Razor Scooter

The E200 scooter is a step up from the E100, it goes slighly faster and may be a good choice for an 11 year old who wants an electric scooter with a bit more speed.

Kick Start and Speed

Unlike the E100 it doesn't require a kick start to get going. Just jump on and off you go. It can reach speeds of up 12mph (although like all electric scooters the actual speed will depend on the height, weight and balance of the child). Like the E100, it has twist grip acceleration control with a hand operated rear brake. It has no variable acceleration and travels at one speed only.

Tyres

One difference from the E100 is that both the front and rear wheel have 8 inch pneumatic tyres for a smooth ride.

Frame Size

The frame size is slightly bigger than the E100.  It's 105cm high (41.3 inches) from floor to top of the handlebars. It measures 94cm (33 inches) in length. The frame is a good size for the 10 to 13 age group.

Weight Limit

The weight limit is 75kg

Razor E300



The Razor E300 has a recommended age limit of 13 plus. However, there are reviews of 11 year olds and much younger children using it. It is quite a bit nipier than the other scooters featured on this page so it really is an adult's call as to whether this will be okay for their 11 year old.

Speed and Run Time
The max speed is 15mph and it has a run time of 40 minutes

Scooter weight
Bear in mind this scooter is a lot heavier than the other scooters featured and weighs 23.5kg

Tyres
One real plus point of this scooter is that it has a front and rear pneumatic tyres so it will offer a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the path.

Motor
Unlike all the other scooters featured on this page, the E300 doesn't require a kick start.  It has a chain driven motor to reach the scooters 15mph speed. However there is no variable speed which may be a concern.

Frame size
The frame height is 44.5" and the width is 40". This is quite a bit bigger than other scooters on this page. For example, the E100 has a frame size of 36" by 34".

Weight limit
The weight limit on this scooter is 100kg. This means that all older kids and teens can enjoy the scooter as well as adults underneath the weight limit too.

Other features
This scooter has a handlebar which can fold down which makes it easier to store and transport the scooter.

For more information on this scooter read a comparison between the classic E100 and the E300 scooter. ​

✔️ Weight limit - Electric scooters have different weight limits that vary greatly. For example the E100 has a weight limit of 54kg whereas the E300 has a weight limit of 100kg. This may have an influence on which electric scooter to buy an 11 year old. If there is an elder sibling in the family or adults who may want a go on the scooter it may not be possible on scooters with lower weight limits. Most 11 year olds will be a way of the 54kg weight limit but if you see this scooter as lasting a few years, it may be worth going for a scooter with a higher weight limit as long as they can handle any extra speed and power.

HOMCOM Kids Electric Scooter

The Homcom scooter has a recommended age from 7 to 14 years with a height adjustable handlebar of 73-91cm. It has a maximum weight of 50kg. The average weight of an 11 year old is just 35.5kg so it should be fine for most kids this age with some growing room too.

Speed and Range
The scooter has a range of 8 to 10KM with a full charge time of 5 to 8 hours. It features 12km/h maximum speed. (just over 7mph) It's not the fastest scooter which may be fine for some 11 year olds but other kids will want a faster ride.

It's equipped with 2 rechargeable 12 V batteries.

It features a hand brake for easy and quick stop, a reatractable kickstand and it's foldable too

✔️ Tyres - You will generally see either urethane / PU wheels and / or pnuematic tyres on electric scooters. Urethane wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, pnuematic tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement. They generally give a smoother ride.  Pnuematic tyres will be better the older and heavier a child gets. You won't see an electric scooter aimed at adults which has urethane tyres as they will wear down quickly with the extra weight and won't give much comfort on the ride.

Power Core E100



The Power Core E100 is a newer version of the classic E100. It differs because it has an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

Speed 
It's maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E100).

Run Time
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is 50% longer than the E100.

Tyres
Like the E100, it features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pnuematic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.For more information, this article compares the classic E100 and the power core E100. 

✔️ Frame size - the more powerful scooters do tend to have a slightly bigger frame as they are designed for teens and adults. So, if you have a small 11 year old, a smaller size frame may be better for them.  Although there are reviews of young children using the bigger frame sizes and getting on fine.

Comparison chart

ScooterE100E200E300HOMCOMPower Core E100
Age Recommendation8 plus13 plus13 plus7 - 14 years8 plus
Price£157£239.99£299.99£67.99£134.99
SpeedUp to 10mphUp to 12mphUp to 15mphUp to 7.45mphUp to 11mph
Tyres/Wheels8" pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
8" pneumatic front and rear tyres10" pneumatic front and rear tyresPU wheels8" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
Ride Time40 minutes 40 minutes40 minutes 50 minutes (approx)60 minutes
Acceleration / ControlTwist gripTwist gripTwist gripTwist gripTwist grip
BrakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand and foot brakeHand operated front brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkHi-tensile steelAll steel frame and fork
Maximum Rider Weight54kg70kg100kg50kg54kg
Battery24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
KickstandYesYesYesYesYes
MotorKick start, chain drivenChain driven Chain driven High torque, ultra quiet driven motor Kick Start in wheel hub motor
Frame Height36"41.3"44.5"29-36"33.7"
Frame Length34"37"40"30"35"
Scooter Weight 15kg18kg23.5kg10kg12kg
Folding handlebarNoNoNoYesNo

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