Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter Review

Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter Review

Add power to your kid's ride with this Razor E90 electric scooter.

Recommended for ages 8 and up kids kick off, push the green button and off they go.

An easy to ride and fun scooter designed for younger kids which also packs in speed and power.

What You Need to Know About the Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter

Do you have unanswered questions about the Razor E90?

Get all the info on the specs and an indepth review so you know whether this is the right electric scooter for your child.

Find below our easy to read and understand guide explaining the pros, cons and specs of the Razor E90.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureE90 Power Core
Age Recommendation8 plus
Price
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Tyres/WheelsUrethane
Ride Time80 minutes
Acceleration ControlPush button
BrakeHand operated front brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight54kg
Batteries12V
KickstandYes
MotorKick Start In Hub Motor
Assembled Product Dimensions32.5" L x 16" W x 36" H
Weight10kg

Kick Off, Power And Speed

Kids will need to use leg push power, like a classic scooter, to give the scooter a kick start.

But it's simple to get started. Kick off, push the green button and power away. The power button is just under the right hand side of the handlebar.

Ensure you get a good kick off and you will immediately feel the power kick in. The first time the power might surprise young kids a little. So be aware of that.

With a 90 watt motor (which is maintenance free), the E90 power core model reaches speeds of 10mph. And there is 50% more ride time than previous models.

The simple push button acceleration control is ideal for young kids as it's simpler than the twist acceleration you find on other electric scooters. However, on the downside, kids will need to keep pressing the button on longer rides which might make their thumb ache a little.

Also, it is noisy! It's not a silent ride like more expensive adult scooters, although this is unlikely to be a concern for most kids.

Battery and Motor

The E90 power core features a rechargeable 12V battery.

With an impressive 80 minutes of continuous riding, you won't need to worry about charging right away. And you can actually get a good distance ride.

The 12V lead-acid battery has a charge time of up to 12 hours. This is long, but as the ride time is now 80 minutes, you will find it will need charging a lot less than previous models.

Top tip: Switch the scooter off at the base when not in use to save the battery.

Age Recommendation and Weight Capacity

Razor age recommendation is 8 years and up. It holds a maximum weight of 120Ibs (54kg).

Can a 6 or 7 year old ride the Razor E90?

There are many kids aged from around 6 who ride this scooter despite the official age recommendation. So it's a personal decision down to parent and carer discretion. But reviews suggest many kids this age seem to handle the scooter well.

Is it a Good Choice for 10 and 11 Year Olds?

If you are buying for an older child, it is worth considering a taller electric scooter as they are likely to grow out of the E90 quite quickly. The Razor E200 is well worth a look.

Wheels

The urethane wheels is puncture proof and works best on smooth and flat paths. The wheels should offer a comfortable ride for kids within the weight limit, although it may feel slightly bumpy occasionally. As kids get older they may prefer a pnuematic tyre to ride to cushion the ride. But for the age and weight range this scooter is designed for, the urethane wheel should feel fine to ride.

Other Features

Brake: Stopping is achieved via a hand brake which is actually rather good.

Weight and Portability: The E90 isn't designed with portability in mind. It's not foldable and weighs 9.9kg so is heavy to carry. As it's intended use is for kids and not for commuting this isn't really a problem. And in fact, it's normal for most electric scooters in this price range.

Other things to note are the power button, DC power and a retractable kickstand can be found on the base of the scooter, on the side.  And if you like to have a pick of colours, you can purchase the scooter in black and green and black and pink.

Assembly

Assembly is super easy. It's a 10 minute job and the tool you need (a 5mm allen wrench) is included. Just one step is required and that is to attach the handlebars. Kids will be out and on the go in no time.

How To Assemble The Razor E90

This video shows how to assemble the scooter.

How Could the E90 be Improved?

There are a few downsides of the E90:

The charging time of 12 hours is long. If you forget to charge it, it's tiresome to have to wait. However, planning in advance can help. Just do the full charge straight after riding or overnight. In the morning, off you go!

Another gripe, there is no variable throttle. Kids can go one speed only. And holding the button down can be tiresome on longer journeys. But for short rides and whizzing around, little ones probably won't notice.

The ride can be a little bumpy and noisy. As the tyres aren't pneumatic it's best ridden on smooth surfaces. It's not the best on wet surfaces but generally kids will be riding this when it's dry on pavements and smooth paths. Therefore there isn't a lot of need for traction on the wet.

If any of these inconveniences are likely to bother you it may be worth looking at other options. But having said this, you may have to pay more for features such as a variable throttle, pnuematic tyres and a shorter battery charge time.

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for a reasonably priced first electric scooter from a reputable brand, it's very hard to go wrong with the Razor Power Core E90. It's easy to use and manoeuvre, speedy, has a long continuous ride time of 80 minutes and is durable.  If nothing else it's a jam packed fun ride.

Yes, there are a few gripes as mentioned above. However, these need to be balanced out with the price you pay.  Some of the downsides may bother an adult but are nothing to kids who are just whizzing round for fun.

Overall, it's certainly a power packed scooter and young kids will absolutely love it.

Alternatives

If you aren't sure that the speed is the scooter for you, there are other scooters to consider.

Razor make various models of scooter including the Power Core E100 and the Razor E200 and E300. You can see a comparison of the Power Core E90 and E100 here. 

Another alternative is the Zinc Volt Electric scooter. It's less powerful and speedy than the E90 but has a quicker charging time and is less expensive. It may be a good option for the youngest of kids wanting an electric scooter. You can read more about in our article about the best electric scooters for kids. 

Best Scooter Luggage and Suitcases for Kids

Scooter luggage is an ingenious idea for kids and parents. They let kids take charge of their own suitcase so the adults in charge have one less thing to worry about. Additionally, kids won't be moaning for having to walk as they can scoot instead!

Ideal for airports, kids can ride their scooter luggage to the terminal instead of having to work for miles in larger airports. It helps them keep up. And it's fun!

They are also great if you have to travel by train or bus. In fact, any trip where you may need to walk at some stage.

If you have to walk when you reach your destination, the scooter luggage may also save your sanity.

What to look for when purchasing scooter luggage

Light - a light suitcase that kids can easily manoeuvre with a scooter and pick up and carry is ideal.

Luggage size - The capacity of the luggage varies greatly between brands. So remember to check out how much room the suitcase can hold. You may prefer a small size for just the essentials or something larger for a weekend trip. If you are traveling on a plane,  you will need to make sure that the suitcase is small enough to fit as cabin luggage. Otherwise, it will need to be checked in which defeats the point of getting scooter luggage for many people.

Age - scooter luggage tends to be perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8 or 9 years old. You will want to ensure that the suitcase you pick is recommended for their age group.

Can the scooter be detached? - some suitcases can be completely detached from the luggage. This is great for when you go on holiday as not only can the scooter be used for carry on luggage on the airport, the scooter can be used independently when you get to your destination.

Does it also work as a pull along suitcase? - Many pieces of scooter luggage have the option to fold in the scooter so it can be used as a pull along suitcase as well as a ride on. Some also have carry handles so you can pick it up and carry it. Others transform into a backpack.

Height Extendable Handle - a handlebar which can adjust can suit the height of different children and accommodate your child as they grow.

Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase

If you're looking for themed and attractive to young children, you will love the Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase

There are many characters to pick. Whether you go for a dinosaur, panda or unicorn there is a lot to love about the scooter luggage.

Perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8, the handlebar height measures 75cm which is optimum for this age group. The maximum rider weight is 50kg.

A rock and roll steering system (sounds cool) just means that you lean left to steer the scooter left and right to go right.

The closed dimension of this luggage is around 48 x 33 x 25cm with a 25 litre capacity so perfect for storing travel essentials for flights but check before you fly.  There's more than enough room to keep everything you need to entertain kids during a flight. Inside you will also find a zippered pocket and straps to keep your child's things secure.

A lifesaver for parents and kids at the airport but it's also ideal for days out, short weekend trips, use on a train or just playing in the garden.

Flyte 15" Mini Scooter Suitcase

For younger children, (aged 2 to 4 years) Flyte make a smaller version of their suitcase.

It has all the features of the 18" version of the Flyte, just on a smaller scale.

A slighter smaller 21 liter capacity and a smaller handlebar make this version of the Flyte lighter and easier for younger children to control and ride.

When closed, the case measures around 43 x 28 x 23cm, so should fit in with most airlines’ cabin bag size limits.

Scooter Backpack Suitcase Y Glider to-Go Kids Ride On Cabin Travel Luggage

The Yvolution design is slightly different to the other scooter luggage featured.  Impressively, the luggage / backpack is completely detachable from the scooter. This means they can both be used separately.

The Y Glider to Go is also competitive on price, being one of the lowest priced items in this article at the time of writing.

Essentially, 3 different modes of transporting luggage are provided. Ride it like a scooter, pull along as a piece of luggage or carry it like a backpack.

It's designed for kids aged 5 to 8 years. The handlebar can be adjusted to three different height points between 69 and 81cm - so will grow with young children.

The scooter itself is lean to steer and has comfortable soft hand grips. The main zip compartment and 2 side pockets allow kids to organise some of their belongings.

Folded up it measures 63.5cm x 27.5cm x 69-81cm. So if you want to use it as cabin luggage, check with the airline before you fly. It does make a particularly great choice for city breaks and day trips where you don't have to fly but kids may have to walk long distances.

Pedal suitcase Rolling Luggage Cart

With a tall handlebar height of 95cm, a separate compartment for your PC, a place for business cards and a place for folders - this scooter suitcase has been designed with adults in mind. But there's no reason it couldn't be used for kids as well.

It's taller handlebar make it a great choice for older kids and teens in particular. Some tall adults may find the handlebar on this a bit low.

What I really like about this scooter is that it features PU wheels which offer a smoother rolling ride than the PVC wheels featured on most other scooters attached with suitcases. The PU wheels measure 100mm at the front and 70mm at the back. A rear brake is featured for safe stops.

The luggage itself measures 55 x 34 x 30cm, check with your airline it will fit overhead before you fly.

BATMAN M14658 Scooting Suitcase

Holy Smokes! Batman fans are going to love whizzing around the airport like their favourite superhero on this scooter luggage.

The suitcase is cabin sized measuring 55 x 35 x 30cm (but check with your airline to make sure it comes within their regulations). Perfect for storing toys, games, a change of clothes and other essentials for your trip. The case is hardwearing EVA to prevent from the knocks that kids may subject it to. Additionally, the case has a storage pocket and lockdown straps.

The scooter itself features 120mm PVC wheels to help kids get around. An adjustable handlebar allows it to be the optimum height for the child in question. Pull the yellow handle loop and to fold the scooter away and lock it in place. The scooter is controlled via a lean to steer mechanism. So kids need to lean left to turn left and right to go right. A rear brake allows kids to stop when needed.

Peppa Pig Scooter Suitcase

If you have a Peppa Pig fan who needs scooter luggage for an adventure, look no further!

Recommended for the 3 plus age group, the scooter easily folds up and the handlebar down when needed.

120mm PVC wheels do the job for young kids scooting on small journeys in an airport or when they are on holiday.

The scooter also features lean to steer steering, a reactive rear foot brake for a smooth stop as well as an adjustable handlebar so it can reach the ideal height for each rider.

The suitcase features internal pockets and securing straps. Durable EVA material has been used to construct the outer case ensuring it will withstand the punishment little kids may subject it to.

Spider-Man Scootin Suitcase

Kick start your little superhero's holiday by scooting around the airport, with this spiderman scooter suitcase.

In terms of features, it's similar to other character scooter luggage.

It's recommended for kids aged 3 plus and with an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm. 120mm PVC wheels are sufficient for kids to glide around the airport. The scooter has 3 different functions. Use it as pull along luggage, a scooter or carry it. Unfortunately, the scooter can't be detached from the suitcase.

It weighs approximately 3.kg and measuring 85 x35 x30cm when folded so is cabin sized dependant on the airline. Check before you fly, but it should fit in most overhead plane compartments.

Disney Princess Scootin Suitcase

With the same features of the spiderman scooter suitcase featured above, this is an excellent pick for Disney Princess fans.

To recap, the size of the scooter is 85 x 35 x 30cm when folded. Although designed to fit in the overhead compartment on airplanes, it's important to double check with the airline before you fly as each one has slightly different regulations.

The 3 modes are a scooter, drag along suitcase and a carry on when folded. As well as perfect for little ones from age 3 to get around the airport, it's also great for outings to the park when kids want to carry their toys and other items. Perfect for storing a picnic blanket and some small outdoor toys to play with.

Other features to note are 120mm PVC wheels and an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm.

Our Top Pick

For a safe bet go for either the 15" or 18" Flyte scooter luggage. There are many designs to choose, from Stephen the Spaceman to Polly the Panda, you are bound to find the perfect pick for your little one. The Flyte has been around for several years (since 2015) and is still going strong. It's won quite a few awards and it's a popular piece of kit loved by both parents and child. There's a lot of space inside and it scoots around well. What's not to like?

 

Skateboard with Handle: The Best Scooter Skateboard Combos for Kids

 

Do you have a child who can't decide between a scooter and a skateboard and you're not sure which one to get. Or perhaps you're looking for a skateboard with a training handle. Well, look no further for scooter and skateboards in one package.

There are few skateboard and scooter hybrids for kids to choose between. They each have a removable handlebar and easily convert between a skateboard and a scooter without tools. Some combos make great training skateboards for kids, others are ideal for enjoying the fun of both a skateboard and a scooter.

In this article, we have looked at 3 different options. The best one to get will depend on the age, size and weight of your child. The Morfboard is a good choice if you are equally undecided between a scooter and a skateboard. The Chillafish is preferable for young kids who are more excited by the skateboard element and are looking for a training skateboard. And the Maui and Sons is a competitively priced option for the smallest of children (toddlers / preschoolers).

Read on to find out more.

 

Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo

This is a great 2 in 1 skateboard and scooter hybrid which is perfect for younger kids to blast through the neighbourhood. It's easily swapped between the two functions. No tools are required.

Scooter

The scooter handle can easily be attached and is easily and quickly adjustable from 55cm to 73cm. The handlebar measurements are on the low side, which makes it a better choice for younger kids. It sits well in the 6 to 9 year old age group. A maximum rider weight of 68kg will ensure that older siblings can have a quick go as well.

For safety, the rear wheel works with an insert lever brake for immediate stopping. The scooter has a lean-to steer mechanism which means kids will have to lean to steer left and right rather than use the handlebar to control the direction. This will be okay if kids are already used to this system but will take a bit of getting used to for kids that aren't. There are handgrips for ultimate comfort when riding.

Skateboard

Easily change the board by removing the scooter extension. Lock and release technology means you can transform the board in seconds.  The skateboard is a brilliant option for a fun ride and a to try few tricks. Featuring 53 mm urethane wheels for a buttery smooth ride on any surface performance. This is a great skateboard for having a go.

Overall this is a good buy for the 6, 7 and 8 year old kids who can't decide between a scooter and a skateboard. It's one device that gives double the play value. Perfect for playing outside on the street.

And if this isn't enough, there are other components you can purchase separately for even more fun. Transform the board with bounce and balance attachments for more indoor and outdoor play (sold separately).  The balance attachment is particularly awesome for improving core strength and balancing skills (great for indoor use).

Chillafish Skatieskootie, Training Skateboard with Detachable Handle

The Chillafish is marketed as a training skateboard and for that purpose it does the job superbly well. It also comes with a handlebar extension for a scooter too.

It's aimed at kids between the 3 to 8 years age group and the training skateboard has been really well thought out for this age. An elongated wheelbase makes the skateboard more stable so it helps kids stay upright. The longer wheelbase makes it much more difficult to tip the skateboard forwards or backwards.

There are 3 coloured deck plates that can easily be switched in and out. Perfect for customising the look of the scooter. Additionally, you can change between 3 different tails which range from flat, medium and sharp. This is so kids can customise the feel of the ride from simple and safe to etchy and quick. Polyurethane wheels and ABEC 7 bearings ensure the skateboard gives a smooth ride.

So what about the scooter? Chillafish market their product as a training board with a handle rather than a scooter and skateboard, and that description is probably very accurate. On the plus side, the scooter handlebar can be easily switched in and out. It's perfectly sized for younger kids from age 3 as it's height adjustable from 66cm to 81cm. The handlebar is on the smaller side once kids are pushing towards age 9. On the more negative side, some reviews complain that the handlebar is slightly wobbly which can be frustrating if you plan on using it as a scooter a lot.

In summary, this really is an excellent training skateboard for younger kids to have a go. The scooter handlebar adds another dimension but if you think the scooter element will be used a lot it might be worth considering another option.

Maui and Sons Beginner Scooter Skateboard Combo

 

The Maui and sons beginner skateboard and scooter combo is very much for the little kids (I would suggest 3 to 5 years, but some toddlers might also be find on the scooter).

The combo offers versatility and options for little ones who are keen to try out both a scooter and skateboard. It's actually a combination of two Maui and Son's product (the sharkboard scooter and the 22" cruiser skateboard). So you can purchase the products separately if you prefer.

The aluminum handlebar is easily removable to convert the product with ease. The bar is one height and is on the short size (measuring 19" or 48.2cm), so you can't adjust the product as you go shortening the lifespan. The PVC wheels are great for trying out both scooting and the skateboard for short distances. However, they lack the durability and smoothness of ride of polyurethane wheels which the other skateboard and scooter combos have.

The price is the lowest of the skateboard / scooter options featured on this page. A maximum weight capacity of 50kg will accommodate the 3 to 5 age range without a problem.

All in all, if you're looking for a fun toy for little ones to try out both a scooter and a skateboard it ticks all the boxes at a competitive price. But if you're looking for something that will grow with your child or an option for a bigger kid it may be worth spending a little more.

Best BMX Scooters for Kids and Adults

 

What is a BMX Scooter? 


A BMX scooter is a hybrid between a bike and a scooter.  Essentially what you get is a strong, durable kick scooter with hand controlled brakes and large pneumatic tyres. They are brilliant for off-road terrain. Air-filled tyres offer cushioning on uneven roads for a comfortable ride.

Some BMX scooters are durable and light enough to perform jumps and tricks on dirt paths.  They can be a lot of fun on weekend adventures.

BMX scooters work well on grass, canal paths, cobbled paths, dirt paths and generally anywhere where there are bumps and more difficult riding conditions. Constructed out of stronger materials, they can withstand extra punishment from more difficult conditions. However,  they are heavier than a traditional kick scooter.

Who Should Go for a BMX Scooter?

If you want a versatile scooter that can be ridden on streets as well as rough terrain - a BMX scooter will be ideal.  However, they are not designed to be extremely portable. Yes, they can be lifted onto public transport or put in the boot of a large car. But they can't be folded down and are heavier with much larger wheels than a scooter designed for urban kicking.

Remember the BMX bikes of the 1980s and how kids of all ages would use them for wheelies and jumps. Many BMX scooters of the 2020s also offer the capacity of a few tricks, some even have 360 degree handlebars. You can learn some moves and impress your  friends.

There are lots of BMX scooters available for both kids and adults. Find a selection of the best ones to suit different ages and budgets.

Osprey BMX Adult Scooter

The Osprey is a solid bmx scooter designed to have both the manoeuvrability of a scooter and the all-terrain coverage of a bike. In other words, this scooter will easily handle off-road terrain, rolling easily over grass and other paths. Use it for a fun off-road jaunt. It also works well for commutes and journeys with challenging terrain along the way.

So, who is this scooter for? Osprey has tried to cover all ages, kids from age 5 plus as well as teens and adults.  Does it work for all of them? Well,  the minimum handlebar height is 88cm which will be too high for a 5 year old but will accommodate older kids without a problem. The top handlebar setting is 96cm so it will work also for some adults. But if you're on the taller side you will have to stoop when riding which won't be very comfortable. So smaller adults, yes - taller adults will want something with a higher handlebar.

The maximum weight capacity is 100kg which should work well for most adults who are in the right height range.

The scooter is well designed, strong and durable. It features a 20 inch large spoke front wheel and a 16 inch spoke rear wheels. The wheels have a strong grip and are ideal for off road. Front and rear caliper brakes offer quicker stopping power than other scooters. The high quality steel frame and deck is built to last. There is also a handy kickstand to keep it upright when stationary

The general consensus is that assembly is a nightmare, especially if you're not used to building bikes and scooters. However, there is a very helpful assembly video that Osprey have on Amazon and Youtube. Another alternative is to pay for a bike shop to do the hard work and factor this into the price.

Overall, if you can get over the assembly issues,  the Osprey BMX scooter is a decent off road scooter which offers good value for the price.

Bike Star Kick Scooter

The Bikestar is an all terrain scooter for kids aged 7 plus who measure between approximately 120 to 15ocm. This is a solid scooter which has received rave reviews from parents and carers. And there really is a lot to like about the Bike Star.  The steel tube framework is strong and sturdy and it's finished with a glittering metallic paint.

It's 12" (30.5cm) wheels on quality rims can handle woodland rides, rough ground and grass as well as smooth surfaces.

Who's the scooter for? 

This scooter is very much designed for kids in every aspect. The height adjustable handlebar will grow with kids and can be adjusted from 76cm to 90cm. The handbrake is suitable for children. Young kids can offer struggle with a handbrake at first as they tend to be quite big and hard for smaller hands to control. However, with a bit of practice, the Bike Star's handbrake is easy for young kids to use.

The Bikestar is also quite light in comparison to other scooters with air filled tyres. It weighs just 7.2kg. - yes that's much heavier than most rubber wheeled kick scooters but a lot lighter than other kick scooters with pneumatic wheels. A lighter scooter will be easier for young kids to handle and control.

Additionally, the skid proof footboard gives kids the confidence to ride safely.

The maximum weight capacity of the scooter is 100kg, so even though the handlebars may be low older kids, teens and adults under the weight limit can have a go.

How Quickly Can You Assemble the Scooter? 

Bikestar say the assembly can be done in 10 minutes with 90% of the assembly completed out of the box. Be aware you will need your own tools. It may be easy for people who are confident in assembling bikes and scooters but it likely to be more difficult if you aren't. There is an assembly video you can watch over on amazon that will help.

To sum up, this really is an amazing well-built, BMX style scooter for young kids. It's a perfectly designed and durable all terrain scooter for children with a super smooth and comfortable ride. 5 stars!

 

Swifty Air Scooter

If you're an adult looking for the creme de la creme of scooters for difficult terrain, the Swifty air scooter is just amazing. It isn't cheap but it's tough and has a superb design. Its light and will handle off road riding including canal paths, roads, streets, sandy coastal paths and dirt trails.

Who's it for? 

The Swifty is for adults. It will accommodate riders up to 6' (182cm) with riser bars available for 6'2" (188cm). The weight capacity goes up to 150kg, which is much more than the load capacity of standard kick scooters.

This is a scooter that has been designed with maximum strength and durability in mind but at 8.9gk it's also light enough to carry when you need to. Athletic riders could carry it uphill over the shoulder for a downhill trek. Swifty has had riders test the air scooter on mountains, rather impressively blasting down the rocky paths of Mount Snowdon. This thing can certainly take a lot of punishment.

You can use the scooter for commuting, going to the shops and weekend off road adventures. Having said this, if you're just looking for a light, portable commuter scooter for city streets there are lighter options that can fold and will do the job better.

The Swifty has 16-inch pneumatic wheels that are built for fast all terrain riding. The wheelsets are strong which makes them suitable for tough terrain.

If you're an adult looking for a scooter to push your riding to limit with off road trails, jumps and dirt riding, look no further - the Swifty air is the scooter for you.

Xootz BMX Scooter for Kids

The Xootz BMX scooter is designed specifically for kids with an age recommendation of 6 plus. The scooter has a weight capacity of 50kg and a top handlebar height of 84cm so it should accommodate the majority of kids up to around 10.

So why would you choose the Xootz BMX? 

It's perfect if you want a scooter for uneven terrain. Perhaps the paths aren't smooth near you or you need to go over gravel, a dirt path or other tricky terrain on the school run. The large pneumatic wheels will offer a cushioned ride, and roll over the bumpy terrain where smaller wheeled scooters would get stuck. It's also a fab scooter for exploring the outdoors, ideal for young adventurers.

What about size and weight? 

The scooter is large and heavier than most kick scooters for kids, weighing 8.5kg. It's fine to lift when you need to but you don't want to be carrying it around for long periods. It's not the scooter you want if portability is a required feature. You can't fold it. It measures 123 x 64 x 84cm, so you may get it in the boot of a car or you may not, depending on your car size. The front wheel is 16" and the back wheel is 12".

And the brakes? 

The Xootz features front and back caliper brakes, so it's easy to stop when needed. Many kids will prefer the hand controlled brakes of the Xootz.

One of the criticisms of the scooter is that the paintwork scratches easily so don't expect it to stay pristine. However, it is a scooter for the rugged outdoors so maybe the look will fit in with the purpose of the scooter.

Overall, if you're looking for a decent BMX scooter for kids this will tick the boxes.

 

Mongoose Expo Scooter

Mongoose is a US brand which is popular over in America and in the UK too. The Expo is Mongoose's all terrain offering to kids and teens. If kids are fed up with a scooter which gets stuck in the cracks on the pavement and want something that can handle dirt tracks and other tricky terrains this does the job!

It features 12 inches air tires which perform well when riding on paved and unpaved surfaces. Bmx bike style alloy caliper hand brakes offer confident speed control.

What is the Age Recommendation?

There are internet reviews of adults riding the Expo and whilst it can accommodate riders who weigh up to 100kg (220lbs), it's handlebars will sit too low for most adults to ride comfortably for long periods.

The scooter sits at 85cm (33.5") high which in my opinion will be fine for most kids around the 6 to 11 year age group (although there are reviews of some older teens ride this thing as well). The bars can be adjusted by 3" but you will need a 14 mm open-end wrench to do this. There is a stem nut that loosens a head stem quill. Pull bars up and retighten, there is a max height position stamped in the stem. The instruction booklet gives detailed steps on how to adjust the height if you need to do it.

Bear in mind that the scooter is heavier than standard kick scooters at 9kg (20lbs), this means that younger, smaller kids may find the heavier weight a little harder to manoeuvre.

Assembly is fairly straightforward with brake cables probably being the most difficult part to assemble. The owners manual is brilliant and provides written information and diagrams for building, maintaining and adjusting the scooter. If you do struggle, you can always pay a bike shop to do it for you.

How does it ride?

The fat, smooth air filled tyres are great for a comfortable ride. They absorb all the imperfections in the road easily and work well on all kinds of terrains such as grass and hiking trails too.

With sturdy and solid construction, the scooter feels durable to ride. It goes quick enough. Additionally, the front wheel turns 360 degrees which means it's fab to try a few tricks on as well.  Older kids will enjoy having a go at a wheelie or small jump. It is heavier than a stunt scooter, so you can't really go flying with this thing. If kids want to go on the skate park, I'd go for a dedicated stunt scooter. But for trying a few fun things on some trails it's great.

Perhaps one of the biggest complaints is that the braking could be stronger. Many kids will slow down with their feet, but this could be a deal breaker if you're trying to decide between this scooter and another one.

One other small gripe, there isn't a kickstand but this isn't a problem if you don't mind laying it flat for storage.

The overall verdict? It's a decent off road scooter for kids with a lovely, comfortable smooth ride. It's fun to ride especially if you're willing to have a go at a few tricks. But you will need to forgive the subpar braking capability and rely on slowing down before you stop.

Homcom Pink or Black Air Filled Tyres Scooter

If you're looking for a pink BMX style scooter, the Homcom comes is the right colour and it also comes in black if your prefer. But what else does it offer in terms of off road capability?

The scooter has an age recommendation of age 5 plus to adult. Personally, I think for there are better choices for 5, 6 and 7 year olds as the lowest handlebar height is 92cm which is quite high for a child. However, it should accommodate most adults as the handlebar extends up to 100cm. The maximum weight capacity is 100kg.

The 16 inch front tyre and 12" rear tyre give a smooth, comfortable ride. You won't need to worry about potholes and bumps in the road. The large wheels roll smoothly and will get you to your destination quickly and easily.  It can handle twigs, stones and cracks effortlessly. It manages uneven terrain but you may find that the hand grips aren't the most comfortable for the impacts off-road riding. The V type front and rear brakes aren't the highest quality but decent for the money you pay

You're going to need to spend some time assembling the scooter as it arrives flat packed and the instructions aren't the best, so if you're a novice at assembling scooters and bikes you may need some help putting this together.

If you're looking for a scooter to handle the uncomfortable terrain on a school run or short journeys, it does the job well. If you're looking for a scooter to soak up the punishment of lots of off road riding, you probably want to look into another option. Comparing this scooter to the Swifty air is unfair as the price difference is great but you can see how the Swifty has really been put through its paces when designed and tested.

Overall, it's a decent scooter for the price but it lacks the quality finish that you will find on a more expensive option.

 

Best Hoverboards for 8 and 9 Year Olds (and older kids!)

The Best Hoverboard for 8 and / or 9 Year Olds (and older kids too!)



Hoverboards (also known as self-balancing scooters) are a popular craze. The first hoverboards were built for adults but now it's standard to see kids as young as 8 and 9 on a hoverboard.

The key to using the board is that you balance to ride them (unfortunately they don't really hover - maybe they will in the future). For kids, a smaller, lighter and slower board is easier to control and manoeuvre as well as ensure a safer ride.

Check out our hoverboard buying guide and specific suggestions of excellent hoverboards for kids.

Buying Guide

Wheel Size

There are three main wheel sizes to look out for on hoverboards, which are 6.5", 8" and 10".

Smaller wheels are better for younger kids. The smaller size means these hoverboards aren't as bulky, therefore they are easier for 8 or 9 year olds to manage. Smaller wheels are also better for mastering any tricks and work well on smooth and flat surfaces. Hoverboards with smaller wheels are more compact and lighter to carry.

However bear in mind, that small wheels won't handle bumps in the road or any uneven terrain such as grass and sand. So kids really need to use these on smooth ground (indoors or out)

8" wheels tend to offer a bit more stability and will add some extra weight to the hoverboard. But they're still fairly compact.

The hoverboards with 10-inch wheels tend to be better off-road and on uneven terrain. If you're looking for a hoverboard to use on rough terrain, choose one with all-terrain tyres.

Speed

Some hoverboards reach speeds of 10mph. However, for kids, it is probably best to look for a slower speed. The slowest hoverboard speed we've found is the Razor Hovertrax 1.5 which has a top speed of 6mph. Others hoverboards in this article have top speeds of between 7 and 8mph.

Training Mode

Many boards offer a training mode for beginners. This is especially useful to help young kids master the hoverboard. When their confidence builds, they can graduate onto the normal mode.

Safety

Safety is obviously paramount. To ensure the hoverboard is safe, look for one which is CE & UL2272 certified. When purchasing, check out the company's warranty and returns policy. If something does go wrong, you want to be able to contact the company quickly and be able to return the hoverboard easily. It's often easier to buy from a UK company.

When riding for fun, it's safer for kids to stay on smooth surfaces. Surfaces with bumps can cause riders to jerk forwards and lose control which is obviously not what you want for young children. Kids should slow down to walking speed or get off the hoverboard if the path becomes uneven at any point.

It's also highly recommended that kids wear a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads for extra protection.

Charging Time

The charging time does seem to vary wildly between different boards, but most will be charged in under 4 hours. Being aware of the charging time is important so you can plan ahead. If kids are likely to want to be on their hoverboard most of the day, a quick charge time will be more essential than for kids who want it for occasional use.

Battery Life

Most hoverboards will sustain a run time of around 60 minutes. The battery life will be affected by many features such as the weight of the person using the board and the terrain they are riding on.

Weight of Hoverboard

Obviously the lighter the hoverboard, the easier it will be to carry so it's a statistic worth paying attention to. You may need to carry boards up an incline, street kerb or if it runs out of battery.

A lighter board is also easier for kids to control.

Construction

The hoverboard should have a tough and rugged frame which is durable and will withstand the abuse kids are likely to throw at it. The best hoverboards will be made out of tough materials which are also lightweight, and quite often this is what you are paying extra for when you buy a decent board.

Razor Hovertrax 1.5 Self Balancing Electric Scooter

The Razor Hovertrax 1.5 is an excellent entry level board with everything young beginners need in their first hoverboard / self balancing electric scooter. A low top speed of 6mph and a training mode make it a great choice for young children.

There's an Everbalance smart feature that keeps the Hovertrax on an auto-level which makes getting on and off the board a breeze. Additionally, simple controls and a training mode make the Hovertrax 1.5 ideal to learn the ropes.

Furthermore, anti-slip, rubber, traction pads keep kids in perfect balance for foot-controlled, seamless manoeuvring.

Once you've mastered the hoverboard on the training mode, change the mode to normal. And for extra thrills, kids can learn to perform 360 degree turns and other manoeuvres.

You get around 45 minutes of continuous use with each charge, so outings to the park are jam packed with fun. It's the lightest hoverboard featured on this page weighing just 7.5kg, so it's easy to pick up when you need to.

A handy battery power indicator keeps riders aware of how long they have left to ride. It's not the quickest charging board, with an initial charge time is 6 hours and a recharge time of 4 hours between rides after the first charge. But if you remember to charge the hoverboard after each use, this shouldn't be a problem.

Perfect for both indoors and / or out use. The official age recommendation is from 8 plus.

Overall, this is an excellent first choice in hoverboard for young kids.

 

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self Balancing Electric Scooter

Another hoverboard for the 8 plus age group by Razor is the 2.0. The main difference between the two boards is the Hovertrax 2.0 has a higher top speed of 8mph and a longer battery life of up to 60 minutes on one charge. But you will pay more for the extra speed, so it'll be up to you if this is worth the extra money.

The Hovertrax 2.0 also features the Everbalance smart technology which auto levels the scooter. Razor hoverboards are the only boards that include this technology. It does make mounting and dismounting the boards easier which is ideal for beginners.

This is another awesome choice for beginners. It features a training mode and normal mode. Once you've mastered the basics, the Hovertrax goes forwards and backward and also spins.

The max weight of the riders is 100kg so there is no reason most adults can't have a go. The weight of the board is 9.65kg.

Both Hovertrax boards offer a smooth, quiet ride and feature silent dual hub motors.

Overall, the Hovertrax 2.0 isn't cheap but it's difficult to go wrong with this board for beginners of the 8 plus crowd.

Zinc Smart X Hoverboard

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With a top speed of 7mph, this is another good entry-level choice  - the perfect speed to glide in style.

The Zinc Smart X comes equipped with a battery and balance indicator. The wide 6.5" wheels can go both forward and reverse. Impressively, it can cope with inclines up to 15 degrees.

A single charge allows the hoverboard to travel up to 3 miles in one go (up to 60 minutes). It's a hoverboard at the lighter end of the scale weighing 8.3kg, making it a bit easier to pick it up when you need to.

Kids will love the lights and sounds on this board. Parents will love the reasonable price tag.

Bear in mind, the official recommended age for this hoverboard is 14 years and above.

Hover-1 Horizon 8 Inch Wheel Iridescent Hoverboard

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We love the look of the Hover-1 Horizon, super cool with funky LED lights and colors.

What you need to know about the Hover-1 is that it has 8 inch wheels which is bigger than the other hoverboards featured in the article. It has a max speed of 7.5mph and has a range of 8.4 miles. There is a battery indicator to let riders know when the battery is low.

What we love are the extra features the Bluetooth on this board gives the rider. The Hover-1 can connect to an app via Bluetooth which will tell you the speed and the battery life. You can also use the app to control the customisable LED headlights and use numerous other functions which include tripometer, odometer, GPS location and route recording. Additionally, the board also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker for music lovers.

On the downside, it's not the lightest board, weighing 10.3kg but this is to be expected with the larger size wheels.

Overall, if you love the Bluetooth functionality, want bigger wheels and like the look of this board, it is an extra fun ride.

The official recommended age for this scooter is 15 years and above.

Hover-1 Chrome Metallic Blue Bluetooth Speaker

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If you want Bluetooth with your hoverboard and the Hover-1 8.5 inch wheels are too big, then check out this smaller hoverboard with smaller 6.5 inch wheels.

It's light at just 8.75kg so it is easier for younger kids to control as well as lighter to carry.  The top speed is 7mph.

What's really good about this board is long battery life. Impressively the board can travel up to 6 miles and sustain a run time of up to 90 minutes.

The Bluetooth capability gives extra functionality such as notification of speed and battery life, control over the LED lights and ride settings. Other functions include tripometer, odometer, GPS location and route recording.

The charge time is 4.5 hours which is longer than most but should be no problem to charge in the evening or overnight.

The official recommended age for this scooter is 15 years and above.

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Do your kids scooter adventures ruin their shoes?

Are they getting scuffed? Worn down? Or even worse, have holes?

Yes, I hear you cry.  Then your child needs a pair of shoes designed for scooter riding.

What Type of Shoes Should You Get? 

They need to be hardwearing to withstand the scuffs from riding along the street and / or the impact from jumps and tricks at the skate park.

Whatever scooter adventures they parktake in all scooter shoes should always be flat. The upper shoe area should be made of sturdy and hardwearing material. The areas between the different parts of the shoe should be at least double stitched  (or even triple stitched).

Having said this there is not a one size fits all approach. The best shoes for their scooter trips may vary between when and where they use their scooter.  Skate park shoes will vary differently for shoes used for scooters on muddy or wet surfaces. The later will definitely need to be waterproof and many shoes for the skatepark are not.

It should go without saying but the shoes also need to be comfy!

Another consideration is the shoe style. No tween or teen is going to want to be seen in something that isn't fashionable. But function is of course just as important.

Luckily there are numerous shoes designed for kids which are perfect for scooter riding on all kinds of terrain and surfaces.

We have 10 ideas below which have been divided into 3 categories

1.) Shoes for the Skate Park
(these should also be good for kick scooting)

2.) Shoes for the School Run
(shoes they can wear also wear at school)

3.) Shoes for Muddy Terrain
(great for dirt scooters)


Scooter Shoes for the Skate Park

If your scooter enthusiast spends all of their time at the skate park, check out some shoes below. All of the shoes are designed for skate park use and generally come under the category skate shoes but they are perfect for stunt scooter use as well.

Vans Atwood Canvas Skate Shoe

 

It's difficult to go wrong with Vans Atwood low top snaker / trainer. They are super competitive on price, super comfortable and look amazing. The sole is made of gum rubber so is perfect for skate park use and the diamond waffle pattern on the sole gives added grip on a scooter.

The shoes are strong with a vulcanized construction with a lace up closure. The outer material is canvas so the shoe moves well with the foot and the inner material is textile which is comfortable to wear.

As it's canvas, the Vans aren't the best shoes to wear in very wet weather but for summer scooting they're awesome!

Vans Boys' PALOMAR Trainers

 

Another option of Vans are the the palomar. These are inspired by modern skate silhouettes and feature Vans iconic side stripe branding.

One of the overiding features of the Palomar is they are designed with comfort in mind. The padded collar and heel area are two features which offer increased comfort and fit for a kids who loves to scoot.

They are strong and durable for skate park with a vulcanized construction, Van's original waffle tread design and legendary gum rubber compound.

 

Nike Unisex Kids’ Stefan Janoski (Gs) Skateboarding Shoes

 

A longwinded name for this shoe! It features a low top and a low profile with little padding but this ensures maximum freedom of movement and a soft flex right out of the box.

It's made of a leather upper and cushioned midsole for a comfortable fit and excellent sensitivity when scooting.

Scooter riders will love the Nike Zoom Air unit in the insole for responsive cushioning. There's a vulcanised style rubber outsole with classic gum rubber and a soft flex right out of the box.

The full rubber outsole has a special pattern for better traction.

The finishing is also excellent with 4 metal outlets and  double reinforced style stitching.

This is one cool skate shoe!

Adidas Unisex Kids Gazelle


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The Adidas Gazelle shoe has been around for a while. And you can see why. How awesome do these shoes look? The burgundy is a fantastic unisex color. They look amazing for skate park wear and everyday casual wear too.

They have an outer materialof leather and a gum rubber sole for durability. Super comfortable for daily wear and durable for the skate park too.

Perfect for kids, tweens or teenagers.

This is one cool skate shoe!

Etnies Unisex Kids Marana Skateboarding Shoes

 

The Etnies is one of the most durable skateboard shoes but not it's now even more durable - 3 times more durable to be precise!
Etnies has teamed up with the top rubber maker michelin and made a new Marana outsole. The shoe has a rubber toe cap and a hidden lace-up pocket to protect the laces.

The Marana has a lined tongue, a lined shoe collar and one per foam 1 insole for more comfort. Thanks to michelin, the shoe has a durable cup sole made from chicheling rubber.

Cupsoles are better for kids who do a lot of aerial jumps. Cupsoles have more cushioning and a thicker sole, designed for skaters who jump from higher distances. Kids who do more grinds and Ollies will probably prefer the flexbility of a scooter with a vulcanised construction as opposed to cupsoles.

DC Shoes (DCSHI) Boys’ Court Graffik-Shoes

 

Perfect for boy from aged 8 to 16.

Like the Etnies shoe, these have cup construction which makes them more suitable for withstanding landings from aerial tricks.

The features include: leather upper, large DC heel logo, foam padded collar and tongue for comfort, vent holes for breathability and a lightweight mesh tongue.

DC Kids' Pure High-top Ev Skate Shoe


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Since 1994, DC shoes has represented a balance of skate meets street casual.

The pure high top skate shoe look cool and are comfortable.

They feature hook and loop strap and elastic laces. A foam padded tongue and collar give added comfort. DC's trademarked pill pattern tread offers grip on the scooter.

Designed to withstand the test of child and skateboard! So perfect for scooter use!

Adidas Unisex Skateboaring Shoes

The Kids Seeley J from adidas combines a leather & synthetic upper with a durable rubber sole. Comfortable and durable for both the skate park and for scooter commutes.

The trainers feature lace up  fastening, cushioned insole and textile lining.

And finished with adidas branding. Cool styling for tweens and teens.

Scooter Shoes for the School Run

There are hardwearing shoes that are perfect for the school run as kids can wear them to scoot to and from school but also throughout the school day.

 

Vans Boys' Atwood Leather Low-Top Sneakers


If you're looking for a black shoe that could be for scooting on the school run and for school itself, check out the Atwood black sneakers.

They are lightweight and most probably better for the summer term. The outer black material and metal eyelets gives them the "school shoe look". They feature a double-stitching for extra durability.

The signature rubber waffle outsole make them durable and comfortable for scooting. The padded tongue and collar, along with vulcanized construction, offer increased comfort for general wear.

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Running Shoes



Another trainer type shoe which is also suitable for school so perfect for the scooter school run is the adidas unisex running shoe.

They are ultra-light running shoes and ensure a comfortable and safe fit thanks to the soft cushioning technology.

The breathable upper made of mixed materials and the cage on the arch support provide extra support.

They have a synthetic fabric upper material and a manmade inner material. The rubber sole make this great for kick scooting along the road.

Scooter Shoes for Muddy Terrain

If your child, likes to ride a dirt scooter or take their scooter along uneven terrain, trail shoes may be the way to go. They aren't lightweight so wouldn't be a good choice for the skate park but if you want a shoe fora muddy / wet surface trail shoes could be the way to go.

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Terrex Ax2r K Trail Running Shoe

The adidas unisex kids trail / running shoe is an example of the type of shoe that would be great when using dirt scooters.

Created for young hiking enthusiasts, these kids shoes are a versatile model suitable for all types of outdoor activities.

Featuring a low-cut ankle profile and a fabric upper with protective lining. The soft EVA midsole ensures lightness and cushioning, while the traxion sole provides superior grip on rocky surfaces.

Guide To Buying Skate Shoes for Stunt Scooter Use

Here are answers to all your questions when getting stunt scooter shoes for the skate park as well as lots of information about what to look for in skate shoe construction.

Do I really need skate shoes for using my stunt scooter?

Not really. Most flat pumps will be fine for stunt scooter use at the skate park. However, if you are using your stunt scooter a lot, ordinary pumps / sneakers will wear out quite quickly due to the extra impact they will be put under. Therefore skate shoes tend to be more durable for stunt scooter use.

Vulcanized Construction Vs Cup Sole Construction

There are two main types of skate shoe vulcanized construction and cup sole construction. The best ones for you will very much depend on the type of stunt scooter tricks and use.

Vulcanized shoes
Vulcanized shoes are thinner, lighter and more flexible. They are better for tricks like grinds as they are better with a flexible shoe so you can have greater control over the board. Vulcanized shoes don't have as much cushioning as cup soles but they offer more mobility.

Cupsoles

Cupsoles are better for performing aerial tricks, where the impact from landing is hard. Cupsoles offer more cushioning and a thicker sole.

What Material Is Best for the Skate Shoe Sole?

The sole of a skate shoe is very important as it is the main point of contact between the scooter deck and the shoe. The sole should be flat. The best material is gum rubber. Gum rubber offers a lot of grip and is durable.

What about Comfort?

There are many factors which make a skate shoe more comfortable.

You will find that skate shoes have different levels of cushioning that can give added comfort when stunt scooter riding.

Most skate shoes have a midsole which is made from lightweight EVA foam that can help with impact when your foot or board hits the concrete. However, midsoles made from PU foam may last longer.

Some skate shoes have dual heel cushioning. Vulcanized shoes often have this extra layer of cushioning at the heel to make up for their thin soles.

Many skate shoes have a padded heel collar for added stability around the heel which will prevent the shoe from slipping off during a stunt scooter session.

A padded collar and heel area will also offer an increased fit for kids who loves to scoot.

You may also see a padded tongue which also adds to the comfort level.

Explain Profile (low – mid – high)

This is essentially how high the shoes comes up against your ankle. It really comes down to personal preference.

A low top shoe will offer more mobility and flexibility. Mids offer a bit more support but they aren't quite as flexible as a low top but not as supportive as a high top. Finally high tops will give you more support around your ankle but can also feel restrictive and bulky.

The best advice is to try out different types of shoes and see which one feels the best for you.

 

The Best Kids Big Wheel Scooter

10 Speedy Big Wheel Scooters That Kids Will Love

Looking for a children's scooter with big wheels? Big wheel scooters have a lot of advantages over those with smaller wheels.

Bigger wheels go faster and further with less effort. It takes fewer kicks to get bigger wheels up to speed.

They offer a smoother and more comfortable ride than their smaller wheeled counterparts as the bigger wheels will absorb more of the impact and shocks from bumps and cracks on the road.

This can make them a great commuter scooter as you can get where you're going to quickly and with less puff.

On the downside, they weigh heavier than scooters with smaller wheels. This is something to be considered if you have to carry them for long distances For example, when kids get tired, go up hill or you have to take the scooter on public transport.

There can be a compromise to be made in these cases as there are scooters with medium-sized wheels that aren't quite as heavy. Some of which are featured in the article.

There are big wheel scooters for kids of all ages. Little kids, bigger ones, teens and the biggest kid of all (the adult!).

Read on for our top ten suggestions.

Micro Cruiser


The creme de la creme of kids scooters with big wheels, you can't go wrong with the Micro cruiser. Yes, it's more expensive than most but the quality is second to none. What you will be getting is a scooter will an exceptionally smooth ride. The parts can all be repaired and replaced so the scooter can be kept out of landfill and passed onto siblings or sold second hand.

Down to the specifics, the scooter is recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.  Having said this, some taller riders may find that they outgrow the top handlebar height quickly so ideally the scooter is best for the 5 to 8 year old range. It's worth paying attention to the height recommendation which is 110cm to 146cm.

The 200mm wheels are big,  perfect to get little legs where they want to be quickly. The handlebar is height adjustable from 74cm to 88cm so will grow with your child.

Micro have thought of everything to make this scooter easy and comfortable for kids to ride. The wide, retro-style chopper handlebars make it easier to control for younger riders.

It's also easy for little kids to hop on and off, thanks to the low to the ground footplate which has a 6cm ground clearance. A lower footplate makes it easier for kids to kick along, as there is less distance to lower their kicking leg and push along.

The scooter weighs 4.5kg, so it is quite heavy if you have a child who is always wanting to get off and walk a lot. But a bigger wheel scooter is always going to be heavier than a smaller wheel one, so this is where you may have to compromise.

On the plus side, it does fold down, so you can easily pick it up and put it in a car boot or away to store.

✔️Overall Verdict

A well designed, expertly engineered, top quality big wheel scooter which is ideal choice for kids between 5 and 8 and should last them until they are around 10 years old (about 146cm tall).
 

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

 

The Razor A5 Lux is best for older kids and teenagers.  With it's height adjustable handlebar from 72cm to 97cm, it's will accommodate kids and teens as the grow, even being an option for adults under the maximum weight capacity of 90kg.

There is much to like about the A5 Lux in comparison with other brands. It's low to the ground deck, means your kicking leg doesn't have far to go to push along, leading to a more comfortable ride. Scooter enthusiasts will easily glide along.

The 200mm polyurethane wheels get older kids faster, further and when they get there they can easily fold and carry their scooter. Weighing 4.2kg it is light enough to carry onto public transport and easily put in the boot of a car.

The deck size is 32cm by 10cm which is ideal for the older kids/teen age group. Not too small but large enough to comfortably ride.

The rear fender brake gives effective stopping power. However, it has to be said there are better options for more control and better braking on wet or slippery surfaces. Yes, you can ride the scooter in the rain but Razor don't officially recommend using the scooter in rainy weather.

The handy kickstand makes it easy to keep the scooter upright when storing or parking.

Perhaps another small criticism of the Razor is it can rattle a little but overall this is an awesome mid range kick scooter with a quality build and design from a well respected brand.

✔️Overall Verdict

A decent big wheel scooter for older kids and teens from a respected brand with some useful features.
 

Razor A6 Kick Scooter

The super-sized 254mm urethane wheels and the height adjustable handlebar that extends to a mighty 106cm make the Razor A6 an awesome choice for teenagers who are looking for a commuter scooter to get them to school or college in rapid time.

The foldable scooter weighs 5kg. Sure, it's not the lightest but it most teens will still be capable of easily carrying it folded onto the bus or train or up a flight of stairs.

Razor have worked hard on this scooter to eliminate rattling with an anti-rattle folding mechanism.

Like the Razor A5, the deck is low to the ground meaning it's super-comfortable for that kicking leg.

There's a rear fender brake for a swift stop and a useful kickstand too.

✔️Overall Verdict

An upgrade from the A5 Lux, the A6 big wheel scooter from a notable brand is the optimum choice for taller riders who are serious about scooting.

 

JD Bug 150 Street Series Scooter



If you're looking for a lighter scooter to carry, the JD Bug 150 series scooter is just that. It is a good compromise of slightly bigger wheels and a lower weight.

JD Bug is a long-established German scooter brand, well known for it's sleek, light, well-made scooters for children.

This scooter has been designed to bridge the gap between adults and kids with its 150mm, durable wheels. Not as big as some of the 200mm wheel scooters, but still a quicker ride than a standard 100mm wheeled scooter.

As already said, the wheels are a great compromise for a scooter that speeds along quickly but is exceptionally lightweight at just 3.3kg with a slimline profile. The folded dimensions are (L) 690mm x (W) 100mm x (H) 200mm so easy to take on public transport and ideal to transport in the boot.

The handlebar extends up to 99cm, making it a good choice for a fast-growing older child or teen. The scooter is designed for riders with a weight capacity of 100kg or less which means that most adults will also be able to hop on

The long, sturdy footplate measures 51 cm (l) by 10 (w) and it features a spring-loaded brake.

✔️Overall Verdict

An excellent mid-wheel scooter, lighter for carrying but not quite as fast as scooters with 200mm wheels. A good option for kids, teens and adults.

 

JD Bug Series 200 Commuter Scooter

If you're looking for an excellent 200mm scooter that offers top-notch features at a competitive price, the JD Bug 200 is just that.

Ergonomically designed to help prevent unnecessary curvature of the spine, the JD bug provides a low footplate making it easy to kick along the ground and a handlebar adjusts from 74cm to 106cm. Ideal for growing kids, Mind you, the wide range of adjustment on the handlebar makes it suitable for the tallest of adults, so as long as you're under the load capacity of 100kg, parents can jump on as well!

The big 200mm 85a PU wheels with ABEC 9 rated bearings glide smoothly over bumpy pavements.

Perfectly designed for use public transport, there is a single lever that folds the scooter, making folding simple. It's similar in weight to other scooters with 200mm wheels at 4.5kg.

 

✔️Overall Verdict

A top choice for value for money and quality. The specs and features are great but the price tag although not the cheapest is excellent bang for your buck.
 

Hudora Big Wheel RX-Pro 205


 

The German made Hudora 205 scooter is ideal for fun-seekers for ages 8 to teen (or even adults!). Perfect for a quick way to get around. The PU, 200mm wheels offer a speedy ride.

The height adjustable handlebar extends from 79cm to 104cm and is easy to fold. The aluminium footplate measures 33 cm (l) by 11.5 (w) which is a nice size for older kids. The rear brake is perfect for quick stops.

The build of the scooter is durable and reviews show that the scooter can withstand frequent use. However, compared to higher end scooters such as the Micro brand, it's not as easy to replace parts that are worn or break.

If we were to pick faults, the deck is slightly higher than on other scooters such as on the Razor brands. This means that a kicking leg will have to go further down to push along.

What's really useful is the convenient carry strap combined with it's low weight of just 4kg makes this scooter ultra-portable, a good option if you have to carry it up a flight of stairs or onto a bus.

✔️Overall Verdict

An excellent mid range scooter which is competively priced. The big wheels make this a good option for speedy school runs.

 

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Air Tyres

The bikestar scooter is an awesome choice for young adventurers for ages 7 upwards.

The 12 inch pneumatic wheels on quality rims offer an cushioned ride over uneven terrain. It's ideal for comfortable outings over bumpy pavements and goes over sticks and stones easily. The air filled tyres also offer good traction on wets surfaces so no worries about slipping and sliding when it rains.

The practical height adjustable handlebar extends from 76 to 90cm so it will grow with kids.

Unfortunately, it isn't foldable and it is on the heavy side. It weighs  7.2kg but the it is expected that a scooter will weigh more if it has airfilled tyres, .

The skid-proof footplate is sturdy and safe. The Bikestar also features a big and strong rear and front wheel hand brake for responsive stops.

✔️Overall Verdict

This is one of the only air filled big wheels scooters for young kids out there. It has rave reviews over on amazon. So if you're after a comfortable ride with good traction this is a good choie.
 

Zinc Urban X Commuter Scooter

Affordability is the main selling point with the Zinc Urban X commuter scooter and unlike some others at this price, it offers a speedy ride with 200mm wheels.

True, it’s not as sleek as pricier models but it’s got some handy features – an adjustable handlebar which has three height adjustments at 84cm, 88.5cm and 93cm, rear brake and 200mm wheels to get you further at speed.

On the downside, the wheels are made of PVC which aren't as durable as urethane, so may not last as long and also may not absorb the bumps and shocks along the road as well.

At 4kg it's light to carry can fold so it’s not a complete pain to carry or take on public transport. If you’re on a budget, this scooter – aimed at kids from aged 8 plus – is well worth considering.

✔️Overall Verdict

Cheap, cheerful and easy to ride. Ideal for speedy school runs or for scooting around the neighbourhood from a to b.
 

Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter​

 

The Razor A5 air commuter scooter is super for older kids and teens for ages 8 all the way up to adult for a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. Brilliant for enjoyable urban commuters like the school run.

The 200mm pneumatic wheels offer shock-absorbing, reliable performance. The anti-rattle height-adjustable handlebar extends from 75 to 97 and is foldable featuring a super strong easy fold t-tub.  The soft rubber grips for enhanced comfort, grasp and control. The low to ground footplate measures 13.4 cm (l)

The razor features a rear-fender brake for safe stops. The scooter weighs 5.6 meaning it's light despite the scooter having air filled wheels.

✔️Overall Verdict

A scooter with pneumatic tyres for the older kids and teenage riders. The air filled wheels may be slower to start up but will offer a comfortable ride and more traction on the pavements when it's been raining.
 

Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter

The Micro Flex is a top of the range scooter for older kids, teens and adults. With a handlebar that can adjust from 72cm to 103cm, it can accommodate tall riders.

Like all Micro scooters, the scooter is of top notch quality and is built to last. The PU 200mm wheels area great size for getting from a to b. The scooter has a unique ultra-flexible deck (being made of flexible fibrewood and glass) so it helps absorb the shocks and vibrations from the road adding to a smooth and comfortable ride.

It weighs 4.7kg which is similar to other scooters with 200mm wheels. It folds down to a compact 74cm x 12.5cm x 30cm so it can easily fit back of a car or to store.

Ergonomically designed for superior comfort, the Flex Deluxe features a low deck to lessen the strain on your back. The footplate measures 33cm by 13.5cm. Micro has some nice finishing touches. The handle grips are durable and provide unbeatable control and incredible comfort.

As with all micro scooters each key part of the scooter is replacable or repairable keeping the scooter out of the landfill and in working order for a lifetime.

✔️Overall Verdict

A 200mm wheel scooter investment which is ideal for commuting comfortably and speedily to school or college or whizzing around the town. A superior, comfortable ride on a scooter that can last years if looked after properly.

 

Top 3 Electric Scooters With Seat For Kids Reviews

Best 3 Electric Scooter With Seats for Kids Reviews

Electric scooters with seats are fun! Check out three excellent, zippy electric scooters with seats below. Perfect for kids who want a fun ride while chilling out at the same time.

The electric scooters featured can all also be used as a stand alone electric scooter, so there's the option of not using the seat and then changing your mind and sitting down again. Some scooters do need tools to make the conversion, whereas others do not.

Razor Power Core E100S Scooter.

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This is a nippy seated scooter with a top speed of 11mph. It features Razor's Power hub motor which gives riders better acceleration and a higher top speed.

The motor is maintenance free unlike previous models of electric scooters with no chain tension or alignment needed. What's really awesome about the E100S is that it can be used as either a stand up or sit down scooter.

The padded seat is detachable so it can be ridden as a normal scooter or chill out on your ride and sit down. Scoot manually up to 3mph to kick start the scooter. Once achieved, twist the throttle to engage the motor.

A hand operated brake and anti-slip footplate keep every rider safe.

There is quite a significant charge time of 12 hours to use the scooter. However, once charged riders can get up to 60 minutes continuous use before charging again. The maximum user weight is 54kg, so this model really is for kids.

Razor E300S Seated Scooter


If seated and going at speed is your think, the E300S is an super quick electric scooter with a seat. Going up to 15mph you can really go far on this thing.

It has an 100kg weight capacity so adults can enjoy a ride on the E300 but lighter kids will be more likely to reach the top speeds and maintain better velocity when going up inclines. It will slow on steep hills as most electric scooters do.

It's well built with a sturdy super- sized deck and frame making it a good choice for teens in particular.

Like with the E100S, the seat is detachable so you can swap between using the scooter standing up or sitting down an enjoying the ride.

The wide front and rear pneumatic tyres make it a speedy, comfortable and smooth ride. The air filled tyres will give you better stopping power, won't get stuck in the pavement cracks and offer superior traction on wet surfaces (don't ride it in the rain though!).

It does have a long charge time of 12 hours, however one charge will allow up to 40 minutes of continuous use.

The scooter is recommended for ages of 13 plus, although reviews show much younger riders do use the scooter. It will be up to individual judgement about whether it's suitable.
 

VIRO Vega 2 in 1 Transforming Electric Scooter

The VIRO Vega 2 in 1 Transforming Electric Scooter describes itself as first and only transforming electric scooter-to-mini bike. Although it could also come in the category of electric seated scooter.

What's really good about the Viro is that it's easily transformed - no tools are required.

With a maximum speed of 10 mph and performance brakes, the Viro Vega is super fun.

It can easily fold and be put away for easy storage or to fit in a car boot but at 22kg, bear in mind that it's heavy.

There is an anti-slip footplate and performance brake for peace of mind.

The charge time is long, with a charge of 10 to 12 hours needed for a range of up to 6 miles. But at a speedy 10mph, this is to be expected.

It also includes LED lights, 100W chain drive, height-adjustable handlebar and kickstand.
 

 

Razor A5 Vs A6 – Compare Razor Big Wheel Scooters

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

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

Comparison Table

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

 

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

Wheels

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

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

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

Handlebar Height

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

Weight of Scooter

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

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

Anti - Rattle Technology

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

Other Considerations

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

All 3 scooter are foldable.

All 3 scooters have a kickstand so no worries there.

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

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

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

Cons

Can be a bit noisy / rattling when scooting

Razor A5 Air Scooter

Pros

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

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

Razor A6 Scooter

Pros

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

Cons

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

Excellent Video Comparison of Razor A5 Lux Vs A6

Micro Cruiser Vs Micro Sprite

Micro Cruiser Vs Micro Sprite - Which One Is Best for Your Child?

The cruiser and the sprite are both aimed at kids aged five plus. To look at, there are very obvious differences. The main ones being the wheels and the scooter sizes but there are several other factors to consider too. Which scooter is best for your child will depend on how old and tall they are and what they and you want from a scooter.

This article looks at all the differences between the two scooters and highlights what they mean for your child's scooting experience. Are the Cruiser's bigger wheels better for your child? Or should you go for the standard features of the Sprite?

 

Comparison Table

FeatureMicro Cruiser ScooterMicro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation5 to 105 to 12
Handlebars (height adjustment)74cm to 88cm64cm-93cm
Wheels200mm wheels120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel
BearingsABEC 5 ABEC 5
Weight of scooter4.5kg3.28kg
Max rider weight100kg100kg
FoldableYesYes
AccessoriesKickstandKickstand
BrakeRear FootbrakeRear footbrake
Footplate length38cm48cm

Micro Cruiser

The Cruiser is a big wheel scooter which is quickly becoming one of Micro's most popular scooters for children in the UK. And it's not hard to see why, it looks stylish and sturdy. The big wheels give a smoother ride which goes faster and further will less effort. Perfect for the school run and for weekend outings.

Wheels - the 200mm PU wheels give a smooth comfortable ride. The advantage of the Cruiser's bigger wheels compared to the Sprite's smaller ones is that bigger wheels will better absorb the shocks in the road from bumps and cracks in tbe pavement. The bigger wheels will also go faster and further will less kicks so less effort - meaning that younger kids don't get tired so easily and older ones can go more quickly and longer distances. Less effort is needed to pick up the pace!

Some younger children also find the bigger wheels more stable which gives them increased confidence when learning to ride on a 2 wheel scooter.

If you live in an area with lots of bumps and cracks in the pavements, the cruiser's wheels will do much better on these kind of surfaces than smaller wheels. Kids can feel the bumps with the smaller wheels more and bigger wheels won't get stuck on small cracks or bumps.

Age and Height Recommendation - the scooter is recommended for ages 5 to 10 with a height between 110cm and 146cm. If you compare the sprite and the cruiser side by side, the sprite's handlebar extends much further meaning it can accomodate taller kids whereas some children will outgrow the cruiser before age 10 if they are on the tall side.

Handlebar - the handlebar is adjustable from 74cm to 88cm so will grow with your child.  The handlebars are wider than on the sprite and a chopper style. Not only do they look cool, the wider handlebars give riders enhanced control.

Footplate - the footplate measures 38cm in length which is a smaller length - again great for younger children in the age range. The footplate has a ground clearance of 6cm which is low to the ground for a big wheel scooter giving riders more stability. It also means a more comfortable ride as the kicking leg is less distance to go to reach the ground and push along.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable which makes it easier to carry and store. As the wheels are bigger it's won't fold down as compactly as the sprite.

Scooter Weight - the weight of this scooter is 4.5kg. This is heavier than many other two wheel scooters and is simply down to the extra weight of the bigger 200mm wheels. The heavier scooter may be a consideration if you want to carry it long distances. However, if you are just moving it in and out of a car boot or something similar, it should be fine for most people to handle no problem!

Brake - the brake on the cruiser is a big flex brake.

Verdict - this scooter is an excellent choice for the first time scooter rider from aged 5 plus.

 

Micro Sprite

The Sprite is a 2 wheel scooter designed and engineered by the Micro brand. It's been a favourite of many kids and their families for many years now and has stood the test of time. What the sprite boasts is a lightweight scooter which is portable and adjustable meaning it can last kids for many years.

Wheels - the scooter has a front 120mm PU wheel and a rear 100mm PU wheel. The front wheel is slightly bigger than on many 2 wheel scooters giving the rider a front powered ride. The bigger front wheel will help give the scooter a smooth ride. Obviously the wheels aren't as big as on the cruiser but wheels add weight to the scooter so it means that the Sprite is much more lightweight.

The wheels are made of 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the o number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear.

Age and Height Recommendation - it's recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years who have a height of between 110cm to 152cm.

Weight - the scooter weighs just 2.7kg. This makes it easier to carry for longer distances. Younger kids may also find the lighter scooter easier to control. For example if they need to pick it up to go down a kerb, it will be easier for them to do so.

Footplate - the footplate is 48cm (10cm more than the cruiser) meaning it can easily accomodate the size of an older chid's feet.

Handlebar - the handlebar is  height adjustable between 63cm and 95cm. It adjusts a lot higher than the handlebar on the cruiser meaning that it will be fine for kids up to age 12. In fact, even some adults  and teens can have a go at riding this scooter provided they are below the maximum weight limit of 100kg.

Foldable - the Sprite can be quickly and easily folded. It's a simple fold and a streamlined shape making it a great choice to take on public transport, put in the car or fold down wherever you need. The folded dimensions are L66cm x H25cm x W10cm.

Other Considerations - you can purchase a carry strap separately to go with the sprite making it easier to carry when you need to.

Verdict - if you're looking for a lightweight scooter that easily folds this could be a great choice. It's a good choice for older, growing kids, lasting up to at least 12 years old. It's lighter weight and the addition of a carry strap make it an awesome choice if you need to use public transport.

What Else is There to Consider

Micro scooters are a well known brand. It's quality, design and engineering make them a favourite scooter with many families who progress from the 3 wheel scooters onto 2 wheels and again onto commuter or stunt scooters for their kids.

Micro design all their scooters so that the parts can be easily replaced or repaired. This means it keeps scooters out of landfills for longer. Once each child has finised with the scooter, if they are looked after they can be passed on to siblings, cousins or friends.

Comparison Video

See the sprite and cruiser in direct comparison.