IScoot Pro V2 Scooter Review
The iScoot Pro V2 is a 3 wheeled scooter aimed at kids between aged 3 and 12. It's an excellent choice for young kids and older children who prefer a 3 wheel scooter to a 2 wheel. Find out everything you need to know about the iscoot below (from it's specs, pros, cons and all the answers to the questions you can think of!)
Callum, Age 7 On His iScoot Pro
|Feature||iScoot Pro v2|
|Price||Check Price on ebay
|3 to 10 years|
|Handlebars||Adjustable 69cm to 94cm
Abec 5 bearings
|Weight of scooter||2.5kg|
|Max rider weight||50kg|
|Steering||Lean to steer|
What's To Like About the iScoot Pro V2?
A lot! The strengths of this scooter is that it offers a very smooth, effortless and speedy ride. It's height adjustable so it can be adjusted to the optimal height for each child. It's foldable so can fold down for storage or for a carrying. It's light so easy for children to handle and also for adults to pick up. It's an awesome scooter for tearing up the school run or for weekend blasts at the park.
Here are some of the stand out features:
A Super Smooth Comfortable Ride - the 120mm PU wheels rollover surfaces seamlessly. The 120mm wheels are slightly bigger than standard 100mm and this has a lot of advantages. They will give a slightly speedier ride with less kicks. Bigger wheels absorb the shocks from bumps in the pavement more easily so it's a smoother ride as well. Bigger wheels also wear out less quickly. The high quality wheels is one of the biggest plus points of this scooter.
Longevity - the scooter has a height adjustable handlebar which adjusts from 69cm up to 84cm. It can be set at any height within this range using the allen keys. This means that the scooter can be adjusted as children get taller and the scooter can accommodate them through all their growth spurts.
Lean to Steer - it's worth noting that the scooter is lean to steer. This means the kids lean to go left and right rather than turning the handlebar to change direction which his what you would do with traditional steering. Most kids have no problem with the lean to steer steering (it's very intuitive) unless they have used the traditional steering method previously but even if they have there is just a short learning curve to get used to the lean to steer method.
Footplate - you will be able to see from the video of the iscoot (above) that the footplate is very low to the ground. This makes it a simple and comfortable to ride. A lower footplate is always a plus as it means the rider doesn't have as far for their kicking foot to reach the ground. The video also shows the footplate is able to accommodate two of the riders feet. The handlebar is set a little too high for the rider in the video, but he still manages the scooter well!
Foldable - the scooter folds, which is always a plus point. Fold it when you need to carry, transport or store it to take up less space.
Stable - it is a 3 wheel scooter but the wheel at the back is actually 2 wheels joined together so it could be considered a 4 wheel. This really gives kids a stability while riding.
Affordable - it is an affordable option of lean to steer scooter, when comparing against the big names. There may be some comprises on the quality and engineering of the scooter but overall it is an excellent scooter which does the job!
Why Is It So Much Cheaper Than the Maxi Micro? How Does It Compare?
There are many differences between the iscoot and the maxi micro. There is no doubt about it, the maxi micro is of exceptional quality. It's a well designed, well built and durable scooter. It is more expensive because it's the crème de la crème of scooters and does score highly than the iscoot in many areas. This doesn't mean the iscoot is a bad scooter, it definitely is not but it isn't the same quality of the micro and here's why:
The Maxi micro is built to last. Each of the parts on the scooter can be repaired or replaced, keeping it out of landfill for a lifetime if it is properly looked after. If it is in good condition it can be given away or sold on second hadn't
It is made of high quality materials. For example the deck on the maxi micro is made of reinforced fibreglass material which is super strong but also really lightweight. The micro scooters are extremely well made, precision engineered with suburb attention to detail. You can notice this if you compare the scooters side by side. For example, the iscoot adjusts and folds but it just isn't quite as effortless and seamless as the same features on a micro scooter.
Another main difference is that the iscoot is heavier than the micro. The iscoot is about 3.8kg whereas the maxi micro is about 2.5kg. So the iscoot is not as easy to carry and transport as the maxi micro. For older kids, a heavier scooter isn't as much as a disadvantage as it is for toddlers as they will be able to handle the extra weight but it does make a difference with portability.
Having said this, my son has ridden by a micro and an iscoot and they both give an unbelievably smooth ride. I have found it hard to tell the difference in terms of quality of the scooter ride itself. And the iscoot does the job!
However, the question is, does your budget allow for the extra quality and is it worth paying over double the price for the maxi micro? I think if your budget allows the go for the micro, the quality is just unbeatable. It's likely to last longer and you may not have to buy another scooter. But otherwise an iscoot offers a super smooth ride and really does the main job of having a quality scooter with comfortable ride - kids probably won't notice the difference on the road.
Is It Suitable For Adults?
In a word, no. The maximum weight is 50kg so the majority of adults will exceed the load capacity.
Can it Be Adjusted to Different Heights?
Yes, the lowest height setting is 69cm and the highest height setting is 84cm. The handlebar will click into place for the lowest and highest heights but you will need to use an allen key to adjust to all the heights in between. It is quick and easy to do. Here are step by step instructions:
1.) Loosen the handlebar clamp latch
2.) Raise the scooter to the desired height
3.) Use an allen key to tighten the clamp. Keep the clamp latch open while tightening.
4.) Finish by closing the handlebar clamp latch. It should be a little difficult to do if you have tightened the clamp properly.
Is It Suitable for an 8 Year Old?
Yes, the handlebar can be adjusted to a height which is suitable for taller kids.
Is It Suitable for a 3 Year Old?
Yes, you can adjust the handlebar height down to the lowest which is 69cm which will be fine for most 3 year olds. It's ideal for a scooter to be around waist height for it to be of optimal comfort to ride for a child.
What are the alternative to the iscoot Pro V2?
There are lots of 3 wheel scooter alternatives that are worth considering. They include:
Mini micro deluxe - a top of the range 3 wheel option for 3 to 5 year olds
Maxi micro deluxe - top of the range 3 wheel option for 5 to 12 year olds
3style scooter - a midrange 3 wheel scooter aimed at kids from 3 to 6 year olds.
3style scooter - a midrange 3 wheel scooter aimed at kids from 5 plus
La Sports V2 - similar priced scooter for kids aged 6 plus