Top 10 Electric Scooters For Kids Reviews

Best 10 Electric Scooter for Kids Reviews

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

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

Zinc Volt XT Electric Scooter

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This is a good option of first electric scooter for the youngest of children. It's recommended for kids aged 6 plus, has a maximum weight capacity is 50kg and comes at a very competitive price point at stores including argos and amazon. 

Conveniently, it's a hybrid scooter, so it can be used both as a kick scooter and an electric scooter. This is really useful if you are out and the scooter runs out of charge you can always just convert to using it as a kick scooter.

The top speeds on the scooter are 8mph in good conditions, so the kids can enjoy the thrill of the ride, but parents don't have to worry about them going more quickly than they can handle. It works best like many electric scooters for kids on flat surfaces rather than going uphill.

Ideally for young kids, this is light which makes it easier for them to manoeuvre and control. Adults can also carry it when needed.

The footplate isn't as wide as on some other scooters like the Razor scooters (featured below). However it should be fine for small feet to fit on side by side.

Initially, it's recommended to leave the battery charging for 12hr + even when the green 'charged' light is showing to help prolong the overall battery life. The battery can last up to 1 hour (which is a good amount for an electric scooter).

Zinc E4 Electric Scooter

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This is another awesome choice of entry level electric scooter for young kids from aged 6 upwards. In comparison to the zinc volt, it's more expensive but the E4 has a charge time of just 2 to 3 hours! Kids don't wait long and they're back on the road.

Other special features are that it folds, has a height adjustable handle and is very light to carry and control at just 4.3kg.

The top speed is 8km/h or 5mph which is ideal for little ones. They can whizz around and have fun without going at ridiculous speeds. Less worrying for the grown ups!

Kids can travel up to 6km on one charge with the expected ride time being approximately 45 minutes.

There's push n go acceleration. Kids need to give the scooter a few pushes to get going and the electric motor to kick in.

All in all a speedy, light electric scooter which has a very short charge time.

 

Razor E90: Recommended Age: 8 Years Old



This Razor Scooter is aimed for kids age 8 plus. However, there are 6 and 7 year olds that can used this scooter, so parents can use their own judgement as to whether the scooter is appropriate for their child.

It goes up to speeds of 10 mph. If they ride a bike, they may very well go faster than this electric scooter when riding a bike so that gives you a benchmark as to how fast the scooter is and whether it would be suitable. But for young kids, you don't really want them travelling much more quickly than 10mph even if they are mini adrenaline seekers.

Kids will need to get the scooter up to 3mph to kick start the motor. There is a push button throttle that is easy to use for kids.

What about the wheels?

The urethane wheels are puncture proof and work well on smooth flat surfaces. Air filled tyres are better for older, heavier kids as they will provide a more cushioned ride. But for younger, smaller riders the urethane wheels should be sufficient.

The hub motor has been designed to be maintenance free unlike the chain driven motors on other Razor scooters. No alignment no chain, and no chain tensioner on the E90.

The power core technology on the scooter have increased the run time. The E90 gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. On the downside, they charge time is long taking about 12 hours to charge.

For easy braking, there's a hand operated front brake. ​

Verdict - a good first scooter for younger children.

Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter - From 8 Years Old

The Power core E100 is also aimed at kids from aged 8 and goes up to 11mph.

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

It has up to 60 minutes continuous ride time.

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

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

Razor E200

This Razor E200 has a recommended age of 13 years and above. Having said this, there are reviews of much younger children using this scooter, so again it really is down to individual judgement as the age group the scooter is suitable for.

It has a bigger frame than the E100 but smaller than the E300, it's a good size for older children around about 11 and 12 years old.

It's features include a rechargeable 24V battery which allows the scooter to go up to speeds of up to 12mph / 19km/h. Like the E100, the charge time is lengthy, with approximately 12 hours required.

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

No kick start is required. Hop on the scooter and off you go!

The E200 has two 8 inch pneumatic tyres (as opposed to just the front wheel on the E100) so offers a smooth and comfortable ride. Although it's not really designed for off road, the air filled tyres will give a more cushioned ride over uneven surfaces when needed. It has an all steel frame and fork and a high-torque chain driven motor

Razor E300 Scooter - Recommended for age 13 plus



If you're looking for a fun and speedy option, the E300 is well worth considering. The two 12 volt batteries combined with a 250 watt, chain-driven motor makes this scooter powerful enough to travel up to 15mph in optimum conditions. It's the fastest electric scooter featured in this article.

Ultra-wide air filled tyres ensure a sturdy comfortable ride.  It has plenty of tread for urban environments. It comfortably goes over about bumps and lumps on the pavement.  Although it's not advisable to take this scooter out in the rain due to the electrical components the pneumatic tyres give traction when riding on wet surfaces.

​The scooter is heavy, it's not designed with portability in mind, so if you're looking for a light electric scooter, the E300 isn't for you. On the plus side, there is an option to fold the handlebars down so it’s easier to transport or store.

The larger frame makes this a good choice for teenagers and the wide footplate ensure a comfortable ride. It has rear brake controlled by the lever on the handlebars for peace of mind when you need to brake.

The throttle is a twist throttle, it's either on or off. There is no variation in the speed.

Micro Sparrow Electric Scooter

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The Micro sparrow is an expertly designed and crafted electric scooter. If you're looking for top notch quality and a scooter that's designed to last, this is the option for you.

It has a number of excellent features which include it begin exceptionally lightweight at 5.1kg, being designed by Micro's engineers to make it easy for children to manoeuvre and lift, it has no bulky motor, no chains and no wires.

The swift charge time of 3 hours means that kids won't have to wait long between charges to have fun whizzing around. Once out and about, the scooter has a 6km range.

The scooter is a hybrid, so can be used as both a push along and an electric. Just flick a button to make the switch.

The Sparrow enables children to gradually build their speed - pushing along with their foot to get going, then intuitively picking up pace. With a max speed of 9mph and a smart brake that brings the scooter to a controlled halt.

It's designed for the 8 to 15 year old age group with an 82cm handlebar height and a maximum weight capacity of 75kg.

Like all micro scooters, the sparrow is designed to last being  made of replaceable parts to last a lifetime of scooting.

Zinc T-Motion 3 Wheel Electric Scooter

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Looking for a solid, safe 3 wheel electric scooter for a young rider? The Zinc T-motion could be just what you are looking for. A short charge time and super fun on 3 cool light up wheels with speeds up to 7km/h or 4mph makes this a good choice for young thrill seeker.

The rapid charge time of just 2 hours is a big plus point of the Zinc t-motion. Kids can be back out playing before they know it! And it goes up to 6km before the next charge is needed.

It folds for easy storage and transportation and at 4.2kg it's light enough to easily carry.

With an anti-slip footplate and easy grip handlebars, little ones can feel safe and secure when riding while being the envy of their friends with the light up wheels. The wheels are friction powered so do not use any of the battery.

Just a few kicks are required to start the scooter with the push n go acceleration making it easy for young kids to get going. Going uphill may need a few extra kicks giving kids an additional workout.

This 3 wheeler may not be speedy enough for some, but it's the ideal choice for young kids who want the security of 3 wheels but the thrill of a fun ride!

 

Marvel Spiderman Electric Scooter

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Recommended for the 8 plus crowd, the Marvel spiderman electric scooter is a cool choice for young superhero fans. It reaches speeds of up to 8km/hour.

It has a higher maximum weight than the zinc scooters at 70kg. It's frame size is also slightly bigger at 90cm tall by 46cm wide. But it is quite a bit heavier (at 12kg) and the charge time is longer at approximately 8 hours.  The ride time from one charge is around 40 mintues.

The scooter is powered by a chain driven motor an 80w high-torque motor and the 140mm PU wheels offer a quick, smooth ride.

Young adventurers will find it easy to use with twist 'n' go grip acceleration, a fully printed, anti-slip footplate and a reactive rear footbrake and handbrake for responsive stopping power.  And use the spring kick-stand for easy storage and when taking a break!

 

Buying A Kid's Electric Scooter - A Guide To Features and Specs

Tyres

Electric scooters will have either urethane or pneumatic tyres. Urethane wheels are fine for lighter use and for younger children but older kids and adults will definitely require pneumatic tyres to give them more tread when riding, provide a smoother ride and to take the extra weight. However, pneumatic tyres will cost more.

Urethane wheels will only be suitable for use on smooth surfaces such as pavements but they won't puncture. If you intend to use the scooter for long commutes or for use off road, choose a scooter with pneumatic tyres.

Battery Life and Charge Time

Batteries on electric scooters for kids have traditionally been lead acid batteries that you will see on most Razor electric scooters. The downside to the lead acid batteries is that they are generally heavy - adding weight to the scooters.

However, more recently electric scooters for kids have used lithium-ion batteries, which are lighter and more energy dense. They don't need as long to charge and have good longevity. However, they will be more expensive which is why the faster kids scooters such as the Razor E300 still tend to use a lead acid battery. The more powerful lithium ion batteries will cost a lot more than a lead acid battery.

Lead acid batteries take much longer to charge than lithium-ion batteries.

Ride Time

The average ride time on a scooter varies from around 40 to 60 minutes. Most scooters offer a ride time of at least 40 minutes on one charge. However, the ride time will depend on a variety of factors such as the weight of the scooter rider. The heavier the rider, the quicker the battery will drain. Also the terrain will affect the ride time. A battery will always last longer on smooth and flat terrain compared to inclines and uneven paths.

Different factors will affect the ride times on each charge. Razor have developed a hub motor on their range of power core electric scooters for kids. This has doubled the ride time on one charge on many of their scooters with the power core E90 and E100 having around 60 minutes continuous ride time on one charge.

 

A Retractable Kickstand

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

Kick Start

Many scooters require a kick start of around 3mph before the electric motor starts. Some require less and some scooters don’t require any kick start for the motor to work. Kids shouldn't have any trouble getting a scooter up to 3mph. Generally it's just a few kicks of pushing power.

Speed

The speed of the most common and popular electric scooters for kids tend to range from 5mph to 15mph. The speeds advertised tend to be the top speeds a scooter will reach in optimum conditions with smooth, flat surfaces to ride and with a lighter rider.

Push Button Vs Twist Acceleration

Some scooters feature a button which will start and stop the electric scooter. whereas others have twist grip acceleration.

A push button may be easier for younger kids to control and get used to whereas older children may prefer the feel of twist grip acceleration. Many electric scooters for kids only offer one speed whether they have a twist grip acceleration or a push button. However, some electric scooters offer variable speed with the twist grip acceleration. These tend to be higher end models.

Maximum Weight

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

Brakes

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

Purpose

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

Built In Light

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

Seat or No Seat

Some electric scooters designed for commuting also feature a seat for extra comfort. Others have the option of removing the seat. Check out some electric scooters with seats for kids.

Cost

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

Foldable

Some electric scooters have the capacity to fold. This makes them easier to transport and store. It's also useful when you want to transport the scooter in the car boot and if you want to they could be taken on a train or bus as well. 

Space Scooters Reviews of the New Craze

What is a space scooter?

Space scooters are a different type of scooter. They work by pushing the board using alternate feet in a seesaw motion. You don't need to press too hard, not too much force is required which makes it easy for kids aged 8 plus to use (younger kids do use these as well).  Some designs can also be used like a traditional kick scooter as well.

The top space scooters for both kids and adults are the X580, X590 and for younger kids the X360 check our reviews of how they work and the pros and cons.

Space Scooter X580 Review




The X580 space scooter is designed for kids aged 8 and above. It has a maximum weight capacity of 90kg so if you're under this weight, why not have a go too!

Like all space scooters, it works by using the unique pump and go system. Place your feet on opposite ends of the deck (one at the front and one at the back). Then push down with alternate feet like a see saw to move the scooter forward.

The scooter folds down easily for transportation and storage. Easy to put in the boot of a car when needed. Great for trips for the park. The handlebars can be folded down too.

The 200mm (8 inch) PU wheels can really pick up some speed, which means awesome fun!  A helmet is recommended when riding one. The more kids pump on the board, the faster this scooter will go. Once they've reached their required speed, just maintain the see saw pumping action with feet to keep maintain the momentum. No electric or batteries are required. Leg action propels the scooter - a great workout for kids. The scooter works particularly well on flat ground and downhill. It also works uphill but will take a bit of effort!

The powerful brake on the handlebar makes it easy to slow the scooter down and come to a stop. Feet are not required for braking so no scuffed shoes! Kids are in complete control of acceleration and speed.

A real plus point of the X580 is that it features air suspension to absorb the bumps in the road which gives a smooth, comfortable ride. The unique drive train on the scooter provides a silent ride too. ​

There are 3 different height settings on the handlebar, so kids can set the the height to suit them.

Surprisingly, the setup is easy and quick.  You can even watch videos on youtube showing how to set it up the X580.

Another awesome feature is that the space scooter can be ridden as a kick scooter.  Pull on the folding trigger and press the platform down into its folding position to do this. It is heavier than a kick scooter, not too bad, but it weighs just over 8kg.

When you've finished riding, just use the kickstand to keep it upright. Some minor maintenance is required to ensure optimum performance such as keeping it lubricated and clean .

Verdict - Space scooters are a really fun ride which will get kids away from their screens and outside playing. They are unique so other kids, siblings and adults are bound to want a go. Kids will love space scooters and the X580 is a great option for the 8 plus age group.

Space Scooter X590 Review

 


The X590 space scooter is the updated version of the X580 with some new and improved features. It does cost a little more, but the extra few pounds may be worth it. This review will help you decide if that's the case.

Perhaps one of the big differences is the increased weight capacity on the X90 which is 115kg. It's still designed for kids aged 8 and above but the extra weight capacity will allow most adults to jump on and have a go as well.

Other improved features include an updated and improved drive-system which means you can go even quicker on the X90. Because of the extra speed there is also a strengthened brake. And premium rubber "lock-on" as handles give even more "grip" during the ride.

It still shares many of the pros with the X580. It's foldable, has a height adjustable handlebar (86-111cm) and features 200mm PU wheels.

Space Scooter X360

The junior space scooter X360 works in the same way that the bigger version does. Alternate feet push against each side of the board to proper the scooter. However, it is smaller and is designed for kids age 4 plus. It's easier for smaller kids to learn to ride this one when they start out.

Smaller design
It features 2 x 6 inch PU wheels. It’s lighter than the X560 scooter at 6kg. The maximum rider weight is 60kg. The deck is also smaller than the X560

​Age Recommendation
The age recommendation for this scooter is between 4 and 7 years old.

Rockboard RBX Scooter

The Rockboard RBX is another brand of space scooter rated for kids aged 8 plus. It works in the same way as a space scooter (you rock the board with your feet in a see saw motion) but is a different brand.Rockboard won the TOTY award in 2012 and runner up in 2011 for best outdoor activity.

What's really awesome about the RBX is that it can reach speeds of up to 18km/h (10mph) so you can really fly when you want to.

The weight limit is 100kg, so if you're under this, there's no good reason whey adults can't have a go too! Honestly, it's fun - try it out.

The telescopic handlebar can easily be adjusted for the right height and it can be adjusted to any height setting rather than just two or three notches.

It's slightly lighter than other models of space scooter at 7.2kg. However, it doesn't have a folding mechanism. This is absolutely fine if you want to use it around the neighbourhood but makes it a bit more difficult to transport in a car.

There's a handbrake for easy and safe stopping power. A bit of assembly is required but it only takes a few minutes with easy instructions.

Also don't forget a helmet!

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How fast do space scooters go?

The scooter will go about as fast as a regular scooter. It goes quite fast downhill but is slower going uphill. Make sure kids where a helmet for extra safety when using the space scooter.

Can you use space scooters off road?

Space scooters are not designed to go off road. They work best on smooth surfaces such as paths or pavements. However they should be able to go over uneven parts in the pavement as well as over bumps and cracks with no problem.

Is a space scooter suitable for a 7 year old

The age recommendation on the X580 space scooter featured above is 8 years plus. However, there are reviews of  7 year olds using it and many 7 year olds will be absolutely fine on this scooter. Obviously each child is different so ultimately it’s an adult’s call.
There is also a junior space scooter X360 for younger children which is featured below. This is for ages 4 to 7.

How did the space scooter get it's name?

Apparently using one feels like you are walking in space!

Maxi Micro Scooter Review

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Are you looking into buying the maxi micro scooter? This article will tell you answer all your questions and tell you everything you need to know about this scooter.

What is the maxi micro scooter? 

The maxi micro is a 3 wheel scooter aimed at older children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are within the height limits of 110cm to 152cm.

As with all scooters that maxi micro make, there is little debate that these scooters are well engineered, well designed and will last a long time. However, they are one of the most expensive 3 wheel scooters on the market.

Are maxi micro scooters worth the money? 
Many people are prepared to pay the price as long as they know that they aren't getting ripped off. So what is so good about this scooter? How does it compare to other 3 wheel scooters for other children? Are there any good alternatives to the maxi micro. Read on to find out the answers to these questions and lots more. ​

What is So Good About the Maxi Micro Scooter?


In summary this scooter has it all. It is height adjustable by a great amount so can be adjusted to the perfect height for children between 6 and 12 or within the height range of 110 to 152cm. It will grow with your child within these age ranges.

The PU wheels give a really smooth, comfortable, quiet and fast ride, with no rattling that you get on many cheaper scooters. It’s super lightweight which makes it easy for all children to control and manoeuvre.

​It is built to last. Each key part can easily be repaired or replaced so this scooter will last a lifetime if it is looked after properly.

The maxi micro sounds and looks really good so let’s look at some of these features in detail.

Can you fold the maxi micro scooter?

There are two versions of the maxi micro scooter.

Classic Maxi Micro
The classic version doesn't have a foldable handlebar. This is because the scooter has been designed to be as lightweight as possible. A lighter scooter is easier for young children to control. They can lift it up and down kerbs and steps while scooting. It’s also easy to carry a lighter scooter when you need to. For example, you may be in a busy street or park. Or a young child may be fed up of scooting and parents may have to carry the scooter. A folding mechanism adds weight to the scooter so it wasn't included in the original classic design. However, the handle bar stem can be released from the base by pushing in a push button when you want to collapse the scooter.

Deluxe Maxi Micro

The really good news is that now micro have now designed and built a foldable version of the scooter which is the maxi micro deluxe version. It is still super lightweight at 2.5kg but it is slightly more expensive than the maxi micro classic (about 10 pounds more).

The foldable feature is really useful. It makes it easy to carry. You can easily store it in lots more places such as under the stairs or in a cupboard or transport it in the boot of a car.

How Do You Adjust the Handlebar on the Maxi Micro?

Quick Release Clamp
It's super easy to adjust the handlebar on the maxi micro scooter. It has a quick release clamp. You release the clamp, adjust the handlebar to the desired height and then replace the clamp to secure it in place.
Huge Height Adjustment
The handlebar adjusts from 67cm to 92cm on the maxi micro deluxe and classic, so you can make sure it’s the perfect height for your child.The handlebar is so easy to adjust that you can easily adjust it in between riders if more than one kid of a different size wants to have a go. No tools are required.

How do you steer the maxi micro scooter?

Like the mini micro, the maxi you lean to steer the maxi micro. This is quite easy to pick up but it can be difficult for children who are used to steering with the handlebar at first.

Maxi Micro wheels

The maxi micro offers a very smooth ride and much of these can be attributed to the wheels. They are made to PU and have excellent bearings. The front 2 wheels are 120mm and the rear wheel is 100mm so the ride is powered from the front. The scooter easily manages any bumps and cracks in the pavement giving a really smooth, comfortable journey for the rider.

What is the weight limit on the maxi micro?

The weight limit depends on whether you get the maxi micro classic or the maxi micro deluxe.

​The maxi micro classic has a weight limit of 7 stone 12 pounds or 50kg. The foldable deluxe has a weight limit of 11 stone 1 pounds or  70kg. This may be a huge factor in which one to get for the child in question. If you are buying for an older, heavier child it may be worth going for the maxi micro deluxe.

What about the footplate?

The footplate is unique among scooters as it is made of fibreglass which is a super strong but extremely lightweight material. The footplate is 58cm long which is a good size for children of the intended age group

Longevity

One of the major selling points of the maxi micro classic and deluxe is that these scooters are designed to last. If you are worried about too much stuff ending up in the landfill, then this scooter can relieve these fears.

As already mentioned each important scooter part can be repaired or replaced. Therefore there is no reason why this scooter can't be passed down to siblings, cousins or friends. It also has a fantastic resale value. So once you have finished with this scooter why not sell it second hand. You can recoup some of the initial outlay making the original price of the scooter a lot less.

Are there alternatives to the maxi micro?

The maxi micro is expensive so people often ask if there are any alternative 3 wheel scooters for older children. And the answer is yes there are. However, they do compromise on some of the features the maxi micro offers. This doesn't mean they are no good. Some of the features of the maxi micro may not be important to you so it may make sense to go for an alternative.

Some of the alternative include the iscoot blaze, the iscoot pro and 3 style scooters 3 wheeler. You can read about these alternatives on the 3 wheel scooters for older children page.

Maxi Micro Classic vs Maxi Micro Deluxe

As already mentioned there are two versions of the maxi micro scooter, the classic and deluxe. Some of the differences have already been mentioned but the diagrams highlight the main difference in one go.
Maxi Micro Classic
Maxi Micro Deluxe

Can an 11 or 12 year old use the Maxi Micro?

The maximum age recommendation for the maxi micro is 12 years. However, the age recommendation, is really just that, a recommendation. To see if it is suitable for older children you really need to look at the maximum height and maximum weight limits. The maximum height recommendation is 152cm (5 foot). The maximum weight recommendation is 70kg (11 stone 1Ibs) on the maxi micro deluxe and 50kg (7 stone 2lbs)  on the maxi micro classic. Therefore if your 11 or 12 year old child comes in the maximum height and weight recommendations they will be okay to use the scooter. Although they may not have much growing room on the scooter and it may not last them for long.

Can a 2, 3 or 4 Year old use the maxi micro?

The age recommendation for this scooter is from aged 5. However, younger children do use this scooter. In order to determine if the scooter could be used for a young child you need to look at the height of your child.

Ideally scooters should have handlebars which come up to around hip to waist height. If the handlebar is higher than waist height, it makes the scooter more difficult for children to control. If you imagine riding a scooter with a handlebar up to your chest, you can imagine how difficult this would be for a child.

The lowest handlebar setting is 67cm on the maxi micro, so you can measure how high this would be on your child. I would think this would be too high for most 2 and 3 year olds, but it might be okay for a tall 4 year old. 2 and 3 year olds would be better on the mini micro. The highest handlebar setting on the mini micro deluxe is 67cm. The mini micro deluxe is esigned for children 80-110cm tall so this will probably suit children within the 2 to 4 year old age range better.

The mini micro scooter is also lighter so easier for younger and smaller children to control.

How much does the maxi micro scooter weigh?

Both the deluxe and the classic version weigh 2.5kg so it's super lightweight, easy to control and carry.

Are there different designs and colours?

Yes, there are lots of different colours including black, green, redpink and purple. If you go to the micro scooters website you can also create your own and mix and match colours too.

Read More Reviews

If you're still unsure, you can read more reviews of the maxi micro classic and maxi micro deluxe over on amazon.

These scooters have so many 5 star reviews it really is difficult to go wrong when you purchase one.

You can also watch lots of videos of these scooters in action.

​Check one out below.

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Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters – Buying Guide

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Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters - Buying Guide

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

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

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

What to consider when buying an dirt scooter.

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

Age

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

Weight of the Scooter

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

Wheels

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

Wheel size

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

Wheel Hubs

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

Split Core Hubs

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

Maximum Weight of Rider

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

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

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

Type of Terrain

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

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

Handlebars

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

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

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

Kick Stand

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

Deck

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

Brakes

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

Cost

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

Which Brand Should I Get?

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

​Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Brakes, Mudguard and Air Tyres

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

Wheels, Weight, Brake and Steering

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

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

Two Bare Feet Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

Age Recomendation - it's suitable for ages 7 plus and has a weight recommendation of 100kg.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

Ascent Dirt Scooter


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

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

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

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

Razor Pro RDS Stunt Scooter

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

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

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

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

Ozbozz LIghtning Scooter Review

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Ozbozz Lightening Strike Scooter Review

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

It was a few years ago, (my son is now 12) so the scooter design has changed a little bit, but the features and specifications are still very much the same.

What I loved about this scooter was it was easy to fold and carry  (although the folding mechanism was a little stiff to use a times - finger strength required!)
 

When folded it was extremely convenient as I could put it on the back on my youngest son's pushchair when my 4 year old got wanted to walk or eat something instead of scoot. It was also fairly light to carry (not as light as some other scooters) but easy enough for most people to carry along. The folding scooter made it easy to put it in the car and take to the park.

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

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

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

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

FeatureOzbozz Scooter
Age Recommendation5 plus
BrakeRear Footbrake
Dimensions69 x 34 x 81.5 cm
FoldableYes
HandlebarsHeight Adjustable from 71 - 81.5cm
Other featuresSoft handlebar grips
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Weight of scooter2.76kg



Maxi Micro or Micro Sprite – Which is the Best?

Maxi Micro Scooter vs Micro Sprite

Are you considering whether to get the 3 wheel maxi micro or the 2 wheel micro sprite as a child’s next scooter and are unsure which to get?

This article compares the advantage and disadvantages of the two scooters to help you decide which one to get.

Comparison at a glance

FeatureMax Micro ScooterMicro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation6 to 125 to 12
Handlebars (height adjustment)67cm to 93cm64cm-93cm
Wheels3 wheels (120mm at the front and 80mm at the back)120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel
Weight of scooter2.9kg3.28kg
Max rider weight50kg100kg
FoldableStandard version isn't foldable
but you can remove the handlebar to store.
There is a foldable version of the maxi micro
which you pay a little bit more for.
Yes
AccessoriesStands aloneKickstand
BrakeRear FootbrakeRear footbrake
SteeringLean to steer mechanismHandlebar controlled steering

Maxi Micro Scooter - A summary

Key Features:

3 wheels - offers more stability - great for peace of mind. Kids go fast but a more stable ride. Good for younger children and kids who don't want 2 wheels.

Lean to steer steering - a good option for kids who have used the lean and steer mechanism before and are used to it.

Weight Limit - 50kg. Fine for children up to around 12 years. No adult use.

Lightweight - very lightweight. Easy for children to control and manoeuvre. For example, they can lift up and down the kerb.

Price - Expensive but built to last. All parts can be replaced. It has a good resale value secondhand.

Micro Sprite Scooter - A Summary


Key Features:

2 wheels - it may be a learning curve for children to go from 3 wheels to 2 but will they still be happy with 2 wheels in years to come? Consider if would be happy to have 3 wheels as they get older.

Handlebars control steering - great for kids who already use this type of steering on bikes. However, it's learning curve for those that aren't used to it. But it will be beneficial to learn this type of steering for bike riding in the future.

Weight limit - 100kg. Kids of all ages and even adults can use this scooter. Potentially could last kids until their teen years.

Handlebar height - lowest handlebar height is 64cm so can accommodate very small children as well as adults.

3 wheels or 2 wheels

Stability
3 wheels will offer your child more stability. The maxi micro isn't a slow scooter and many parents will prefer to have more stability for their child if they are going fast especially if their child is young.

Learning Curve
2 wheels may be a learning curve for many children. However, if you are purchasing a scooter with the idea in mind that it will last for many years to come, it may be worth getting 2 wheels. Yes there will be a learning curve. But if you want your child to be using this scooter at age 8, will they be happy to be on 3 wheels at this point. The answer isn't straightforward, it will vary from child to child.

Age
The age of the child you are buying for may also come into factor. If you are buying for a 4 year old, they may be happy to have 3 wheels for the next 2 or 3 years. A 6 year old may not be as keen.

Confidence
Also the confidence of the child is important to consider. My eldest son was very confident on a 2 wheel scooter at age 4. My youngest son who is now age 7 still wants to use a 3 wheel scooter and s very happy to do so.

Steering

The maxi micro and the micro sprite both have different forms of steering. The maxi micro has a lean to steer mechanism whereas the sprite uses the handlebars in order to steer. This may affect which scooter you purchase.

If your child has been used to the lean to steer mechanism on another 3 wheel scooter and has no experience of using the handlebars to steer on a bike or other ride on, then using the handlebars to steer will be another learning curve. However, it may be a learning curve that is necessary. Learning to use the handlebar to steer on a scooter may also help them get used to riding a bike.

Likewise, a child who has no experience of using a lean to steer mechanism and is used to the handlebar method of steering on another scooter, bike or ride on will have a learning curve to use the maxi micro.

Age Recommendation

Both scooters have an age recommendation. The sprite is recommended for kids from age 5 to 12 and the maxi micro from age 6 to 12. However it is probably better to look at the specs for the scooter to determine who can use it.

Weight Limit
For example,  the weight limit varies considerably. The maxi micro has a weight limit of 50kg. So kids will really need to stop using this scooter as they approach age 12. Whereas, the sprite has a weight limit of 100kg. This means that kids could potentially still be using it in their teen years as the handlebar adjusts quite high. It also means that adults under 100kg can have a go on this scooter. Older kids could also borrow this scooter from their younger siblings (if this doesn't cause any problems!).

Handlebar settings
The sprite has a lower handlebar setting than the maxi micro. This means that kids can start using the sprite when they are younger and smaller than the maxi micro as the handlebar can be adjusted to a lower height.

Ideally the handlebar height on scooters should be about hip to waist height for a comfortable ride. So if you have a tall 4 year old they might be fine on the maxi micro  or the sprite as the lowest handlebar bar height may be just right for them. However a small 4 year old may struggle on the same scooter if the lowest handlebar height is too high.

Verdict

As is common when choosing a scooter, there is no one size fits all and it will really depend on your child and your requirements.

If you want the scooter to last for many years, it may be worth going for the micro sprite as most kids (although not all) will want to graduate onto a 2 wheel scooter at some point and the 100kg weight limit means that they will be able to use it for years to come.

If you want an interim 3 wheel scooter for a child who's not quite ready for a 2 wheel yet, the maxi micro is an excellent choice. And it can be passed on to younger siblings or sold secondhand (it holds it's value well) when you have finished with it.

Videos

Still Not sure

Reading some reviews on each scooter can help you make your decision.
Check out some reviews on the maxi micro here
Check out some reviews on the micro sprite here.

 

Scooter for 5 and 6 Year Olds




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

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

Best Two Wheel Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

JD Bug Original Street Scooter



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

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

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

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

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

Popular in 2020 - Unicorn Scooter


If you're looking for inexpensive, trending with the kids and fun, the Ozbozz unicorn scooter with light up wheels could be what you're looking for.

It has some handy features including 3 height adjustable settings and a convenient fold and lock mechanism.

Flashing wheels are always a hit with young kids and both wheels come on automatically when ridden.

The possible downside of this scooter is that it's not going to give the same kind of longevity a JD bug or micro sprite scooter will. The handlebar doesn't have the same range of adjustment as these scooters and the quality of the wheels and ride won't be as good.

But if you're looking for a pink scooter that does what it says on the tin with some cool, flashy features, this could be a good choice.

Best 3 Wheel Scooter

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


 

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

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

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

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

Iscoot

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

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

Read more about the iscoot featured on the 3 wheel scooters for older children page and a full review of the iscoot pro v2 tried out by my son.

Stunt Scooters

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

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

Slamm Tantrum VII Scooter


This stunt scooter has been designed for a younger rider with a lower bar.

The lower bar has a height of 19.75" (50cm) means it's designed to be a good height for young kids to be able to control when doing stunts. It has a smaller width than other stunt scooters at 19.5" across (49.5cm). The overall height of the scooter is 74cm, so you can measure your child to see how high the stunt scooter will be against them.

It comes with the same size deck as standard size scooters so there is plenty of foot space and stability whilst learning to scoot.

The scooter has been designed to be strong with a reinforced deck with a T6 heat treated aluminium boxed channel deck, triple clamp, and a neco threadless headset, so will take all the abuse that younger kids. However, it's also lightweight enough (3.63kg) for smaller kids to manoeuvre although stunt scooters are generally always heavier than kick scooters.

​Perfect for younger kids.

Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal Stunt Scooter

 

The Madd Gear mini pro rascal is designed from the youngest of stunt scooter riders, the kids with a little dare devil inside them! It has smaller bars to accomodate younger and smaller kids with a recommended height range of 76cm to 111cm. It is perfectly sized, designed and balanced for younger riders to control. Here are some measurements and specs.

Bar height and width - the bars are short at 18" in height so much easier for little kids to manage at the skate park.  The bar width is 16"

Total height of scooter - the total height of the scooter is 68.5cm

Deck - the deck measures 17" (43cm) by 4" (10cm) so is shorter than a standard deck making it easy to manage.

Total weight - at just 2.94kg the light weight of this scooter will make it much easier for smaller, lighter kids to do jumps and tricks on .

Wheels - measure 100mm and have nylon cores with high speed PU.

Big Wheel Scooter - Micro Cruiser</

The Micro Cruiser is a big wheel scooter aimed at kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old with a minimum height recommendation of 110cm. Big wheel scooters can be much better for crusing as you can scoot smoother, faster and further with less effort. Bigger wheels are also often preferred by younger kids as they offer a more stable feel.

This scooter also comes in black, purple red  aqua and blue (all colours link to amazon.co.uk)

Like all micro scooters it is well designed and of excellent quality. All the parts are designed to be repairable and replaceable if they wear out so this scooter can last for years through more than one child! Saving it from landfill.

Here are some of the cruiser's features:

Adjustable handlebar : the handlebar can be adjusted as your child grows from 74cm to 88cm. It is recommended for kids between 110cm and 146cm (ages 5 to 10).

Stability - this scooter has lots of features to give it a realy stable feel. The deck is low to the ground, the big wheels, wider handlebars give great control - all making it a great choice as a two wheel scooter.

Wheels - the  200mm wheels are bigger than standard. This will allow them to absorb shocks from bumps in the road more efficiently leading to a smoother ride. Bigger wheels mean that kids can go faster and further with less effort needed to pick up the pace.

Steering - the steering is controlled via the handlebar like you would find on a bike.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable.

Weight - as this scooter has bigger wheels it does add to it's weight which is 4.5kg. So if you're looking for a lighter scooter, there are better options.

 

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

Scissor Scooters

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

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

Electric Scooter


Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter



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

 Scooter with Pnematic Tyres

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Scooters with air filled/ pneumatic tyres have many pros and cons.

Air tyres are much better for providing traction on wet surfaces. So are brilliant for scootering through muddy puddles or when it's been raining.

They also offer a more cushioned ride over uneven terrain. Ideas for surfaces such as gravel and cobbles. And they are also much more comfortable to ride on pavements and will absorb the imapct from bumps and cracks along the way.

On the downside these types of scooters are heavier, so can be a little harder for young kids to control and manoeuvre.

The scooter x 10" wheeled scooter is designed for younger kids so would be nicely sized for 5 and 6 year olds. The bigger wheels will need less pushing to go a further distance.

There is a height adjustable handlebar with a minimum height of 54cm and a maximum of 66cm.  The footplate measures 25cm by 11cm which is smaller in length than a standard scooter so perfect for smaller feet to control.

Another bonus is that the scooter comes 90% assembled with a simple final assembly required.  Not too much work before you're on the road! There is also a side kickstand and a hub rear brake.

It weighs 5.6kg so it is heavier than other scooters for this age group but the pneumatic tyres this is to be expected.

More 2 Wheel Scooters

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

Top Of The Range Choice


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bopster Scooter

The Bopster is currently one of the bestselling scooters online.
Here is a review of some of it's features:
Lightweight - weighs just 2.8kg. Easy to transport and for young kids to control.
120mm PU wheels - the larger than standard wheels offer a smooth ride and less kicking is required for little feet to go faster and further.

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

Read more about the Bopster scooter. ​

Character Scooters

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

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

The scooter featured is a LOL Surprise folding scooter and is typical of a character scooter.

It features a foam grip handles, height adjustable handlebar and folds down for storage.

Razor S Scooter



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

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

It's designed for kids from aged 6 plus. Read more about the Razor S Scooter.

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

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

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

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

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

Best electric scooter for 11 year old

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The Best Electric Scooter for An 11 Year Old

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

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

Razor E90 Scooter

The Razor E90 power core scooter is designed for kids aged eight and up.

Run Time
One of the plus points of this scooter is it's long run time. The scooter has up to 80 minutes continuous use which is double the time of other Razor models (where the battery lasts for around 40 minutes).

Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has button acceleration control on the handlebar.  There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it's on (at one speed) or off. The max speed is 10mph (this may be affected by the weight of the child and whether they are going up or downhill)

Tyres

The urethane front wheel tyre absorbs the worst impacts. The rear tire is made from TP for a smoother ride and increased traction.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.

Cost

It's one of the least expensive electric scooter for kids currently.

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

Power Core E100



A step up from the Power Core E90 is the slightly more powerful Razor Power Core E100. It's also aimed at the age 8 plus group but there are a few differences and it's slightly more expensive.

Motor and start

Like the E90 it features an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

Kick start the scooter to get going. There is twist grip acceleration and there is one continuous speed.

Speed 
It's maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E90).

Run Time
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is about 10 minutes less than the E90.

Tyres
It features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pneumatic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.

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

E200 Razor Scooter

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

Kick Start and Speed

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

Tyres

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

Frame Size

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

Weight Limit

The weight limit is 75kg

Razor E300



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Micro Sparrow (Kids Electric Hybrid Scooter)


The Micro Sparrow scooter has ingeniously been designed as both as a push scooter and an electric scooter. This hybrid design makes the scooter a unique option aimed at the 8 to 15 year old age group.

Speed and Run Time
It has a maximum speed of 9mph and the scooter can build up speed gradually. It requires push power to kick start the motor, but once you've got going the electric motor kicks in for safe speed.

Electric and Push power

A push of the button can easily switch the scooter between a kick scooter and an electric one.

Scooter weight
The scooter is much lighter than all the other electric scooters at a very impressive 5.1kg. The allows the scooter to successfully work to be pushed along as well as used with its motor.

Charging Time
Amazingly, the scooter charges in just 3 hours and the battery lasts for 30 minutes or a range of 4 miles (6km). Plenty of time to whizz about. And of course, when the battery runs out, just switch to push power mode to keep the scooter moving.

Frame size
There's a fixed height of 82cm. .

HOMCOM Kids Electric Scooter

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

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

It's equipped with 2 rechargeable 12 V batteries.

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

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

Comparison chart

ScooterE90E200E300HOMCOMPower Core E100
Age Recommendation8 plus13 plus13 plus7 - 14 years8 plus
SpeedUp to 10mphUp to 12mphUp to 15mphUp to 7.45mphUp to 11mph
Tyres/WheelsUrethane front wheel
Rear tyre made from TPU
8" pneumatic front and rear tyres10" pneumatic front and rear tyresPU wheels8" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
Ride Time80 minutes 40 minutes40 minutes 50 minutes (approx)60 minutes
Acceleration / ControlButton ControlTwist gripTwist gripTwist gripTwist grip
BrakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand and foot brakeHand operated front brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkHi-tensile steelAll steel frame and fork
Maximum Rider Weight54kg70kg100kg50kg54kg
Battery12V lead acid rechargeable battery24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
KickstandYesYesYesYesYes
MotorKick start in wheel hub motorChain driven Chain driven High torque, ultra quiet driven motor Kick Start in wheel hub motor
Frame Height32.9"41.3"44.5"29-36"33.7"
Frame Length33"37"40"30"35"
Scooter Weight 12kg18kg23.5kg10kg12kg
Folding handlebarNoNoNoYesNo

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Still Undecided?

Top 15 Best Scooters for 7 and 8 Year Olds

 

 

What To Look for When Buying the Best Scooter for a 7 or 8 Year Old?


We bought a scooter for my son for his 7th birthday. The top priorities for my 7 year old boy are a quiet, smooth and fast ride and one that could withstand a few tricks.

Whether you're looking for a kick, electric scooter or stunt scooter for your son, daughter or any child of 7 or 8 years old, there are many factors to consider. Check out our buying guide for more information.

JD Bug Original - Great for the School Run



One of the best picks for 7 year old boys or girls is the JD bug street scooter featured. It's a good choice for cruising along the streets.

Features include:

✔️  Easy to carry and store - it's folds with a single action folding/ unfolding mechanism and has a carrying strap which isn't a feature on many other scooters. It weighs 2.8kg so is one of the lightest scooters out there which will make a difference if you have to carry it a lot.

✔️ Wheels - it has 100mm 86a clear wheels. The 86a refers to the durometer (hardness) of the wheel. The durometer scale goes from 0-100a. The higher the number the harder the wheel. Most scooter wheels are 85a. Softer wheels tend to absorb more of vibrations but have a good grip, great for skate parks but wear out quickly. Harder wheels are more durable and faster. So 86a is a good number for a kick scooter.

✔️ Suitable for kids of all ages - the handlebar is adjustable from 63 cm and the maximum height is 95 cm so can be adjusted to accommodate children of different sizes and it will grow with your child. It's very easy to adjust too. It has a maximum user weight of 100kg, so some adults may even be able to have a go.

✔️Construction - the scooter is well made and constructed from aircraft grade aluminium.

It's an excellent scooter and not much else really compares in this price range.

✔️ Top Tip
A quick, smooth, quiet and fast ride -  Wheels which are made of high quality urethane and have ABEC bearings with a rating of 5 or more will generally offer a smoother and faster ride.
The standard size of wheels on a scooter are generally around 100mm and this is what you will find on many kick scooters. However, if the wheels are slightly larger (110mm or more) than the scooter will tend to offer a smoother ride. This is because larger wheels tend to go over cracks / bumps in the pavement more easily. Larger wheels are better for travelling as they are more comfortable and offer a quicker ride along pavements.

A Great 2 Wheel Kick Scooter - Micro Sprite

I am a fan of the Micro Sprite scooters as like all scooters in the micro family, they are of outstanding quality. The Sprite features 100mm PU, 87A wheels and ABEC 5 bearings. It has a strong aluminium frame but is super lightweight for a scooter so makes it easier for kids to control and easier for parents to carry / transport  if needed.

Foldable - Simple to fold - makes  it a breeze for transporting in the car, storing or carrying if the need arises.

Cruising - It's perfect for cruising. The bigger 1200mm PU wheels absorb more of the shocks from the road and give a fast, effortless smooth scoot from a to b.

Brake - features a brake at the back.

Handlebar  - ​It also features an easily adjustable handlebar so that can be set at any height between 63 and 94cm . It will be the perfect height for each child and it will grow with each child too.

Other Features - It has a kickstand so the scooter can be stored standing up which is very useful. No more scooters laying around the drive or garage. It comes in lots of different colours too.

Not sure whether to go for the JD Bug original street scooter or the Micro sprite. Compare the JD Bug vs Micro Sprite to help you make up your mind.

Razor S Sports Scooter


The Razor S Sports scooter is another good option of scooter which is study, durable and offers a smooth ride and will not break the bank.
It's easy to fold and lightweight at just 2.4kg. This makes it easy to carry and portable
It has a maximum rider weight of 100kg so older siblings and even adults can have a go.
If also features 98mm urethane wheels which offer a smooth ride and a
It has a fixed handlebar height of 83cm.

Ozbozz Unicorn Scooter (with Flashing Lights)


Looking for someting affordable and fun on a budget? This Ozbozz unicorn scooter is sure to please any unicorn fan with wheels with lights that activate when the scooter starts rolling, (no batteries are required!)

This is a great option if you want something on a budget. It's height adjustable to 3 different height and has a maximum weight capacity of 5okg so it should be fine for most 7 and 8 year olds, although some reviews do state it's on the small side for their kids so it may not have a lot of growing room.

The scooter is foldable and can lock in place so it's easy to carry and store.

If you have a child who's a unicorn fan, check out more unicorn scooters and accessories.

My eldest son had an ozbozz scooter from aged 4 (read my review here)  It was fine for around a couple of years use and it was quite heavily used (almost everyday) but the ride did get quite rattly and bumpy especially towards the end of the scooter's life. Higher quality scooters with better wheels and build should give you more years of use (if they are looked after correctly) and a smooter and more comfortable ride.  What your choose will obviously depend on budget and how important longevity and the quality of the ride is. But for a fun scooter, the unicorn scooter is worth considering.

Bopster 2 Wheeled Folding Children's Kick Scooter

 

The Bopster is one of the best selling scooters on amazon at the moment with some good reviews. It has some pros and cons.

It's a good choice for the younger rider, perfect for 7 year olds as it's lightweight weighing just 2.8kg so easy to control. It has an adjustable handlebar which as four different height ranges at 62-74-79-84cm which is good as it will grow with your child, although it can't be adjusted to any height like on the JD Bug scooter. It's foldable and easy to carry. The PU wheels are 120mm so offer a smooth, fast ride.

Perhaps a downside to this scooter is that the parts aren't replaceable so it will be difficult to mend the scooter when parts wear out, break or don't work together correctly.

It comes in different colors to suit different personalities.

Read a full review of the Bopster scooter.

Globber Flow 125

The Globber 125 scooter is a strong kick scooter built for intensive use with an ultra-reinforced frame, so good for kids who put their scooter through a lot of punishment.

The handlebars are height adjustable and can be set at 3 different settings between 785mm to 885mm. It's aimed at kids from age 6 plus so will be a perfect size for most 7 and 8 year olds.

The 120mm PU wheels offer a smooth, comfortable and quick ride from a to b. This is an excellent choice for the daily school run.

There is a high density non-slip EVA on the deck to give a sure footing, so kids stay safe as they ride.

The scooter weighs 3.1kg, so it can be carried when needed although it doesn't fold.

Micro Cruiser Big Wheel Scooter

A big wheel scooter is another type of scooter to consider when purchasing a kick scooter for a 7 or 8 year old. Big wheel scooters have some advantages over smaller wheels. They go further and faster with less effort. The bigger wheels will absorb more of the bumps and shocks from the road than a small wheel scooter so the offer a smoother ride too.

On the downside a scooter with bigger wheels is heavier so it won't be as light to carry.

This Micro cruiser big wheel scooter featured has 200mm wheels and is designed for kids aged between 5 and 10 years old with a height range of 110cm to 146cm.

The scooter is height adjustable and foldable.

Some children may also prefer a bigger wheel scooter as they find it more stable to ride on and so will feel more confident.

The scooter weight is 4.5kg so it is heavier than scooters with smaller wheels but it does offer a fast, smooth ride.

It comes in many different colours including  pink, blue, black and purple.

3Style Scooters - 3 Wheel Kick Scooter

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for a 7 or 8 year old, the 3style offers a scooter for kids up to the age of 10 years with an adjustable handlebar to grow with your child.

There are 4 adjustable height settings to suit a range of ages, starting at 58cm and moving to 86cm.

It's lightweight (at 3kg)and foldable handlebars make the RGS-2 easy to carry and convenient to store when not in use.

The steering is learn to steer. The wheels flash when they spin which is an extra attraction for kids at this age.

If you're looking for a 3 wheels scooter, also check out more 3 wheel scooters for older children.

Stunt Scooters

Most stunt scooters are designed for kids age 8 plus, so if you're buying for an 8 year old you have a lot of choice. If you are buying for a 7 year old or a smaller child, also check out this article on scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds which has a couple of options of stunt scooters for younger children.



Two Bare Feet 360 XV STUNT SCOOTER


Great Budget Option - Bear in mind that you often get what you pay for but this scooter should be fine for beginner and younger users doing their first stunts and has some good features.​Kids starting out doing tricks will be lighter and give the scooter less punishment when doing jump and stunts. Therefore, the scooter doesn't have to be as hard wearing with heavy duty parts as maybe a scooter for an older child or teenager - so you can afford to spend a bit less too. Although you may have to replace the scooter as they get older if they want to keep doing tricks.

Wheels - The scooter has 100mm PU wheels with a hardness of 88A so they should be hard wearing to withstand the impact of any tricks. It features ABEC 9 bearings on the wheels which offer a smooth ride.  It does have plastic cores (metal cores are better for withstanding the impact for tricks. However if kids are just planning on doing a few odd jumps and also scooting around it could be a great choice.

Clamp - It features a heavy duty quad clamp. A strong clamp is essential on stunt scooters  to ensure a strong link between the deck, fork and handlebar.
It features a one piece alloy T4 & T6 Heat treated bar to lessen the pressure from the scooter when doing tricks.

Weight limit - is 90kg so older children and even adults could have a go.

Handelbars - The height of the handlebars from the floor to the top of the handlebars is around 79cm / 31inches, so this should give you an idea of how high the handlebars will come up on your child. Ideally they should be around waist height. Although it's not an exact science. Some kids prefer them slightly lower and others slightly higher. However, too low and kids will be hunched over and too high makes the scooter difficult to control.

The manufacturer's recommended age is 6 plus so it should be fine for most 7 or 8 year olds. This scooter is also a good choice for cruising along the pavements to school or the park too. But of course it doesn't fold so won't be so easy to carry.

Check out more stunt scooters on a a budget. 

✔️ Question
Why Are Stunt Scooters More Expensive that Kick Scooters?
Stunt scooters have to be stronger to withstand the extra abuse they get from jumps and tricks but they also need to be lighter so the riders can manoeuvre the scooter in the right way. Therefore the materials stunt scooters are made of tend to be more expensive. On the plus side, they do tend to last longer, so an extra investment sometimes pays off in the long run.

Grit Extremist

The Grit Extremist stunt scooter is sure to be a great choice for any budding young scooter rider who wants to do tricks.

It's designed for kids and young riders from beginner to intermediate skill level, looking to develop their technique further

It features a 48.3cm long and 10cm wide deck which is a great size for smaller feet and a one piece 53cm wide and 51cm high bar. The total height of the scooter is 75cm.

It's lightweight  at just 3.5kg but is designed to be super strong to withstand high impact jumps and tricks.  Features include a 6061 heat treated alloy deck with diamond shaped down tube.

A lighter stunt scooter will make it easy for younger children to manoeuvfre and control. ​There is also a hi tensile steel threadless fork and alloy double clamp.
The 100mm 88A PU wheels are built to withstand the excessive force of landings with solid alloy cores.

MGP Kick Pro Scooter


This MGP Mini Kick Pro scooter is a light, nicely sized stunt scooter which caters for the younger rider. It's recommended for riders from aged 6 plus. With a total height of 68.5cm Madd Gear recommends this scooter for riders who are between 3'7" (113cm) and 4'3"(131cm)

It comes in some cool colours and will look amazing on the skate park.

The deck measures 4" by 19" (10cm by 50cm) which is small enough for young kids to work with but also provides plenty of space for their feet.

The standard sized, chromoly  bars are proportioned for younger riders at 18" width by 22" height (46cm width x 56cm height). The bar ends have soft swirl grind grips with bright colors which look really cool.

Another brilliant feature of the scooter are the wheels. The 110mm wheels are strong with an alloy core to withstand the impact of the punishment it's given at the skate park. They are also smooth and quick with high-speed polyurethan and ABEC 7 high-speed chrome bearings.

Amazingly the scooter only weights 3.12kg. At such a light weight young riders will have no problems using the scooter to learn tail whips and other tricks.

Ideal for beginners as well as kids who are serious about scooting at the skate park. It's difficult to find a better stunt scooter for this age group at such a competitive price.

 

 

Razor Beast Scooter



The Razor Beast is another great first option of stunt scooter for young kids. It's a good choice for a kid who want to transition between scootering along the street to doing some tricks.

It features handlebars which are slightly lower than other scooters measuring 55cm in height and 44cm in width.

It features metalised 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels which are perfect for withstanding tricks and stunts.

The brake is a stamped steel rear fender brake

​​The good thing about this scooter is that it's strong and solid but it's fairly lightweight at 3.5kg. It's a sturdy, budget choice scooter for 7 and 8 year olds who want to attempt their first tricks at the skate park.

 

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Junior Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter


 

This is a very competitvely price scooter which is excellent value for money. It's a reduced size for the younger rider but it's as high quality as any of the full sized scooters out there.

The 100mm wheels are alloy core. A lot of scooters at this price point would be plastic core, so this is well worth considering.

The specs show the deck is 17" by 4" , it's sized for a young rider wanting to get their first stunt scooter.  The bars measure 19" 3/ 8 by 17.5" wide. The bars are reduced in size for the smaller scooter rider to land their first tircks.

The deck is in a beautiful gold or satin black with R Willy (the Australian scooter rider) grip tape.

Is this scooter right for your child? 

It's a good size for many kids aged 5 and is ideal for small 7 year olds who want a beginner scooter. Some taller 8 year olds may prefer a bigger sized scooter with some growing room.

Stunt Scooter Or A Scooter For Cruising?

Many kids this age ask for a scooter that they are able to do tricks on and my son was one of them. So do you get a stunt scooter or not. Here are some questions that will help you decide.

Has your child expressed a desire to do tricks? 

Ulitmately the decision as to whether to get a stunt scooter or not will depend on whether your child wants to do tricks on the scooter. If they do, you will need to get a scooter designed to do tricks as a general push scooter may not be able to withstand the impacts needed for jumps and tricks. If they just want to use it to get from a to b, go with a normal scooter

What is your budget? 

Stunt scooters tend to be more expensive as they require more heavy duty materials to construct. This means they are generally more expensive. However, it also generally means they stand up to more abuse and last longer too.

Will you need to carry the scooter a lot?

Stunt scooters are a lot heavier than other scooters. So if you suspect you may be carrying this scooter a lot for your child on the school run, you may prefer a scooter just used for crusing.

Age range

Most stunt scooters are aimed at kids aged 8 plus. However, we bought a stunt scooter (the Razor Pro XXX - featured below) for my son aged 7. He is on the tall side but he has managed with his stunt scooter very well. The main thing when looking at the scooter is the handlbar height. The handlebar should come up around waist height for the best control and safety. If it does on your 7 year old, they should manage well with the scooter.

How long do you intend to have the scooter for?

If you intend for them to have the scooter for the next few years, it might be worth getting them a stunt scooter which they can use to cruise on at the moment but have the ability to do tricks on in the next few years if they wish too. However, if you think you may buy another scooter within the next few years you may prefer to get them a cheaper or traditional scooter that you will replace if they want one for doing stunts.

Micro Mx Ramp Beginner Stunt Scooter

The Micro Mx ramp beginner stunt scooter is the newest addition in 2019 to the micro family of scooters. Micro is a giant in the word of scooter manufacturers for children. All their scooters are of exceptional quality.

The mx ramp is designed for children from aged 5 to 12, who are interested in having a go at doing tricks on their kick scooter. To be put it more succinctly, it is an entry level stunt scooter. It's designed to make learning basic tricks easy.

It's features include a one piece bar fixed height handlebar for strength and rigidity. It has a wider handlebar for better control. The scooter is lightweight (3.7kg) so younger kids can easily handle it while practising their new hops and jumps.

The minimum height of the user is 128cm (4ft 2 inches). The height from the handlebar to the deck is 74cm

A fantastic everyday scooter which can be used to get from at to be as well as occasional stunts and trips to the skate park.

Electric Scooter



7 and 8 year old are the perfect age to get an electric scooter.

Electric scooters are super fun.

The E90 Razor electric scooter featured has speeds up to 10mph.

It's able to run up to 80 minutes on one charge.

It features a puncture proof urethane front wheel and a puncture proof rear wheel, hand operated front brake, push button throttle and a retractable front kickstand.

Flikr Scooter

Another type of scooter which has gained populartiy with kids from this age group over the last few years are flikr scooters. Riders move these scooters by placing their feet on the footplates and moving their hips from side to side (much like a skiing movement). Flikrs are designed to have fun, they can be used for getting from a to b but they are also used for doing tricks such as spins and wheelies (if you have the right type of Flikr). Read more and find lots more options in this article on Flikr scooters.

The Yvolution A3 Flikr Scooters


Yvolution are the original designers and makers of flikr scooters. The Yvolution A3 is the perfect entry level flikr scooter, designed and sized for kids aged 7 plus. The A3 flikr is solid and durable. It's performance rated PU wheels ensure riders enjoy a smooth glide.

The A3 folds easily for storage or for transporting in the boot of a car. It has a quick response hand brake on the front handlebar so you can be assured kids can easily slow down and stop quickly.

The footplates are anti slip for extra peace of mind. These scooters are awesome fun, give kids a great workout and ideal for use on smooth flat ground such as pavements and paths.

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Air Tyres

The Bikestar is one of the few scooters which has air filled tyres and is aimed at the 7 and 8 year old age range (plus).

The advantage of the air filled tyres is kids can take their scooter on different types of terrain, it can be ridden over all grass and gravely paths and even taken into woodland.  The tyres also offer superior traction over wet surfaces so no worries about slipping around in the rain. Another plus is air filled tyres make the scooter ride much more comfortable, as they provide more cushioning against bumps and cracks in the road.

The handlebars can be adjusted from 76  t0 90cm.  There is a front handbrake and a rear footbrake so kids can easily stop quickly. Other awesome features include a side stand and a skid proof footplate.