Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite

 

Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite Scooter - A Comparison

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

The primary consideration many people have is price. The Razor S sport scooter is cheaper than the Micro sprite. Is the more expensive Micro Sprite better or will spending less on the Razor be sufficient?

Comparison at a glance

FeatureRazor S Sport ScooterMicro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation6 plus5 to 12
PriceCheck price on amazonCheck price on amazon
Check Price on Micro Scooters
Handlebar Height83cm64cm to 93cm
Wheels98mm urethane wheels87a urethane wheel
(120m front wheel and 100mm rear wheel)
BearingsABEC 5ABEC 5
Weight of scooter2.76kg2.7kg
Max rider weight100kg100kg
FoldableYesYes
KickstandNoYes
BrakeRear foot brakeRear foot brake

Razor S Sports Scooter


If you're looking for a well built and solid kick scooter at an affordable price for a child aged 6 plus, then the Razor S sports scooter could be the best choice depending on the features you require.

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

Lightweight  - the fact that the scooter is so lightweight which adds to its portability. It only weighs 2.76kg.

Handlebar - the handlebar measures 83cm. Ideally, the handlebar height on a scooter should be between hip and waist height. 83cm is probably a good height for most 6, 7 and 8 year olds. However, the handlebar isn't height adjustable which means that the Razor will have a shorter life span than the Micro Sprite which has an adjustable handlebar.

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

Frame - the frame and deck are made of aluminum which is a strong yet lightweight material

Longevity - the Razor S sport is built to be durable and sturdy. It is a good scooter that should withstand the abuse kids put it through as long as it is used for its recommended use (which is a kick scooter rather than a stunt scooter).

However, the lack of an adjustable handlebar might be a negative for some people. Other scooters with height adjustable handlebars accommodate children of different heights so last longer.  Older kids get to a point where the handlebar will be too short for them to use.

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

Micro Sprite Scooter (Classic Version)

The Micro Sprite scooter (classic version) is a quality build that has been designed to last. This scooter can accommodate kids from age 5 to 12 and is recommended for children between 110cm and 152cm. The scooter requires a bigger outlay but if looked after it can last years. Therefore, even though it's more expensive, it could save you money in the long run.

Easy to fold - Like the Razor scooter, the Micro is quick and easy to fold.

Weight - It weighs the same as the Razor at 2.7kg, so is light for smaller kids to carry and manoeuvre. They will have no problems carrying either scooter up a few steps or up and down kerbs.

Handlebar - The major advantage that the Sprite has over the Razor is that the handlebar is height adjustable. The telescopic handlebar can be adjusted at any point between 64cm to 93cm, so you can find the perfect height for your child. It also allows the Micro Sprite to accommodate a much wider age range. It states from 5 to 12 but actually, the highest handlebar height will allow many teens and some adults to hop on and have a go as long as they are under the weight limit of 100kg. Having said this, I wouldn't recommend the Sprite as an adult scooter - they may have to stoop over, especially if they're tall!

Wheels - the Micro Sprite has ABEC bearings and two 87A polyurethane wheels, which means the wheels are durable, solid and give a smooth, comfortable ride. The wheels are 120mm so slightly bigger than the wheels on the Razor. This is better as they will last longer (they won't wear down as fast). Bigger wheels also give a smoother ride over cracks and bumps in the pavement.

Designed to last - Another huge advantage of the Sprite is that it has been engineered and designed to last. Each key part is easily be repaired or replaced. Therefore, the scooter should last a lifetime. It can be passed down to friends or siblings or be resold secondhand once finished with.
This makes the scooter more eco friendly than other scooters which are likely to end up in the landfill when wheels or other parts need replacing.

Kickstand - the scooter has a kickstand so you can stand it up wherever you want to. Stand it up when you visit friend's or go to the park. A kickstand can also help prevent scratching the paintwork as you won't be leaning it against walls.

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

Razor or the Sprite - which to get?

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

3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children

3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children

3 wheel scooters are becoming popular with older children for many reasons. Some children prefer the stability of being on 3 wheels. Other children may have dyspraxia or other conditions, which means they prefer using 3 wheels.

The good news is there are many options of 3 wheel scooters for the older age group.

The scooters below are 3 wheel scooters designed for older children from around aged 5 or 6 to 14 years old.

✔️ Top Tip - When choosing a scooter the handlebar should be adjustable so that it is around hip to waist height on the rider. A handlebar which is too low or a too high makes the scooter very difficult to control. 

Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter (5 to 12 years)

The Micro Maxi Deluxe is a high quality, 3 wheel scooter with outstanding construction and design. It's smooth, agile and quiet, making it a joy to ride. A telescopic height-adjustable handlebar ensures the perfect height for kids of all ages up to 12 years or a height of 152cm.

Long Lasting
One of the things I love about Micro scooters is that all their parts are repairable and replaceable, keeping scooters out of the landfill and on the road. You can pass it onto younger siblings or sell it second hand when finished with.

Age Recommendation
It's designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years old who are between 110cm and 152cm tall. If your child is towards the end of this range, also check out the Globber scooters and the 3 wheel Micro kickboard scooter further on in this article (the handlebars on these scooters extend even higher than the Micro Maxi)

Adjustable Handlebar
You can adjust the handlebar at any point between 67cm to 93cm. It's super easy and quick to adjust with a quick-release clamp. Ideally, the handlebar should adjust to around waist height on the rider. The lowest height setting of 67cm will be fine for small children. Likewise, the highest handlebar setting of 93cm is fine for many 12 year olds. Micro constructed the bar with anodised aluminium, protecting against wear and tear.

The Ride 
The high quality PU wheels measure 120mm at the front and 80mm at the rear, giving a smooth and quiet roll along the pavement. There's no rattling on the Maxi Micro! Kids control the scooter by leaning to steer, so you lean to turn left and right. This allows them to "surf the sidewalk", making the ride is quick and agile. The scooter is super light at just 2.5kg making it easy to control. It's also a doddle to pick up and carry to the top of a steep hill or up a flight of stairs.

Safety is paramount on the Micro Maxi Deluxe. It features a raised silicone Micro branded deck which improves grip. A substantial rear brake makes it easy and quick to stop without scuffing shoes.

Is it foldable? 
The Maxi Micro Deluxe featured above isn't foldable. However, you can remove the bar from the base for easy transportation and storage. If a folding scooter is important to you, there is another version of the Maxi Micro that folds (#amazon affiliate link)

Are there any other upgrades?
You can upgrade the Maxi Micro Deluxe to have chopper handlebars, which give even more control and easier balance.

Or why not stand out with LED wheels?

Verdict:

Best for - This is a great scooter for all age ranges. Its low handlebar setting accommodates younger, smaller children and the highest handlebar height many tall children. It is lightweight and built to last so it's difficult to go wrong. You won't need to buy another 3 wheel scooter for your child.

Not ideal for - those on a tight budget.​

✔️ Top Tip - Lightweight scooters can be advantageous. They are easy to carry and easy for younger, smaller children to control. For example, it's easier for them to lift up and down steps and kerbs. 

3 Style Scooters (5 to 8 years)



The 3styles RGS2 scooter is recommended for children age 5 to 8 years old with a weight capacity of up to 50kg. It's much cheaper than the Maxi Micro so a good option if you're on a budget. Although the handlebar doesn't extend to as high as the Maxi Micro scooter so it won't last kids as long.

Handlebar

The handlebar has 5 adjustable height settings which are 52cm, 72cm, 76cm and 80cm. This should accommodate most kids in the recommended age range (and perhaps a bit younger too). The handlebar is foldable, making the 3style scooter easy to transport and store.

Weight of Scooter

The scooter weighs 3.5kg so it's not as light as the Maxi Micro scooter but still should be fine to carry when needed.

Steering
There is an easy glide, tilt to lean steering system. Kids lean to go left and right to change direction.

Wheels

The PU wheels offer a smooth ride and features LED lights that light up as the wheel spins. Great for being seen on dark evenings. They don't need charging or batteries to work. The front wheels measure 120mm and the back 80mm double wheel offers stability when riding.

Longevity

The handlebar only extends up to 80cm (which is 13cm less than the Maxi Micro), so it will be fine for most kids up to 8 years old (and maybe a bit older - it will depend on how tall your child is). You can measure your child and see how high 80cm will be against their body. Ideally, you want the handlebar to come up to around waist height as this is the most comfortable. height when scooting.

You can get some replacement parts for this scooter, such as wheels and hand grips. This helps keep the scooter on the road for longer if these parts need replacing. However, unfortunately not every part can be replaced like on the Maxi Micro.

Verdict

Overall, if you are on a budget and looking for a scooter for the 5 plus age group, this is a good choice. Kids love the LED light up wheels and there are 6 bright colours to choose from too.

 

Yvolution Y Glider Nua Scooter



 

The Yvolution Y Glider Nua is a beautifully designed 3 wheel scooter for kids aged 3 to 10 years old. Unique features make it an outstanding scooter that is unlike any others.

Height adjustable

You can adjust the handlebar to 3 different heights, with the lowest being 62cm and a top height of 85cm.

Dockable

The scooter comes with an accessory slot which allows it to be hung onto the wall, keeping the Y Glider Nua off the ground. It’s fantastic for storing in small places. You can keep it behind the door!

The Ride

The 120mm front wheels and 100mm rear wheel are extra wide and roll smoothly, ensuring a comfortable and speedy ride. The wheels have LED lights. However, the lights aren’t as visible as LED wheels on other scooters so don’t purchase this scooter just for the light up wheels. An extra wide deck with high grip rubber offers extra stability when riding. No worries about slipping! A rear brake ensures easy stopping.

Design

The Nua has a smooth design with no sharp edges or visible screws for safety reasons. Y Glider Nua is the winner of the 2020 Good Design Award.

Folding Mechanism

The smart design of the folding mechanism allows you to quickly fold the scooter without the worry of little fingers being trapped. Just touch a button and fold into place.

Trolley Mode

Once folded your child can easily pull the scooter behind them wherever they go for extra portability.

Verdict:
Best For:
The age recommendation is pretty spot on with the scooter. It’s good for kids from age 3 up to age 10
Not Ideal for - Taller 10 year olds. Although it will suit most 10 year olds, it may not be long until they grow out of the scooter. If you’re buying for a 10 year old and want some growing room, look for a scooter with a slightly higher handlebar setting.
✔️ Top Tip - 120mm are slightly bigger than standard sized 100mm wheels on two wheel scooters but bigger wheels will give a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Globber Master Scooter (4 to 14  years)

 

The Globber Master scooter is suitable for kids aged 4 to 14 who are under the 50kg weight limit.

Adjustable Handlebar

The wide adjustable t-bar can be set at 5 different height setting, starting at 74cm and reaching up to 94cm. It's easily foldable with a safe and easy-to-use side push button. This makes transporting the scooter a breeze when you need to.

Deck

The extra wide deck topped with soft anti-slip EVA foam makes riders feel stable and comfortable. An extra-long composite rear brake add to a child's safety as they ride.

Steering Lock Button

There's a steering lock button. When pressed in means the scooter can only go forwards and backwards. This is helpful when kids start scooting as they just have to concentrate on moving in a straight line before worrying about steering.

Wheels

High quality PU casted 120mm front wheels and an 80mm back wheel ensure a smooth ride along the pavement. Super soft dual-colour PR handlebar grips also add to the comfort while scooting.

Globber has become a household name in the scooter world and this is just one of their many offerings. Perfect to see kids scooting until their teenage years.

Globber Ultimum (age 5 to adult)

The Globber Ultimum scooter's unique selling point is its longevity. Amazingly it adjusts up to 101cm high. It will last most kids well into their teenage years. And adults can also hop on and have a go.

Height adjustable handlebar

It has a 6 height adjustable t-bar from 76cm to 101cm, which suits kids from aged 5 up to adults who are under the weight limit of 100kg.

Steering

One of its unique features is a patented adjustable steering angle control system. In simple terms, you turn a dial to make the turning circles tighter or looser. It allows you to adjust the steering to suit the rider.

The deck and foldability 

For safety, there's an extra wide deck with anti-slip grips.

There's also a patented, elliptic folding system. Easily fold it down into trolley mode where you can pull it along (or carry it if you prefer).

Wheels

Finally, extra wide 125mm PU cast wheels to ensure a speedy, comfortable and safe ride.

Choose this scooter if adults want to have a go as well!

Boldcube Scooter

The eye catching Boldcube 3 wheel scooter with bright, colourful light up wheels, will definitely make riders stand out from the crowd.

Height Recommendation

The Boldcube 3 wheel scooter is recommended for kids aged between 6 and 10 years and in the height range of 75cm to 135cm. The handlebar can be adjusted to 5 different heights, 65cm, 70cm, 76cm, 83cm and 89cm.

Foldable 

It features an easy fold design. In just 2 steps, fold down the scooter to fit it in the car boot,  on your buggy, in the corner of a cafe or wherever you need to store it.

Wheels

Large 135mm front wheels add stability. The advantage of having bigger wheels is that they go further in a shorter amount of time. Larger wheels also go over small bumps and cracks in the pavement more easily. The wheels also light up when scooting.

Deck

The brightly coloured wide deck is 13cm across at the widest point. This gives kids lots of stability when scooting.

Weight and Steering

The scooter weighs 3.2kg so is fine to carry when needed. It has a lean to steer steering mechanism, so lean in the direction you want to turn.

Micro Scooters Kickboard Scooter

The Micro Kickboard is a 3 wheel scooter aimed at ages 12 plus and adults. It's a unique scooter, as it has interchangeable handlebars. Scoot freely and quickly with the joystick handle or take full control with the traditional t-bar handle.

It's a lean and steer scooter so it's manoeuvred by leaning in the direction of intended travel and with a shock-absorbing, flexible, wood and fibreglass deck and 120mm wheels you're in for a smooth ride.

The scooter has an adjustable handlebar (71cm-100cm) meaning you can find the perfect scooting stance for you.

As with all micro scooters, the key parts can be repaired or replaced, helping keep the scooter out of the landfill.

Homcom Tri Scooter


Another option of 3 wheel scooter for older children are tri scooters, also known as flickr or caster scooters.

The Homcom works by sliding your feet, twisting your hips and moving from side to side propel the scooter forwards. The scooter allows the rider to propel forward without ever having to pedal or touch the ground, a low-impact exercise.

It's ideal for use on smooth flat surfaces.

It's great for building strength on legs, body coordination and balance.

The scooter can be folded up for easy storage and transport.

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.

Top Electric Scooter For 6 to 8 Year Olds

Segeway Ninebot E8

The Segway Ninebot is an awesome choice of entry level electric scooter for young kids from aged 6 upwards (it's ideal for the 6 to 8 age group) and suitable for kids between 3'9" and 4'9".  The excellent features include short charging time, lightweight, foldable and a top speed of 8.7mph.

Ride and Speed

The scooter has 3 different ride modes:

Safety mode - parents can set the scooter's maximum speed to 6.2mph. Kids use the thumb throttle on the handlebar to reach the top speed. The safety mode is great for kids just starting out or younger kids who don't want to go to fast.

Turbo mode - activate turbo mode using the thumb throttle on the handlebar. Accelerate the scooter up to the top speed of 8.7mph

Cruise mode - cruise mode is activated by kicking along with your foot to start the e-scooter. Kids can then glide continuously to the top speed of up to 8.7mph. The thumb throttle is not needed in this mode. The harder you kick the acceleration.

The scooter has a top speed of 8.7mph. However one handy features is the scooter's safety mode. In safety mode, The scooter also has a cruise mode

Battery Life 

The battery has a charge time of just 4 hours and has a range of approximately 6.2 miles on one charge.This translates to about 40 minutes of continuous use. However, the battery life on all scooters is always affected by weight of the rider, gradient and terrain the scooter is ridden on.

Tyres

The E8 has 6.75" solid rubber coated airless tyres which are puncture proof. Although air filled tyres offer more cushioning, rubber tyres should be fine for younger kids as they are lighter.

Braking

Impressively the Segeway Ninebot E8 has 3 way braking system which includes a hand powered brake, a rear fender foot brake and a regenerative braking system (which captures the energy produced when braking and converts it back to power the battery). The electric scooter has definitelyy been designed with safety as one of the top priorities which is obviously great as it gives parents less to worry about!

Lightweight and Foldable

The scooter is easy to fold and it weighs only 7.9kg. This makes it a doddle to pick up and transport in the boot of a car.

Best Choice for 8 to 11 Year Olds

Segeway Ninebot E10

A step up from the Segeway Ninebot E8, is the E10. It's designed for the 8 to 14 age group and has a maximum top speed of 10mph. Like the E8, it's also light, foldable and quick to charge.

Ride and Speed

There are 3 different ride modes:

Safe Mode - the scooters top speed is limited to 6.2mph. Press the throttle lightly to achieve this speed. This mode is great when kids are just starting out and are building their confidence.

Cruise mode - power the scooter by kicking to reach the maximum speed of 10mph.

Turbo mode - use the thumb throttle to reach the top speed of 10mph

Like most electric scooters, the Segeway E10 does best on flat, smooth surfaces. However, the scooter's motor can also power the scooter up 7% inclines, so great for the occasional hill.

Another interesting features is the scooter beeps if you are going downhill and are hitting a speed great than 10mph.

Battery Life

The scooter has a range of 6.2 miles on one charge and with a charge time of just 4 hours it is quicker to charge than many other kid's electric scooters. If the battery runs out, kids can still use kicking power to move the scooter

Tyres and Suspension

The airless high elastic rubber tyres are puncture proof. Although air filled tyres offer a more comfortable ride than solid rubber tyres, the scooter is fully equipped with a spring shock absorption system to absorb the impact from bumps from the ride.

Height

The scooter's overall height is 95cm which should be fine for older kids (ideally you don't want the top height of the handlebar to come above waist height). One downside of the scooter is the handlebar can't be adjusted.

Portability 

The scooter is easy to fold, you can do so hands free. It's also light at just 8.4kg, so easy to pick up and carry, put in the boot of the car or into storage.

Kids Electric Scooter with Air Tyre

Ripsar 24v Kids Electric Scooter

This Ripsar 24V kids electric scooter is recommended for kids aged 8 plus. With a height adjustable handlebar, an air filled front tyre and a maximum speed of 10pmh there is a lot to like.

Handlebar

The handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights (85cm, 90cm and 95cm) so there is plenty of growing room. Conveniently, the handlebar can also be folded down. This is very useful for storing and carrying the scooter.

Riding the scooter

Switch the scooter on and twist the handle to start riding the scooter. The top speed of the scooter is 10mph, however the speed will be affected by the weight of the rider, the type and gradient of the terrain. Obviously the scooter will travel more quickly on a smooth flat pavement than up an incline or on rougher terrain. This is true of all electric scooters.

A hand controlled rear brake which makes it easy for kids to stop when they need to.

The air tyre offers a comfortable ride cushioning bumps and cracks in the pavement. It will be less bumpy than electric scooters which have rubber or plastic tyres.

The Ripsar can handle an incline, however if you're riding up a hill some extra foot power may be needed to get the rider to the top. This is especially true if the battery life is waining.

The heavy duty footplate measures 51cm by 18cm so there is plenty of footspace. The  moulded grip on the footplate means kids don't have to worry about their feet slipping while riding.

At 13kg, the electric scooter is quite heavy so you won't want to carry if for a long period of time.

Battery

Initially, it's recommended to leave the battery charging for 14hr + and requires about 8 hours of charging between uses after this.

Best Value Electric Scooter

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.

Speed

It reaches speeds of  up to 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 the speed of scooter. 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. Then press the push button throttle to accelerate further. The push button is easy for kids to use.

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.

Motor

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.

Battery

The Razor E90 gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. On the downside, it takes about 12 hours to fully charge the battery.

Brake

There's a hand operated front brake for easy braking.

Electric Scooter With Longer Battery Life

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 which is a long battery life compared to other kids electric scooters.

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.  ​

Electric Scooter with Top Speed of 12mph

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,  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

Budget Electric Scooter

Homcom Kids Electric Scooter

If you're looking for a budget choice, the Homcom is one of the least expensive electric scooters on the market. Despite it's low price, it has some nice features which includes a foldable handlebar, adjustable height and durable frame. It's aimed at kids between 7 and 14 years old who are under the maximum weight capacity of 50kg.

Speed and ride

One place you may compromise with this scooter is the speed. If you're looking for a speedy scooter, there are better choices. It has a maximum speed of 7.5mph (12 km/h) - the lowest maximum speed of all the scooter on this page. However this is good for younger kids and riders who aren't bothered about going super fast.

There is a hand operated brake for easy stopping.

The wheels are solid and airless so you may feel bumps of the terrain when riding the scooter.

When you need to stop, use the handy kickstand so you don't need to lay your scooter on the floor.

Battery

It has a range of 8 to 10km with a charge time of between 5 and 8 hours.

Adjustable height. 

There are height adjustments between 73cm and 91cm, so it can be adjusted to the optimum height for your child.

Overall it's a budget electric scooter. It won't last forever but it's a fun choice for  kids.

 

 

3 Wheel Electric Scooter for Young Riders

Zinc T-Motion 3 Wheel Electric Scooter

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

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

Maxi Micro Kick Scooter Review


Are you looking into buying the maxi micro scooter? This article answers all your questions and tells 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 children between the ages of 5 and 12, within the height range 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 for a high quality, durable scooters as long as they know exactly what they are getting for their money. 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 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 5 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. There's no rattling that you get with 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 six versions of the maxi micro scooter. You can only fold the deluxe foldable Maxi Micro version. However you can remove the stem from the base of all the other scooters for easy storage and transporation. Read more about the different versions of the scooters below:

The Six Versions of the Maxi Micro Scooter:

Classic Maxi Micro

The classic version doesn't have a foldable handlebar. This is because the when the scooter was first designed, they decided against a folding mechanism to make it as lightweight as possible. A folding mechanism adds weight to the scooter so it wasn't included in the original classic design. 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. 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 deluxe model isn’t foldable but like the classic, you can remove the stem from the base for storage and transportation. The deluxe also features an anodized stem which protects against wear and tear. A unique, moulded footplate improves grip and allows an increased weight-limit for riders, meaning that as your child grows, the Maxi Micro will grow with them.

Deluxe Foldable Maxi Micro

The really good news is that now micro have designed and built a foldable version of the scooter which is the maxi micro deluxe version. With their advanced design team and engineering it's still super lightweight at 2.5kg but it is slightly more expensive than the maxi micro classic.

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.

And as an added bonus, the foldable deluxe scooter features LED lights on the wheels.

Eco Deluxe Maxi Micro

New In - now you can pick up the Eco deluxe maxi micro. The deck is recycled and made from discared fishing nets, so buying one helps clean up plastic pollution in the seas without sending it to landfill. Unfortunately this Eco doesn't fold, but you can take the stem out of the base.

Deluxe LED Maxi Micro

This version has all the features of the deluxe scooter plus flashing LED lights so the rider will stand out from the crowd! Great for dark winter afternoons and evenings.

Deluxe Pro Maxi Micro

The new pro version has chopper style handlebars which makes the pro easy to control. It also features fattie wheels. These wide wheels not only look cool, they give extra stability for the rider.

How Do You Adjust the Handlebar on the Maxi Micro?

Quick Release Clamp
It's super easy to adjust the handlebar  of the maxi micro scooters thanks to  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 versions, 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,  you lean to steer the maxi micro. Kids have to lean to the left to go left and lean to the right to go right. This is easy to pick up,  especially if they've never used a scooter before. However,  it can be more difficult for children who are used to steering with the handlebars.

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 maxi micro has a weight limit of 7 stone 12 pounds or 50kg. This should accomodate most kids within the 5 to 12 year age range.

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 scooters are that they are designed to last. If you are worried about too much stuff ending up in the landfill, then this scooter can relieve these fears. And of course, there is the eco version with a deck made from recycled material.

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 alternatives 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 several versions of the maxi micro scooter.  Some of the differences have already been mentioned but the diagrams highlight the main differences between the classic, deluxe and deluxe LED foldable. 

Maxi Micro Classic Features

Maxi Micro Deluxe Features

Maxi Micro Deluxe LED Foldable Features

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 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.  However, 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 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. The new pro version of the scooter weighs 2.9kg.

Are there different colours?

Yes, there are lots of different colours including black, green, redpink and purple (#amazon affilliate links)

Create Your  Own Maxi Micro Scooter

If you can't decide on the colour you want, what's really exciting is that you can create your own design. Choose the colour of the scooter's stem, grips, footplate and brake. The Make your own scooter also comes with light up wheels so kids can really stand out from the crowd! It takes just a minute or two to do. Get started on the Micro website.

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 because they designed to be ridden off road on rough terrain. They can cover ground including mud tracks, drops, grass, canals, woodland and other terrain which is inaccessible on a traditional scooter. Scooting on off road terrain adds an additional fun factor to the scooting experience. In order to cope with off road conditions, dirt scooters are heavy, strong and have big wheels with air filled tyres to absorb the off road shocks.

Older kids, teens and adults may want to use dirt scooters on bmx trails and dirt tracks where they can try out jumps and high impact manoeuvres. Dirt scooters are amazing for adventurous kids who want to try out something fun and exciting 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 needs 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. If this is the case, look for a dirt scooter which is specifically made for younger riders. The scooter should be light enough for them to use. Some dirt scooters 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, ultimately 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 with high pressure. all terrain tyres that can cope with rough 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 nobbly tyres which offer increased traction.

Wheel size

The wheel size is a factor to consider when choosing your scooter. Larger wheels offer a smoother ride on the toughest terrains which is why dirt scooters all have larger wheels than you'll find on a standard kick scooter. If you want extra control to do off road jumps and stunts (perhaps on a bmx trail), consider slightly smaller wheels.

Wheel Hubs

If you're want dirt scooter to do jumps, tricks and stunts along dirt and bmx trails, 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 make it easier to change 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 rider weight. This is important 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 are not very heavy, a scooter with a high maximum rider 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 aggressive riding which will be lower. The maximum weight for aggressive riding is for people who jump and perform drops and tricks on the dirt scooter.

Type of Terrain

Most dirt scooters can be ridden on pavement and smooth surfaces as well as on uneven terrain. However, dirt scooters may take more effort to ride on smoother surfaces and won't be as quick due to the extra traction for the wheels.

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. 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 enough to take the impact. It's possible to get a scooter that could be used 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 prefer them to sit lower. The handlebar will be fixed, not adjustable. This is because the scooter needs to be strong. A foldable or adjustable handlebar creates weak points in the bar which can snap under pressure.

Most riders prefer wide bars for stunts and tricks. The majority of handlebars have soft grips for comfort when bumping over the ground. All scooters should feature hidden internal compression.

There are y style handlebar or straight handlebars. Either is fine and is a matter of preference.

Kick Stand

Not all dirt scooters features a kick stand. It shouldn't 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. Decks vary in length and width. Like all scooters a shorter deck is better for smaller riders. Small decks are better for tricks and jumps too. Some riders will prefer a longer deck for more foot space. Choose a deck which is more comfortable for you. Ideally all decks should be strong and lightweight.

Brakes

Most scooters 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

High end scooters have stronger and more durable parts and should last longer. Top end scooters will be made out of strong materials which are also light which costs more. 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?

Despite being such a new innovation, there are now quite a few scooter manufacturers which make dirt scooters. The brands including Osprey which has been making dirt scooters for a number of years.  Lucky is another manufacturer which also makes of high end stunt scooters. The one to buy will depend on what specifications are important to you. Check out the options below.

​Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

The Osprey all terrain scooter is perfect for scooting off road and over all kinds of terrain. Ride it over dirt, grass, along canal paths. Tackle dirt tracks and downhill runs. It's aimed at kids age 12 plus to adult.

Wheels and Tyres
The thick (200mm) off road tyres are perfect for scrambling around off road. The nobbly tyres with 3 to 3.5mm anti-skid tread depth 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 fixed handlebar is 97cm high which is a good size for adults and teenagers. 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. ​

Scooter Weight - the scooter weighs 7.39kg which is fairly heavy. This is still fine for jumps and tricks but if you're serious about stunts look for a lighter scooter (like the Lucky dirt scooter featured below).

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

If you're looking for something which is solely for off road scooter use, occasionally try out a few dirt tracks or BMX trails and/ or do a few jumps and tricks - this is an excellent choice.

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Brakes, Mudguard and Air Tyres

The Bikestar scooter is a solid and study scooter for young children (around 7 year plus) to go off road over grass, muddy paths and uneven terrain. It can also be used as kick scooter on pavement and smooth tarmac. 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.

Wheels, Weight, Brake and Steering

It features 12 inch (approx 300mm) wheels with pneumatic tyres which are great for handling grass and rougher terrain. It weighs 7.2kg so is heavy. It's not a scooter you want to carry for long distances.

There's a 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 for kids who wants to have a go at navigating a few dirt trails. This scooter is a good choice for younger children and those who are just out beginning and want an introduction to off road scooting. 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 tricks.

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

Weight - It weighs 5.5kg and has a total height of 76cm so it's should be fine smaller kids to manoeuvre and control on off road terrain.

Age Recommendation - it's suitable for ages 7 plus and has a weight recommendation of 100kg. The overall height of the scooter is 91cm.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

If budget isn't a problem, the Lucky dirt scooter is top of the range and extremely well designed and durable. This is an expensive dirt scooter, so what are you getting for your money? Firstly it's extremely strong while still being lightweight. If the kid you are buying for is serious about doing tricks and jumps on BMX trails and dirt tracks, this is an excellent scooter. 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.  The deck is long and wide (25" by 5") and is made from aircraft grade aluminium. 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.

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 off-road. 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 which isn't too heavy and 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.

Xootz Dirt Scooter

Another great mid range dirt scooter for kids, the Xootz stunt scooter is a competitively priced and is great for off road use over canal paths, woodland and cobbles. The large pneumatic wheels are ideal for off road scooting. However this isn't a great choice for BMX trails, tricks and jumps. This is because the wheels have plastic cores which aren't as strong as metal cores for withstanding the impact from harsh landings.

Wheels The thick 200mm (8") pneumatic tyres are fantastic for scooting on all terrain. Some reviewers have said the tyres are hard to pump up because the valves aren't easily accessible. To fix this other reviewers recommend the use a quick release pump rather than a normal bike pump for the job. Once the tyres are pumped up you rarely need to top them up which is  a bonus.

Handlebars The handlebars measure 88cm from the floor to the top of the bar, which is a better size for kids from around 8 years old rather than adults.

Deck - The wide aluminium deck size is 10cm by 48cm which is a nice size for kids to rest two feet. There is fully printed grip tape on the deck.

Brake - a very responsive aluminium rear brake for quick stopping

Handgrips The hand grips have a soft and textured rubber coating which helps grip when holding on and the handle

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
PriceCheck Price on amazon
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 a 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.

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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 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 experience with my son. There are suggestions of kick scooters we have tried and  well as suggestions of stunt scooters, electric scooters, dirt scooters and scissor scooters.

Best Two Wheel Scooter

JD bug are one of the leading brand of scooters in the UK. Their scooters are excellent quality. For 5 and 6 year olds there are 2 choices of JD bug scooters to consider. The first is the JD Bug Junior Street Scooter which is designed for 4 to 8 year olds and the second is the JD Original Street Scooter. The features of each are discussed below.

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

The 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 scooter rides around the park.

The 120 mm front wheel and rear 100mm give a fast, smooth ride. The bigger the wheel the faster you go with fewer kicks needed to pick up speed so the 120mm wheel (which is larger than standard 100mm wheels) is a great for scooter for cruising for younger school age children. The wheels are made of polyurethane with a hardness of 88A so are very durable.

The JD Bug Junior is foldable so you can carry it when riders have had enough and want to walk. It's super light to carry at 2.3kg.

​The handlebar is adjustable so grows  with your child. The minimum handlebar height is 63 cm and the maximum height is 84.5cm.

The smaller footplate (44 cm x 90 cm) makes it a good choice the smaller feet.

​This would be a great choice for a 5 year old - perhaps for a 5th birthday gift. It comes in many colours for boys and girls.
Additionally, it scores highly on value for money with excellent features at a competitive price point.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter

 

It's also worth considering the JD Bug original street scooter. It's a top choice for cruising on the school run. The 100mm/86A Clear Wheels wheels with ABEC 5 bearings are hard wearing and offer a smooth, comfortable ride. It's slightly more expensive than the JD Bug Junior but it's handlebar extends further meaning it could last your child until their tweens and beyond!

It's slightly heavier than the JD Bug Junior (featured above) at 2.7 kg, but it's still lightweight compared to other scooters and it folds. A built in shoulder strap makes it a breeze to carry over your shoulder.

The handlebar extends from 630mm to 950mm. It has a maximum weight of 100kg so even a small adult could hop on the original street scooter. The footplate is 51cm (l) x 10cm(w) 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 comparison of the junior vs the original JD Bug.

3 Wheel Scooters

3 wheel scooters are great for 5 and 6 year old kids who:

  • have never had a scooter before
  • are less confident when riding a scooter
  • just like three wheels

Maxi Micro Scooter


The Maxi Micro is designed for ages 5 to 12, so ideal for 5 and 6 year olds. The recommended height range is 110cm to 152cm.

It's extremely well designed and made with high quality, durable materials. The ride is smooth, quiet and quick. .

It's super light at 2.5kg. This makes it easy to carry if children get tired or if the terrain gets too rough for the scooter.

The handlebar has a huge height adjustment. You can set the height at any point between 67cm and 92cm. This ensures the scooter is the correct height for your child. It's also easy to adjust on the go if a sibling or friends wants a quick blast.

The grippy silicone deck adds to the stability of the scooter - no worries about slipping!

All parts on the Micro are replaceable and repairable so with some tlc you can keep this scooter on the road indefinitely.

There are various versions of the Maxi Micro deluxe scooter including a foldable version and a version with light up wheels. The Maxi Micro featured above is the classic version. It doesn't fold but you can take the stem out of the base for easy storage.

Foldable Maxi Micro Scooter

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 

3Style

Another 3 wheel scooter designed for older children is the 3style scooter. It has excellent features which include spin and flash PU wheels and an adjustable and foldable handlebar.

The 3 style scooter has 4 different height adjustments starting at 58.5cm and moving to 78.5cm, 82.5cm & 86.5cm

It is a lot cheaper than the maxi micro but there are a few compromises on the features. It's heavier than the micro at 3.3kg. The handlebar doesn't adjust as high (86.5cm compared to 92cm) so it won't last your child quite as long.

You can buy replacement parts on the 3style website which include the wheels. However, not every part can be replaced like on the micro so it's not going to last forever.

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

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. The minimum height recommendation for the Micro Cruiser is 110cm. Big wheel scooters can be better for cruising. You can scoot faster and further with less effort. Bigger wheels are 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, the Cruiser is well designed and excellent quality. All  parts are designed to be repairable and replaceable if they wear out so this scooter can last for years and for more than one child! It saves the scooter 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 stable feel. The deck is low to the ground. A deck which is low to the ground is advantageous as little feet don't have to reach far to push along. The big wheels and wider handlebars give great control.

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 its weight, which is 4.5kg. So if you're looking for a lighter scooter, there are better options.

Popular in 2022 - Unicorn Scooter


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

It's handy features include 3 adjustable height settings and a convenient fold and lock mechanism.

The flashing wheels are a hit with young kids.

One downside of this Ozbozz scooter is the quality is not going to rival a JD Bug or Micro scooter. The handlebar doesn't have the same range of adjustment as these scooters and the quality of the wheels and build isn't  as good.

However, if you're looking for a pink budget scooter with some cool, flashy features, this is a good choice.

Stunt Scooters

Some 5 year and 6 year olds are keen to do tricks and jumps on their scooter. If this is the case, it's important to get them a dedicated stunt scooter rather than a cruise or kick scooter. Many stunt scooters are recommended for kids aged 8 years and up. However, you can find stunt scooters designed and nicely sized for younger children from age 5.

Stunt scooters are designed to be sturdy and withstand the abuse from tricks and jumps. They can be more expensive than kick scooters as the materials used are stronger but still need to be lightweight for easier control.

 Stunt scooters all have a one piece handlebar. They can't fold or be adjusted in height as this would mean weak points in the bar which could snap under the impacts of jumps. Read our stunt scooter buying guide.  to see what you should be looking for. We also have a page with stunt scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. Also find a good suggestion for a beginner stunt scooter below.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW

The Nitro Circus Ryan William scooters has been especially designed for younger, smaller riders who want to enter in to the world of stunt scooters. It’s aimed at kids from aged 5 to 8 years old.

It has a super light deck which is smaller than standard (17” by 4” or 43.1cm by 10.6cm) so little kids will find it easier to control when attempting their first tricks. Learn tail whips and other stunts super quickly with the scooter.

The handlebar is also shorter than standard for younger riders measuring 75cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.

The scooter is the lightest of the range but with steel forks and a steel bar which are going to last forever.  It weighs in at just 3kg so super light for small kids to manoeuvre.

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! This scooter has been very much sized down so it's a good choice for a small 5 year old. It has smaller bars to accommodate younger and smaller kids with a recommended height range of 76cm to 112cm. 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 48cm (18") in height so easier for little kids to manage at the skate park.  The bar width is 40cm (16")

Total height of scooter - the total height of the scooter is 68 cm

Deck - the deck measures 43cm (17") by 10cm (4"). It's much 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 easier for small, light kids to do jumps and tricks.

Wheels - the wheels measure 100mm and have composite cores with high speed PU.

Scissor scooters are fun! 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.  They're a great way to keep youngsters fit and active.

Scissor Scooters

Scissor scooters are popular and lots of kids use them. I haven't been on one myself although my niece and nephew have both got one which they enjoy. They are good for building the muscles in your legs. It's unlikely they will replace traditional scooters in getting from a to b, but are good as a 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 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.

 Scooter with Air Filled Tyres


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

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

Additionally, they offer a cushioned ride over uneven terrain making them ideal for surfaces such as gravel and cobbles. They are more comfortable to ride on pavements as the tyres absorb the impact from bumps and cracks along the way.

On the downside these types of scooters are heavier, so can be a  harder for young kids to control and manoeuvre. They also tend to be more expensive.

The Bike Star scooter is designed for kids from age 5 years. It's a super strong scooter with a steel framework and an impact resistant glittering metallic paint finish, all contributing to the scooter's durable life span.

The 10" air filled wheels on quality rims guarantee a comfortable and smooth ride.

There is a height adjustable handlebar with a minimum height of 67cm and a maximum of 74cm, perfect for kids from 105cm tall.  The skid-proof footplate measures 29cm by 12cm which is smaller in length than a standard scooter so perfect for smaller feet to control.

Steel bearings make the scooter easy for little ones to steer.  There is both a hand brake and a rear foot brake so a choice of ways to come to a halt.

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! It also a side kickstand.

It weighs 6.2kg so it is heavier than other scooters for this age group. This is to be expected due to the extra weight of the large pneumatic tyres and the steel frame.

More 2 Wheel Scooters

Whether you have a 5 or 6 year old that's never ridden a scooter with 2 wheels or a child that is completely confident on one, there are many more great 2 wheel scooters on the market. Many 2 wheel scooters for this age have additional fun features such as lights. There are also scooters which feature characters from their favourite TV shows or movies.

Electric Scooters

Razor Power Core E90

 

Electric scooters are speedy and fun.

To get an electric scooter it's advisable that the child is already confident on a kick scooter. A 5 year old may be too young, but a confident 6 year old will most likely love it.

The E90 Power Core scooter featured can reach up to 10mph.

Ride the scooter for up to 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge.

Kick start the E90 to begin the motor. Then zoom away.

The E90 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.

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.  The Sprite is aimed at kids from aged 5 to 12 years with a height range between 110cm and 152cm. It's more expensive than other 2 wheel kick scooters but is an investment. It can last for years and be passed on to younger siblings.

The stand out feature on the Micro Sprite is it's smooth, quiet and quick ride. The high quality 100mm 88A nylon core high rebound PU wheels are hardwearing and ideal for cruising along the streets.

The handlebar has a huge height adjustment range and can be set at any height between 66 cm to 96 cm.  The scooter folds for easy carrying and storage.

It weighs 2.7kg. so is super light for young kids to control and parents to carry. 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. It can stand up when you store or park it. ​No lying it on the ground at the park, which helps prevent scratches to the paintwork.

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 an overview of the scooter's features:

Lightweight - it weighs just 2.8kg, making it 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 adjustable handlebar. Set it at either 62cm, 74cm, 79cm and 84cm.

Other features - it features a rear brake for easy stopping.  The max weight load of 100kg  means that some adults can have a go on this scooter.

The scooter is competitive on price. It won't last as long as some of the more expensive scooters. It doesn't adjust as high as the JD Bug Original Street scooter or the Micro Sprite and there aren't Bopster replacement parts to repair the scooter if a part wears out.

Read more about the Bopster scooter. ​

Fun Themed Scooters


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

Character scooters tend to be cheaper than other scooters.
They are fun to ride but normally the quality isn't as good. Additionally, they may not last too long. However, kids love their fun factor.

The scooter featured is a dinosaur folding scooter which also has light up wheels.

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

Razor S Scooter

 

Razor is a popular brand of scooter. It's a well known US brand which specialises in scooters, electric scooters, hoverboards and more.

The Razor S scooter comes in three fabulous colours (blue, pink or red).

It is foldable and weighs 2.4kg so is light to carry. It features 98mm urethane wheels, which have 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 is extremely useful. A folded or light 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 quickly. Some 3 wheel scooters can be built so safely that they are slow and difficult to manoeuvre. Light 3 wheel scooters are normally faster than 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 feature which makes it easy for a small child to control the ride. Look for a foot brake that is easy to use and make sure they know how to use it. Don't forget helmets, knee and elbow pads. 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 years. These are normally more expensive but will last and you can sell them if you decide to buy a different scooter. You may decide that getting a cheaper scooter which 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. Made by a reputable brand (Razor), the E90 has been around for a few years so has stood the test of  time.

Run Time
One of the plus points of this scooter is its long run time. The scooter has up to 80 minutes of 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 airless rear tire is made from TP for a smoother ride and increased traction. As the wheels are solid, you don't need to worry about punctures.

Charging Time

One downside of the Razor E90 is that it takes 12 hours to charge between each use. It’s strongly recommended to charge it fully before the first use and then charge it fully as often as possible. However, please note, you also have to be careful not to overcharge the battery as this can shorten the lifespan of the scooter.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.

Cost

If you're looking for an e-scooter on a budget, it's one of the least expensive electric scooters 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.

Ripsar 24v Kids Electric Scooter with Air Tyre

A similar scooter to the Razor E90 is the Ripsar kids electric scooter.  It's also aimed at the age 8 plus group but there are a few differences.

Handlebar

The handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different height settings at 85cm, 90cm and 95cm. It can also be folded down.

Motor and start

Whereas the E90 features a hub motor, the Ripsar electric scooter features a chain run motor. A hub motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

The Ripsar features twist grip acceleration and there is one continuous speed.

Speed 

It's maximum speed is 16km/h (10mph) which is similar to the Razor E90. The maximum speed of any electric scooter depends on the weight of the rider, the gradient and type of terrain riding on.

Run Time

No official run time is given for the Ripsar Electric Scooter but the battery life seems to run for approximately an hour. The battery life will vary according to several factors such as the weight of the rider and the terrain the scooter is used on. If you use the scooter on an uphill gradient, it will drain the battery much quicker.

Charge Time

An initial charge of 14 hours is required for the first battery charge. After this, the battery recharges in around 8 hours.

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 solid wheels (usually made out of urethane) or air filled tyres on electric scooters. Solid wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, air filled tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement and give a smoother ride.  Air filled tyres are better the older and heavier a child gets. You won't see an electric scooter aimed at adults which has solid tyres as they will wear down quickly with the extra weight and won't give much comfort on the ride.

Razor Power A5 Electric Scooter


Another offering by Razor is the A5 electric scooter. A unique feature of this scooter is the 200mm solid wheels. The bigger wheels give a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. The scooter handlebar is height adjustable up to a whopping 104cm. This gives plenty of growing room for 11-year-olds. As the handlebar adjusts so high, both adults and children can use the A5 electric scooter as long as they are under the maximum weight limit of 80kg.

Speed and Run Time
It has a maximum speed of 10mph and a continuous ride time of 40 minutes. To get going, kids just need to step on the scooter, kick off and press the thumb-activated throttle.

Foldable

The scooter is easily foldable and features a patent-pending, anti-rattle folding mechanism that provides a quieter ride

Scooter weight
The scooter is light for an electric scooter weighing  7.16kg. making it easier to pick up when needed.

Charging Time
The battery requires an initial charge of 10 hours, after this, it has an 8 hour charge time. Not the shortest charge time, but not the longest either.

 

✔️ Hub Motors Vs Chain Driven Motors - Electric scooters can either have a hub motor which is located in the wheel of the scooter or a chain driven motor which is in a separate area on the scooter. Many consider hub motors to be better as they require less maintenance. They don’t have a complicated system of chains and gears. Therefore they break down less often and are easier to repair and maintain. Chain driven motors may require some maintenance. The downside with a hub motor is that it makes the wheel of the scooter harder to replace if you need to. Hub motors are also heavier so may add to the weight of the scooter.

E200 Razor Scooter

 

If your 11 year old is a speed freak, it may be worth considering the Razor E200 scooter. With a top speed of 12mph, it's slightly faster. However, it's worth noting the official recommended age by Razor is 13 years old but reviews suggest kids younger than 13 use this scooter. This scooter has been around for a little while, so it's stood the test of time but it is a heavier and bulkier than some of the newer electric scooters out there.

Kick Start and Speed

Unlike some other electric scooters, it doesn't require a kick start to get going. Just jump on, turn the twist grip acceleration on the handle bar 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). It also features a hand operated rear brake. It has no variable acceleration and travels at one speed only.

Tyres

One difference from the E90 is that both the front and rear wheels have 8 inch pneumatic tyres for a smooth ride.

Motor

The Razor E200 features a 200 Watt, high torque, single-speed, chain-driven motor.

Frame Size

The frame size is 105cm high (41.3 inches) from floor to top of the handlebars. It measures 94cm (33 inches) in length.

Charge Time 

Perhaps one downside of the E200 is it has a rather long charge time of 12 hours. This should be fine if you use it once a day and charge it overnight, but because the charge time is so long you need to plan for it.

Weight Limit

The weight limit is 75kg

✔️ Battery - E-scooters for kids generally have either a sealed lead acid battery or a lithium battery. Lead acid batteries are cheaper but they are slower to charge. If the scooter has quite a high charge time, it generally is because it has a lead acid battery. Lithium batteries tend to feature on newer models of scooter for the simple reason they are quicker to charge.

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 nippier than the other scooters featured on this page so it really is an adult's call whether this will be okay for their 11 year old. Like the E200, this scooter has been around for a few years at the time of writing.

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 front and rear air filled tyres, so  will offer a comfortable ride over bumps and cracks in the path.

Motor
The E300 doesn't require a kick start. It has a chain-driven motor to reach the scooter's 15mph speed. The speeds the scooter can reach will be dependant on the weight of the rider adn the terrain they are riding on. There is no variable speed which may be a concern for a younger rider.

Frame size
The frame height is 113cm (44.5") and the width is 101.6mc (40"). This is bigger than other scooters on this page.

Charge Time

Like the E200, the downside of this scooter is the charge time. It takes up to 12 hours to charge, so there is a long wait in between uses.

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 that can fold down which makes it easier to store and transport the scooter.

✔️ Weight limit - Electric scooters have different weight limits that vary greatly. For example the E90 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.

SEGWAY E-Scooter Zing E10

There's a lot to like about the Segway Zing E10 electric scooter for 11 year olds. Firstly, it's charge time is only 4 hours (compare this to 12 hours on some of the Razor scooters and it seems a massive plus point). It also features LED lights which most kids are going to love. It's designed for 8 to 14 year olds, so 11 year olds should be able to use it for a few years before they graduate onto something else.

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 6.3 miles at a speed of up to 10mph. There are 3 ride modes. Start with safe mode. By pressing the throttle slowly you can easily make your way up to 6.2mph. As your confidence grows you can either kick along or press the throttle to bring the speed up to 10mph.

Foldable

Another plus point of the Segway is that it can be folded and it only weighs 8.4kg which is super light when compared to other scooters.

Dimensions.

The scooter is 95cm high (which is a nice height for most 11 year olds). The full dimensions are H95 x W40 x D91.5cm.

Ride and Tyres 

The Zing E10 is also equipped with a spring shock absorption system, which can effectively absorb the bumps from sand, grass, and dirt roads. With high elastic rubber tyres, you can ride smoothly and have fun

✔️ 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

ScooterRazor E90Ripsar Electric ScooterRazor A5E200E300Segway Zinc E10 Scooter
Age Recommendation8 plus8 plus8 plus13 plus13 plus8 to 14
SpeedUp to 10mphUp to 10mphUp to 10mphUp to 12mphUp to 15mphUp to 10mph
Tyres/WheelsUrethane front wheel
Rear tyre made from TPU
6" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
200mm solid wheels8" pneumatic front and rear tyres10" pneumatic front and rear tyresSolid 6.7" rubber-coated
Ride Time80 minutes Not statedUp to 40 minutes40 minutes40 minutes Up to 6.2 miles
Acceleration / ControlButton ControlTwist gripThumb activatedTwist gripTwist gripThumb activated
BrakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeRear fender foot brakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand brake and rear fender foot brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkMetal frameAnodized aluminium All steel frame and forkAll steel frame and fork
Maximum Rider Weight54kg54kg80kg70kg100kg50kg
Battery12V lead acid rechargeable battery24V (2x12V) lead acid rechargeable22V lithium-ion pack24V (2x12V) lead acid rechargeable24V (2x12V) lead acid rechargeable
KickstandYesYesYesYesYesYes
MotorKick start in wheel hub motorChain DrivenKick start in hub wheel motorChain driven Chain driven
Frame Height32.9"37.4"40.9"41.3"44.5"37.4
Frame Length33"28.7"34.8"37"40"36
Scooter Weight 12kg13kg7.16kg18kg23.5kg8.4kg
Folding handlebarNoYesYesNoNoYes

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