Best BMX Scooters for Kids and Adults

 

What is a BMX Scooter? 


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

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

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

Who Should Go for a BMX Scooter?

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

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

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

Osprey BMX Adult Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bike Star Kick Scooter

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

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

Who's the scooter for? 

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

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

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

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

How Quickly Can You Assemble the Scooter? 

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

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

 

Swifty Air Scooter

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

Who's it for? 

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

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

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

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

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

Xootz BMX Scooter for Kids

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

So why would you choose the Xootz BMX? 

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

What about size and weight? 

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

And the brakes? 

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

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

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

 

Mongoose Expo Scooter

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

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

What is the Age Recommendation?

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

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

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

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

How does it ride?

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

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

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

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

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

Homcom Pink or Black Air Filled Tyres Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Xiaomi M365 Pro Electric Scooter Review: Worth the money?

Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter review - A Review

The Xiaomi M365 pro is a popular entry / mid-range electric commuter scooter.

It's a worthy upgrade to the already popular M365 but with more range and power.

Reaching up to 15mph with a maximum range of 45km, it’s perfect for short and mid length commutes.

And it packs a punch with its many, detailed, well-thought out features.


Everything You Need to Know About the Xiaomi M365 Pro Scooter

Do you have unanswered questions about the Xiaomi M365 Pro?

It can be difficult to know if you're investing in the right scooter when you're unsure what all the specs mean and how they will affect your ride.

That's why we have come up with an easy to read and understand guide explaining the pros, cons and specs of this remarkable e-scooter.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureXiaomi M365 Pro
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age Recommendation16 plus
Rider Height120cm to 200cm
Motor 300W
Max Speed25km/h
Weight of scooter14.2kg
Wheels8.5" pneumatic tyres
FoldableYes
BrakeDual braking system
Battery LifeA riding distance up to 45km
Charge Time8 to 9 hours
Scooter Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 118cm
Scooter Folded Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 49cm

Is the Xiaomi M365 Pro E-scooter for you?

The Xiaomi M65 Pro been designed with adults who are looking for an e-scooter for commutes and all round journeys with a purpose.

If you're looking for a scooter with an excellent range and decent power at a competitive price, this is a good choice

If you want a recreational electric scooter, it will also work. Although you may find something cheaper which will fulfill your requirements.

Speed.

Let's start with the spec most of you want to know! The Xiaomi Pro has an impressive top speed of 15mph (25km/h). Bear in mind, like with most electric scooters, the closer you are to the 100kg maximum weight capacity, the more likely you will see a drop in the top speed of the scooter. But speed wise it offers so much more than a top number.

There are three speed modes. Firstly the energy saver mode (ECO). The default mode for this scooter is ECO mode and this will reach a top speed of 10 miles per hour. This mode can be very useful when driving on busy roads. Obviously, the eco mode is best for extending the battery life on each charge.

The other two modes are drive mode (with a top speed of 12 mph) and sports mode (15mph). Riders easily switch between modes by double-pressing the power button.

A gentle kickstart is required to start up the scooter. When you are moving to around walking pace (about 2mph), hold the accelerator button and speed away!  The Xiaomi Pro has excellent acceleration on flat ground.

The M365 Pro is Bluetooth enabled so it can be paired with a smartphone app. The app gives extra features including a cruise control feature. When switched on, this feature automatically maintains a constant speed when it detects that you have been riding at this speed for a significant period. This allows riders to take their thumb off the throttle when riding longer distances.

Control Panel / LCD Display

The control panel is outstanding. It's bright, easy to read (even in full sunlight) and has 6 displays. This display includes your speed and the speed mode you are currently in. The remaining power display will remind you when it's time to charge your battery. It also displays repair warnings and bluetooth.

 

The power button 

The power button is between the handlebars and below the display. Tap the power button to turn the scooter on and hold it for three seconds to turn it off. While the scooter is on, tap once to turn the light on/off, or tap twice to switch between speed modes.

Design and Build

If you want an e-scooter that is visibly pleasing, you'll like the Xiaomi Pro's striking grey/black colour highlighted with distinct red accents. The scooter is covered in a super durable powder-coated finish which enhances the look.

The build quality is excellent, solid, well designed and built to last.

Deck

In a word, the deck is spacious. It has 19 by 6 inches of useable space for your feet. This helps increase comfort and is particularly good for riders with larger feet.

What you'll also like about the deck is that it has a rubber lined footboard with added grip and durability. Although it’s not advised to use the scooter in the rain, it can help keep you on the road during the cold or wetter winter months.

Lights

Safety is paramount with the Xiaomi Pro. It features built-in front and rear lights to keep you be visible in the dark.

The red tail lights flash distinctively as a warning to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road.

The ultra bright LED front headlight is mounted high up and can light up the road ahead. Added safety for riding at night or in the dusk.

There is also an auto dimming function when the lights are turned on

Extra design features

The scooter is jam-packed full with extra design details which include a bell and a handy kickstand. The rubber handle grips are high quality and durable which is another nice added touch. These kinds of features mean the Xiaomi Pro doesn't feel cheap.

 

Foldability and Portability

Is it easy to fold and carry? 

Weighing just 14.2kg (31 pounds), the Xiaomi Pro is fairly light compared to many electric scooters. Having said this, it's hefty to carry the pro while you are walking. But taking just 3 seconds to fold with a single lever, it's easy enough to lift up and take on public transport as well as put in the boot of a car.

When folded, the scooter's dimensions are 1130mm x 430mm x 490mm which is small enough to fit in the boot of a standard car. It should also be easy to find enough storage space at work and/or at home.

 

One minor gripe is that the handlebars themselves can't fold down, which makes the folded dimensions bigger than they otherwise could be. Perhaps an improvement Xiaomi could consider for future scooters.

Bluetooth and Smartphone App

As already mentioned earlier, the scooter can be paired with a smartphone app via bluetooth. You don't need to use a smartphone app to use the scooter, but it opens up some exciting features if you do

Cruise control is one feature that can be unlocked with the smartphone app but the app also allows you to turn the lights on and off and lock the scooter.

The app also lets you effectively turn your smartphone into a dashboard. Update the firmware, view mileage, remaining power and current speed,
or enable cruise control to save energy and give your wrist a break.

Motor and Battery Performance

Perhaps one of the most impressive specs on the Xiaomi M365 Pro is the extensive battery life. Featuring a highly safe 18650 power lithium battery, 474Wh capacity, large power supply and efficient acceleration, the scooter can take you up to a whopping 45km on a single charge. Additionally, you can easily check the health of the battery via the mobile app.

The battery takes about 8.5 hours to charge

The deck houses the charging port. The LCD display will show you how much the scooter is charged while it is plugged into the charger. This can be useful for charging the scooter just enough for short journeys.

If you're worried about noise, you don't have to be, the motor on the scooter is quiet. It does get a little noiser when going faster or uphill but is never excessive.

Braking

The scooter has efficient, responsive braking with two braking systems, a mechanical disk brake for added braking power which is also assisted by regenerative braking. If one fails you’ll still be able to stop which gives added peace of mind when whizzing around.

 

Wheels

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The 8.5" by 2" pneumatic tyres are superior to airless tyres on performance
Pneumatic tyres offer better ride quality. They allow you to stop faster, turn harder and maintain better traction in wet conditions. They absorb the shock when going over bumps and potholes.

Perhaps one of the biggest downsides of pneumatic tyres is they are prone to getting flats, but this is pretty much outweighed by the superior ride quality of air filled tyres.

The tyres aren't suitable for off road use, but they should handle bumps in the road without a problem.

Weight Limit

The max rider weight is 100kg. Bear in mind, the closer you are to the weight limit the more likely you'll notice a drop in mileage, slower acceleration, a slower top speed and longer stopping distances.

Hills

How Does the Xiaomi Mi M365 Pro cope with hills?

Due to the scooter's extra power most urban hills won't be a problem, although they may affect performance. Gentle hills are absolutely fine. The scooter may slow on steep hills but can generally keep going. Officially the maximum hill climbing angle is 12 degrees (which is fairly steep) so only the steepest hills will stop it. A kick can help the scooter along in these cases. Expect the scooter to perform slower on hills the nearer you are to the weight limit.

Where Could the Xiaomi Pro be Improved

In a perfect world, we would have liked the Xiaomi Pro to feature suspension to add to the comfort of the ride. However, suspension would have meant a more expensive scooter and it would have added to the weight. So it's a compromise worth making in our opinion.

It is worth adding, that if you plan to drive the scooter on roads with a lot of bumps and potholes, it may be worth looking at an electric scooter with suspension. But for roads which are generally looked after and smooth, the Xiaomi Pro should be fine.

Alternatives

Perhaps the most obvious alternative to the Xiaomi M365 Pro scooter is its predecessor, the Xiaomi M365 scooter.  The previous version is less expensive but also less powerful which is noticeably slower when going uphill. You will also find the battery life is longer on the Pro but the earlier version is lighter to carry. So there may be reasons why a rider would prefer the original version.

Xiaomi M365 Pro VS Xiaomi M365 Comparison

FeatureXiaomi M365 Pro Xiaomi M365
PriceCheck Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Age RecommendationAdultAdult
Motor 300W250W
Max Speed25km/h25km/h
Weight of scooter14.2kg12.5kg
Wheels8.5" pneumatic tyres8.5" pneumatic tyres
FoldableYesYes
BrakeDual braking system
(Electrical + Mechanical)
Dual braking system
(Electrical + Disc brake)
Battery LifeA riding distance up to 45km A riding distance up to 30km
Scooter Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 118cm108 x 43 x 114 cm
Scooter Folded Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 49cm108 x 43 x 49 cm

 

 

Best Scooters for College

 

What Are the Best Scooters for College?


Why get a scooter for college?

For several reasons. You'll save money on travel. It’s excellent for the environment. They are brilliant for keeping fit. No sitting in traffic jams on the bus or in a car. Perfect for getting to and from college. And ideal for scooting around campus.

Ten of the best scooters for college students are featured below. You might also want to check out our guide on what to look for when purchasing a scooter for college before you decide which one is right for you.

Razor A5 Kick Scooter

Reasonably priced, big and fast 200mm wheels, lightweight, foldable with an adjustable handlebar - there's a lot to like about the Razor A5.

Having said this, a maximum handlebar height is 97cm, which means it's probably not the best choice for the tallest of college students. Check out the Razor A6 (below) for a taller handlebar.

Need to take it on a bus or train? It easy to fold down and weighs 4.2kg, so it's convenient for hopping on and off public transport.

The extra large urethane wheels mean you can get to where you need to go quickly and speedily with fewer pushes.

Another useful feature is a low to the ground deck. A ground clearance of just 6cm means your kicking leg doesn't have to go down too far when you're pushing along. This leans to a more comfortable ride.

There's a kickstand for easy storage on a college campus.

 

 

Razor A6 Kick Scooter

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The Razor A6 excels in 2 areas:

  • it's big 254mm wheels are awesome for commuting. They will get you to college quicker and faster than scooters with smaller wheels. And fewer kicks are needed!
  • Its extendable handlebar reaches up to 106cm accommodating the tallest of college students.

It's handy kickstand A means it's easy to store on campus. it's also foldable. Weighing 5 kg it's not the lightest scooter but light enough to pick up, fold and take on a bus.

 

✔️Overall Verdict

The only choice for very tall people. the best choice if and speed and long commutes are what you're looking for.

Micro Black Scooter

The Micro Black is a top of the range all-rounder. Where this scooter stands out is it's designed to last. It's high-quality components and parts are all replaceable meaning this scooter can last through college years and beyond.

It's outstanding features include:

  • A superior and comfortable ride. The micro black features a low to the ground deck. This means you're kicking leg doesn't have to reach far to push along making scooting much more comfortable.
  • Outstanding 200mm polyurethane wheels that offer a quick, enjoyable ride and glide smoothly.
  • A fully adjustable handlebar. Find your optimum height between 73 cm and 102 cm.

Portable and foldable, this scooter weighs 4.7 kg which means it's no problem for most college students to pick up to take on public transport or transport in a car.

✔️Overall Verdict

The Micro range are the crème de la crème of scooters. It's difficult to go wrong with this well designed, high quality choice.

 

JD Bug Scooter



The JD Bug 150 is ideal for a nifty ride around campus. Something lightweight to pick up, carry and is easily folded.

In fact, one area where it surpasses big wheel scooters is how compact it is when folded up. Measuring 69 cm by 10 cm by 20 cm. it's a good choice if you need to fit a scooter in a locker or another small space.

The midsize 150mm wheels aren't as quick and fast as the large 200mm wheel scooters. However, they still offer a speedy ride. Additionally, they are smooth rolling and comfortable to scoot on

If you're looking for a scooter that you need to pick up and carry a lot, perhaps to go on the bus or around campus you won't find a much lighter scooter that can accommodate college students

The maximum height of a 99 cm is tall enough to accommodate a wide range of students but not the best choice for tall or very tall people.

✔️Overall Verdict

You won't find a lighter scooter which is such good value for money. The mid-size wheels make it ideal for short commutes and getting around campus.

 

Hudora Big Wheel RX-Pro 205



The Hudora big wheel scooter is competitive on price but ticks lots of boxes for the college student.

205 mm PU wheels ensure a speedy durable and comfortable scoot to and from college.

The height-adjustable handlebar extends from 79cm to 104cm which will be ideal for most students including all those who are tall.

Equipped with the carry strap, you can carry the Hudora on your shoulder around campus. A kick stand means it can be stored upright too.

The Hudora doesn't exude the same quality as a scooter such as the Micro black and it's parts and aren't so easily replaceable. But if you're looking for a scooter that does the job at a reasonable price this could be the best choice for you.
 

✔️Overall Verdict

A competitively priced all rounder that will suit most college students and get you to college quickly

 

Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter​


What's different with the Razor A5 air commuter scooter? The obvious answer is the air filled tyres.

Pneumatic tyres have a lot of advantages. They give greater traction on wet surfaces so are better when it's been raining. More cushioning ensures a very comfortable ride. They offer a superior ride on a commute with cobbed paving or other uneven surfaces.

On the downside, they tend to add more weight to the scooter. They can also be slower to start off when scooting. You may also have to factor in the additional hassle of maintenance, such as ensuring the tyres are correctly inflated and dealing with any punctures.

What you also get with the Razor A5 air commuter scooter is anti-rattle handlebars and soft rubber hand grips.

Like most scooters it's foldable. At 5.6 kg this isn't the lightest of scooters, but that is to be expected due to the extra weight of the air filled tyres.

At 5.6 kg this isn't the lightest of scooters to carry but this is to be expected with heavier air filled wheels.

✔️Overall Verdict

A good choice of college scooter with air filled tyres which give or an extra cushioned ride. Ideal for extra traction on wet surfaces and absorbing the bumps from uneven surfaces.

 

Razor E300 Electric Scooter



The E300 is a good electric scooter for short journeys to and from college or trips from one end of campus to another. It has a kickstand for storage when you arrive.

The battery has up to 40 minutes of continuous use for one charge and there is a top speed of 15 mph. Both the battery life and the top speed are dependant on many factors including the weight of the rider and the terrain the scooter is on.

One downside of the E300 is that it weighs 19 kg which is heavy. You won't want to be carrying this scooter around campus.

The wide, pneumatic tires offer a cushioned, speedy ride. Slow down when necessary with the hand-operated rear brake.

✔️Overall Verdict

A reasonably priced electric scooter. Best for short journeys. Comfortable and Speedy

 

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro


If you're serious about getting an electric scooter for the college commute this one is definitely worth considering.

Sure it's not cheapest, but the features are amazing and it has a decent amount of good quality reviews to stand behind the price.

There's a lot to like about this scooter:

Impressively, the scooter can fold down in 3 seconds! Now, it’s not the lightest scooter at 14.2kg but it’s light enough to pick up when needed and take on the bus or train. Conveniently, fold the scooter up on campus when you get there.

The battery life is good! You'll be able to ride up to 45km / 28 miles on one charge. There’s an indicator to alert you when it's running out.

8.5 inch pneumatic tyres roll along for a smooth ride. They add a bit more cushioning, help prevent slips and absorb shocks.

A bright headlight and red rear lights give peace of mind when driving in tusk or in the dark.

3 speed modes offer flexibility to use at different times. There's an energy-saving mode a standard mode and a sports mode. It's super easy to change between modes just tap the switch twice continuously.

For more information read a full review of the Xiaomi Pro scooter. 

✔️Overall Verdict

An impressive, foldable electric scooter with excellent battery life. Ideal if you're serious about getting to college quickly on two electric wheels

JD Bug 200 Scooter


Another competitively priced scooter that's worth a closer look is the JD Bug 200mm commuter scooter.

It has big 200mm smooth rolling wheels with speed hubs and ABEC 9 rated bearings Get where you need to go quickly and comfortably. Perfect for easy rolling for students to and from college

Where this scooter scores highly is it's portability. It's easy to fold and even though this is a big wheel scooter it is lightweight compared to its competitors, weighing in at only 4.5 kg.

Therefore if you are looking for something to take on public transport, carry up hills or flights of stairs this is a good option.

A low to the ground deck means the rider doesn't have to stretch his foot too far to kick along. This helps ensure a comfortable ride and lessens the strain on your back.

✔️Overall Verdict

The JD Bug 200mm community scooter certainly ticks a lot of boxes. Competitively priced foldable, lightweight, big smooth rolling high quality wheels - it's difficult to go wrong with this one.

Scooter Buying Guide For College Students

What should you look for in a scooter for a college student?

The features you should look for on a scooter for college will depend on how you will use it. For example, a scooter for long commutes may have different features than one which you just use on campus. Read on for some considerations.

How high does the handlebar adjust?

Most handlebars are adjustable. However, you want to make sure the handlebar can adjust to the optimum height for you. Ideally, this will be around waist height. This is particularly important if you are tall. Make sure the handlebar adjusts high enough.

Portability

It's likely you will need a lightweight scooter. It's also advisable that your scooter can fold down quickly and easily.
This is especially true if you need to pick it up to carry it for any part of your journey, perhaps you will need to go uphill or take it on a bus.
You may also need to carry your scooter around campus.

Where will you store your scooter

When you arrive on campus you need to consider where you will store your scooter. Is there a bike shed? if so you may be able to store it there and a kickstand will be useful to keep upright. Alternatively, you might have a large locker where you can keep a small scooter. If you have to take it with you to your lectures or lessons you will need to make sure it can fold down small enough to put under the desk and is light enough to carry with you.

Wheels

You will see that kick scooters have various wheel sizes. Scooters with wheels of 200 mm or more are quicker and faster than their smaller wheeled counterparts. However bigger wheels will add weight to the scooter so won't be the lightest for carrying around campus. I would advise going for bigger wheels if you have a long commute. But for the nifty campus scooter go for something smaller - 150mm sized wheels are a good choice.

Some scooters have air-filled / pneumatic tyres. These add more traction when scooting on wet surfaces. They are more comfortable for scooting over uneven terrain such as cobbled paths. However pneumatic tyres add weight to the scooter. You also have to factor in they need maintenance to ensure they are correctly inflated and to deal with punctures.

Electric scooters

Electric scooters are another choice for college students. They are obviously good for quick commutes. You can get to your destination without having to wait in any traffic. The downside is that currently you aren't legally allowed to ride electric scooters on the pavement or in cycle lanes. Having said this, many commuters do still use electric scooters and many areas turn a blind eye. This is because the law on electric scooters is likely to change in the UK in the coming months. However this isn't definite

Cost

There are many scooters to suit different budgets. You might find it difficult to tell what the differences are between budget scooters and ones at the higher end of the market.

Generally, the higher cost of scooters means you will get a stronger scooter which is also lighter. The parts will be of top-notch quality so should last longer. Parts on higher end scooters are often replaceable which means that although the initial outlay is more you'll end up saving money in the long run.

I would advise spending as much as you can on your scooter. Remember, the benefits are high. You will save money on transport including the costs to get to college as well as costs when visiting friends. They are great for keeping fit and will reduce your environmental impact.

More FAQs

Which is best? Bike vs scooter

You may be unsure whether to get a bike or a scooter for college. There are obviously pros and cons to each one. The pros of a scooter are that they’re easier to navigate around the campus than on a bike. A scooter is also easier to store. It's very likely you will be able to fold a scooter up and carry it with you to keep under a desk while you're in class. Scooters also tend to be cheaper. They are also easier to take on a bus or train.

On the other hand, a bike is quicker. But generally, they require more maintenance and are more expensive.

Are scooters allowed on campus?

It can very much depend on the rules of the individual campus and is certainly an important thing to check out before you purchase a scooter.  It may be that you can ride a scooter to college but will need to fold it up and carry it when on campus. If this is the case you would definitely need something lightweight and easily foldable.

Some colleges allow kick scooters but have banned electric scooters. So double-check before you buy.

Other useful kit:

A shoulder strap

If you can have to carry a scooter a lot a shoulder strap will be a lifesaver. Some scooters already come with a shoulder strap. If they don't, consider getting one separately. A light scooter is way easier to carry around campus if you attach a shoulder strap.

A scooter lock

Keeping a scooter in a bike shed? Then you seriously need to consider a lock to keep it safe and secure. Scooters are expensive and like bikes are a target for thieves. If you're leaving a scooter unattended a scooter lock is a must.

Clothing

Riding in the rain or cold? Then you'll want to make sure that your clothing will keep you warm and dry. Keep safe with bright reflective clothing during dusk or in the dark.

Shoes

Shoes are easily scuffed and worn out when riding scooters a lot. Consider getting a skater type of shoe with a gum rubber sole. Designed for skateboarders, they will also be hardwearing and durable for scooter riders too.

Micro Speed Scooter Review

The Micro Speed Scooter - A Review

The Micro speed is a good choice for teenagers and adults looking for a nifty scooter for quick, shorter rides.

Like all Micro scooters it's well built and well designed.

But is it the right choice for you?

Read on to find out more.


Everything You Need to Know About the Micro Speed Scooter

Do you have unanswered questions about the Micro Speed?

It can be difficult to know if you're investing in the right scooter when you're unsure what all the specs mean and how they will affect your ride.

That's why we have come up with an easy to read and understand guide explaining the pros, cons and specs of the Micro speed.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureMicro Speed Scooter
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age RecommendationAge 10 to Adult
HandlebarsFully height adjustable from 68cm to 96cm
Wheels145mm PU wheels
83° Shore A
Weight of scooterJust under 4kg
Max rider weight100kg
FoldableYes
BrakeRear foot brake
Scooter Deck Length x Width 34cm x 12 cm
Scooter Folded Length x Width x Height67cm x 12cm x25 cm
Scooter MaterialAluminium
Other featuresKickstand
Strap Holder
(strap sold separately)

Is the Micro Speed Scooter for you?

The Micro Speed has been designed with teenagers in mind but can also be used by older kids and adults.

If you're looking for a fast, agile ride for hop on and off journeys this could tick the boxes you require.

If you want a scooter for longer commutes, there are probably better choices.

What are the best features of the Micro Speed?

The speed does a good job of combining bigger wheels with a scooter which is comfortable to ride and lightweight. The wheels measure 145mm so are big enough to provide a speedy ride (hence the name) but not so big as to add lots of weight to the scooter.

The JD Bug 150 street scooter also has mid sized wheels without compromising on weight but these types of scooters are far and few between.

Additionally, the speed has an integrated shock absorption in the wheel, acting like the suspension on a bike to absorb bumps in the road, offering a comfortable riding experience.

An extendable handlebar which extends from 68cm to 98cm will help you find the ideal size for your height.

Many riders will also appreciate that the rear fender brake also acts as a mud guard, keeping the splash off the bottom of your trousers when scooting along.

Foldability and Portability

Like most scooters in the micro family, the sprite is seamless to fold. The scooter weighs just under 4kg, which is light considering it's features and the larger wheels.

You may find that 3.8kg still feels quite heavy to carry for long distances but to pick up and store or take on and off public transport it will be a easy for most people.

Another thing to note is that when the speed is folded down it is quite compact compared to other scooters for teens and adults. It folds down to 67cm x 12cm x 2 5 cm. You'll find this is a lot smaller in dimensions to other scooters aimed at teens and adults. This is because the wheels are slightly smaller than other scooters aimed at this age group.

The small folded size can be advantageous if you want to fit it under a desk or in a small corner for storage. You may even get it in some lockers. But you can measure the space you have to check before you buy.

Conveniently you can attach a shoulder strap to the scooter (they are sold separately) if you have to carry it a lot.

Durability

One of the best features of micro scooters is the scooter parts are all repairable and replaceable. This means that you can keep the speed on the road for much longer than other scooters. It also saves putting the scooter in landfill and buying another one down the road - which is great for the environment.

Aesthetics

Does the Micro Speed look good? 

In a word, yes. It's slim, sleek with a shine to it.

You can get this scooter in different colours - black and orange,  silver and unusually mint green. The mint green is quite an unique colour for a teen / adult scooter. Great if you want to look a little different and stand out from the crowd. The black and orange looks kind of different and funky too.

Sometimes, you may pay a little more for the black and orange and mint green than the silver. So if you want to save a few pounds look out for those price differences.

Weight Capacity

The max rider weight is 100kg, which is suitable for most adults to ride it.

Other Features

The speed has a handy kickstand which can be used for parking and storage. Stand it up rather than lay it on the floor or against a wall. It means it takes up less horizontal space while storing and prevents scratches to it's shiny surface.

Where Could the Micro Speed Be Improved?

One of the criticisms of this scooter is that the deck is too low to the ground. A low to the ground deck is generally a desirable feature on a scooter because it means that your kicking leg has less distance to go to push along. This means a more comfortable ride for most people. The downside is that sometimes the scooter make get scratched and scraped along the bottom of the deck and this has been a complaint of the Micro Speed for some riders.

Ideally this scooter is better when riding along smooth pavements rather than roads which may have a lot of bumps in it.

What's the Difference Between the Micro Speed and Micro Speed Deluxe

The Micro speed deluxe features a flexible wood and fibreglass deck. This helps smooth out bumps along the pavement and softens the ride. The deluxe tends to cost about £10 to £20 more.

Overall Verdict

The Micro speed is a fairly unique scooter. Scooters which have mid sized 145mm wheels for teens and adults are few and far between. There is only one alternative with similar sized wheels that comes to mind (the JD Bug 150 - see below). So, it's pretty stand alone in the market.

Micro advertise the fact that it's light and agile, and this is what it is. If you're looking for a nifty scooter which is light to carry but comfortable and easy to ride this could be for you.

It's a good scooter for quick, hop on and hop off journeys. Excellent for use on the school run, college or to the shops or a friend's house. For a serious commuter scooter, a scooter with a bigger wheel is probably a better choice. But if you are likely to go on public transport and use it for short journeys either side this could be a perfect option.

I am always a fan of micro scooters as their quality is second to none. And you can also replace and repair parts. Yes, there's a more expensive outlay in the beginning but it's easy to keep this scooter on the road for a long time. Replaceable parts are easily available to purchase online on the micro website.

A Video Review of the Micro Speed

This video gives a good overview of a rider who's used the speed for 3 weeks.

Alternatives

If you aren't sure that the speed is the scooter for you, there are other scooters to consider. The JD Bug 150 scooter has similar sized wheels and features and is cheaper. The Micro black scooter has bigger wheels and a good choice for longer commutes

JD Bug 150Micro Black
Kids to AdultsTeen and Up
150mm wheels200mm wheels
Scooter weight = 3.3kg4.7kg
Max rider weight =100kg100kg
FoldableFoldable
Check Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon

Best Stunt Scooter Gloves


Why Get the Best Stunt Scooter Gloves?

A high percentage of scooter injuries affect the hands. Wearing gloves can help protect the hands from many scraps and bruises while riding a stunt scooter. Some gloves are also cushioned for further protection against injury.

Gloves are also great for keeping your fingers warm during cold weather. But they are also ideal in the summer. They ensure your grips don't get sweaty, so you still have a comfortable grip.

In the hot weather, look for a pair of gloves with maximum breathability to keep your hands and fingers cool. Many are made using breathable fabric and some have vent holes on the fingers too.

Many gloves are also screen friendly, so you can text or use your phones without having to remove them.

If you are at the skate park a lot, getting a pair of stunt scooter gloves is well worth the investment. Check out some awesome options of gloves for pro / stunt scooter riding whether that be at the park, the street or the trail.

REKD Status Protective Gloves

Worried about your hands getting too sweaty while wearing gloves? Looking for a lightweight pair of gloves for the park?

Than these gloves could be good option. They are made using ultra-lightweight materials with a breathable palm material, vent holes on each finger to help your hands stay cool but protected.

Moreover, there's also a sweat absorbing micro-fibre cloth area. Conveniently, the micro fibre thumb, fingers and palm are touch screen friendly.

When you wear them, the super flexible ergonomic fit and the neoprene wristband that keeps the glove in place ensure these gloves - well fit like a glove! They are super comfortable.

Triple 8 Exo Skin Gloves

Triple 8 are a well known brand in the skate park world and part of their range includes the Exo Skin Gloves.

Another comfortable, lightweight skate / scooter glove with excellent grip when hitting the street, trail or park.

The lightweight construction with ventilated mesh upper keep your hands dry and the sweat off your grips.

It's easy to get these gloves on and off with a comfortable slip-on design with pull-on wrist tab.

The palm is reinforced for extra durability and as a bonus there is a sweatsaver brow-wipe on the thumb.

There are lots of different sizing options suitable for kids, teens and adults to ensure optimum comfort and fit.

TOFENR Unisex Gloves

Want a cool design that will stand out. The cool skeleton design on the Tofenr gloves certainly make an impact!

But they don't just look awesome, they're made of premium microfiber material which makes them breathable, comfortable, antibacterial, scratch resistant and skin-friendly.

And they do the job! The thickened pads and breathable material on the palms provide the perfect shock absorption, slip resistance and powerful grips for stunt scooter use.

In addition, the anti-slip fingertip design is convenient to grip the handlebar and brings you the perfect scooting experience

Find a perfect fit with the Velcro wrist which is easy to adjust the tension to meet your personal requirements.

Core Protection Gloves

CORE Protection is another top brand. Their gloves are specifically designed for both scooter and bike use, so perfect for stunt scooter adventurers.

What's really great about core protection gloves is the skin fit design. Make sure you choose the right size and you'll forget you have gloves on. The design allows for maximum feel and responsiveness whilst riding - no bulky glove.

The gloves are touch screen friendly so you can ride your scooter and check social media without removing your gloves.

For durability there's a reinforced thumb area (where most gloves rip) made from 50% synthetic leather and 50% polyester. Like other gloves featured, the material is breathable and comfortable, reducing sweat but still keeping your hands warm.

Lastly, they design looks amazing, you won't look out of place on the skate park wearing core protection!

Fist Demon Cleaner Protective Gloves


When you choose Fist's minimalist. lightweight designed gloves you are also choosing to keep that strong connection between you and your bars.

The fist gloves score highly on fit, with numerous sizes to choose from. The gloves certainly have a close with your hand due to the 4-way stretch twill spandex upper paired with a single layer Clarino palm .

And, as an added bonus you can still take your pics and write your texts with the touch screen conduction indes finger and thumb.

Fuse Protection Chroma Sticker Bomb Protective Gloves

Fuse Protection make gloves and other protective gear for bmx riders but their gloves work well for scooter gloves as well. Their designs certainly are vibrant and look awesome. The gloves are made out of a wide range of materials. They palm material is hard wearing synthetic leather and has ventilation holes. The upper material is a combination of polyester + PU for optimum comfort and flexibility. These gloves are durable, there's reinforcement on the index and thumb. The adjustable velcro wrist strap will ensure they stay in place.

Fox Ranger Gloves

The Fox Ranger gloves are designed for mountain biking but work across a variety of disciplines including at the skate park.

They fit well with a compression molded cuff with hook and loop closure for secure fit and features an bsorbent micro-suede thumb.

You don't need to worry about landing on your palsm while wearing these gloves, with the TruGel strategically placed gel palm protection

And it doesn't skim on touch screen compatibility either with conductive threads at index finger and thumb.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Stunt Scooter Gloves For You!

To make it super easy when picking out the best stunt scooter gloves here is a list of what to look for:

Secure and comfortable fit - this is the most important element of picking the right glove. Make sure you take your measurments correctly and choose the right sized glove.

You want your hands to be able to move freely and not be restricted but too loose a fit may mean they become irritable.

Many gloves also feature a wrist band on the top to keep the glove in place.

Summer or winter gloves - sometimes it makes sense to have a thicker pair of gloves in the winter and a more lightweight pair in the summer, although this may come down to rider preference. Obviously a thicker glove will keep your hand warmer but will make it sweaty in hot weather.

Material - Many gloves are very lightweight, are made of breathable fabric and have vent holes which can make them a better choice in the summer.

Many riders prefer material which is thin enough to give them good connection with the bars while still offering injury protection.

Gloves with micro fibre material can be effective at wicking away the sweat from your hands during warmer weather.

Some gloves feature spandex for stretchy skin like feel.

Durability - which areas or reinforced. If you are breaking your falls a lot with your hand, it's important to look for a glove with a reinforced palm as this is area which can take the most impact.

Read reviews - if you buy online, it can be quite good to read a few reviews before you buy to get an idea of how durable they are.

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Do your kids scooter adventures ruin their shoes?

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

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

What Type of Shoes Should You Get? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Scooter Shoes for the Skate Park

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

Vans Atwood Canvas Skate Shoe

 

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

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

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

Vans Boys' PALOMAR Trainers

 

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

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

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

 

Nike Unisex Kids’ Stefan Janoski (Gs) Skateboarding Shoes

 

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

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

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

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

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

This is one cool skate shoe!

Adidas Unisex Kids Gazelle


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

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

Perfect for kids, tweens or teenagers.

This is one cool skate shoe!

Etnies Unisex Kids Marana Skateboarding Shoes

 

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

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

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

DC Shoes (DCSHI) Boys’ Court Graffik-Shoes

 

Perfect for boy from aged 8 to 16.

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

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

DC Kids' Pure High-top Ev Skate Shoe


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

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

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

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

Adidas Unisex Skateboaring Shoes

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

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

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

Scooter Shoes for the School Run

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

 

Vans Boys' Atwood Leather Low-Top Sneakers


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

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

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

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Running Shoes



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

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

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

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

Scooter Shoes for Muddy Terrain

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

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Terrex Ax2r K Trail Running Shoe

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

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

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

Guide To Buying Skate Shoes for Stunt Scooter Use

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

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

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

Vulcanized Construction Vs Cup Sole Construction

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

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

Cupsoles

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

What Material Is Best for the Skate Shoe Sole?

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

What about Comfort?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explain Profile (low – mid – high)

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

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

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

 

Razor E200 vs E300

Razor E200 vs Razor E300 - Which is the Best Electric Scooter?

Looking for a speedy scooter for an older child, teen or even an adult? You may have come across the Razor E200 and the E300 scooters and be unsure which one would suit you the best?

Both models are great for speedy rides across the neighbourhood to catch up with friends, leisurely rides at the park or short journeys (perhaps to the corner shop). But with slightly differing specifcations and price points it can be hard to decide which is best.

To help you decide read our comparison of the Razor E200 vs E300.

FeatureE200E300
Age Recommendation13 plus13 plus
Price Check Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Tyres/Wheels8 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)10 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)
Ride Time40 minutes40 minutes
Acceleration ControlTwist grip acceleration Twist grip acceleration
BrakeHand operated rear brakeHand operated rear brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight70kg100kg
Batteries24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
KickstandYesYes
MotorHigh torque, chain driven motorHigh torque, chain driven motor
Assembled Product Dimensions37"L x 16"W x 42"H41"L x 17"W x 42"H
Weight18kg23.7kg
Top Speed12mph15mph

Age Guidance

Both scooters are recommended for kids aged 13 plus. The Razor's smaller size, wheels and lower speed do make it a better choice for younger kids and the E300 for older and bigger kids, teens and adults.

Even though the age recommendation is 13 years, there are many reviews of much younger kids using both of the scooters.

Whether a faster speed is suitable for your own child is a personal parental decision. The advice would be is to make a judgement call according to the person riding the scooter and their confidence and abilities.

Top Speeds

If you want a speedier scooter, than go for the E300 which has a maximum speed of 15mph compared to 12mph on the E200.

Both scooters have twist grip acceleration to control the speed.

Bear in mind that the weight of the rider will have an affect on the max speed of the scooter. Heavier riders will go more slowly. Also, the terrain may slow the scooter down as well as weather conditions.

Going uphill and on more uneven terrain will always affect the speed of the scooter whichever one you choose. Also as the scooter battery charge wanes it may cause the scooter to slow down somewhat.

Lighter, smaller kids will always go faster on these scooters than heavier adults.

How Long Do the Batteries Last?

Both scooters have a 40 minutes maximum ride time and the batteries take approximtely 12 hours to charge.

There are a few things you can do to help you take care of the batteries on both the E200 and E300 scooters which very much applies to all electric scooter batteries.

1.)  Always make sure the scooter is turned off when it's not in use.

2.) Try not to deplete the battery to completely zero charge. Try and leave some charge in the battery at the end of each ride. Even if you don't burn the battery charge over the course of one ride, charge it in the evening anyway. Charging the battery regularly and not leaving it discharged for a long time will help lengthen the battery life.

3.) Store it at an optimum temperature and in dry conditions. Don't leave it in very low temperatures such as in a garage or shed during cold nights overnight. Likewise, keeping it out in hot sun during the day won't help the battery life either.

4.) Finally, if you don't use the scooter for a significant period of time, ocassionally charge it. Once every 30 days is a good guideline.

Frame Size and Weight Capacity

The E300 is slightly bigger in size and weight than the E200. The E300 has a supersized deck and frame, making it the best choice for older, taller and heavier riders. It weighs 23.7kg so it is heavy! You don't want to have to carry the E300 for very long at all.

The E200 still features a full sized deck which is fine for teens and adults up to 70kg. It is lighter but at 18kg, it's not one to carry for long distances either.

These scooters aren't ones to get for taking on public transport as they are heavy to lift up and carry. Much better for leisure and fun use than commuting!

Motor

The E200 features a 200 watt high-torque, chain-driven motor compared to the 250 watt high-torque, chain-driver motor on the E300. Obviously the motor is more powerful on the E300 to help it reach a 15mph top speed.

The motors do make some noise when riding but aren't particularly loud.

Watch the video below to hear how much noise the E200 makes and what the rider can hear. (It also shows you the top speeds rideable by a 6ft 4 in adult - kids should go much faster due to being lighter!).

Some maintenance may be required such as lubrication and chain alignment at times.

Tyres

Both scooters have pnuematic tyres which offer a comfortable and smooth ride. The pneumatic tyres will brake better than urethane tyres in the wet and on slippy surfaces. They offer more traction which is what you want at higher speeds.

The difference in the wheels between the two electrics scooters is the size. The E200 has 8 inch wheels compared to 10 inch wheels on the E300. The bigger wheels on the E300 mean that it will get you further much more quickly.

The tyres work best on smooth, flat surfaces such as pavements. They will work on other terrain but aren't really designed for that use, so don't get either of the scooters if you want a off-road electric scooter.

Other Features

Both scooters have a kickstand which will allow you to stand the scooters anywhere for while you take a break. It also means it can be stored upright.

There is a hand operated rear brake on both scooters for easy stopping and extra control.

Videos

See the E200 in Action

See the E300 in Action 

 

Overall Verdict

There isn't much to choose between the two scooters with the two major differences being the speed and the size.

If you want a speedier scooter go with the E300. It will also last longer for many kids and teens as it has a bigger frame to suit growing riders.

If you want something a little more steady, lighter and smaller or if budget is a top consideration go for the E200. It's a good choice for more cautious kids, teens and adults.

Razor A5 Vs A6 – Compare Razor Big Wheel Scooters

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

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

Comparison Table

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

 

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

Wheels

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

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

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

Handlebar Height

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

Weight of Scooter

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

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

Anti - Rattle Technology

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

Other Considerations

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

All 3 scooter are foldable.

All 3 scooters have a kickstand so no worries there.

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

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

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

Cons

Can be a bit noisy / rattling when scooting

Razor A5 Air Scooter

Pros

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

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

Razor A6 Scooter

Pros

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

Cons

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

Excellent Video Comparison of Razor A5 Lux Vs A6

MGP VX9 Scooter Series Review – Pro, Team, Nitro, Pendulum & Extreme Stunt Scooters

Madd Gear Pro VX9 Scooter Series Reviews


Madd Gear Pro is a well-known stunt scooter maker and their brand is well known and respected in the stunt scooter world.

In 2019, Madd Gear brought out the VX9 series of scooters. The scooters are designed with different bar heights and deck sizes, so you can pick the right one for your height and style. It's almost like having a custom scooter ready-made for your scooter needs.

One thing that MGP has done is to make these scooters ridiculously lightweight. This means a scooter which is easy to control, super light beneath the feet, perfect for use at the skatepark.

There are five different scooters in the series are

Pro - for around kids 6 plus

Team - for around kids 8 plus, it comes in 2 editions. The Team has a 4.5" wide deck and the Team Fuel has a 4.8" wide deck.

Pendulum - made for the streets. Aimed at kids from aged 10 plus. This comes in 2 deck sizes with a choice of 19.5" in length and 21.5 inches in length.

Extreme - Aimed at the 12 plus age group, another light stunt scooter perfect for the skate park. This comes in two deck sizes (the 4.5" wide and the nitrous which is 4.8" wide)

Nitro - Also aimed at the 12 plus age group with a slightly larger deck than the extreme.

The article below looks at each scooter in the VX9 range to help you pick the right one for you.

Madd Gear VX9 Pro Scooter

 

The MGP VX9 Pro scooter is perfectly sized for kids, ideal for both beginner and intermediate riders. The awesome thing about this scooter is it's super light under your feet, perfect for learning and performing tricks. It's probablyone of the best entry level scooters you can get. I

Age recommendation - MGP recommends the pro for ages 6 and up with a height range of between 4'3" to 5" (the 6 to 11 age group).

Bars - This is the smallest of the VX9 range aimed at younger riders with chromoly low rise bars at 58cm high and 53cm across. (23" by 25")

Grips - soft mixed grips. They look cool with a two-tone colour scheme which matches the design on the rest of the scooter.

Deck - heat-treated and fluted - 4 inches across - 19.5inches long. There are inserts on the deck which helps makes the deck a lot lighter than previous models (about 20% lighter than before). Grip tape is high quality

Weight - the scooter's weight is 3.16kg so really is light.

Wheels - the two-tone wheels look exceptionally cool. They are 110mm hollow corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings

Brake and clamp - a nylon brake and a standard double clamp.

Madd Gear VX9 Team

A step up from the Pro scooter is the VX9 Team scooter. It's recommended for riders from aged 8 and up or with a height of 4 feet and above. Like the Pro scooter, the Team is amazingly light (nearly 10% lighter than it's predecessor). There's' 8 different colours to choose from so a look to suit everyone.

Weight - 3.41kg - a light scooter for a much speedier ride which offers more control.

Bars - steel Chromoly bars which measure 25" tall and 23" across. (63cm by 58cm) They are strong and light.

Deck - 4.5" across and 19.5" in length. Slightly wider than standard which offers more stability.

Wheels - durable 120mm corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings, giving a fast, smooth ride.

Summary - this is an awesome scooter which is suitable for kids aged 8 and up who are serious about improving their skills at the skatepark.

 

MGP VX9 Team Edition Neo X Stunt Scooter

If you want to stand out from the crowd, than the two tone design of the Team Neo scooter could be the choice for you.

MGP VX9 Pendulum


The Pendulum is a new edition to the MGP VX9 range in 2019 which has been designed for the street rider. It's recommended for kids aged 10 and up or for riders over 4 feet and 6 inches tall.

It's an MFX inspired scooter for the streets and the specifications reflect this.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 4.29kg which is slighly heavier than the other scooters in the VX9 range but street scooters tend to be slightly heavier and stronger.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across.

✔️ Deck - the deck is strong. It's 21.5 inches long and 5 inches wide. The scooters's deck is sized for the streets. Scooters for the street have slightly wider decks than scooters aimed for the skate park. This is because, it's more comfortable to ride a wider deck on the streets, whereas lighter and smaller decks are better for doing whips and other tricks at the park.

The strong deck is heat treated and fluted with a box size which again is perfect for the streets.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

MGP VX9 Extreme Scooter


Aimed at the skate park rider from ages 12 and up, the extreme is super lightweight making it perfect for all serious skate park riders.

✔️ Bars - Standard MGP Chromoly handlebars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. They have soft TPR swirl grind grips which match the look, design and colours of the scooter.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm alloy core, ABEC 11 high speed bearings.

✔️ Weighs - 9.3% lighter than last year making your arial trips, whips and tricks even easier.

✔️ Deck - Fluted and heat treated. 19.5 inches by 4.5 inches. The MGP team have also produced a version of the extreme with a slightly larger deck at 4.8" wide and 20 inches long to accomodate for the preference of different riders.

MGP VX9 Nitro



The Nitro is a stunt scooter perfect for the skate park aimed at kids aged 12 and up.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 3.55kg making it one of lightest nitro scooter every produced by MGP.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. The bar style is straight across rather than the y shaped bars of the extreme scooter.

✔️ Deck - the deck is 20" long by 4.8"across.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

Best Stunt Scooter Ramps

Stunt Scooter Ramps For Kids

 

Crazy about learning and practising new stunts, jumps, hops and tricks? Then having a scooter / skateboard ramp is a must. Check out our top picks of scooter ramps for kids, enabling beginners to increase their confidence when they are hitting the ramps at the skate park.

Factors To Consider When Buying a Scooter Ramp

1.) Size - make sure that it can fit in your garden or anywhere else you wish to use it with enough space around it for use. The bigger the ramp, the more landing space you may require. You may also need to think about where you are going to store the ramps.

2.) Portability - if you require the ramp to be portable, than ensure it's light enough to carry and transport. If you wish to take it in the car to transport if, make sure it can fit in easily too.

3.) Stunt scooter ability - beginners will probably prefer mini ramps which are smaller and more portable as well as easier for beginner riders to get to grips with and increase confidence. Intermediate and advanced scooter riders may prefer a large ramp.

4.) Level of use - ensure that it's designed for the level of use that you require. Mini ramps made of lighweight moulded plastic are great for beginners and smaller riders but for an intermediate, taller rider you may require something stronger. Larger ramps are able to withstand impact from greater weights.

Brands

Most of the ramps featured in this article are from Rampage. Rampage is the biggest selling ramp brand in Europe and has quite a few different types of ramps to choose from.

There are other manufacturers of ramps suitable for stunt scooter use that are featured towards the end of the article.

Rampage Single Mini Launch Ramp

This small ramp is perfect for scooter riders who are beginners at stunts. Ideal for building confidence before trips to the skatepark.

It measures 56cm (1) by 39cm (w) and 15.5cm in (h).

At 1.3kg, it's lightweight and easy to carry wherever you need to, from the garden to the front of the house to play with friends or to the park.

It's made from high impact polyurethane and is designed to withstand impacts with a maximum weight load of up to 90kg.

It can be left outside without any worries of being damaged as it's resistant to hold and cold temperatures.

Ready to use with no assembly required.

 

Rampage Unisex Double Mini Ramp

 

A double ramp has two opposing ramps so kids can scoot up one side and then scoot down the other.

The double ramp features has the following dimensions 81cm (l), 39.4cm (w), 15cm (h).

Like the single ramp it is designed to portable, so perfect for use in the garden or on flat ground anywhere safe.

Rampage Mini Airbox Launch Ramp Set

Box jumps are two ramps with a flat surface in between them, and the offers a lots of opportunities for different kinds of stunts and tricks.

The rampage airbox, is a mini styled box jump which is perfect for use outdoors in the garden.

It's easy to put together, takes just a few minutes to assemble without any tool.s

It's fairly compact, measuring 135cm (l), 39cm (w) and 16cm (h), and lightweight so can fit in most people's gardens or use for anywhere else wth a flat surface. Easy to transport from the back garden to use with friend's in the local partk.

 

JumpStar Large Skate Stunt Ramp

Looking for a single stunt launch ramp that is a little bit bigger than a mini ramp but just as affordable?

Then check out the Jumpstar.  It's a large launch ramp measuring 99cm (l), 71cm (w), 31cm (h) and has 135º transition to easily launch and land stunts

It's bigger so weighs a lot more than the mini ramps at 10kg but it's still portable so can be taken from the garden to the driveway or wherever you can transport it.

It's made of high impact pp (polypropylene plastic). It has anti-slip grip strips to adhere to multiple surfaces to prevent ramp sliding around.

The maximum user weight is 100kg and it's suitable for ages 8 and up.

Rampage Mini Four-Way Fun Box Launch Ramp Set

A mini sized ramp with lots of opportunities for action.

The Rampage mini four way box ramp measures 151 cm (l) x 119 cm (w) x 16 cm (h).

Like all the rampage ramps, it's high impact injection moulded and made from polyethylene (a type of plastic). It can withstand weight loads up to 90kg.

It's ready to use, only two minutes tool free assembly to put it together.

Icebreaker Ramps

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Another manufacturer of ramps made of high impact plastic is the Icebreaker range.

They make a number of different sized and types of mini ramps including single launch ramps, double ramps, 2 and 4 way box jumps with varying dimensions.

 

Stunted Mini Scooter Ramp

Another option of mini scooter ramp is the stunted ramp. Its easily portable and comes with anti-skid pads. It's robust and hard wearing and made with high impact PP material.

Easily portable, it features anti-skid plates for easy and secure positioning. It's single-moulded and there are no parts to assemble or attach.

The dimensions measure 56.5cm x 39.5cm x 15.5cm.