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.

Top 7 Best JD Bug Scooter – Street, Stunt and Pro Scooter Reviews

Top 7 JD Bug Scooters - Kick, Stunt and Commuter Model Reviews

JD Bug have been a popular scooter brand with kids and adults in the UK for many years.

JD Bug produce some of the most well designed, durable and well though out scooters available on the market today. Their kick scooters in particular are a grade above the rest. They tend to be very lightweight, speedy, easily foldable and strong but available at very competitive, affordable prices. There is little to compare them with in the same price range.

There are quite a few JD Bug scooters available with models availabe for kids, teens and adults. They include kick scooters, stunt scooters and commuter models.

Check out the top JD Bug scooters below.

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

The Junior street scooter is a smaller kick scooter which has been thoughtfully designed for kids aged between 4 and 8. It's the most affordable stunt scooter that JD Bug do so is an excellent choice for the youngest child. Here are some of plus points:

✔️ Super lightweight - at just 2.3kg, this is one of the lightest 2 wheels scooters on the market. As it's so light, it makes it a breeze for younger children to learn to scoot on a 2 wheeler and is easy for them to control and manoeuvre. As it's so small and light, it's no problem to put in the boot of a car and take it with you wherever you want to go. Even take it on holiday. It's very light for parents to carry when needed too.

✔️ Small Footplate for smaller feet - the footplate is smaller than a standard scooter footplate at just 44cm in length by 9cm in width. A smaller footplate is again a lot easier for little kids to control.

✔️ Wheels - there is a 120mm wheel on the front which gives the scooter some extra power up front, making it easier for little kids to get places. The 86 A durometer PU wheels offer a smooth ride and are speedy too.

✔️ Height adjustable - the handlebar can be adjusted between 63cm to 84.5cm which is quite a range. The scooter really does grow with your child and will last them a few years if you buy it when they are young.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds when you need to store it somewhere compact or for carrying.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter

A step up from the Junior scooter is the original street scooter. This scooter is aimed at 6 plus years but the height adjustable handlebar goes right up to 94cm which means there is no reason that younger teens shouldn't be able to use this scooter.

✔️ Built in Shoulder Strap - the shoulder strap is quite unique to JD bug scooters but super useful. As the scooter is very light, it makes it easy to carry when needed. You could even take it onto public transport very quickly and easily without obstructing anybody.

✔️ Light - like all JD bug street scooters, this original is very light. It weighs just 2.8kg making it one of the lightest scooters for school age kids and teens out there. This makes the scooter ideal for travel.

✔️ Height adjustable - this scooter has an impressive height range with a miniumum height of 63cm and a maximum height of 95cm. The height range will suit kids of all ages so it really can last years.

✔️ Foldable - like most kick scooters, the scooter is quick and easy to fold.  The folded dimensions are 65cm by 19cm by 11cm so this scooter could fit in a bag or luggage of the appropriate size if needed. It could also fit under a school desk.

✔️ Wheels - the high quality 100mm 86a PU wheels give a super smooth ride.

JD Bug MS 120 Street Scooter

The MS120 Street scooter is similar to the orginal street scooter with two main differences:

✔️ Wheels - The wheels are slightly bigger at 120mm. Bigger wheels can be advantageous as they will go faster and get you where you need to be more quickly. The downside is that bigger wheels can add more weight to a scooter. However, they MS120 compensates for this by having a handlebar which doesn't adjust quite so high, so the weight of this scooter is actually slightly lighter than the original but the handlebar doesn't adjust as high.

✔️ Handlebar - The handlebar adjust from a miniumum of 64cm to a maximum of 87cm, so there is not quite as much growing room on this one as on the original street scooter.

 

JD Bug Street Pro Scooter


This is an excellent recreational kick scooter which has excellent build quality and is super value at an excellent price point. If you are buying a kick scooter for a child or teen, this should definitely be in your list of ones to consider. Like all JD Bugs it has some brilliant features:

✔️ Wheels - the scooter features 100mm / 90A  wheels with black strengthened hubs. The 90A measurement refers to the durometer (or hardness) of the wheels. The durometer measurement on scooter wheels is always a number followed by an A. On scooter wheels you will normally see a number between 84A and 90A. The higher the number the more hardwearing the wheels are. The lower the number the softer the wheels. Harder wheels are more durable and generally faster, whereas the softer wheels absorb some more of the shocks from the road. So, the 90A durometer wheels on this scooter are extremely durable and will last. They will also give a speedy ride.  Reviewers report the wheels give a quiet and smooth ride

✔️ Light - approximately 3kg, easy to carry and transport.

✔️ Height Adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm all the way up to 97cm. This is quite tall - even adults can adjust the scooter for their own use. So there is tons of growing room and this is a great choice of kick scooter for teens (unless they would prefer a model with bigger wheels)

✔️ Strong - everything about this scooter has been designed to be strong, durable and to last. The scooter has been upgraded from previous models to include  black double collar clamps and a reinforced fork (JD Bug pro series fixed fork). It's been constructed from aircraft grade aluminium so it's frame is strong but light.

✔️ Other Features - it's foldable, fully foldable handlebars and a removable carry strap - so it's super portable. It also features a spring loaded brake. The scooter has also been awarded several safety awards, it's simply one of the safest folding scooters in Europe.

✔️ Verdict - this is an excellent kick scooter with no much else that compares with it in it's price range. The only reason to get something different is if you would prefer a scooter with bigger wheels or need a stunt scooter as the scooter is not designed for use at the skate park.

 

JD Bug Novato Pro Stunt Scooter

JD Bug have a lot of stunt scooters perfect for beginners and entry level riders. The Novato Pro Stunt scooter is one of their excellent entry level range. It's the ideal option for kids who want to try out a few tricks on the street or at the skate park.

✔️ Bars - one piece t bar measuring 79cm in height by 46cm in width.

✔️ Wheels - the wheels are 100mm with a resin core. This resin core is okay for an entry level scooter but intermediate riders would want a stunt scooter with an alloy core.

✔️ Weighs - just 3.2kg which is very light for a stunt scooter, perfect for younger kids to manoeuvre.

✔️ Deck - a lightweight alloy deck measuring 48.5cm by 10cm which is a nice size for beginners. A fully printed anti-slip grip tape covers the deck.

✔️ Fork - a threaded steel fork for maximum strength.

Verdict - a nice strong but light scooter perfect for younger kids doing entry level stunts.

JD Bug Pro Stunt Scooter

 

The JD Bug Pro xtreme t is a good entry level / beginner scooter aimed at the 8 plus age group.

✔️ Design - it has an aircraft grade aluminium frame, meaning that it's strong but lightweight and it has a threaded steel fork for maximum strength. This is a strong scooter for beginner level stunts at the skate  park.

✔️ Wheels - it features 120mm wheels with a resin core, which is a good entry level scooter wheel. The 120mm wheels are bigger than the standard 100mm wheels. Many stunt scooter riders prefer bigger wheels as they are faster but it comes down to a rider preference. Bigger wheels also get you from a to b more speedily, so fab for a kick scooter as well.

✔️ Scooter Dimensions - the scooter is 80cm high by with a bar width of 46cm. Ideally stunt scooters sit a bit lower than a kick scooter would with the handlbars ideally coming to around hip height.
 

JD Bug Series 200 Commuter Scooter

This is an impressive commuer scooter, great for the school run or commutes to and from work. Quick, speedy, comfortable to ride and easy to fold up to take on public transport. All this at an affordable price. There are not many comparable commuter scooters in this price bracket.

✔️ Wheels - the big 200mm 85a PU wheels with ABEC 9 rated bearings will give you a super quick, smooth and effortless roll from a to b. Bigger wheels are advantageous on commuter scooters as they will always give you the fastest ride from a to b with fewer kicks. Therefore the rider doesn't have to expend as much energy on their commute.

✔️ Comfortable To Ride - the scooter has a low footplate which is one of the most important features on a commuter scooter because it makes it more comfortable to ride.

✔️ Height Adjustable Handlebar - the handelbar adjusts from 74cm to 106cm so it can be adjusted to the ideal height for adults of all sizes as long as they are under the maximum weight limit of 100kg.

✔️Folds quickly and easily - there is a single lever that folds the scooter, making folding a breeze. Very convenient for taking on and off public transport.

✔️ Weight - it weighs just over 4.5kg which is very comparable to similar commuter scooters. Light enough to carry when needed such on and off the bus or train.

Verdict - this an solid, durable and well designed commuter scooter for teens and adults.

 

3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children




3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children

3 wheel scooters are becoming more and more 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 12 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




This scooter is expensive but you get a durable scooter which is designed to last. They have a good resale value on sites like ebay too.

Long lasting
The scooter has modular parts which are all replaceable so it should in theory last forever. It definitely can be passed onto siblings.

Age Recommendation
It's aimed for kids aged 5 to 12 but younger and older kids have used this scooter too (some as young as 4, some as old as 12). In reality, it's best to ignore the recommended age and go for look for the height of the handlebar.

Handlebar
The lowest handlebar setting is 67cm. Ideally you want the handlebar to come up to waist height on a child, and the lowest height setting of 67cm will be fine small children.  The heightest handlebar setting is 93cm which will be fine for many 12 year olds as long as they are under the max weight of 50kg for this scooter.

Adjustable 
It features a height adjustable handlebar with height ranges from 67cm to 93cm. The handlebar has a quick release clamp so you can easily set it at any point in this height range. This means it will be the perfect height for your child when they are using it and as they grow.

Wheels
The wheels are 120mm wheels at the front and a 80mm wheel at the back. They are made of high quality PU and offer a really smooth, quick ride along the pavements.

Steering
​It features a lean to steer mechanism, so you lean to turn left or right. This is great for "surfing the sidewalks".

Weight
It's slightly heavier than the mini micro but still super lightweight at just 5.5 pounds or 2.5kg.

Weight Limit
The weight limit on the maxi micro is 70kg.

Height Recommendation

It's recommended for children between 110cm and 152cm

Foldable
A foldable scooter is easier to carry and store. You can fit it into a boot, under the stairs, or in a school locker if it's in the right dimensions.

Handlebar
The handlebar is made out of anodised aluminium which means that it's less likely to corrode. The classic's handlebar is made of aluminium.

Footplate
The footplate has a raised, branded grip which not only gives extra stability but makes sure you have a genuine Micro scooter

Price
It's on the more expensive side but you are paying for high quality parts which are durable, strong and will last. It can be passed onto siblings and you may never need to buy another kick scooter. It offers a very quiet and smooth ride, there won't be any rattling parts on a maxi micro scooter.

Verdict:
Best for - This is a great scooter for all age ranges. Its low handlebar setting will accommodate younger, smaller children and the highest handlebar height many tall children. It is lightweight and built to last so very 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 or those looking for a foldable scooter.

✔️ 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. 

I Scoot Pro V2

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This iscoot pro v2 is another a great alternative to the mini micro scooter, especially if you are on a budget. 

Age Recommendation
The Iscoot is another 3 wheel scooter designed for kids aged 3 and older.

I actually bought this for a friend's son who was age 6 at the time and wouldn't go on 2 wheel scooters.
The reports back were that he loved it and used it a lot. 

I also bought the same scooter for my own son and you can read my review here.

Foldable
The scooter has a folding mechanism that is great for storing, carrying and transporting a scooter in the car.
Height Adjustable Handlebar
​ It has a height adjustable handlebar so will grow with your child. The handlebar adjusts from 69cm to 84cm.
Wheels
The wheel size is 120mm. This makes the scooter great for cruising as larger wheels tend to go over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily giving a smoother and faster ride. The wheels are made of PU material and they have ABEC 5 bearings.
Weight
The scooter weighs approximately 4kg so is quite a bit heavier than the maxi micro and iscoot blaze.On paper, this scooter looks good and it does have some very good reviews on amazon. However, the reviews aren't as consistently good as for the micro maxi but it's over half the price cheaper.  The maxi micro scooter is also more lightweight which can make it easier to control and go a bit more quickly too.
Verdict:
Best For: 
Younger or smaller children who need a handlebar on  a low height setting.
Not Ideal for - those who are looking for a lightweight scooter that's easy to carry. At 4kg it's the heaviest scooter featured. Also tall children will want a scooter with a higher handlebar setting.
✔️ Top Tip - 120mm are slightly bigger than standard sized wheels on two wheel scooters but bigger wheels will give a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. 

LA Sports V2 3 Three Wheel Tri Scooter

 

This scooter is designed for kids aged 3 to 12 so it's designed for older kids.

Height Settings
It has five different height settings at 62cm, 75cm, 80cm, 85cm and 90cm. So there should be a height to suit most older kids.

Wheels

The scooter features 120mm front wheels and a rear 100mm wheel Bigger wheels mean less kicks to get you speed up.  The big wheels also mean a very stable ride. The wheels are PU so offer a smooth ride too.

Maximum Load
The maximum weight is 80kg (12 stone 5 pounds)

3 Style Scooters

Age Recommendation
The age recommendation for 3 style scooter is recommended for the age of 5 to 10 years old. However, the lowest handlebar setting is 58cm so much younger kids should have no problem using this scooter.

Handlebar height 
The handlebar is adjustable from 58cm to 85cm. However, there are only two adjustable height settings in this range, whereas with a scooter like the maxi micro you can adjust it to any point within the height range stated.

Foldable
The scooter is foldable.

Weight Limit
The weight limit is 50kg

Weight 
The scooter weight approximately 3.23kg.

Verdict:
Best for - best for young and small children as they lowest handlebar height is 58cm.
Not Ideal For - not ideal for people who want a scooter which can be height adjusted to any height.

Boldcube Scooter

Bright, colorful with light up wheels, the boldcube 3 wheel scooter will definitely stand out from the scooter crowd.

Height Recommendation

The Boldcube 3 wheel scooter is recommended for kids between the height range of 75cm to 135cm. The handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights, 76cm, 81cm and 86cm.

Foldable 

It features an easy fold design so in just 2 steps you can fit the scooter in the back of your car, on your buggy or the corner of a cafe.

Wheels

The wheels are 135mm. These are big wheels for a 3 wheel design (most wheels tend to be around 120mm). The advantage of having bigger wheels is that it will go further in a shorter amount of time and will go over small bumps and cracks in the pavement without absorbing as much of the shock.

Weight and Steering

The scooter weighs 2.7kg so is easy to carry when needed. It has a lean to steer steering mechanism, so lean in the direction you want to turn.

 

Outcamer Scooter


The Outcamer scooter is recommended for children aged 3 to 12 years old with a weight limit of 50kg. The height recommendation for the scooter is 80cm to 160cm.

Handlebar

The handlebar has 3 adjustable height settings which are 77cm, 82cm and 87cm.  The handlebar isn't foldable but you can easily pull out the handlebar from the base (just press a button to release the handlebar) so it's easy to store.

Weight of Scooter

The scooter weighs 3.2kg so although it's not the lightest scooter out there, it's still pretty light.

Wheels

The PU wheels offer a smooth ride and features LED lights which 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.

This scooter is a generic scooter which is made by a manufacturer and then resold by different companies under their branding. The scooter is also being sold by We Skate scooters so it may be worth looking at the two different brands and seeing which is the cheapest before purchasing.

Googo Kick Scooter


The Googo kids scooter is aimed at kids with an age recommendation of between 3 and 13 years. Although the highest setting on the scooter is 34 inches / 83.3cm so it likely a bit small for many 13 year olds but should be okay up to around 8 or 9 years at least. This is one of the most affordable scooters on this page, so if your budget is one of your most important considerations, this scooter is well worth checking out.

Scooter Summary

There are four different height settings at 25.5inches (64.7cm), 27.5 inches (69.9cm), 30.75 inches (78.1cm) and 34 inches (83.3cm).

Like similar priced scooters it has a removable handlebar rather than a foldable one.

The PU wheels also have LED lights and the scooter has a lean to steer mechanism.

It has a maximum load capacity of 120lbs which is approximately 54.4kg.

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 6 Best Dirt Scooters – Buying Guide

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Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters - Buying Guide

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

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

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

What to consider when buying an dirt scooter.

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

Age

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

Weight of the Scooter

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

Wheels

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

Wheel size

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

Wheel Hubs

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

Split Core Hubs

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

Maximum Weight of Rider

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

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

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

Type of Terrain

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

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

Handlebars

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

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

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

Kick Stand

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

Deck

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

Brakes

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

Cost

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

Which Brand Should I Get?

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

​Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Brakes, Mudguard and Air Tyres

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

Wheels, Weight, Brake and Steering

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

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

Two Bare Feet Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

Age Recomendation - it's suitable for ages 7 plus and has a weight recommendation of 100kg. You can also buy this scooter on ebay.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

Ascent Dirt Scooter


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

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

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

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

Razor Pro RDS Stunt Scooter

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

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

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

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

Scooters for Teens

 

What Are the Best Scooters for Teens?

The best scooter for a teenage girl or boy will very much depend on what they want to use it for. If they want to use their scooter to do jumps, stunts and tricks at a skate park, then it's important to get a stunt scooter which are designed to withstand the impact.

Other teens may just want something cool to get the from a to b (perhaps to school) and then you can consider a traditional kick scooter or an electric scooter if speed is their aim.

This article has tons of information to help you choose the best scooter for a teenager depending on their wants and needs.

Razor A6 Kick Scooter

The Razor A6 scooter has everything a teen will need to get him or her from a to b quickly. The urethane 254mm big wheels take you faster, further and it's easily foldable for taking on public transport or storing under a desk.

Height adjustable handlebar - the height adjustable handlebar will suit teens of all different heights. It adjusts all the way up to 106.7 cm so if your teen has a massive growth spurt this scooter will accomodate the tallest teens.

Wheels - if your teen is planning to travel long distances, the 254mm wheels will get him there quickly and in no time at all. Bigger wheels mean the scooter will take you further in a shorter amount of time.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable and the folding mechanism doesn't rattle.

Weight - the scooter weighs 5kg. It isn't the lightest of scooters due to the weight of the extra large wheels. However, at 5kg most teens will have no trouble folding it and taking it on and off public transport or putting it into storage when they need to.

Other features - there is a kickstand and rear fender brake for quick stopping.

Verdict - A great scooter from a well known brand which will suit teens who want to go places on their kick scooter.

✔️ Big Wheels vs Small Wheels on Kick Scooters  - The wheels sizes on scooters vary from 98mm up to around 254mm. Bigger wheels (around 200mm and higher) are popular on commuter scooters as they get you from a to b quicker. Bigger wheels will wear out less quickly as they have more urethane. However, some people prefer smaller wheels as they add less weight to a scooter so they scooter will be lighter to carry when needed. Scooters with smaller wheels also fold down more compactly. They tend to be less expensive as well.

JD Bug Scooter


The JDBug MS 150 has mid sized 150mm wheels, which means fast and easy transport but still keeps the weight limit low enough to carry the scooter for longer distances if needed.  Great for scooting round campus or to and from school and friend's houses.

Wheels - the 85a PU 150mm wheels offer a fast but smooth ride. 150mm wheels won't roll as quick as a scooter with 200mm wheels but they keep the weight of the scooter low while still being speedier than standard 100mm wheels. The ABEC 9 rated bearings provide a fast and smooth roll along footpaths.

Footplate - the footplate measures 51cm long by 10cm wide.

Foldable - The scooter is easily foldable so perfect for storing at school / home, putting in the boot of the car and taking on public transport.

Folded dimensions - it folds down to a compact 69cm (L), 10cm(W), 20cm (H). This can be useful if it need to be kept in a locker or small space under a desk.

Weight - the scooter weighs 3.3kg which makes it easy to carry onto a bus or train if needed.

It comes in lots of different colours.

Verdict - this is a great option of a kick scooter for teens particularly if it's used for short commutes to and from school and the like. It will offer a speedy ride while still being light enough to carry when needed and it will fold down compactly if it needs to be stored in a small space.

✔️ Kick Scooter Vs Stunt Scooter - Kick scooters are designed to get you from a to b whereas stunt scooters are primarily designed for doing jumps and tricks at the skate park. Therefore a stunt scooter has to be stronger but still as lightweight as possible to withstand the extra impact needed. This means a stunt scooter will often be more expensive than a kick scooter. Kick scooters tend to be lighter, foldable and have height adjustable handlebars. You won't see folding mechanisms and height adjustable bars on a stunt scooters as these would be weak points when doing tricks. Stunt scooters will always have a one piece handlebar.

✔️ Handlebar height and width (stunt scooters) - the handlebar on a stunt scooter generally comes up to around hip to waist height. However, some teens may have a preference to whether they like taller or shorter bars. But generally you don't want bars that come up over your waist or really low to your thighs. Beginners will probably feel more comfortable with bars about waist height but as they get more skilled with their scooter, they may develop a preference for a lower bar. The width of the bars should be about the same as the width of your shoulders.

When choosing a stunt scooter, it's best to look at the height of your teen rather than their age. If they are very tall, it may be better to go for a scooter with taller bars. Bars generally range from 58cm in height to 68cm, with 58cm being good for older kids and younger teens (10 to 14) and bars from 68cm plus being good for taller teens and adults.

Beginner Stunt Scooter for Teens​ - MGP VX7 Team


If you're looking for a quality beginner stunt scooter for a teenager the Madd Gear MGP VX7 Team stunt scooter. With it's bars at 24 inches in height,  the Madd Gear MGP VX8 scooter is a good size for most teenagers. It's the 2017 version of the scooter. As it's a couple of years old, you can pick it up at a much cheaper price than the MGP Team VX9 scooter (for 2019 ).

It's features include:

Wheels - 110mm wheels - really when buying for a teen you want 110mm wheels rather than 100mm wheels. 110mm wheels are faster, last longer because they have more urethane, look good and mean a taller scooter.

Bars - 24" in height by 20"in width - a good size for most younger teenagers.

Weighs - 3.9kg - fairly lightweight. Lightweight stunt scooters are better for doing tricks as they are easier to control. It's heavier than the 2019 MGP version but you will save some money buying the VX7 rather than the VX9.

Strong and durable with a threadless fork, alloy core wheels with a neochrome finish and full printed grip tape.

Verdict - it's a solid, durable and cool scooter, which will be perfect for trips to the skate park

If you're not sure what any of this means, check out the brief guide to important features on a stunt scooter below or read more in depth detail in our stunt scooter buying guide.

Verdict - the Madd Gear MGP VX8 stunt scooter isn't cheap, but if he or she wants a durable and strong scooter to take the skate park, it's difficult to go wrong.

Addict Defender

The Addict Defender is currently at an excellent price point for what is essentially a high quality intermediate / pro level scooter.

It comes in 3 different colour ranges, red and black, blue and black and gum and black.

It’s a nice size for teenagers, bigger than some of other stunt scooters which are generally aimed for kids 8 plus.  The Chromoly bars are lightweight and measure 66cm tall by 58cm across. The scooter is 91cm tall.

550 mm long and 125mm wide deck – It features a really strong aluminium heat treated deck measuring 55cm by 12.5cm, so it’s bigger than other stunt scooter decks which will a growing teenager.

The scooter also features 7 spoke 110mm wheel, HIC compression and a 2 bolt clamp.

The scooter weighs 4.1kg so isn’t the lightest around but it is still very lightweight and perfect for a beginner / intermediate teen rider.

✔️ Wheels on Stunt Scooters - You will see 100mm, 110mm and 125mm wheels on stunt scooters for teenagers. The bigger the wheel, generally the more expensive the scooter. 110mm wheels tend to be the best choice for the beginner and intermediate teen. They go slightly faster than 100mm wheel, last a bit longer (more urethane) and look better. But a cheaper scooter with 100mm wheels may be fine for a younger teen and 125mm wheels a top choice for an advanced rider. Always go for wheels with a metal rather than a plastic core. Metal cores can withstand the impact from jumps and tricks whereas plastic cores won't last as long. 

Blunt Prodigy S7 Complete Stunt Scooter

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This is an awesome option for teens who are serious about scooting at the skate park. It's light, durable and strong and features fast 120mm wheels.

Wheels - the 120mm wheels with ABEC 9 bearings are great for intermediate riders who want some extra speed for their tricks. The bigger wheels also means it's faster when getting from a to b along the streets as well. So it mixes well between the skate park and on the streets.

Handlebars - the bars measure 62cm (24.4 inches) in height and 54cm (21.25 inches) in width. The complete scooter height is 84cm (33 inches). Ideally handlebars should come up to around hip to just below waist height on stunt scooters, although riders have different preferences.

Deck - the deck is 49.5cm (19 inches) by 12cm (4.7 inches).

The scooter also features IHC compression and an integrated headset.

Weight of scooter - scooter weighs 3.8kg.

Verdict - this is a excellent, high quality, stunt scooter which teens will love to stand out at the skate park. Also great for cruising along the streets.

Crisp Evolution Scooter

The Crisp Evolution has tall bars, 120mm wheels and a wide deck but it's still super lightweight at just 3.4kg.

Wheels - the 120mm wheels are super high rebound with ABEC bearings.

Bars - the bars measure 610mm by 670mm so are a bit taller than other scooters featured on this page, a good size for a taller teen.

Deck - the concave triple channel deck is wider than standared measuring 121.9 mm by 521mm (4.8" x 20.5")for more foot space.

It also features a SSL spring brake, crisp forged alloy fork, integrated / threadless sealed headset with nylon HIC shim and HD double clamp.

Grit Invader



The Invader stunt scooter is designed for intermediate and advanced riders so if your teen has been at the skate parks for a while this is a good choice.

It is on the more expensive side but with scooters like everything else generally scooters at the higher end means better components. And this scooter doesn't disappoint. It's strong and durable but also lightweight at 3.6kg which makes it easier to manoeuvre for tricks.

The wheels are alloy cast core 110mm 88A PU wheels with ABEC 9 bearings fitted as standard. Metal core wheels such as these ones are a must for kids who are serious about their sttunt scooters.

Bars are 68cm high by 61cm wide, so it's a good choice for taller teenagers.

It's 4.8 inch alloy deck is fairly wide. Great for maximum room when grinding. ​
Other top features include HIC compression, oversized tapered Y handlebars and integrated and grind rails,

✔️ What level of use?  Whether you buying for a  beginner, intermediate or pro will affect how much you spend. A beginner will want something they can just get started on, you can upgrade parts such as wheels if they pursue the hobby.

Ten Eighty Judge Stunt Scooter

1080 Judge is a British make of scooter. This scooter has a really cool design and the looks will be what sells it to many

Handlebar - The one piece handlebars  are 51cm (20") wide and 87cm (34") high bars.  They are 'Y' style bars for extra stiffness and strength. Many teens will prefer this style of bars too.

Wheels - the wheels are 110mm, perfect size for beginners and intermediate riders. They have alloy cores which will withstand the impact of landings from jumps and feature durable PU 88a tyres.

Weight - at 5kg it is on the heavy side for a scooter. Lighter scooters are easier to control when doing tricks and stunts, so if your teen is serious about using it at the skate park it may be worth looking for a lighter model.

Other features include sealed bearing headset and 1080 pro flex brake.

Verdict - this scooter looks awesome. It's 110mm alloy core wheels are good for crusing and doing tricks. However it is on the heavy side which might be a black mark for some.

✔️ What about an electric scooter for a teen?  Electric scooters are fun and will enable teens to get use them without breaking out a sweat which is good if you need to be somewhere and looking good! The downside is that at the time of writing it's not currently legal to ride them in the pavement in the UK. However, due to the fact that electric scooters are an eco friendly way of travel an overhaul of travel laws may mean that it may soon be legal to allowed on British roads.

Electric scooters for teens



The E300 razor electric / motorized scooter is the speediest scooter that razor make, meaning it's a good choice for teenagers. The top speed is 15 mph.

It has 40 minutes of continuous use on one battery charge.

The wide front and rear pneumatic tyres also make it a speedy, comfortable and smooth ride.

The scooter features twist grip acceleration control, a hand operated rear brake and a retractable kickstand.

The maximum rider weight is 100kg.

✔️ Pneumatic Tyres - some scooters have pneumatic (air filled) tyres. The advantage of these is that they will offer a very comfortable ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement or path. They are particularly good if you have to go over rougher surfaces such as cobbles on your journeys. They also offer more grip when it's wet. The disadvantage of airfilled tyres is that they will require some maintenance to ensure they are pumped up to the correct pressure (like you would have to do on a bicycle) and you might have to deal with punctures. They also tend to add some weight to the scooter so will be heavier to carry when needed.

Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter​

Razor are a well known brand of scooter and this is their A5 commuter scooter which has air filled / pneumatic tyres as opposed to the urethane / PU wheels that you find on many scooters.  The tyres gives a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement much like a bicycle would. The scooter itself has been designed for students on campus or urbane coummutes and is recommended for kids from aged 8 all the way up to adult. So it would be perfect for the teenage crowd.

Wheels- the 200mm pneumatic wheels are tough enough to withstand the roughest urban terrain (great of cracks, bumps, cobbles etc).

Handlebars - the handlebars are anti rattle to add to the comfortable scooter ride. The handlebars are also height adjustable.  The handlebars feature soft rubber grips for enhanced comfort, grasp and control.

Foldable - thes cooter features a super strong easy fold t-tube.

Deck - the deck measures 35cm (13.4 inches) and it supports riders up to 100kg.

Weight of scooter - the scooter weighs approximately 5.6kg

Verdict - this is a great scooter for teens whether it's for the school run, using around college, running errands and getting to friend's houses.  The pneumatic tyres are shock absorbing so offer a comfortable and smooth ride even of rougher urban surfaces.

✔️ Handlebar on a Kick scooter - When looking for a kick scooter for a teenager, consider that the handlebars should really come up to waist height for a comfortable ride.  A foldable handlebar is fab for easy storage and for carrying and taking onto public transport.

Hudora Big Wheel RX-Pro 205


The Hudora Big wheel scooter is a great sturdy kick scooter which is suitable for older children, teens and adults. It's big wheels mean that it can pick up some speed when travelling to friend's houses or school. It also has an adustable handlebar height from 79 to 104 cm so will be fine for growing teens.

Wheels - the 87a 205mm PU wheels are durable offer speed and comfort when scooting along paths and pavements. The bigger the wheel the faster you can go and big wheels also offer a smooth ride even if you go over bumps in the pavement so the wheels are a good size for gettting places.

Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar adjusts from 79cm to 104cm so it can suit kids from about age 8, through the teenage yeas and even adults.

Maximum rider weight- The maximum weight for a rider is 100kg.

Foldable - features a pratical folding mechanism.

Other notable features - has a carry strap so it can be easily carried onto public transport or wherever you need. It also has a kick stand for upright storage.

✔️ Off road or dirt scooters - are great fun, teens will love them. They are great for going on dirt tracks, bmx trails, on the grass and other off road terrain. Dirt scooters tend to have bigger wheels with pnuematic tyres as they offer a smoother ride on rougher terrain.There is no reason why you couldn't ride an off road scooter on the pavement and use it on other terrains at other times.Check out the dirt scooter guide for more information on what to look for in a dirt scooter.

Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

Like stunt scooters, dirt scooter have to be strong and durable.

The Osprey scooter features tough pnuematic rubber all terrain tyres and supported on aluminium core wheels so they can withstand the impact on different terrains.

The strong aluminum deck is designed to withstand the punishment of stones and the like hitting it.

And the stainless steel rear brake offers durable and reliable stopping power in road conditions.

✔️ How Much To Spend? - scooters vary wildly in price so it can be difficult to know how much exactly to spend and what you are getting for your money. The level of use may dictact how much you spend on a scooter for a teen. If they are likely to be using it everyday it makes sense to spend as much as you can afford to make sure that the scooter is durable and lasts. Brand name scooters like Razor and Micro often make good choices as they are built to last and Micro scooters in particular can be easily repaired and have parts replaced. If they are only using a scooter occasionally it makes sense to go with a less expensive scooter.

Iscoot Ultimate X50 Scooter


Wheels - the PU wheels are 200mm. The bigger the wheel the quicker the ride so these wheels  big enough to get teens where they want to get to quickly.

Built in Suspension - the iscoot also includes built in front and rear suspension. Suspension offers a more comfortable ride and is normally only seen on higher end scooters.

Foldable - the scooter has a one button folding system.

Maximum rider weight - the scooter can accommodate riders up to 12okg (18.9 stone).

Handlebar height - the handlebar can be adjusted to three different heights (89cm, 97cm and 105cm)

Folded dimensions - It folds down to 83cm x 13.5cm x 32cm

Deck size - the deck is 46.5cm by 13.5cm

Other cool features - this scooter has lots of useful extras which includes a carry strap for easy carrying, a mud / rain guard to stop splash from the wheel hitting your trousers as you scoot and it comes in different colours too.

 

Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter

If you're looking for a top of the range commuter scooter for your teen, it's difficult to beat the comfort and quality of the ride of the Micro suspension scooter featured. Micro scooters are well known for their superior engineering, quality and design. Their scooters are built to last and could last your teenager for years to come.

Wheels - the PU 200mm wheels area great size for getting from a to b. Get around faster and will less effort with the big wheels

Built in Suspension - the iscoot also includes built in front and rear suspension. Suspension offers a more comfortable ride and is normally only seen on higher end scooters.

Foldable - it has an easy folding mechanism

Build to last - as with all micro scooters each key part of the scooter is replacable or repariable keeping the scooter out of the landfill and in working order for a lifetime.

Maximum rider weight - the scooter can accommodate riders up to 10okg.

Handlebar height - the handlebar are adjustable from 72cm to 103cm. The handle grips are durable and provide unbeatable control and incredible comfort.

Folded dimensions - It folds down to 74cm x 12.5cm x 30cm

Deck  - the deck is designed to be ultra flexible (being made of flexible fibrewood and glass) so it helps absorb the shocks and vibrations from the road adding to smooth and comfortable ride. The footplate measures 41cm by 127cm.

Other cool features - this scooter has lots of useful extras which includes a carry strap for easy carrying, a mud / rain guard to stop splash from the wheel hitting your trousers as you scoot and it comes in different colours too.

 

Self Balancing Scooter



Another type of scooter with a high fun factor which will appeal to many teens is a self balancing scooter. Also known as a hoverboard (although they don't actually hover in any way!).

Everthing is controlled with your feet, legs and torso rather than handlebars.

The one featured goes up to 10 to 15 km/h. It also comes with built in bluetooth speakers and it also has a carry bag. The carry bag is useful if you need to carry it when going uphill.

​These types of scooters don't do well climbing up steep hills, so the weight can influence which one you get. The scooter featured weighs 10 kg.

It provides up to 6 hours ride time is provided with a 2 hour charge. ​Check out the self balancing scooter guide for more information on what to look for when purchasing the best model.

More Advice on Scooters for Teens

There are  a few other points worth considering when buying a scooter for a teen.

1.) Coolness factor - let's be honest, most teenagers want to look and feel cool. A scooter that isn't cool is likely to stay in storage at home. There may be brands of scooters that they would prefer. If in doubt, just ask them. Or if it's a surprise, ask their friends.

2.)Safety - consider helmets, knee and elbow pads.

3.) Ramps - they may appreciate a small ramp to practice tricks and jumps at home. A perfect compliment to a stunt scooter.