Mini Micro Scooter Vs Zoom Cruzer Scooter

Mini Micro Scooter  Vs Zoom Cruzer Scooter

The mini micro and the zoom cruzer are two popular 3 wheel scooters for young children. The main obvious difference between the two is the mini micro is a lot more expensive.

So apart from the price what are the main differences between the two scooters? Is it worth spending the extra money on the mini micro and what do you get for your money. Read on to find out.

Comparison table

Feature
Mini MIcro Deluxe
Zoom Cruzer
Price
Handlebar
49 to 69cm
58cm to 86cm
Weight of Scooter
1.5kg
​2.95kg
Steering
Lean to steer
Lean to steer
Wheels
PU wheels
PU wheels
Age Recommendation
2 to 5
3 to 10
Foldable
No but bar can be taken out of the stem for easy transportation.
No
Max Rider Weight
35kg
50kg
Brake
Rear Foot Brake
Rear Foot Brake

Mini MIcro Deluxe

 

The mini micro deluxe is an outstanding scooter for the 2 to 5 year age group. It's expensive but if you have the budget it's difficult to go wrong and here's why:

Built to last
These scooters have high quality parts, are extremely well designed and built to last. Each main part is can be repaired or replaced meaning that the scooter’s lifetime is indefinite. It doesn't need to end up in the landfill. It can be passed onto brothers or sisters. And when you’ve finished with it, it can be sold and you can recoup some of the initial outlay for the scooter.

 Lightweight
The scooter has been extremely well thought out and designed for young children. For example, it’s extremely lightweight. At just 1.5kg, it’s super easy for little ones to control. They can easily pick it up to move up and down kerbs and steps. When they start scooting they can pick it up and turn it round to change direction. It is also easy for parents to carry when kids have needed. The low weight really is and advantage.

Adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be easily adjusted to any height between 49 and 69cm making it the perfect height for each child. As the handlebar height goes very low, it means the youngest of children will be happy using it but also will be good for children as they approach age 5 too.  It's easy to adjust so can easily be adjusted for use between 2 children.
The handlebar has an anodised stem which protects it from corrosion.

The handlebar isn't foldable but you can remove it from it’s base for easy storage and transportation.

Footplate
The mini micro deluxe features an anti slip reinforced footplate for extra stability.
Price
The mini micro is obviously a pricey scooter but you only have to read the 5 star reviews to know you are buying a scooter that isn't going to break in a year of use. The other thing to consider is that the mini micro has a good second hand resale value. So once you’ve finished with the scooter you can sell it on and recoup some of the money. It’s also a scooter that can easily be passed onto younger brothers and sisters, so you may need only to buy one 3 wheel scooter for all your children.
Verdict - the mini micro is so will designed. Thought and care has gone into perfecting every piece which does make it unrivalled in terms of quality and design. The adjustable handlebar makes it a top scooter for every child in the 2 to 5 age group. It will grow and be perfect for your child at every stage.

Zoom Cruzer

 

If you’re looking for a scooter on a budget for a young child, the zoom cruzer is definitely one to consider. It’s one of the cheapest 3 wheel scooters on the market with some excellent features.

​Handlebar
The handlebar is height adjustable between 58cm and 86cm. and  you can adjust to any height in it's range like you can with the mini micro, there should be a height setting to suit most children between the ages of  3 and 10. If you’re going to buy for a small 2 year old, it will probably be worth looking for a scooter with a lower setting like the mini micro.

The handlebar isn't foldable

Weight
​The weight for this scooter is just under 3kg. This isn't heavy by any means but if you are buying for a younger, smaller child a lighter scooter will be easier for them to control (pick up to go up and down kerbs etc). However the zoom cruzer does have an age recommendation of between 3 and 10 and most kids between those ages will be fine with the weight.

Wheels
The scooter is built to last with robust, durable wheels (2 x 120mm front, 2 x double stacked 100mm at the rear) which offers extra stability and support to young riders.

Footplate
The zoom cruzer features a strong re-inforced extra grip footplate for extra safety and stability.

Verdict - the zoom cruzer  doesn't match up to the quality and features of the mini micro. However, you are getting a scooter that will be fine for many 3 to 10 year olds. If this scooter is going to be used for the school run everyday, you may be worth looking at spending a bit more. But if it’s one for occasional use in the park, it’s a good scooter to go for which won't break the bank.

Final Decision - which one to choose?

Whether you choose the zoom cruzer or mini micro  will very much depend on the age and needs of your child, how much you will use the scooter and the budget you have.
If you are still unsure, check out some reviews of the mini micro and some reviews of the zoom cruzer and check out the video footage of the mini micro below.

Video

Top 6 Best Travel Scooters For Kids

What Is The Best Travel Scooter for Kids?

Are you looking to take a lightweight and compact travel scooter for your kids on your travels? Taking a scooter on holiday means that kids who are reluctant to walk can keep up without moaning. They can also be fun for exploring!

However, packing a scooter in our luggage can bring challenges. If travelling by airplane, you will have weight limits with your luggage or have a limited amount of luggage you can take on board. If you are travelling by car, a scooter may be hard to fit in the car with all the other bags you are taking. This may put you off taking a scooter along with you. But fear not, there are many scooters that can accommodate for these problems.

Wherever you are going the important considerations for a scooter to take on holiday are that it is lightweight so is easy to carry and will fit inside your luggage. It must be able to fold or have an easily removable handlebar so you can fit it in your suitcase or the car.

Here are some options of good scooters for travelling with the kids.

Mini Micro Scooter (Classic)

It's no secret on this website that I love the mini micro scooter and I think you will find most people who make the investment and buy one feel the same. It also makes the best scooter for travelling with young children.

✔️ Super Lightweight - Probably the most lightweight scooter on the market coming in at 1.5kg. This means it won't add much to your luggage weight which is great if you are flying and don't want to pay extra for luggage.

✔️ Removeable Handlebar - Although this scooter cannot fold you can very easily remove the handlebar to fit it in your car or your suitcase too.

✔️Age Recommendation - 3 to 5 years

Check out my full review of the scooter.

 

Mini Micro Scooter (Deluxe)

The Mini Micro Deluxe is very similar to the classic scooter above expect it's foldable, it's age range covers 2 to 5 years and it has an adjustable handlebar. The adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism adds just a little bit more weight to the scooter. So it weighs 1.8kg and not 1.5kg like the classic. It has more features than the classic but does costs a little bit more.

✔️ Very lightweight - next to the micro classic, it probably is the lightest scooter for young children out there with a weight of just 1.8kg

✔️ Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar adjust from 48 to 64 cm

✔️The t-bar can be removed from the base for easy transportation.

✔️Age Recommendaton - 2 to 5 years

Which scooter you get may depend on the age of your child, how much you want to spend and if it's important the scooter can quickly fold and unfold.

Globber Primo Elite Scooter

The Globber Elite Primo has some great features which make this a great 3 wheel travel scooter for little kids.  It's aimed at kids between ages 2 and 6 and has some fab features which make it super handy to have on your travels.

✔️  Trolley System -  Once folded an adult or child can easily pull the Primo scooter along behind them using the trolley system. This is ideal when little kids have had enough of scooting but you still need to walk somewhere.

✔️ The scooter is light, weighing 2.5kg so easy to carry (although not as light as the micro deluxe scooter)

✔️ "Lean to steer". Lean left to go left and right to go right (exactly the same steering as the mini micro scooters).

✔️4 height adjustable handlebar.

✔️A steering lock. Press the button and the scooter can only go forwards and backwards. This is great for young rider who are learning to scoot as they don't have to worry about turning until they can scoot in a straight line.

Zinc Flyte Case Scooter

Would the kids love to scoot with their luggage rather than walk? This suitcase/scooter combo could be the optimal choice for them.

It's both a scooter and a suitcase. Pack your suitcase (it has a 25 litre capacity) and then ride it along as a scooter. The scooter can be folded down into the suitcase when needed. You can also just use the scooter handlebar to pull the suitcase along as well. And the handles can be used to carry the case.

There are lots of different designs to choose from including a space, dinosaur, unicorn, shark and owl design. It's aimed at kids between 4 and 8 years old.

The scooter should be fine to fit as cabin luggage although the size you can take on varies between airlines, so check with your airline before you buy and fly.

Maxi Micro Scooter

For older kids, another great lightweight scooter option is the maxi micro scooter. It's a 3 wheel scooter which is designed by the same people who make the mini micro above but it's designed for kids aged 6 to 10 years old. It's super lightweight for a scooter at just 2.5kg so again shouldn't add too much to the weight of your luggage. You can also remove the handle for easy storage and transport.

✔️ Very lightweight for an older child's scooter at just 2.5kg

✔️ Removable Handlebar - the scooter isn't foldable but the handle can be detached from the base. A folding mechanism adds weight to a scooter which is why to keep the scooter lightweight, micro haven't added one.

✔️Height adjustable handlebar - from 68cm - 91cm

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 - 12 years

JD Bug Street Scooter

If you're looking for a lightweight and foldable 2 wheel scooter to take on holiday with you this is a fantastic option.

✔️ Weight - weighs just 2.8kg

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm-95cm.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds and unfolds with a quick release clamp. The handlebars also fold down which means the scooter is more compact to fit in a car on in a large suitcase.

✔️ Carry strap - it comes with an detachable shoulder strap to make it easy to carry.

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

 

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter


Another option of 2 wheel scooter for a younger child is the JD Bug Junior scooter which is slightly smaller than the JD Bug street scooter featured above, weighs less and has a slightly younger age recommendation. It's also cheaper so worth considering for younger children.

✔️ Super light - This is the lightest two wheel scooter featured on the page at just 2.3kg.

✔️Height adjustable - the handelbar adjusts from 63cm - 85cm

✔️ Smaller footplate - the deck is shorter for a smaller foot. The size is 44cm by 9ccm.

✔️ Foldable - like the street scooter, the junior is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️ Age Recommendation - 4 to 8 years

See an indepth comparison of the JD Bug Junior vs JD Bug Street.

Micro Sprite

If you're a fan of the micro scooters, the micro sprite is a lightweight two wheel option. It's not quite as light as the jd bug scooters and the sprite is more expensive. However, the micro family of scooters is well known for their high quality so you can be in doubt that this will last for years.

✔️ Weight - the micro weight 3.28kg

✔️ Foldable - it is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar can height adjust from 64cm to 95cm

✔️Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

Lightest Stunt Scooter

Older kids and teens may request to take a stunt scooter away with them on holiday to use at the skate park. Stunt scooters don't have foldable or removable handlebars so they can be quite difficult to pack away in luggage. If you do want to take a stunt scooter away on  your travels, it is best to choose a lighter one so it's easy to carry. Some stunt scooters are lighter than 3.5kg, so these are always a good option.

Grit Elite Pro Scooter

 

✔️ Weighs 3.44kg which is light for a stunt scooter

✔️ The scooter dimensions are 530mm wide and 580mm high

✔️ Durable and well built with alloy core 110mm wheels to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks.

✔️ For beginners and intermediate scooter riders from 8 years plus.

Folding Scooters

There are tons of folding scooters out there. The weights vary from scooter to scooter but it's worth checking out the weights of some and see if they would be an option for you to take with you when you travel.

Buy a Cheap Scooter And Get It Delivered On Arrival

Another idea is to buy a very cheap scooter and have it delivered to the location where you are going so you don't have to travel with it.  So if you are going to visit family or friends in the UK, you could consider having it delivered to their house before you arrive.