Globber vs Mini Micro




Globber vs Mini Micro Scooter

Globber scooters entered the scooter market a couple of years ago and have become a key brand in the scooter market rivaling longtime brand Micro scooters.

So can globber give micro a run for their money? This article compares some of the mini micro and globber versions.

Firstly comparing the globber 5 in 1 vs mini micro 3 in 1 aimed at kids aged 1 plus.
Secondly comparing the globber primo and mini micro deluxe and classic for kids aged 2 or 3 and above.  Scroll down toward the end of the page to see the comparison.

Globber Evo 5 in 1 vs Mini Micro 3 In 1

Both scooters offer an age range of 1 to 5 years.
The scooters both have unique offerings for kids of different ages so the best choice for your child may depend on how old they currently are.

Age Range

Stages

The main difference  between the two scooters is the early stages. The globber has a parent controlled push bar that the mini micro doesn't have which is a great feature for a young child. If your child is a bit older it's probably not so important.A plus point with the mini micro is that level 2 gives an obar which is a really short handlebar meaning that it's a lot easier for smaller children to scooter. More about this later in the article.

Compare the different stages / levels below:

Globber
Level 1 - A seat with footrests a parent controlled push bar. The push bar is height adjustable
Level 2 - The footrests are removed so children can learn to use their feet to scoot along with the parent push bar
Level 3 - The parent pushbar is removed and the child uses the seat.
Level 4  - The seat is removed
Level 5 - The handlebar can be adjusted.



Mini Micro 
Level 1 - A seat with footrests which allows children to scoot along while sitting down.
Level 2 - At around age 2, the scooter is used with an obar which is a lot shorter than a standard handlebar for young children
​Level 3 - The scooter is used with a t-bar from age 3 to age 5. ​

Steering

When steering both scooters features a lean to steer mechanism. This means that kids lean to steer left and right rather than turning the handlbar.

One feature the globber has that the mini micro doesn't is the steering lock. Press a button and the steering can be locked.  The idea is that when kids are first learning to scoot as they don't have to worry about steering until they have mastered scooting which can be done in a straight line.

Wheels

Both scooters feature polyurethane wheels which give a smooth ride and speedy once they have mastered scootering.

Weight Limit

The Globber scooter has a weight limit of 50kg.
The mini micro has a weight limit of 20kg.

Weight of Scooter

When used as a stand alone scooter, the globber weighs 2.5kg and the mini micro weighs 1.5kg.
​They are both lightweight but the mini micro is much lighter than the globber.

Lightweight scooters give young children who are learning to scooter an advantage. They are able to control the scooter much more easily. They are also able to lift and turn the scooter when needed so don't always need to steer at the beginning. It's also easier for small children to lift the children up and down kerbs and steps.

Additionally a lightweight scooter is easier for parents to carry and move when little kids have had enough scooting.

Handlebar Height​

Mini Micro
The mini micro comes with 2 handlebars to accommodate different sized children. The obar handlebar is 49cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars. This is perfect for very young kids who want to use a scooter. Ideally handlebars should be no higher than waist height. Any higher than this makes it difficult for young children to control. When kids get bigger (at around age 3) they can swap the handlbar to the tbar which measures 69cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.
Globber
The Globber has an adjustable handlebar height from 67.3cm to 78.7cm. This means that once your child is able to scoot you can adjust the handlebar height as they grow bigger. Obviously the lowest handlebar height isn't quite as low as the mini micro so it may depend on the height of your child to find which one is suitable.

Deck

Both scooters have a low to the ground deck which makes it easy to get and off the scooter

Comparison Chart (Globber 5 in 1 vs Mini Micro 3 in 1)

ScootersStagesAdjustable HandlebarWeightPriceSteering
Globber EVO 5 in 1Parent handle, footrests, seat, scooter with adustable handlebar67-78cm
​(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
2.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter£89.99Lean to steer
Button to turn off steering while learning
Mini Micro 3 in 1Seat, obar (49cm) and tbar (69cm) 49cm and 69cm 1.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter)£94.95Lean to steer

Which One?

It's actually very difficult to pick a winner out of these two as actually they both offer different things.

If you're buying for a very young child who would benefit from the parent push handle, the globber may be your best pick. A slightly older child who can use the seat on their own will probably do better with the mini micro.

Globber Primo Vs Mini Micro Classic and Deluxe

If you're buying for an older child you will most likely be looking at the differences between the globber primo and the mini micro classic or deluxe.
ScootersAdjustable HandlebarWeightPriceSteeringAge Range
Globber Primo67-78cm
​(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
2.5kg£49.95Lean to steer
Button to turn off steering
3 to 6
Mini Micro Classic69cm1.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter)£64.95Lean to steer3 to 5
Mini Micro Deluxe49cm to 69cm
(adjustable to any height within this range).
1.8kg£79.99Lean to steer2 to 5

Which one?

The table above makes it really easy to see the differences between all 3 scooters but it may not be as easy to make a decision if your not sure which features make it best for your child:
For 2 Year Olds - Winner - Mini Micro Deluxe
The globber primo and mini micro classic are aimed at kids age 3 and above.​The mini micro deluxe has a really low handlebar height of 48cm so can accommodate kids from age 2.If you are buying for a 2 year old and have the budget it's worth going for the mini micro deluxe as 2 year olds will find the lower handlebar on this scooter much easier to control.​​
Mini Micro Classic - Advantages
The mini micro classic may not appear to be the best choice as it's pricier than the globber and seems to offer less features. However, one area where it scores very highly and which may affect your ultimate decision is how lightweight this scooter is. As it has no adjustable handlebar or folding mechanism, the scooter is super lightweight. This means that kids can easily move and control the scooter. It is super easy for them to pick up and move up and down kerbs and steps independently. It also makes it easier to learn how to scoot with the scooter is lighter. Parents with back issues will also appreciate having a lighter scooter to carry when it's time to put it in the car or carry it when little ones have had enough.



Globber Primo- Advantages
Obviously the price point makes the globber primo very attractive especially for those on a budget.
The adjustable handlebar with three different height settings means that it will grow with your child and the maximum handlebar height is a lot higher than the mini micro classic and deluxe so it scores higher on longevity too. There is potentially another year of use you can have with this scooter.
It is heavier, which means it is harder for little ones to pick up and down steps.
This is perhaps the better choice for taller and heavier children who won't even notice the extra weight. ​