Maxi Micro Kick Scooter Review
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What is the Maxi Micro Scooter?
The maxi micro is a 3 wheel scooter aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 12, within the height range of 110cm to 152cm.
As with all scooters that Micro make, there is little debate that these scooters are well engineered, well designed and will last a long time. However, the Maxi Micro is one of the most expensive 3 wheel scooters for kids on the market.
Are Maxi Micro Scooters With the Money?
Many people are prepared to pay more for a high quality, durable scooters as long as they know exactly what they are getting for their money. So what is so good about this scooter? How does it compare to other 3 wheel scooters for other children? Are there any good alternatives to the maxi micro? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more!
What is So Good About the Maxi Micro Scooter?
In summary this scooter has it all. It is a huge height adjustable range so can be adjusted to the perfect height for children between 5 and 12 or within the height range of 110 to 152cm. It will grow with your child within these age ranges.
The PU wheels give a really smooth, comfortable, quiet and fast ride. There's no rattling that you get with many cheaper scooters. It’s super lightweight which makes it easy for all children to control and manoeuvre.
It is built to last. Each key part can easily be repaired or replaced so this scooter will last a lifetime if it is looked after properly.
Another factor to note is the scooter has a "lean to steer" mechanism. This means that kids lean to go left and right rather than using the handlebar to turn direction.
The Maxi Micro sounds and looks good so let’s look at some of these features in detail.
Can you fold the maxi micro scooter?
There are six versions of the maxi micro scooter. You can only fold the deluxe foldable Maxi Micro and the Deluxe Pro versions. However you can remove the stem from the base of all the other scooters for easy storage and transporation. Read more about the different versions of the scooters below:
The Six Versions of the Maxi Micro Scooter:
Classic Maxi Micro
The classic version doesn't have a foldable handlebar. This is because the when the scooter was first designed, they decided against a folding mechanism to make it as lightweight as possible. A folding mechanism adds weight to the scooter so it wasn't included in the original classic design. A lighter scooter is easier for young children to control. They can lift it up and down kerbs and steps while scooting. It’s also easy to carry a lighter scooter when you need to. For example, you may be in a busy street or park. Or a young child may be fed up of scooting and parents may have to carry the scooter. However, the handle bar stem can easily be released from the base by pushing in a push button when you want to collapse the scooter.
Deluxe Maxi Micro
The deluxe model isn’t foldable but like the classic, you can remove the stem from the base for storage and transportation. The deluxe also features an anodized stem which protects against wear and tear. A unique, moulded footplate improves grip and allows an increased weight-limit for riders, meaning that as your child grows, the Maxi Micro will grow with them.
Deluxe Foldable Maxi Micro
The really good news is that now micro have designed and built a foldable version of the scooter which is the maxi micro deluxe foldable version. With their advanced design team and engineering it's still super lightweight at 2.5kg but it is slightly more expensive than the maxi micro classic.
The foldable feature is useful. It makes it easy to carry. You can easily store it in lots more places such as under the stairs or in a cupboard or transport it in the boot of a car.
And as an added bonus, the foldable deluxe scooter features LED lights on the wheels.
Eco Deluxe Maxi Micro
New In - now you can pick up the Eco deluxe Maxi Micro. The deck is recycled and made from discared fishing nets, so buying one helps clean up plastic pollution in the seas without sending it to landfill. Unfortunately this Eco doesn't fold, but you can take the stem out of the base.
Deluxe LED Maxi Micro
This version has all the features of the deluxe scooter plus flashing LED lights so the rider will stand out from the crowd! Great for dark winter afternoons and evenings.
Deluxe Pro Maxi Micro
The new pro version has chopper style handlebars which makes the pro easy to control. It also features fattie wheels. These wide wheels not only look cool, they give extra stability for the rider.
My son has this scooter. Read our review of the Maxi Micro Deluxe Pro.
How Do You Adjust the Handlebar on the Maxi Micro?
Quick Release Clamp
It's super easy to adjust the handlebar of the maxi micro scooters thanks to a quick release clamp. You release the clamp, adjust the handlebar to the desired height and then replace the clamp to secure it in place.
Huge Height Adjustment
The handlebar adjusts from 67cm to 92cm on the maxi micro deluxe and classic versions, so you can make sure it’s the perfect height for your child.The handlebar is so easy to adjust that you can easily adjust it in between riders if more than one kid of a different size wants to have a go. No tools are required.
How Do You Steer the Maxi Micro Scooter?
Like the mini micro, you lean to steer the maxi micro. Kids have to lean to the left to go left and lean to the right to go right. This is easy to pick up, especially if they've never used a scooter before. However, it can be more difficult for children who are used to steering with the handlebars.
Maxi Micro Wheels
What is the Weight Limit on the Maxi Micro?
The maxi micro has a weight limit of 7 stone 12 pounds or 50kg. This should accomodate most kids within the 5 to 12 year age range.
What About the Footplate?
One of the major selling points of the Maxi Micro scooters are that they are designed to last. If you are worried about too much stuff ending up in the landfill, then this scooter can relieve these fears. And of course, there is the eco version with a deck made from recycled material.
As already mentioned each important scooter part can be repaired or replaced. Therefore there is no reason why this scooter can't be passed down to siblings, cousins or friends. It also has a fantastic resale value. So once you have finished with this scooter why not sell it second hand? You can recoup some of the initial outlay making the original price of the scooter a lot less.
Are there Alternatives to the Maxi Micro?
The maxi micro is expensive so people often ask if there are any alternative 3 wheel scooters for older children. And the answer is yes there are. However, they do compromise on some of the features the Maxi Micro offers. This doesn't mean they are no good. Some of the features of the Maxi Micro may not be important to you so it may make sense to go for an alternative.
Some of the alternatives include the Globber Master, Globber Ultimum and 3 Style Scooters. You can read about these alternatives on the 3 wheel scooters for older children page.
Maxi Micro Classic vs Maxi Micro Deluxe
Maxi Micro Classic Features
Maxi Micro Deluxe Features
Maxi Micro Deluxe LED Foldable Features
Can an 11 or 12 year Old Use the Maxi Micro?
The maximum age recommendation for the maxi micro is 12 years. However, the age recommendation, is really just that, a recommendation. To see if it is suitable for older children you really need to look at the maximum height and maximum weight limits. The maximum height recommendation is 152cm (5 foot). The maximum weight recommendation is 50kg (7 stone 2lbs) on the Maxi Micro classic. Therefore if your 11 or 12 year old child comes in the maximum height and weight recommendations they will be okay to use the scooter. However, they may not have much growing room on the scooter and it may not last them for long.
Can a 2, 3 or 4 Year Old Use the Maxi Micro?
The age recommendation for this scooter is from aged 5. However, younger children do use this scooter. In order to determine if the scooter could be used for a young child you need to look at the height of your child.
Ideally scooters should have handlebars which come up to around hip to waist height. If the handlebar is higher than waist height, it makes the scooter more difficult to control. If you imagine riding a scooter with a handlebar up to your chest, you can imagine how difficult this would be for a child.
The lowest handlebar setting is 69cm on the Maxi Micro, so you can measure how high this would be on your child. I would think this would be too high for most 2 and 3 year olds, but it might be okay for a tall 4 year old. 2 and 3 year olds would be better on the mini micro. The highest handlebar setting on the mini micro deluxe is 67cm. The Mini Micro Deluxe is designed for children 80-110cm tall so this will probably suit children within the 2 to 4 year old age range better.
The mini micro scooter is also lighter so easier for younger and smaller children to control.
How Much Does the Maxi Micro Scooter Weigh?
Are there Different Colours?
Create Your Own Maxi Micro Scooter
If you can't decide on the colour you want, what's really exciting is that you can create your own design. Choose the colour of the scooter's stem, grips, footplate and brake. The make your own scooter also comes with light up wheels so kids can really stand out from the crowd! It takes just a minute or two to do. Get started on the Micro website.
Read More Reviews
These scooters have so many 5 star reviews it really is difficult to go wrong when you purchase one.
You can also watch lots of videos of these scooters in action.
Check one out below.