Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite Scooter - A Comparison
Razor and Micro scooters are both popular manufacturers of scooter. This article compares the features and specifications of the Razor S Sport scooter with the Micro Sprite.
The primary consideration many people have is price. The Razor S sport scooter is cheaper than the Micro sprite. Is the more expensive Micro Sprite better or will spending less on the Razor be sufficient?
Comparison at a glance
|Feature||Razor S Sport Scooter||Micro Sprite Scooter|
|Age Recommendation||6 plus||5 to 12|
|Price||Check price on amazon||Check price on amazon
Check Price on Micro Scooters
|Handlebar Height||83cm||64cm to 93cm|
|Wheels||98mm urethane wheels||87a urethane wheel
(120m front wheel and 100mm rear wheel)
|Bearings||ABEC 5||ABEC 5|
|Weight of scooter||2.76kg||2.7kg|
|Max rider weight||100kg||100kg|
|Brake||Rear foot brake||Rear foot brake|
Razor S Sports Scooter
If you're looking for a well built and solid kick scooter at an affordable price for a child aged 6 plus, then the Razor S sports scooter could be the best choice depending on the features you require.
Easy to fold - it's quick and easy to fold the scooter. Razor makes a selling point out of the fact that it can be easily folded down to fit in a bag. It's extremely portable.
Lightweight - the fact that the scooter is so lightweight which adds to its portability. It only weighs 2.76kg.
Handlebar - the handlebar measures 83cm. Ideally, the handlebar height on a scooter should be between hip and waist height. 83cm is probably a good height for most 6, 7 and 8 year olds. However, the handlebar isn't height adjustable which means that the Razor will have a shorter life span than the Micro Sprite which has an adjustable handlebar.
Wheels - the wheels are 98mm and made of urethane which is a good material for scooter wheels.
Frame - the frame and deck are made of aluminum which is a strong yet lightweight material
Longevity - the Razor S sport is built to be durable and sturdy. It is a good scooter that should withstand the abuse kids put it through as long as it is used for its recommended use (which is a kick scooter rather than a stunt scooter).
However, the lack of an adjustable handlebar might be a negative for some people. Other scooters with height adjustable handlebars accommodate children of different heights so last longer. Older kids get to a point where the handlebar will be too short for them to use.
Verdict - This scooter gives great bank for your buck. It's a good buy for the 6 to 10 year age group.
Micro Sprite Scooter (Classic Version)
The Micro Sprite scooter (classic version) is a quality build that has been designed to last. This scooter can accommodate kids from age 5 to 12 and is recommended for children between 110cm and 152cm. The scooter requires a bigger outlay but if looked after it can last years. Therefore, even though it's more expensive, it could save you money in the long run.
Easy to fold - Like the Razor scooter, the Micro is quick and easy to fold.
Weight - It weighs the same as the Razor at 2.7kg, so is light for smaller kids to carry and manoeuvre. They will have no problems carrying either scooter up a few steps or up and down kerbs.
Handlebar - The major advantage that the Sprite has over the Razor is that the handlebar is height adjustable. The telescopic handlebar can be adjusted at any point between 64cm to 93cm, so you can find the perfect height for your child. It also allows the Micro Sprite to accommodate a much wider age range. It states from 5 to 12 but actually, the highest handlebar height will allow many teens and some adults to hop on and have a go as long as they are under the weight limit of 100kg. Having said this, I wouldn't recommend the Sprite as an adult scooter - they may have to stoop over, especially if they're tall!
Wheels - the Micro Sprite has ABEC bearings and two 87A polyurethane wheels, which means the wheels are durable, solid and give a smooth, comfortable ride. The wheels are 120mm so slightly bigger than the wheels on the Razor. This is better as they will last longer (they won't wear down as fast). Bigger wheels also give a smoother ride over cracks and bumps in the pavement.
Designed to last - Another huge advantage of the Sprite is that it has been engineered and designed to last. Each key part is easily be repaired or replaced. Therefore, the scooter should last a lifetime. It can be passed down to friends or siblings or be resold secondhand once finished with.
This makes the scooter more eco friendly than other scooters which are likely to end up in the landfill when wheels or other parts need replacing.
Kickstand - the scooter has a kickstand so you can stand it up wherever you want to. Stand it up when you visit friend's or go to the park. A kickstand can also help prevent scratching the paintwork as you won't be leaning it against walls.
Verdict - the Micro Sprite scooter is an excellent choice for children of all ages. It’s foldable, lightweight and has an adjustable handlebar that can be set at the perfect height. It gives a smooth, comfortable ride. It will set you back a bit but it’s can last for years if looked after. What’s not to like?
Razor or the Sprite - which to get?
If budget is a big consideration, the Razor may be the only option. And you get a lot for your money. A sturdy, well designed scooter that is strong but lightweight and able to stand up to the abuse that kids often put things through. However, if money is no object or you can afford to splurge out a little, the Sprite is an excellent choice. It’s difficult to go wrong with a Micro scooter as one thing you can be sure of is a quality build (there’ll be no rattling with their scooters). The Sprite can last a childhood and potentially longer if taken care of properly.