JD BUg junior Scooter Street vs jd bug original Street Scooter
Recommended Age Range
The original is recommended for age 8 plus, although some children as young as 5 or 6 may be okay with this.
It’s often not a good idea to go on age recommendations. The size and height of the child is much more important when determining the best scooter. So a tall 7 year old will be much better suited to the original scooter as they will grow out of the junior street scooter much more quickly.
A smaller footplate is a lot easier for a younger ride to control. If you can imagine riding a scooter with a deck with a long space at the end you can imagine what it’s like for a small child to ride a scooter with a too big footplate. A lot more difficult. So if you are buying for a small child the junior is probably the best choice.
The deck on both scooters is made from aircraft graded aluminum which is both a durable, strong but lightweight material.
As you can see both scooters do have a lot of growing room. Obviously the original will be the better choice for a taller child as it not only has 10 more cm on it’s handlebar, they will have a bigger footplate on the scooter.
Weight of the scooter
The lighter the scooter the easier it is for younger and smaller children to control. 4 year olds are definitely going to find it more easier to control the JD Bug junior. And younger children are much more likely to ask parents to carry their scooter. A lighter scooter is much easier to carry too.
weight of the rider
It is common for scooters for younger children to have slightly larger wheels. The larger wheels gives them a bit more stability and control.
Most standard size scooters will have 100mm wheels.
The wheels both have ABEC 5 bearings and offer a really smooth ride.
Accessories – the JD bug original comes with a carry strap which is super useful if kids have to transport it.
Foam Grips – the foam grips on both scooter are nice and soft which is perfect for children to offer comfort when they are riding.
Brake – both scooters have a rear brake.
Colours – both scooters come in different colours including silver, matt black, sky blue, red glow pearl, pastel pink, reflex blue, and purple matt.