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Kids Scooters - Two wheels or Three?

Updated on April 12, 2012

Looking for a new scooter?

Three wheeled scooters are all the rage right now and they are a great way to help your kids learn balance and co-ordination. Micro scooters have dominated the market in recent years but are there any alternatives out there that can provide a good alternative? And did you know that Micro also make a fab range of 2 wheeled scooters that can give some of the top names like Slamm and Madd a run for their money. So whether you are looking for a new 2 or 3 wheeled scooter we hope this information can help you to make the right choice.

Micro Scooters

Micro Mobility Systems manufacture the Micro scooter and these are now shipped worldwide. It’s a Swiss made scooter and quality is top of the agenda. Their 2 wheeled scooter range mostly come with an ‘easy fold’ mechanism meaning you can store them easily and transport them without hassle. They use Abec 5 bearings for a smooth ride and PU wheels on most of their range. Suitable from 5 years upwards the 2 wheeled Micro scooters all have a max weight of around 15.5 stones.

The Micro Scooter Two Wheel Range

If you are looking for something 2 wheeled from Micro scooters to take to the skate park for tricks and stunts then I would recommend the Micro Bullet Street Pro. The ride has been designed in conjunction with the Micro Extreme team, a group of professional riders who know what makes a great stunt scooter. With extra wide handle bars you also get a double clamped steering tube giving you the confidence you need when pulling tricks. With the new reinforced lockable block and new Bullet Street Pro X-Treme Brake you will be learning new stunts everyday on this scooter. If it’s a more basic model you are looking for the Micro Sprite Scooter is a great start for those just moving to 2 wheels. This scooter is really light weight and great value for money.

The Iscoot Mini Micro Scooter

So if you are seeking an alternative to the 3 wheeled Mini Micro what are the other options out there? Iscoot is my top choice. This scooter has 3 key advantages, it's cheaper, you can fold it in half and you can also change the height of the handle bars, something the Mini Micro Scooter does not have. As a result the Iscoot Mini Micro proves a great choice for those on a budget. It comes in Pink and Black and has coordinated handle bar grips.

Other Three Wheeled Scooters

Another choice is the Mookie 3 wheeled scooter. This is even less money than the Iscoot and looks much more like the Mini Micro but is less sturdy. Perhaps this would be a good buy if you were unsure if your child will enjoy scooting and want to test the theory before spending too much money. Finally Ozbozz make a scooter called ‘My First Scooter’ which is actually suitable from 2 years upwards. This is in truth a 4 wheeled scooter but the 2 back wheels are much smaller than the front wheels and closer together so that they don’t get in the way when pushing off.

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      ClaireHaley 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks for you feedback but hey there are plenty of teens and adults out there in to scooting too. The Micro Flex Air is a great scooter for commuting to work as it has inflatible tyres. Or Madd and Slamm are great if you are looking for stunt scooters. Check out our other Hubs on scooters :)

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      kd4rvb 6 years ago from Titusville, FL

      This is interesting information about these scooters, to bad my son is grown up now, I could get him a new one. He would have killed for a three wheeler back in the day.