3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children
Maxi Micro Scooter (cLASSIC vERSion)
This scooter is expensive but you get a durable scooter which is designed to last. They have a good resale value on sites like ebay too.
The scooter has modular parts which are all replaceable so it should in theory last forever. It definitely can be passed onto siblings.
It's aimed for kids aged 5 to 12 but younger and older kids have used this scooter too (some as young as 4, some as old as 12). In reality, it's best to ignore the recommended age and go for look for the height of the handlebar.
It features a height adjustable handlebar with height ranges from 67cm to 93cm. The handlebar has a quick release clamp so you can easily set it at any point in this height range. This means it will be the perfect height for your child when they are using it and as they grow.
The wheels are 120mm wheels at the front and a 80mm wheel at the back. They are made of high quality PU and offer a really smooth, quick ride along the pavements.
It doesn't fold but you can take the handlebar out of the base for storage or for travel.
It features a lean to steer mechanism, so you lean to turn left or right. This is great for "surfing the sidewalks".
It's slightly heavier than the mini micro but still super lightweight at just 5.5 pounds or 2.5kg.
The weight limit on the maxi micro is 50kg.
It's on the more expensive side (about £114) but you a really paying for the high quality parts which are durable, strong and will last. It can be passed onto siblings and you may never need to buy another kick scooter. It offers a very quiet and smooth ride, there won't be any rattling parts on a maxi micro scooter.
Best for - This is a great scooter for all age ranges. It's low handlebar setting will accomodate younger, smaller children and the highest handlebar height many tall children. It is lightweight and built to last so very difficult to go wrong. You won't need to buy another 3 wheel scooter for your child.
Not Ideal for - those on a tight budget or those looking for a foldable scooter.
Maxi Micro (Deluxe version)
There is no a deluxe version of the maxi micro that has all the features of the classic version (as above) but a few more too.
The first change is that it's foldable. This makes it easier to carry and store. You can now fit it into a boot, under the stairs, or in a school locker.
The handlebar is made out of anodised aluminium which means that it's less likely to corrode. The classic's handlebar is made of aluminium.
The footplate has a raised, branded grip which not only gives extra stability but makes sure you have a genuine Micro scooter
It is more expensive, but if you have the extra budget being foldable can be a valuable extra feature.
The age recommendation is 5 to 12 as long as they don't exceed the weight limit first which is 50kg.
The handlebar adjusts from 72.5cm to 86.5cm which obviously isn't as big a range as on the maxi micro, which may affect your decision of which scooter to buy. It has 3 different height adjustments in this range. This again is slightly different from the maxi micro as the maxi can be adjusted to any point in the height adjustment range.
The scooter is foldable.
The scooter weighs 3.3kg which isn't as lightweight as the maxi micro but still very light.
The rear wheel is 100mm x 48mm and the front wheels are 125mm x 28mm. The high rebound PU wheels offer a really smooth ride.
The steering is lean to steer.
The price is just under £40 so a lot cheaper than the maxi micro. However, it may not last as long as they heighest handlebar height is quite a few centimeters lower on this scooter. So if you're buying for an older, taller child, the maxi micro might be a better choice.
Ideal for - Great for 7, 8 and 9 year olds. The handlebar setting should come up around waist height on those children.
Not ideal for - very young or small children or very tall, older children. Tall, older children should go for the maxi micro with a handlebar height which extends to 93cm.
I Scoot Pro V2
This iscoot pro v2 is very similar to the iscoot blaze above but it the lowest handlebar setting is 69cm compared to 72.5cm on the iscoot blaze. Therefore, it's a better iscoot option for a younger or smaller child.
The Iscoot is another 3 wheel scooter designed for kids aged 3 and older.
I actually bought this for a friend's son who was age 6 at the time and wouldn't go on 2 wheel scooters.
The reports back were that he loved it and used it a lot.
The scooter has a folding mechanism that is great for storing, carrying and transporting a scooter in the car.
Height Adjustable Handlebar
It has a height adjustable handlebar so will grow with your child. The handlebar adjusts from 69cm to 84cm.
The wheel size is 120mm. This makes the scooter great for cruising as larger wheels tend to go over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily giving a smoother and faster ride. The wheels are made of PU material and they have ABEC 5 bearings.
The scooter weighs approximately 4kg so is quite a bit heavier than the maxi micro and iscoot blaze.
The scooter costs just under £45
On paper, this scooter looks good and it does have some very good reviews on amazon. However, the reviews aren't as consistently good as for the micro maxi but it's over half the price cheaper. The maxi micro scooter is also more lightweight which can make it easier to control and go a bit more quickly too.
Best For: Younger or smaller children who need a handlebar on a low height setting.
Not Ideal for - those who are looking for a lightweight scooter that's easy to carry. At 4kg it's the heaviest scooter featured. Also tall children will want a scooter with a higher handlebar setting.
fascal 3 wheel scooter
The 130mm front wheels do offer a ride power drive from the front. The rear wheel measures 85mm. Bigger wheels mean less kicks to get you speed up. The big wheels also mean a very stable ride. The wheels are PU so offer a smooth ride too.
The maximum weight is 75kg (11 stone 8 pounds) which will cover most kids in this age group.
It weighs 4kg, so isn't the lightest scooter. However, 4kg isn't too heavy to carry when needed for a short period.
3 sTyle Scooters
The age recommendation for 3 style scooter is recommended for the age of 5 to 10 years old. However, the lowest handlebar setting is 58cm so much younger kids should have no problem using this scooter.
The handlebar is adjustable from 58cm to 85cm. However, there are only two adjustable height settings in this range, whereas with a scooter like the maxi micro you can adjust it to any point within the height range stated.
The scooter is foldable.
The weight limit is 50kg
The scooter weight approximately 3.23kg.
The scooter costs just under £50
Best for - best for young and small children as they lowest handlebar height is 58cm.
Not Ideal For - not ideal for people who want a scooter which can be height adjusted to any height.
Micro Compact kickboard scooter
The Micro compact kickboard scooter is designed for kids from aged 10 to adult. The maximum rider weight is 100kg.
2 in 1 Scooter
It can be used with either a joystick or a t-bar. The traditional t-bar handle for is great unbeatable control. And the unique joystick handle is for 'surf' like scooting. Lean in the direction of travel for turning.
Handlebar, Deck and Wheels
The scooter has an adjustable handlebar (71cm-100cm). The strong fibreglass deck absorbs shock from bumps and lumps on the road providing a smooth ride. The 120mm PU wheels and high quailty ABEC 5 bearings also add to the smooth and comfortable ride.
Like all micro scooters, the key parts can be easily repaired or replaced leading to a scooter which can last a lifetime.