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Looking for the best scooters around so that you can give your kick-scooter-loving little one a nice present? Well, look no further, because we’ve put together a list of the top 5 right now. All of the scooters on this list deliver durability and safety for your kids, even while offering them an exciting new way of exploring the world around them.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B004ZKYQBA” locale=”US” tag=”allbikingstuff-20″]Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar[/easyazon_link]
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This is a Swiss-engineered tri-wheel scooter designed for children ages 5 to 12 years. All of its components are replaceable and it has strong polyurethane wheels. The handlebar’s height is adjustable and the scooter also uses an intuitive, learn-to-steer handling system.
- Wheels are very smooth and quiet
- Very safe and stable steering as well as braking mechanism
- Superb construction
- Not foldable for easy storage
This is an excellent kick scooter, even if it does seem on the costly side at first (at $130). The beauty of its performance as well as its clear durability justify that cost, though, especially when compared to myriad competitors that do not last half as long as it does. The adjustable height on the handlebar also helps to give it longevity of use, as it can adapt while your child grows.
The all-parts-replaceable design is another boon in case something does get damaged—although it certainly feels tough enough not to require part replacement too often. It’s quiet, smooth, and very stable. Getting all of that for $130 isn’t a bad bargain.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000FKALU4″ locale=”US” tag=”allbikingstuff-20″]Razor A3 Kick Scooter[/easyazon_link]
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This scooter is made of aircraft-grade aluminum for durability and also bears a springless shock-absorbing system for superior smoothness. Urethane wheels and high-speed bearings give it added strength to stand up to rough handling from 5-year-olds and older. It can support a maximum of 143 lbs. and has a rear-fender brake as well as a folding design.
- Big wheels help with shock absorption
- Good, strong build
- Folds up for easy storage
- Can be a bit hard to fold up sometimes
- Still a bit jarring to ride on bumpy/brick road
This is a good scooter if you want to stay around the $50 mark, and it also has bigger wheels than one usually gets at this price point. They help a bit with shock absorption, as does the springless suspension. Don’t expect this to be a totally smooth ride, though: it still does suffer when on uneven ground. That said, it rides nicely on most smooth roads, is easy to steer, and if not exactly easy to fold up is at least foldable when you need to tuck it into a small corner.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00B5FQIOG” locale=”US” tag=”allbikingstuff-20″]Razor Spark 2.0 Scooter[/easyazon_link]
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Fabricated out of aircraft-grade aluminum, this scooter sports Razor’s rear fender brake and typical foldable design. The handlebar is also adjustable. It gets its name from a foot-controlled sparking mechanism as well as the light-up urethane wheels and running lights along the deck.
- Interactive in more ways than one
- Highly visible at night due to the lights
- Foldable for easy storage
- Spark pad wears out, so you may need to replace it often
This is the scooter to get if your kid is a bit of a glow-worm. Children who love a bit of sparkle will undoubtedly fall in love with its features, from the light-up wheels to the deck lights to—of course—the flint-produced sparks that shoot from its rear. It handles well, much like the Razor A3 preceding it in this list, in fact. The real attractions here are the lights and sparks, though. Just keep in mind that the $80 you pay for it may go up over time due to having to buy replacement spark pads; they wear out, and you’ll need to buy more once the one that your scooter comes with has worn down to a nub.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00F6DYQV0″ locale=”US” tag=”allbikingstuff-20″]Fuzion Z300 Pro Scooter[/easyazon_link]
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The Z300 has Fuzion’s Dog Bone-style deck, giving it lightness and durability in one package. It also has an internally reinforced neck tube, a lightweight steel fork, and 110mm PU wheels with aluminum cores. The frame, too, is of aluminum and weighs a mere 7.9 lbs. despite being capable of supporting 220 lbs.
- Excellent build and design
- Very strong but lightweight
- Great for progressing riders who want to try doing tricks on it
- Not the best choice if your kids are really easygoing riders or younger than 8 years old
This is a “pro” scooter, which means that while it can definitely be used by beginners, the ones who get the most use out of it are the more skilled and adventurous users. It’s very sturdy, so you know it should be able to take a beating, and is also relatively light given the robustness of its build. It’s overall a great buy if your child is the type to take things to the next level as he ages—but it may not be a worthwhile purchase otherwise, considering it costs around $110 and you can get less-trick-ready-but-otherwise-also-good scooters for half that price.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0068ZGF6E” locale=”US” tag=”allbikingstuff-20″]Micro Mini 3-in-1 Kick Scooter[/easyazon_link]
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Designed for use by children ages 1 to 5, it comes with an adjustable seat and O-bar accessory for toddlers. A T-bar handle is also included for children ages 3 years and above. The bundled seat is also height-adjustable.
- Quality construction
- Removable seat gives it good adaptability, especially for those with children not far from each other in age
- Smooth steering
- Only has 2 height options for the seat
This is a $115 scooter with really nice build quality—despite being plastic, you get the feeling that it’s going to last quite a while, which means those with very young kids will probably get a lot of use from it. It’s quite secure provided your kid sits where he should on the removable seat, and is easy enough to use even for one-year-olds. Overall, it’s a great buy if your child is still too small to use the taller scooters.
Several of the scooters here are obviously the best in their respective age ranges—the Micro Mini 3-in-1 for toddlers, for instance, and Fusion Z300 for adventurous 8-year-olds and older. But for general purposes and when buying for a child 5 years old or above, the Micro Maxi and Razor Spark 2.0 may be the best buys. The former offers superior steering and glide while the latter offers a bit of dazzle. Either one will be sure to delight your kid.