2-wheeled or 3-wheeled? Tips for choosing an Adult Scooter

May 1, 2015 11:52:00 AM Jamie R.

2v3_blog.pngScooting is no longer a childhood past time. Micro Kickboard has scooters for ages 1-100, and we encourage adults to scoot, as it's great exercise, a convenient mode of transportation, and perfect for being included on a child's scooting adventures. However, choosing a scooter can be hard! Here are some tips to help you decide between a 2-wheeled traditional adult scooter, or a 3-wheeled kickboard style adult scooter.

#1: The 3-wheeled "Kickboard" route:

Going with a 3-wheeler, affectionately known here as a "kickboard", will offer you the greatest stability and ease of ride. If you can imagine, a 3-wheeled kickboard can stand on it's own without the aid of a kickstand; conversely, a scooter (2-wheeled) cannot. It is very easy to "stay aboard" a kickboard and the lean-to-steer steering is a fun alternative from the traditional scooter! This being said, our kickboards are heavier and bulkier than their 2-wheeled counterparts; they will take up more space under one's arm when folded down than our slimmer, smaller 2-wheelers. Also, due to the kickboards 3-wheel design, riders cannot make as sharp of turns on a kickboard as they can on a scooter.

Teen and adult scooters

Overall, the main "trade off " here is stability and ease of ride versus portability of the scooter itself.

If a 3-wheeled sounds like your cup of tea, we recommend the Kickboard Original.


#2: The 2-wheeled "Scooter" route:

Going with a 2-wheeler, known here as a "scooter", will offer you the most portability and convenience. Our 2-wheelers are much lighter and smaller than their 3-wheeled counterparts. As hinted upon earlier, our 2-wheelers require more rider-balance; this comes with the benefit of being able to make sharper, more "athletic" turns and an increase in overall manueverability. When folded up, a scooter will take up about half as much space as a kickboard and generally weight about 40% less.

 teen and adult scooters

If your scooting plans include cruising through the neighborhood or on the way to school to keep up with the kiddos, we recommend a 2-wheeled ride.

Should you go the 2-wheeled route, we highly recommend the Micro Black or Micro White. For commuting, taller adults, or simply a more robust scooter, check out our latest adult model, the Suspension.



If you are worried about ordering a product and having it not be a "good fit," we do have a return policy:

Customers are free to return any of our products within the first (30) days of ownership, provided the merchandise has not be used outside and it's wheels do not show any outdoor wear. We recommend trying our product indoors first - this allows you to ride the product without voiding a return.
Note, during the holiday season, Micro Kickboard is offering free returns on all new, unused items for orders placed from November 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.