2-wheeled or 3-wheeled? Tips for choosing an Adult Scooter
May 1, 2015 11:52:00 AM Jamie R.
Scooting 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.
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.
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.
If you are worried about ordering a product and having it not be a "good fit," we do have a return policy: